Maxi dress, H&M | Denim vest, ESPRIT | Lace vest and sunglasses, FOREVER 21 | Booties, ALDO

Photos by the amazing Hannah Reyes

When you see a mound of junk collected in a sketchy area – say the back of an archaic, deserted-looking building – your reaction probably shouldn’t include jumping for joy, running to the area and playing with the seemingly dirty things you find.  But when you’re in UP and set to find that perfect location to shoot, well, trash becomes treasure and dumpsters become sets.

Oh, btw. I’m doing a huge-ass giveaway next month!!! For the whole month of June I’ll be giving away prizes EVERY DAY. And maybe even weekly too. And a shopping spree as my grand prize? I’m so excited! So, let me just announce a few of my sponsors for the giveaway. Well, first off, there’s OXYGEN. Then there’s  BENCH. Then there’s also ZALORA. and then there’s…

That’s for next time folks. If you want updates on my giveaway, I’ll start announcing soon. Don’t forget to like my new page: and follow me on Twitter @alyssalapid for updates. Just so you guys know what you’ll be winning, of course. More partner brand announcements soon. Stay tuned. #AlyssaLovesYou