Hi there! My name is Alyson Andrews and I’m a twenty-something living in Seattle, Washington. I’m a Ballard local (best neighborhood in the city, in my personal opinion) and have lived here in the Pacific Northwest my entire life. There is something about the city, mountains, and water all being within an hour of one another that can’t be beat.

I created Circa 1988 as a fashion-focused lifestyle blog where I share my thoughts on fashion trends and how I wear them, my favorite tried-and-tested beauty products, delicious and healthy recipes, city guides, and so much more.

I’m a first time home owner, mama to a fluffy tyrant ragdoll cat (James P. Sullivan), and a Rosé lover. I love to try new restaurants, get up to the mountains and snowboard, watch Netflix original series’, and explore new cities.

I’d say my style is pretty casual with a few girly elements mixed in. On a typical day, you’ll find me wearing jeans, a tshirt and some Nike or Brooks sneakers. But I’ll balance out the masculine with the feminine by throwing on a sparkly necklace, a cocktail ring, or some red lipstick. I like to pair my leather jackets with dresses, over the knee boots with skirts, and flannels with sequins. Stripes and neutrals take up 85% of my wardrobe, and my biggest splurges are my handbags.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you take a look around and find some inspiration!