Alissa is a recent college graduate from Kansas. Thanks to Bloglovin‘, I found her site a few months back. I enjoy the way she incorporates some of the latest trends in her OOTD posts without losing her sense of personal style. It’s a genius, stylish mix! She has a witty sense of humor and knack for making you cry laughing while reading her posts! Always wearing the pretties baubles and cutest heels, Alissa is indeed living the “Adored Life“. Be sure to hop over and check out her blog after you’re done reading her interview. Enjoy!
ABOUT ALISSA & HER STYLE
Where are you from & where do you currently live?
I’m from Wichita, Kansas. I currently reside in Kansas City, Kansas.
How do you define your personal style?
This has always been hard to define for me. I feel like my friends are better able to identify my style before I am!
Name 5 wardrobe staples every woman should own.
– A killer black dress
– A pair of heels that make you feel like Beyonce
– Jeans that give you legs for days
– A bag that makes you feel like a boss
– A good, classic shirt that makes you feel like you run the world
What are your top shopping destinations for…
Clothes: J. Crew, Banana Republic, Forever 21, Zara
Shoes: Nine West, Zara, Nordstrom
Jewelry & Accessories: Hello Cheeseburger for almost all of my accessories lately!
ABOUT THE ADORED LIFE
How long have you been a blogger?
I’ve been blogging for about two years. This includes about six months where I was just writing for myself and had no intention of anyone ever reading it! I look back and cringe on those posts but have to embrace that I was at that spot at one time and move on.
Have you attended any blogging conferences? If yes, what’s the most memorable thing you’ve learned?
I haven’t attended any conferences but I’ve gotten to do a lot of online classes. Since I just recently graduated college I haven’t been able to afford a lot of extra expense for blogging but attending a conference is on my list of wants!
A Few Extras
Who or what inspires you and keeps you motivated?
I think that it’s a mix of the people that I surround myself with and life in general. I have an incredible support system of independent women and supportive men that encourage me to go what I want. I’m also really inspired that I live in 2014 and get the chance to start my own career, even as an entrepreneur at the age of 23 and that is perfectly acceptable. Sometimes that means that you have to juggle three different jobs and lose some sleep but I am so lucky that I get to chase not only one of my passions, but three!
Who are some of your style inspirations?
I really love Olivia Palermo and her everyday style. She never looks overdone but always polished and chic. I am also very inspired by TV shows such as House of Cards and Mad Men. The costume design is just incredible. It’s not always my aesthetic but I appreciate the beauty of every outfit. Claire from House of Cards has a sleek, powerful but subtly sexual wardrobe and I love it.
Any advice for someone who wants to start a style blog?
If I could say one thing, it would be to blog for yourself. Don’t blog because you want attention, money or companies to work with you. If you don’t find out who you are, what your voice is and do it for yourself you will lose who you are and every bit of criticism will destroy you. Take the time to be confident in who you are and your voice. Don’t do it for anyone or anything else other than you.
How can we keep in contact with you?