Hey, hey! 🙂 Today I’m introducing you to another featured blogger for the #summerwithnic series! While I’ve never met this blogger in person, I can assure that Alison of Get Your Pretty On is one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve worked with and met via-internet. Her kindspirit and great style come across in all her posts, and I’m sure you’ll get the same vibes when reading her interview. Enjoy! 🙂
ABOUT ALISON + HER STYLE
Where are you from and what’s your occupation?
I’m a mom of three and former actress/print model turned virtual stylist/blogger. I live in a suburb of Dallas, TX with my hubby, our three kiddos and our golden retriever.
How do you define your personal style?
My basic everyday style is casual chic with some fun and trendy touches.
What are your 5 must have wardrobe items for the summer?
Maxi dress, maxi dress, maxi dress, maxi dress, maxi dress. No, just kidding! Although I could live in them.
– Maxi Dresses
– Metallic Sandals
– Bright Tees and Tanks
Name 5 must have wardrobe staples every woman should own?
– A great pair of riding boots
– A fabulous trench coat
– A pair of dark wash skinny jeans that fit like a glove
– A well-made handbag
– Lots of scarves
ABOUT GET YOUR PRETTY ON (GYPO)
How long have you been a blogger?
I started GYPO in September of 2012.
What inspired you to start GYPO?
After falling into a mom rut of wearing only yoga pants all day, every day, I was inspired to do something about my wardrobe. GYPO gave me the accountability that I needed to get dressed every day and feel pretty again!
Where do you see GYPO in 5 years?
GYPO is constantly evolving. I see my virtual styling programs getting bigger and better each time. In five years, I’d love to be the go-to source for everyday virtual styling.
What’s the best and toughest thing about being a blogger?
The best thing is the creativity, friendships and flexibility in my schedule. The toughest is having all of the responsibility on me to make everything happen!
What makes you happy & what inspires you?
Spending time with my family makes me truly happy, as does dark chocolate, iced green tea and a glass of pinot grigio on the patio. I’m truly inspired by the women in my style challenge programs. They are amazingly supportive and encouraging and not afraid to step out of their comfort zones.
What are 3 things you do daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
– Drink water
– Work out
As a wife, mother, and entrepreneur, how do you find balance in your everyday life?
I have to MAKE balance, it doesn’t happen. When work is over, it’s over. Some days that means forcing myself to close my laptop so I can be present for my family.
Any advice for someone who’s trying to find their passion and purpose in life?
If you’re working in a job that doesn’t excite you, you owe it to yourself to discover what does. A good way to do this is by doing what you love on the side for awhile. I blogged part-time until I was able to transition into it full time.
HOW CAN WE KEEP UP AND CONTACT WITH YOU?
Alison @ Get Your Pretty On says
Thanks so much for the amazing feature! It’s an honor to be able to do this interview with you. Your positivity is contagious!
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Aw, thank you so much Alison. You’re the sweetest…xo!
Agreed, Allison is one of my faves too with awesome style! Wonderful interview!
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🙂 Thanks, Robin. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Alison is pretty awesome!
LOVE this, and Alison, she really is as great as she sounds!
I love Allison’s style…top notch and she seems like such an approachable blogger. That orange and blue dress is to die for!
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Loved this interview as I very much love, read and adore Alison as a person and her wonderful chic casual style. She has lots of beautiful Maxi Dresses, Scarves, Metallic Sandals and Shorts (just like she expressed that she loves them). Her blog is a great source of inspiration for both Life and Style. Great Interview, Whitney. Love it. =)
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Osy StyleDiaryByOsy says
I enjoyed reading this and I learnt from Allison too. Beautiful words and style.
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Thank you! Alison is great! 🙂