Guys, I want you to meet a friend of mine: Alissa. I met Alissa a few weeks ago at the KC Blogger Brunch and I totally fell in love with her sass. This girl is a riot and I just know you guys are going to love her and her blog- The Adored Life!
When did you start blogging?
I started two years ago in April.
What inspired you to blog?
It's not exactly glamorous. I was going though an awful semester and I just needed to write. I knew that I needed to be able to look back senior year and see that I can get through anything so I just decided to write. I didn't read ANY other blogs at that time. I didn't even know that blogging was really a thing at that point. It was always just a journal for me to be able to look back at.
What is your go-to place to shop?
Right now it's Forever 21. I especially am loving their spring dresses and hats. Although the sizing can be frustrating I have found some incredibly high-quality pieces that have lasted years. I know that I can get a cute piece and never feel guilty about the price, even with my student worker paychecks. You may not know this, but student workers are not rolling in the dough. Shocking I know.
What is the one piece of clothing you can't live without.
Boyfriend jeans. At least three times a week I am wearing boyfriend jeans and I'm not ashamed of it. They are comfortable, easy and flattering. If I had to wear one type of pant the rest of my life these would be it.
When you're not blogging what is your favorite thing to do?Between school, working and blogging I have kind of lost what other "fun" things there are to do. I do love to pretend I own a bakery and make cookies all weekend long. I also really love working out, well, I love working out so that I can say I workout and love it. I also have an obsession with planning for Andrew and I's next apartment so I love to create mood boards for our new place.
Mostly because I LOVE food, what is your favorite thing to eat?
My favorite thing to eat is food. Like all food. Just give me all of the food minus mushrooms and tomato chunks.
Also, because I'm obsessed with Starbucks, what's your favorite drink?
My go-to is a grande, skinny, iced caramel macchiato.
Where do you see yourself/your blog in 5 years?
In 5 years I want to be working for myself. In exactly what context I am not sure but this entire senior year of college I have had the nagging feeling that within 3 years of working for a corporation I am going to want to leave and be my own boss. I feel like blogging will play an integral part of this, just in what way I don't know yet. Within 5 years Andrew and I also plan on being married and living futher into the heart of Kansas City.
What can you be found doing on a Friday night?
Wait for it... it's pretty LENGD-wait for it and I hope you aren't lactose intolerent-DAIRY. Actually I can be found with Andrew, watching Netflix after dinner at our favorite restaurant in KC. After that there is a rousing 5 second walk to the second room known as my closet in which I play dress up and plan outfits for the weekend + next week. Then, if you can handle that excitement, I try to perfect my chocolate chip cookie recipe and become Lucille Ball with a polka dot apron.
Note: Every Friday night I always think I can dance and every Friday night I remember that just because you are blasting Beyonce doesn't mean you get her dance moves. Then say I will never dance again.
The best place you've traveled to?
I haven't traveled very much but I have never fallen more in love with a city than NYC. I am going back this summer and cannot wait to explore it again.
If you could eat dinner with a celebrity who would it be?
I would love to eat a burger and fries with Rachel Bilson. Mostly because I think that she would actually be willing to eat a normal meal with me and I feel like we would connect. I love the vibe she gives and has transitioned from a teenager to a respected woman in Hollywood which isn't easy to do.
Last book you read?
Sherlock Holmes. I know, it's so not hip but I have a thing for anything related to Sherlock Holmes.
What is YOUR favorite blog?
This may sound ridiculous but I don't actually have a go-to blog. I read lots and lots of blogs everyday but I don't have a favorite. I appreciate certain things about every blog so it's hard to say which one I would say is my favorite.
Who is your fashion icon/inspiration?
This is tough. I really love Rachel Bilson, Amy Poehler from Parks and Rec. They both combine femininity with fun twists and are never too trendy. That and I just love Amy Poehler. I want her to adopt me. Sorry mom.
I hope you guys have enjoyed meeting Alissa, she's a gem!