the girl behind the blog
To add variety, I have decided to start creating content focused on other miscellaneous topics in fashion, in addition to my usual personal-style posts. If you have any ideas or requests for topics you would like covered, I welcome suggestions!
For my first post, I thought it would be nifty to post a more detailed q&a so that you could get to know the girl behind the blog a little better (hence the title). Below are some basic questions & my honest answers about both me & my blog. Of course, if you want to know anything else, leave a comment below letting me know.
Q: What’s the story behind the title?
A: Well first off, my name is Alexz. Alexis to be exact, but my parents started calling me
Alexz pretty much as soon as I was born, so that’s the name I really identify with. The
Wonderland part of my title, and the Alice in Wonderland reference in general, is a result of
a serious personal obsession with everything having to do with that novel (and the
Jefferson Airplane song & the Disney movie).
Q: Where do you get the titles for your posts from?
A: All of my personal-style posts are named with lyrics from songs that I love because next
to fashion, music is my primary passion. I usually choose a song, or lyrics from a song that I love, that is in some way reminiscent of the outfit featured in the post because of the color, pattern, and/or setting.
Q: How would you describe your personal-style?
A: My personal style varies quite a bit, depending on the day. While I adore mid-length a-line skirts, collared blouses, and chunky oxford heels reminiscent of the 1940’s, I also love mod 1960’s accessories and grungy 90’s band t’s. While my style tends to be on the feminine side the majority of the time, it has no bounds. Fashion is a form of expression, and the different era’s & their corresponding trends each communicate something different. I like to mix & match era’s & pieces depending on what I feel like wearing in that moment, and that’s the beauty of fashion.
Q: What are some of your favorite trends?
A: I don’t necessarily follow “trends,” but there are definitely certain things that I’m drawn to. First of all, I love prints, particularly feminine florals. However, stripes, paisley, and other funky prints attract me as well. I’m also really drawn to blouses & dresses that are adorned with a collar, especially whimsical peter-pan collars, and that are made from sheer fabrics. Finally, I’m drawn to midi skirts & dresses, which have a modest, retro, and feminine vibe, and look great on petite figures like mine when paired with a simple pair of pumps.
Q: Where are some of the places you shop?
A: I am a HUGE fan of ModCloth & would flip my lid if I was ever given the opportunity to
work with/for them. They have such adorable pieces in an array of bright colors & funky
prints, which I regularly fawn over. I also find a lot of great pieces at Nasty Gal, Dahlia,
TopShop, Urban Outfitters, ZARA, Anthropologie, Free People, and ASOS. I occasionally
make online purchases from Spell & the Gypsy Collective as well, an Australian brand that makes gorgeous bohemian pieces.
Q: Who are your favorite bloggers to follow?
A: My favorite blogger is Kacie Cone, formerly known as Shy Girl Loud Voice. I’ve been
following her for years & she’s the one that really inspired me to start blogging my own
fashion exploits. I also love: Mox and Socks (who I am currently working on a guest-post for!); Minnie Muse; A Clothes Horse; Steffy’s Pros and Cons; Harriet Pattison; and last but certainly not least, Deer Circus. They are all lovely ladies, so please be sure to check out their blogs when you have a chance!
That’s it for now! If you have any more questions, personal or blog related, head over to my contact page & drop me a line. Thanks for reading!
Photo by Luis Cubas