Hey guys! Before I get into this post, I just want to explain a little bit first. This is my first time doing a blogger highlight type of post, and I’m so excited! I had so much fun doing this, I want to do one every Friday. I think it’s a great way to get to know our blogging friends! (So email me if you want to collaborate!)
This week’s Blogger Highlight is Alexandria of Winifred Jac! Her style, bright spirit and adventures as a mom truly inspire me, and I love following along on her blog! Check her out:
Instagram – @winifredjacblog
Facebook – Winifred Jac
Bloglovin’ – alexandria waning
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started Winifred Jac a lil’ over a year ago because I wanted to have something that was mine. I am a SAHM and I love it with all my heart, but I felt like I needed my own thing again. I had just stopped dancing and teaching because my daughter started it so that huge part of me was gone. I mean, I had been doing it since I was 5. I really don’t enjoy doing anything without my daughter, but I know ME time is important. Rather than attempt to go out somewhere, I use this as MY time. I have always been an admitted shopaholic, and I simply love fashion and of course, my life, so I decided to showcase it.
2. Who has been your biggest motivator in the blogging world?
My biggest motivator to keep blogging and in life is my daughter. I want her to see me turn a hobby and something I love into something big. I hope that I can teach her a lot through this. I do have to say my biggest inspiration for fashion is celebrities. I am totally one of those celebrity gossip addicts. Yes, I even care about what this star is eating for lunch. I know… roll your eyes. But I am so inspired by the trends they set, the high fashion gowns they get to wear, and all the amazing photo shoots you see in magazines.
3. What has been one of your biggest hopes as a blogger?
Like I said, I hope I can turn Winifred Jac into something great. I have always wanted to own a boutique so I want to use blogging as a platform for that. Would I love to attend NYFW or work with a HUGE company? Of course! But my own store is my main goal.
4. If you could give any advice to someone thinking about blogging, What would it be?
First, put money into it right away. Paying for a new layout and getting hosting was a game changer. And a using a nice camera definitely helps. I was using my phone, but invested in a USED Nikon and it was soooooo worth it. Also, I have this quote engraved in my brain and I would tell it to any new blogger who gets frustrated when they see their fav bloggers doing bigger things…
5. What are your long-term goals as a creative professional?
I kind of answered that in Question 3, but I would love to continue to work with brands and shops that can help me get to where I want to go. And also, to get paid!
6. What do you do when you’re not blogging?
I am being the best mommy to my little Bunny and running my house like a BOSS! But I personally love watching reality tv, wine, shopping, listening to Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift, scrapbooking, planning events and trips (seriously, it’s never to early to plan your daughter’s next birthday party), going to spin class, and antique hunting.
7. What are some of your fav blogs to read?
Cara Loren // WeWoreWhat // Ash and Crafts // My new fav, Sazan // and, Liz Marie on Instagram is a fav, her home decor style is beautiful and is my style as well.
8. Is there 1 beauty or fashion item that you cannot live without?
Beauty – Lipstick. I could be all natural and throw on a bright pink or red lip.
Fashion – High Waisted Jeans. Love em.
9. If you could have a dinner party and invite 5 celebs, who would you pick?
Justin Timberlake, Steve Martin, Demi Lovato, Natalie Portman, and Kyle Chandler.