Getting to Know Ally From ‘xoxo’

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I’ve had this blog since my junior year of high school (circa 2014 when my insta feed consisted of Lilly chinos & WAY too many editing stickers, lol.) My style has evolved from excessively preppy to more classic (even though I’m still a sucker for a good After Party Sale 😉 my bank acct is waiting for the day I give these up, ha.) I have moved on from sleep deprived busy high schooler to even busier but slightly better at managing her sleep schedule college student. I have created wonderful new relationships with amazing people in Lawrence that I am beyond thankful for. I’ve also been through my fair share of many new jobs and lots of new leadership roles in many different areas of my life.

Overall, lots has changed since creating this lil website. My blog has grown up and gone through tons of change (check out the new logo hehe) and so have I! I’ve also gained a whole bunch of new followers on my instagram and the blog that I haven’t properly introduced myself to & gotten to know, so I decided now was as good of a time as any to answer the stuff I get asked the most!

Feel free to leave any comments below with any more questions or shoot me an email at xoxoallisonnicole@gmail.com if you want to collab or chat! 

What’s your ultimate goal for your blog?

     I think people were starting to get tired of my novel inspirational Instagram captions, so I needed a better place to house all the words that meant so much to me. I have always been someone who is very in touch with her emotions, and have also always loved celebrating absolutely anything and everything possible in the most excessive way possible. Since creating xoxoallisonnicole, I’ve been able to use this platform as a way to write about the things that mean the most to me in the best way I know how. I hope to use it more & more frequently this upcoming year to most more fashion & celebration related content. I think my overall goal however is just to have people find a space here where they can connect with what I’m saying. Words are my thing; I hope people get a whole bunch a feel good use out of them!

What’s your ultimate go-to outfit?

     I like to say any navy striped shift dress I see is “me in a dress.” Which is pretty entirely true. I wear navy like it’s my job and stripes are my neutral. I am always also seen in my pearl earrings, and my Jack Rodgers. I think I’ve decided my goal in life is to one day live where the weather always is in Jack’s season.

How did you come up with your blog name?

     I was freshly 16 and in a big “Just-Disovered-Gossip-Girl-I-Think-I-AM-Blair-Waldorf” phase: hence the “xoxo.” Allison Nicole is my given first and middle name! It was truly an impulse decision back then, but I am not entirely sure I would ever even change it if given the change, it just fits me!

What are some of your favorite posts you’ve written on your blog?

     My first New Years post, my post high school open letter, this one, this one , and this.

If you could work for your dream company, what would it be and what would you be doing?

This varies daily but anything from social media creation to in-house marketing strategist for various brands such as Rifle Paper Co, Paper Source, Madewell, J.Crew, Outdoor Voices, etc. I am all about brands that inspire me & go out of their way to be fun and make people smile with their product. I’d absolutely die to be someone that creates personal experiences those stores & the customers they have such as sip + shops, collaborations with local charities, or just fun ways to get the humans in the door.

It’s almost summer: What’s on your wishlist?

     Dresses, dresses, dresses. I am a BIG dress girl, especially in the summer. They’re just too easy to throw on and have a full outfit without spending time pulling pieces together to match! This flowy number , this gingham beauty , and this classic white summer piece are just a few of the many I am eyeing!


Thanks for tuning into this post & getting to know me a bit better, stick around and let’s have some fun!

Until next time, xoxo, Ally

 

 

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