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Just Like We Used To

March 2, 2015
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bag c/o Massimo Dutti, sweater c/o Joe Fresh

I’ve been working through a serious case of nostalgia as of late. Not only did I just return from Victoria last night after an unreal weekend away in my old home base (where Matt and I first started dating 7 years ago at UVic and where I formed bonds with most of my current best friends), but I’ve also been asked a few different times in various recent interviews about why I started blogging to begin with, which has had me looking back to those early days, reminiscing over how every new app, platform or even SEO hack was a new and exciting discovery back then. Fortunately, I’ve had an opportunity to get back to those roots lately, and it’s given a fresh new surge of inspiration! Click through to read more.

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When I very first started blogging, I was lucky if I had like…two people visit me in a day. My posts were all a bit of a disjointed mess, my design was bubble gum pink and awful and just all in all, I was a particularly clueless case. But I loved it, and best of all, because I loved it so much and because of a few key factors including discovering an amazingly supportive online community early on and quickly bookmarking sites that not only were showing how things should be done, but that provided amazing style inspiration as well, the progress even from week-to-week was noticeable.
Now that I’m doing this as my full-time gig, I sometimes don’t spend enough time sharing and getting inspired by the online communities that I used to spend more time in when I first started out, which is why I was so excited to discover the mobile fashion app WEAR after stumbling upon it during one of my searches. It is not only an amazing personal style sharing platform that I’ve begun using to share my own style, but it’s an amazing way to connect with tastemakers around the globe, not to mention getting inspired by their incredible style. Best of all, the app is literally a completely shoppable lookbook so shopping my favourite looks from stylish users in the WEAR community is beyond easy. Download the app on your phone here to start sharing your style and to connect with the community, and speaking of community, find my page right here! Hope to connect with you on there!

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15 Comments

  • Reply Amie March 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Alex,

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you totally inspired me to start my own blog. I feel like I'm at the point in my life that you were when you first starting blogging (maybe a few years too late), and as I try to make the shift into the communications field with my career, I'm feeling stressed and anxious. I'm definitely nowhere near as skilled or photogenic as you are, but I took the plunge last month and hopefully I can learn the ropes and move forward and find work I love to do! You've got a follower in me 😉

    xx
    Amie

    http://www.femmewithflair.com

    • Reply Alexandra March 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Hi Amie! Not going to lie, this comment made me tear up! I'm so touched and humbled that I inspired you in any way to start your blog (which is amazing by the way!). My blog was maybe a millionth as polished and beautiful as yours for a good year, but looking back now it's that growth and progress that has made me keep blogging all these years later! You'll soon start looking back over your years of blogging and see the leaps and bounds you progressed by! Please feel free to shoot me a line if you ever want advice or want to talk blogging! Can't wait to see where Femme With Flair takes you xx

  • Reply aka Bailey March 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I really love the sweater you're wearing!

  • Reply Katie March 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    This was a really inspiring post for me 🙂 I don't have a huge audience and it's great to see one of my favourite bloggers reminiscing back to when they were less popular as well. I'm so happy for you and all the success you've experience through this amazing blog, and it also is encouraging to me to know that I can work towards that as well 🙂 Very cute outfit in this one too, by the way!

    http://www.thoughtcouture.com

    • Reply Alexandra March 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Hi Katie! Your sweet words really mean so much to me – I absolutely love your blog and its amazing mix of fashion + beauty + musings and can't wait to see where it takes you! Don't hesitate to send me a line if you ever want to chat blog business or need advice! xoxo

  • Reply Maria March 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I love the look you have on, and I think that everyone goes through phases of nostalgia. Especially whenever you slow down and actually look at things in life.

  • Reply ChocolateFashionCoffee March 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    such a great casual look 🙂

    Saci
    ChocolateFashionCoffee
    ChocolateFashionCoffee Facebook Page

  • Reply Diana March 3, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Lovely outfit!!

    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  • Reply Isabel Robertson March 3, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Such an inspiring post! Your outfit is gorgeous and I especially love your sweater!

    Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

  • Reply Jackie March 3, 2015 at 2:33 am

    This post is so inspiring – thanks for sharing. It's easy to forget that more "established" bloggers, like yourself had no idea what they were doing, way back when. I'd assume that your strategy for posting, as well as your personal style has evolved with the journey.

    I'm feeling a bit "stuck" in my career, and while my blog isn't quite at the point where it can be anywhere close to a full time gig, I'd love to get there someday!! <3

    Jackie
    Something About That

  • Reply Natali March 3, 2015 at 4:10 am

    It's always inspiring to see a blogger "make it" and be able to call blogging their full time job.
    I wish you all the best on this path and I'll def. follow along. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt March 3, 2015 at 8:31 am

    What a cool, app I'm going to get it
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

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