November 5, 2018

Up Close & Personal

If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for shoes. One of my fave espadrille design and manufacturing companies, Viscata, created a new line called Lola Miller London, which offers a variety of boots. I'm wearing their Alice boots. Last week, the trees were in transition for fall, so I put on my new boots, and I drove up into the mountains to see the changing colors. The aspens were just starting to turn yellow. In addition to trying their new brand, Viscata also interviewed me to be featured on their blog. Check out the interview below!

Up Close & Personal Interview with Viscata

1. Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Shelly. I’m a 25-year-old graphic designer and fashion blogger. I’ve lived in Arizona for most of my life, which inspired the name of my blog, Arizona Girl.

2. What inspired you to start your blog Arizona Girl?
I was always drawn towards art, writing, fashion design, and styling. I was shy growing up and dressed to fit in. Once I graduated high school, I wanted to start exploring fashion and find my own style. I started my blog to share my style journey and inspire others to take fashion risks and follow their passions. Blogging has introduced me to my love of photography and travel as well.

3. List your 5-staple clothing / footwear items from this fall 2018.
High-waisted jeans, boyfriend denim jacket, cozy sweater, leather boots, and a black tee are my go-to pieces in fall.

4. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to their readers?
I think the best things a blogger can provide their readers are inspiration and positivity through uplifting, beautiful content, and honesty and transparency on life lessons, knowledge, and product reviews.

5. Who takes the majority of your photos?
I am blessed with dedicated family and friends who enjoy exploring and creating as much as I do. I normally set up the camera ISO, f-stop, and shutter speed, as well as directing all content. A typical photoshoot is between 300-700 photos with about a dozen chosen to produce a perfect blog article.

6. How would you describe your personal style and is there a person who is a fashion inspiration to you?
I would describe my style as urban boho, but I don’t limit myself to a certain style. My whole purpose for starting my blog was to break fashion boundaries and have fun experimenting with trends. I find myself inspired by pop culture. Singers like Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, and Ashlee Simpson have wonderful, diverse styles.

7. What are some of your current fashion obsessions?
One of my current fashion obsessions is striped pants. I saw a few pairs styled on Pinterest, and ever since I’ve been obsessed. I have two pairs now, and I’ve loved wearing them! Another obession is definitely cool boots--a few blog readers have stated that I'm their favorite shoe blogger!

8. This fall season you will surely never get tired of. . .
Sweaters! I have an addiction to sweaters and my collection constantly grows.

9. You’d recommend Viscata espadrilles because . . .
They are quality and comfortable. Espadrilles are a staple piece for summer and the warmer parts of spring.

10. You have recently tried our new Lola Miller Boots, the Alice style. Would you recommend them and why?
I think they are so cool! They remind me of something Kanye West would wear. I think they could be considered unisex, which is very on trend right now. I love the suede material, and thick soles + laces. They are unique, quality made, and comfortable. I definitely recommend them!

Be sure to check out more from the interview on the Viscata blog, The Jute, here. Feel free to ask me any questions about fashion, blogging, photography, etc. in the comments below! Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details

Jeans courtesy of DSTLD
Shoes courtesy of Lola Miller
Sweater thrifted | Hat courtesy of Zaful


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