In 2013 I decided that I wanted to create a blog that focused on trend forecasting and lifestyle fashion photography. Three years ago I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I knew that writing and fashion were very important to me and I wanted to share my knowledge with others. Growing up I always loved playing dress up, pretending to be a princess or famous actress. So naturally when I got older I wanted to possibly pursue a degree/job in the fashion industry.
When I first started my blog a few years back I discussed fashion trends and my personal style, but I didn’t have a clear vision of where I wanted my blog to go and I lacked creative content. So, about three months ago I started coming up with blog ideas to write about, as well as photography inspiration to really push my blog/brand to the next level. You can write all day long, but if you don’t have photos to help describe what you are talking about your blog will most likely flop.
Luckily I have an amazing photographer friend, Kristen Grisham, that believes in my brand and will be working with me once a week to shoot content for my blog to keep it up to date. Kristen is brilliant when it comes to marketing yourself and creating a brand and when we met last week she asked me something that I will never forget. She asked, “If you could describe your blog/style in three words what would they be?” I pondered the question for a minute and we finally came up simple, chic and contemporary.
I find my style to be easy-going and classic, but I also like to mix it up and stay on trend with the latest styles in fashion. I also say that my outfits reflect the music I listen to while getting ready. If I am listening to Katy Perry I will wear something fun and bright. If I listen to Frank Sinatra you might see me sporting a little black dress. If I play some old school Lynard Skynard you could see me in some street wear grunge. But no matter what, my style will always be pretty straightforward.
People always wonder how I came up with the blog name, Walk This Wray. Ever since I was a kid I loved Aerosmith. Steven Tyler is one of the most talented performers/musicians in my personal opinion. So one day I was driving around Fayetteville cruising to the song “Walk This Way” and it just sort of came to me. Not only does this title showcase my last name but it also incorporates another passion of mine, music.
Once I came up with my blogger name I realized it was time to get serious if I really wanted to pursue blogging full time. I currently have one more year of college to complete at the University of Arkansas, but after I graduate my dream is to fully commit to this website and my passion for writing. So lookout blogosphere here I come!
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