About Me

The Backstory

In the summer between graduating high school and starting college at the University of Kansas, I stumbled across a fashion blog while browsing Pinterest. I had no idea that people blogged about clothes, and I began to read style blogs like crazy. I learned a ton about personal style, and getting dressed in the morning became a form of self-expression for me. Late in my freshman year, I decided to start a style blog of my own.

The Blog

After a summer away at camp, I returned to KU excited to start my sophomore year. The evening I got back to school, I took the plunge and created my blog under the name Undergraduate Style. I began to document my daily outfits, and eventually developed a mission--to creatively and intentionally cultivate a wardrobe that suits all aspects of my lifestyle, and to share what I learn with others. Along the way, I developed segments such as Blogging Besties, Pinspired, and Four Seasons. After I graduated from KU in 2016, I rebranded the blog to its current name--The Cheerful Closet. This blog has been a fabulous creative outlet for me throughout my college years and beyond, and it's allowed me to develop skills I never thought I'd learn!

The Behind-the-Scenes

In addition to my work on The Cheerful Closet, I work in recruiting at a software company in the Kansas City area. I love my job and the field of human resources in general. I live with my family in Kansas City, where I enjoy cooking, running, and snuggling with our cute dogs. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the ride! 


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  2. Just found your blog...absolutely love your style! I'm looking through some of your old posts and getting lots of ideas! Keep up the good work!!

    Justine from thetwocentchick.com

    1. Awww thanks, Justine! I'm so glad you stopped by!

  3. Hey Alex!

    Trying to get in touch via email for details on co-hosting Tea Party Tuesday but can't seem to find a contact email... could you email me when you get the chance - keepcalmblogon2@gmail.com


  4. I love your blog! If you ever do any posts for promotions let me know :) I am a campus rep for a greek jewelry company that features really cute and unique stuff. Send me an email if you are interested.


    heres the link to the website: https://www.alistgreek.com?campusreps=83

  5. Hey girl! We (Co-Ed Supply) would love to connect - when you get a moment, can you email me at christina(at)coedsupply.com? Thanks!

  6. Fellow Midwesterner stopping by. :) I'm in St. Louis, and my boyfriend's in Columbia. We recently road tripped to KC and it was so fun!