A Q&A with Me!
Whether it's via email, social or comments on my blog, I've received a lot of questions this year about my blog, my job and my personal life. I thought it would be fun to compile a Q&A post to answer all of them in one fell swoop! If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section -- I'll get to them, as well!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and lived there until I was 18. During my senior year of high school, my parents moved to San Francisco, so I've lived here since I was 18. I went to college in Washington state at Gonzaga University, so that's why I blogged from Washington for a few years. But post-grad, Josh and I both knew we wanted to come back to SF and call the Bay home.
Q: How long have you and Josh been together? Do you live together? Why aren't you married?
A: LOL. Seriously, most of the questions I get are about Josh. We have been together since our sophomore year of college, five years this past September. Yes, we have lived together for the past three years - first in our old apartment in Russian Hill, and now in our second apartment together in SoMa. And, we aren't married because we're both 24, and neither of us feel the need to be married. When that changes, we'll get married!
Q: What's it like living in San Francisco? Do you think you'll stay there long-term?
A: It's amazing! Josh and I have definitely dabbled with the idea of moving elsewhere, at least for a year or two to test it out and see if we like it, but we both came to San Francisco and completely fell in love with it. We have incredible food, it's so easy to walk everywhere and explore, and we just moved to a new neighborhood so it feels like we're living in a completely different city, so we get all new restaurants and neighborhood haunts.
Q: What are your favorite things to do in San Francisco?
A: I wrote a post about it! Check it out here.
Q: Where is Pancakes? Don't you have a bunny?
A: Ha! Yes, we do have a pet rabbit named Pancakes. She is the cutest little thing and most of the time, can be found hiding under our bed (no, seriously, our new apartment has hard wood floors and she hates walking on them, so 99.9% of the time she hides on the rug under our bed).
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I work at a bra company, ThirdLove! I manage social media, our blog and dabble in content marketing.
Q: Why did you quit your old job?
A: Those of you who have been following my blog for a few years now know I worked at Glassdoor right out of college up until a few months ago. I had the best possible first job experience and was so sad to leave my great team. But, I've always been passionate about fashion and knew I ultimately wanted to leave to head in that direction. The ThirdLove opportunity fell into my lap and, as hard (and terrifying) as it was to take the leap, I knew I had to! And, I'm so glad I did. You're not living if you aren't changing things up and taking risks from time to time.
Q: What is your skincare routine?
A: I have very fair and sensitive skin, which is not always the most fun combination to take care of. My skin is finicky, gets dry and stressed when I travel, and freaks out in the winter months. In the mornings, I jump in the shower and use a Clarisonic + the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser to wash my face. When I get out of the shower, I dab on Glossier's Priming Moisturizer (my skin drinks this stuff up!) and I always make sure to prime my face before I put makeup on - Neutrogena's Shine Control Primer is my favorite right now. Throughout the day I use Mario Badescu's facial spray and Glossier's Balm Dotcom if I need extra hydration. At night, I take all of my makeup off using Honest Company's facial towelettes, followed by Nip + Fab's toner pads, and a nighttime moisturizer (I shake this up, but right now I'm using H20+ Beauty's Night Cream). When my skin is breaking out, I stick to three things: Origins Spot Remover, Sephora Sheet Masks + Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear's Clay Mask.
Q: What do you put in your hair?
A: Honestly, I have pretty thick, normal hair and find that too much product weighs it down. I use Aveda shampoo and conditioner, OUAI hair oil in my damp hair to keep it soft and smoothe, and The Chaser from Drybar when I'm done blow drying.
Q: What pieces could you not live without in your wardrobe?
A: I'm a pretty casual, minimalist dresser, so my go-to pieces include these Loeffler Randall flats, my BlankNYC leather jacket, a classic pair of jeans (right now I'm loving this raw hem pair from Shopbop) a striped t-shirt like this one and a great crossbody bag so I can throw it on and go.
Any other questions? Feel free to ask away in the comments section below!