Q&A + What To Buy at Nordstrom Double Points Event

Hello and happy Friday! After so many of you gave me great post topic ideas last weekend, I still found myself at a loss for what to post today. I wrote a bunch of them down, but I didn’t have the photography I wanted to develop any of them for today, so I decided to do a Q&A post.

Also, Nordstrom Double Points is ON!

Now through Sunday, May 12, Nordstrom credit cardmembers will earn 6 points per dollar, debit cardmembers will earn 4 points, and Nordy Club members will earn 2 points on purchases made in stores or online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook.

I just updated my Nordstrom Favorites in The Shop in case you need some shopping inspiration, and I’ve included them at the end of the post as well.

Okay, so now on to the Q&A!

These are a combination of popular questions I get asked a lot, plus a bunch I received yesterday after putting out a call for questions to my Instagram community.

May Q&A

Q // Recommendations for good jean skirts?

A // I actually just tried this one from LOFT and it’s really cute on, but size up if in between. Bonus: it’s 40% off today!

I also like this one at J.Crew for more of a casual/distressed wash (it’s 25% off.) Target has a few; I like the looks of this light wash one from their Universal Thread brand. Talbots has a few as well.

Q // I want to try the jumpsuit trend. Can you pull it off if you’re short waisted?

A // Yes, definitely! I’ve tried a few, and it is like anything else — it takes some trial and error to find what works for you, but I’ve found a couple that fit me pretty well. So far, this dotted flutter jumpsuit at LOFT is my favorite, and it’s 50% off!

Q // I love rompers/jumpsuits. I’m 5’4″, is there a secret to wearing them? I haven’t found one I like yet.

A // I don’t think there’s a secret — it just takes a lot of trial and error to find the right one for your body. Also, you may need to be open to tailoring. You can always have a jumpsuit hemmed if it’s too long, and if you fine a sleeveless one that is too long in the body, the straps could be taken up fairly easily.

Frankly, while I like the trend and can appreciate that they make a nice alternative to dresses, I really don’t find them very comfortable or easy to wear.

Q // Who is your favorite Game of Thrones character? 

A // True confessions: I’ve never watched it. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one, haha!

Q // Best racer back bra?

A // I hardly ever need one, but I do have this Natori Imagine Convertible Bra. It’s the only one I’ve tried, so I can’t really say it’s the best, but I like it!

Q // What are your go-to bras?

I have three of these Freya Idol Balconette Underwire bras (also at Amazon), and I usually alternate through those. I also have a couple of the Wacoal Embrace Lace Underwire Molded Cup bras (also at Amazon.) They used to be my go-to, but lately I’ve been wearing the Freya ones more. Both run pretty true to size.

And while we’re talking bras, I get this one a lot…

Q // Best strapless bra?

A // Hands down, the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless. You can also get it at Amazon, Bloomies, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s.

Q // How do you feel about the cropped flare jean trend?

I’ve tried, I really have, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not a good look on me. There are some people who pull it off beautifully!

Q // Best self tanner?

A // I’ve written about it a lot, but I still use Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel (also at Nordstrom.) Every once in a while, I see another blogger recommend a different one, and I order it because I’m afraid I’m missing something that’s better, but I always come back to the Clarins. I don’t get super dark with it, but it’s enough color to “take the edge off” my winter white skin until I can get some real sun.

Yes, I do tan. I’m careful about it, and I don’t get nearly as dark as I used to, but I do like to have a natural glow.

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Q // Do you do self tanner on your arms, legs, chest only? What about your back for swimsuit?

A // Usually arms, legs, chest only. I used to have my husband put some on my back if I needed it, but these days, I’m more of the mindset, if I can’t see it, then I don’t care. 😂

I generally don’t agree with this mindset — I mean, that’s why I post all those rear shots when trying on jeans and shorts! I think we should always be mindful of how we look from behind… but if my back isn’t as tan as the rest of me in a swimsuit, I’m kind of over it. That said, my back usually gets sun quickly when I do put my suit on, and evens everything out.

My upper thighs are also not as tan as the rest of me because I wear shorts so much, and that used to bug me, but I guess I’m getting old because I just don’t care anymore. Ha!

Q // When do you do housework?

A // I feel like I’m always doing housework, lol! It’s a never-ending task. I do have a regular cleaning person, and that helps a lot.

Q // Do you still go to blogger conferences?

A // I actually have a ticket to the Blissdom Conference in November! I used to go to one or two blogging conferences a year, but it’s been a while since I’ve been to one, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Q // What is your favorite season for clothes?

A // Fall, for sure! There are so many more options for layering, and I love sweaters and boots.

Q // Your posts suddenly began showing up in my junk mail instead of my inbox. How can I fix this?

A // Ugh! I hate hearing that. Yes, you can do a few things. First, be sure to add my email address — [email protected] — to your address book or your contacts so your email provider recognizes that it’s a legitimate address.

Also, make sure to move all of my emails from your junk folder to your inbox — that also signals to your email provider that it’s an email you want to receive. If there is an option to click “not spam,” do that as well.

Finally, if you have gmail, you can set up a filter to send all my emails to your inbox — or where ever you want it to go. I hope that helps!

Q // What eye makeup remover do you use?

A // I love the Almay Longwear and Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads — you can get them at Ulta, Amazon, or pick one up at your local drugstore. Make sure to get the blue one for waterproof eye makeup. Even if you don’t wear waterproof makeup, it works a lot better than the oil free one.

Q // Do you ever use dry shampoo? Brand? Tips? Suggestions?

A // Not often, but when I do, I use Living Proof. (Sephora Insiders can get 10-15% off right now, depending on your level!) I don’t have any great tips except to hold it a few inches away from your scalp (it’s easy to get too close.)

What To Buy at Nordstrom Double Points Event

This is the best time to stock up on essentials that never go on sale! Think bras, underwear, designer bags and shoes, makeup, skincare…

Also this popular drawstring maxi dress has been restocked!!!

Shop my favorites here:

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