I thought I’d post tonight to answer the questions you guys are sending through emails, messages, and comments. I hate that I can’t respond to every single person, but I do the best I can! Leave any other questions in the comments below or on this Instagram post 🙂
What do you curl your hair with:
this 1″ Conair Infiniti Curling Iron (since freshman year of college!)
What mascara do you use:
I’ve used this mascara for the past few years and I love it. It makes them thick and dark.
What camera do you use:
Well, I JUST got the iPhone 8+ in the mail tonight. So I’ll be using that for a lot of the pictures I take on my own, but the photographers I shoot with most often use different Canons including: a Canon 5D Mark III with a 35 mm lens and a Canon 6D with a 50mm lens.
How do you edit your pictures:
The different photographers I work with edit everything differently, but when I edit my own, I use Lightroom and the VSCO app for filters (my favorites are A5, A6, C1, HB1, HB2).
I want to start a blog, any advice?:
First, read this. Second, if you’re going to do it, DO IT. And if you want to be a freelancer, be prepared for a 70+ hour a week job. Not just cute outfit pics. Having a vision, big goals, and having a specific/unique niche definitely helps. Read this post about building a brand and a following. Also, there are so many other career ideas other than blogging – read about some of the awesome jobs my friends have in the creative industry here.
Who does you hair color in Chicago?:
I’m in the process of looking for a go-to colorist in the city! I’ll keep you guys updated with who I go with!
How tall are you and what size do you wear:
For reference when buying my outfits, I’m 4’11” and 95 lbs. I wear size XS or XXS and get a lot of things tailored. I try to always let you know when something has been taken in that I’m wearing. Size 6 shoe, 00 petite jeans – or 24/25s.
Favorite spots in Chicago:
Check this Instagram post, I named a lot of them here!
Your favorite stores for petites?:
How do you curl your hair and do your makeup:
Working on how-to videos. Coming soon(ish)!
My boyfriend lives in New York City and we see each other a few times a month! He’s from Kentucky, went to Harvard, and now works and lives in NYC. But we like to keep things kind of private so that’s all ya get 🙂
Go-to nail polish colors:
All OPI colors: Funny Bunny, Let Me Bayou A Drink, and Miami Beet
Do you work out? What do you do?:
What do you do for meals/groceries:
I’m writing this post from my home away from home, Midtown Athletic Club, because it’s where I’ve been spending a bunch of my time lately. The convenience of working from home is something I will never take for granted, but sometimes it’s nice to just get out of the house for a little bit! I wrote about it earlier this month in this post, but it really is such a great place for me to go during the day that’s right in my neighborhood. I can get a workout in, write posts and emails, and get a healthy meal in. Plus there’s a spa..a rooftop pool..tennis courts..a yoga center.. it’s pretty amazing. Send me an email or comment below if you have any questions about it! Thanks for reading 🙂 x0, olivia
Top I’m wearing above is from Aritzia but sold out. Photo by John-Philp