1. First things first, let's start off with a simple introduction. Tell us about you, your blog and how you started it all.
Hi, I'm Jan and I blog over at Jan Loves. I live in LA with my husband and two dogs and work as a social media marketing manager for an online only fashion retailer. I started Jan Loves as a diary when I moved to the Los Angeles from Manila. I used it to keep people who care updated on what I have been up to, what's been going on in my head and the whatnots. It gradually transitioned to a lifestyle blog where I share recipes, my outfits, resto reviews and the like.
2. You post a lot of cute outfits, where is your favorite place to shop? What inspires your style?
Thank you! Some of my faves are Forever21, Gap, Marshalls, H&M, Target, Cotton On, Urban Outfitters and Old Navy. If you see me at the mall and I have a bag from a store, it means there is a good sale going on at that place. Seriously. I learned to shop sale racks very early on in life. LOL When I was a kid, my mom would give us a strict budget when we go to the mall and to make the most out of my money, I always go straight to the sale section. I think my mom, other bloggers and menswear inspire my style the most. My mom is a stickler for making sure you look and feel good when you step out of the house so that's one. On weeks I have no drive to dress up, I resort to Pinterest or Tumblr where all the most awesome outfits from bloggers collide! I also love menswear, I love wearing comfy, oversized shirts/sweaters and pairing them with something girly like a little purse, leggings or cute accessories.
3. If you could have a shopping spree to ANY store- what store would you pick?
This is tough but I think I'll go for Marshalls for this one. I love that they have every style you can think of and are pet-friendly. It's also one of our go-to places when Ron and I want shop together. Oh and the furniture and decor is a huge plus! ;)
4. You have the cutest pups! Animals mean the world to me, what are some things yours pets do that are fun and quirky?
I adore them! Having two pups is a handful but their little quirks definitely out-weigh their high-maintenence-ness. Fox is a papillon mix and he knows that his charm is irresistible. His favorite game is digging his toy out of the blankets. That game totally matches his persistence with getting what he wants. He def knows how to get attention too! I caught him making crying sounds while under the bed and when I looked down, I can see his tail (peeking out from under the bed), wagging--such a drama king! ;) Chippy is more laid back than Fox and is a real charmer. He's good at fetching meaning he actually takes the toy back to you unless he's already tired--he just hides under the bed or the dining table. He loves to eat and always sniffs my purse if I have any food that he can steal. One of his favorite things to do is bother Fox as you can see in this video.
5. What is your best blogging advice?
Be yourself and do not force it. It's one thing to have it as a hobby and another thing to consider it as work. :)