What kind of camera do you use? Usually a Canon Rebel XL.
Why did you name your blog “Before Friday”? Our goal is to provide readers with inspiration for their workweeks. Most of our content is geared towards inspiring readers’ Sunday nights through Thursday nights—the bread and butter of the workweek before Friday.
How tall are you? E: somewhere between 5’5” and 5’6”. J: somewhere between 5’7″ and 5’8″.
What breed is Martin? We think he’s probably a Jack Russell Terrier, but we don’t know for sure. He was rescued by the ASPCA. Adopt, don’t shop!
I’d like to be a Before Friday Feature. Great! Email us for more information.
Who designed your website? Matt Schloss. He’s awesome. We told him our vision and he nailed it to a T. Thanks, Matt!
I’m starting my first “professional” job. What should I invest in? E: A great blazer. A dress that looks good on its own or under a blazer. A pair of tailored trousers. A pair of flats or wedges that you can wear all day. Comfortable shoes would be the clothing item I’m most likely to splurge on. J: Camis. Definitely camis.
What is the one beauty product you can’t live without? E: Glossier Priming Moisturizer. I have sensitive skin that is a little dry, so I need a gentle moisturizer that is nourishing. Glossier’s moisturizer does the trick at a really nice price point. J: Mascara. If I’m in a rush in the morning and don’t have time for makeup, I just make sure I put on mascara. Right now I’m using MAC’s Haute and Naughty Mascara.
How do you style your hair? E: Very lazily. I have naturally wavy/curly hair that tends to get a little frizzy. I realize that my hair looks the best if I invest in decent products— I personally love Oribe. Oribe’s Curl By Definition Cream is my must-have product. (A little pricy, but it lasts forever.) J: I usually shower at night and let my hair air dry. In the morning, I do 6 sections of curls with a wand.
Where did you get that piece of clothing you’re wearing? We provide the information about the things that we wear under the first photo of our outfit posts. If something we’re wearing is sold out, we do our best to find a similar item and provide a link to it.
I have a question about a recipe. You can email us, but we would prefer it if you leave a comment! We will read it and respond— this way any other person who is making the dish can see your question for advice, too!
Help! What kitchen items would you recommend for a beginner cook? E: a good non-stick pan, a spatula, a few good knives and cutting board. J: a cute apron and tupperware.
How do you get ideas for your workouts? We get inspiration from a lot of places, and we’re up for trying any exercise or exercise class at least once! If we’re not trying a class, Jackie has a few marathons under her belt and can usually convince Eleanor (NOT a runner) to go for a jog with her. Eleanor can usually convince Jackie that a walk is a better form of exercise half way through their route.
Do you have professional athletic training? Goodness, no—we just like to try to get moving a few times a week.
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