MEET CARA: Cara Jourdan is a fashion and lifestyle blogger who has been one of our biggest supporters from the beginning. We are so thankful for the countless gorgeous images that Cara has created wearing our products, and the love she has shown us along the way. Cara founded A Fashion Love Affair in 2011 as an outlet to share her thoughts, inspirations and personal style, and her blog has grown into the ultimate resource for tips and tricks on all things travel, fashion and lifestyle. She now has contributed to over 100 media outlets including The Zoe Report, Lucky magazine, Harper's Bazaar and more! She is passionate about style and adventure, and hopes to inspire her readers through chronicling all of the things that she loves.
What does babes supporting babes mean to you? I listened to a wonderful podcast the other day where someone said “Remember to treat everyone that you meet as if they’ve had a broken heart” which really resonated to me because we never know what is happening to people who we meet in our day, but it is important to remember to treat others the way we want to be treated, and being a babe, to me, means exactly that – being kind & respectful to everyone we meet, even if they aren’t that way towards us.
If you could choose your nickname, what would it be? C! (Yep, I am a Gossip Girl fan, loved that they were just “S” & “B”)
What is your spirit animal? Dogs – I love that they are always happy and full of love
What is your proudest babe moment or achievement? Leaving my full-time job to pursue this dream of being a blogger! It was so scary, but so worth it.
What is the most unexpected thing you have in your purse or wallet? Earphones – I love listening to music and podcasts whenever I am walking or sitting in a cab.
Tell us about a time where you were faced with a situation that you could have been unkind, but chose to be a babe instead? I’ve had very few mean messages written on my IG profile, but when I have, I just ignore them. No need to continue the mean spirit vibes – just positive ones!
What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t selling anymore? Body Shop Coconut Body Butter & Coconut Oil! Obsessed
If you had a yacht, what would be the name of it? Todo Bien (All Good in Spanish)
What was the best piece of advice you received when you were first starting your career? Remember to focus on things that bring you joy – Stay true to your own voice and goals. And keep your receipts & write on the back to make tax time easier! (The last one was from Dad)
Red, white, or rose? Sparkling Rosé
When I dance I look like…. A very happy person! Dancing brings me so much joy~ I always have a huge smile on my face when I dance!
Who do you channel when you’re about to do something that scares you?
I don’t so much channel a person, I just remind myself that we have one life to live – I want to live it! I suppose I also think of my family & loved ones knowing that they will love me no matter what happens, so there is really nothing to lose
What is your favorite destination to visit? Very tough question – I love Italy & Greece, but also have so much love for Mexico and have amazing memories from Thailand & Vietnam & Morocco – So many favourites!
What is your favorite meal to eat? Tacos with corn tortilla’s & tons of guacamole
What is the most fulfilling part of your career? Getting to be my own boss and really feel like every hour I put into my business is helpful and meaningful.
Where is your favorite place to draw inspiration from? Traveling instantly inspires me – Changes spaces can ignite a new view and give me so many new ideas. I also love Pinterest & Instagram of course.
What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate Chip Cookies, Beer, Chocolate Cake, Milk Chocolate, and once in awhile, Miss Vickie’s Salt & Vinegar Chips
What quality are you working on yourself right now? To enjoy each moment just a little bit more – to really be present.
What is the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in business? To not take it personally when people say “no”
Coffee meeting or drinks meeting? Coffee meeting…then cocktails & dancing!
If you’re going out for a cocktail you’d order… Aperol Spritz
If you had unlimited budget for 2 hours shopping where would you go?
Barney’s! Or, online, MatchesFashion.com
What is your favorite movie? Romeo & Juliet – The original from 1968 –Olivia Hussy is just so stunning. I also love the 1996 version too of course. Who doesn’t love Leo!