FAQ | what jess wore

FAQ

1. How tall are you?

I'm 5' 2.5". Refer to this page for a more detailed fit reference.

2. I'm new to your blog. How do you use your site?

- Please refer to the sale alerts page for daily changes in sales, coupon codes, cardmember offers and shopping tips.
- Refer to my Insta Links page for daily updates or follow me on Instagram @whatjesswore. I also share daily updates via my Instagram stories.
- You can also use the  labels tag in the right sidebar to read my reviews organized by retailer (note: this option is only available in the desktop view of my site).

3. How do I know if you reviewed something?

You can search my blog by the exact item name. Alternatively, google 'whatjesswore' + the exact item name. If I reviewed the product then my review almost always appears at the top of the search results.

4. Do you blog full-time?

I work full-time in a tech related field and blog in my spare time. I try to commit to at least one new blog post per week. In between blog posts, I share daily updates via my Instagram stories @whatjesswore, Facebook and/or via my Insta Links page.

5. Once in a while I get asked about how I started blogging. Here is my long winded answer and advice on starting a blog:

I started my blog in 2012 by posting items I wanted to sell. It wasn't until a few years later that I treated my blog as a place to share my style and I went back and deleted those older posts. I took a hiatus from blogging since I was not very committed in the beginning and posted very infrequently. I picked up blogging again in September 2014 after I found myself with a lot of spare time (free from wedding planning which had consumed me). Sometimes I will compare myself to all of the more established bloggers out there and overthink things before I publish. During these times I remind myself that I bring something unique to longtime readers that continue to support me.

We are our own worst critics so if you're thinking of starting a blog don't hold yourself back until you have it all figured out or have the perfect website. We all have to start from somewhere even if it's not perfect. In time you will tweak your website, find your voice and, most importantly, your tribe. My advice is to make sure that you let your authenticity shine through in everything that you share on your platform because trust is built over time. Practice gratitude and be grateful for what you have or you will always feel lacking. Remember to take social media breaks to unplug and make sure blogging still feels worthwhile when you're not feeling as motivated.

6. What happens to my LOFT rewards if I return an item?

I could never confidently answer this question but I put this question to my readers and their responses were very insightful. Please refer to the comments of this blog post for what should happen if you happen to return a purchase where you used your LOFT rewards.

7. Do you work for LOFT?

I am a fan of LOFT's clothes and I have never worked in retail. You can read about my LOFT shopping experience here. I earn commission on online sales that I influence using via my rewardStyle links (affiliate links) which you can read about here.

8. I make a lot of returns at LOFT. Do you know what their return limit is?

Refer to item number 7 in this FAQ.

If your local store does not scan your ID on returns with a valid receipt (this is done in order to deter excessive returns) then you have nothing to worry about. Based on my experience, LOFT stores that use The Retail Equation's system for return authorization are more likely to scan your ID for returns on merchandise that has been purchased in-store versus returns for merchandise that was purchased online. If you receive a return ban you can continue to make purchases. The 90 day return ban applies to in-store returns only so you can make returns via mail which go back to the fulfillment center.

9. Which steamer do you use?

I use the J-4000 Jiffy Garment steamer with the plastic steam head. It was given to us by my brother in law since he didn't have room for it. I've used it since 2014 with no issues. It takes 10 minutes or less to heat up if you have the water completely filled. I don't empty the water between uses but I haven't had any issues with the water. It has a very strong stream of steam so it's the easiest steamer I use to release more stubborn wrinkles. A lower water level can cause it to splatter water droplets all over the floor so that is a sign you should refill the water tank. It's best to keep it filled instead of trying to use every drop of the water in the tank. One of the only cons I have with this steamer is how much space it takes up. Prior to having the Jiffy steamer I had this handheld Rowenta steamer and it's so weak that it has been collecting dust in a drawer. I might as well put that one in the junk pile for donations.

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