Jordan wears the Gingham Bahamas One Piece in a Medium.
Q: Describe yourself in 3 words:
A: Honest, Creative, Aquaholic
Q: What do you love about your Blue House Bikinis?
A: I have to admit, I have become quite the bikini snob over the years. I refuse to wear anything that isn’t seamless and buttery soft. I love the fit and styles (gingham-- yes, please) of Blue House Bikinis. You can tell that BHB values quality over quantity, and that’s something that I can totally get on board with.
Q: How did you get into blogging?
A: Truthly, I got into blogging years ago. I had a blog called Overdressed and Underemployed back in 2012, which was a lifestyle blog focusing on my post-graduation struggles, but it died shortly after I landed my career.
Now, I work for an e-commerce swimwear company, and I create all of our marketing content and manage our blogs, so I am very, very familiar with the industry. I realized that my knack for writing, obsession with the ocean and love for bikinis was a unique blog niche-- so I went for it (again). It’s a constant labor of love, but I’m having so much fun with it this time around!
Q: Photo editing tool you can’t live without?
A: VSCO, I live for the J series (or any filter that makes me look tan).
Q: Your Insta bio says you’re a margarita connoisseur. What’s the secret to an amazing margarita?
A: Keep it light and natural. My all-time favorite margaritas only have three ingredients: tequila, agave nectar and fresh lime juice.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
A: I’m pretty boring. On Friday nights I typically unwind at home with takeout nachos, homemade cocktails, and a good book and/or movie.
I’ve never been much of a night owl. In fact, I’d rather be in bed by 10, just so I can be up early the next morning with plenty of time for weekend activities (like brunching with my girlfriends, a hike, running, swimming with my swim team, photoshoots for the blog, surfing with my boyfriend, lounging on the beach, or whatever).
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring with you?
A: A bikini (obviously), my camera and another human (probably my boyfriend, maybe my best friend).
Q: What have you just binge watched on Netflix?
A: I just recently binged The OC on Hulu, which was great, but Grey’s Anatomy is always (like, ALWAYS) on ‘round here. I’ve seen every episode at least three times.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Mexican food, all day, every day. I love me some nachos.
Q: Current Instagram girl crush?
A: Tash Oakley, hands down. She is such a babe, all while encouraging a healthy body image, which I love.
Q: What’s a piece of advice you would give to a blogger who wants to start or is just starting out?
A: Don’t give up and just do you. Blogging can be so discouraging if you’re constantly comparing yourself to the career bloggers with hundreds and thousands of followers. Find your niche, create your own voice and blog because you enjoy it. None of the other stuff matters.
Q: Where else can we follow your adventures? (Blog? Snapchat? Tumblr? Twitter? Pinterest?)
A: I am a social media addict. When I’m not on Insta (@theoceanminded), I’m fantasizing about my dream home on Pinterest, but I spend the majority of my time blogging at www.theoceanminded.com. I’m on Twitter, too-- if you’re into that sort of thing.