Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Recently, Instagram added a fun little feature to their stories where an IGer can have their followers ask them questions. I thought I would try it out and was completely overwhelmed by the response! Thanks so much, guys!

I couldn’t answer all of them as my stories would have never ended, so I thought I would list the ones you ask the most frequently here so you could check them out!

How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Dom and former CFL Redblacks quarterback, Henry Burris

I am 5’8″ and weigh 129lbs.

Are you married?

Yes – I’ve been married to my lovely husband Ryan for 14 years.

Do you have kids?

No.

Do you want kids?

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Dom with her “insta-son”, Nasty Jammeh

No.

Are you sure you won’t be missing out by not having kids?

I’m pretty sure. Motherhood is not for me. Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love kids! I love their sweet innocence and fun energy, but my husband and I decided early on that children weren’t for us.  I can’t wait for my sisters to have kids though so I can spoil them and give them back at the end of the day! LOL!

How often do you relax your hair?

Every eight weeks. Longer than that and I start to notice breakage, and it becomes difficult to manage!

How did you get started with blogging?

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Three years ago, my husband suggested that I start a blog since I loved fashion and beauty so much. He got me tickets to the grand opening of Nordstrom here in my city and I covered it on my blog. People started reading! I was shocked to see the amount of page views I started getting!

I always loved creative writing and photography, and started writing about anything that pleased me. Collaborations with fellow bloggers in my city soon came afterwards and it all started snowballing after that.

In November 2016, I really got serious and attended Spark Sessions, a blogging conference in Toronto. The featured speakers were some of my favourite bloggers who shared their tips and tricks, and I met a ton of public relations contacts. That was a game-changer right there.

How is Reese? What breed is he?

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Reese is so great! He is my seven-month old Bernedoodle puppy. A Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Golden Doodle (half golden retriever, half poodle).

He has the loveliest personality – super affectionate and cuddly, and he is a major goof. He keeps Ryan and I laughing constantly.

I will admit, I had no idea a puppy would be that much work! Holy Jesus. He’s smart and wily, and gets into EV-RY-THANG. When he was teething, he was a holy terror. My legs are covered in scars! Training him to do some things was really hard like not biting us to death, but we hired a trainer and now he’s the best pup. He’s literally my cuddlebug.

What is your workout routine

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

I workout about twice a week with my two trainers Dave and Mark at Premium Performance Fitness. Dave created a tailored personal training regime perfect for me and I’ve seen amazing results.

Running is a big part of life for me too. I try to run twice a week but it has been hard this summer with the merciless heat wave and frankly, my life is super busy. I’m also getting over bronchitis so running without hacking up a lung has been hard lately. I usually run at least once a week.

I also walk a lot and ride my bike which is totally my favourite form of exercise. My portable Bose speaker makes biking that much more fun too.

Where are you from?

I live in Ottawa, Canada, but was born in London, England…Redding, to be exact. A lot of my family still resides in London. My parents met there as teens, got married, had me, then moved to Canada. Sadly, I have no trace of the cool British accent, guvnah!

My mother is Bajan (from Barbados) and my Dad is from Grenada (a small little island above Venezuela). Both are tropical paradises.

Do you blog full-time?

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No…not yet – maybe someday! I work in emergency preparedness and response within the public health realm. While I really love my work and I’m grateful to have a steady income, I would love to try blogging full-time one day.

What do you eat to stay so thin?

I don’t believe I’m thin…I am slender and love the few curves I have! I am pretty careful about what I eat. I eat several small meals a day and don’t eat too many carbs. For instance, for breakfast, start with water and lemon, I eat scrambled eggs, sliced avocado, sometimes I’ll have smoked salmon and I always have one cup of coffee.

For lunch, I normally have salads with some protein like salmon, steak or chicken. For dinner, I love chicken kebabs, roast chicken, fish and lots of veggies. Sometimes I’ll have tofu, more salad…so on and so forth.

Now, I LOVE FOOD. I also love wine. I try to limit my alcohol intake but I’m pretty weak when it comes to wine and champagne (I try to cut it off at two glasses or I’ll be hanging from the chandeliers). I also love anything sweet. I’m addicted to anything with caramel in it, dulce de leche is heaven, candies, ice cream…you name it. I sneak spoonfuls of honey and I’d eat white, granulated sugar with a spoon if no one was watching. I hate myself. LOL!

Who is your favourite blogger?

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

I love Aimee Song of Song of Style. She’s adorable and I love her style. I read I’ve Got Cake a lot, one of the first blogs I ever started following. Dana is hilarious, her style is on point, and she is hella good at cooking. I’m also obsessed with Patricia Bright (she’s really a YouTuber), because she’s freaking hilarious and completely authentic. I don’t read too many blogs, actually. I’m more inspired by the people I know and inspired heavily by my favourite magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.

Do you have siblings?

Yes! I have two amazing sisters, Erika and Alice. They are my heart! They are quite a bit younger than me but are both wise, old souls. Erika is the epitome of a free spirit, and Alice is a quiet observer. When she does actually talk (lol), what she has to say is deep, meaningful and usually hilarious.

How is your Dad doing??

He’s doing great! His new kidney is functioning really well and he’s back on his feet. At the beginning of the summer, he started running and playing soccer and golf again. Super happy!

What are your favourite hair products?

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions From Instagram | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

The Joico Moisture Recovery line is literally liquid gold. My hair loves it! I also use Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue Shampoo and Deep Conditioner. They are super hydrating!

How old are you?

HOW RUDE!

Thanks for reading, guys and keep the questions coming!

 

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20 Comments

  1. Cheryl
    August 13, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Lovvve!

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 13, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl!!

  2. Cheryl
    August 13, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    This was wonderful Dominique, have a great day lady you look fabulous.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 13, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      Thank you, Beauty! You too! xoxoxox

  3. Little Sister #1, aka Free Spirit
    August 13, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    My big sister is so cool!!! <3 <#

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      I cannot believe you read my post!! I can die happy now!!! Love you, Erpho!

  4. August 14, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Love getting to know you. I need to start drinking lemon water in the morning. I usually drink it during the day but not first thing.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2018 / 10:25 am

      I think as long as you are drinking it, you’re good. It’s nice first thing in the morning as it jump starts your metabolism. Thanks so much for reading, Kita!

  5. Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    August 14, 2018 / 8:31 am

    It was great to have a chance to hear your views and get to know you a tiny bit. Congrats on the blog, your pictures are beautiful. I look forward to see more fashion and health inspired content.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you so much, Elle! You reading Style Domination means a lot! I’ll get on those fashion and health posts asap.

  6. Frédérique
    August 14, 2018 / 10:37 am

    I would never dare to ask half of these questions but my nosey self loved reading your responses. I so enjoy reading your blog and watching your videos. My Sunday morning treat, usually.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 14, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      Frédérique! That means so much! I can’t thank you enough for reading, watching and supporting me! Trust me…I got some super weird, super nosy questions – are your boobs real? what’s your fave kind of underwear, can you post more pics of your feet? Wait…what? LOL!

  7. Alana
    August 14, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Absolute hair and body goals. Your personality and style make you sooo soo awesome and beautiful inside and out. It’s nice learning more about you and your family as well. Sidenote: your hair is really getting super long and thicker too.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 15, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Hi Alana! Means the world that you took the time to check out my blog! Thank you kindly! And thanks for the kind comments on my hair! It’s coming along well. I’m actually thinking of cutting it. I need a hairstyle! LOL!

  8. August 15, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Love that last one. I always enjoy reading lists like these because they give us a personal look into your lives. Thanks for being so open!

  9. August 16, 2018 / 12:31 am

    What a neat feature on Instagram- I hadn’t heard of it. Thank you so much for sharing a little about your life outside of blogging.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:42 am

      I love it! It’s a great way to connect with your followers. Thank you so much for reading! Means a lot!

  10. August 18, 2018 / 9:06 am

    I love reading and learning more about bloggers! Your dog is such a cutie!!

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Haha! Thank you! I love learning more about my faves too!

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Thank you!! I love little Reese!

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