Introducing the latest Blogger of the Moment, Krystal of This Time Tomorrow! Her site is the true definition of a daily outfit blog. Almost every day she shares a new fabulous look with the world. The backdrops for her photos show splashes of color that accentuate her fab outfits – from a classroom door to an understated brick wall, Krystal lets her outfits take center stage. It seems like she can wear just about anything, which makes her blog all the more inspiring. Want an idea about how to wear boyfriend jeans? Check. How about those over-the-knee boots? Check. A puffy faux-fur vest? No problem!
What is your fashion/styling rule? Any tips for getting your look?
I wish I had one! It would make getting dressed in the morning so much easier and free of a pile of discarded items on my bed. As far as what I try to stick to though, I’ve found that you’re never going to absolutely love every outfit you end up wearing for the day. You’re just not. As long as you can accept that, you’ll save yourself from a lot of stress and pressure. I have plenty of posts on my blog that after looking through them, I cringe at what I had pulled together for the day. The point is to try things out. I can’t count how many times I’ve had someone tell me, “Oh, I could never pull that off, but it looks great on you.” That isn’t true. Almost 90 percent of putting together a great outfit is confidence. If you feel great in it, wear it. And own it. If it doesn’t work out, no big deal. Try something else. Much like the Tooth Fairy, there is no such thing as the fashion police. And honestly, for my look, I’m not even quite sure how I pull it off most of the time. If someone could tell me, that would be great!
You do a great job of looking like a million bucks without wearing lots of expensive designer clothes. What’s your shopping M.O.?
I used to try to stretch my paychecks as much as I could. I would buy as many clothing items as possible with the allotted part of my budget. Don’t do that. Buy only things that you love, have an instant connection with and most importantly, will last you. That still doesn’t mean you have to buy only expensive, hard-to-find items. It’s more about looking at your closet and realizing what could really add something to it as opposed to what you could buy, right now, just for the sake of adding to it.
Favorite style icon?
That’s a tough one to narrow down. I really admire a handful of people, sometimes as random as a person I see walking down the street. I’d have to say my top faves (in no particular order) are Alexa Chung, Chan Marshall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Natalie Portman (mainly the way she carries herself, her poise is amazing), Chloe Sevigny, Kate Moss, Zooey Deschanel and of course, Lady Gaga for her fearlessness.
Favorite movie or book?
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I wish I could live in that book. And be Dominique Francon and fall in love with Howard Roark.
What style blogs do you follow?
Another tough one! My morning routine usually involves a piece of toast and plopping myself in front of the computer to see what everyone else is wearing for the day. I love daily style blogs like What I Wore (Jessica’s such a sweetheart in real life, another reason why I love her blog!), Kansas Couture (I’ve also met Katy before, another sweetheart!) and Orchid Grey (hi Julie!). Other favorites include Adored Austin, Late Afternoon, We Were Damsels, Delightfully Tacky, Karla’s Closet, Song of Style, My Style Pill, and Second Skin.
What inspired you to start your own blog?
The funny thing is, is that I never really intended for this blog to be read by anyone besides my mother. I literally was graduating from college this past May and knowing that both of my two jobs would be ending soon after, I decided I needed something to keep me busy. Keep me writing. And keep me from online shopping too much. I was already familiar with fashion communities like Weardrobe and Chictopia, so I wanted in. It’s helped me feel more inspired about my closet and actually pushes me to feel (and look) my best every day.
When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies?
I wish I had a long list of interesting and unique things to say about myself, but it’s pretty simple. I like running, I love to read, I love spending time with friends, I love to write and plan to someday work for a major fashion magazine, I love to travel and love to find really good songs and play them again and again and again.
Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
Go for it. What do you have to lose? Figure out your style and stick with it. Dress for yourself and no one else.
And last but not least – if you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and what would you eat?
Hunter S. Thompson and something tells me we would be doing a lot of heavy drinking, not eating. But maybe some high carb snacks to help out our livers.
Plus, don’t forget to check out the This Time Tomorrow Dress!
Want to be a Blogger of The Moment? Here’s what you need to do to be eligible:
- Feature ModCloth items in your outfit photos on your blog.
- Link to ModCloth whenever you’re wearing a ModCloth item in a photo.
- Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a link to your post and don’t forget to post your pictures on the ModCloth Style Exchange!