We’re very excited for you to meet our Glam Girl: Krystin from Suburban Faux-Pas, a 27-year-old Toronto-based fashion blogger. A city girl at heart, Krystin’s look is colorful, glamorous and anything but boring! We love her eclectic sense of style and ability to combine patterns and color – she always look incredibly chic while doing so. Read on to discover more about Krystin, her style inspirations and best beauty tips…
What motivated you to start your blog?
A city girl at heart, when my husband and I bought our house in the suburbs, I started the blog to prove that regardless of a postal code, style can prevail! (Yes, even in the suburbs!)
How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
Now that I live and work in the suburbs, it can be difficult to draw inspiration. I look to Pinterest, Tumblr, magazines, fashion blogs and street style when I’m in Toronto to remind me of what else is out there.
Who are your style icons?
While there are a handful of socialites, fashion bloggers and classic names I have always admired, my mom has always been a constant source of inspiration for me. She’s never afraid to take risks or shy away from colour and I love it!
Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
Just one would be tough but I’d probably say a great pair of black pumps. They’re versatile, classic and can take most outfits up a notch.
What items do you always carry in your handbag?
Wallet, personal phone, work phone, business cards, gum, bobby pins, MAC lipstick, nail file, pen, notebook, keys, backup charger… I could go on ;)
What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
If you dab white shimmer eye shadow above the middle of your top lip, you can make your lips seem fuller and more rounded.
Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
I used to play drums in an all boy band!
What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
There are few colours or patterns I shy away from :) Some personal favourite combos are pink and red, leopard print and yellow or bold stripes with an accent colour.
When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
I’ve recently gotten into the habit of buying fresh flowers for our house. I love the fresh dose of color it breathes into the space!
How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
I am definitely not a morning person! I must hit the snooze button 3 times before I actually get going and then I’m typically in a mad rush. Needless to say, my beauty routine is typically quite simple and relaxed during the work week. Oh and coffee is a MUST!
Discover more about our Glam Girl: Krystin from Suburban Faux-Pas.