From the moment we came across Krystal Bick's blog, This Time Tomorrow, we were charmed by her sweet style and hooked on her awesome writing. From styling tips to personal anecdotes, This Time Tomorrow is a great read and an inspiring visual diary of Krystal's life. Get to know her better in our Blog Love interview below, and see the rest of her blog here!
StyledOn: Tell us a little about yourself – how did you get into blogging?
Krystal Bick: I'm a fashion and shopping editor at a major tech company here in the Bay Area. However, when I started this blog back in 2009 I was interning as a reporter at a small, local newspaper in Nevada. At the time, I was soon to be graduated from college and knew I needed a creative outlet while I searched for a job in a rather dismal job economy. Since I've always loved fashion and experimenting with my own personal style, it just made sense to me to document my outfits and share them with others. Fast forward three years and I'm still enjoying this crazy ride!
SO: Who or what has most influenced your style?
KB: Given my background in print editorial, I've come to be a loyal follower of quite a few fashion editors, not only for their work but for their personal styles as well. More often than not, I try to channel what I like to call an "editor" vibe in my outfits -- sleek, sophisticated but with unexpected twists. My go-to editors? Hands down: Ms. Taylor Tomasi Hill and Ms. Joanna Hillman.
SO: Has your style changed since you started blogging?
KB: Drastically! And I mean that in the best way possible. I started my blog close to three years ago, when I was in a much different stage of my life. What blogging has taught me is how to really hone in on the things I'm drawn and attracted to and skip on the ones that I'm not. Essentially, I think blogging has really helped me define my style -- that being more classic and tailored (with a bit of quirk thrown in for good measure).
SO: What is the most treasured item in your closet?
KB: A pair of rhinestone embellished Celine sandals. I scooped them up on a consignment website and just love how decadently delicious they look when worn!
SO: What’s at the top of your wishlist right now?
KB: Aside from the usual four or five pairs of shoes I have on my radar at any given time, I'm really on the hunt for peplum tops. They work great with both pencil skirts and skinny cropped trousers (perfect for work!). Also, I can't get enough of monochromatic or all printed pant/skirt suits. In fact, I'd give anything for an all yellow outfit -- yellow blazer, yellow button front blouse and yellow skirt.
SO: Do you have any shopping resolutions for 2012?
KB: Save for the investment pieces!
SO: If you could go shopping with anyone for a day, who would it be?
KB: This is tough -- I think it's a tie between Taylor Tomasi Hill and Iris Apfel. Both ladies would be a blast and would do some serious damage in the accessory department!
SO: We love your blog and read it on a regular basis. Which blogs do you read the most?
KB: A big part of my job is sourcing new clothing trends to highlight so it probably comes as no surprise that I read a lot of blogs. And I mean, a lot. Some of my all time favorites include Brooklyn Blonde, The Glamourai, The Man Repeller, B Jones Style, Cheetah is the New Black, Sterling Style, Eat.Sleep.Wear., 9 to 5 Chic and Atlantic-Pacific.
SO: Tell us something about yourself that we might not expect.
KB: My first exposure to styling was when I worked at Abercrombie back in college. While my fashion taste, needless to say, has changed a lot since those days -- I still remember having so much fun suggesting outfits to shoppers and helping them find new ways to wear certain basics. To this day though, I can't step foot in one of those stores without getting a headache from the cologne.
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