When I was really young (about 10 years old), one of the designers that I was familiar with and that stood out to me was Coco Chanel. She will always be my favorite designer ever! The simplicity and the beauty of everything that was ever produced under this powerhouse of a brand, it just spoke to me. One thing that she said that I will never forget is that “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” I wholeheartedly agree with this; FASHION IS EVERYTHING. It’s so much more to it than just looking good though.
I’ve always been obsessed with style and fashion now that I look back on the course of my life and how I grew up. I was super spoiled y’all. My parents made sure I was always fly and I guess that carried into my young adulthood. So much so that I started my own online boutique back in 2012 and happily named it Krissy’s Klozet. I initially sold pieces from my actual wardrobe (hence the name lol) and from thrift and vintage stores and then worked my way up to purchasing new pieces in bulk. It gave me such a thrill and fulfillment to see my customers in their KK pieces, rocking them so effortlessly. My love for style also turned into personal styling alongside two of my girls when we started up Cirkiss Life (shoutout to Chrissy and Candace). Ahh, I’m getting such nostalgia as I’m writing this! Ultimately though, my procrastination, inconsistency, depression and fear/self-doubt all contributed to the closing of Krissy’s Klozet. *ugly cries*
Since then, I’ve had to stick with shopping for and dressing myself. It kinda had a big role in me starting Debt Free Black Girl. Over the past few years, I’ve had to really cut back on my spending since I was trying to do better with managing my coins. When I started Debt Free Black Girl, I wanted my ‘budgetbabe’ style to be heavily incorporated. Somewhere along the way this vision was blurred. That’s the reason I’m writing this now. I want to document more of my personal style and live out my motto that you don’t have to sacrifice style while on a budget and paying off debt right here on this blog. I’m superrrr excited for this new chapter!
My Personal Style
So I’m a huge tomboy and it’s often reflected in my wardrobe. I like oversized, sporty, chill pieces for the most part. You can also find me in a crop top and something black about 90% of the time, regardless of how cold it is. My style evolves with whatever mood I’m in and that’s the beauty of it. Prints. Minimal. Vintage. You name it, I’ve rocked it at some point or another. Some of my favorite places to shop are thrift stores, Zara, my mother’s closet, and Forever 21. Quite honestly, I can pick up something off of the rack at Walmart for all I care…as long as it’s dope to me. Thrifting will forever be number 1 for me though. I love sifting through mounds and mounds of clothes to find those treasures in the mix. You gotta be patient for thrifting bruh, especially if you want to leave out of there with some worthwhile pieces.
Recently, my signature style has been this: an all black fit with a red lippie. Dressing in all black gives me the most confidence and has me feeling like a true BAWSE. I feel my absolute best when I wear black for some reason. A few years ago, my Pastor had to have an intervention with me because he was concerned that I wore black all of the time, thinking that something was wrong with me LOL. But nah, it simply just makes me look and feel good at the same time.
I’m really glad that I’ve finally been able to get this post out…it’s been a long time coming. But stay tuned for more personal style posts and tips on how to look fly while on a budget and paying down debt without breaking the bank.
Now let’s talk about it. What would you like to see from me as it relates to style and fashion? Sound off in the comments, I wanna hear from you!