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KIN by Kristine

October 20, 2019

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Whew! It has been an emotional couple of days to say the least. I first have to thank each and every one of you for the outpouring of love and support in the announcement of my new clothing line. I am overwhelmed and so grateful. I have been working on this for a long time and the road has been filled with many bumps and detour signs. There was a point in time where I questioned if I could even make this happen but I kept going anyway. So, to see it actually becoming a reality is an amazing feeling.

I wanted to give you a better look at the styles that will be available for purchase on Friday at KINbyKristine.com. I also wanted to do a little Q & A to answer some of the questions that you may have.

Q: How many styles will be available to shop?

A: There are 7 different styles to start, some coming in different colors. It’s a small start but trust me, there is more to come!

 

Q: Will you be shipping worldwide?

A: We are currently working on shipping to as many countries as possible! We will have more information on the full list of countries in the coming week

Q: What was your inspiration for these pieces?

A: Fall is my favorite time of year when it comes to fashion. I wanted to create pieces that were classic but that also were as vibrant and bold as the Fall color palette.

 

Q: How did you come up with the name for this clothing line?

A: Well KIN means family and that’s exactly what I want this brand to feel like. I very much have an online family with TrendyCurvy so I would love for that same community to transfer over into this clothing line. But also, KIN is an acronym. The “K” is for me, Kristine, the “I” is for my mother whose name is Iris and the “N” stands for my sister Nicole. A literal representation of family and fashion.

Q: What will be the price range of your items?

A: I’ve really tried to keep my items as affordable as possible, keeping in mind that KIN is not a fast fashion brand. The clothes are designed and manufactured in the USA. With that being said, there is no item over $80 and there are items as low as $36.

 

Q: Will you be doing a second run of your items?

A: Since this is my first line ever, I had to be a bit conservative with the quantities. So please be advised that there is limited stock and there are no plans for a second run at this time.

Again, thank you so much for your support! Please be sure to subscribe to KIN by Kristine so that you can keep up to date on all of the upcoming information!

Photographer: Porterhouse LA

Pinot Noir

October 13, 2019

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I’m starting to feel like every week, I sound like a broken record. But the fact of the matter is, everything that I’m staying holds true week after week (well, at least for me). The facts that remain is that:

#1 – we are very much into the Fall season especially as it pertains to fashion

#2 – it’s still hot

This is that time of year in Los Angeles where things can get a bit tricky. That’s because the trends don’t match the weather and it makes it very difficult to style. Fashion is already ahead of the times, so that combined with this “second Summer” that we are having makes being on-trend a task. However, where there is a will, there is a way!

I look at this situation the same way that I look at every fashion obstacle that I’ve faced. And that is…you just have to get a little creative. So, in order to have the best of both world with style and functionality, you just have to think outside of the box. So, this is my way of capturing Fall fashion in 80 degree weather. You can never go wrong with a pencil skirt and I’m loving this wine color. I can get so much use out of just this one piece. I can wear a chambray blouse with it, or a moto jacket, or even color block with blush pink. Fall is apparently animal print explosion so this top is not only on trend, but also pairs really well with this skirt. I tied it up to give it a different feel.

Overall, the message of the day is…an obstacle is never a road block. There’s always a solution and you can always make trends work for you.

Outfit Details:

Top: JcPenney (wearing an XXL) | Skirt: JcPenney (wearing an XL. Skirt has a good amount of stretch) | Shoes: Target | Clutch: Amazon

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Women’s Empowerment in Carmel

October 6, 2019

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Outfit Details – Top: NY & Company | Jeans: Kut From the Kloth (same brand, slightly different style) | Booties: Dolce Vita (similar)

If you’ve been following me on social media, you know that I went on a very exciting trip with Mercedes Benz and Glamour Magazine to Carmel, CA to celebrate women’s empowerment. It was thrilling, it was inspiring and it was action-packed. I don’t know how they were able to fit so much into a short couple of days. There’s so much that I want to share from the stunning resort they graciously put us in, to the activities and more. So, let’s get into it.

Where We Stayed

Carmel is only about 45 minutes by plane north of Los Angeles right along the coast. I’ve lived in LA all my life but have never been to this area. I can definitely say that it won’t be my last. It was filled with vast mountains, lots of unique shops, beautiful vineyards and more. As we drove through the hills, we turned into the Bernardus Lodge & Spa which is arguably one of the most beautiful properties that I have ever stayed at.

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The bathroom alone was a moment

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Python

September 29, 2019

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You may be living under a rock if you haven’t noticed that animal print, particularly snake print, is all the rave this season. Snake print definitely had popularity last Fall, but I feel as though it is coming back as an even bigger trend. What started on fashion runways of many popular designers has no trickled down to everyday retailers. Everything from clothing, to shoes, bags and even hats are taking on this slithering style (see what I did there?). So of course as my blog name suggests, I follow the trends and see how they can work for me.

Lucky for me, since this trend is so popular, it is literally everywhere. So, I didn’t have to look far to find items that I could wear. I actually got this tank top from latest Stitch Fix package which I love. Like many items that are delivered through Stitch Fix, they cannot be found anywhere else so I tried my best to find a similar top that I’ve linked below. However, I paired the top with these super cute snake print booties that I actually got from JcPenney! I find that it is always great to be able to purchase these fashion fads inexpensively since you’re never quite sure how long the trend will last. These booties are not only on-trend, but stylish and affordable. Check out the links below!

Details:

Cardigan: Walmart | Top: Similar tops here and here | Jeans: Celebrity Pink | Booties: JcPenney | Bag: Ralph Lauren

Photographer: Steve Suavemente