Haute Secrets: Dallas Style Blogger Krystal Schlegel

Krystal Schelegel’s eponymous blog is a visual treat for fashion lovers. Filled with her takes on style, shopping, travel and trends, the blog has been featured in such magazines as Vogue and Town & Country, and Krystal’s eye for fashion has led to past partnerships with Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Refinery 29. We spoke with Krystal to learn her haute, super-stylish secrets.

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Occupation: Fashion blogger

How did your blog come to be: While spending the Summer of 2010 in Paris at floral design school, I started a lifestyle blog showcasing my journal of travel and outfit photos. After completing a degree in Advertising and Journalism at Southern Methodist University, I moved to New York to work as a freelance stylist. I later returned to my roots in Texas where my blog developed into my full-time business.

Where were you born: Dallas

What brought you back to Dallas: I was born and raised in Dallas, and after graduating from Southern Methodist University, I moved to New York City. But I missed the Southern Hospitality.  I moved back home and feel lucky to be able to travel often for work from coast to coast.

In which neighborhood do you live: Uptown

Best place to spot Dallas’ best dressed: Neiman Marcus

Best restaurant in the city: Javier’s for Mexican food and Shinsei for sushi

Best brunch: Bread Winners

Best place for cocktails: 31 in Highland Park Village

Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Travel

Best thing about Dallas: Southern hospitality

Hotel you’d recommend to visiting guests: The Mansion on Turtle Creek

Favorite neighborhood for shopping: Highland Park Village

Best spa: The Crescent Hotel Spa

Favorite charity event: The Salvation Army Echelon Gala

Best museum/exhibit: The Goss Michael Foundation showcasing extraordinary exhibits with a focus on British Artists

Best locally made product: Mi Golondrina by Cristina Lynch

Best current clothing trend: Off the shoulder tops and lace up heels

Worst current clothing trend: Boyfriend jeans. I love them on others, but I can’t pull them off!