Meet Emily S. Kilgore, the style maven behind Fast Fashionista, a fashion and lifestyle blog devoted to giving fashion advice, beauty tips, recipes, and everything in between to readers.
Define your style?
I would describe my style as glam and classic. Very feminine.
What is your idea of a perfect date outfit (for a man and woman)?
For the ladies, you need to start with great base, exquisite lingerie. Next, I love a bright skirt, black top, and leopard pumps. Don’t forget a fun clutch and a scarf to complete the look.
For the guys, a nice pair of pants, a crisp button up shirt, and I’m a huge fan of suspenders. Also, every man should have a perfect pair of black dress shoes. If he has the confidence, he can finish the look with a fedora.
In what ways do you think that fashion is evolving in Pittsburgh?
I think that the amazing thing about Pittsburgh style is that it’s constantly evolving. There are no rules. It seems that everyone makes his or her own unique style and I love that. Pittsburgh really is a melting pot.
Using one word, describe Pittsburgh style?
Who is your celebrity style crush?
Olivia Palermo. Her style is polished and always on point. To me, she can do no wrong.
What are your favorite places to shop in Pittsburgh?
I really like to shop local. Boutiques are my favorite because they usually have more unique things. I love Lex & Lynne and e.b. PEPPER.
What inspired you to start a blog and what makes your blog different?
After a sweet message from a long time friend comparing my fashion trends on Facebook to Cosmo Magazine I started exploring fashion blogs and I thought why not start one and see where it takes me. I try to make my blog a little different by incorporating “Fast Tips” into each post to keep my readers coming back to learn something new.
What is your favorite lipstick (color and brand)?
I’m all about red nails and lips. My go to is Rouge Coco 444- Gabrielle by Chanel.
What trends can fashionistas look forward to for Spring and Summer 2016?
A higher waist pant, lingerie inspired looks, and fringe.
What is your favorite accessory?
Shoes!! I’ve had a love obsession with them for as long as I can remember. Once I remember going into my older sisters bedroom to try on her heels. I’ll never forget that feeling! My Mom love shoes too, I guess you can say I inherited it!
What advice do you have for someone who is trying to discover his/her’s sense of style?
Always be yourself and stay true to what you love. Keep up with trends but don’t become them. There have been a lot of times in my life that I was told to “dumb down” my look to fit in. I’m not okay with that for me or anyone else. You should always do your own thing when it comes to personal style because if you don’t like yourself then no one else will either. Self love all the way.