Hi my name is Kristin!  I'm 25 years old and graduated from Villanova University  last year where I was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and majored in Communications.  While I loved living just outside of Philadelphia, I am a Jersey Girl at heart and was born and raised at the Jersey Shore where I live now.

For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with anything that has to do with fashion and beauty.  My personal style is classy and feminine with influences from trends and my favorite celebrities.  For celebrity fashion inspiration the stars whose style I most covet are Olivia Palermo, Lauren Conrad, and Blake Lively.  Although I do adore hair and makeup, my absolute favorite thing about beauty is skin care, which I am constantly researching and experimenting with.

I have a thing for sweets and I enjoy making them as much as eating them.  I also have a way with glitter and love a good D.I.Y. project.  When I'm not busy with school I try to do the things I love as much as possible and surround myself with friends and family.  If I'm at home you will definitely find me hanging out with my little Maltese, Coco Chanel.

I also have several chronic illnesses - RSD, Crohn's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic migraines - and am passionate about bringing awareness to what living life with invisible chronic illness is really like.  If you'd like to learn more about this check out my Life with Chronic Illness tag.

To get a more of a look into my life follow me @theblushblonde on Instagram and kthomp22 on Snapchat.

T H E   B L U S H   B L O N D E

Launched in the Summer of 2013 as Crumbs & Curls and relaunched in Summer 2015 as The Blush Blonde, this space is an outlet to share all that inspires me.  I started The Blush Blonde the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college.  I have always been a creative person with a love of all things fashion and beauty.  For quite some time I had been looking for a way to share my knowledge and interests, after having surgery that left me in bed with almost no movement allowed for two weeks and then an additional three months of limited movement I had grown bored of reading, watching movies, and crafting so I set out to find something new to do.  After browsing Pinterest I came across a blog I loved and I decided to start one of my own.

Initially Crumbs & Curls was about fashion, beauty, baking, and crafting, and while you can still find all of those on here it has really evolved into more of a lifestyle blog with heavy influences from fashion and beauty.  After two years of blogging I decided it was time to change the name and branding of my blog to better reflect what it has grown into and something that was more inline with my personal aesthetic.  I believe that everything should come in pink (preferably blush) and have been known since childhood for my super light (never been dyed) blonde hair so it only seemed appropriate to combine two things that are so 'me' for my new name.

On here I hope to add a little charm to everyday life and encourage readers to add a touch of pretty to their day.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by The Blush Blonde!

P.S. You can learn more about me here!