Kaitlyn Tru begins our new Girl Crush feature, where we share with you who we’re crushing on.
Based in the US, having met Fiona through Instagram, Kaitlyn has incredible style and shares this and her cute family through her super cool photography. You can find Kaitlyn on Instagram.
I’m Kaitlyn Tru and I am the mother of Revel Jagger. My husband Ryan and I met super young (like junior high young) and have been together for 7 years.
We had Revel after graduating college and have been slowly figuring this whole thing out ever since. During college I did a lot of blogging for myself and other companies while I worked in both retail and for a leather design company. I graduated with a degree in marketing and currently work in Dallas, TX in digital marketing. Since having Revel and getting back into work, with the time restraints that every working parent experiences, I cherish spending my time out of work with my babes.
My style is literally a mix from a broad spectrum of inspirations. My mother is insanely hippie, like maybe the first James Kicinski-Mccoy and far beyond whilst my dad is super cowboy yet channels The Stones. I was raised SO different from anyone around me that I became oddly comfortable with being weird. I experimented with many different styles early from being completely obsessed with the 60s era, as well as a mad hippie and I would still wear my mom and grandmother’s (who is Native American) turquoise jewellery and ride bareback anytime I wanted. After high school I needed to find myself so I sort of abandoned all those roots and really embraced the modern-minimal trend. Now I would say that my personal style is a solid mixture of all of the above.
Today my inspirations come from the Olsens, they’re on another level, those women have literally been the foundation of trends for how long now? Caroline de Maigret, because she is the queen of French non-chalant, Erin Wasson because she is a Texas native, skates, created the entire tiny tattoo frenzy, and still does it better than anyone else, Janis Joplin, another Texas native that told everyone to shove it and dressed and sang however the hell she wanted (you may also find that these women are my hair-sistas because fixing hair is for the birds!) as well as Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz, they are just such an interesting family that have really found a solid unique identity.
And then there’s the men Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix.
My favorite brands consist of those that I cannot afford: The Row, Tibi, Alexander Wang, Celine and those that I mostly shop at: Asos, Zara, Topshop, and thrift. I feel most comfortable wearing cutoff Levis, my Alexander Wang tee, and barefoot.
With style being all encompassing and it naturally overlaps into my lifestyle including my music tastes, of which I’m very into the early folk stuff and some classic rock. Any of the new music I listen to basically sounds of that genre as well. My current favs are The Jezebels and Zella Day.
Cooking is definitely one of our hobbies, tonight we had beet and goat cheese quesadillas. Amazing! Our favorite food would honestly be Indian though.
Finally, my wishes for the future include more kiddos, definitely living off our garden one day, and honestly just trying to give our kids the life we had. That’s our biggest priority.