I always love reading Q and A blog posts to get to know people better! I also love getting your questions on Instagram, so I thought it would be fun to do a Q and A then answer them in one big blog post!
Here are the answers to your questions from Instagram stories:
Q & A!
What is your skincare routine? Before bed I just cleanse, put on my Vintner’s daughter face serum and goe body oil. In the morning I don’t wash my face. I swipe a Peter Thomas Roth cotton pad before getting in the shower and use this exfoliator in the shower once per week.
How old are you? 30
How tall are you? 5’6
I’m a new follower! Do you have an about me or intro post? Here is my about me page!
What is your favorite carry on suitcase? Luke and I love the Rimowa essential case. We both have it in matte black.
Do you count calories? No, I try to focus more on nourishing whole foods and a healthy ingredients list instead of worrying about calories. I do try to eat 4 times per day around the same times.
Do you have any healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas? Yes! When eating at home I don’t change it up very often. Lots of Smoothies, lentil pasta, snack bars and protein / brown rice bowls. Here is a whole blog post I did recently on my favorite healthy meals and snacks!
What is your favorite meal that you and your husband enjoy at home? I love when Luke makes Salmon on the grill and I do healthy sides like brown rice and vegetables or lentil pasta with olive oil! We also love spaghetti squash with roasted tomatoes and brussels sprouts. More on what is in our fridge and pantry here.
What is your Starbucks order? Iced Americano or Iced coconut milk latte!
What are your favorite Dallas restaurants? Shinsei, Rise, Grange Hall, Park House, Tulum, The Juice Bar, Flower Child, Javiers, Mi Cocina, Dunstons and Asian Mint.
What is your go-to workout outfit? (Socks, bras, leggings) I pretty much always wear this Nike sports bra, Balega socks and a tee/tank and high waist leggings to workout. My favorite leggings: these, these and these.
What is your best wedding advice? Pinterest is a great tool for planning. It is much easier to express what you want through visuals than it is with words. I made different Pinterest boards to show what I wanted for invitations, calligraphy, tablescapes, flowers, cake, hair & makeup, and photography styles. Also, keep up with the thank you notes so they don’t pile up lol.
Why did you have two different photographers at your wedding? I wanted two different styles of photography. One was a more classic style and one was more creative / editorial.
Would love to see your wedding ‘getting ready’ photos! We actually didn’t take any photos or video during the getting ready process. I made it clear that I didn’t want to have any photographers in the room during the day so that we could just have fun and relax with my girlfriends! We didn’t have photographers come in until after I put on my dress. I’m really happy we made this decision because it made the getting ready process really relaxed and special.
Favorite part of being married? I really love living together!
Do you have a good steamer recommendation? Yes, we use this one!
What are your favorite nail polish colors? My two favorites are Brenna by Zoya and Rose Quartz by Dazzle Dry. Although, I’m currently taking a break from polish and just ask to get my nails buffed.
Wardrobe staples? Quality tee shirts, jeans, simple nude heels, neutral sweaters, timeless investment bags and a few versatile dresses.
Tell me more about your engagement ring? Did you ring shop beforehand? I told Luke that I liked emerald cut, but he did the rest on his own! After we got engaged, we did pick out our wedding bands together.
What are your dream partnerships? I’ve been really fortunate to have worked with so many of my favorite brands like Nordstrom, Lululemon and the BMW Dallas Marathon! I think in the future it would be really cool to work directly with Nordstrom on a clothing line.
Best hydrafacial in Dallas? I really like the spa at Equinox.
Where did you go to college and what did you study? I went to SMU and studied Advertising, Journalism and Fashion Media.
Do you have a Saint Laurent LouLou? Waiting for mine to arrive and I’m hoping it’s good! So fun! I don’t have it, but it looks like a great investment bag with a good strap!
Have you ever tried hair extensions? Yes! I wore clip ins for our wedding, but I don’t ever wear them anymore.
Are you planning on running another full marathon? Not sure! For now I’m just enjoying shorter runs, training for half marathons and strength training!
How do you handle not drinking alcohol when out? I usually just order a sparkling drink with ice and lime or a fresh juice!
How did you find your house? We went to multiple open houses every Sunday after Church and constantly looked on Zillow and RedFin!
Where do you see krystalschlegel.com going in the next year? I’m hoping to incorporate more family and home life. I want my site to always be a helpful resource.
Thank you for sending in your questions for this Q and A! As always, would love your feedback and blog post requests below!