I’m so excited to share today’s post with everyone because it’s another installment of my interview series, “Sitting Pretty With.” Today, I’m sitting pretty with Krista Robertson of Covering The Bases. Covering the Bases is a fashion and lifestyle blog built around the idea that we can and should work hard, dress well, and travel often. Well, I happen to agree! Covering the Bases is one of my daily reads so I seriously loved getting to know Krista last summer when I was living in her city, NYC. Talk about a #girlboss! She has a full time job and has grown Covering the Bases into a huge online influence. Her work ethic is one to envy and be inspired by. Plus, her unabashedly preppy style is so up my alley. Her outfits make me want to transport myself to New York City and the surrounding Northeast as soon as possible. Needless to say, she’s got the East Coast prep look mastered, she’s a go-to girl to look up to for girls working in any industry, and she’s sweet as can be to boot! Keep scrolling for all things Krista…!
P.S. You can read my last “Sitting Pretty With” interview with Allison Norton of Polka Dot Media here!
Name: Krista Robertson
Neighborhood: Chelsea, New York
Job: Social Sponsorship Specialist, Major League Baseball
Instagram Handle: @kristarobertso
LET’S TALK BUSINESS…
What motivated you to start your blog, Covering The Bases?
I was bored and had just broken up with my boyfriend in college. I needed something to do and this seemed like a good idea.
Describe your blog in 3 sentences or less.
A fashion and travel blog based in New York city that focuses on living your best life by dressing well, working hard and traveling often!
What is a typical day in the life of Krista?
Wake up, go to work, go home, work out, eat dinner, work on the blog and then sleep. *Work work work work work…*
What keeps you inspired at work day-in and day-out?
I’m inspired by my followers and readers. I don’t want to let them down. It also helps when I’m so passionate about both of my jobs, that inspires me to work hard as well!
How do you pick what topics and content you want to post about?
A lot is based off what I’m doing in my life and what’s going on. That dictates most of my content. Other than that, I always take advice from readers on what they want to see. Listening to your audience and what they want is important!
Is there something that you know now that you wish you’d known when you started your blog?
How much work it would be and how important good imagery is!
LET’S TALK FASHION…
Describe your style in three adjectives.
Preppy, Nautical, Classic
What are your wardrobe staples?
Skinny jeans, any type of white blouse and pearls
If I peaked into your closet, what color would be the most prominent?
Navy, stripes and gingham. I can’t tell you how many gingham dresses I currently own…
Are there any trends you’re excited about right now?
I’m happy that sneakers are coming back into play. In the city, comfortable shoes are a MUST.
What fashion piece would you splurge on tomorrow if you could?
A pair of Hermes Oran sandals in the classic brown.
LET’S TALK BEAUTY…
What are your beauty must-haves?
Red lipstick (or really any lipstick) it’s a must!
What perfume do you spritz on as you walk out the door?
Random, but its this perfume from Francesca’s that I’ve worn for years.
What color nail polish are you currently wearing?
LET’S TALK DECOR…
Describe your decorating style in three adjectives.
Just like my style: preppy, nautical and classic 😉
If your mother taught you one trick about interior decorating, what would it be?
Have fun with it and bring on the color!
What is your favorite piece of decor you own?
I’m totally over the moon obsessed with my gingham L.L. Bean flannel sheets. Not the typical type of decor but I think it is!
What’s on your bar cart?
A LOT of bourbon and my special bottles of champagne.
Do you have any must-have coffee table books?
Flip Flop Fly Ball is on my coffee table — its a really interesting book filled with inforgraphics about baseball!
LET’S TALK TRAVEL…
Beach or Mountains?
East Coast or West Coast?
What is your favorite destination?
Probably some place I haven’t been yet.
Are you planning any upcoming trips?
Yes 🙂 Exuma this weekend, Napa in May, Nantucket in June, Hamptons in July, Chicago in August, Banff in September and hopefully Cuba in December!
Who is your favorite travel buddy?
My boyfriend, Andrew. It’s a lot of fun getting to experience new places with him.
Go-to cocktail when you’re traveling?
Champagne (and lots of water!)
What is your top bucket list destination?
Australia or Hawaii
LET’S TALK NEW YORK CITY…
What’s your favorite part of living in New York City?
Not having to worry about driving (especially when you’re going out with your friends!)
Fill in the blank: “On the weekend, you’ll find me at _____________.”
Cookshop. It’s my favorite place for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Best date night restaurant?
YN Bar, this little wine bar in Soho/East Village
Best brunch restaurant?
Best cocktail in the city?
Tipsy Parsons’ Tipsy Palmer!
New York City means so many different things to so many different people. What does New York City mean to you?
It will always be where I spent the best years of my life!
Best boutique or shop/shopping?
Bloomingdales by the park — it’s HUGE
Riding bikes up and down the West Side Highway
Anything else we need to know about New York?
There’s no place like it!
Photographs: Covering the Bases & Krista Robertson Instagram
I was so glad to see the second installment of this series! Reading about such hardworking, happy women is great motivation and inspiration 🙂
Yay, thank you so much Sarah! I couldn’t agree more… that’s why I started this series! Thanks for reading along!! XO, Jillian
Just popped over from Krista’s blog! I love reading things like this 🙂 I don’t know how she does it all…and does it well, at that. Have a great weekend!
Thanks Jess, I’m so glad you liked the post! Posts like this are my favorites to read too! Krista really kills it!!! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend too! XO, Jillian
Love this! I love Krista’s blog and it’s fun seeing some behind the scenes details! Thanks for doing this series 🙂
Thanks so much kelsey! I’m so glad you loved reading! Behind the scenes snapshots are always interesting and motivating! Thanks for following along! XO, Jillian