UsTrendy’s Trendsetters of the Week: Kimberley Marquis

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Kimberley Marquis always stays true to herself on her blog. She promotes her non-judgmental spirits and creates a space where woman can truly express themselves. We love her realistic attitude. She stays chic yet confidential (; She’s hip and down to earth – the perfect combo! She shares her trendy travel spots and even gives advice for your next summer read. Be sure to check out what she has to say below!


How’d you come up with your blog name? Any meaning behind it?

It took me about a month to finally decide on The Chic Confidential. I went back and forth on a few different names, but I felt like this one really represented me. I love the word ‘chic’. I feel like it describes my personal style. ‘Confidential’ came after, basically because the blog is about letting people into my somewhat chic, confidential life.

How would you describe your own personal style?

I’d say Classic-Chic. Like I mentioned above, ‘chic’ is a good word to use to describe my personal style. I love classic pieces: a white blouse, a structured blazer, lots of fringe, & a good pair of skinny jeans.

What do you want readers to take away from your blog?

The Chic Confidential is a completely non-judgmental space for women to connect on. I’m all about being open and honest about everything I share on the blog. It’s where I can be real with my readers. It’s important for me to stay true to my beliefs, so you’ll never find something on the blog that I don’t believe in. If there’s one thing I want my readers to know, it’s that I’m honest. The blog is a space where I can truly be myself.

Some upcoming summer must-haves?

Really cute, open-toe sandals, sexy maxi dresses, LOTS of fun accessories, and HUGE ASS sunnies. The bigger, the better.

Where do you find your inspirations?

Everywhere! We have the most amazing bloggers right here in Toronto! I love, love reading their blogs, and getting ideas from their posts. Reading! This one is huge. I always find a quote or something someone said in an article that I want to elaborate on, and somehow I will make a post out of it.

A trend you hope never goes away/makes a comeback?

I’m kind of glad the 90s choker made a comeback! It’s been really fun rocking a black & gold choker with some outfits. I also hope fringe and wide-legged pants NEVER go out of style. When in doubt, always wear fringe. HA!

Describe yourself in three words?

Persistent. Creative. Chic.

Best place you’ve traveled? Where to next?

I did a trip around India, Thailand and Indonesia with my best friend after we graduated university. I’ve done quite a bit of travelling in my lifetime, and would have to say that those places are still top on the list. I also LOVED Barcelona. Vegas is next for my 30th!

What’s number one on your bucket list?

Definitely Greece!!

Favorite quote?

Ahhh, this is a hard one. There are so many good ones out there, but my current favourite is:

“Because when we give too many fucks, when we choose to give a fuck about everything, then we feel as though we are perpetually entitled to feel comfortable and happy at all times, that’s when life fucks us.” – Mark Manson

I’m reading an AMAZING booked called, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson, and he is just so brutally honest, it’s refreshing! He’s got some great quotes in that book.

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