Follow Friday Timmy Kelly

Welcome to the newest series on my blog where I get to the down and dirty with some of my favorite creators in fashion, travel, beauty, and food. To start us off, we’ve the Charleston-based blogger Timmy Kelly, who also happens to be one of my favorite style guys on Instagram right now. He has a wonderfully-keen eye for vintage and his passion for the finer things is evident on his Instagram page and in his YouTube videos.

Follow Friday Timmy Kelly

Full Name + Instagram Handle?

Timothy J. Kelly and my Instagram handle is @its_Timmy.

Who is your biggest style inspiration?

It’s honestly so hard to pick one person for my biggest style inspo. However, if I have to choose, I can narrow it down to a mix between Harry Styles and a vintage Ralph Lauren.

What’s the last item of clothing you bought?

The last thing I purchased was a vintage Burberry trench. It’s one of the ones with a 60’s style collar. I saw someone wear it inside out as well, so… maybe I have two new jackets?

What’s a trend you wish you never tried?

Skinny Jeans. I just look so bad in them… AKA: these hip’s lie big time when I wear them.

What’s your most treasured possession?

My camera is worth an arm and a leg to me, but I have a gold necklace from Paris that my mom got me and I never take it off.

What three items could you not live without?

Hair gel, my Levi’s, and my cell phone… if that’s applicable. If not, then I’d have to say a good tote bag.

What phrase or word do you most overuse?

‘Juxtapose’ is a word I use *far* too often.

What’s something you wish you could change about yourself?

I wish I was able to gain muscle more easily. I feel like I work out fairly hard (… I think?) but I don’t have a big build.

What’s your go-to grooming/beauty tip?

Moisturize your face once a day at least. It’s a lifesaver! I also recently saw a video where a guy was talking about crimping his eyelashes, and I can’t say I didn’t try it and love the look of it.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on?

NYC is always a blast since I don’t live close, but I also love Spain.

Boxers, briefs, or birthday suit?

Briefs, but somewhere between briefs birthday suit if I’m feeling myself!

What’s a trait you’re most known for?

I’ve always loved fashion, so a lot of people know me because I dress “crazy” or “grandpa-ish” at times.

What trait do you value most in your friends?

I love a friend that I don’t have to try with. I love being able to be myself around someone!

What’s your hidden talent?

It’s not so much a talent, and frankly a little too quirky, but I know an insane amount of information about chickens. (I used to brood them from chicks and kept a coop in my backyard growing up.)

What did you want to be as a kid?

I always thought I was going to be a vet until I realized how much schooling they have to go through! 

What’s the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A pair of Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Western Boots… and then a trip somewhere because those boots *are* made for walking.

What’s your greatest fear?

Being alone for too long – starts with stress and just turns into straight fear.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

It’s more of a saying my mom told me, but it’s applicable in an advice type of way: “You’re never where you think you’ll be in a year.” It’s helped me deal with a lot of different situations.

What is your motto?

C’est La Vie

Which 5 Instagram accounts should we be following right now?
  1. @nycbami
  2. @dustinhanke
  3. @shotfromthestreet
  4. @ryanjamescaruthers
  5. @adenorah

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