Associate attorney Dawn Hays labels her style: "It really depends on my mood. Today I felt conservative, so I wore a long skirt."

Dawn Hays

Job: Associate attorney

Neighborhood: Canal Winchester

Hometown: Warren

Label your style: "It really depends on my mood. Today I felt conservative, so I wore a long skirt."

What's your favorite store?

Macy's.

What store do you think more people should know about?

I always walk out with something at Maurices, because it's right by my house. I don't like spending a whole lot of money on real trendy pieces.

What will you spend more on than anything else?

Things that I'll have for years - suits, staple shoes like work heels.

What do you usually wear for work?

Suits. Always skirts. I never wear pants. I mean, I'm allowed to, I just never do.

What color do you wear most often?

Red. I have a red skirt, I have red jackets, I have four pairs of red shoes.

What are you loving this winter?

I'm going through a big red-patent-leather phase.

Who makes your favorite shoes?

Ellen Tracy. The only time I don't wear heels is in the gym. Literally.

What's your favorite out-of-town city for shopping?

Chicago.

What makeup do you like?

I use Estee Lauder eye shadow because it blends really well. The baddest mascara that's out right now is the Voluminous [in] carbon black by L'Oreal.

Who does your hair?

Linda at Studio Fusion in Canal Winchester.

THE OUTFIT:

Coat: From a Nebraska boutique. "I'm trying to wear it as much as I can, because I really splurged on it."

Skirt: Jones New York, from Lazarus

Boots: Victoria's Secret catalog

Necklace: "It's so old, I have no idea. I think I stole it from my mother's jewelry box, which is the best place to go shopping."

Watch: Movado

Ring: Orbis

Earrings: Lia Sophia

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