"You know those things that are borderline ugly? It's like, this is ugly, but I ... like it."
Job: fourth-year OSU dental student
Neighborhood: Victorian Village
Label your style: "funky vintage"
Where do you like to shop?
I hate going to Easton, but I'll go there out of necessity and get a couple basics. And then my favorite vintage store is Mad 4 Mod in Clintonville. And I also go to Mary Catherine's, an antique store that has really cool jewelry.
It seems like you like grandma-y things.
You know those things that are borderline ugly? It's like, this is ugly, but I ... like it.
What do you think influences your style?
My whole life, I've been dragged by my mom to antique stores, which I absolutely hated - so boring. But eventually I started finding something I could actually shop for when I was with her.
What's your splurge?
Jeans. At Filene's, if I'm lucky, I can get a deal. My favorites are probably Paper Denim.
So do you have a big clothing collection?
No, I don't. I'm totally a minimalist. Accessories, I have a lot of. But I'll wear the same black T-shirt dress a million times with a shirt or a jacket or whatever.
What other favorites are in your closet?
I have a really cool embroidered belt from Chile that I got at Mad 4 Mod that I love. I have a good collection of grandma-ish purses. I love T-shirts that look old - like American Apparel light gray or concert T-shirts. I'm kind of a sucker for getting T-shirts at concerts if I'm into the band.
T-shirt dress: Gap
Shirt: from a thrift store - "I've had it forever."
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Bracelets: from Mary Catherine's. "It's not anything fancy or high-end or whatever, but I like it."
Bag: from the Eclectiques Antique Mall in Clintonville. "It's super-old. I had to take it to a shoe guy to have it sewn, and it already ripped. That's the thing about old purses - you always have to pay to have them patched up."
Leaf necklace: from her grandma