"I purge the things I'm embarrassed of. I got this pink dress about three years ago. It was really tight - like spandex - V-neck, and almost sheer. And I wore it with some pink patent-leather stilettos. I can't believe anybody even let me in the door."

Job: Director of venture development outreach at TechColumbus

Neighborhood: Suburban Columbus, "but my heart's Downtown"

Hometown: Columbus

Label your style: "Casual chic"

Where do you like to shop?

Nordstrom, Macy's. I would really like to say something cool, like, "I got this at the garage sale." But the truth of the matter is, I have very little patience. I know what fits me, and I need to get it.

What do you wear to work?

I wear a lot of collared shirts, French-cuff button-downs. I try to have a little flavor.

Is there anything in your closet you're embarrassed of?

I purge the things I'm embarrassed of. I got this pink dress about three years ago. It was really tight - like spandex - V-neck, and almost sheer. And I wore it with some pink patent-leather stilettos. I can't believe anybody even let me in the door. I gave it to my cousin from Atlanta, and her boyfriend told her, "You look like $20. Take that off immediately."

What makeup do you like?

I love MAC makeup - they have great colors, and I like the way it looks on my skin. And I only use Maybelline mascara - Great Lash.

Is this how you usually wear your hair?

This is my "new" hair. It's about a year old. But before that, I always wore my hair straight. I went to a new stylist, and she convinced me I didn't need chemical treatments as much. I didn't even know it was curly.

The outfit:

Jeans: David Kahn, from Nordstrom. "These are my favorite. It's so hard for me, being curvy, to find jeans that fit."

Top: From Macy's

Watch: Movado

Ring: Her grandmother's wedding ring.

Earrings: Diamond studs from her boyfriend, Shayne

Shoes: A housewarming gift from her friend

Clutch: From a friend, from Brazil

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com