"This is exactly how I like to dress. This is just a sweater, but it's got something to it."

Job: General manager at the M/I Home store at Easton

Neighborhood: Northwest Side

Hometown: Dayton

Label your style: "Classic, but not boring."

What are your top three favorite stores?

Anthropologie, Ann Taylor and DSW.

What do you like to wear?

This is exactly how I like to dress. This is just a sweater, but it's got something to it. When I go to Anthropologie, my eyes skim over everything and I look for color and I look for patterns, but classic - not wild paislies and flowers and stuff. I pull out what I think suits me. I'm not the kind of person who'll go, "Well, I'll give this a try."

Why does this style work for you?

For work, I have to dress for business, but it's also a place where people come to figure out style. And I think I should look put-together, because we've got to put their houses together.

Is it dangerous for you to work in a mall?

Yeah, because sometimes I get the urge to get something new.

So do you have a big clothing collection?

No, I wouldn't say I do. I shop sales and stock up on classics. When I look in my closet, it's mostly tans and browns, navys, black. I don't like to stress about my clothes. I don't spend my money on trends, and that money I spend on shoes and handbags. I don't have a whole lot of costume-y jewelry.

The outfit:

Shirt: Anthropologie

Pants: Ann Taylor

Shoes: Steve Madden, from DSW

Necklace: Anthropologie

Bracelets: Swarovski and John Hardy

Watch: Swiss Army, her husband's

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