"I like to start with a solid, conservative foundation, like a really nice black dress or a really nice black pencil skirt or really good jeans, and then add something like an animal print, or red, or an interesting piece of jewelry."
Job: Communications consultant at Nationwide Insurance
Neighborhood: Upper Arlington
Hometown: Upper Arlington
Label your style: "Conservative chic"
Where do you shop most?
J. Crew, Anthropologie, Saks and Nordstrom. When I travel, I try to hit up boutiques and find something different. We go down South a lot. I'm obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer, and they have more standing stores down South.
What's your favorite city for out-of-town shopping?
Chicago, but I'm sure everybody says that. Charleston, South Carolina, has great shopping. King Street is just littered with boutiques.
What do you like to wear?
I like to start with a solid, conservative foundation, like a really nice black dress or a really nice black pencil skirt or really good jeans, and then add something like an animal print, or red, or an interesting piece of jewelry.
Where do you get ideas?
I think style is all about taking other people's ideas and making it your own. I follow a couple blogs. There's this girl in Chicago who's addicted to Anthropologie - her blog is anthroholic.blogspot.com - and she has a really great way of putting things together.
I follow celebrities, just like anyone else. I like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Michelle Obama, Rachel Zoe.
What are your favorite products?
I think people look best in their natural state, while playing up their assets. And I think Bobbi Brown's line does a nice job of that. I like my hairdresser a lot - Kristen at Q Salon.
Shirt: Nanette Lepore, from Saks
Skirt: J. Crew
Belt: J. Crew
Tights: DKNY, from Macy's
Shoes: Michael Kors, from Nordstrom
Bracelets and ring: David Yurman
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