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Occupation: Sustainability/Outreach Coordinator at a consumer-owned grocery cooperative
Wearing: Gap blazer, Volcom V.Cological Leggings, Earth Shoe loafers ("Most comfortable shoe I've ever worn"), and a thrifted bathing suit. "And to accessorize, a best friend's husband hugging on some flamingos."
Personal Style: "Frugal, Enthusiastic, Varied, Shameless, a little Crunchy, and with a default inspiration of my mother in 1986."
Favorite Brand/Store: "Don't have one. I rarely buy new clothes. I like the treasure hunt of thrift stores, and go to 6pm.com or express.comfor basic stuff. My favorite clothing item is a pair of psychedelic leggings by my friend and designer Julie DiMaggio. In my little town there is a lively tradition of 'the clothing swap.'"
Favorite Fashion Trick: "When it comes to choosing clothes, instead of asking myself 'Should I buy this?' I ask myself, 'Would I steal this from my best friend?' Because while I overthink my own choices, it's easy to go right to the perfect match in someone else's closet."
Personal Style Profiles feature folks with a strong sense of fashion. These individuals are not my clients.
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