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Karrie Bos

Occupation: Sales at NBC-29

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall


Style sense: Bos says her fun, eclectic style is like Audrey Hepburn’s, but “more excessive.” Turquoise is her favorite color; her top is from Target and her skirt is from Marshalls. She found her belt at Ruggi’s and says she has no idea where she got her shoes; they’re “ancient.” Her mom gave her the earrings and watch as a gift, a friend gave her the sunglasses, and she’s wearing her grandma’s ring.


 


Laura Spurlock

Occupation: Third-year student at UVA

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: Laura says her style is eclectic and that she wears a lot of jewelry that’s personal—for example, wooden beads she got in Ecuador on an “alternative spring break.” Her halter top is Michael Kors, her linen skirt is from Banana Republic, and her bag is Coach. She doesn’t remember where she got her shoes, but says they’re really comfy.


 


Catherine Alexander

Occupation: Works at Georgie

Where we spotted here: West Main Street

Style sense: Catherine got her master’s in fashion in Milan, Italy. She loves everything vintage and is wearing a vintage belt from Goodwill and a vintage shirt. Her thong sandals are from Target, her jeans are Citizens of Humanity, and she got her hoop earrings when she was living in Italy.


 


Elisabeth Greenbaum

Occupation: Property manager

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: Elisabeth absolutely loves clothes and shoes. She gets her fashion from the mannequins at the mall—“They always looks so good so I just buy what they wear!” she says. Her jacket is from Steinmart in Richmond, her funky necklace is from Martha’s Market, her black pointy shoes are from DKNY, and her black dress is from Levys.


 


Emily Cox

Occupation: Cellist; clerk at Cha Cha’s

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: Emily says she goes for vintage stuff from the 1950s and ‘60s, and loves secondhand stores—especially Glad Rags, where she used to work. She’s also inspired by her mom’s style. Her coat is Free People from Finch, her jeans are Edun from Elsie Garden, and her shoes are Dansko.


 


Melissa Hudson

Occupation: Fourth-year student at UVA

Where we spotted her: On Grounds

Style sense: Originally from Los Angeles, Melissa describes her style as “beachy.” She likes simple, earthy tones, and she likes to add a small piece of pizzaz to each outfit, like a necklace. She also likes to wear boy’s clothes sometimes because she likes the loose fit and the style, as with the Nixon watch on her wrist. Her shorts are from Urban Outfitters (her favorite place to shop), her shirt is from Nordstrom, her purse is Coach, and her sandals are Rainbows from the outlet store in California.


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Falconer Robins

Occupation: Third year student at UVA

Where we spotted her: On the Corner

Style sense: Falconer says she’s really into fashion magazines like Vogue and looks to celebrities like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for fashion tips. A Memphis, Tennessee, native, Falconer says her style tends to be made up of simple colors with one “punchy” item thrown in. She gets a lot of her clothes from Ella, a boutique in her hometown. In fact, with the exception of her Ray-Ban sunglasses and her H&M purse, her outfit is entirely from boutiques!

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Where we spotted them: Tiara Tuesday Event at Il Cane Pazzo on April 8.

Megan Huffman

Occupation: Sales and marketing for WCAV CBS19

Style sense: Megan gets her inspiration from Ann Taylor
Loft and B. Moss, so it’s no surprise that’s where she does most of her shopping. In fact, she found her brown slacks at Ann Taylor. Her cropped, plaid jacket is from H&M and her brown, pointy-toed shoes are from Target.

Liz Withers

Occupation: Field marketing associate for The Woodlands of Charlottesville

Style sense: “I try to tie everything together,” Liz says. When we spotted her, she was wearing jeans from Express and carrying a yellow Nine West bag. Her cobalt blue heels—”Don’t be afraid of color or heels!” she told us—are also from Nine West.

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Melike Etem

Occupation: Graduate student in systems and information engineering

Where we spotted her: Walking outside the Glass Building

Style sense: Melike doesn’t remember ever buying a complete outfit from one
store; she likes to mix and match things she buys from different places. On the day we caught her, she was wearing skinny Levis, a gray sweater from GAP, a wrap she purchased on the Downtown Mall, gold Sam Edelman flats, Ray-Ban sunglasses and a clutch from Chloe.

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Heather Wright

Occupation: Editor at LexisNexis

Where we spotted her: On her lunch break on the Downtown Mall

Style sense: Heather says her wardrobe is inspired by the styles she sees in Ann Taylor Loft; she likes clean lines that last from season to season. On the day we spotted her, she was wearing a coat from Gap, black shoes from Rack Room, sunglasses from Target and a bag she found in a department store.


Julie Shifflett

Occupation: Hairstylist at West Main Design Co.

Where we spotted her: On W. Main Street during her break

Style sense: Julie’s sense of fashion, she says, comes from the popular TLC show, “What Not To Wear.” Her jeans are from Wet Seal, her tweed jacket is from Ann Taylor and she got her brown boots from Nine West.

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Wendy McCall

Where we spotted her: On her way to lunch at Barracks

Style sense: Wendy says she shops and buys things randomly—whatever catches her eye. Her mustard sweater is from Target and her jeans are Express. She rounds out her outfit with a lime green bag from Cha Cha’s, a pearl bangle she got in Texas, and chocolate brown open toe shoes from a department store. Her glasses are Jones of New York from TJMaxx.

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Iliana Tati

Where we spotted her: Shopping at Feast! with her husband

Style sense: Being originally from Albania, one hour from Italy, Iliana says she grew up surrounded by great fashion. She wears a Brooks Brothers blouse and Theory slacks, an Ellen Tracey belt, a Coach bag and a green beaded necklace from Banana Republic.

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Laurel Hausler

Where we spotted her: On her way to the Mudhouse to play chess

Style sense: Laurel, an artist, claims to be a “Hitchcock blond with a twist.” She wears high Timberland boots, a patterned dress from Mango, and a Lucky jacket. Her bag is Free People and her white glasses are from CVS.

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Nance Stamper

Occupation: UVA graduate student mentor

Where we spotted her: Heading into Panera at Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: An artist at heart, Nance believes she gets her fashion sense from her art—paintings and poetry—and gives a little credit to her mother for her style. She got her top from Old Navy, her boots from Payless, her brown belt from Target, and her golden jacket was $9 at Goody’s. Her “grace” (her nickname) necklace was a gift from her sister, and her Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses were from her husband, a pilot.

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Danielle Curtis

Occupation: Dance teacher, works part-time at Finch

Where we spotted her: On the Corner

Style sense: Danielle loves clothing that’s “unique and just a little bit different,” which, she says, is why she works at Finch. Her chocolate top and blue ruffled skirt are from Anthropology and she bought her hot red boots on a trip she took to Italy with her husband.

Melissa Parrish

Occupation: Her husband calls her a “trustafarian/trust fund baby/angelic channel”

Where we spotted her: Getting a cup of coffee at Shenandoah Joe

Style sense: According to Melissa, Georgie is the best place to shop and its owner, Alice, has wonderful fashion sense. Besides her North Face jacket, her outfit is from Charlottesville-based stores. She found her boots and her bag at Scarpa, her jeans at Eloise and her necklace at Crystal Connection. She says she stays inside of Charlottesville for all of her fashion needs and finds.

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Serena Weaver

Occupation: Fourth year urban and environmental planning and Italian major at UVA

Where we spotted her: Fayerweather Hall

Style sense: Serena is influenced by European and West Coast styles, as she’s originally from California and her family is Venetian. She’s into simple, modern styles, wearing pants from Rock and Republic, her grandfather’s sweater, a belt she found at a vintage store in Georgetown and shoes from Scarpa.

Yasminca Wilson


Occupation: Sophomore anthropology major at UVA

Where we spotted her: Near the UVA Rotunda eating lunch from Take It Away

Style sense: Because Yasminca lives with a bunch of women (all with varying senses of style), she’s able to feed off of them when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. On the day we spotted her, she was wearing a trench coat from Banana Republic, jeans from Gap, Russell and Bromley boots, a bag from Target and her dad’s Armani watch. To top it off, she put on a hat from Guatemala (where she also got her shell earrings).

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Janice Wood (left) and Victoria Gardner


Occupation: Owners of Posh Style

Where we spotted them: Outside their shop

Style sense: Both Janice and Victoria love clothing with a historic feel. Their aunt, who was a designer, is often an inspiration for them. Victoria’s colorful, patterned skirt is Profile (a designer from Huntington Beach), her top is from Old Navy, her heels are Ferragamo and her turquoise necklace was made by a local artist. Janice’s red and black patterned top is Michael Kors, as are her pants. Her gold bangle was purchased in New York City. The sisters, who are both self-proclaimed “history buffs,” say they love clothes that are influenced from every era.

Antoinette Hash


Occupation: Assistant director of implementation at Casenex

Where we spotted her: On the Downtown Mall

Style sense: Antoinette says her goal is to take whatever is trendy at the time and create her own style from it. For example, her bright yellow top and jeans are from Old Navy, her leopard flats are from Nine West, and she bought her necklace from a vendor on the Mall.

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Lauren Disabato (right)


Where we spotted her: Volunteering at the SPCA with her friend Jess

Occupation: Student

Style sense: Lauren says she gets her style from reading magazines. Her hoodie is from J. Crew, her jeans are from Abercrombie & Fitch, and she is wearing UGG boots.

Jess Bossems (left)

Where we spotted her: Volunteering at the SPCA

Occupation: Student

Style sense: In terms of Jess’ approach to fashion, every day is different. She says her style is “totally her own.” On the day we spotted her, she was wearing a sweater from American Eagle, LEI jeans and boots from Payless.


Eileen French


Where we spotted her: Barracks Road Shopping Center

Occupation: Artist, and she also works for Banana Republic

Style sense: Eileen “blames” her style on the fact that she’s an artist, but she also attributes it to the time she spent living in London as a teenager. Her boots are Nine West, and everything else she’s wearing is from Banana Republic.

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Laura Sprudz

Occupation: Second year Russian and Eastern European studies major at UVA

Where we spotted her: Walking down University Avenue

Style sense: Laura, in addition to finding staples at places like NY&Co. (where she got her pants), Old Navy (where she found her top) and Target (where she bought her plaid ballet flats), enjoys finding unique items at small boutiques. She got her scarf from a shop on the Downtown Mall and her green bangle earrings—a great way to add a splash of color, she says—from a tiny boutique in Northern Virginia.

Alex Skliris

Occupation: Marketing director for DS Trading Co.

Where we spotted her: Near the Downtown Mall

Style sense: Alex’s great style, she says, comes from her mother. Alex is wearing J Brand jeans, BCBG sunglasses, a pink Patagonia jacket, a gold bag from the Bahama Shop, boots from Banana Republic and she bought her scarf during a trip to Turkey.

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Meredith Manson

Occupation: UVA Human Resources

Where we spotted her: At Greenberry’s

Style sense: Meredith says she’s a huge fan of clothing that’s "cheap and easy" but also stylish. For instance, she says her camel-colored coat, from TJMaxx, was a great find. Her skirt is from Talbots, her ballet flats are from Aldo and she carries a corduroy Longchamps bag that she loves.


Kelly Sauer

Occupation: Nurse at Martha Jefferson Hospital

Where we spotted her: At Shenandoah Joe

Style sense: A lover of cheap, fun deals, Kelly likes to find things at Marshalls. She bought both her chocolate brown top and her Etienne Aigner purse there, and her necklace at Penelope. She says she wears a lot of browns and earth tones and always puts on some gold shimmer eyeliner to dress up her outfit.

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Amanda Trucksess

Occupation: Fourth year resident at UVA

Where we spotted her: Leaving CVS at Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: Amanda, in her last few weeks of pregnancy (she’s due December 20!), wears whatever she can find that’s comfortable, but also trendy. At eight months pregnant, Amanda has a lot of luck finding things at Gap Maternity and Target, where she got her comfy ballet slippers. Her necklace is from EG on the Downtown Mall and her Hobo bag was a gift from her husband.

Anna Lau

Occupation: Second year student at UVA

Where we spotted her: Outside of Barnes & Noble at Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: A seasoned traveler, Anna gets most of her fashion sense from Japanese magazines and websites. In fact, her dress is actually from Japan. Her scarf and top she found in Hong Kong, and her Sketchers boots are from a huge outlet store in New York City. The bag she’s carrying—her favorite fashion item—is from Agnes B, her favorite French store in Japan.

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Jeanne Stanborough

Occupation: Financial Advisor for AG Edwards

Where we spotted her: On her way back to the office after lunch on the Downtown Mall

Style sense: Jeanne loves shopping at Talbots, which is where she bought her suit and Belk, which is where she found her purse. She told us she gets compliments on her LaVogue jacket—"crazy fun with big buttons"—all the time, but laughs because "it’s older than dirt."

Edwina St. Rose


Occupation: Administrative Judge

Where we spotted her: On the Downtown Mall

Style sense: Edwina, who used to work at the World Trade Center but moved back home to Charlottesville after 9/11, says her style sense comes from her time spent living in New York. She loves shopping at Talbots. She says her wrap is both fashionable and practical as the weather gets cooler, and her embroidered black boots are fun for fall.

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Melinda Clayton

Occupation: Radiology tech student who works at Mincer’s

Where we spotted her: On her lunch break at Bodo’s on the Corner

Style sense: Melinda calls herself a "fashion bug," buying items from many different places and mixing them together. Her dress is from Target, her bag is Ralph Lauren Rugby, her shoes are from Belk and her silver hoop earrings are from a boutique on the Corner. She bought her glasses, which are sprinkled with rhinestones, from a store in Los Angeles, where her parents live and where she loves to shop.


Chizuru Cho

Occupation: Grad student of elementary education at Mary Baldwin College

Where we spotted her: Window shopping at Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: Chizuru’s unique style is created from things that catch her eye and anything she enjoys. She loves her boots, which came from Marshalls. Her chocolate brown tights and shorts are from Gap and both of her sweaters are from Japan—she just moved to Virginia from there.

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Annette Bravo

Occupation: Sales manager for a special events company

Where we spotted her: On the Downtown Mall before lunch

Style sense: A former actor, Annette says she gets her sense of style from her acting days. She loves to mix old and new pieces and she enjoys getting new outfit ideas from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue magazines. Her jeans and boots are from Nordstrom—her favorite place to shop—and her tops are from California. Though she typically wears old jewelry, she got the earrings she’s wearing from a vendor in Laguna Beach.


Vivien Shum

Occupation: Second year premed and psychology student at UVA

Where we spotted her: On UVA Grounds leaving class

Style sense: Though Vivien gets some of her fashion sense from magazines, she is mostly influenced by fashion from her home, Hong Kong. She says she buys what she likes and she loves to shop at Abercrombie and Fitch, where she works part time. Her favorite part of her outfit? White ballet flats with gold bells. "Love them!" she says.

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Elinda Wing

Occupation: Social work consultant

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road after shopping at the Virginia Store

Style sense: “Serendipitous” is the word Elinda uses to describe her sense of style. She buys whatever she likes at the time, as long as it’s a bargain. Her top is from Chico’s, her peep-toe shoes are from JCPenney. Her necklace (which she says is the nicest thing she has on) is from Scottsdale, Arizona. For a touch of elegance to her all-black outfit (which she feels is the most flattering color), she also wears drop pearl earrings.


Brenda Brady

Occupation: Mother

Where we spotted her: Leaving O’Susannah

Style sense: Brenda refuses to be a frumpy stay-at-home mom, she says. Consequently, she picks out things that make her look good but are also comfortable, as she’s constantly running around after her child. Her top is from a boutique in Charlotte, North Carolina (where she recently moved from), her chocolate brown capri pants are from the Gap (where she gets all of her staples), her sandals and glasses are from Ann Taylor, and her bag is Coach.

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Margie Kite (on right)

Occupation: Retired school teacher

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road Shopping Center after lunch at Hot Cakes

Style sense: Margie made her pink speckled scarf after her friend, Judi Wine (left), taught her how to knit a few years ago. She adores shopping at Scarpa for bags and shoes and says her fashion is inspired by her daughter who lives in New York. She wears ice pink capri pants from J.Crew, Elizabeth Locke jewelry and her glasses are lined with leopard print. Though Margie always walks and shops with confidence and a smile, she says she loves shopping with Judi most of all. And who wouldn’t? As Judi says, Margie always leaves the house looking this cute.

Melissa McDowell

Occupation: Manager at Ragged Mountain Running Shop

Where we spotted her: Outside Ragged Mountain on the Corner

Style Sense: A New Orleans native, Melissa loves accessorizing her outfits with things she’s found while traveling. She found her sandals on a trip she took this past spring to London. Her bag is from Banana Republic and her dress and belt are both from Old Navy. She says she loves finding things that are cute and have a story to tell, a reason she often wears her fleur-de-lis necklace, which reminds her of home.

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Charters Wilson

Occupation: Executive director of Ronald McDonald House

Where we spotted her: Seminole Square Shopping Center

Style sense: Charters always tries to look professional and, while noticing trends, comes up with her own sense of style. Her classic top and pants are from Bergdorf Goodman. Her sunglasses are prescription lenses from Ralph Lauren. She loves her Chloe earrings and
Rolex watch because they go with everything. She bought her new Stella McCartney bag for its light, summery style. Her comfortable low-heeled shoes are Manolo Blahnik.

Paige Harden

Occupation: UVA graduate student in psychology

Where we spotted her: The Corner

Style sense: Trying to be fashionable on a student’s budget, Paige says she gets ideas from Vogue, but has to come up with cheaper alternatives. She chose her dress from B. Moss for its summery style and waist-level sash. Her comfortable bright gold shoes are Banana Republic.  

Bridget Walsh

Occupation: Assistant social secretary at the British embassy in Washington, D.C.

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: Bridget says she gets her clothing inspiration from fashion magazines, but tries to keep in mind her own body type and sense of style. She loves cute dresses, especially this eye-catching and fun Love Life dress bought in Naples, Florida. Her Ralph Lauren sunglasses were a worthwhile money splurge, as she finally found the right shape for her face. Her simple pearl earrings are from Ann Taylor Loft, her flashy ring is from The Limited and her bracelet, from Nine West, was a gift. Her shoes are Unisa from Saxon in Richmond.  Bridget got a bargain buying her Maxx NY bag at T.J. Maxx; it was 75 percent off of $400.

Debbie Krenitsky

Occupation: IRB coordinater at UVA

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: Debbie’s classic style stems from her efforts to dress not too old, and yet not too young. Her versatile shirt is from Talbots and her linen pants are from Liz Claiborne. She inherited her love of jewelry from her father, who was a jeweler, and made her one of her rings. She was inspired by images in a catalog to make her matching earrings, necklace and bracelet.  Another ring is by Lorenzo and her watch is Swiss. Debbie’s comfortable shoes are from Earth Shoes, a usually expensive look she got a deal on at Wal-Mart.

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Sorelle Williams

Occupation: Third-year economics major at UVA

Where we spotted her: UVA Grounds

Style sense: Sorelle loves fashion and often buys cute, preppy items when she is on vacation. She picked her Lulu Lame dress from a boutique in Concord for its fun sailor pattern and springtime feel. Her versatile Jack Rodgers shoes are from Scarpa. Her dad bought her orange Longchamp bag in Boston as a UVA-themed gift, as well as her family crest ring. Her Mikimoto Pearl earrings were also a gift, this time bought in New York. Her sunglasses, also bought in New York, are Marc Jacobs.

Donna Clarke

Occupation: Cardiac nurse at VCU Medical Center

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: As a clothes and shoes lover, Donna likes to wear bright colors and comfortable styles. She bought her flashy Nicole Miller dress for its unique and exciting pattern as well as its relaxed cut. Usually a contact lens wearer, her stylish light-frame glasses are from Prada. Her matching necklace and earrings are David Yurman. Her gold bag is Michael Kors and her silver shoes are Cole Haan.

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Jennifer Marks

Occupation: Doctor of internal medicine at UVA

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road

Style sense: As a working mother, Jennifer describes her style as practical and conservative, yet fun.  She bought her Anthropology shirt because, with its girly bow, it is unlike her usual style.  Her comfortable and versatile pants are from Anne Taylor.  Her practical bag and shoes are from Belk.  She chose her watch from K-Mart because it was big and fun.  Her simple hoop earings are from the Sun dance catalogue. 

Nicolette Leung

Occupation: Intern at the City of Charlottesville

Where we spotted her: The Downtown Mall

Style sense: Nicolette loves making her clothes and tries not to pay too much attention to trends.  As a member of the Fashion Design Club at UVA, she made her boldly patterned dress for the spring fashion show.  Her simple sweater is from Old Navy.  She bought her shoes at a discount shoes store in Los Angeles.  Her classic wide head band is from Forever 21 and her colorful Bracelets are from Studio Baboo.

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Victoria Long

Occupation: Tea maker at the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: Self-described as inspired by grandmothers with a stylish revamping. Victoria’s shirt is from Bittersweet’s “Upstairs Sale.” Her shoes are from a bargain shoe store and her necklace is from Antics. She loves second hand things; her skirt is from Goodwill and her bike is from a rummage sale. 

Linda Bytnar

Occupation: Third grade teacher in Lexington

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: Linda calls her look classic and casual, while always trying to look her best. She chose her dress, bought at Papagolos in Lexington, for its comfort and classic cut. Her shoes, bought specifically to match the dress, are b.o.c. Her earrings, from Artists in Cahoots, were a gift from her husband. The bracelet was a gift from her aunt after her high school graduation. She cannot remember where she bought her bag, as she has had it for at least 10 years.

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Lienette Crescimanno

Occupation: Bookseller at Barnes & Noble

Where we spotted her: Barracks Road Shopping Center

Style sense: Lienette says that much of her wardrobe is made up of hand-me-downs including her dress and undershirt, which she got from her daughter. Her necklace and bracelet are hand-me-downs from her sister; the necklace once belonged to her aunt who, were she alive, would be over 100. Her shoes are strictly for comfort so she can stay on her feet all day at work.

Harriett Jameson

Occupation: Seller at Sage Moon Gallery

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: Put together and trendy. Harriett’s dress is Diane Von Furstenberg. Both her shoes and glasses are from Nine West.  She has two bags—one is Coach, the other is Fossil. Her bracelet, a graduation present, is from Les Yeux du Monde.

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Laura Peery

Occupation: Music therapist

Where we spotted her: the Corner

Style sense: Peery describes her style as chic comfort, while trying to remain age-appropriate. Her Sweet Pea shirt is from her favorite online outlet, Bluefly.com. She chose her Old Navy skirt because it was cheap and comfortable. Her Helen Ficalora alphabet charm necklace bears the initials of her three children. Peery does not often wear flats, but she loves these shoes from BCBG.

Jummy Olabanji

Occupation: Reporter for CBS19

Where we spotted her: Downtown Mall

Style sense: As a young professional, Olabanji tries to mix business with trendy. She chose her shirt for its antique-looking lace neckline, and both her blouse and skirt are from Express, where she used to work. To brighten up her black ensemble, Olabanji wears a bright red belt and necklace. Her glasses were only $4 from Forever 21, and her earrings were a gift for her 16th birthday. Her shoes, which she loves for their comfortable low heel, are Nine West.

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Hala Matar

Occupation: Filmmaker and art director

Where we spotted her: UVA Grounds

Style sense: Matar loves mixing eras in a “unique and vintagey” look. We love her bold pairing of a mod (vintage) mini with old Hollywoodinspired halter and big shades.

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Occupation
: Splendora’s Gelato manager; retail salesclerk

Where we spotted her: Just off the Downtown Mall

Style sense: McGraw says she draws inspiration from observing other people. Today her study in Audrey Hepburn leggings and flats stays fresh with a lingerie-inspired top from Pearl.

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