"My personal style is fluid and dependent on how I feel that day. Picture an edgy beauty queen with a touch of modern – that’s me. Some days I wear pastels and pumps, on others I wear deep-red lipstick and blast Marilyn Manson. That’s my balance. I have a wide range in taste, and that’s why I don’t cater to just one demographic on my online boutique. The site was built on the idea that women with any budget could find quality clothing and accessories that are also really unique and stylish.
I’m wearing one of my favorite dresses from the site. It’s $45, and it’s the kind of piece you can wear anywhere. I don’t like anything too heavy or showy, so I typically opt for thin necklaces and a few stacked rings. This kind of dress really only requires one or two pieces of jewelry because the layers and open shoulders can do all the talking.
The dress follows this season’s trends with the burgundy hue and bare shoulders, plus it’s flowy enough to be comfortable. Another trend I think will be huge this fall is embroidered everything, like jeans and outerwear. And history does repeat itself – the ‘90s are back with styles from grunge to pastel slip dresses. Fall is a wonderful time to be in Rhode Island; there are so many things you can do. I live on Federal Hill, where I enjoy gorging myself with pasta and drinks all the time. I always look forward to the RISD Craft sale on Benefit Street this time of year*. Looking ahead to next year, my big goal is to open a brick and mortar boutique. Until then, my business is a 24/7 online gig."
*RISD Craft is happening on October 8 from 10am-5pm