Anne describes her style as being fairly classic. Especially now, after having a child, she likes clothes that are simple, flattering and comfortable. She looks for pieces that are timeless or even a little bit retro.

Charmed in the City

Michelle Stephey tends to stick to simplistic pieces in modest color palettes like her J brand jeans that are her wardrobe go-to. She likes practical pieces to add to her jeans that she can mix and match and easily dress up or down for various occasions (work, school, date-nights, etc.) However, these minimalist pieces had a few accessories and accents that really stood out. Her army-inspired jacket designed by Free People really caught my attention. It had a funky patchwork on the sleeve with hand beading that added a layer of texture that was eye catching and unique. Michelle was drawn to the jacket for its versatility of being comfortable, yet it adds a fun twist to any outfit, day or night.

Michelle is fearless when it comes to her bold accessories and shoes. She gravitates towards accents that make a statement, like a large chunky necklace or electrifying shoe. With this outfit she found a chandelier necklace by Lucky Brand and a pair of red hot satin heels by Gianvito Rossi which are Meow-licious! The back of the heel actually resembles a corset. The two-tone tortoise shell sunglasses by Karen Walker are a timeless add-on as well. This outfit is sure to get catcalls anywhere she goes.

I spotted Anne DiSalvo at a book club gathering in Mt. Vernon. I had to ask her about her necklace. But, to my amazement, it wasn’t a necklace at all. It was vintage sweater clips that were adorned with functional lockets and charms. She found this adorable piece at the vintage store Milk and Ice.

Anne describes her style as being fairly classic. Especially now, after having a child, she likes clothes that are simple, flattering and comfortable. She looks for pieces that are timeless or even a little bit retro.

FOUND – I found a few pieces at Keepers Vintage on Read Street where their motto is every item tells a story.

My favorite find was a moss green and shocking pink 70’s bell-sleeve dress with an embroidered flower detail. I also found some inexpensive accessories such as gold, copper, and silver bar bracelets and giant leather earrings that can be added to any outfit for a winning look!

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About Elizabeth Massing

One look at Elizabeth Massing and you see her fabulous sense of style and artistic self-expression. She combines old and new, classic and trendy, luxurious items and vintage steals.  “Fashion and what you wear should be a statement of who you are and how you feel. You shouldn’t be scared to take risks. It should be fun and make you feel good, no matter your budget or fashion experience,” she says. For Elizabeth, fashion is a way to tell her story.  “I like my stories full of fun and excitement, history and romance, and - from time to time - a little drama. Bold fabrics give me a thrill. Couture makes me swoon. Daring pairings are a magnetic force I cannot overcome,” says this B-more native. Elizabeth also loves to see the “stories” other people tell, which may come from her work in publishing and media as HR Director for The Agora Companies, where - she says - creativity and originality is always encouraged. Now, she’ll be relaying some of those stories to us in her column, “The Haute Find.”  “It’s about finding style on the street, in homes, and out-and-about. It’s an adventure looking for textures, fabrics, and how people add layers of details and interest to their wardrobe.” So, ramp it up, Baltimore. Maybe Elizabeth will be “telling” your story!

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