Pumps- Pour la Victoire
"This girl has the most amazing closet, you must see it!" was how I was first introduced to Ally Mackey. An AU law student and former buyer for Bloomingdales (and soon-to-be blogger), Ally has a carefully curated personal collection that mixes high-end basics with stand out pieces for a look that is the perfect classic-meets-trendy mix (no fashion victims here!). Basically, we have a huge girl crush on her (And not just because she's half-Colombian--- although I may be a little biased).
Spent Sunday afternoon taking a tour of her fabulous digs-- check out the photos and interview below!
Name: Alexandra MackeyAge: 25Hometown: Wayne, NJOccupation: Law Student
How would you describe your style and where do you get your inspiration from? It's a mix of current trends with classic pieces. I've lived in both New York and Los Angeles so I have tons of classic black pieces (blazers, skinny jeans, and leather jackets) and I love to pair those with bohemian SoCal style items, like funky earrings or bracelets. I get my inspiration from both those cities and my best girlfriends, who have closets that Carrie Bradshaw would kill for.
What item(s) are in heavy rotation in your closet right now? My dark denim skinnies with one of my colorful silk tanks. And my soon-to-be re-soled gladiator sandals.
How has your style changed/adapted (if at all) to DC life? I've been forced to wear more color. In New York you can get away with wearing all black all the time - that's not the case here. However, I will never fully understand the allure of Vineyard Vines.
Favorite shops/brands? I'm a lover of all things DVF - no one designs more figure flattering clothing. I'm into Rag & Bone right now (they just opened their M St. shop here in DC) and my favorite store for a taste of Southern California style is LF.
Gifted David Yurman necklace from her sister that she always wears as a bracelet
Custom made riding boots from Ecuador
Blazer- BCBG-- the perfect layering piece!
Lacey and Ally at last night's DC fashion blogger meetup
In five years, in your ideal situation, you are _________ Employed!
What else should we know about you? This rad girl from La Petite Marmoset inspired me to start my own fashion blog.
Thanks Ally! I think you're pretty rad as well :)
All photos by La Petite Marmoset