Thursday, August 25, 2011

Girl-of-the-Week: Alexandra Mackey

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 Mackey 
Age: 25 
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Occupation: 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.  

Favorite DC spots? Bar Pilar and my rooftop. (<--on a side note, it's a good thing we got to see that amazing view of the National Cathedral from her apartment before the earthquake!) 

Gifted David Yurman necklace from her sister that she always wears as a bracelet
Custom made riding boots from Ecuador
Most excited to wear this fall: Something faux fur - it's on my wishlist.  And I will take the liberty to add to this question. "Trend I'm most excited to see someone else wear: An all polka-dot outfit. I don't have the guts but I love the idea."       

What current trend could you live without? See-through skirts.  I've seen them in a few magazines as a trend for the fall. Not for me.

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


  1. dude, how amazing is that rooftop view?? Also, that heart print dress must become mine

  2. This blog is great ! Loving it =) What do you think about following each other ? I'd like that cause I like your blog. Hope you also like mine !

    Fashion and Cookies

  3. This post is so adorable! Makes me want to create a feature post on you, Katherine! Also, that pic of Ally and I came out adorable! Cannot wait for her to get her blog up and running!

    Lacey :)

  4. having some serious closet envy myself ;)

  5. this post is so cute!! I wanna go shopping now after looking at her closet. It was so nice meeting you Wednesday & hopefully we can keep in contact :)

  6. i love your jumper, your blog is soo lovely by the ways, i will be visiting it again very soon :)

    Ive just posted a new blog post, check it out please.

  7. i looove the outfit!!

  8. Really like this post!

    A from Picture Cocktail

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Her closet made me dissatisfied with my wardrobe. Must. Go. Shopping. NOW.

  10. So cool! She's so pretty!

    xx Dagmara

  11. Ah, her shoes! I love! And what an amazing view! I'm jealous!

  12. she has amazing style! i love her top!

  13. Wow her place is amazing!


  14. Great pictures...very nice... check me out

  15. It's MOM ---- I am more proud of you as a beautiful person inside and out than I am of your closet---however, let's go shopping!!!!!!!

  16. ugh i defiantly envy your closet!!! gorgeous clothes!!! :)

    Kim from kute kiwi


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