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GURU Style Star: Allison Melocik

16 Jan

Chances are you won’t guess why Allison Melocik chose to wear this outfit today…

Meet Allison Melocik

Meet Allison Melocik

On the day we met, she and her grandmother were walking through the mall after having lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  Allison selected the outfit for this day, because it was from her grandmother.


 Allison’s chambray button-down and plaid skirt are from J. Crew. Her tights are from Nordstrom Rack.  Her boots, with exposed zipper trim and red piping, are by Steve Madden and from Macy’s. Allison’s infinity necklace is from Tiffany & Co.  Her bag and watch are both Fossil finds. Allison’s layered bracelets are by Alex & Ani. Some of them are from Nordstrom. 



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Describe your style.

Whatever I like. Whatever catches my eye. I like patterns.

What are your favorite stores in the mall?

Free People and J. Crew. I do mix stuff from those two locations.

What trends are you enjoying most this season?

I like bright colors. Big Sweaters.

Who is your style icon?

I don’t have one. I just wear what I like. If it catches my eye, I’m going to wear it.  

If you could go back in time to any decade for the style, which one would you pick and why?

Probably the 1970s, where they just wore the sweatpants and leg warmers all day. That would be pretty awesome.

Here are links to some recent GURU Style Star posts: 1/9 William Daly and 1/2 Whitney Neale

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GURU Style Star: Kristy Toney

10 Oct

I admire anyone who seamlessly can pull together pieces from multiple stores and create a look that’s not cookie-cutter. I noticed Kristy Toner’s blazer first and then how she curated her complete look, accented with pops of Ravens purple!

Kristy is a mom of two and a teacher at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology.

Meet Kristy

Meet Kristy

Kristy is wearing a corduroy blazer with bow detailing from Ann Taylor over a navy top with wide-leg grey trousers from New York & Company. She finished her look with a pair of purple wedges.  It’s on trend to wear white after Labor Day!

Love the purple wedges!

Love the purple wedges!

Yes, she purchased her shoes with the Ravens in mind! Kristy added on multiple purple accessories as accent pieces —  including this standout ring.

A striking accent piece

A striking accent piece

Her watch is from Fossil. 

A find from Fossil

A find from Fossil

Describe your style:

It’s very eclectic. I like to pull things together from all kind of places. I don’t just shop at one store. I pull together a lot of different pieces — just whatever feels right. I love color.

Working in a school for the arts, color is a great thing. I love classic pieces that you can mix and match that work with just about everything. I do like White House Black Market for that reason. They have a lot of nice, classic pieces that you can utlize.

I always love a good wedge and a great heel. I wear heels all the time. I’m excited that the season for boots is coming.

I never go without jewelry. I think that accessories really make or break an outfit. I think anything can be dressed up with a little bit of jewelry; so accessories are key.

I constantly rotate out my purses except for today I didn’t have time. I have a huge closet. I converted a room to a closet. It is very neatly organized. It is my sanctualry. I love it. I love going in there.

What is your favorite store in the mall?

I like Nordstrom a lot. I think because they carry so many different things.

For my daughter, I love Justice. I think it is so much fun. We’re here all the time in Justice.  She can’t get enough. I can’t get enough for her… She is a little style icon herself. She has an eye for fashion. She thinks she is a little diva. She is constantly creating her own look. She is pulling [pieces] together — mixing and matching. She is really coming into her own right and her own style, which is really fun. 

 What is the most treasured item in your closet and why?

I have a really amazing antique purse that was passed down from a couple of generations that my mom gave me when I was younger. It’s a small black evening bag. I treasure it. I use it for so many occasions.

What trend are you most excited about for this fall?

The boots.  I love the boots. I like the more rugged looking, mid-calf, flatter style boot. I’m glad we’re taking it down a notch from the heeled boot. Thankfully the Uggs are gone, even though I do like them for lounging around or running outside. I like my heeled boots and things like that. These new boots are great for running aroud, going to a nice fall fest. It’s a great look with a pair of jeans. It’s a great look with a blazer. It’s nice. I love them in the different shades of brown.

Want to meet more GURU Style Stars? You can access the GURU Style Star archive here. Here are links to recent Style Star posts.

October 2013

10/3 Paige Henson


September 2013

9/26  Varsha


9/19 Lisa Van Bavel


9/12 Sara 9/5  Sherri Sibel Thomas

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August 2013

8/29 The Models from the Back to School Rally, 8/22 Ramon Santos, 8/15 Kailee Martin

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 8/8 Rebecca, Kreshtool, 8/1  Suzanne Caffaro

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