Meet our Columbus fashion guest blogger Allison Jayjack, owner of Short North boutique Ladybird

Meet our Columbus fashion guest blogger Allison Jayjack, owner of Short North boutique Ladybird (www.ladybirdfashion.com)

I have always been interested in fashion, because fashion has no rules. From a very early age, I remember playing dress up, usually going through my grandma's and mother's treasures and dressing not only myself but also everyone else, from my dolls to my siblings. It sort of evolved from that. I always liked to test the waters with how I dressed, from my prom dress to my soccer uniform and everything in between.I always enjoyed putting outfits together, mixing clothing and accessories together that are unexpected-sometimes amazing, sometimes not-but I like to be outside the box. My closet is stocked with an eclectic mix of pieces, from luxury designer to vintage to cheap and cheerful items. I have been helping my friends and family with their style choices since I can remember, and continue to do that today.My favorite part of owning a boutique is being able to meet all different types of people and assist them in finding their own "treasures" and getting to know them on a personal level. Opening my own store has always been my dream.I could not imagine a better job for myself and truly feel very blessed to love what I do and have such great support. I pride myself on getting to know my customers and their styles to make Ladybird their go-to for their fashion needs.

All About Me Allison Jayjack

Age: 30

Gig: Owner of Ladybird

Personal style: Kennedy Americana witha rock 'n roll twist

Style icons: Gala Gonzalez and Jackie O

Favorite designers: Bill Blass, Billy Reid, and Halston

Favorite three pieces in your closet right now: Ralph Lauren over-the-knee riding boots, Camel 360 cashmere poncho, my father's old Yankees tee

Go-to outfit: Cropped calfskin biker jacket, striped silk Equipment blouse, high-waisted Paige skinny jeans, navy velvet smoking loafers

All-time favorite fashion splurge: Vintage floor-length chocolate brown hooded mink jacket

All-time favorite fashion bargain: Original Halston one-shoulder evening dress

True style is… bold and brave