What Are You Wearing? Tasha Booker

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Job: Relationship manager at United Way of Central Ohio

Neighborhood: Canal Winchester

Hometown: North Columbus

Age: 31

Label your style: "Classy, but fun"

Where do you like to shop?

I shop at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls and consignment shops. There's a little boutique in Grandview that I happened to stumble upon called Coco Couture. I'm in love with that place.

I also catalog-shop. I love Spiegel. I get the catalog because I like to physically hold it and look, and then I get online and order.

What's your shopping strategy?

I don't like buying off the mannequin - in fact, I can't believe I wore a suit today, because I don't like coordinates. But I have an event later on today, so I have to be appropriate.

What kind of impression do you try to give?

Stylish, definitely, but also classy. I think the older you get, your clothes should match your age. Thirties - less cleavage, still fun, bright colors.

Where do you get ideas?

Everywhere. I would say the style section in Essence magazine. And definitely my mother. We grew up shopping at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, so I learned how to put pieces together because you could never really find the jacket to match the pants that you just found. And then just knowing what looks good on me.

What are your favorite products?

I'm a product junkie. I will try anything. I'm into Aveda right now - the skin-care line, I love the hair-care line, perfume.

The outfit:

Jacket and pants: Target

Shirt: from Green with Envy in Charlotte

Boots: T.J. Maxx

Jewelry: from Green with Envy in Charlotte

To share your sense of style with fashion columnist Brittany Kress, e-mail bkress@columbusalive.com