Melissa Thompson, 27, describes her style as "preppy." We thought it had lots of pizzazz when we "glimpsed" the administrative coordinator for Johns Hopkins University community affairs at her offices in Fells Point. The Canton resident started with black straight leg pants from The Limited, and added a gray, aqua, lime, white and black print chiffon tunic with flutter sleeves from Ann Taylor Loft. She added sparkle with a gray silk blend cardigan that featured matte sequin embellishment on the lapels -- also from Ann Taylor Loft -- and shine with black patent leather Anne Klein ballet flats with bamboo buckles from Macy's. She bought her Coach watch at Nordstrom, and her crystal disc dangle earrings at Ann Taylor. Her camel-trimmed winter white handbag came from the Coach outlet. Thompson knows how to get an expensive look without the price. "I am a bargain shopper. I don't know the last time I bought anything full price."
Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun
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