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Stephanie Hayes , addicted to heels for 15 years, has been experimenting with ballet flats, boots and cute sneakers lately. Her poor, tired feet thank her. She can never get enough animal print, and her eye shadow collection has become a bit of a hoard. While other kids were reciting multiplication tables, she was learning to calculate an extra third off the half-price discount during buy-one-get-one week. She knows a healthy swipe of red lipstick can make any outfit better. She can be reached at (813) 226-3394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Sanders foolishly spurned pretty dresses and shoes as a child, tossing new clothes over her shoulder at birthday parties with a totally rude "no, thank you." Her drab days of monocolor outfits are over now, and she certainly knows better than to turn down free stuff. Her wardrobe mixes classic with quirk. Think blazers with statement necklaces, and lots of patterned ballet flats. She can be reached at (850) 224-7263 or email@example.com..
Shelley Rossetter is a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Every Peter Pan-collared dress in her overflowing wardrobe is countered by a psychedelic giraffe graphic tee. She cut her teeth on the clearance section at Kohl’s and has an eye for cheap but chic animal-themed jewelry (think 20 owl necklaces), but recognizes the value of owning an Urban Decay NAKED eyeshadow palette. Trendy oxblood? Yes. Classic polka dots? Yes. Cowgirl boots? Always. She can be reached at (813) 226-3401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kameel Stanley has never encountered a thrift store she didn’t like. Her mother taught her that the true value of clothes isn’t how much they cost, but how many outfits one can create from them. Having grown up in Michigan, she was delighted to learn upon moving to Florida that she almost never needed to wear socks or boots again. There’s a lot of turnover in her closet, and she’s obsessed with dresses, necklaces and wedge heels. She can be reached at (727) 893-8643 or email@example.com.
Keeley Sheehan loves a good neutral. Navy, brown, black and white--they’re the perfect bases for the bold scarves, patterned shoes, statement earrings and vintage purses tucked in her tiny closet. She believes the right drugstore nail polish can change your whole day, and the right hairbrush in the best investment. Her style inspirations change daily, and range from off-duty models to Doctor Who’s leading ladies, because nobody rocks a mini like the Doctor’s companions. She can be reached at (813) 661-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From camo pants and construction boots to sundresses, sweaters and sling backs, Keyonna Summers knows how to make all of it rock -- at rock bottom prices. A Detroit native, Keyonna delves into her urban roots to find fashion pairings that give a nod to street fashion while maintaining the class of the modern, professional woman. She believes in searching for affordable clothes that look expensive and can easily be dressed up or down. You won't find plaid shirts or fleece jackets in her closet; the only hiking Keyonna does is to the bargain basement. She can be reached at (727) 445-4153 or email@example.com.