Young professional Morgan Bukszar describes her style as "classy, but comfortable." The 25-year-old Catonsville resident likes to look her best, whether she's out around town - like when we "Glimpsed" her at Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation's Benefit and Auction at M&T; Bank Stadium - or working as continuing education coordinator for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
The look: Lipstick-red faux wrap cotton jersey top. Black and white cotton blend knit Trulli pencil skirt. Black patent double-strap Mary Jane heels. Black and white polka dot Brighton handbag. Diamond solitaire pendant. Stainless steel Nixon watch with mother-of-pearl face and crystal bezel. Black-and-red Anne Klein glasses.
Where it came from: Her top came from Ann Taylor, and her skirt from Ann Taylor Loft. She found her shoes at Target and her handbag at Kokopelli. She's had the necklace for years, and her watch came from South Moon Under.
Money matters: "If it's something that I'm absolutely dying for and it's more money than I would usually spend - but it's something I know I would get a lot of use out of - I'll buy it. Other than that, if it's not on sale, it's not going to be mine. We're in a recession. ... You can find really cute things at a good price."
She keeps it simple, then adds a pop: "I typically dress, starting with a dark base like a dark pair of pants or a dark skirt. Then I add color with a top or a sweater, or even a purse. ... I always gravitate toward red. It's always been my favorite color. It goes well with my hair and my skin tone."
Her fashion do: "Always have at least one classic piece on - whether you're wearing a well-fitted pair of jeans or a cardigan or an oxford shirt. You can't do trendy from top to bottom."
Her fashion don't: "I don't think after the age of 18, anyone can pull off a miniskirt. A big don't is [showing] too much skin."
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