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Style File: Mary Harrell

Mary and I have been friends since our sophomore year of high school, and the rest has been history. I've watched Mary's style evolve over the years, but she's always been someone with a strong sense of what she does and does not want to wear, and is not afraid to clean out her closet. 

I would describe Mary's life philosophy as minimal maximalism. Her style has personality and isn't in any way limited, but she tailors her life and belongings so that she only has things that genuinely bring her joy. Shopping with her is dangerous for my wallet, we always have such a good time styling each other!

You’ve been featured on the blog before, but for the readers, give us a little about yourself: where do you go to school, major, etc.?

Hi! I’m pursuing my BFA in musical theatre at Long Island University just outside New York City. I love the gym, kids, coffee and anything Ben & Jerry’s.

Who inspires your personal style?

Me... haha!

What are the top 5 products in your makeup bag?

I’m mostly a drugstore makeup gal, but I do believe in investing in a few key products. I love my Revlon ColorStay brow pencil, Maybelline Age Rewind concealer, Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, Benefit Hello Flawless powder foundation and also their Dandelion Twinkle highlighter.

What five images compose your “mood board” of the week?

What’s your go-to outfit combination?

This is a difficult question. Most of the time I’m in some combination of Lululemon, Francesca’s and occasionally a more expensive piece from Anthropologie or South Moon Under.

Playlist your life in five songs.

Me and Mr. Jones by Amy Winehouse, July by Noah Cyrus, Sangria by Blake Shelton, So Much Better from Legally Blonde, and Juice by Chance The Rapper.

What item in your wardrobe do you wear the most?

Black Lululemon leggings. Basic, I know.

How would you describe your personal style?

Jewel tones are my staple and NEVER yellow or orange. I’m not allowed to wear anything except shorts or leggings for most of my classes, so that’s a hinder to my personal style, but I always find a way to make it work. When I’m not in class, I love a cute skirt and my leopard print booties.

If you were to create a capsule wardrobe, what would be your core contents and color scheme?

Leggings, varying styles/colors of jeans, cute shoes, fitted tops and crew necks in emerald green, black, lavender, and any jewel tones.

What is your philosophy on confidence and self-love?

It comes from within. Musical theatre has taught me that you cannot rely on others or their validation to determine your self-worth. It will change every day. Be patient with yourself and realize there is only one you out there and you are SO enough.


I hope you enjoyed this post. Show Mary some love on her Instagram, @mcharrell!



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