As a stylist at Mix on Vine, Jess Scott makes a living helping clients look their best. And the 26-year-old mother of one leads by stylish example.
We talked with Scott at the salon. She wore a chic, non-fussy outfit featuring a misty grey-colored tunic, black leggings and booties. Her jewelry, a sleek silver chain collar and a simple band on her finger.
"I don't like loud colors, I like to keep it pretty simple," said Scott. "If I do any bold colors it might be a lip, or a belt."
She wore a warm blush color on her lips and cheeks. It's from a multi-use stick by Ilia called All Of Me. "I use it a lot on brides," she says.
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Scott started modeling at 14 in Cincinnati. "So I've always been around professional makeup artists, stylists, photographers," she said. "So it's always been a part of my life."
And she's a smart shopper, looking for great buys online and at local shops.
"I like to go to Omar and Elsie (at 114 Old Lafayette Avenue), I like to go to a couple of boutiques around here and pair my clothes with something inexpensive."
The fashionable black booties she wore came from discount destination T. J. Maxx. And one of her favorite online sites is H & M, the Swedish retailer known for its affordable yet trendy clothing and accessories.
Scott's 4-year-old daughter, Charli-Kay, is on her way to being as stylish as her mother. They call her a little fashionista at day care. What you wear, says Scott, is a great way to tell people who you are.
"You always want to look fashion forward in this industry, but when you're a mom there's a certain way you want to represent yourself, I think. You want to look sassy, but there's a fine line."
What she wore
Top: Tunic by Degnan. "I like to wear oversize knit tops a lot. I feel like you can't go wrong with opaque black leggings and booties, for fall."
Leggings: Lauren Conrad from Kohl's. "She has the best leggings," says Scott, who likes to stick to opaque shades of brown and black.
Necklace: Silver link collar, one of the biggest looks for fall and winter. Scott bought this necklace from Macy's.
Ring: A silver band bought at Shine on Vine, a jewelry store located inside Mix on Vine.
Booties: From T.J. Maxx. "I'm a Maxxinista," joked Scott, who is a self-confessed discount hunter.
Makeup: Some of her favorite items are sold at Mix on Vine. She uses skin products from La Bella Donna and makeup from Ilia, including the warm blush color on her lips in these photos. Both brands are sold at the salon. She also uses MAC cosmetics.