STYLE FILE: Tristi Charpentier

Tristi Charpentier, seen at the 'Dancing for Big Buddy' thank-you luncheon
Tristi Charpentier, seen at the 'Dancing for Big Buddy' thank-you luncheon

NAME: Tristi B. Charpentier

AGE: 30

OCCUPATION: Corporate giving administrator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Tell us about what you’re wearing. “My dress is from Banana Republic; the wedge sandals are from Calvin Klein; and my bag is from Michael Kors.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “Dress for the job you want, not the one you have.”

What’s your favorite fashion trend right now? “I love bright pops of color!”

Finish these sentences. I splurge on... “Handbags. I used to buy cheap bags but found myself replacing them way too often. I’ll use my splurge bags for months on end.”

I skimp on … “Beauty products. I like a clean look and many days I don’t even wear makeup.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman? “You’re going to make me choose?!?! I’d say shoes.”

How many pairs do you own? “Too many to count...”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “Sarah Jessica Parker — her actual closet, not Carrie’s (the character she played in ‘Sex in the City’).”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without? “My Clinique 3-Step cleansing system.”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “I’m only 5 foot 2 inches, so I used to only buy petite pants. It took me a while to realize that they all looked like I was ready for the tide to come in and made me look even shorter! I only buy regular-length pants and wear them with heels from now on!”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? “My jewelry collection; my husband always picks the best gifts!”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer