NAME: Amanda Norman
OCCUPATION: Salon manager at Avallon.
Tell us about what you’re wearing.
“It’s an Old Navy bargain buy; a maxi dress with my go-to black cardigan, a Stella & Dot necklace — it’s my favorite — and gladiator flat sandals from Frock Candy that I got on super sale for $10.”
What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?
“Wearing big clothes doesn’t make you look smaller; wearing clothes that fit is very important.”
What’s your favorite trend right now?
“Not that I do it, but I love all the color.”
Finish this sentence. I splurge on...
“Makeup and hair.”
I skimp on...
“Everything else, so I can afford the makeup and hair.”
Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman?
“Both. I probably have 20-30 pairs of shoes. I’m starting to hand down my purses. I’m keeping just five. When I get a new one, I give one away.”
Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.
“This might sound crazy but Oprah. Have you seen her shoe closet? It’s amazing!”
What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?
“Any lip product — balm, gloss. I probably have 10 lip products in my purse right now.”
What was your worst fashion mistake?
“Overalls, they’re never good. I’m embarrassed even saying that.”
Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?
“Nothing from my closet but definitely my purse with all my stuff in it. It has all my lip gloss! I love to shop, so I can replace the contents of my closet but makeup comes and goes and you might not be able to replace it.”
Advocate staff writer