Style File for July 24, 2012

NAME: Felicia Martin

AGE: 58

OCCUPATION: Receptionist with Weight Watchers in the Gonzales/Baton Rouge area

Tell us about what you’re wearing.

“The top is from Charming Charlie’s, I just bought it yesterday (the day before the July 19 Ascension Pink Ribbon Scramble); the shorts are golf shorts from the Nike outlet at Tanger Mall; my bejeweled, wedge flip-flops and hat came from the beach, probably Alvin’s Island; and the purse I’ve had for years.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?

“Less is more.”

What’s your favorite trend right now?

“I don’t really have one, but I wish the low, low riders trend would go away. You can’t wear pants like that at our age and sometimes that’s all there is to pick from.”

Finish this sentence. I splurge on... “I’m not really a splurger, but I guess I’d have to say my nails — getting manicures and pedicures.”

I skimp on...

“Clothes. I’m not a name buyer.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman?

“Shoes, definitely, and my husband would agree. I’d say I have about 30 pairs. I purge; if I don’t wear something for a while I get rid of it.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid.

“The first person that comes to mind is Angelina Jolie. It’s the leg thing.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without?

“My Mary Kay lipstick.”

What was your worst fashion mistake?

“Leg warmers. We’d wear them out instead of just to exercise. What were we thinking?”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be?

“I have a long jacket, it’s black with white polka dots; that’s what I’d grab.”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer