STYLE FILE: Kelly Johannessen 

NAME: Kelly Johannessen

AGE: 52

OCCUPATION: Director of communications at United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana

Tell us about what you’re wearing. “An orange, tomato and khaki Elie Tahari shift dress from Dillard’s, Sam Edelman shoes from, an orange faux snakeskin handbag by Anne Klein and jewelry from Charming Charlie’s.”

What’s the best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten? “Embrace your curves! Buy a larger size and get it tailored to fit the waist.”

What’s your favorite fashion trend right now? “Bright-colored handbags and jeans.”

Finish these sentences. I splurge on... “I splurge on my hair and my husband splurges on shoes for me.”

I skimp on … “I skimp on trendy, fun jewelry.”

Are you a shoe or handbag kind of woman? “Shoes.”

How many pairs do you own? “About 80 pairs, or 81 if my husband surprises me with another pair.”

Name a celebrity whose closet you’d like to raid. “Hard to say … Stacy London from TLC’s ‘What Not To Wear’ comes to mind. I like what she wears on the show.”

What’s the one beauty product you can’t live without? “I’ve gotta have my lipstick. I carry five or six tubes in my purse at all times. I never know what color I might need.”

What was your worst fashion mistake? “Anything really trendy that ‘everybody’s wearing.’ I laugh at it in pictures the next year.”

Your house is on fire and you can grab only one thing out of your closet; what would it be? “A pair of nude pumps; they go with everything!”

Pam Bordelon

Advocate staff writer