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Style Spotter

Lauren Matich | Monday, February 18, 2013

Who: Maura Jones

Dorm: Lewis Hall

Hometown: Altoona, Pa.

Where: God Quad/Main Building

Maura Jones, president of Lewis Hall, was spotted near Main Building sporting a stylish ensemble as she took a break from her executive duties to stroll down the quad with a friend. Maura showed off a sweet Cynthia Rowley double-button navy eyelet blazer with three-quarter length sleeves. She kept the blazer casual by pairing it with a simple, white lace-embellished racer-back tank, American Eagle blue jeans with simple monochrome details on the back pockets and camel-colored and leather Steve Madden ballet flats, which are a staple in her closet.

This outfit is completed by its fine details. Jones pointed out a thick, silver-banded ring that used to belong to her grandmother. Jones explained, “To her it had no sentimental value, but she wore it every day, and that gives special meaning when I wear it.”

Her silver necklace, bracelet, and coordinating earrings are bedecked with moon and star charms, set with multicolored beads. She inherited the set from her aunt, who acquired it from a favorite artsy island boutique, located where her family vacationed for many years. Her heirloom jewelry adds a whimsical element to her chic look.

Jones adds that her favorite accessory is her friend, Dot, the four-pound Maltese in a pink, puffy Smoochie Pooch vest, complete with ruffles and matching leash, that visited campus during Junior Parents Weekend. “Everyone who passes us by smiles, and that’s what Dot and I think fashion is about – making people smile,” Jones said.

Chatting with the Icon

LM: Tell me about one part of your outfit.

MJ: The designer is Cynthia Rowley. It was a recent present from my mom to help me build a professional wardrobe for my summer internship. I think it is also a great everyday piece though.

LM: Finish this sentence “Looking my best makes me feel… “

MJ: Ready to take on the day!

LM: Accessory you can’t live without?

MJ: Other than Dot, a pair of white-gold hoop earrings and the Claddagh ring my boyfriend gave me for Christmas.

LM: If you were going to dinner with the President, what would you wear?

MJ: Probably something classic but understated. It wouldn’t be too flashy, but really elegant.

LM: What’s your go-to outfit for looking put-together?

MJ: I love a pair of dark-wash jeans and a cardigan out of my rainbow collection.

LM: Who is someone you consider your style icon?

MJ: If I could look like Jackie O. every day, I would, but I also love a boho-chic look when I’m feeling artistic.

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