Best Dressed 2013

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Age: 51
Occupation: Founder/buyer, Girl Boutique
Signature piece: I love boots. They are comfortable and I can wear them with jeans, dresses and more.

417 Magazine: Where do you find fashion inspiration?
Lori Guy: I have always been a fashion magazine junkie. I love InStyle. I go to websites like Shopbop, What To Wear, Rue La La and the like. I am also fortunate to attend fashion markets in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas and New York as a buyer for Girl Boutique, a small boutique in Columbia.

417: Who is your fashion role model?
L.G.: My mom. She always looked her best, whether we were going to the grocery store or out for lunch.

417: What’s a fashion trend you wish would go away?
L.G.: Mixing stripes and floral patterns.

417: What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found? How much did it cost?
L.G.: One of the best bargains I remember buying were a pair of Old Gringo boots at the Dallas Market Center on the sample floor for $75.

417: What’s your favorite outfit/article of clothing you’ve worn?
L.G.: The dress I wore for my son’s wedding.

417: What are your favorite places to shop for clothes in 417-land?
L.G.: Ashby’s Boutique•Denim Lab and Harem & Company.

417: What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
L.G.: Hats. I love them. They hide a bad hair day.

417: What do you think is the worst fashion faux pas?
L.G.: Tights with open toe shoes.

417: What three words define your style?
L.G.: Fun, fashionable and confident. 

417: What are your favorite places to shop for clothes not in 417-land?
L.G.: Girl Boutique in Columbia and Calypso in Phoenix.

417: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
L.G.: My flannel pajamas while driving my kids to school and running out of gas.

417: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a must-have?
L.G.: Oh, geez. I have bought many must-haves. How much I spent? Always on sale (my husband may be reading this).

417: Do you ever shop at thrift stores? If so, what do you look for?
L.G.: My favorite thrift store is in Phoenix. I look for amazing one-of-a-kind items.

417: How long does it take you to get ready to go out/go to work?
L.G.: It depends; yoga 10 minutes, an evening out, one hour.

417: If you could only wear one brand/designer for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
L.G.: Lululemon Athletica. It’s very comfortable.

See the Best Dressed winners walk the runway at 417’s Fashionation March 12 at the Gillioz Theatre.

Check out our Best Dressed Winners from 2012 and 2011.

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