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This month: Ronna Levine

Name: Ronna Levine

Where: Spotted working at Perfect Trading in Bloomfield Hills

City of residence: Bloomfield Hills

What are you wearing? I’m always wearing 7 jeans. These I got at Rear Ends in West Bloomfield, and they are my absolute favorite brand of jeans. They fit me well and I feel comfortable in them. I think because I am little and they fit smaller people well, they’re just a great brand for me. My sweater is 360 Cashmere and my jacket is Illia. Both are from SHE in Bloomfield Hills. This jacket is my staple. I have it in black, beige, navy — really, all the colors. It’s one of my favorite pieces because I can just throw it on when I can’t decide what to wear — when I’m going to work, when I’m going to dinner with friends or just whenever. Same thing with my Veronica Beard blazers. I have a few of them, and I can just zip the dickey in and out. These shoes are Matt Bernson; I ordered them on Zappos. I also wear my Nike wedges a lot. At work, I’m always running, so my shoes have to be comfortable. My jewelry is Liz Guz and Michelle Morocco. I like supporting small businesses, and they’re always doing trunk shows at some of my favorite places to shop like Rear Ends and SHE.

Describe your style: I don’t know if I really have a particular style. I think I would describe it as a mish-mash of everything or of what I know I like. For instance, I love to go into stores and browse and see what they’re showing for the season. I don’t think I am trendy, really, but I know what I like. I’m definitely a jeans kinda girl. Even when I am going out, I will wear jeans. In the summer, if it’s warm, I’ll do a little sundress and sandals, but mostly I just like to be comfortable. I’ll shop anywhere, too, really. Sometimes I buy T-shirts at the Gap or Nordstrom. I’ve even bought some Spiritual Gangster shirts from the store here in the kids’ sizes because they’re half the price of the adult ones and I am small enough to do that!

What inspires you? That’s a good question! I think what inspires me is shopping! Usually I’ll see something I like, and that’ll just be it. I like to see what the salespeople in my favorite stores are wearing, too. I think they inspire me. I don’t follow trends or people on Instagram; my friends probably inspire me the most. I also love to people watch; it’s a total perk of my job. Lots of times, someone will come into the store wearing something that I really love, and I’ll take style cues from them, or even ask them where they bought something if I really love it. I pick and choose what I like and then do my own thing.

What is something no one knows about you? Really, I’m an open book. I’m always telling my whole life story to everyone. Maybe something many people who haven’t known me that long might not know is that I used to do commercial interior design. That’s what I did until I had my son. Maybe I will go back to it one day; I’m not sure. Right now, I’m just having a lot of fun working at Perfect Trading, talking to stylish people all day!

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