Wowzers, it has been awhile since putting up a style post. This week, I give you one delightful and smart woman. Anyeley works for the real estate development firm, Project, which is upstairs from Isaac Hers. Since opening, she has popped in to shop and over time we have gotten to know her. I love her smile and her friendly demeanor, so pleasant to be around. Also, she is a working mom with the cutest little boy! I just love meeting other cool, working moms. So glad she could do this shoot with us, she looks AMAZING!
Name: Anyeley Hallová
Occupation: Real Estate Developer (upstairs from Isaac Hers)
Any pets/kids? A lovely little boy with big curly hair and the name of a French general.
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Florida
What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)? Portland Monthly, People, and Marie Claire.
What are your go-to accessories? I like modern shapes and designs. I have this simple wire necklace with one aqua glass ball on it that I got from the Textile Museum in Barcelona, Spain. It has been my go-to accessory for well over 10 years.
What is your power outfit? The shoes (meaning tall heels) give the outfit the power. For example, a work power outfit might be a grey pencil shirt, skinny belt, and fitted shirt with leopard print or bright red heels.
Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces? No. My grandmother and mother aren’t into fashion and don’t really wear much jewelry. My favorite accessories are ones that friends give me, because I think of them every time I wear it.
What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you? My best style advice comes from two different people. The first is my husband who is in the retail industry and challenges me to stay fresh with “what’s current” from his travels to New York, Asia, and Europe. The second is my fabulous New Yorker friend Negin Farsad, comedian, movie director, and women extraordinaire, she reminds me to never forget to incorporate color into my wardrobe.
How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? I have a style that changes depending on what city I live in: Boston, Atlanta, Ithaca…. Growing up in South Florida in the 80s and 90s it was bright colors and short skirts. I’ve become more Portland in the past 5 years. More black, lots of gray, layers, outdoor wear, knee high boots, and skinny black jeans.
What would you never be caught wearing? Fannypack and a jean jacket (perhaps from too much in the 90s). Skinny jeans, till I was encouraged to by one of my style advisors. Now I wear them everyday. So you never know on that fannypack.
What new trend are you excited to try? Bright orange/coral, aqua, and color blocked clothes to match up to my gray waredrobe. I already found myself a nice bright orange and gray shirt from Isaac Hers to start.
Heels or flats? Heels, hands down. But now with a little kid, they need to be comfortable heels. No more “pain for fashion” shoes for me. I actually bought the shoes from the photoshoot (in Neon Yellow) and they are really comfortable.
What attracts you to Isaac Hers? The owner, but of course – and the ability to always find something new and exciting, for you or a friend. It’s my go-to for girlfriend gift shopping. Did I mention that the store is right below my office? The ever-changing window display provides eye candy when I get to work in the morning and is also what lures me in.
What are you wearing (in the photoshoot)? Baja Dress from Issac Hers and United Nude – Geisha Hi in Orange Elastic from Sole Struck. The accessories were all from Issac Hers. I fell in love with the silver metal and gray string bracelet. I appreciate the weight and substance of the piece and also the slight clanging noise that it makes when you move – creating both a visual and auditory experience.