CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston lawyer Dennise Smith is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles campus, and is a part-time designer.
What three words describe your fashion style?
Modern, bohemian and eclectic -- when I am not working as a lawyer.
What's your favorite fall piece?
Do I have to choose just one? OK, then boots -- followed by scarves.
Did you buy something new to update your fall wardrobe?
Art deco printed blouse and more costume jewelry.
What are your signature accessories?
Necklaces and scarves.
What piece did you splurge on?
As of yet, sadly, none. However, I am diligently searching for a pair of peep-toe pumps in my size (11) -- and then it's game on! They remind me of Stevie Nicks -- the perfect combination of gypsy and rock 'n' roll.
What item in your closet would you never part with?
I have an oriental print A-line skirt with black satin trim that I bought 10 years ago and still get compliments on. The print is lovely and the colors are neutral with splashes of red. Also, with the proper styling, you can wear it year-round except for the coldest winters.
What would you never wear?
Those boxy asymmetrical shirts that are so popular now. And a bubble skirt. Neither look is good for a tall woman with hips.