Each month, Coast Monthly peeks into the closets of some of the most fashionable people on the upper Texas Coast.
Name: Norma Coffey
Occupation: Proprietor, Gossip Tween Boutique and Fantasy Island Costumes in Galveston
Style icon: Jennifer Lopez. “She has her own clothing line that is classic and sexy.”
Favorite designer: Michael Kors. “His clothes always fit well and I love how they feel.”
Favorite place to shop locally: Stein Mart.
Best place to snap up a bargain: H&M.
Favorite online store: Shopstyle.com.
Favorite place to shop in the world: Fashion malls of Jakarta, Indonesia. “They have the latest of everything.”
Dream fashion purchase: Alexander McQueen gown.
Fashion crime: “Those who do not dress age-appropriate.”
Favorite trends this season: Colors of orange, brown, sage, green. “The ’70s style is coming back: flared jeans, Bohemian look, fringe, fur collars, neck bows.”
Celebrity wardrobe you’d love to raid: Salma Hayek’s.
Michael Kors emerald green tea-length jersey dress studded with gold beads at the shoulders and gathered at the sides: “I feel a little sexy and edgy in this. I wore it at the grand opening of Gossip Tween. My husband bought me the emerald and diamond necklace and ring when we were visiting the Island of Curaçao.”
Silver heels made of lace and rhinestones with zipper heel by De Blossom Collection: “I wear these with anything dressy and I got them at Kohl’s.”
Sun face earrings with dangly trinkets: “We were in Pebble Beach when I bought these, knowing they’d come in handy for Mardi Gras.”
Black faux croc purse with gold embellishments and satiny gold and black vertical lining: “This is my ‘go-to’ bag. I take it everywhere.”
Name: Samantha Coffey
Occupation: Middle school student; aspiring actress; former Miss Pre-Teen Texas
Style icon: Peyton List. “She’s a real girlie girl and very 21st Century.”
Favorite designer: Sherri Hill. “She’s extremely versatile.”
Favorite place to shop local: Gossip Tween. “They have everything for girls my age.”
Best place to snap up a bargain: Target. “They have great clearances.”
Favorite online store: Shopkimmys.com.
Favorite place to shop in the world: Bali Outdoor Fashion Market. “My grandmother bought me a traditional Balinese outfit and headdress that was really sparkly.”
Dream fashion purchase: A Sherri Hill custom-made dress.
Fashion crime: Socks with sandals.
Favorite trends this season: Leggings with wedges or flats and messy ponytails.
Celebrity wardrobe you’d love to raid: Kim Kardashian’s.
Black top with license plate design: “Fall In Love W-U” and geometric print pants from Over the Top by Sara Sara: “I’ll be wearing this outfit when I hang out with friends. It has all the fall colors.”
Tan suede lace-up wedges by Goda: “I wear these everywhere; they are my favorites. Tan goes with anything.”
Kendra Scott smoky gold bracelet and earrings: “These are special to me because they were a gift from my sister when she got married and I was a junior bridesmaid.”