Our Favorite Redhead Shines in Black Halo

Sarah Marcella in Black Halo Jodee Sheath Dress

A few weeks ago, Sarah Marcella and I were working our way through the sunny streets of Old Town when we ran into someone very special. She’s the type of person you’ll see in your peripheral vision and immediately know it’s her. Maybe it’s the combination of her incredible red mane and sparkly smile, or her three little boys in tow? Or perhaps it could be her super-laid-back and down-to-earth personality that shines. I, for one, always notice her awesome style, which is packed with fun statement earrings and wow-me shoes! Okay, I’ve probably embarrassed her enough! You know who I’m talking about right? Hello! It’s Maura Burchette!

Maura is the owner of Monday’s Child, the beautiful children’s clothing boutique on Lee Street. Monday’s Child has been around nearly 40 years and Maura took over this past October. I’ve purchased everything from my flower girl’s dress to my daughter’s wardrobe at this shop. Monday’s Child is filled with clothing for infants through size 12 and it is the epitome of traditional children’s wear. Whether you’re looking for a special occasion, an everyday outfit, or a gift, you have to check out Monday’s Child. Maura’s always there working away!

Maura immediately came to mind when TSALT received a brand new shipment of dresses (and a very cool twist on a jumpsuit) from Black Halo. Not only do these spring arrivals read “May Sunshine,” they are perfect for petites. Maura is a whopping five feet, four inches tall, so when I originally asked her to model for us I knew we couldn’t put her anything that was too much or it would swallow her. Black Halo offers a very flattering and easy aesthetic: clean lines, light fabrics, and cheery colors. All you really need is a cute pair of shoes and a bag and you’re all set. Can’t get much better than that!

Everyone is loving Black Halo. TSALT just starting carrying this line and it has taken off. The silhouettes are mostly comprised of sheath dresses, some fit-and-flair dresses, and slightly A-line jumpsuits. This season we’ve seen a lot of pastels, florals, and even some hot reds and purples. Something for everyone, really! Take a look at the most recent looks from Black Halo on the beautiful Maura Burchette! You won’t be disappointed.

DETAILS | Click to shop the looks


Look 1
Black Halo Rowan Sheath Dress
Jenny Bird earrings and B.May bag available in store.


Look 2
Same look as above with Manebi Los Angeles Flats from The Shoe Hive.


Look 3
Black Halo Nico Jumpsuit
Jenny Bird earrings and Kempton & Co clutch available in store.


Look 4
Same look as above with the Allen Schwartz satin jacket.


Look 5
Black Halo Jodee Sheath Dress


📸 :: Sarah Marcella Creative


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Ali’s greatest passion is empowering women to look and feel their best. With this mission in mind she launched her personal styling business, ALH Style. On a daily basis you’ll find Ali cleaning out closets, shopping for clients, or creating lookbooks for the busy professional women of D.C. and Alexandria. Starting a fashion-based business from scratch has given Ali an eye for marketing. She’s now also managing TSALT’s social media, styling their new product shoots, and promoting their fun and fabulous brands to women in the DMV. Ali has lived in Alexandria, Virginia for eight years. She met her husband Cameron here, and they have a precious daughter, Cavin, and two little yorkies, Ollie and Lou.

TSALT is a boutique that has developed a dual concept of producing private label styles along with complimentary brands that embody the same vision ~ women who are looking for chic and sophisticated clothing that will travel well and compliment their busy lives.


106 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. looking great Maura!

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