Street Style: Alli Cleveland

It’s not often that you meet someone and not only do you get along and have a ton in common, but your sweet little boys get along and so do your big boys! Alli has been a long time customer at 529, but it wasn’t until this summer, poolside at Mount Vernon Country Club, that we became friends.

Our youngest little guys played so well together in the pool and our hubbys always had so much to chat about. But for Alli and me, I think what sealed the deal is when she insisted on buying me a delicious pineapple cocktail on my birthday. We sipped poolside and chatted about everything from kids, to husbands, to our mutual love of fashion and retail.

During one of those fun convos, I told her that I was purchasing Mint Condition with my sister-in-law and not long after (likely over another yummy cocktail) we decided she would be such a good fit to work at the shop. Alli brings a fresh, fun style to Mint. Watch for her on our stories…she is great at putting fun date night looks together!

 

Alli’s outfit is available at Mint Condition.
📸 ::Sarah Marcella Creative

 

ABOUT YOU

How do you spend your time? With my husband Justin and two kids Emerson (5) and Wyatt (2). Or at barre3 and shopping locally.

Neighborhood: Alexandria

How long have you lived in Alexandria: 3 months

What is your hometown? Upper Dublin

What brought you to Alexandria? My husband was offered a job in D.C. the day after we got married. We lived in D.C. for four years, then moved to Abu Dhabi for four years, and then moved back to D.C. After we had kids we decided we were ready to live that suburb life and Old Town was at least a cool place to go out to on date night!

What would surprise people about you? That I lived overseas for four years and that my first child was born there

You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? Super strength

Favorite cocktail: Cosmo with a splash of St. Germaine

Last book read or movie seen: For the Love of Lululemon

Guilty Pleasure: Cookies

Phrase you overuse: Not my camel

Facebook or Instagram? IG

Latest binge-watch: Shameless

Bucket list travel destination: Thailand to ride an elephant

If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? Wine

 

 

 

FASHION

Define your style in three words or less: Funky, fun, and cool

The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Chunky cardigans

Favorite trend ever: Sparkles, especially a nice pair of sparkle booties

Favorite current trend: Leather leggings

Beauty product you can’t live without: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer

Favorite fragrance: Maison Margiela Flower Market

Heels or flats? Flats

 

 

HOME

Favorite room in your home: Living room. I love to relax with my family at the end of the day

Antiques, modern, or a mix? Mix

Last item bought for your home: Rugs…I love a good vintage rug

Next planned purchase: Green velvet chairs for my living room

Favorite way to entertain: Over a cocktail and some s’mores by the chiminea

Clutter-free or well-lived in? Well lived in. Although, I wish it was clutter-free

Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated: Yes, so cool

 

 

FITNESS

Your go-to work-out: barre3

Group exercise or solo: Group

Fitness goal: Twice a week

Proudest fitness achievement: Making it to a workout class twice a week

 

 

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