Style Scout: Kari Riley


Clothing details: Aldo boots, $60; H&M; dress, $20; cardigan, ModCloth, $40; glasses, Target, $15; earrings, Rock Candy Boutique, Kansas City, $10.

Name: Kari Riley

Age: 30

Relationship status: Dating

Hometown: Kansas City

Time in Lawrence: Just visiting for a special occasion

Occupation: Waitress at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue

Dream job: I really don’t know. If I could do anything, I wouldn’t do anything!

What were you doing when scouted? Just left a baby shower.

Describe your style: A lot of dresses, especially in the summer. I like a lot of patterns like floral and polka dots. I like a lot of vintage stuff too.

Fashion trends you love: I love people that can pull off hats, especially girls. I really wish I could be one of those people that can fashion hats very well. My hair’s too big!

Fashion trends you hate: I really hate high-waisted pants where they go up high in the rear. Nobody looks good in that.

Fashion influences: My boyfriend influences me a lot. I try to keep up with him. I also like watching “Mad Men” for fashion influences.

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? The good thing about Lawrence is that there is such a crazy-eclectic group of people. It would be sad if everyone dressed one way. It’s nice to see different people.

Less of? I wish Mass. Street had a lot more local businesses.

Tattoos or piercings: Yes, my ears and I have a tattoo of shooting stars on my back.

Whom do people say you look like? Oh, I’m so bad with celebrities. Ann something… I’ll remember her name later. I just don’t pay attention to those people.

Tell us a secret… I’m really a beautiful man and my boyfriend is a really ugly lady!


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