Sloane Brown is the afternoon news anchor for WLIF--FM, Lite 102 and also writes an environment column for Baltimore Resources. She's a former Channel 2 news anchor and entertainment reporter. One of the things she learned to love after leaving television is not having to wear makeup every day.
How would you describe your taste in clothing?
Romantic. I tend to dress to make a statement. Some might call my taste costumey, but I call it fun. When I wake up in the morning, I decide on who or what I feel like being that day.
What's the newest thing in your closet?
A concha belt from New Mexico, I'm from the West and my father still lives Santa Fe, so Steve asked him to send two concha belts and I got one for my birthday and one for Christmas. Conchas are leather belts that have big silver or turquoise conchas spaced around the belt. My mom has one that I still covet.
What's the oldest thing in your closet?
My great-grandmother's white feather boa, that smells a little like mildew, but I love it. I've worn it several times and my stepdaughter, Stacy, 20, is looking forward to wearing it someday.
Do you have a true "standby" that you wear to feel good when you're in doubt?
Something black with black hose, black flats, a concha belt and big silver earrings.
What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?
Years ago, when I lived in California and Utah, I was invited to a neat costume party and I wore a long, full cotton skirt, gathered on one side, a gauze blouse, a lace up vest, and ballet slippers. It's neat, but it's too costumey for Baltimore.
What is your wardrobe weakness?
Earrings, I love them and the bigger the better. I probably have about 70 pairs, but use about 10 pairs most of the time. Whenever I'm asked what I want as a present, I say earrings.
What's the most expensive item in your closet?
The big concha belts or maybe my wedding dress.
What's the least expensive item in your closet?
Some Units clothing that I wore for an entire year, about three years ago. I really got into Units in a big way, but I've since have gotten rid of most of it.
What's the wildest outfit you've ever bought?
Black pants, jacket, and a bustier with gold sequins and beads all over. It's definitely a little wilder than most of the things I buy. I made the mistake of wearing it to the office party and I'm now having straps put on the bustier.
Do you have any shopping tips you'd like to share?
Never shop when you're desperate, because you might end up spending money on clothes you really don't feel good in.
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