Our Apparel: Styling Mary Alice McGreevy

by | Dec 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Personal Shopper Bonnie Raimy on dressing Mary Alice:

Mary Alice McGreevy
Compliance Officer, Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)

Years in the Industry:
5 years as a legislative attorney, right around 4 as a compliance officer
Years in Madison: Native, returned 4 years ago from living in Nevada
Best professional advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t be intimidated by anyone.
What community organizations are you involved with?
• Madison Gay Hockey Association –
Chairperson, Funds Development Committee
• Out Professional & Executive Network (O.P.E.N.)

Ms. Mary Alice McGreevy is a self-describe nerd.

A crossword-loving, geeky knitter who cooks a mean roast chicken… I loved her immediately.

Moreover, the fact that she made a reference to Even Cowgirls Get the Blues in regards to her “big hands” was just about enough to make me want her autograph. Mary Alice is a witty, self-assured, intelligent, super-cool lady; therefore, Patricia Shoppe and Fontaine interiors were no-brainers when it came to finding clothes and interiors unique and smart enough to match her personality.

Patricia Shoppe, owned and operated by Jessica O’ Conner, is a boutique whose style mixes vintage 50s feel with a modern twist. O’Conner focuses on smaller designers to keep costs reasonable, and mainly looks to enhance an individual’s current wardrobe with accessory pieces. The boutique is classic, unique, and most importantly, affordable.

Mary Alice fell in love with two ensembles at Patricia Shoppe that represented both the feminine side of her personality as well as her intellectual, professional side. T. Bleu’s cream/taupe ruffled collar dress paired with Angeles t-strap ruffled heels is the epitome of good taste. Paired with nude fishnets and pearls, the outfit is timeless, beautiful, and elegant.

As an attorney, Mary Alice often finds herself trapped in the land of bland when it comes to business attire. T. Bleu’s black metallic pencil skirt with ruffled kick pleat, coupled with Weston Wear’s “cate top” in antique white and lace (with Young at Heart’s cream cami) makes not only a solid, professional ensemble, but also packs a fashionable punch. Angeles’ purple and black Mary Janes add just the right amount of spunk, too. Use the same pearls and fishnets for both outfits, or change up nude fishnets for black and add a vintage brooch instead of pearls.

For the shoot, we ventured down Johnson Street. As best described by owner Barry Avery, Fontaine is a glam, decadent, whimsical slice of a big city design boutique.


Patricia Shoppe, 137 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI
• T. Bleu ruffled collar dress, Retail, $108.00
• Weston Wear antique white “cate top”, Retail, $136.00
• Young at Heart antique white cami, Retail, $18.00
• Angeles khaki t-strap ruffled heels, Retail, $58.00
• Angeles black and purple Mary Janes, Retail, $58
Fontaine, 811 East Johnson Street, Madison, WI
Hair by Scott Staples, I Du Hair
21 N. Butler Street, Madison, WI, 53703

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