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Meet Alison of

With Political Science and Communication degrees in hand, I started Chain Strap Purse as a creative outlet for another one of my loves: all things fashion and style. What began as a more "newsy" site (what can I say, journalism runs in my blood) has evolved into a daily blog chronicling the developments of my personal style journey. See more at:

Personal style in one word


Favorite Designer

BCBGMAXAZRIA and, in my dreams, Chanel

Essential Accessory

Confidence and a smile! Good shoes also help.

Favorite Place to Shop

Bloomingdales, Macy's, Nordstrom, H&M

Go-To Beauty Product

Mascara. Hands down.

all black & nude pumps

pre-fall style

Crop top + quilted leather skirt