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About Us

Hi there!

My name is Marlinie. In “real life”, I’m in finance. That’s my bread and butter, so to speak. But, I’m also a stylist and a personal shopper. I guess you could say I have a passion for fashion. And travel. And food. Shoes. I love shoes. OK, I have a passion for the good things in life!

In fact, back in 2005, I designed my own line of wedding gowns! Undercapitalized, I put out one season and went back to Corporate America with my tail between my legs. But smarter for it.

I recently went through some changes in “real life” that have afforded me the opportunity to work in finance less, fashion more. I’m jumping on it!

Introducing, The Curated Closet.

I often get to shop at sample sales and trunk sales and overstock sales, higher end department store overstock lots, and even some pre-sales that gets me access to some great pieces! I used to pick up pieces with a client in mind. Sometimes I'd pick them up hoping I can unload them on a future client. Sometimes I picked them up just because they are too irresistible to leave behind. That has left me with lots of great stuff…and a new business opportunity. I am going to be selling those great picks, online via my website – thecuratedcloset.net starting in early 2017.

Additionally, I’ll be blogging. Or trying to. I'm a bit pressed for time, owning 2 businesses. I think I’m pretty interesting. I’ve definitely led an interesting life. I enjoy storytelling and passing on good info, great bargains, great restaurants and great places to travel. Along with a smattering of smart alec quips here and there. Because I also think I’m pretty witty. And a good dose of sarcasm. My sarcasm is almost like a speech impediment. I’m working on that. (OK, I’m not….) I’ll of course blog about fashion and style and food...but I'll also blog about current events in order to get us talking. Interacting. Sure, we enjoy shopping, but that doesn’t mean we’re not intelligent women with thoughts and opinions to share regarding the world we live in! I’d love to use my blog as a kind of an interactive journal. So please, feel free to comment and interact!

You will see a lot of dresses in my store. We're dress-heavy, so to speak. Because I love dresses. My co-workers and friends think it is because I'm "girly". And, I am. But that's not why I love dresses....it's because I'm lazy. Dresses are an easy way to look put together without a lot of effort, IMO.

Welcome!

I hope you enjoy your visit to The Curated Closet, and please come back soon. We get new inventory every few weeks. You can check out the new items by using the "sort" feature and selecting "newest". 

Feedback is always appreciated.

The pic? That's me! A candid shot from my wedding, one that I really like! I married my mister in September of 2014. Just 30 years after we met and started dating back in July of 1984...