Shopping With the Store Director: Ivy's Picks

She's not like most managers. She's a cool manager. 

Shop Ivy's Picks
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue Dannijo Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue Dannijo Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue Dannijo Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue Dannijo Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue Dannijo Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue
Dannijo Slip Dresses Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue Dannijo Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue

Midi Bias Slip Dress in Cornflower Blue

$325.00
Theodosia Earrings Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold
Theodosia Earrings Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold Theodosia Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold
Theodosia Earrings Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold
Theodosia Earrings Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold Theodosia Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold

Elongated Oval Huggies in 14k Yellow Gold

$495.00
Theodosia Necklaces Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise
Theodosia Necklaces Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise Theodosia Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise
Theodosia Necklaces Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise
Theodosia Necklaces Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise Theodosia Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise

Black Onyx Hamsa Pendant with Turquoise Marquise

$1,000.00

Meet Ivy!

Hometown: Memphis, TN 
Favorite Restaurant: Chubbyfish
Favorite Designers: Sacai, Tibi, Loulou Studio, Isabel Marant, Lemaire, Khaite, Toteme

Favorite Band: Widespread Panic
Favorite Colors: Navy, bright yellow, green, denim, and stripes
Been at Hampden: 2 1/2 years

Loulou Studio Pemba Cashmere Sweater in Apple
Toteme Long Cotton Silk Shirt in Cornflower
Plan C Short Trouser in Butter
Marni Mary Jane Shoe in Black
CHIMI #07.2 Sunglasses in Green
Khaite Lotus Drawstring Mini Handbag in Black/Natural

Q: Describe your style for us.

A: A little funky, a little preppy, 70s inspired–I love a problem pattern. My style evolution started with smocked dresses, Paul Frank, and J. Crew–what can I say? 

Q: When you're shopping, what do you gravitate towards?

A: Stripes, tweed, a wide leg pant, a cropped jacket, a funky floral, crochet. Pieces that I can add to my go-to mix and pieces that make me light up when I put them on! 

Q: What's your go-to outfit formula?

A: My go-to outfit is a combination of an oversize striped button down with denim, pant, or shorts. I always feel like myself but can mix it up using color or accessories, depending on the occasion–I could go from the beach to Chez Nous in that look!

Q: What trends are you eyeing this year?

A: For spring 2023, I'm bringing out my bright colors! I have been loving adding a bright sweater or handbag to my look to brighten it up!

Stella McCartney Double Breasted Jacket in Rose
Isabel Marant Etoile Edolia Dress in Ecru
Isabel Marant Nessah Shoulder Bag in Pearl Rose
Isabel Marant Dahope Boot in Straw
Off Track Ice Cream Double Scoop in Salted Caramel

Q: Do you have any style inspirations?

A: Ramya Giangola, Sofia, Karvela, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Olympia Gayot, Kate Moss, Rachel Solomon, Laurel Pantin–plus the Hampden team inspires me daily! I have learned the most from Amy Smilovic, Founder and Creative Director of Tibi, over the last twoish years. Her Instagram posts, conversations, and videos have given me the tools to dissect my style and ultimately understand what dressing more like myself looks and feels like. I believe fashion is an extension of one's personality, it's an outlet for creativity, and is an armor one puts on to take on the day. I stole that last part from Stacy, another major style inspiration of mine!

Tibi Skinlike Mercerized Wool Tube Tank in Yellow
Dorothee Schumacher Refreshing Ambition Pants in Bright Yellow
Isabel Marant Kindsay Sneaker in Black/Ecru
Marni Museo Soft EW Small Tote Bag in Grey Green/Old Lace/Canyon

Loulou Studio Pemba Cashmere Sweater in Apple
Toteme Long Cotton Silk Shirt in Cornflower
Plan C Short Trouser in Butter
Marni Mary Jane Shoe in Black
CHIMI #07.2 Sunglasses in Green
Khaite Lotus Drawstring Mini Handbag in Black/Natural

Q: What does a day in the life of the Store Director look like?

A: Every day looks a little different! It always starts with a cup of green tea (just like my grandmother) and is filled with lots of check-ins and time with the team, laughter, celebrating small wins, welcoming clients to the store, and obsessing over new arrivals. I am definitely guilty of cracking a dad joke at morning meeting daily. I absolutely love the Hampden team because everyone has a different story, perspective, energy and, of course, sense of style.

Q: How did you become Hampden's Store Director? 

A: I have been admiring Hampden from afar since 2019. I moved to Charleston to get my MBA at the College of Charleston. I knew of Hampden's reputation in the industry and started listening to and reading any interviews Stacy did. It is a dream come true to harness my creativity and strategic mindset in an organization led by a female entrepreneur! I am so honored to be apart of the Hampden team.