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HELLO LOVELIES, I’M JENNIFER BURT!

I’m a small-town entrepreneur with chic and big dreams. I graduated in Fashion & Business at Mississippi State University and continued my studies after college with the New York Institute of Art & Design. Since returning home to my charming college town of Starkville over a decade ago after stints in NYC & Las Vegas, my business has morphed from online retailing, to owning a store front, to now having shops within stores, styling, and a focus on vintage fashion and interiors along with home staging.


So, what is Mississippi Maximalism?? Taking cues from the homes and closets of days gone by, Mississippi Maximalism an elevated European look but with a southern traditional sensibility. Here in Mississippi, we've been blessed to grow up with a myriad of cultures and influences from originally being a French colony to the electrifying music of the Mississippi Blues and Elvis's Rock & Roll.  Do you love anything gilt gold, white washed, or mirrored? How about animal print, designer, or whimsical? If so, you will love my offerings! I like to mix antiques that may or may-not have been inherited with more modern finishes such as clear acrylic for a 21st century look.

I dreamed up my former business name GypsterVeil, LLC over eight years ago. The brand and I have both grown and I felt the name should reflect our different merchandise selection along with a sensitivity to the word gypsy.

With the rebranding and new name, Mississippi Maximalism is growing! I am now in three brick-and-mortar locations where I sell furniture and home accessories as well as vintage-inspired and on-trend quality clothing. I am finishing up a Home Staging & Redesign Certification and am excited to help home sellers sell their home for the most amount of profit in the quickest amount of time. We do this by having buyer's envision the lifestyle they will have once they buy your home.

The mission is remaining the same: To rewrite the narrative of how the world sees Mississippi while also opening their eyes to our unique and one-of-a-kind style. I want to inspire you to establish your own personal style that mixes comfortable staples with glamorous accents without looking like everyone else. I know a wardrobe and home full of quality pieces you love can inspire you to go out into the world and live your best life. Add picking up a pair of vintage earrings from a hand-painted trinket dish after sitting at your retro vanity, and you're golden!


I WANT TO PUT THE BRAKES ON OUR ADDICTION TO OVER-CONSUMING AND HELP YOU BUILD AND INVEST IN CLOTHING AND HOME ACCENTS OF INTENTIONAL PURCHASES THAT WILL LEAD TO YOU CURATING YOUR OWN SANCTUARY.

You can find me almost everyday on Instagram @Mississippi.Maximalism, so I'd love to hear from you!! Please reach out with any questions! I can’t wait to share my finds with you and help you develop your own personal style! Xx, Jenn