Blogger interview: meet multi talented and highly creative fashion blogger Kimberly Kong of Sensible Stylista
Kimberly Kong is the face behind Sensible Stylista. This extraordinary girl is a concert pianist by day, and fashion blogger by night. She is about to get her PhD in Piano Performance and second Master's in Musicology. Her fashion blog is the proof that you can look awesome without spending a fortune. She is encouraging people to be "smart shoppers" – to know when to save and when to splurge. Read the interview, meet this impressive girl, and definitely visit her blog.
When did you start blogging and how did you come to this idea?
I started blogging in 2011 because I wanted to document my personal style journey and learn more about social media. I'm a concert pianist by day so I wanted to, in essence, figure out how to manage my own career.
Who is your style icon? Why?
This is such a tough question! I admire many fashionistas, but my favorite would have to be Olivia Palermo. She always looks polished and sophisticated, but her ensembles are fun. She oozes style with ease! Everything's effortless with her.
How do you describe your personal style?
I'm a style chameleon because my outfits change with my mood! I tend to prefer neutrals though. I also enjoy wearing edgy pieces on the daily.
What are the essential pieces you must have in your closet?
I absolutely love wearing dresses, graphic tees, boots (ankle, chunky, over-the-knee, etc.), faux-leather jackets, and body chains.
How often do you post? How do you come up with post ideas?
I usually post 3-5 times a week! I mostly share my OOTDs, but I write about beauty and lifestyle as well.
What is the biggest challenge for you in fashion blogging?
Finding cool new locations to shoot outfits!
What is the greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger?
Connecting with readers and fellow bloggers. I've made so many new friends online – it's been such a rewarding journey!
What is the fashion rule you never break?
I will never wear crocs.
What do you splurge on?
I absolutely love designer handbags and outerwear.
From your point of view, what is the notable trend for the upcoming season?
I don't usually follow trends, but I'm looking forward to wearing more fringe!
What has been your most successful blog post till now and what was it about?
Hm, this one's a toughie. My readers seem to enjoy my editorial-like shoots! Here's one that I did for The Luk and another for Pixie Market.
How do you see your blog in 5 years?
Sensible Stylista will be a full-on lifestyle blog!
Designer – Isabel Marant
Fashion Brand – BCBGMaxAzria, Burberry, H&M
Color – Black
Quote – "Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret."
Way to relax – read a book or binge-watch Netflix with Chinese delivery!
How can people connect with you
Thank you Kimberly for sharing your story with us. Visit her blog and follow her fashion journey.
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