- Sensible Stylista

Hey guys! My name's Kim, and I'm a bonafide workaholic. I'm a Korean-American hustler living in the DMV area (DC/MD/VA), hauling ass all day err day trying to build the life of my dreams.

Let me start by telling y'all a bit about myself.  I'm currently getting my DMA (doctorate) in Piano Performance and a second Master's in Musicology (aka music history). I've been in school for what seems like an eternity - I got my BM at Peabody then my Master's at Juilliard - so hopefully I'll be done with it all soon!

Sidebar: If you'd like to check out my music, clicky HERE. Also, I have an awesome cello-piano duo called the Ward-Kong Duo.  If you live in the area, make sure to check us out - we perform frequently.

On top of that, I teach piano at Johns Hopkins Uni, blog full-time, and work as a freelance social media consultant.  I don't get enough sleep, and I'm literally tired all the time, but I honestly couldn't be happier.

I started Sensible Stylista in 2011 as a personal style blog, but I've transitioned into lifestyle full-time not too long ago. You'll see tons of stuff on beauty, fitness, travel, and all that good stuff in addition to fashion.  As I'm sure ya'll can tell, I love cute clothing, and I pride myself on being a smart shopper who knows when to save and when to splurge.

I'm usually super busy with school and work, but when I have down time I like gorging on delivery food and watching Netflix marathons.  Why you ask? I can't watch weekly TV shows because I'm too impatient, and commercial breaks piss me off.  I wait until the entire season is available and watch it in one sitting because that's obviously the practical thing to do, ha.

...andddd I LOVE animals!  I seriously wish I could adopt every single shelter dog, but maybe in another lifetime. I do have a pup though: an adorable maltese named Daisy - clicky here to follow her on instagram for ridonkulously cute pics.  She's the love of my life and puts a smile on my face, even after the worst of days.

So, join me on my journey!  Let's grab life by the balls and become the best possible versions of ourselves. I'm active on pretty much every social media platform there is so come say hello and connect with me:  Twitter, Chictopia, Lookbook, Lookmazing, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', and email - sensiblestylista1@gmail.com.  BTW, I recently started a new food account on instagram called @nomtasticfoods so come check it out!

18 comments

  1. The more I learn about you, the more impressed I am by you. You have a black belt and your dad is basically the REAL Chuck Norris???

    That's so awesome you worked on your about me page - that was on my to do list today. But it got moved to...whenever...but SOON.

    Kim, you are such an impressive person! What a heritage you have.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bonnie! You always have the kindest words.

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  2. Hi Kim

    I love your blog! Just wondering how tall are you..?

    Thanks
    Yuliya

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    1. I'm 5'5! Thanks so much for reading, Yuliya.

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  3. Wow Kim! You are so accomplished and beautiful! But, I can tell you have a beautiful soul too. Look forward to reading more of you blog and Daisy too! She's a doll. I have a poodle/maltese mix named Rosie, she's also the love of my life.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much! Daisy is also the love of my life =) I wish her and Rosie could be friends!

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  4. Ah, I had no idea that you love music too! You have such a fascinating and accomplished family--I totally loved reading your story. Best of luck with your studies at Julliard! I admire you so much for pursuing something you're passionate about.

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    1. Aw, thanks girl! You are too sweet =)

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  5. Following you through LOOKBOOK, I have instantly fell in love with your style and your beautiful looks. You are a beautiful lady with beautiful style. I wish you all the best in your studies and in various other aspects of life in addition to fashion. I'm John from Texas. Nice to follow "Sensible Stylista" and Fan your LOOKBOOK material.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thanks so much John! You are too sweet.

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  6. Hi Kim!! I loved your new about page. I agree. It's so much fun getting to know others who love the same things...fashion, caffeine, puppies (Daisy is adorable!)....Thanks for allowing us to hang out with you. :) xo

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment! You are TOO sweet.

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  7. Hi Kim, Just discovered you through Pinterest, what caught my eye is the fact that I play classical piano, lol. Wow you're mum was a knock out- as my mum would say, thats why her daughter si so pretty :). Cheers!
    PS Daisy is adorable

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  8. Koreans represent! Lol! Can I just take this time to say that you're freaking awesome!!?? LOVE that you're a bargain hunter and that your style is similar to mine - we wear a little bit of everything!

    ♥ Duckie.
    www.frikkenduckie.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I just saw this =D Sorry for the late response~ aigo.

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  9. I love your description. Its straight to the point. I made friends with you on twitter, am on Instagram @cheptoo_cece
    http://bcece-evenangle.blogspot.com
    Xo

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