Hey guys! My name’s Kim, and I’m a bonafide workaholic. I’m a Korean-American hustler living in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) area, hauling ass all day every day to build the life of my dreams. I’m currently getting my doctorate in Piano Performance and a second Master’s in Musicology. I’ve been in school for what seems like an eternity – I got my BM at Peabody then my Master’s in performance at Juilliard – so hopefully I’ll be done soon! Shameless plug: make sure you guys check out my music. I perform as the Ward-Kong duo with cellist Alicia Ward and play solo concerts as well.
On top of that, I teach piano at Johns Hopkins Uni, blog full-time, and work as a freelance social media consultant. 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 transitioned into lifestyle not too long ago so you’re going to see tons of stuff on beauty, fitness, travel, in addition to outfits. As I’m sure you can tell, I love cute clothing, but 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. I can’t watch shows weekly – unless it’s GoT – because I’m impatient and commercial breaks annoy me. I wait until the entire season is available and watch it in one sitting because that’s obviously the practical thing to do, ha. I’m also a huge animal lover! Daisy, my adorable maltese, is the love of my life, and she always puts a smile on my face, even after the worst of days. Follow her on instagram for ridiculously adorable pictures. I also run a second instagram account for all my food adventures – for those of you interested, it’s called nomtasticfoods.
So, join me on my journey – let’s grab life by the balls and become the best possible version of ourselves. You don’t have to choose work over play or vice versa to enjoy life, and contrary to popular belief, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to live large. Follow me and let me show you how to live a glam life on a budget!