December 8, 2015 by Stefanie Martinez
SLTV:What is your name or fashion identity?
KT: Kara Tapangan
SLTV: How long have you been blogging?
KT: 1 Year
SLTV:What do you do for a living? Or where do you go to school?
KT: I am a 1st year dental student at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
SLTV: Why is fashion important?
KT: Fashion has been a part of who I am since the day I could pick out what to wear. As I grew up, my sense of fashion drastically mirrored the changes and interests I had at the time and I think that makes fashion extremely unique. Despite what anyone tells you, fashion and style are things that cannot be done wrong. Fashion is a physical manifestation of who you are and how you want to communicate to the world who you are and that is what makes it truly unique.
SLTV:What is your dream?
KT: My dream is to become a part of a fashion community that encourages men and women to pursue fashion and advanced education as equal goals. Despite the common conception that fashion and education are completely separate entities, I have learned that my sense of detail and esthetics has made me a better dental student and future dentist. On a universal scale, entry into any professional program, job, or promotion requires an interview and what better way to feel confident than to physically have the perfect outfit to conquer your goals!
SLTV: What is your favorite quote?
KT: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated” – Oscar Wilde
Note from Style Contributor, Stefanie Renee:
Upon meeting Kara, I was a little obsessed with her blog & style. I swooned over her picture perfect outfits and was enticed by her use of our lovely City for background shots. I know San Antonio has an abundance of bloggers and Project #GFB is really setting the bar to help us discover all the wonderful talent that is out there. For Kara, her blogging style and career choice are two different worlds entirely, but her creativeness and sense of style make it seem like she’s been doing this forever! We’re so happy to have on board #ProjectGFB, a young lady with a totally different career path that ‘gets it’ right off the get go!
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Confession: I’m obsessed with all things winter.
I think it has to do with growing up in Texas my whole life but I am fascinated with this chilliest season! Whether it’s shopping for Christmas gifts, searching for the perfect tree, or just enjoying hot cocoa and a book on a cold winter day, I love everything associated with cold weather. My closet and style are no different. Despite living in a city that is hot 80% of the year, my closet looks like it’s the exact opposite. Filled to the brim with sweaters, infinity scarves, and leggings of every color, it’s obvious why I absolutely cannot wait to share my favorite winter looks with you all!
As a full –time dental student I love picking pieces that make a statement but are simultaneously comfortable. My style revolves around pieces that are the perfect combination of feminine and comfortable. This Zara fringed knit top was perfect for layering over a long sleeved black crew neck I snatched from J. Crew during their holiday sale. I love the motion of the fringe and simplicity that comes with the knit. I love that it makes the outfit look more fashionable than I have to actually feel wearing it. It was also great for adding a little warmth and style to a very basic outfit.
I decided to layer basic black leggings to direct the focus to the knit top. My Rag & Bone heeled, leather booties were perfect for giving a little height to the overall outfit, which I love when my top hangs a little lower than my waist. By stacking a couple of brass bracelets I snagged from J. Crew and Voge Boutique and a long chained druzy necklace, I completed a very easy and comfortable winter look!
As for my makeup, you may not recognize my lipstick but it’s actually quite popular and probably in your makeup collection if you’re a glam junkie like me! I’m rocking Rebel by Mac for and it looks distinctly rosier and red on me than normal. A fun little makeup tip if you’re wanting to save money but try new colors is base your lips with a different colored lip liner then blend it with your lipstick. By doing that, you’ve added dimension to your lip and created 9 new colors out of the three lipsticks and liners you already had! I used a sultry red lip liner to line most of my lips and layered Rebel on top. After blending, it was the perfect deep, fall burgundy that I wanted for this winter look!
I am so excited to be a part of the StyleLush TV Family and share more fashion looks and makeup tips with y’all!
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