published Monday, April 23rd, 2012

My Style: Shay Kupukaa

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    Shay Kupukaa steps out in Levi's jeans from Dillards, Teva shoes from The Shoe Depot, and shirt from Cato Fashions. Photo by Karen Nazor Hill
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• Name: Shay Kupukaa

• Age: 39

• Profession: Signal Mountain Post Office clerk

Fashions:

• Levi’s jeans, Dillard’s — $40

• Shirt, Cato Fashions — $30

• Teva shoes, The Shoe Dept. — $25

• Silver ring, Mexico — Gift

• Shoulder bag, Hamilton Place — $30

“Fashion, to me, has to be comfortable and casual, and what I wear has to make me feel good about myself. I don’t follow trends because it’s hard for me to find clothes that I think fit, so when I do find something I like and it fits me, it’s mine. I dress very casual at work — jeans and T-shirts, and I don’t mind it at all. I work a lot in distribution and that can be a dirty job. When I get dressed up, which isn’t often, I like to wear long dresses with an empire waist.”

about Karen Nazor Hill...

Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...

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