"I like to dress up whether it's for class or to go out to eat because it makes me feel good about myself." — Susannah Warren Photo by Karen Nazor Hill
• Name: Susannah Warren
• Age: 20.
• School: Tennessee Tech University.
• Shirt, Forever 21, $12
• Skirt, H&M, $24
• Vera Wang shoes, Kohl’s, $45
• Hello Kitty necklace, Claire’s, $16
• Earrings, Francesca’s, $9
• Michael Kors watch, gift
• Grandmother’s bracelet, gift
• Ring, gift
“I’d rather be a trendsetter than follow trends. Fashion is whatever you’re comfortable in and what makes you stand out and feel good. The way I dress reflects my positive attitude. For me, I like to dress up whether it’s for class or to go out to eat because it makes me feel good about myself. I like to look classy and chic all the time. Where I live (Cookeville), there’s not many places to shop, just a couple of boutiques. When I come home to Chattanooga, I mostly go to the mall, but I do love the little boutiques. I find that many boutiques, though, have few sizes in each fashion — two smalls, two mediums and two larges. I wear a small and most of the time, they’re gone.”
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 ...