published Monday, May 6th, 2013

My Style: Sophia Simpkins

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    Sophia Simpkins, age 41, is vice president of business development for Next Level Performance.
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Name: Sophia Simpkins

Age: 41

Occupation: Next Level Performance, vice president of business development

Ball cap: Gift

Scarf: Charming Charlie — $15

Shirt: Target — $30

Vest: Gap — $60

Watchband/iPod Nano: $160

Sam Edelman purse: Nordstrom Rack — $54

Wedding band: Gift

Leggings: Target — $29

Shoes: Jordan's — $120

"Fashion, to me, is an expression of who you are or how you feel. It designates who you are without saying anything. I try to wear what I think compliments my body shape. The way I'm dressed today is functional because I had to take my daughter to the doctor and then go work out. I haven't lived in Chattanooga for very long, so I don't really know too many places to shop, but in Chicago, where I'm from, I love Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdales and, of course, T.J. Maxx and Target. I'm also a very frugal shopper."

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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