PULSE: My Style: Karen Kubik, RT-R

By Laura Raines, Pulse editor

Age: 50

Occupation: Director of Imaging, Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville

Karen Kubik

Karen Kubik wears a Jones New York Suit with a purse by Marc Ecko and shoes by A. Marinelli at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Center at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Nick Arroyo, for the AJC.

What I’m wearing: “A spring/summer light blue suit by Jones New York Suits with a straight skirt and a cinched blazer jacket that always draws compliments. A camisole top, blue striped heels by A. Marinelli and pearl and turquoise beads.”

Signature style: “Classic business suits with a contemporary flair.”

When she was a clinician, Kubik wore scrubs. Now that she works in hospital management, she dresses in a suit every day. Reading fashion magazines helps her stay abreast of seasonal trends in jewelry, shoes, scarves and purses to keep her look fresh.

“I believe that your clothes add or detract from your personal image. When you dress well, people treat you with respect.”

Best find: “Dillard’s has the best sales on suits. My rule is not to pay more than $50 for a suit, because I tend to ruin them at work and because I don’t like wearing the same thing over and over. So, I have a closet-full — in all colors.”

Fashion weakness: “Shoes! I can’t resist them. Shoes are where you can have fun and show your personal style.

“I don’t wear plain pumps — think orange with jewels. When I come through the door at night, the heels are the first thing to come off and the flip-flops go on. I have every shape and color you can imagine.”

Favorite stores: “I’m a frugal shopper. I like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, the outlet malls, Stein Mart. For shoes, there’s Nordstrom Rack and DSW.

Favorite labels: “I’m not really a label shopper. I buy what I like and what looks good. I’m an impulse buyer as long as it falls in my price range; I’m a working girl, after all.”

Pet peeve: “Girls with thong straps sticking out from the tops of their pants.”

Best fashion compliment: “My 26-year-old daughter will borrow things out of my closet, and that makes me feel cool.”

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