Hillary Spiller steps out with 10-month old Julien in Chaco sandals, JCrew shorts and a Maya baby sling. Staff photo by Karen Nazor Hill
Name: Hillary Spiller, with Julien, 10 months
Profession: Mom and French teacher
Oscar de la Renta sunglasses: T.J. Maxx — $25
Earrings: J. Crew — gift
T-shirt : Target — $14
Maya baby sling: gift
Shorts: J. Crew Outlet — $20
Chaco sandals: $120
"At this point in my life, clothes that make me feel comfortable in my own skin and clothes that make me feel confident are what I like to wear. Whether I am walking around Whole Foods or teaching or out with my husband, I like to be comfortable, but I don't wear Chacos all the time. I don't follow trends because I don't like to see too much of the same thing. Maxi dress? Not me. Gladiator sandals? Not me. I have discovered good retail shops like Alice Blue, where I just bought a nice dress, but I don't wear a $150 dress when I'm out shopping with my baby."
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 ...