It's Electric // mom jeans + off-the-shoulder bodysuit

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kathleen Harper of Kat's Fashion Fix wearing mom jeans in black with off-the-shoulder bodysuit
Alright, so my outfit may not be electric, but this background sure is! And rocking this familiar combo of high-waisted mom jeans and a bodysuit, I sure FELT electric storming the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Sometimes the right outfit is all you need to feel energized and confident! 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black high-waisted jeans with a bodysuit
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing all black outfit in NYC
Considering my last post was all about mom jeans, I'll spare you the romance novel about why I love these pants so much. But seriously, if you don't already own a pair, I highly suggest the investment. They're basically sweatpants in denim form that are just as chic as they are comfortable. Paired with a bodysuit or crop top, they're all you need to complete a trendy off-duty look. 
High-waisted mom jeans worn with heels
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing mom jeans with off-the-shoulder bodysuit
Last week I showed you a super casual bodysuit. A Tank top featuring the Calvin Klein logo, that option was sporty and fun. THIS bodysuit is perfect for date night. The off-the-shoulder silhouette is flirty and feminine, and I love the sexy sweetheart neckline. While I normally wear this with a skirt, I styled it with baggy jeans this time around for a contrasting uptown-downtown vibe. And guess what? It's STILL perfect for date night!  
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Express off-the-shoulder bodysuit
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear mom jeans for spring
These heels aren't your average black platforms. While adding a touch of color - and interest - to my outfit, these embroidered shoes are just stunning. And better yet, the block heel and platform sole make them tolerable for walking around in. While I didn't cross the Brooklyn bridge in these, I did put them to the test around town. 
Black platform embroidered heels
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black high-waisted mom jeans from Urban Outfitters
The very definition of electric, this metallic clutch is vibrant and oh-so fun. To give my outfit that summery vibe, I knew I had to throw it in the mix. Plus, it looks great with my lipstick ;)
Silver metallic Rebecca Minkoff clutch with rainbow pom poms
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing NYC spring street style
No spring/summer outfit is complete without a fierce pair of shades. I chose this mirrored pair for obvious reasons - it totally compliments my shiny silver bag! 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Anthropologie mirrored sunglasses
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing mom jeans with off-the-shoulder bodysuit
These bright purple earrings are youthful and spirited. They were the perfect choice considering my other accessories are colorful and attention-grabbing too. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing purple Alexis Bittar earrings
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's balayage highlights on brown hair
As I mentioned before, this look gives me major confidence. Isn't it great how an outfit can do that? Such a sexy top paired with super casual denim finds that perfect balance of feminine meets tomboy, which is a vibe I've been loving lately. And I mean, have I mentioned how much I love these jeans?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing mom jeans with black off-the-shoulder bodysuit
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing off-the-shoulder black top
Bright pink lips call for neutral eyeshadow and a toned down complexion. Therefore, I kept my beauty look relatively simple here. With my signature long lashes, I just dusted neutral shadow on my lids and applied a solid layer of hot pink lip color. SO electric, right?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper of Kat's Fashion Fix
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper wearing neutral eyeshadow and bright pink lipstick
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black high-waisted jeans with heels and bodysuit
Photos by Antonio Owens 
[jeans: Urban Outfitters // bodysuit: Express (I also like this one) // heels: Nanette Lepore (I also like this pair) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // earrings: Alexis Bittar // sunglasses: Anthropologie (similar style here) // amethyst bangle: David Yurmann // eyeshadow: "Sin" by Urban Decay // lipstick: "Big Bang" by Urban Decay]

This. Wall. 
In all black, I love how I stand out against these vibrant rainbow colors. 
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in front of rainbow wall in Brooklyn
 // SHOP //


Out Of The Blue // mom jeans + logo bodysuit

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's spring street style
Did anyone else read the title of this post and think of that Aly & AJ song? Because it's literally playing in my head right now! I thought it was an appropriate name for this look because duh, I'm standing in front of a blue building, and "out of the blue" it started raining during this shoot. The rain meant I had to break out my trusty navy BLUE rain jacket! Pretty perfect, huh?
fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing mom jeans from Urban Outfitters
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper of Kat's Fashion Fix wearing a bodysuit with mom jeans
Mom jeans are the word this season, and I am shamelessly LOVING the trend! My favorite variety is the high-waisted style because they can easily be worn with crop tops and bodysuits, which are also super hot right now. This pair has been my go-to denim this spring, and I love how comfy they feel and how effortless they look. Cuff your favorite pair for a more modern vibe. 
urban outfitters high-waisted mom jeans
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing mom jeans with white sneakers
I know, you caught me - I can't get enough of bodysuits! I feel like I wear one a week, but that's because they're so EASY! This Calvin Klein logo one-piece is sporty yet chic and it looks just as great with a skirt as it does with jeans. Celebrities from Kendall Jenner to Ciara have been rocking the iconic "CK" emblem lately, and so I'm not going to lie, I feel pretty on-trend in this fun piece! 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing high-waisted mom jeans
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing navy rain jacket with jeans
It had been a while since I owned a raincoat. But when I saw this piece in Zara back in March, I couldn't get it off my mind. I love how sleek it is, and how you can totally wear it as a regular jacket even when it's not raining. It also looks more expensive than it is, which is the kind of quality I always look for in my clothing. It also fits great and has deep pockets as an added bonus! 
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing navy raincoat
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Calvin Klein bodysuit with high-waisted jeans
For no particular reason, I'm not usually one for belts. But without one, this look would have seemed incomplete. So to give it some pizazz, I threw on my favorite belt, which also happens to be leopard! In today's fashion universe, leopard is a neutral, and it looks so effortlessly cool here paired with denim, a casual tank, and sneakers.  
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing leopard belt with high-waisted jeans
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a casual weekend outfit
I had been searching for the perfect red crossbody, and then my mom and I came across this beauty by Michael Kors. Even better, it was on sale! I personally think having a red purse in your collection is an excellent idea. Red is such a statement color and when used as an accent, it makes a huge impact with minimal effort. Plus, it looks stylish paired with almost any color. For MY red bag, I wanted something unique and special. I chose this one because I'm obsessed with this rose petal effect.
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a red Michael Kors purse
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing spring street style
 I originally thought wearing a black beaded choker might be too much. I debated not wearing a necklace at all. But in the end, I decided to go for it because it's so ME. I've always been that girl who unapologetically piles on the jewelry, and I thought, hey - why stop now? I also can't get enough of this choker!
fashion blogger wearing silver earrings and choker
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing rainy day outfit
Well I've been digging matte lip colors lately, here I went for a shiny lipgloss, and I like how it plays off the slickness of my raincoat. Gloss feels youthful and playful, which is how I felt during this shoot - raindrops and all! 
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Zara rain jacket with high-waisted jeans
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Calvin Klein bodysuit with belt and mom jeans
And there's that umbrella! Don't forget umbrellas can serve as a chic accessory too ;)
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a rainy day outfit
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper of Kat's Fashion Fix wearing navy rain jacket
[jeans: Urban Outfitters // bodysuit: Calvin Klein via Pac Sun // jacket: Zara (I also like this one) // sneakers: Tretorn via Anthropologie // belt: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // choker: Free People (similar style here) // earrings: & Other Stories (similar pair here) // leather cuff: Michael Dawkins // lipgloss: Shiseido // eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked palette // umbrella: Gap]

This past weekend it was chilly and pretty much rained 24/7 -- including during this shoot! While this week it's been sweltering hot as temps have reached the high 80's! So crazy, right? But my boyfriend and I were total pros and were able to quickly snap these pics in between bursts of precipitation. Luckily I had my umbrella too! 

This outfit also turned out to be the perfect way to combat the fickle weather. I've learned that carrying a raincoat with you everywhere you go in the spring is a solid idea! Because after all, you never know when raindrops will appear "out of the blue!"
NYC fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing high-waisted mom jeans with bodysuit
// SHOP //


Beauty Products I Use Regularly // 1st-ever YouTube vid

Friday, May 12, 2017


It's here! I've officially launched my FIRST YouTube video - wahoo! I've been strictly fashion blogging for five years now and I've finally decided to start delving into the world of video - AND beauty (I know, I know, I'm totally late to the party, right?) 

I wanted to start simple, so, with the help of my good friend Ryan Kathleen Greene, we set off on this journey together! This first video is short and sweet, as I'm still getting my feet wet. I'm not super comfortable on camera, so bare with me - but I will work my way up to talking in vids, I promise!

Let me know what you think in the comments below and don't forget to subscribe to my channel :) You can do that by clicking here

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-Tinted moisturizer
-Light coverage
-SPF 30
-Loose powder foundation
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-SPF 15
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-Sponge smoother on one end
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-Applied lightly on apples of cheeks

-Used on eyebrows to groom and smooth
-Used to smooth lips before lipstick
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-Gives lips a slight pink tint
-My favorite mascara!
- Gives major volume and length while keeping lashes clump-free
-Multiple coats applied; I love dramatic lashes!
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-Applied all over lid – including inner corner
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-Applied to lower lashes
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lashes!
-Applied lightly, no need for more than one coat
-Creamy black liner applied to waterline
-Makes eyes pop for the camera
-I don’t use every day
-Matte
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-Last step!
-Setting spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours