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

Product Details: 
-Tinted moisturizer
-Light coverage
-SPF 30
-Loose powder foundation
-Full, buildable coverage
-Great for sensitive skin
-SPF 15
-Helps set your foundation
-Gives skin an ethereal glow, which helps foundation look more natural
-Feels super light on skin
-Apply just one light layer; it can look cakey if too much is applied
-Reflects light for a photo-fabulous look
-Cream highlighter stick
-Sponge smoother on one end
-Provides a delicate champagne glow
-Cream- to-powder finish
-Applied on cheekbones for a luminous effect
-An iconic and universally flattering shade
-Highly pigmented peachy pink color
-Applied lightly on apples of cheeks

-Used on eyebrows to groom and smooth
-Used to smooth lips before lipstick
-Leaves lips silky smooth
-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!
-Applied to give added definition and length to lashes
-Helps separate lashes
-Gives lashes extra oomph!
-Applied on eyelids to prep them for eyeshadow
-Keeps eyeshadow crease-free and makes color more vibrant
-Keeps eyeshadow fresh all day
-Earthy brown shimmer
-Applied right above eyelid crease
-Champagne shimmer
-Applied all over lid – including inner corner
-Gunmetal gray
-Applied using an angled eyeshadow brush
-Applied on outer eyelid corner
-Applied to top eyelid with a slight wing
-Applicator allows for excellent control
-Applied to lower lashes
-Waterproof works better on lower lashes because tears fall directly onto lower
-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
-Mauve nude-pink color
-Last step!
-Setting spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours

Back To Spring // my perfect warm-weather dress

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an open-back dress
I take spring dress shopping very seriously. And THIS dress? It's a keeper. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing green sparkly sweater dress
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper for Kat's Fashion Fix in green sweatshirt dress
First of all, not only does this light-weight frock have a killer back slit (so chic, right?) it's also the perfect mix of casual and glam. It may be hard to tell in these pics, but the fabric, while a sweatshirty material, is sparkly. So with an added touch of glimmer and shine, this simple shift dress instantly becomes nighttime appropriate. And did I mention how comfortable it is? Seriously, you need this dress in your life! 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing & Other Stories open-back dress
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper shopping in NYC
I've worn this dress during the day and out at night. For day, I paired it with super minimal sandals that are extremely comfortable and almost look like I'm barefoot. I love a nude sandal like this because they literally go with everything. For night, I threw on nude booties with a metallic heel. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an open-back sweatshirt dress
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a green cutout dress
While no accessories are really needed with this number (the glitter really can do all the talking,) I couldn't resist pairing it with my current favorite necklace. This beautiful layered piece from Free People is super versatile, and I love how it gives the illusion that I tried way harder than I did. Even better, it's less than $40! You didn't expect that from FP, did you?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a green spring dress
I know, I know, THESE sunglasses again! Have I convinced you yet that they're worth it? While I love my Ray-Bans, these shades have slowly become my go-to pair. I am just SO here for these nude frames - I feel like they brighten up my face and look great with every color. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in New York street style
This is just me in front of a cool car dreaming that it's mine ;) Maybe one day, right?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in front of a red car
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper NYC spring street style
Photos by Antonio Owens 
[dress: & Other Stories // sandals: Sam Edelman // purse: Rebecca Minkoff // necklace: Free People // sunglasses: Banana Republic // earrings: & Other Stories // watch: Fossil // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // lipcolor: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in "Lovesick"]

This dress easily carried me through a full day in the city. My morning started with a workout (sorry to disappoint, but this dress isn't THAT magical...I wore leggings and a tank for that part of my day) and then I showered and changed into this beauty for brunch. 

My boyfriend and I hit up a trendy spot inside the Renwick Hotel called Bedford & Co., and it was delicious! [Side note: I highly recommend their bubbly brunch, which consists of different types of juices to add to your champagne.] After that, we did some shopping in midtown, and by nighttime, we were off to a friend's surprise b-day party. 

I literally wore this piece from 12 pm to 3 am, and I never once felt uncomfortable or out of place. Pretty darn amazing if you ask me! I told you this dress was special.  
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a green open-back dress
 // SHOP //