Feeling Thankful // fur vest + denim skirt + OTK boots

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
While usually "a holiday look" works just as well for Thanksgiving as it does for Christmas or NYE, THIS particular holiday ensemble screams Thanksgiving. From its neutral tones to casual chic vibe, this is a total Turkey Day winner in my book! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a denim skirt in the fall
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a gray Michael Kors purse
 Although you can shop similar/the same pieces below, you don't need these exact items to recreate my look. Just grab your favorite mini skirt, a pair of your tallest boots, and go from there. If you have a vest or some fur, layer that up top. If not, a chunky sweater will do just as well! I kept my top simple with just a white v-neck and wanted my outerwear to speak for itself. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
Nyc beauty blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear dark lipstick
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear thigh-high boots
Every great holiday look requires extra attention to accessories and makeup. In other words, bust out your sparkliest bling and your reddest lip! No lie, the right lipstick and a statement earring can really go the distance in tying your whole look together. Here I'm wearing a plumish burgundy lipstick paired with glitzy earrings and a wrap-around choker. It's ALL about the sparkle & shine this time of year!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a fur vest
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Thanksgiving outfit ideas
[faux fur vest: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // shirt: Ann Taylor // skirt: Urban Outfitters // boots: Guess // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // necklace: BCBG (I also like this one) // earrings: gift (I also like this pair) // lipstick: Nars in "Liv"]

Is it just me, or are these boots BEYOND fierce? I feel like a million bucks in them, and, better yet - they're on sale! Speaking of sales, I am so looking forward to taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year... although Black Friday has seemed to morph into an entire month-long event! 

But while shopping is great and all, remembering what you're thankful for is truly what the month of November is all about. This year, as always, I'm extremely grateful for all of my loved ones and for my life here in NYC. Tell me what you're thankful for below! 

// SHOP // 


The Season Kickoff // fur + stripes + sock booties

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit ideas
It is THAT time of year again! I'm kicking off the holiday season with a little extra glam in the form of (faux) fur, velvet textures, rich hues, and a dash of sparkly bling. Can you tell I've missed holiday fashion?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a fur stole
Nyc beauty blogger Kathleen Harper in fall makeup
Holiday dressing rule #1: don't be afraid to go all out. The simple fact that it's November/December gives you total freedom to layer on the glitter, metallic, and frills. Here, I couldn't resist wearing festive statement earrings along with bold fur, leopard print, and even look-at-me velvet booties
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Ann Taylor striped pencil skirt
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Thanksgiving outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall work outfit ideas
Holiday dressing rule #2: don't take your party look too seriously! I know it's cliche, but it's so true. This season is all about having fun and wearing pieces that you wouldn't normally go for - like sequined dresses and silver blouses. So if you love it? Wear it! Trust me, nothing is TOO shiny...
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing blue velvet sock booties
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a striped pencil skirt
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's party outfit ideas
[bodysuit: American Apparel (similar one here) // skirt: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // booties: Ann Taylor // fur stole: Ann Taylor (similar one here) // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // sunglasses: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // lip color: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in "Natural Berry"]

From now until New Year's Day, all of my posts will be holiday-focused. I'll be sporting festive looks that are easy to copy for your upcoming office holiday party, family gift exchange, Friendsgiving, and everything in between - wahoo!

// SHOP //

The Bold Stripe // topper + track pants

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's track pant outfit ideas
An outfit that's comfy, colorful, AND cool? Sign me up! This look was inspired by this season's track-pant obsession, as well as the beauty in making bold choices. With stripes galore, look-at-me hues, and elegantly loud accessories, it was fun finding the magic in this unexpected combo.
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper's fall makeup ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear stripes
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's track pant street style
As much as we thought it wouldn't come - and as much as I personally protested - colder weather has arrived! And while bundling up doesn't give me any sort of thrill, the right layers can look uber chic and glamorous - if properly styled and accessorized! This striped topper is so fun to wear, and pairing it with equally bold, bright pieces only makes it even more special. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear color
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
Track pants. You saw them EVERYWHERE in the 80s and 90s, and now they're back! The difference? Today's fashionista is styling them with an added sophistication. Not only are they comfortable and effortless, but they make quite a statement when dressed up (exhibit A). 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Ann Taylor striped coat
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear track pants
Photos by Sarah Harper 
[topper: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // t-shirt: Ann Taylor // pants: Ann Taylor // sneakers: Tretorn via Anthropologie // purse: Trina Turk (I also like this one) // earrings: Alexis Bittar // necklace: Chan Luu // watch: Ted Baker (similar style here) // lip color: Urban Decay's Vice Liquid Lipstick in "Crimson"]

A polished look like this hits my fashion sweet spot. Wearing this ensemble while touring D.C. during a recent family trip, left me feeling energized and confident. This is definitely one of my favorite looks of the year!

// SHOP //