Made For Suede // ruffle blouse + suede vest

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing fall outfit ideas
Autumn & suede go together like peanut butter & jelly. I've been looking for ways to style this gorgeous drapey vest for nearly a year now, and I love how it looks paired with delicate ruffles and true-blue denim. With a dash of firey orange red, this ensemble truly embodies a sophisticated vision of fall.
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper showing fall makeup ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in fall fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper
Throwing a touch of color into a neutral outfit is a no-fail way to give any look major style points. Extra credit for matching the statement hue to your lips, like I did here. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in skinny jeans and heels
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a suede vest
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper at NYFW 2017
This supple suede vest by Elie Tahari was one of those pieces I knew I had to have. It was also one of those pieces I bought on an impulse without actually thinking through how I could style it. Here I am, almost a year later, FINALLY getting it up on my blog! Although it took some time to come up with an ensemble worthy of such a gorgeous piece, I think this one does it justice. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a ruffled blouse
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing work outfit ideas
 Photos by Antonio Owens
[top: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // vest: Elie Tahari (I also like this one) // jeans: Gap // heels: Ann Taylor (similar pair here) // clutch: BCBG (I also like this one) // earrings: Alexis Bittar // lip color: Bite Beauty Liquified Lipstick in "Purée"]

While here in NYC we got lucky with a few 72-degree-and-below days, the past week has been just as hot (and miserably humid) as August. Once the days TRULY turn chillier though, I can't wait to pull out this suede vest more often. What pieces are YOU looking forward to wearing this season?

// SHOP //


Fall In Line // printed bomber + stripe jeans

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing striped jeans
Step into fall with decorated denim, bold prints, and vibrant hues. Combining a few of my favorite FW17 trends, I came up with this casual yet chic look. The best part? It's super easy to copy and is the perfect weekend uniform for autumn!
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper's fall makeup
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing embellished denim jeans
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a printed bomber jacket
This season is all about making a statement, which you can do in big ways or in small ways. Here, my jacket undoubtedly stands out, but it's not over-the-top. Paired with jeans, it looks even more down-to-earth. Adding a bright clutch into the mix pulls everything together.
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper with a yellow Rebecca Minkoff envelope clutch
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style 2017
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a fall bomber jacket from Banana Republic
Decorated denim is making a splash this fall! If you don't want to go crazy with the trend, these stripe jeans may be your answer. They're simple yet impactful, and oh-so flattering. It's a great pair to help ease you into this whimsical season we're embarking on.
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a bomber jacket
NYC Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in fall 2017
[jacket: Banana Republic // v-neck tee: Ann Taylor (identical one here) // jeans: Ann Taylor // sandals: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // choker: gift (similar style here) // watch: Ted Baker (I also like this style) // lip color: Bite Beauty Liquified Lipstick in "Whip"]

Thanks so much for reading! For updates on New York Fashion Week, make sure to check out my Instagram Stories. 

// SHOP //


Home Run // red jumpsuit + platform heels

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing fall fashion nyc
With baseball season in full swing and fall JUST around the corner, there's no better time to fuse fashion and sports together! Embracing the best of both worlds, here I am rocking a trendy fall-forward look WHILE enjoying America's favorite sport. Am I overdressed? You bet. Was it fun and totally worth it? Of course!
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing baseball game fashion
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Zara fall red jumpsuit
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's baseball game fashion
I wouldn't normally recommend wearing heels to a baseball game, but hey, I was going all out here, and platform sandals were just apart of my aesthetic. I love this Gucci-esque embroidered pair because the pop of color and burst of floral is completely unexpected yet totally gorgeous. Start collecting your embroidered pieces now, as the trend is only going to get bigger once fall officially hits.
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing embroidered black ankle strap heels
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper at a baseball game
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold BCBG choker
Baseball-game appropriate or not, this red jumpsuit ensemble is a home run. The pom-pom detailing is so-now while my black & gold accents are perfect for autumn. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black zac posen bag
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper at a baseball game
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing red jumpsuit fall
 Photos by Sarah Harper
[jumpsuit: Zara (I also like this one) // heels: Nanette Lepore (similar pair here) // necklace: BCBG (I also like this one) // belt: Forever21 (similar style here) // sunglasses: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // earrings: & Other Stories // purse: Zac Posen]

I have to point out, although in these photos I'm at a Chicago White Sox game, I'm actually a Chicago Cubs fan through and through. But when you're offered free baseball tickets, you don't say no, am I right?

Thanks so much for reading! I hope everyone has a wonderful week and is enjoying these last few days of summer. Something to look forward to? Two words: FALL. FASHION.

// SHOP //