Best Dress // wedding guest look

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing what to wear to a wedding
With wedding season in full swing, it can be challenging to find that perfect guest dress that's versatile enough to work for any and all of the receptions on your calendar. Lucky for you, this lace number is multi-demential, seasonless, and surprisingly flattering. Prepare yourself for the compliments!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's wedding beauty makeup look
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's wedding outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's gold Michael Kors clutch
Give any wedding look an extra pop with a standout metallic purse. Coated in shiny gold, this Michael Kors clutch is elegant and dressy with major edge. Not going to lie, at my last wedding I felt like royalty carrying it around all night!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a special occasion dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a summer wedding dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a lace burgundy dress
Sophisticated, dramatic, and totally glam, lace dresses are not just a passing craze. They've steadily been increasing in popularity over the years, and for the past few seasons they've been hotter than ever. In burgundy, I can still rock this piece through fall and then wear it yet again once spring rolls around. #BangForYourBuck.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer wedding outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's wedding guest dress 2018
 Photos by Dan Harper 

I wore this exact look to a wedding I attended earlier this month. Not only was I showered in compliments, but I felt amazing AND amazingly comfortable all day/night. Better yet, my dress stood out against your typical floral prints and LBDs. If this isn't the ultimate frock for a wedding, then I don't know what is!

// SHOP //


Beauty And The Beach // red one-piece swimsuit

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's beach outfit
A boldly-hued one-piece swimsuit is fun, playful, and super flattering. While I love my bikinis, a onesie allows me to freely and comfortably move on the beach -- and that's a win-win! Another major plus? They're très chic. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an Aerie one-piece swimsuit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's cute one-piece swimsuit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's cute beach coverup from Gap
Of course a beach or a pool day outfit doesn't solely consist of a bathing suit. Enter a stylish coverup, statement accessories, and cute sandals. Instead of going with a traditional coverup, I decided to rock a printed kimono that can just as easily be worn with jeans and a tee -- #versatility. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Tory Burch rubber flip flops
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's beach pics
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's red one-piece swimsuit
A red one-piece is a classic when it comes to swimwear -- anyone who's seen Baywatch can tell you that! I love mine because it's simple yet impactful, sexy yet modest. But the best part is that I don't have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction in the waves!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a red one-piece bathing suit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a red Aerie one-piece swimsuit
[swimsuit: Aerie // hat: Bloomingdales (similar style here) // coverup: Gap // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // flip flops: Tory Burch // pineapple cup: Urban Outfitters (same one here) // lip color: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in "Natural Berry"]

Antonio and I spent a day at Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY earlier this month, and we had THE best time burying our toes in the sand and playing in the ocean. It's something we can't wait to do more of this summer!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper taking a beach selfie with Antonio Owens
 // SHOP // 


Stars & Stripes // denim skirt + red sunglasses

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to look cute at a carnival this summer
Stars, stripes, red, white, and blue -- it must be summer! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper at Victorian Gardens carnival in Central Park NYC
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's carnival outfit ideas for summer
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer outfit ideas
Dressing patriotic doesn't have to be kitsch. Denim always works and so does red lipstick. I accessorized with silver and threw on a playful star-print headband for an extra pop. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer outfit ideas

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's red white and blue outfit for 4th of July
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's patriotic outfit ideas
How sweet are these red sunglasses? Cat-eye frames are officially back in style, and in solid hues like red or white, they're being worn by street style 'it' girls everywhere. I love wearing mine with a matching scarlet lip -- it's a subtle way to get festive for the 4th.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing red sunglasses and a denim skirt
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 4th of July outfit ideas
[top: J.Crew // skirt: Urban Outfitters // sandals: Ann Taylor // headband: J.Crew // sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // purse: Rebecca Minkoff // earrings: & Other Stories (I also like this pair) // lip color: Marc Jacobs Lip Crème Lipstick in "Oh Miley"]

 While it may not look like I'm in Manhattan, these fun photos were taken in Central Park! Antonio surprised me one Monday afternoon with a trip to Victorian Gardens, this charming little amusement park smack dab in the city. And while yes, it's mostly for kids, we had SUCH a great time eating carnival food, riding the little rides, and playing Whac-A-Mole. I even won a prize!
Victorian Gardens carnival in Central Park NYC
//SHOP//