American Tropics :: red, white, & Hawaiian print

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elevate your off-duty style with bold hues and look-at-me pieces. Polish it off with a ladylike swipe of red lipstick for double the impact.
Feeling cool? Shades like these increase your edge factor while sharpening the look as a whole. And let's not forget that eyeballs need protection too! It's a fashion win-win.  
I've worn this Alexis Bittar necklace countless times this summer and it never fails to perfectly compliment any ensemble. The stones look like something out of a fairytale while keeping the piece as a whole modern and lust-worthy. 
Using primary colors to my advantage, I threw yellow bracelets into the mix. There's just something about a blue, red, and yellow combination that feels so lighthearted and cheerful. 
Shoes in a statement color like this always add an extra kick (pun intended) to any look. 
These tropical-print sleeves are such a fun and unexpected element on a plain white tee. I based this whole look off of the pattern and tried to incorporate as many colors from it as I could into my outfit. 
I love the way that this combination of skirt, top, shoes, and accessories came together. I was completely inspired by these Hawaiian themed sleeves and I tried to make their influence visible in every aspect of my outfit. 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[top: Zara, skirt: Urban Outfitters, sandals: Miz Mooz, sunglasses: Anthropologie, necklace: Alexis Bittar, yellow bangle & navy bracelet: Ann Taylor, yellow bracelet: J.Crew]

These photos were taken on the most adorable side street in the city. It's called Gay Street and it's a tiny little strip that wraps around another street - very quiet with no traffic, which is perfect for shooting! 

This past week my NYC adventures included attending the grand opening of the world's largest H&M in the world, which just opened on 5th Avenue. Seeing Wicked and then receiving a VIP backstage tour, and attending a rooftop party featuring world renown DJs. I also experienced (for the first time) the beauty that is bottomless brunch, which is where I wore this outfit to. After a recommendation, my roomies and I hit up Epstein's on the Lower East Side and indulged in delicious food and endless mimosas. Not too shabby for the start of this busy week!  

SHOP ::

51 comments:

  1. I love the pops of red throughout this whole look! Super cute- plus that necklace is beautiful! :) That area looks great for a photoshoot! X

    Chic Nikkie

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  2. so pretty!

    cool pics!

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    xx

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  3. I absolutely love that skirt! This is such a pretty outfit.
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  4. Loving the skirt and the fun t-shirt! The sleeves and subtle graphics make for such a unique look.

    It sounds like you're having THE best time in NYC. Totally jealous of your adventures this summer!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  5. Cute outfit. I love your styling tips. School/internship must be creeping up on you. Have a great upcoming weekend!

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  6. What a fun mix of colorful prints!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. Can you stop being so pretty for one second? Haha no but really, I love that skirt. Nice look.

    Raven.

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  8. Lovely look, love the colour and prints combination!
    Following you now:)

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  9. such a classy look dear, you look absolutely amazing !
    xoxo

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  10. So cute!!! I love Zara too!!
    NY is such a wonderful city.

    PS: I love your blog and outfit posts! I'm following you now.

    <3 Emi
    silver & lemon

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  11. Adorable skirt and I love the red lip on you!!

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  12. definitely an upgraded white tee with those fun sleeves!

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  13. Wow, your outfit is sooo pretty, love this cute skirt so much. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa <33

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  14. love your top and sunnies!
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  15. Cool look, Lovely skirt and top!!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
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  16. I love your skirt!!! it is a very nice outfit with the white blouse.
    Kisses

    Alicia & Sofia
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  17. So beautiful.great pairing.
    Love the lipstick.
    Kisses

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  18. i LOVE your hair! it's absolutely beautiful :D

    I’d really love it if we followed each other :)
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  19. great pics
    the skirt's looks good2.
    xx

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  20. Awesome)) http://www.elationofcreation.com/

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  21. Adorable look from top to bottom. I loooove the cute skirt so much :)

    xx

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  22. Did you where that necklace in other posts before? I just notice it, it looks really beautiful!

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  23. WOW you were def busy this week! it sounds like you got some amazing experiences! how was the big opening of the biggest H&M??? you should share pics :) I love this look on you, primary colors always make fun and cool outfits! the polka dotted skirt is so adorable and I love the necklace you paired it up with! red sandals always make an statement! you looked gorgeous as always!
    XOXO

    Milu
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  24. Love the laid back look! Great mixture of colours, I especially adore that skirt.. it's so feminine and cute! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  25. Those pictures are so, so beautiful Kat! The location is totally perfect- I wish I had a street like that ( with no traffic or people who would disturb me!) :)
    I am really loving the outfit you are wearing- every piece just seems to go so well together with one another! And the fact that you chose to wear your hair in a ponytail is like a cherry on top! Cute!

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  26. That top is so fun, I love the sleeves!

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  27. ohh I love the sleeves on that shirt, so fun and colorful!!

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  28. I'd recognize those streets anywhere!! So jealous!! You look great, I really like the red lipstick!

    xo
    House of Illusions

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  29. you look so pretty

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  30. OMG Kat
    You look amazing (as always).
    Love your shirt
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  31. Wicked is a great musical! I'm glad that you had a chance to watch! Also, those tropical print sleeves on a white-tee shirt are so unique. Actually, I bet it wouldn't be a hard DIY to do...hm...

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  32. Print sleeves are simply the best! Not something I see around and I like that :) xx Maja
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  33. how cool!
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  34. I love the combination of that top and that skirt. This is a great outfit!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog
    xo

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  35. Cute necklace! And YESSSS- GO SEE Heaven Is For Real!!!!!!!

    Blessings,
    Christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  36. Gorgeous!
    such a cool casual look!!
    nice blog by the way :)

    check out mine:)

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  37. lovely skirt!! great that u r enjoying NYC :)
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  38. Love the polka dot skirt, you look so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  39. this is off duty cuteness and chic for me. i adore this look so mich on you. Wow, Kat i am jealous!!! You are living it up in NYC, young and beautiful.

    xo
    Sam
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  40. So pretty! Love the skirt and your sunnies!

    KARAMODE

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  41. so pretty! the skirt is just amazing i love the colour <3

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  42. So cute look, I like the bracelet of daisies!

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  43. I love the proportions you've created here, and your accessories are great!!

    Kaitlin
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  44. ooh i loveeeee that top! the hint of hawaiian print is so nice! and mixed with polka dots is so unexpected but looks amazing :)

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  45. You nailed this outfit Kathleen! Wonderful!


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