Summering In The City :: crop top + pencil skirt

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Craving an urban vacay? Make an appearance in ultra-stylish city wear that'll have you blending in with the locals. Trust me, after a summer in the Big Apple I've got this New York style thing down pat.
Anything neon is so fresh and summery for the season. I love this statement necklace because it's not in-your-face neon yet it still has major impact and contrasts with black & white effortlessly. 
Okay I'll admit it, I tried walking to work in these and I immediately slipped into my slipper-like flats once I (finally) made it to my office. These are so not city friendly. But I couldn't resist wearing them for this shoot. The emerald pops so well against black & white. 
Simple elegance with a personal twist. 
Anything black and/or white is basically the universal city uniform. Yes New Yorkers do wear a lot of black (especially once the sun goes down), but who can blame them? The shade is so flattering! I decided to incorporate some color into my look through fun accessories. 
The most modern way to wear a pencil skirt now? With a crop top!...What else? Literally everyone under age 40 is wearing them right now. I'm usually not one to push trends on people but this one is so easy and fun to play with...not to mention it's so New York ;)

So there you have it: blend in with black & white; standout with neon and colorful accessories; stay on trend with a crop top; keep it classy with a pencil skirt; and always keep a pair of flats in your purse! 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[top: American Apparel, skirt: Ann Taylor, heels: Zara, necklace: gift, yellow bangle: Ann Taylor]

No trip to New York is complete without a stop at the most visited urban park in the U.S. (aka Central Park). Throughout the past two months I've loved spending time in this iconic location. It's become a game for me to try and find the setting of famous movie or TV scenes here (does anyone else immediately think of Gossip Girl)? 

I can't believe I almost forgot to take some blog pictures here! There are so many beautiful shots and the landscape is unbeatable. Yet another spot that feels like a quiet escape from this concrete jungle. 

I <3 NY

SHOP :: 


54 comments:

  1. loving the skirt! I love how your necklace turn this outfit to awesomeness :) you look lovely as always!
    keep in touch!

    ellie
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  2. beautiful!

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    xx

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  3. great look and a wonderful location sweety!
    happy weekend!

    <3
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  4. I love anything black and white! Your accessories add a fun amount of color.

    xo, Amy Ann
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  5. Beautiful outfit :)

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  6. I like that color combination. xa
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  7. Love those emerald sandals!! Even if they're not comfy. Haha. Beautiful photos girl! Definitely New York-esque.
    Jessi
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  8. Love crop tops with pencil skirts! It looks so stunning on you~ love the addition of the yellow necklace Kathleen! X

    Chic Nikkie

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  9. omg you love gorgeous! especially your hair :D I followed you on bloglovin now, hope you follow me back <3

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  10. Great photos! Love this outfit and your blog :)

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  11. Simple and chic.... every detail is perfect!!!!
    Happy WE darling!
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  12. Super gorgeous and classy black and white look. I love the necklace and the way it stands out.

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  13. Yes isn't Central Park a lovely place to shoot? And oh yeah those heels are not city friendly,but you look great. Love the crop and the pop of neon.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  14. You look stunning, Kat
    I really like your necklace babe
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  15. Kat I really love the emerald heels agains the black and white outfit! A crop top and pencil skirt is my favorite combo:)! You always choose the best backdrops too Kat! Hope all is well beautiful!

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  16. moc se mi líbí ten náhrdelník, moc ti to sluší:) fotky jsou krásný!

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  17. Hi Kathleen, you look so pretty in this NY style :)

    xoxo
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  18. So beautiful.you look stunning
    Your makeup is so awesome and fresh
    Cheers

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  19. Yes you are right, you nailed it. You look so effortlessly pretty and stylish at the same time. Can't get any better than that.

    xo
    Sam
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  20. This look is SO chic! I loooove that gorgeous statement necklace, it looks so pretty with the black and white outfit. The emerald pop of color is also absolutely gorgeous :)

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  21. Love these kind of outfits, I love the pencil skirt trend! You look gorgeous!

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  22. Kat you look amazing. Love this cool black and white outfit!! The green heels are to die for but I can see that they are not city friendly. I always have a pair of flats in my bag :)

    xx Mira

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  23. Great look dear!!! Amazing photos :)

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    Kiss Tea

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  24. You look great, Kat! I love how you kept things minimalist by sticking to black & white but still adding a pop of color with your necklace <3

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  25. you look soo cute!! love the outfit and background

    Kisses,
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  26. You are gorgeous, love your hair!

    Steph,
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  27. You look great in this outfit!

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  28. LOVE that pop of neon! And your hair is amazing. xo!

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  29. Definitely a gorgeous backdrop for an equally gorgeous head to toe look....your hair is so awesome!

    Rebecca
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  30. You got my favourite trend currently bang on, so elegant & chic and great pop of neon there, the sandals are the perfect finishing touch, love the look <3
    Have a lovely day!

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  31. Have a happy Tuesday pretty Kat!! I’m looking forward to see your new post :D

    xx Mira

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  32. Great that you decided to take some outfit photos in central park :) It sure is a beautiful location and your black and white outfit is super nice

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  33. Wow, very pretty look and the landscape is gorgeous too!!

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  34. Love how you accessorized a simple outfit! Super cute!

    xx
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  35. fantastic! i love it
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  36. You look so gorgeous and chic! Love the crop top on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
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  37. Awesome Outfit! It's very beautiful!
    Kisses
    lorena

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  38. Beautiful pictures Kat! You look so pretty and stylish in your outfit!

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  39. I like how you incorporated bold colours into your outfit- red lipstick and yellow necklace... :) Your photos look amazing, which camera/lens do you use? xx Maja
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  40. Your pics look amazing! Love the outfit!

    Xoxo
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  41. How amazing?
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  42. I've got to say you look absolutely chic and feminine. I definitely love the way you look. Those green heels are something what I'd love to own by myself too. Nice find!
    Good luck to you!

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  43. amazing outfit!

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  44. hi , i think you should post a tutorial on how to edit pics ! Such lovely pics !

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  45. You look amazing! I love this outfit, and I love the city backgrounds! Just adore cities and you look so chic in them! :)

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  46. I love how classy and pulled together this look is!

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  47. Wow! This outfit is perfection!
    Love the easiness and details!
    Check out my new post if you want ;)
    Love, lima

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  48. Very nice look!

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  49. one of your best outfits, it's just perfect! you look very beautoful and happy:)

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