Country Charm :: red blouse + black midi

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A look that's both country and city chic? You better believe it! From urban life to rural life, staying stylish this summer is easy peasy with this charming, fool-proof combo. 
There's something about this blouse that's very appealing to me. It's charming, fresh, and versatile. The pattern has a slight 70s vibe while the bold red is eye-catching and modern. Especially paired with this lip shade, the top truly stands out as a killer piece in my wardrobe. And guess what? It's on sale now! Check it out here
Can't pick between a crystal stud and a pearl stud? Sometimes you don't have to! This is one of my favorite pairs - I love the glamorous statement the earrings make. 
Midi skirts are my jam (in case you couldn't tell from my most recent posts). This black one is simple and super easy. Pair it with a striking top to elevate your work or weekend wear. 
A blouse + midi skirt combo has been a go-to for me this year. I'll typically tie my top (see below) and throw on a pair of slide sandals or heels depending on the occasion and time of day. This look is effortless, comfortable, and polished; perfect for city streets or country roads.  
This Invicta watch was my mom's before she handed it down to me. An Invicta watch is the kind of watch that you'll have forever. It's truly a timeless piece (haha, watch jokes) and one that I treasure dearly. And go mom for picking such a modern style back in the day - I love the black and silver blend. 
Sporting a bracelet that perfectly matches my earrings. Pearls and crystals - you can't get much more charming than that! 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[skirt: Loft, blouse: Loft, heels: Vince Camuto Signature Collection (I also love these), earrings: Ann Taylor (old, but I also like these), watch: Invicta (similar here), bangle: Alex & Ani, amethyst bangle: David Yurman, crystal and pearl stretch bracelet: Ann Taylor (old, but similar here), heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co., lipstick: Urban Decay's "F-Bomb"

I think it's pretty clear that these photos were not taken in New York City. I wanted to inject a more rustic feel into the blog for this post and do a #tbt to my days of living in rural North Carolina (which was literally 10 weeks ago). Although sometimes I do miss the smell of sweet grass and hearing the crickets chirp at night, nothing beats the smell of food trucks at 2am and hearing screeching cars at all hours. Call me crazy but NYC is the best - at least in my mind ;) 

But when it comes down to it, I'll always hold a piece of the countryside close to my heart. The peacefulness, the natural beauty, and the fond memories I've had there are unbeatable. I think these photos capture that spirit beautifully. 
SHOP :: 


54 comments:

  1. Wow, great photos! You look AWESOME! :)
    xoxo

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  2. So elegant and pretty! I love your cute blouse and the red lips. Happy Tuesday Kat!

    xx

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  3. amazin look, sweety))))) xoxo <3 <3 <3

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  4. I have been loving midi skirts lately too! Totally digging those shoes!

    Amy Ann
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  5. Love the color and print of your top!

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  6. You look perfect and red colour really suits you. I really like your shoes. Great post.

    LEJA

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  7. Lovely look <3 Love your makeup!
    xoxo,
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  8. Amazing look! Also love your jewerly and make-up! :)

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  9. I love this color on you! That blouse is so pretty and I love the red lipstick! What a gorgeous shade!

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  10. You look gorgeous in red and black. The lipstick is perfect to go with your top.
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  11. You are so right this outfit really does mix country and city perfectly! I just love that top and you of course know I adore that midi skirt! Can't get enough midi skirts in my life! What a beautiful watch and how wonderful of your mom to pass it down to you! Makes it so much more special!

    Rebecca
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  12. Oh yeah! I forgot to mention how much I love that bold lip color on you! :)

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  13. You look so pretty !
    Xoxo

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  14. you rock the red lipstick! you look so stunning in red! cute look!
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  15. you look beautiful, this red lipstick is amazing! What if we follow each other? Let me know, sweetie!

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  16. Love how the bright red lips matches your top!

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  17. Adorable outfit. The blouse is amazing. The skirt complements it perfectly. And your lip-color completes the picture.

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  18. Red is your color! You look amazing!

    Hailey
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  19. I am in love with the print on your blouse ! & your shoes as well (:

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  20. wow you look amazing dear.
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  21. Such a cute look hun! Love it! You look fabulous as always!

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  22. Beautiful pictures! There’s something about wearing red that just makes you feel good!

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  23. Love how red looks on you. Kisses! :*

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  24. so beautiful
    the accessories are on point
    stunning

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  25. Such a cute look, I love the colors! x

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  26. I love it! The touch of the flowers is amazing for the pictures, and yet the outfit is already so cool! I love your shoes and the shirt because that print is just amazing

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  27. You are beautiful! I love your makeup and I really like your outfit x

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  28. Great look! Love the print shirt!

    xx,
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  29. You look amazing girl! I love the setting you chose for these pictures - goes perfect with the outfit.
    Lovely photos


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  30. Never thought of this combination before and I must say it truly looks amazing :) You certainly know how to style a perfect outfit :) xx Maja
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  31. Looking fab as usual, red is always such a great pop on you. You are wearing NY quite well! We must meet up someday for a coffee or something while you are living in my area! So glad to see you are keeping up with my blog, even after my long hiatus. xx CD

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  32. So gorgeous dear Kathleen!! Love this red shirt on you!! You look stunning! The whole outfit is so adorable!

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  33. Beautiful outfit! You look amazing in red!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  34. You look beautiful! Love red & black! Ciao from Italy :)

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  35. You look so stunning! I just discovered your blog and became an immediate fan of your style, so feminine and beautiful! I love how your lipstick matches your blouse perfectly!
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  36. You're so beautiful! really awesome post :)

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  37. Great top! Love your red lipstick! =)

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  38. You look beautiful in red lipstick, it's totally your color!

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  39. Omg Kath! Your photos are stunnin. Can I ask which camera you use? I'm very curious.
    You look absolutely amazing!


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  40. Wonderful styling as usual and love the semi mule shoes!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  41. Seriously in love with this looks xx

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  42. Have I ever told you before that you look stunning in red??

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