Going For Gold // metallic culottes + black peplum

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold flowy pants and a black peplum top
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but gold definitely runs a close second. And while I love wearing gold on my wrists, fingers, neck, and in my ears, there's just something so glamorous and fun about decking out your LEGS in the metallic hue! If anyone's chasing that gold, it's THIS girl - in THESE pants. Amirite?
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Dior tattoo lipgloss
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold pants and a black peplum top with heels
I recently made a conscious decision to "get more into" pants. While I normally turn to skirts or dresses in the summer, and plain ol' blue jeans in the colder months, I told myself that I would branch out more with my bottoms and experiment with culottes, trousers, joggers, and beyond. Let's just say THIS lovely pair of flowy pants makes that commitment super easy. I can already think of 10 ways I want to style these bad boys! 
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing metallic gold culottes with heels
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer street style
With pants this flashy, it can seem challenging to try and find a suitable top. You need a piece that's able to hold its own next to such shine, but at the same time, not upstage. This sleeveless peplum top is elegant and chic, and proportion-wise, a fitted option like this looks great paired with flowy, flared-out bottoms. 
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black peplum top for summer
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black peplum top for summer
Lucite heels are here to stay! I'm kind of obsessed with how trippy these strappy shoes look from the side. At a quick glance, it almost looks like I'm floating. 
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black and lucite heels from Zara
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an office appropriate outfit to work
Yes, this purse is JUST as special as it looks. I love having pieces that are rich in memories and sentimental value, and this item has an abundance of both. I got it with my mom in a gorgeous Furla store while in Paris, and it was a bag she had been wanting to show me. It's part of Furla's build-your-own-bag collection, and so you pick what color bottom you want and then you pick the top part of your bag. I chose this specific combination with help from my mom, and to our delight, the saleswoman informed us that the top I had chosen - the pink part with parrots on it - is a limited edition only-available-in-Paris-stores top. It was even shown during Paris Fashion Week this year. I couldn't think of a better Paris souvenir than that!  
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper holding a Furla mini bag crossbody
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper on the streets of new york city
This exotic necklace adds major attitude to my outfit. Without it, I would feel a bit too plain. I love how it radiates the same pizazz that my pants have, but it's not overpowering. 
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a gold and black statement necklace
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing off her summer street style
Sometimes it's hard NOT to wear these sunglasses with every single outfit. I feel like they take all my looks to the next level, and I love how fresh yet retro they are. And is it just me, or do they actually make me look as sophisticated as I feel?
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing The Row round sunglasses
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold culottes for office style
I feel ready for just about anything in this outfit. It's super comfy - let's be real, I'm basically wearing sweatpants - and it's breathable enough for a hot summer day. Without missing a beat, this look can easily take me from desk to dinner, which is what NYC living is all about. And while I haven't test-driven this ensemble during a weekday yet, I did wear it to a party over the weekend, and it passed all my comfort and style tests with flying colors. 
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a parrot Furla bag
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's outfits
So I'm kind of obsessed with Dior's new lipstick line: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo. This is not an ad, I swear, but I own two different shades of this product now, and I can't wait to get a third. This liquid lip stain is super long-wearing, feels extremely weightless, and boasts a luminous, semi-matte finish that looks natural and light. It's easy to apply and each shade only boosts and builds upon the natural color of your lip. Amazing!  
Antonio Owens' street photography nyc
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold culottes and a black peplum top
Photos by Antonio Owens 
[pants: & Other Stories // top: Urban Outfitters (old, but I  also like this version) // heels: Zara // purse: Furla (champagne colored bag here) // necklace: Ann Taylor (I also like this style) // sunglasses: The Row (another version here) // lip color: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in "Natural Pink" // Eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked palette]

Where did June go? All of a sudden I'm sweating profusely and craving ice cream even MORE than usual. Guess that means summer has officially arrived! 
nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold culottes and a black peplum top
// SHOP //


4 comments:

  1. In love with the gold trousers! They're perfect! x

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  2. Hi Kat, I loved the pripuesta is elegant and fresh at the same time, the sandals are too pretty !!! With that transparent detail on the heel I have to look for similar ones for my next summer.

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  4. Summer is just unimaginable without gold! I am definitely smitten by your pants and they are on trend as well! You for sure inspired me to try to incorporate more gold in my daily outfits! :)

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