Suit Up // windowpane blazer + matching pants

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear plaid
Not just for the office — power suiting has become the cool girl's uniform. From weekend hangs to special events, a matching two-piece has never met an occasion it didn't like.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's plaid blazer outfit idea
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's yellow Rebecca Minkoff pumps
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's suit outfit for women
Suiting is undoubtedly a staple year after year. Classic, refined, and totally timeless, a flattering suit will instantly help elevate your wardrobe. This season especially, I'm loving windowpane and plaid; prints that are impactful yet not too busy. And the best thing about a suit? Each piece can be worn on its own time and time again. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's plaid outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's work outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's yellow Rebecca Minkoff envelope clutch
To ease up on the business-y vibe, I accessorized with bright, poppy pieces. A punchy solid color makes a playful yet powerful statement while my red lip oozes cheerful confidence. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing 2018 fall fashion trends
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's plaid outfit

Fun fact: it was actually drizzling in these photos. It was one of those mornings where my weather app not only had no rain in the forecast, but while it was actually raining, it proceeded to say that there was zero percent chance of precipitation. Hmm...and that's when all you can do is sigh and put your hair in a ponytail!    

// SHOP //


Topping It Off // yellow dress + wide-brim hat

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall hats
Is it obvious yet that I've been crushing on yellow? As an It color of 2018, yellow has been everywhere! I've been embracing the trend by pairing it with bold colors like red, and topping it off with even bolder accessories — like this wide-brim hat.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
Beauty blogger Kathleen Harper's Fall makeup ideas
I couldn't get enough of these black sock booties last year (I love them so much, I bought them in two other colors...), and I know I'll be wearing them just as much, this — and next — year too. Skirts, dresses, and ankle jeans/pants are the perfect way to show them off. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's cute fall dresses
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's outfit ideas
Now that hat season has officially arrived, I plan on taking full advantage in beanies, berets, and statement styles like this one. After all, hats are the perfect exclamation point to any Fall ensemble.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in Central Park
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in Central Park
[dress: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // hat: Anthropologie (I also like this one) // booties: Ann Taylor // purse: MICHAEL Michael Kors (I also like this one) // earrings: Anthropologie (I also like this pair) // watch: Daniel Wellington // lip color: Limited Edition Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in "Spiced Plum" (similar shade here)]

It's outfits like these that make me fall in love with fall all over again. This is the season for puff sleeves, fancy toppers, and rich hues coupled with brisk walks in the park — sign me up!   

// SHOP //


Color Flash // blue jumpsuit + magenta blazer

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's work outfit ideas
Bold hues make for a fresh and exciting fall palette that feels empowering and polished. Continuing to plunge into a sea of color this season, I'm adding brights to my regular wardrobe rotation... And in case you couldn't tell, I am all about it.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's date night outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style pics
Rich jewel tones teamed with deep cobalt is your new fashion-forward power pairing. I fell hard when I first spotted this blue jumpsuit, and I love how versatile it's proven to been — despite its out-there color. Next, I plan on pairing it with a leather jacket and black heeled booties. When it gets even colder, this will look just as fabulous with a white turtleneck layered underneath. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's blazer outfit ideas
With all of this color going around, I grounded my look with black heels and a moody floral clutch. When in doubt, I've learned that black never fails to tie bright colors together. In turn, delicate jewelry finishes off this look with a touch of elegance and charm.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas in 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper
[jumpsuit: Banana Republic // blazer: Theory (different color here) // heels: Sam Edelman (similar pair here) // clutch: Anthropologie (I also like this one) // necklace 1: Uncommon James // necklace 2: Uncommon James // earrings: Kendra Scott (similar pair here) // lip color: Karl Lagerfeld lipgloss in "Karl 7"]

Happy October! Call me basic for saying it, but October is my favorite month and, yes, I've already decked out our apartment with pumpkins and Halloween decor — anyone else? I've also stocked up on pumpkin-flavored foods and can't wait to bake pumpkin muffins in the upcoming days.

But when it comes down to it, this season is all about comfort and warmth, and let's be real, you can never have too much of that. 

// SHOP // 


Falling // balloon-sleeve turtleneck + wide-leg pants

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
I am falling for fall and it feels oh-so good! Breaking out sweaters and pants for the first time since early spring is ALWAYS refreshing, and this year, I'm kicking my fall fashion up a notch with bold hues, interesting silhouettes, and so-now extras.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear color
Where do I even start? I love everything about this fall look — from the rich yellow coupled with bright red, to the retro vibes my makeup and jewelry give off. The pop of leopard and statement purse are icing on the cake.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 fall fashion ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 fall fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear red mules
Don't be shy about embracing color this season. I'm currently loving yellow and red together, and something else I've been experimenting with is style and fit. I'm usually a skinny-pant person, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try these wide-leg pants on for size. Turns out, I'm not just a skinny-pant girl anymore! I love how this pair looks flattering and feels elevated.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a yellow turtleneck from Jcrew
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's statement cat eye makeup
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing wide-leg pants

Fall is the most exciting time for fashion, so take full advantage while you can! Try out new fits, experiment with color, and finally give yourself that bold cat eye. After all, before we know it, you'll have to cover up underneath a bulky coat! ...Dun dun DUN.

// SHOP // 


Leopard Lady // animal print dress + biker booties

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's leopard outfit ideas
Animal print is having a major moment. Whether you rock it head-to-toe or subtly incorporate it through accessories, this is one trend you don't want to miss out on. In fact, leopard print specifically, has surpassed trend status and is officially a bonafide classic. So what are you waiting for?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a leopard dress in fall 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a leopard dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing black buckle booties from Guess
For a rebellious twist, I teamed this leopard number with tough moto boots. I love the hardware on these bad boys and how they instantly add edge to any outfit. And while cowboy and hiking booties are trending hard this season, you can’t go wrong with a forever staple like this. ...Plus, they COULD pass for modern cowboy boots, right?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfits in 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing the fall leopard trend in 2018
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a purple Rebecca Minkoff purse
I try to incorporate at least some color into every outfit, and here, it took the form of this lavender crossbody. Sweet and dreamy, this purse is the perfect addition to such a trend-focused ensemble.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 fall fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style
[dress: Ann Taylor // vest: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // boots: Guess (I also like this pair) // purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar one here) // necklace: Free People (I also like this one) // headband: Anthropologie // eyeshadow: Urban Decay "Naked on the Run" palette (no longer sold, but similar palette here) // lip color: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in "Dusty Rose"]

I've finally brought out my booties and layers! Although it's predominately still been 80 degrees here in NYC, I haven't been able to resist incorporating at least SOME fall trends into my wardrobe. Introducing boots and light top layers into my current rotation has satisfied that cooler-weather itch, and I've had fun trying styling them despite summer temps. Hopefully it cools off soon!

// SHOP //