Like A Rose // jumpsuit + metallic purse

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's date night outfit ideas
Roses are having a major moment. I'm making the trend my own in a rose-printed jumpsuit and rose statement earrings. The combo is everything a good date night outfit should be: comfortable, classy, polished, and dramatic. Because let's be real, date night is not the time to be #basic.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a jumpsuit in summer
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer outfit ideas
This jumpsuit is from Sears. And while I have to admit that I didn't even know Sears sold clothes up until recently, I'm pleasantly surprised by how beautiful this piece is. Better yet, its $36 price tag can't be beat! So if you're in the market for cute yet affordable clothes, give Sears a try.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing rose statement earrings
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Naperville Illinois photo shoot spots
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper
I'm a big fan of high-low fashion. So although this jumpsuit is inexpensive, I dressed it up with investment-worthy accessories. For example, these Nic + Zoe heels are my newest obsession because they're uber stylish and insanely comfortable. With a block heel and stretchy fabric, they're well worth shelling out $170 for.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a rose jumpsuit from Sears
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer street style
 Photos by Sarah Harper & Dan Harper 
[jumpsuit: Sears' Cloud & Sky collection // heels: Nic + Zoe // purse: Rebecca Minkoff // sunglasses: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // earrings: Anthropologie (I also like this pair) // headband: Anthropologie // lip color: Milk Makeup in "Dip Out"]

I love this outfit because it proves you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to feel trendy and beautiful. I'll be getting a ton of use out of this jumpsuit and I cannot wait to pair it with a black leather jacket in the fall. 

Style rule #34: When it comes to putting together an impressive look, it's all about how you style it -- whether that's with hair, makeup, jewelry, or accessories. And don't forget your confidence! OWN it. 

// SHOP //


Skirt The Rules // chambray + ruffle midi skirt

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a Banana Republic striped ruffle midi skirt
Oh hello, summer! It's time to get playful with your closet -- I'm talking bold prints, bright colors, and eye-catching accessories. For me, this fabulous skirt is the ultimate statement piece!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer date night outfit ideas
Chicago fashion blogger Kathleen Harper
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer 2018 outfit ideas
This ruffle skirt is everything. Not only is it super flattering, but I love the nautical stripes and high-low ruffle tiers. You'll be seeing me in this baby a lot this summer! While I can't wait to pair it with every crop top in my closet, it'll also look great with a graphic tee and sneakers.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a sleeveless denim shirt
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's summer street style 2018
I'm all about color this summer, whether that means incorporating it into my outfits in subtle pops or wow-worthy bursts. I tied pink into this look with my earrings, sandals, and lipstick. My orange lenses (can you spot the Chicago skyline in them?) serve as a fun compliment to the cheery hue. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing summer statement earrings from Anthropologie
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 summer fashion
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Chicago summer street style
Photos by Sarah Harper & Dan Harper 
[skirt: Banana Republic // top: Forever21 (similar style here) // sandals: Ann Taylor (identical pair here) // sunglasses: Banana Republic (I also like this pair) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // earrings: Anthropologie // necklace: Tiffany & Co.// lip color: Marc Jacobs Beauty Cream Lipstick in "Willful"]

I was home in Chicago for 9 days last week, and it was glorious! I got to hang out with my family and oldest friends, and we had tons of fun making meals together, wandering the city, and shopping. Oh, and I went to the Taylor Swift Reputation tour with my dad! For all you going -- you're going to LOVE it. T.Swift does not disappoint!

I'm leaving you with a pic of me, my sister Sarah, and my mom -- taken by my dad. And that last photo is me and the man-behind-the-camera himself, my dad! Isn't family the best?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper with her mom and sister in Chicago

// SHOP //