With A Side Of Style // burgundy coat + bowtie blouse

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall pics
A proper Thanksgiving outfit needs to be three things: polished, flattering, and comfy. This look is all of the above sprinkled with my own edgy spin on femininity. But no matter what vibe you go for, make sure your holiday turkey is served with a side of style. Too corn-y? Sorry, Thanksgiving turns me into a real HAM. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's hair bow outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's bow tie blouse outfit ideas
Pairing modern stripes with luxe vegan leather, I pulled my look together with a rich burgundy top layer and burst of yellow satin. Ideal for everything Thanksgiving has to offer — from the sit-down dinner to chatting on the couch — this look ensures both style and comfort. Paint on a berry lip and add dainty gold jewelry as a finishing touch.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's leather legging outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Thanksgiving outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's burgundy coat outfit ideas
This has been my go-to coat so far this fall. I can't get enough of its deep wine hue and classic, tailored fit. Would you believe me if I told you it only cost $35? I picked it up from Primark in Brooklyn (my mom and I had quite the adventure getting there and back), and it's one of those pieces that looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. In other words, scoop this baby up now before it's too late! Word of advice though — you may want to size up a considerable amount. Here I'm wearing a size 6 (for reference, I'm just under 5'2). 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 holiday outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit ideas
[coat: Primark // blouse: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // leggings: Ann Taylor (similar pair here) // booties: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // purse: Zac Posen // hair bow: J. Crew // earrings: Anthropologie (I also like this pair) // lip color: Nars Velvet Lip Glide in "Unspeakable" // eyeshadow: Too Faced Gold Chocolate palette]

The leaves just started turning colors here in NYC, and it's been so refreshing and beautiful to watch. Last year, we didn't get much color due to lack of precipitation, which I didn't even know impacted the leaves changing! I especially love wearing burgundy this time of year because it really pops against the orange and yellow foliage. To me, merlot is the perfect Thanksgiving color!

// SHOP //


Let's Celebrate // velvet + confetti

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's boyfriend jeans outfit ideas
 Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us, people! And even though I full heartedly believe it's too early to start breaking out Christmas decor (Don't worry Thanksgiving, I see you), I have already started planning and styling my holiday outfit guide. This is an unofficial holiday post featuring a look that can easily work for a festive get-togethering — whether it be for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or ANY social event on your cal between now and New Year's.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Confetti Project pics
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 holiday fashion trends
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 holiday outfit ideas
This season, I'm loving velvet, shimmer, rich hues, and metallics. And when it comes to embracing the holidays and all that they have to offer, I'm looking forward to getting cozy, dressing up for parties, and spending quality time with loved ones. Let the celebrating commence!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 fall outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's confetti project pics by Jelena Aleksich
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear white boots
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's white boot outfit ideas
 Photos by Julie Harper and Jelena Aleksich
[jacket: Zadig & Voltaire (I also like this one) // tank: J.Crew // jeans: J.Crew // boots: Nic + Zoe // clutch: Michael Kors (similar style here) // necklace: Kate Spade (I also like this one) // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // watch: Ted Baker (I also like this one) // lip color: Anastasia Beverly Hills matte lipstick in "Petal"]  

Nothing says "celebration" quite like confetti, which is why I'm sharing these gorgeous confetti-filled pics courtesy of The Confetti Project. No matter what you're celebrating, The Confetti Project will capture it with beauty, rawness, and a touch of magic. 

Next time you're in NYC, I highly recommend paying Jelena Aleksich a visit in her Brooklyn Studio. I've done two sessions with her, and each time I've A.) gotten emotional (in the best way possible) and B.) walked away with not only pretty photos, but a physical representation of where I am in a specific snapshot of my life — how precious is that? As we head into the holidays, let's remember to not only celebrate the season, but also where we are in this moment.

Check out The Confetti Project on Instagram here (Nov. & Dec. open studio tickets are available now). 

// SHOP //