Dress, Optional // party look feat. formal track pants

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018  holiday party outfit ideas
Dresses not your thing? Temps too frigid for bare legs? Or maybe you're a fan of comfort and free range of motion. Whatever your reasoning, you do NOT need to rock a dress to feel festive and feminine — but you didn't need me to tell you that, did you? ;)
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit ideas with pants
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday party outfit with pants
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Nic and Zoe white boots
Switch up your party style this season with sleek trousers, formal track pants, elevated denim, or all of the above! I've been feeling more comfortable than ever lately in pants, and I love how this polished holiday look fuses sporty and traditional. To tie it all together, I weaved hints of white throughout. And I mean, how fabulous are these crisp white boots?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's non-dress holiday party outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 holiday makeup
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's work outfit with pants
This is the first polo I've owned in a while, and I absolutely love it. Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific really nailed it, and she ended up designing a charming top that's just as versatile as it is chic. ...I've already worn it twice this week! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday office party outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear formal track pants
Photos by Antonio Owens 
[top: Atlantic-Pacific x Halogen via Nordstrom // pants: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // blazer: Zara (similar one here) // boots: Nic + Zoe (almost sold out, but I also like this pair) // purse: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // earrings: J.Crew // lip color: Nars Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set in "Spike"]

As my social calendar's been filling up with parties and events, I've had to get more creative in my outfits than simply slapping on a dress and calling it an evening. I love how this outfit is subtly festive (hello emerald green blazer and pearl buttons) and easily fits in no matter the occasion. 

This past weekend, I wore this look to a holiday wine tasting party, and not only did I feel stylish and confident, but I was as comfy as can be! Pants, you're the real holiday MVP 👌

// SHOP //


A Dash of Red // off-the-shoulder + velvet pants

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfits
Coming in red hot with another festive look for the holidays. Featuring luxe velvet, refined off-the-shoulder detailing, trendy leopard, and of course statement-worthy red, this outfit pretty much has it all. But would you believe it's also deceivingly comfortable?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a holiday jumpsuit outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing Ann Taylor leopard heels
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's red blazer outfit ideas
I actually featured these pants last December in this post, but I couldn't resist styling them again this year. Why? The softness! The stretchiness! The versatility! These babies are my secret weapon when I want to look put together (or dare I say, fancy?) but know I'll either A.) be eating a lot, or B.) be lounging/sitting a lot. Best of Both Worlds, I am here for you! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a Rebecca Minkoff gold clutch
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 holiday outfit ideas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's holiday outfit inspiration
I love sprinkling my holiday looks with extra special detailing of the shimmery, sparkly variety. Long, gold earrings like these are refined and light but still bring the drama. I especially love the way they frame my face!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing gold statement earrings from Club Monaco
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in front of Ralph Lauren NYC at Christmas
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2018 holiday party outfit
[blazer: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // bodysuit: Express (I also like this one) // pants: J.Crew // heels: Ann Taylor // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (I also like this one) // earrings: Club Monaco (similar pair here) // gold spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // eyeshadow: Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in "Smoky Storm" // lip color: Nars Manic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set in "Bondage"]

Christmas in New York City is a special thing. What's amazing is that so many stores, streets, and buildings get into the holiday spirit. Almost everywhere you look, you see larger-than-life decorations and lights, and it is SO picturesque.

Antonio and I took these photos this past weekend right out front of the Ralph Lauren flagship stores on the Upper Eastside. For those who haven't seen it, check out this pic and this pic. You see what I'm saying? ALL out! Sometimes I even feel like I'm in a Hallmark movie...

// SHOP //