Hugs & Kisses // white booties + statement coat

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 nyfw street style
Getting “dressed up” can take on many different forms. Whether you’re donning a ball gown for a special event or simply wearing a spiffy new blouse with your most flattering jeans, some things never change — and here, it’s the importance of polished outerwear. No matter how you’re dressing for date night, girls night, or even family night, if you’re putting effort in, that effort should extend to your last layer!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 spring street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's spring street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's favorite white booties
A statement coat completes even the simplest outfits, and, in extra chilly times like these, sometimes your coat IS your outfit. Although I have mad love for my trusty Eddie Bauer nearly-floor-length down coat (my mom, little sister, and I all own the same one), I try to step my outerwear game up a notch when I’m going to an event or have special plans. This fur-collar coat by Rebecca Minkoff is one of my favorites because it’s wool (aka warm) and never fails to make an entrance. Not only does it speak to my personality, but wearing it is just so FUN!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's winter street style
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's spring date outfit idea
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's cute spring outfit idea
For this last Valentine’s-Day-inspired look, I wanted to try something different by incorporating a majority of black. I love how the “XO” on my sweater pops as a result, and in addition, the neutral backdrop really allows my coat to be the hero piece. I’m also rocking my favorite white booties (yes, again ;) but with visible black socks for a fun twist that pulls it all together. And finally, my blue clutch and blue earrings add an interesting and unexpected pop of color that brings a fresh lightheartedness to the whole look.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's white boots outfit
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Valentine's Day outfit
[coat: Rebecca Minkoff (I also like this one) // sweater: Banana Republic (old, I also like this one) // skirt: Zara (similar style here) // boots: Nic & Zoe // socks: Nordstrom // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // watch: Daniel Wellington // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette // lip color: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in "Lolita"]

 Surprisingly I was NOT cold during this shoot and yes, it occured just days ago in NYC during February! We were recently blessed with a few rare days of wintertime warmth, and Antonio and I definitely took advantage. It felt so good to be outside — and anyone else who lives in areas that experience harsh winters, I know you can relate — but after 30 degrees days, anything over 50 feels like legit summer, which is why I broke out a mini skirt sans tights! But rest assured, I won’t ACTUALLY be wearing this on Valentine’s Day this year!

// SHOP //

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