Go Get ‘Em, Tiger // Animal Print Vest + Monochrome

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an animal print fall outfit.
This fall, I’ve already rocked python and leopard (in multiple outfits) and even a hint of zebra print. Tiger, welcome to the family!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 fall street style.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's animal print outfit idea for fall.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a black Zac Posen crossbody bag.
This fierce vest is actually not a vest at all! It’s a sleeveless, button-down dress that I bought in a smaller size. I purchased it from Anthropologie in August and thought I’d get more use out of it as a vest than a dress. I was right! Finding ways to layer it has been a fun style challenge. 

After all, anyone can wear the latest trends and be fashionable. Taking a piece and making it your own is what having true STYLE is all about. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit idea for work and date night.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a fall outfit idea for work and weekend.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing leather and calf hair black boots from Ann Taylor.
With last week being an exception, I’ve been posting mostly neutral outfits lately. I love color, but I have been particularly drawn to solid black and animal prints this season. They feel so elevated and polished, and I love how neutrals create a strong foundation for any wardrobe, allowing you to easily mix and match. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's vest outfit idea.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an animal print vest from Anthropologie.
[vest (that's actually a dress): Anthropologie // bodysuit: American Apparel (similar one here) // jeans: Ann Taylor (similar pair here) // booties: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // purse: Zac Posen (similar style here) // earrings: Elizabeth & James (I also like this pair) // lip color: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in "American Woman"]

This outfit works for so many occasions, which is part of the reason I love it so much. It’s work appropriate but also fun enough for drinks or dinner AFTER work. It’s great for weekend wear too, and, especially with these heels, date night. If you ask me, a splash of print makes all the difference.

// SHOP //


An Apple a Day // Striped Sweater + Mini Skirt

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit idea of a striped sweater and black mini skirt.
I admit it, I was definitely the most extra person at the apple orchard. But I couldn't resist pulling out a quintessentially fall outfit that *aesthetically* (not necessarily *practically*) fit the occasion. And you know what? Zero regrets...even though it was over 80 degrees!
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall apple picking outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's apple orchard photo shoot at Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a black mini skirt with tall black boots.
For the farm, I wanted a fun look that would complement my surroundings. That translated into poppy stripes, bold colors, and playful accessories. I also get major back-to-school vibes with this outfit, which perfectly fits in with the fall season as well.    
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a Time Out Alice and Olivia crossbody purse.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a colorful striped sweater from Nordstrom
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a cute outfit for apple picking in the fall.
The below photo was taken right after I picked my favorite apple of the day. Isn't she a beaut? ...She tasted even better than she looked ;)
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper apple picking in the fall at Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a fall outfit of a striped sweater and yellow headband.
[sweater: Nordstrom // skirt: Zara (I also like this one) // boots: Steve Madden (similar pair here) // purse: Alice & Olivia (I also like this one) // headband: Anthropologie // earrings: vintage from my mom (I also like this pair) // lip color: Fenty Gloss Bomb in "FU$$Y"

Pretty much as soon as it turned fall, my friends and I took a day trip to Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights, NY. We thought it'd be the perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons and get a change of scenery — and it totally was! As much as I love Manhattan, it was so refreshing to switch things up — even for just a few hours — and spend time in nature. The best part? It was a simple trip! 

We took a train from Grand Central Station and the ride only took about 45 minutes. We picked apples, snacked on apple cider donuts, enjoyed a wine tasting, and ended up hanging out in the adorable town of Peekskill before heading home. A perfect fall day in the books!

// SHOP //


Prowl Around // Leopard Midi Dress + Tall Boots

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a petite midi dress from Banana Republic.
For a winning fall combo, look no further than A.) Leopard print, B.) Midi dress, or C.) Under-the-knee boots. Bonus points for choosing all of the above ;) 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall leopard print outfit idea.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an expensive-looking fall outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing fall 2019 fashion trends.
The dress silhouette of the season, a midi is timeless and sophisticated. But don’t confuse those adjectives for boring - or uninspired. This style is fresher than ever in a modern print and ruffle details. Even my fellow shorties can rock this trend! At under 5’2”, I bought this baby from Banana Republic in a 2 Petite. The key is for it to hit at your calf. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a leopard midi dress.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing tall brown Frye boots.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a statement belt with a dress.
It used to be all about the over-the-knee boot. Well folks, the under-the-knee boot is now back in style. I got these Frye rider boots for Christmas back in 2011. I wore them all through college but honestly haven’t touched them as much since. This season, I’ve brought them out of hiding with vengeance and I can’t wait to start styling them again! 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a cute and affordable fall midi dress
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall 2019 street style.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a fall outfit of a midi dress and leather boots.
[dress: Banana Republic // boots: Frye (old, but I also like this pair) // belt: Something Navy via Nordstrom (I also like this one) // bag: MANGO  // sunglasses: Linda Farrow x The Row (similar pair here) // earrings: Kendra Scott // lip color: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Bondage"]

Despite the lingering summer (full disclosure: we took these photos in 82 degree heat), I’ve been diving into fall fashion head first. For example, I’m not normally a belt girl, but I decided to give them a try after seeing statement belts ALL over the Fashion Month street style scene. Experimenting is half the fun of a new season, and I’m so pumped to show you what else I have in store!  

// SHOP //