Big Apple Farewell :: maxi dress + chambray

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keeping it chic with a simple color palette and timeless accessories makes for a trendy, classic hybrid - perfect from city to suburb.  
My chambray blouse from Madewell is without a doubt the hardest working item in my closet. If I could wear it in every post I would! I really can't get enough. But I also love this dress without the coverup. I love how a strapless dress shows off your shoulders - I think the area is an underrated and flattering way to show off some skin.
I chose gold sandals for an unexpected, goddess-like spin on a black maxi. I love the way gold & black compliment each other in such a luxurious way.
I received this green cuff as a gift from The Daily Front Row after my summer internship ended. I've become obsessed with it ever since! I adore the green stones and I love the way it brightens up any outfit with a pop of sparkle. 
I love pink and I love Kate Spade so these two accessories are a match made in fashion heaven. The necklace is wonderful for incorporating my favorite color into any outfit with style. 
Photos by Brooke Faison
[maxi dress: Gap, chambray button-down: Madewell, sandals: boutique, necklace: Kate Spade, watch: Kate Spade, gold bracelet: Stella & Dot, silver cuff: gift

Here it is: my final New York post...but only for now. I fell in love with this crazy city over the past three months and I've decided to move back in May after I graduate college. I'm going to follow my dreams and pursue a career in fashion; it'll be quite an adventure! 

Below are my NY roomies (whom I can't wait to reunite with back at school). We took on the Big Apple with gusto and enthusiasm and I'm so thankful I had these girls by my side as I tried to navigate everything from the subway to the overly crowded Trader Joe's. They each deserve a shout out (as well as my incredible boyfriend Antonio) for being the best NYC companions I could have asked for. In case you can't tell, we're showing off our fierce model poses here in Madison Square Park. We're pretty fabulous, don't you think? ;) 

SHOP :: 


  1. That dress looks very nice on you!


  2. Hi sweetie!!!
    Love your dress. It looks divine on you!
    I really like your sandals (so stylish)
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

  3. The outfit is so lovely! I like too much the jewelry!

  4. I could not agree more, a chambray is the best! Love those gold sandals.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. That dress is so perfect on you, and I love your gold sandals!

  6. Love this look! little tip - less pictures is better because this took me forever to load, still gorgeous though!


  7. Wow you look so classy and stylish Kat. I love that black dress and the cool shirt. Chambray shirts are my favorites. Glad you enjoyed your stay in NYC and I'm sure you'll have an amazing career in fashion when you get back there :)


  8. love your statement necklace and sandals!
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  9. WOOT that's amazing you're going to follow your dreams in fashion- you can totally do it! :) And I feel you on the chambray- it's so hard not to pair it with every outfit haha. It just matches with *everything*!

    xo marlen
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  10. I like what you're thinking here, it looks so effortless and yet chic. The gold sandals and the accessories are the icing on the cake. You look amazing dear.


  11. Wow- you're so lucky you'll get to stay in NY and pursuit your dream in the fashion industry- I hope you'll keep us updated with your progress!!

    Have a lovely week,
    Mary x

  12. Wow, this dress looks so good on you, perfect outfit. ;-)
    Lovely greets Vanessa

  13. strašně krásný outfit! A moc se mi líbí tvoje vlasy:3 máš je podobné jako ta zpěvačka Lorde:):P

  14. Great sandals chic, perfect for summer and very stylish! Kisses from England x

  15. Good for you for resolving to move back to NYC to follow your dreams! Enjoy your last year of college!


  16. so beautiful

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  17. love the statement necklace!!!
    the makeup is amazing!! :D

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  18. Both pieces are gorgeous. I usually style my black dress with a denim jacket. The sandals are so pretty too. Loved your NY posts.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
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  19. You look fantastic in black, that dress fits you perfectly well. Seems like you are so meticulous in your dress, which is really great! Such a great post turned out, I enjoyed it very much!
    All the best!

  20. Love this… the dress and sandals are beautiful!
    kisses from Miami,

  21. Perfect look, the necklace vive a special touch.

  22. I love how you styled this long black dress~ it looks totally good for a chic morning! <3 the necklace and shoes are absolute gold pieces! Love it! X

    Chic Nikkie

  23. Great outfit! I love your sandals!


  24. Love the length of this dress! You look so pretty !

  25. I love your casual chic style.... great combo!!!!!
    Ciao bellissima!!!

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  26. beauty you!
    love your dress and your necklace! looks great together!
    happy weekend!


  27. Beautiful! I like your green gift on your wrist ;) And your maxi dress is amazing- usually maxi dresses are almost touching the ground but I like your ankle length dress; it's way better :) xx Maja

  28. You look incredibly elegant in a black dress! Love the look :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  29. Very nice look. I like your accessories, they look just perfect with this dress.

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  30. Hi Kathleen!!! I'm so excited for you! moving to the big apple after graduation is def a big decision and I wish all the best! I'm sure you have a great future in the fashion industry. I absolutely love this black maxi dress and how you made it more casual with the denim shirt :) the last photo is so funny! you guys are all stunning models! specially when pulling off the model face haha


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  33. You look beautiful, Kat! I really love your necklace, the color is awesome! You ladies look fabulous! Best, CD. ican'taffordmylifestyle

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  36. love the dress and the necklace! great outfit :)

  37. yo look so Beautiful, love the outfit without the shirt

  38. I love that necklace! Such a pretty outfit :)

  39. I really enjoyed your posts from New York, and this one is no exception - great way to go out, you look casually chic!

    House Of Illusions

  40. Your posts from NYC have been great, so I can only imagine that you've had one of the best summers ever. It's also so awesome that you have the goal to move back and pursue your dreams. I'm sure it makes leaving a tiiiiiiinnnny bit easier.

    Great outfit, as always. You look great, even in that last short. So fierce :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  41. Oh, New York is such an amazing city! And you look beautiful ;)


  42. Such a beautiful girly look!! And enjoy every minute of the Big Apple ;)

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