Temp Drop // fit-and-flare dress + turtleneck

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

kathleen harper fashion blog
Yes, chilly weather is OFFICIALLY here. With a few 70 degree days sprinkled throughout October, it's safe to say that with the arrival of November, mild fall days are now a thing of the past. To help ease your way into dropping temps, try one of my favorite layering techniques - all you need is a light-weight turtleneck! 
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Starting with a dress, I chose a colorfully printed fit-and-flare style to layer over a turtleneck. The colors here are vibrant, exciting, and just fun enough to bring some sunshine to any dreary fall day. Even better, on top of all black everything, this dress truly pops, making a super bold statement - and you know how I love my bold statements! 
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black lace up heels
But while dresses are fun and all - and definitely the focal point of this look - it's the hardworking turtleneck that's actually the most important piece to this puzzle. A thin wool turtleneck like this one makes tons of warm-weather outfits possible during the cold season, meaning no wardrobe should be without! 
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turtleneck layered under dress
Never failing to provide fashionable edge, my trusty lace-up heels were a no-brainer for this look. With my dress featuring such a feminine silhouette, I knew I needed something a little more tough to pull off this dramatic street style. These babies totally did the trick!  
ann taylor black lace up heels
Kate Spade Saturday multi colored dress
Offering a dose of sweetness, this bow bag by Kate Spade effortlessly compliments my girly frock. And I couldn't resist adding a fur pom pom keychain by Michael Kors just for fun! 
kate spade black bow purse
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These oversized, round sunglasses help me pull off a retro vibe, a trend that I, along with the rest of the fashion world, have been totally digging lately! All it takes is one accessory to enter the vintage world of haute 70s style. 
round the row sunglasses
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 My gold detailed earrings make a statement all on their own, which is why I love them so much. No necklace needed when these lovely guys are around! 
ann taylor gold earrings
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 Turtlenecks have helped me think outside the box when it comes to fashion by providing me with endless opportunities to layer and experiment. Throwing a sleek sweater underneath a summer dress is guaranteed to make your wardrobe choices feel fresh again!  
kate spade fit and flare dress
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 Photos by Antonio Owens 
[dress: Kate Spade Saturday (I also like this one) // turtleneck: Ann Taylor // heels: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // purse: Kate Spade (similar style here) // sunglasses: The Row // earrings: Ann Taylor // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // amethyst bracelet: David Yurman // lipgloss: Bare Minerals moxie]

These photos were taken on a day when I thought a photoshoot wouldn't be possible. Antonio - aka my BF, BFF, and photographer - and I were all pumped for this weekend shoot...until we stepped outside of my apartment and realized it was raining. Hard. 

After wandering around in the rain for about 25 minutes and totally losing hope in the process, the sky cleared just long enough for us to snap these fabulous photos you see here! Sometimes persistence truly does pay off! 

Later on, we ate dinner at SoHo's Black Tap and ate THESE! Yes, it was an amazing day :)
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 // SHOP //


  1. Beauty, this is a really great set! Looks fabulous!

  2. So in love with your heels! Great blog you have, stay inspired!



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  3. Such a perfect fall look Kat! I am totally loving the layering game in your outfit! The turtleneck under that gorgeous Kate Spade dress looks really cool and fall like! :) The temperature has been dropping significantly in Latvia and we even had snow today! So crazy as it seems like summer was just yesterday!


  4. Hi Kathleen, that dress looks great with black turtle neck shirt, it makes a nice contrast with stamping and sandals are a perfect complement, the lenses are very good and you achieve that vintage touch that you wanted to give, lovely look dear!


  5. My goodness, your hair!!! <3<3<3<3 and that smile <3<3 you're beautiful!