Back To Spring // my perfect warm-weather dress

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an open-back dress
I take spring dress shopping very seriously. And THIS dress? It's a keeper. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing green sparkly sweater dress
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper for Kat's Fashion Fix in green sweatshirt dress
First of all, not only does this light-weight frock have a killer back slit (so chic, right?) it's also the perfect mix of casual and glam. It may be hard to tell in these pics, but the fabric, while a sweatshirty material, is sparkly. So with an added touch of glimmer and shine, this simple shift dress instantly becomes nighttime appropriate. And did I mention how comfortable it is? Seriously, you need this dress in your life! 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing & Other Stories open-back dress
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper shopping in NYC
I've worn this dress during the day and out at night. For day, I paired it with super minimal sandals that are extremely comfortable and almost look like I'm barefoot. I love a nude sandal like this because they literally go with everything. For night, I threw on nude booties with a metallic heel. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing an open-back sweatshirt dress
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a green cutout dress
While no accessories are really needed with this number (the glitter really can do all the talking,) I couldn't resist pairing it with my current favorite necklace. This beautiful layered piece from Free People is super versatile, and I love how it gives the illusion that I tried way harder than I did. Even better, it's less than $40! You didn't expect that from FP, did you?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a green spring dress
I know, I know, THESE sunglasses again! Have I convinced you yet that they're worth it? While I love my Ray-Bans, these shades have slowly become my go-to pair. I am just SO here for these nude frames - I feel like they brighten up my face and look great with every color. 
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in New York street style
This is just me in front of a cool car dreaming that it's mine ;) Maybe one day, right?
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper in front of a red car
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper NYC spring street style
Photos by Antonio Owens 
[dress: & Other Stories // sandals: Sam Edelman // purse: Rebecca Minkoff // necklace: Free People // sunglasses: Banana Republic // earrings: & Other Stories // watch: Fossil // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // lipcolor: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in "Lovesick"]

This dress easily carried me through a full day in the city. My morning started with a workout (sorry to disappoint, but this dress isn't THAT magical...I wore leggings and a tank for that part of my day) and then I showered and changed into this beauty for brunch. 

My boyfriend and I hit up a trendy spot inside the Renwick Hotel called Bedford & Co., and it was delicious! [Side note: I highly recommend their bubbly brunch, which consists of different types of juices to add to your champagne.] After that, we did some shopping in midtown, and by nighttime, we were off to a friend's surprise b-day party. 

I literally wore this piece from 12 pm to 3 am, and I never once felt uncomfortable or out of place. Pretty darn amazing if you ask me! I told you this dress was special.  
Fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a green open-back dress
 // SHOP //


  1. Very nice look and a very great, honest contribution!

  2. The slit in the back is absolutely gorgeous! Give such a nice twist to the dress!

  3. Beautiful look, comfy and trendy, love it the bag!