That’s a Wrap // Fuzzy Sweater + Belted Coat

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing an outfit with an Elie Tahari wrap coat.
Fall weather seems to have wrapped up, which means winter is kinda sorta here already? I’m taking the chillier temps as a cue to wrap MYSELF up! ...And I’m starting with this ultra-chic wool wrap coat.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing a tonal fall outfit.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing nude Zara booties with a metallic heel.Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing a cream outfit with a camel wrap coat.
This super soft sweater is what cozy dreams are made of! Not only is the dreamy texture on-trend, it’s cozy and warm — with the same fluff you see on the outside, on the inside. Just add a fireplace to cuddle up in front of! 
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper's easy work outfit idea.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing a brown croc-effect purse from MANGO.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper's 2019 fall outfit idea.
Wrap coats are about as comfy as a robe, and at the same time, infinitely more polished than your run-of-the-mill black down coat. While I don’t know if this one is warm enough to take me all the way through winter, it’s certainly pretty enough to take me to any special event from now until at least December. 
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper's fall photo shoot on the Upper Westside.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper's easy fall outfit idea.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing a monochrome fall outfit.
Nyc fashion influencer Kathleen Harper wearing the tonal outfit trend.
[coat: Elie Tahari (I also like this one) // sweater: Ann Taylor (sold out, but I also like this one) // pants: H&M // boots: Zara (I also like this pair) // purse: MANGO // gold hoops: vintage from my mom (I also like this pair) // eyeshadow: BareMinerals Gen Nude Latte Palette // lip color: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in "American Woman"]  

This past week, temps took a plunge and it feels like we went from fall to winter in an instant. This New Yorker was definitely not prepared! For one, my body had forgotten what 35-degree weather felt like, so that in itself was a wake up call. 

I was in Utah last week and this week I’m traveling home to Chicago as well as South Bend, IN. You can BET it’ll be even colder up there. Wish me luck!

// SHOP //

Snake Charming // Turtleneck Layered Under Jumpsuit

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper’s fall 2019 street style.

One of the many reasons fall is such a glorious season is that the fashion is dynamic and interesting. It’s the one season where it’s actually hard to find yourself in a style rut. BUT if you are feeling like you’ve exhausted all of your current outfit options, may I suggest taking a deep dive into the world of layering? Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing her jumpsuit fall outfit idea.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing her fall outfit idea of layering a turtleneck under a jumpsuit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a Zac Posen black crossbody bag.
Layers are the easiest, most effective, AND most practical way to switch things up. Lately I’ve been pairing a turtleneck with nearly everything from blazers to dresses to jumpsuits, and it’s been a game-changer. Not only has my fall wardrobe nearly doubled, as I can now wear sleeveless items year round, but this technique has added dimension to my closet, instantly making every outfit appear chicer. See here how I styled this same jumpsuit during the summer. Which version do you like best?
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing her turtleneck layering idea.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing sorel black lace-up boots.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been shamelessly LIVING in these SOREL boots. I have them in both black and brown, but I’ve been wearing my black pair nearly nonstop. Last month, there was one week I wore them every day. 

I received both pairs as a gift after walking in the SOREL mile-long runway show in October. I had been looking for the perfect pair of lace-up boots, and these checked all of my boxes. They’re extremely comfortable and I can confidently wear them all over NYC ALL. DAY. They’re also waterproof, which I love! I personally think they look great with pretty much everything: dresses, skirts, jeans, and jumpsuits. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper’s street style in the Meatpacking district.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper at the Restoration Hardware rooftop for brunch.

[jumpsuit: Banana Republic (I also like this one) // turtleneck: J.Crew // boots: SOREL // purse: Zac Posen (similar style here) // headband: J.Crew // earrings: Anthropologie // gold bangle: Alex & Ani // lip color: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in "Lolita"]

 These are another batch of photos that my sister and I took during her October visit. We began our day with brunch at the Restoration Hardware rooftop in Meatpacking, and then took these shots outside. We took SO many photos this day, I actually got tired of it, which says A LOT! 


From there, we headed up town and visited Columbia’s beautiful campus just for kicks. In the evening, we saw Waitress on Broadway and loved every minute of it.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper’s photo shoot in the Meatpacking District.

// SHOP //


Falling for Florals // Peacoat + Midi Skirt

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall outfit ideas.
I’m a fan of florals year round. But when it comes to fall and winter, I prefer my blooms to be darker, a bit edgier, and a whole lot moodier.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a burgundy peacoat outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing 2019 fall trends.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's Chelsea photo shoot.
I actually styled this look earlier this year in the late winter. I wore it to an event and loved how everything came together - I feel like the entire outfit just FLOWS! At the time though, it was too late to photograph it, as I was already concentrating on spring content. So I filed it away, knowing I’d pull it out again come fall. Turns out, I like it even better for autumn ;) 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing white Nic and Zoe booties.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a Tibi floral midi skirt for fall.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's white turtleneck outfit.
This midi skirt is one of my favorite - if not THE favorite - skirt I own. It’s by Tibi and I bought it at the beginning of the year during a major online sale (pro tip - sign up for the Tibi email list and you’ll be the first to know when they’re having 70% off...which actually happens more often than you may think). 

Because I’m just under 5’2”, I had the skirt shortened, and it was the best decision. It fits me perfectly now and it goes with SO much. See two other ways I’ve styled it here and here.  
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a gold Rebecca Minkoff purse.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall layering ideas.
[coat: Primark (from last year, but I also like this one) // turtleneck: J.Crew // skirt: Tibi (I also like this one) // booties: Nic + Zoe (similar pair here) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (I also like this one) // necklace: J.Crew (I also like this one) // earrings: & Other Stories (I also like this pair) // lip color: Huda Beauty Matte Lipstick in "Joyride"]

My little sister came to visit me here in NYC a week and a half ago, and we shot these photos in Chelsea by The High Line. I LOVE their vibe; playful, bold, and a little flirty. 

We paused for a shoot between art gallery visits (my sister is an art history major), and later, we stopped for a snack on The High Line and then walked to The Vessel. Perfect day, perfect outfit FOR that day. 
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's midi skirt fall outfit idea.
// SHOP //


Warm & Fuzzy // Slip Dress + Faux Fur

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's street style.
A fun mix of elegant and cozy, this look puts a warm and fuzzy focus on dressing up. Because who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Glam, meet soft and fluffy.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper showing how to wear a black slip for fall.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper posing for photos outside of The MET.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper carrying a gold Michael Kors clutch.
This black slip dress has only been in my closet for a little over a month now, but I've already gotten so much mileage out of it. It's perfect for layering or wearing on its own, and it's super easy to dress up or down. Here, ultrasoft faux fur makes it stand out, while gold accessories give it a modern, luxe feel.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a black slip dress outfit.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper wearing a gold chain necklace from MANGO.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's fall street style.
My gold accessories add a certain charm to my outfit. They elevate the look in a fresh way without becoming "too much." Striking the right balance can be hard, but I find that two standout pieces are really all you need to drive home whatever fashion statement you're trying to make.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's 2019 fall outfit idea.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper's photo shoot location in front of The MET.
Nyc fashion blogger Kathleen Harper posing outside of The MET.
[dress: Aritzia // jacket: Ann Taylor (sold out, but I also like this one) // boots: Ann Taylor // clutch: Michael Kors (I also like this one) // necklace: MANGO // earrings: Anthropologie // lip color: Clinique Pop Liquid Matte in "Cake Pop"]

I have to admit, I did feel a bit fancy traipsing around Manhattan in this ensemble. My sister and I snapped these photos in front of The MET, and I love how we captured the polished side of the street — with neatly trimmed trees and a spotless fountain — but also the casual, playful side — with food carts and bright yellow taxis. 

I think of this outfit as having two sides as well. On one hand, it's polished and refined, but on the other, it's full of personality and a bit whimsical. As a result, you can wear it virtually anywhere! I rocked it hanging with friends, to a museum, and then out to dinner in the Financial District. One look, so many different faces.

// SHOP //


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 //