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April 15th, 2015


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I met Morgan Hutchinson of Shop Buru almost two years ago at NYFW. I immediately fell in love with her cheerful spirit and entrepreneurial attitude so when she asked me to do a feature last year, I jumped at the chance to style 3 outfits from her website + shoot with Lindsey Bell! We had so much fun together, we decided to team up again so I met her at their Sam & Lavi market appointment to pick out a favorite look to share with you!

I loved this look for one obvious reason: the gingham print, but the girly flowy top and midi skirt are so flattering and on trend.  You can also see how Morgan styled this look in her Glitter Guide feature!

If you aren’t familiar with Shop Buru, it is an online shopping destination with a carefully edited assortment of all your favorite designers’ latest and greatest that also happen to be new ‘mom friendly’.  We are talking elastic waist, button down tops + loose fitting tops (like this one) that make nursing or just feeling comfortable with your new body easy!  Genius, right?!

P.S. If you are in Houston, today is Shop Buru’s first stop on their ‘Buru To You‘ moving tour!  You can shop their moving sale this week
20% OFF everything with code: GOWEST

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Photographed by Kate Robinson

Outfit details:  gingham top + gigham skirt: Sam & Lavi c/o Shop Buru | handbag: c/o Cuyana | shoes: c/o Coach (old, but love this new style) | sunglasses: c/o Rebecca Minkoff, old | watch: Rolex | bracelet: c/o Brandy Pham | rings: Kate SpadeBaubleBarDana Rebecca | earrings: Piranesi (similar)

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DEJA VU

April 14th, 2015


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As I was working on this post last night, I had a strong sense of deja vu, but then I realized I HAD actually done this before. Fast forward to September of 2011 and I pretty much wore the same outfit when we were living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I use to love going to the street fairs on Saturdays for a smoothie and to browse all the random items for sale.

In today’s version, I just dressed up the trench with my go-to mirror pumps and wore a more weather appropriate sleeveless stripe shirt.  It’s hard to see how cute this ruffle hem tank top is under the trench, but I have already worn it with so much – shorts to play with Knox and with a pencil skirt for church. These jeans are a summer favorite with the lighter wash + distressed denim.  I am going to show my old age here, but lately I am a sucker for a high-waist.  It’s flattering and so nice to be able to get on the ground with Knox and not have to worry about my pants being too low in the back.  (My go-to jeans you usually see me wearing around here come in a high-waist too, by the way.)

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Photographed by Kate Robinson

Outfit details: coat: Line & Dot | t-shirt: J.Crew | jeans: Citizens of Humanity | shoes: J.Crew (designer version) | necklace: c/o Capwell + Co | sunglasses & handbag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff, old | watch: Rolex | rings: Kate SpadeBaubleBarDana Rebecca | earrings: Piranesi (similar)

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SIT DOWN WITH CAROLINE

April 13th, 2015


As I was looking at my traffic analytics earlier this year, I noticed my ‘about‘ page is one of the highest traffic pages on the blog.  This got me thinking.  So many people I met want to know how HOUSE of HARPER came about, where the name came from, etc.  So I decided to bring this little blog to life by creating a fun 3:30 minute video so you get to know me and HOUSE of HARPER a little better.

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it!  If you have any other questions I didn’t answer in the video, feel free to ask them in the comments below and I promise to answer them all.
xo, CHK

A huge thank you to my fellow Houston creatives for bringing this video to life!  Videography by the talented Cody Bess.  Boutique scenes shot at my favorite local designer’s studios: David Peck + Elaine Turner.  Thank you so much for loaning your beautiful boutiques to shoot scenes from this video.

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