Pink on Pink / Kate Spade Cedar Street Harmony bag

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Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Harmony bag (6 colors) & dress (3 colors) c/o

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I wore this pink on pink look recently in NYC, and inadvertently coordinated with our hotel's vibrant lobby. My outfit is from Kate Spade New York's fall collection, which is full of color as well as the classic black & whites (which this bow-back dress is also available in) in feminine silhouettes. My bag from the Cedar Street collection is made of crosshatched leather, similar what most of us know as saffiano leather. I'm a big fan of this type of material as it's super low maintenance and wipes clean simply with a damp paper towel or cloth. This particular "Harmony" style converts from a crossbody for hands-free wear, to a cute mini tote that you can either carry by hand or loop over your wrists. It comes in numerous colors but the rose jade with (14k) gold accents combo is my favorite.
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For reference, I am 5 feet tall and here's where the cross-body hits on me. The strap itself with chain is removable but not adjustable in length. I like my cross-body bags to hit higher at the hips, so my trusty handyman Nick subsequently helped remove and re-attach a few chain links on each side (a cobbler should be able to do this professionally on most bags). An alternative, easy shortcut is to "knot" the chain link on each side of the strap, which some of you might've seen in my snapchats.
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The inside of this bag is lined in dotted fabric with two organizational pockets (one with a zipper). It's rather spacious compared to my usual cross-body bags and can fit sunglasses with case, phone, wallet and makeup bag with room to spare. The bottom has small metal feet for protection.
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I also wanted to mention I'm wearing this dress in size 00 regular, which is fitted on me with no alterations. Kate Spade doesn't have a petites line, but if you keep an eye out for proportions (like the shorter, higher cut torso of this dress), some of their pieces can be rather petite-friendly. The material here is medium to heavier weight with good shape and is fully lined with side pockets. The back detail adds a splash of surprise with elasticized (also helps with fit) bows that happen to keep bra straps concealed.
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Thank you Kate Spade New York for partnering on this post! Here's a few pieces I'm loving from their Fall collection, including other convertible bags that also come in this "rose jade" color. PS - their site has everyday free shipping & returns for US shoppers. 

44 comments:

  1. So cute! I love their dresses; they're so colorful and preppy! And it's awesome that you matched the couch, haha.

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  2. What a gorgeous dress! It's fun, feminine, and, most importantly, petite friendly! You look wonderful!

    Phyllis | www.prettypleese.com

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous Girl!! Love your dress, colorful and look fantastic!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  4. You look so elegant! Loving the back of your dress!

    xx, Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

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  5. What a coincidence that even the sofa was pink! Love your pinky outfit - not only because pink belongs to my favourite colours :) Happy new week from Bavaria!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. Jean, you are so pretty , I really like the first picture here. You have such a beautiful smile, wow! Even though you are petite but you always look so stylish and graceful ! I find your style very polish and relatable. Keep up the great work Jean , you are very inspiring.

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  7. your dress is so cute, I love it with the pink couch
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  8. You are so chic today, this dress is amazing!

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  9. I love this outfit! The mix of the pink shades is super cute.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  10. Hi there! Do you know what specific tools Nick used to adjust the chain on your bag? I've been wanting to do that on a couple of bags I own as I don't have a reliable cobbler close by. Look forward to hearing about Nick's handy work :-)

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    1. Hi there - I asked and it's just basic small pliers with a tapered tip. He has a portable kit of a variety of them for various wire bending needs.

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  11. Beautiful dress!! I love the detail of the back <3 I'm such a HUGE fan of Kate Spade, they have the most stunning pieces ever!!

    Xo
    Pauline

    www.prettypetite.org

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  12. I love the back detail on that dress, and that bag is definitely on my want list!

    lifestyle by joules

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  13. Thanks for yet another beautiful post! Your look is truly timeless, feminine and elegant. The dress is very flattering (the back was a surprise, it gives a lovely and sexy contrast to otherwise classic garment!) and I also loved your hair & make-up! (Lipstick color - swoon!) Needless to say, the sofa was a perfect statement backdrop for the photoshoot. :)

    xoxo, Nano | https://travelwithnanob.wordpress.com

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  14. this dress is everything! you're not wearing anything underneath it right? It looks so voluminous + i love it! love those Steve Madden Stecy's too, wish Id had the foresight to get the soft leather instead.
    Cheers,
    Susan

    www.thepetitepepper.com

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    1. Hi Susan - nope, no skirt shaper underneath...the material is good weight which holds its shape!

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  15. Omg, these photos are stunning. I cannot believe how well you coordinate with that couch! <3

    Enclothed Cognition

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  16. Beautiful Jean, I am loving the color theme of this post. Thank you for writing such a detailed review of these items. You look great.

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  17. The back of that dress is to die for--so Kate Spade! It looks gorgeous on you!

    Kelsey @aslolife
    www.aslolife.com

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  18. Timeless and beautiful! I work at KS and this is one of my favorites!

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  19. I recognized the couch and flooring immediately. The Gansevoort is our home away from home in NYC, too! It has such a lovely and intimate lobby and I love how your dress looks with it.

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  20. I love this color!

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  21. You look so sweet in this pink on pink look! And the background really matched your outfit perfectly!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  22. Hi Jean! Any tips on how to shorten crossbody bag straps that are entirely leather and do not have any metal chain? Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi Clarissa, a good cobbler should definitely be able to shorten solid leather straps!

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  23. This dress is absolutely stunning!
    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

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  24. AMAZING location!
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.com/

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  25. Hi, could you tell us what size the dress is? It looks lovely on you!

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    1. Hello - I list sizes in my post, it's a 00 regular : )

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  26. What size dress did you get? Did you have to have many alterations done to it?

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    1. Hi Tricia! As mentioned in the post, I'm wearing a 00 regular with no alterations at all : )

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  27. Stunning. I love your lipstick. Can you share what kind of lipstick you are wearing?

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    1. thank you! I listed it right under the first photo...love the Clinique chubby stick collection.

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  28. Hi Jean, I loved your engagement photos in France. Might you be able to tell me how much they ended up being? Thanks!

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    1. Hi there - our photog has various packages as well as an hourly rate for extra time, please contact her if you're interested! (Le Secret D' Audrey).

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  29. Wonderful dress and the last photo... :)

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  30. Hi Jean! I love the colors and coordination. I was wondering if the dress on Kate's website is the same? It looks like the front of your dress has two pleats coming out from the darts. Did you get it altered? I definitely like your version better as it provides a good silhouette. The way its shown on Kate's website makes the dress look so flat and plain.

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    1. Hi there - wow, interesting point! I just looked closely and think the pleats might've gotten lost in the lighting or photo editing. It is the same dress and it definitely has pleats which I love. If you click on the white color on the website the pleats are clearly visible.

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  31. Thanks for the tip on shortening the chain on the cross body strap. I have a bag that needs the exact same thing done but I hadn't thought through it. :)

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