black midi dress

You guys were ICONIC yesterday and sold out all 9-pieces of the limited collection with Amazon in 2.5 hours.  2.5 hours!!!  I cannot begin to tell you how much this means to me.  I know I keep saying this, but I truly designed these pieces with all of you in mind – the women who do it all.  From the office to work-from-home, mom life, drinks with the ladies, dates… the goal was to create a small collection of versatile and comfortable pieces that can be work numerous ways.

While the 9 pieces I designed did sell out, there are still some great Staples pieces that I really love.  So much so that we included them in the storefront.  This black midi dress is beyond comfortable.  It’s under $50, runs true to size and comes in three colors.  It is stretchy with a really nice weight to it and a sassy side slit.  I also think this would be super cute on a baby bump!  I love it so much I bought it in pink also.

You know I love a blazer, this one has a loose fit (I probably could have gone down a size).  It’s nice and lightweight for these hot months, and it’s very chic belted over a dress.

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dress (I have it in both black and pink, size small) | mules (if you’re in between sizes I would size up), also love these (run TTS) | blazer (wearing size small, if you’re in between sizes I would size down) | earrings – $14 | initial ring – $13

Another combination I really love from the Staples lineup are these highwaisted jeans and this sleeveless ribbed mockneck sweater (I snagged this one in black also).  While skinny jeans don’t necessarily look as great on my frame, if you are a slim denim lover, this pair is amazing for the cost.  I have a pair that I cut at the ankle and you would absolutely never know they actually cost under $50.

When I wore these jeans on my stories, you guys wanted the tea on them and fast.  They’re under $55, have plenty of stretch to be comfortable and have really nice high waist.  But we must talk about the 4 Amazon accessories you cannot sleep on.

Lightweight gold hoops under $14 (these were actually a recommendation from my friend Nicole), the cutest initial ring for $13, an amazing look for less of the trendy croissant bag and these slim strappy heels that have a 3.5″ heels that feels realistic for longtime wear.

white sleeveless mockneck croissant bagclassic mom jeans

photos by Viva Lux Photography

highwaisted mom jean (if you’re in between sizes I would size down, has a good amount of stretch, wearing 27), also love these (run TTS) | mockneck ribbed sweater (runs TTS, wearing small, snagged this in black as well!), also love this one | baggreat look for less, comes in 3 colors! | heels (runs a little small, I would size up 1/2 a size) | earrings – $14 | ring – $13

amazon staple outfits
Above are a few more looks with these pieces.  I love these Staples pieces so much that I wanted to include them along with the neutral pieces I actually designed myself.  So I felt they deserved their own post, particularly considering they’re still in stock!  Thank you so much for reading, for sharing in this excitement with me and for your support.  ADORE YOU!  XO –

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7 thoughts on “Elevated Basics | Kathleen Barnes x Amazon the Drop

  1. I think this means you need your own line! I normally wait to buy right until the last minute when The Drop has collections but jumped on the wrap skirt and vest. So glad I did now, LOVED everything you created! I mean… if Amazon wants to bring back your clothes I don’t think anyone would be complaining… just sayin’…

  2. Hi Kathleen! So excited for my pieces from your collection! Question about the blazer- I love it but there are only two reviews & I wondered if you had anything you could add about the material? Does it look quality? & does it truly wrinkle as bad as one review says? I would like it for leisure but also work, and don’t want to look frumpy or unkempt by the end of the day. Thank you!! XOXO

    1. It is 100% cotton and does wrinkle like anything cotton would, but I think it gives it that “linen blazer” look. I don’t think it’s a structured, polished piece. More of an easy breezy roll up the sleeves piece if that makes sense? If you don’t want that linen-ish blazer look I think this might not be the piece for you –

  3. Congrats on your success! Really cool seeing you do so well. Thanks for all you share with us.

    XO, Kate

  4. I love the white shirt, Could it be made in a soft cotton and available as a staple? Or possibly offered again? Your collection is so perfect for right now!

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