model on catamaran in white lace up mumu mini dress

Resort Wear

Coming from working in the world of Fine Apparel, I was used to Resort collections arriving each year to dress the rich and famous for their yearly pre-spring get-aways. But for contemporary fashion and for Harper & Tucker, that idea is outdated. I think of Resort more like a state of mind. It’s what you wear when you’re getting excited for Spring – whether you’re actually jetsetting, on Spring break, or just going to your first patio brunch or rooftop happy hour of the season...
March 31, 2017 — Dakota Whitworth
santa barbara butterfly beach

Travel Profile: Santa Barbara, CA

The common response I get when telling people that I am from Santa Barbara is generally “what are you doing here?” While that may seem somewhat insolent, anybody that has ever visited or lived in Santa Barbara will know that it is exactly the right response. In the serene and idyllic southern California coastline, Santa Barbara stands out as the ultimate oasis. Nestled between the chaparral Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera” with temperatures hitting a winter low in the high-40’s and a summer high in the high-70’s.
October 21, 2016 — Natalie Swift
friends in festival outfits at ACL


For the second year in a row, Dakota and I attended Austin City Limits’ opening weekend. There is no closer feeling to invincibility than standing in the center of a crowd, staring at a stage framed by the Austin skyline, and hearing the music of your generation. The only thing second to the music that makes a festival is the fashion...

October 07, 2016 — Natalie Swift
barn in jackson hole with teton mountain background

Travel Profile: Summer in Jackson Hole, WY

In Age of Innocence Edith Wharton writes, “Each time you happen to me all over again.” For me, this is the best way to explain the love and awe I feel for Jackson Hole…this wilderness never ceases to sweep me off my feet. For my birthday this year, I traveled back to my second home in the magnificent Teton Mountains. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to split time between the waves and sunshine of southern California and the majestic mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is where I learned to ride a bike, ski down the most intimidating of slopes, build turnpikes on hiking trails, and float a river with fly rod in hand. I memorized my multiplication tables in the hammock of our front yard with a moose as an audience.

Jackson Hole is home to one of the most gorgeous landscapes in North America and is the best place to let your inner gaucho shine. I know this post will not be enough to cover the vast amount of summer activities Jackson has to offer, but I hope to capture at least its essence.  

September 30, 2016 — Natalie Swift
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dakota on second beach in newport, ri

Travel Profile: Newport

Natalie and I both have quite a case of wanderlust, I will admit. When we first outlined our ideas for the lifestyle portion of Harper & Tucker, travel was an obvious and key piece. We are excited to bring you periodic travel profiles to take you with us as we explore the fashion, food, adventure, and culture of the places we go. My first travel log actually takes me back home...
September 16, 2016 — Dakota Whitworth