the long winter

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It’s so cold here. I think it’s getting colder as the winter marches on towards spring. I’m sure it’s cold wherever you are too, it’s February. Of course you’re cold. What am I even talking about? I’m just so ready for spring. I say let’s skip the rest of February and most of March and go straight for the sunny days of April. Who’s with me?
I bought this denim trench jacket at the Gap about 4 years ago. It was on sale for $20 and I snatched it right up. I totally felt like I was getting away with something, since it was so cheap. But when I got it home later, I realized why it was on sale. The collar has this awkward wire running through it so it’s…bendable? Yes, that’s right I said bendable. Very odd choice for a collar. Sometimes I can get it to stand, other times it looks like I have wire in my collar. But I like it, and hey it was $20. Who am I to snub something for being awkward? My husband married me and I’ve got awkward running through my veins.
So tomorrow is the last day of the work week for me. It’s my sister’s birthday this weekend so we are heading north to see my sister and her two precious boys. I can not wait. I love a good three day weekend. I also love 4 day weekends and 5 day weekends as well. I’m not picky when it comes to extended weekends.

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  1. DEA says:

    I love this outfit, especially the mix of stripes and flowers. Genius!!

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  2. I love your denim trench coat — so different and perfect for spring.

    – JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

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  3. Kjrsten says:

    love your stripes with florals!

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  4. so adorable!! Love the skirt! xx

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  5. ohh this kind of pattern mixing is perfect. i tried on that dress at old navy recently and i love the way you've paired it with flowers. super pretty!

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  6. ANA says:

    I am definitely with you. Bring on the warmth!

    I couldn't tell you had wire in your collar, if it's any consolation.

    – Ana
    http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

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  7. Kelly says:

    I so love stripes with florals! Lookin' good.

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  8. Kristie says:

    Love the look, and the trench is fabulous even with the bendable collar! What a steal!

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  9. Brittany says:

    Oh, I've been meaning to do stripes & florals lately.. this look is effortless on you!

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  10. I love this take on stripes and florals! It looks fantastic!

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  11. i want a bendable collar trench. haha thats awesome! it gives it more character. love this look πŸ™‚

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  12. Whoa, is that striped top actually a dress? I *think* I have the same piece but mine's a dress! Either way, this is one of my favorite outfits yet

    P.S. I blogged about you today:
    http://teenfashionista.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-small-town-girl.html

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  13. I love this mix of stripes and florals! Something I kind had planned for my trip this weekend, and you just confirmed that I should definitely wear it! Did you see our feature together? http://teenfashionista.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-small-town-girl.html

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  14. What an awesome owl necklace! I really like the crazy popped collar, you look very euro-chic πŸ˜‰

    Have a great long weekend and "see" you when you get back!

    S

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  15. Jessica says:

    I'm kind of obsessed with your style.

    I'm so into print-mixing lately and you do it PERFECTLY here. Absolutely love this.

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  16. anna says:

    love the skirt and top. and oooh that belt! where is the belt from???

    that trench is so cute! i didn't even notice the collar until you mentioned it. love a good deal!

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  17. I am in love with your stripes and florals! I have got to try this!!!!!

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  18. Anna-Lisa says:

    The girl who commented before me basically said exactly what I was going to say… I need to buy a striped shirt so I can try this myself.

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  19. I never step into Ann Taylor Loft, but your outfits are giving me a change of heart. I love it!

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  20. Hi Kendi, I discovered your blog when I was browsing around flickr this morning — your style is so adorable, and your posts make me smile because you are not only cute but pretty funny as well! πŸ™‚
    Love the stripes on you….I am considering buying a stable-full of Breton stripe shirts come Springtime πŸ™‚

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  21. Steven R says:

    beautiful jacket.

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  22. You're so cute! I love reading your blog!

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  23. Bridget says:

    i hope you make $ from the fashion industry in some shape or form b/c you are good at it!

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  24. That coat is fabulous and I'm loving the mix of stripes and florals. I've been wanting to try this but I just don't have the right pieces yet.

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  25. T.Hazel says:

    Really nice : )
    lovely blog.

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  26. You are so fun to read!
    "Who am I to snub something for being awkward? My husband married me and I've got awkward running through my veins."
    ^Me too haha.
    Your awesome style is a plus. Yay for copious amounts of denim!
    You're inspiring me to get back into the swing of blogging…

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  27. Oooh, floral and stripes! You're so on trend!

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  28. Linda RD says:

    i love love love this outfit. i just found this blog through a friend and am loving it so far too. thanks for the inspiration!!

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  29. Desiree says:

    Ahhh I almost thrifted this EXACT same trench from Goodwill a few weeks ago – for $5. You are totally making wish I had!

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