plain jane

I was bound and determined to make this outfit work today. Why? Because I wanted to be comfortable, that’s why. And what’s more comfortable than a shirt that doesn’t touch your body? Nothing. Well maybe a recliner or a hammock or a velour pants suit. But other than those three things — nothing. Anyways, I couldn’t figure out if I should go belt-less or with a belt — turns outs the belt adds just the right amount of …beltiness. I don’t know what it adds, I was trying to sound cool. It just looked better that’s all.
I got my shoes at Target, you guys, for $24. I’d been eyeing the Steve Madden ones that were about 3 times the price when I had just innocently walked into Target and found these genuine pleather clogs. Let me warn you though — they may be cheap and trendy but I’m very afraid of falling to my death in those heels. There is not much there to support this 5’9″ frame. I feel like I’m walking on little barbie doll legs. Which let’s be honest, never works out the way you want it to.
(Also — don’t go out and try to find these pants at Banana Republic. I got them 3 years ago for $20. They’d kick you right out if you asked for that kind of deal.)

  • Chaucee

    Wow, I'm impressed Target made such cute shoes! Actually, most of my shoes come from there so I guess I should understand it now πŸ˜€
    I was there earlier today and I'm glad I didn't walk down the shoe department. It could have gotten ugly.

  • Dip-tea


  • Casey Turner

    This outfit is so great! Looks super comfy…not sure if the heels are comfy but they look great!! Everytime I see your outfits, I want to run right out and buy something like it, sad but true! :)

  • Dip-tea

    Simple and chic! Love the shoes. You are a living breathing Target endorsement for shoes. And I mean that in a good way.

  • Linda (little tin soldier)

    You look so chic Kendi! I love your Target shoes, too.


    I love all your leather-colored accessories today. I have a Target obsession, but I have yet to find shoes that I found comfortable there, so you'll have to give us an update on how these fared for your feet besides giving you the stilts effect!

  • CurvyGirlChic

    i LOVE this look! so casual chic. :)

    Where is the bag from?? I love it!!!

    xoxo Allison

  • The Pretty Pauper

    Those are cute shoes! I think I need to make a trip to Target!

    (The Pretty Pauper)

  • Jeanna

    This outfit is so simple, but it looks AMAZING on you. Honestly, it's so flattering! Those shoes are great, and this post makes me want to run right to Target and buy them…except that our Target is closed right now, so I guess the shoes will have to wait for me until tomorrow, at least. :)

  • anna

    plain jane is gorgeous! your legs look 8miles long!!

  • Anonymous

    I too love the bag…..Where???

  • Lovers, Saints & Sailors

    The beltiness really makes it. I have to say.

  • Angeline

    This outfit looks so comfy and chic…I think switching out the bag would change up the look completely (i like your slouchy for laidback, but i could also see it with a structured bag for a more work-ish feel).

  • amberly

    I bought those Coral canvas heels online at Urban today because of all your 30/30 times wearing them and how frickin' cute you were in them!!!

    Now I want these clogs!

    Stop it Kendi! You're making me spend money!!! :)

  • Eleni

    I love the bag!

  • museumgirl22

    I've been looking for cute clogs that are affordable EVERYWHERE…I guess I'm going to have to try my local Target..I doubt I can walk in those though πŸ˜›

  • Krameymartin

    LOVE cheap, trendy Target shoes. Super cute look!

  • Venn

    those shoes are great n cheapp! u could bring an extra ballet shoes just in case the shoes kills :p hahaa,,


  • ciupa

    love it!

  • Destined For Now

    Wow on the shoes. Target never has ANY cute shoes when I go in.

  • basiccravings

    Kendi, LOVE the half tuck! I have been rocking this tuck a lot lately. I love a simple look!

  • Jill GG (good life for less)

    I love this outfit… hooray! So super cute. The clogs are perfect because you can see if you even like them before spending a ton on them. yay for Target!

  • Fifo and Janni

    Well, mission accomplished! It works! Never thought black, gray, and brown would look good together. You make neutrals work! Now if you'll excuse me, I must copy your outfit. :o)

  • eek

    sometimes the simplest outfits look the best! great Tar-jay buy :)

  • Anonymous

    All of the pants I own from Banana Republic have cost me less than $25. The best time to find them are during the July 4 sales. It just involves a little happy hunting and digging. So, it's still quite possible to get that good a deal there!


    Great outfit. Right up my alley.

  • Kendi Lea

    You guys — My purse is from Gap a few years ago. It was one heck of a deal. I wrote about it here:

    Anon — thanks for the tip! I've wondered in there a few times lately and you're right they do have some great sales. My eyes just want the full-priced things πŸ˜‰

  • Sal

    I'm so bummed that purse isn't current season. I LOVE it! But glad to hear it was such a steal.

  • Melissa

    So, so simple but you look incredibly chic in this casual outfit. I love the gray, black and tan combination and the necklace adds just the perfect amount of sparkle.

    I love that the belt is off-center too, that's a subtle but great touch!

  • Taylor

    I know which shoes you are talking about at Steve Madden! Only one of many on my wish list there for fall. As always, your outfit is super cute!


  • Amber’s Notebook

    Anything but plain! And you totally have made me rethink target shoes!

  • Archives

    <3 those shoes!

  • Work With What You’ve Got

    Thanks, friend! I just ordered those shoes so fast I might have whiplash! XOXO

  • Le Temps d’M

    nice outfit πŸ˜‰

  • christa @ enSTYLEpedia

    love it- i have to go to a dr's appt later and i wish this is what i was wearing…i love the necklace.

  • Gracie

    love your outfit and love those shoes!

    very cute blog, by the way – first time reader but I'll be back!


  • Keira

    Kendi, I love this!! Casual, but oh-so-chic :) Thanks for sharing the Tarjay clogs… great find!

  • Bad Taste Toast

    I love the necklace so mcuh!

  • Lauren

    You seriously find the best shoes at Target – can you please sprinkle some of your Kendi-unbelievable-deal-on-Target-way-too-cute-shoes magic dust on those of us who live in Northern VA? Please and thank you!

    Super-cute, comfy chic outfit. Love it!

    Small Time Style

  • megannielsen

    Kendi those shoes are freaking amazing!!! I MUST HAVE A PAIR. Yep I'm so excited that I felt it necessary to write in caps… even though it now looks like i'm yelling at you. lol.

  • Samantha

    That outfit is the perfect mix of casual and cute! Love it!


  • Gen

    I thought I read it wrong, but your shoes was indeed from target! I have a black one from Steve madden. Wow what a find! Aaah I wish there's a target here in Juneau!

    Ps. You look adorable, not plain Jane at all :)

  • Lorena

    Wow what a great find at Target.
    I have to say that when you mention you feel like you have no support when walking, has reminded me that I have to walk to my car and am asking myself if I will make it there with the SHOES I AM WEARING:..

  • rlutz

    comfy but looks chic…so great!

  • Grace, Money Smart Fashion

    I have that shirt frm Gap, it's fantastic.

    I love the shoes too, I've been looking for a cheaper replacement simce I'm still kind of on the fence about clogs anyway.

  • Frances Joy

    I like the beltiness. Also, I love those pants. I will say, though, that I routinely find impossibly cheap things at Banana. I am a clearance rack fiend.

  • Sally

    Definitely a #1 outfit!


  • J E S S U

    Love your Target clogs! and how they match your bag so well!

  • Elaine

    Love it! Those clogs are so cute.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  • eatsleepwear

    dear kendie, u are gorgeous and i LOVE this outfit. i wish u were coming to NYFW so we could sip decaf lattes together.

    xo, Kim

  • Jenava

    As soon as I saw the pics I thought, that's weird, I was just in BR looking for some pants like that and didn't find any! Then I saw the last sentence. Good thing you warned us!