Autumn Road

posted on: 11/01/2010

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{Shop: Dress, Boots, Socks}

It's finally starting to look like fall. Actually it's just starting to look like fall on this one street in a small suburb outside of Dallas. I was visiting my parents this weekend and while driving we passed by this pretty country road. Lucky for it, I was dressed for outfit pictures. The rest of Texas though still looks like it's August. I am halfway convinced that we will spend Thanksgiving in short sleeves and flip-flops. And as always in the Skeen household, in elastic pants. I can't eat a holiday meal without my trusty elastic pants. And of course plastic utensils because we are classy, always.

What am I even talking about? Elastic pants, thanksgiving and plastic utensils. Wait a minute, it must be November. That's what I'm talking about.

Oh and thanks for your response on the "to post or not to post an outfit" question. I guess I'm somewhere in between. I mean if it's a really, really bad outfit -- no one sees it. If it's just questionable, I throw it up on the ol' blog to garner responses. But there are definitely outfits you'll never see because some days a girl just doesn't feel like ironing, ya know?

Wow. This was the most random post ever. Oh wait, how about a photo of high school Kendi that I found at my parents house this weekend?



high school kendi


There we go. Now it's the most random post ever. You are very welcome.

{UPDATE: Oh heyyy, look who has a twin! This was totally unplanned, too. Great minds shop alike.}

89 comments:

  1. Made me smile :)
    www.selectedtreasures.blogspot.com/

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  2. i absolutely adore your outfit in this post! The dress and cardigan colors go so well.

    oh yes, and the random Kendi in high school photo was the icing on the cake. haha! Thanks for making the best & funniest fashion posts ever. :)

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  3. It supposed to look like Fall in the ATX area this week. Hello Wednesday high of 67 I've been waiting for you!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  4. I really love this outfit! The boots & socks look awesome together, and the dress & cardi are so pretty and perfect for fall!

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  5. It's not looking like fall in my part of texas, that's for sure! Lovely outfit. That dress looks great on you. :)

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  6. This is the type of outfit I wish I could wear and look as cute as you...love it! And love that you're brave enough for putting your high school photo up...love how real you are!

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  7. adore this outfit. and highschool kendi seems to have been quite fashionable! :)

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  8. LOVE your outfit! And hey high school Kendi loved to pose too! :P

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  9. You were cute in high school, but that pose makes my arms hurt. The photographer must have told you to point both hands in the same direction, or something...

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  10. Great fall outfit! You were so cute in high school!

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  11. Rachel -- my husband and I were just laughing about that damn pose. Who knows what the photographer told me? Isn't that the weirdest pose ever?

    I did not however choose to post the photo were the photographer had me straddle my guitar. If you thought the hands going in the same direction was painful, boy have I got an embarrassing photo to show you.

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  12. I adore the way you write. Seriously. And you are classy. Always. Even with plastic and elastic.

    I LOVE THIS OUTFIT X 100,000,000. Seriously. It's all beautiful. The pop of color, the sweet print, the cool-as-can-be boots and socks? Perfection, and then some.

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  13. hahaha you are awesome, kendi.

    high school kendi is even more so. i love that you shared it with us!

    i wander, i wonder

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  14. oh man i was totally pondering those boots at urban today! if they had been dark brown, i would not have been able to resist!

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  15. Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's still August. I guess Texas is a lot warmer, its just hard to imagine. We had our first snowfall (don't worry its all melted!) here last weekend...

    Ps. I LOVE the high school Kendi pic. So random, hahaha

    - Patricia
    fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

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  16. Your boots are so cute! Are those the ones your husband gave you?

    High school Kendi is so cute! What year was that from?

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  17. Aww you're so cute! I love the dress and sweater combo.

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  18. I love this look! tall socks over tights?!?! amazing. The dress and sweater are pretty colors together also :)

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  19. wow, i'm amazed you were able to find such fall foliage in my city!! the most i've seen is 1 sporadic tree that has some colors, but you got super lucky!

    i love this outfit and the colors really are perfect for fall. i love the way you sport the knee-high socks with boots.

    and your h.s. pic is so cute!! :)

    kileen
    cuteandlittle.com

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  20. Anon -- Yes! These are the boots my husband gave me. :)

    Let's see this picture is from 2003. Special, right?

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  21. LOVE your boots!
    Such a fun outfit:)

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  22. Haha! I love the high school pic. I definitely have a few that are TBTB (too bad to blog).

    Love the boots!!!

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  23. that photo is hilarious. it is also so much better than my high school pictures! see, you were made for this!

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  24. I wish I had something to trade you in exchange for the high school guitar photo being posted. I'm certain most of us have a few of those embarrassing albums floating around.

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  26. I feel ya about the weather. It's still in the mid to high 80's in Arizona. Believe it or not it should be cooler here even though we don't really have a typical autumn.

    Sweet pose in the your H.S. picture by the way haha

    xo.sothisgirl

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  27. Today's photos are beautiful. High school photo is pure awesomeness!

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  28. Great outfit!!
    You look just a little uncomfortable in that pose, haha. :)

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  29. We must have had the same photographer in high school. My photos are equally embarrassing - cue me popping out from behind a random tree with one hand behind my head. Dang crazy photographers. And adorable outfit! I live the color of that sweater and the boots :)

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  30. Love these pics! Layering is my best friend. That's why I always dread summer - there just isn't that much to work with in the ways of wardrobes.

    I don't know how you do it living in Texas - I LOVE the cold weather and the winter. But I guess that's why I live up north :D But thanksgiving in sweatpants is always a good thing anyways.

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  31. ahaha, why didn't my high school have an awesome studio like that for us to take pictures in? My Thxgiving secret... Leggings! Stretchy and nobody can see all the yams you're hiding under there :)

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  32. love the outfit! the dress is such a great fall print:) you always look amazing!
    ~Ally
    http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love the new boots on you! Great present. And high school Kendi looks just the same as Kendi today!

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  34. I love when people post random old pictures. thank you.

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  35. Adorable, I love the entire outfit!! Also, the high school picture is adorable!

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  36. go highschool Kendi. work it girl!

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  37. I love the boots, high socks and tights combo- very cute (and warm, I bet)! I also love how this outfit isn't matchy-matchy but it all works well together.

    Jen
    www.JennieClaire.com

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  38. Gorgeous! I live North of Dallas and so badly want to pull out my sweaters, but still too warm!

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  39. This post made me smile :) Yes, we'll probably spend Thanksgiving in flip flops in the South, just like we always have to turn on the AC to put up the Christmas decorations. Or we do around here at least!

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  40. In some cases, random = fun. This is one of those cases.

    Socks + boots = perfection :)

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  41. Not even sure what I was going to end up saying in my comment, because I got distracted reading your comment: "I did not however choose to post the photo were the photographer had me straddle my guitar"
    WHAT THE WHAT?!? You've got to share that one!

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  42. LOVE your outfit...perfect for Fall...and one of my fav trends is the knee highs poking out of boots...you rocked this one...and how cute are you in that older pic?
    You havent changed one bit:)

    And....Im rocking the "Kendi hair" in my outfit post today, LOVE IT!!

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  43. I love the high school photo - too funny.

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  44. I love how awkward your hands are in that picture. Those professional photogs were really onto something.

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  45. Looooove this outfit Kendi! I need to try socks over tights with my boots- thanks for the inspiration as always :) I love your style!

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  46. LOVE this outfit!! Definitely going to snatch that dress!!

    xo
    Jean

    www.fadedoldjeans.com

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  47. Love the highschool throwback! Your outfit was too cute, great fall colors!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.goodwillhuntingg.com

    Military Utilitarianism-Thrifted

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  48. Love it! You make me want to wear florals (I have maybe 2 floral pieces in my entire closet).

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  49. Oh I remember those shirts :D at least you aren't wearing it with elastic pants!

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  50. Dear Kendi
    Your clothes look like beautiful autumn leaves. You are beautiful. And so very funny.
    In Australia, it is nearing summer, yet still cool and very rainy.
    I sent you an email - did you get it?
    Carly

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  51. I am so close to buying that dress... It's just so perfectly "fall" and still looks comfy for Florida, where highs are still in the 80s. Awesome. (Aren't old high school photos the best? I'm afraid I'm actually reaching the point now where I can say, "What was I thinking?")

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  52. Love the outfit, especially the over-the-knee socks with boots. The high school pic is awesome too! I may have to dig mine out for a few laughs.

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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  53. oh man i remember taking a pic with a giant Hershey's bar!

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  54. Love the outfit! :)

    What is this ironing you speak of? Sounds vile..

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  55. Love the outfit! Need those boots, stat.

    Also, thank you for being you and cracking me up on basically a daily basis. You make me want to hang out with you and talk nonsense while we eat with sporks or something.

    xx, Katrina
    http://sparkleisacolor.blogspot.com

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  56. I love those boots, they make me wish I had awesome legs, I have such skinny legs I don't suit boots like that.
    *filled with envy*

    I love seeing what you wear, you have such an eye for colour and form, it totally inspired me to do something similar...only with a cheaper camera and less photogenic qualities :D

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  57. So cute! Love your little random ramblings. I'm in love with this tights, socks, boots combo!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  58. you are so funny. i love it.

    the fall background is beautifuL :) and i love the tights with socks with boots with... hah.

    i have the socks which i love, but now i need to layer over some tights. when the weather gets chilly.

    thanks for sharing :)

    workyourcloset.com

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  59. That outfit is the epitome of fall.

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  60. You and Mrs Quirk are wearing the same dress in your posts. Great minds think alike...

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  61. I was just also gonna say that Jessica at What I Wore is also wearing the same dress. Too cute, both of you :)

    Excited and nervous about the 30/30! Still on the fence if I'll be able to do it / should do it :)

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  62. @amy and @jennie

    I'm pleasantly surprised to be matching Kendi in this dress! And I love the way she paired it with the gold sweater.

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  63. Love the colors in this outfit! Gorgeous! You crack me up :)

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  64. Love that yellow sweater!

    Sarah of Steel City Street Styles:

    http://steelcitystreetstyles.blogspot.com

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  65. Hey Kendi -

    Just wanted you to know that another blogger I read is also wearing the same Meg Nielsen dress you have on today - Jessica from whatiwore.com

    Xo!

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  66. I love the Mustard and the Maroon together.

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  67. I saw Jessica's blog first, then came over here, and was like, "Wait a Minute, is that the same dress?" Yay for twinners! Great stylish minds do think alike! I like both of your different takes on such a pretty dress!

    And thank for the rambling randomness of the post - and especially for the high school picture :)

    Small Time Style

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  68. I LOVE those boots! They are so perfect with the outfit! I'm on UO website now, debating purchasing my own pair!!!

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  69. you and jessica from "what i wore" have the same dress on today! crazy

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  70. I love when bloggers wear the same dress at the same time but style it completely different! You did a great job here..love how it looks with the yellow cardi over it! And you totally blend in with your surroundings :)

    xo, Diana

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  71. I like your blog a lot -- adding you to my blogroll and probably doing your 30 for 30 challenge, too!

    xo

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  72. Hi kendi .. I came to know about your blog from Jessica's blog.. loved the outfit .... specially the dress and the bright sweater ....
    oh and your high school pic is cute too!!

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  73. I love your posts so much...may be not as much as chocolate but very close (chocolate is big in my life !)

    Caro- needing long socks in her boots xxx

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  74. I love that colour of yellow on you! I find it hard to pull off that colour, but it's fabulous!

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  75. This outfit is exactly what one would imagine wearing on a beautiful Fall day!!! Great pics...

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  76. Hehehe, I love your highschool photo! That pose is too much :)

    I'm wishing that I lived in Texas... your weather looks perfect right now!

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  77. Oh, how I love knee highs, leggings, & boots. I do love them ever so much! Love the senior year picture! Man, that really takes me back! & now I feel like I should go & look at my pictures from senior year! Great post!

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  78. That color palette is awesome! And i really love that dress and those new boots!

    I was definitely going to point out yesterday that you and Jessica were wearing the same dress! So funny.

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  79. i love the boots/socks/tights combo...cute & WARM--an essential in chicago. great outfit.

    jcd

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  80. this might be my favorite outfit of yours. you layered it so well and of course i love the boots with the knee socks. knee socks are my fall obsession!
    love your blog because you are so freakin' funny!
    xo
    -youngdumblove.com

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  81. beyond love this look. everything about it = love.
    also, thoroughly love hs kendi...she's a super hot lady.

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  82. Beautiful outfit. And the necklace is just fab!

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  83. Beautiful dress and the sweater goes perfectly. I love how the socks are peeking out of the boots... I've never thought about doing that but it looks so cute!

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  84. Love this outfit! Its so fall!! I love your blog! You make me laugh so much!! Happy Friday!!

    Sherry
    http://theburnettlife.blogspot.com/

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