You may or may not have seen this outfit before.



If you visited Miss Vinyl Ahoy’s blog from our swap on Friday, then you’ve seen this outfit before. But maybe, just this once, you can pretend that you didn’t see it and act surprised. Just like you’ll have to act at your surprise birthday part next week. Oh, you didn’t know about that? Sorry, just act surprised. 
Well I don’t know about you guys but I broke my personal record for how many meals I can eat in a twenty-four hour period. (It was six this year). That was without a nap, too. It was a Thanksgiving miracle. Then we woke up at 3:45 a.m. and went Black Friday shopping. Before you start hurling “I thought you weren’t supposed to shop?!?!” insults at me, I had two very important people I needed to shop for: precious nephew 1 and adorable nephew 2. If you saw these two kids, you’d wake up early and stand in lines to get a few toys for a few dollars off. So if buying toys for my nephews is wrong, I don’t want to be right. 
(Do you see what I did there? I used your emotions against you and now you are on my side. No worries, there was no personal shopping unless you count a HUGE coffee for me and some warm socks for my husband. Do you see what I did there? I used your emotions against you again. You should have seen that coming.) 

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  1. Rose says:

    I loved your blog swap with Suze! That was such a fun and innovative way to spread the word about her great blog, especially since you were styling the same top! I also love what you're doing here with those snappy red jeans/heels combo. Yum.

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  2. Brandilyn says:

    i officially NEED a pair of red pants. adorable with the stripes!

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  3. I loved our swap! 🙂 And I love this outfit too (I felt weird commenting on my own blog, so I figured I'd wait until you posted it!! 🙂

    I did go shopping yesterday too, but it was for my sister. My husband bought me a dress for christmas, but I didn't buy it! I just told him what I wanted 🙂 SO doesn't count…

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  4. Meagan says:

    I love this, it has such a nautical feel!

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  6. You're so cute and funny Kendi! Shopping for anyone besides yourself shouldn't count. Nephews are in a class of their own. What did you get? I've been brainstorming for our two nephews too.

    xx Vivian @

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  7. Carina says:

    I love this outfit! especially the red jeans <33

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  8. Kirstin says:

    You look great! I love your shoes 🙂

    ~Kirstin Marie

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  9. Christy says:

    This was the first year in a while that I completely skipped all the Black Friday craziness. But I don't have two adorable nephews to motivate me…

    I love your outfit! There's something so chic about black and white stripes paired with red.

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  10. ceo says:

    Love love love the red with the stripes… so cute…


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  11. jadore says:

    Those red pants are fabulous!!

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  12. Amy Z. says:

    Very cute! I have a pair of red pants in my 30 too!

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  13. So funny! And I love this outfit. Love. It.

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  14. Shannon says:

    Your Jedi mind tricks are fooling me at every turn. This is a problem.
    Your outfit, on the other hand, is perfect, even if I have seen it before.

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  15. my birthday actually is next week! haha. this is such a cute outfit though, i absolutely love those pants. you rule kendi, you rule.

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  16. Justine says:

    i saw your jeans at gap today 🙂

    Just Better Together

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  17. I love the red with red. Nothing is wrong being bold. I feel like once winter hits everyone here reverts to only black pants, coats, scarves, etc. I would love to be the girl in the red pants.
    My Heart Blogged

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  18. so cute, kendi! your posts make me smile. 🙂

    i hope you got something great for your nephews.

    i wander, i wonder

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  19. Love the outfit!! I am always drawn to red pants but had no idea what to pair it with and not come out looking like a crazy person, LOL. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. love the stripes and digging those jeans! you work that red. 🙂

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  21. Daphne says:

    you are funny. hope you got a good deal on toys for them. My son still has NOT decided what he wants from Santa so we are waiting. Love the outfit. I like that it is tomato red and not bright red.

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  22. I love your outfit!! I work at Nordstrom and I am one of those girls that will take forever to get dressed because I think I have "nothing to wear." Working at a highly fashionable store can be stressful, but I have to remember, to create my own style too and not always follow every one else. I scrolled down and read that you said to "window shop" and this is what I am going to start doing, AND I will be shopping my own closet! My sister, best friend and I are starting your 30 for 30 January 5th! I am so excited, yet nervous at the same time! I hope I make it!! XOXO.

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  23. Love the bright colors!!

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  24. Pam S says:

    I did red, white and blue myself yesterday, celebrating British colonialism because we don't get fireworks…except on Bonfire Night when we remember the time the Houses of Parliament didn't get blown up lol.

    It looks cute though, really bright and cheerful.

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  25. Stella says:

    Not going to lie, when I saw the post in my feed, I was all, "uh, either Kendi dyed her hair or I should go get my glasses!" But that was cool, it was a nice surprise.

    And I totally want those pants!

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  26. Kristina says:

    Too cute! I think those stripes are seasonless and chic anytime of year! When I first looked at the pic, I thought, "She must be SO cold! Where's her jacket?!" Then I felt weird for channeling my mother . . and then I remembered you're down in TX, so it's probably not as cold as it is up here in DC! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  27. kileen says:

    love the bright-colored pants and good work on finding gifts for the family!

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  28. Ha ha! You're very funny Kendi! It's hard to believe that you're a shy person 🙂

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  29. Love the red pants & shoes, also I have a few, this give me several ideas on how to use them. thanx

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  30. Melanie says:

    Great outfit. Those red pants are amazingly hot. And I'll admit, I did some Christmas shopping this weekend too. I figured if it's not for me, all's fair, right?!

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  31. LOOve the shoes!! The heels on them are fantastic!


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  32. love the RED trouser n shoes, AWESOME!

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  33. Very cute outfit! I love it.

    I also did my Christmas shopping for my hubby and son…but not on black Friday.

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  34. tweal says:

    I totally adore this outfit, the stripes and the red pants are just so perfect together. And those shoes, they are fantastic as well!

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  36. Meg says:

    Ooooh, loving this! Stripes are my fave and I love the punch of color with the pants & heels!

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  38. Anonymous says:

    А! Ce fut un bel article à lire, je vous remercie pour le partage.

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  39. Anonymous says:

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  40. you can wear it! red pants are quite a challenge, i think.
    ♠ ♠ ♠

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  41. Anonymous says:

    Straight to the point and well written! Why can’t everyone else be like this?

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  42. Anonymous says:

    Vielen Dank für die tolle Information! Ich würde nicht anders entdeckt haben!

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