(Not so) Plain and Simple

posted on: 4/20/2011

{Shop: Dress, Similar Bracelets, Similar Heels}

It's been a long day. My eyes are going fuzzy as I write this, so if I happen to misspell a few words, fourgiv me.

Today I realized something: I have no idea what to do with a pretty dress. Give me an old, tossed aside skirt from the 80's and 15 minutes, I'll give you an outfit. Give me a pretty dress that doesn't even need a belt and I'm dumbfounded.  As a blogger I lean more on over-styling outfits than under-styling. Most of the time this works, but today it just didn't. I had cardigans, jackets, scarves, jewelry all over the place -- trying to find the perfect way to wear this dress. (Cookies were also involved, but not as a part of the outfit.) Then it hit me -- stop fighting the pretty dress, Kendi. Wear some heels, pearls and get on with your day.

Once I stopped talking to myself in third person, I realized I was right. I always give myself the best advice.


  1. This is the perfect look for an afternoon wedding I'm attending. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Love love love! I do the same thing with sweaters and different jackets and scarves, while I end up going super simple. Love all your looks! Thanks for blogging :)

  3. Such a pretty dress in an amazing color! You put it together so wonderfully!
    love, leigh

  4. I'm afraid I do the same thing - but goood job stopping yourself!

    Lovely color!