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I’ve worn this outfit pretty much every weekend of the 30 for 30 but we just took photos of it this weekend. I don’t know why but I tend to repeat outfits more in the summer, I find a favorite and don’t want to take it off. I think it’s just the laid-back feeling of summer, or the fact that I hate doing laundry, but either way I like it. 
So this post brings you a new favorite outfit AND a new favorite wall to pose by. I mean this wall is a style bloggers dream — an upside down 8 ball and outfit complementing wall colors? I hit the jack pot on this one. Too bad I live about 400 miles away from this little gem. But if you think that’s going to stop me, well then you’re right. I can’t drive everyday to take photos by this wall. That would get in the way of my Pinterest time. 

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  1. brooke says:

    love the outfit and the wall. and i hate finding favorites that are far away 🙂

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  2. wildchild says:

    ha too bad that wall’s so far away. it’s a classic.

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  3. Brittany says:

    Love the mix of fabrics- knotting my tee’s is one of my favorite things to do this summer! xo

    http://tryitonmegirl.blogspot.com/

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  4. Gina says:

    Love the wall – and the shorts.  So cute!

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  5. dot says:

    My “30 for 30” could really be 4 for 4. It’s too hot to wear anything but sleeveless cotton dresses, ugh. Glad to know I’m not the only one who neglects creative adventures for Pinterest time. Wonder if I could trade in that degree I just got for a certificate naming me a Master Pinner. Hrrrm.

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  6. Cool favorite, I can see why you love it, it’s comfy fresh and cute, loved the wall!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  7. Okay, if you weren’t going to comment on the fact that you matched your wall to your outfit, I was definitely going there. Thank you for stealing my thunder.

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  8. That is a rocking wall! Kendi, you’re very quickly becoming one of my blogging style icons.

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  10. Stephanie Bredeweg says:

    yay for pinterest! 🙂 i’m addicted.

     

    and you look fabulous, as always.

    http://thebredewegs.blogspot.com

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  11. Katie says:

    before i even started reading, i noticed the fantastic wall (after your fab outfit of course!)

    I love the print of the shorts, it reminds me of art galleries & zipped pencil cases & seat covers on the london tube 🙂

    Katie/{Glass of Fashion}
    x

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  12. Michelle says:

    You always make me laugh. Great outfit and great wall.  But not quite worth the loss of pinterest time true

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  13. Sorcha says:

    The pattern on those shorts is incredible. They need to be in my life!

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  14. Dani Shapiro says:

    I love the pattern mixing and I love the way you tied up that tee! (P.S. The tee I’m wearing right now – and slept in – is the tee I also wear every single weekend, basically, but never photograph. Haha. You are not alone!)

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  15. the shorts caught my eye too. the photo of you and the 8 ball is a beaut

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  16. Marcie Abney says:

    Photoshop. Make the wall come to you….

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  17. Melissa says:

    I want your legs.

    And I Love those shorts. I recently bought a couple patterned pairs and I love how you mixed patterns with the striped tee.

    And you aren’t really a committed style blogger unless you’re willing to drive 400 miles to take your daily photos. It’s all about sacrifice. 😉

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  18. Poodle Shoe Girl says:

    LOVE the shorts, they didn’t have my size last time I was at the Gap, oh well, they look great on you!!

    Xo,

    Girl
    in the Poodle Shoes

    ^Follow the link to come visit my style
    blog…!

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  19. Nav says:

    Nice shorts and I am yet to try to knot style. I think your style makes the wall look Awesome…..just sayin 😉

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  20. Susan Hager says:

    Love this outfit! And the new backdrop too!

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  21. Teodora says:

    I would have never thought to mix those prints but it looks great! Thank you for the idea!

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

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  22. Lori says:

    what an awesome wall! and that t looks so comfy- loving the stripes.

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  23. Stephanie says:

    I’m definitely a fan of this outfit.  I love the shirt, and you’ve inspired me to try tying my tshirts for a different look.  I’m going to try it out on one of my 30 for 30 outfits! 🙂

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  24. Those shorts look comfrotable AND stylish !

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  25. Mandy says:

    I was going to ask how you could tell that the 8 ball is upside down, then I turned my computer over to take a look and noticed that you are totally right. 

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  26. Miranda says:

    I have the same experience of repeating outfits in the summer! I can’t speak for everyone, but for me I think it has to do with the academic year; when I’m teaching I love a constant rotation and play a game of seeing how long I can go without repeats, but in the summer it’s too much effort given that I work from home a lot and go for days without seeing people.

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  27. Jen says:

    One mustn’t slack on Pinteresting… so addictive. This outfit/wall rocks.

    And I totally agree about summer outfits. I’m pretty much living in the same two pair of shorts.

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  28. Kelly says:

    Ha, ha … I also love infront of brick walls. But this is mainly cause I am too scared to leave my yard & I have a brick house. Works for me though …

    Kelly @Elegantly Academic

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  29. Ariel says:

    I have those shorts too, and they’re surprisingly versatile!  I’m actually wearing mine now.  Love the styling, as always.

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  30. Gwel210 says:

    I’m still so much in love with these shoes…It’s about time I go get them before they’re out of stock.

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  31. Lindsey says:

    Love the pattern mixing!  I do the same thing in the summer. I’m like, well this outfit feels great, Why don’t I just keep it on. 🙂

    The Bombshell Manifesto

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  32. kelseykay says:

    thank you! i got shorts recently in a similar pattern and haven’t figured out what to do with them and then here it is. boom. striped tee. love it! 

    http://www.ginghamandlace.blogspot.com 

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  33. this is the perfect outfit to wear again and again. love it!

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  34. Walkercynthia91 says:

    oh i love pintrest

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  35. erin says:

    outfit, schmoutfit, that wall is the bomb.com, baby!

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  36. Julia Engel says:

    I love these shorts!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  37. That wall is badass, lady!  and so is the outfit – I like those 2 prints together AND the necklaces look great 🙂  Summer is the time for repeat outfits – I think because it is too hot to be creative.  Maybe that’s just me.  

    -Sarah
    http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love this outfit on you! I'm also always on the lookout for spots to take photos at but they always seem to be far away!

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  39. I’m glad someone else admitted to having a “weekend outfit” that tends to be repetitive!  I’m not the only one! 🙂

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  40. Emily says:

    On of my new favs as well!

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  41. Nikell says:

    Yes I too am a repeat fashionista  ^_^

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  42. janel says:

    I love finding good walls! To bad it's to far away! Lovely outfit!

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  43. A new outfit post everyday this week! Love it!!! (It must be the home strech of the 30 for 30) 🙂

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Yes ma’am! You know me well — homestretch indeed. 🙂 

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  44. Claire M. says:

    I love the outfit!

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  45. Ali Henrie says:

    love the stripes with the pattern, definitely put together well, also looks great with this background

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  46. Natalie says:

    Love the mix of the patterns. Those shorts are fantastic!

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  47. DIYgirl says:

    whoa, you just inspired me. I’ve admired fashion bloggers’ pattern-on-pattern looks from afar before but been too timid to try it. I have never seen it this way though and me likey (and me owny the items needed), so why not? here goes nothing! Thanks Kendi!

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  48. oh dear… the more you wear these shorts the more i regret not buying them myself 🙁 This is so cute hun! I can’t believe you made those two patterns work together – so impressed 🙂

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  49. haleykbee says:

    I really like the contrasting patterns-I need those shorts!

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  50. Candy says:

    love those shorts! it looks stunning!

    ♥♥

    http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

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  51. You crack me up every time. Keep the wit comin’, lady. Also, I love the patterns against each other in this look. It is still not QUITE warm enough here to really wear shorts. Boo, Oregon.

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Are you kidding me? Oregon should meet Texas — it was 105 yesterday. Blech. 

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      • Maybe they could meet up and explain to the other how to do their respective things and we could both bask in 80-something weather.

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  52. michelle says:

    love both top and shorts 🙂

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  53. CharlotteK_93 says:

    the shorts are amazing! 🙂

    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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  54. Aubry: says:

    The pattern on pattern is brilliant. Love the cool tones!

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  55. Christine says:

    I love tying shirts. Sometimes it makes me feel like a kid growing up in the early 90s. And I like it. 

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  56. I love your sense of humour. It is a pretty good wall for outfit photos…are you sure you don;t want to drive that far everyday? Like the stripes with the print x

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I know — it might just be worth it!

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  58. Shanelé says:

    Like the mix of print and stripes….the wall is a great find too!!

    http://shanelesheek.blogspot.com/

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  59. Sher says:

    that’s the most adorable looking wall!! you looked pretty cute too:)

    xx

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  60. Efaulk222 says:

    Great outfit!  I love the mix of these prints!

    http://www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

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  61. Love this outfit. Those shorts are cute!

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  62. Fashionablecollections says:

    Love the shorts! The mix of patterns here is wonderful. Really really love this outfit.

    Fashionable Collections

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  63. Mariah Richards says:

    The jewelry really ties it all in. Looks great!

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  64. holy patterns, batman! i love LOVE the mix of your patterned shorts and striped tee. oh, and your wit. kendi, you slay me. 

    humming-right-along.blogspot.com

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  65. I love this outfit!  Especially the print on the shorts.  No wonder you wear it every day, it looks so cute & comfortable.. If a maxi dress can be referred to as adult pajamas, then this can be another set of grown-up summery pj’s.
    spinnersendvintage.blogspot.com

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  66. Katya says:

    I have to learn how to tie my shirts like that! Your outfit is adorable and those shorts are too cute for words!

    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  67. Laura says:

    Love the outfit! And the wall – that second photo should be on a billboard or in a magazine – whoa legs!

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  68. shelly says:

    Hmm… perhaps I should try knotting a tee just a bit offset, it works! The other day I knotted too far to the side and I had horrible flashbacks to the late 80’s-early 90’s when my hair was bigger than my body and I was wearing overalls… *shudders*

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  69. Everydayinsti says:

    Your pictures are always so fun to look at! Love the outfit, need to be more brave about mixing my textures.

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  70. Hilary says:

    Oh, do I spy the exact Fossil wayfarers that I almost bought the other day? Can I borrow? 😉 (I opted for some $12.50 Ray Ban knock-offs from Loft instead because I’m cheap like that, but I really, really loved the Fossil ones!)

    x Hilary
    http://thecleverlife.etsy.com
    http://oneclutteredlife.blogspot.com

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  72. Dang, that t-shirt is awesome! Also, you’re making me feel so good knowing that you repeat outfits. i’m always challenging myself to come up with new combinations, but sometimes, i just want to wear the same thing i wore a week ago. i prefer to say that it’s comforting wearing the same outfit more than once rather than calling it laziness. 🙂

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  73. Amaaazing pattern combo. I tend to go wimpy on the mix and match, but you’ve totally inspired me to change my ways!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Yes you must! Mix and match is the new black? What am I even talking about…

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  74. Barbie says:

    Kendi, you should totally find an out of the way cinderblock/cement wall in your town and convince someone to let you or a visiting artist friend paint it periodically. Go for a minimalist color, paint retro or modern designs, splatterpaint, put a big heart or eight ball of your own there. Endless possiblities, just like your outfits.

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      That would be amazing!! Maybe I should just build my own wall…I wonder if that would make my landlord mad?

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  75. Cora says:

    I love this look, where did you get the necklace?

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Jupe Boutique but it’s no longer available 🙁

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  76. Monica says:

    I love the top.  I love the shorts.  I love you long legs.  Where can I get me some sexy legs?
    Ask the Duplex
     

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Ha — I think this is the only ‘sexy’ thing on me. Sometimes my knees just randomly give out and I fall. If only these pictures could show how awkward I am, then you’d really be jealous of these legs.

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  77. I’ve been following both you and J (J’s Everyday Fashion) for a while now and I’ve never seen this happen before but, you both wore these same shorts this weekend! Check it out – http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/ – maybe it’s a sign that you two should do a clothing swap. I think it’d be fun to see!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      It is a sign!! Great minds dress alike, right? 🙂

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  78. I love the two patterns doing battle but in the end deciding to live harmoniously! Going to take a stab at a creation like that.

    -Krystyn
    krystynfrye.wordpress.com

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  79. CristenFortier says:

    this summer’s repeat outfit has been denim cut offs and a mens v neck. (only after i get home from work after wearing my 30for30 outfit of the day of course.) i guess i like to moonlight as a hipster boy (and cheat on my 30for30).

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      No way I can not wait to get my hands on my denim cut-offs. Jorts are my favorite summer time staple. Moonlighting as a hipster boy is totally acceptable.

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  80. Mimi Jay says:

    Yes, the wall complements your outfit to a T! Love the look and the pattern of the shorts is eye-catching;)

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  81. Kraer11 says:

    I’m so jealous because I’ve been trying to hunt down those shorts in  my size since they came out a few months ago. No luck. They are sold out everywhere 🙁

    seekershop.blogspot.com

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I know! I logged onto gap to link them and they were a no-show in like a week’s time! Crazy how they sold out so fast.

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  82. Santina says:

    I have a tendency to repeat outfits, as well. I’d like to blame it on summer and all the laidback fun that comes with it, but really I’m just lazy. 🙂

    I absolutely love the clash of prints here. Those shorts are amazing!

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  83. Chloe_rushworth says:

    I love the mixing of patterns. Works so well.

    C x
    Win a Shabby Apple dress
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/shabby-apple-dress-giveaway-over-here.html

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  84. I…I just…

    WANT!

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  85. Mr. Taylor and his Lady says:

    i’m obsessed with this look and that wall! love the magic 8 ball!!
    Xo

    http://ericplustanya.blogspot.com

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I thought it was a magic 8 ball as well! Is it bad that I still want one for life’s hardest decisions?

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  86. Ebone says:

    I’m so lame for not doing the 30 for 30 this season! i LOVE this combo, and as for the wall, just cut and paste yourself on it everyday! Then pin it! yay!

     

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  87. Jessica Lonett says:

    those shorts are absolutely amazing!!!  if i had them they would most definitely be a part of my favorite outfit too! that wall is pretty rad, but nothing can get in the way of pinterest time!!!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Nothing can come between me and my pinterest time that’s for sure. 🙂

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  88. Elle W says:

    Those shorts are fantastic!  They so remind me of some that I had when I was a kid – too bad I’m sure they are long gone and out grown.  🙂

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  89. Michelle says:

    I love this pattern mixing… it doesn’t work so well that it works so well! Does that even make sense? Well, I guess what I’m trying to say is… well done! 🙂

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Hahaha I know EXACTLy what you mean! It’s funny I didn’t even think of it as pattern mixing until I say the photos. Thank goodness it works! 

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  90. Annah says:

    love those shorts!

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  91. emykoster says:

    I loveeee those shorts!! Too bad that wall is so far away but I agree Pinterest does win this battle!! Really like this outfit!
     xx
    Emy 

    http://emykoster.com/

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  92. Man oh man I love those shorts.  I saw them in Gap, but there’s no way they’d look as good on me as they do on you 🙂

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  93. CaroLouBeck says:

    hey kendi, i’m new to your blog but good lord do i whole heartedly heart it.
    solid collection of lovely wall photos and very nice hair thus fulfilling all my blogging needs.
    keep up the awesome work.
    p.s did i mention the above outfit is lush? kudos. x

    http://shitiworetoday.blogspot.com/

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  94. this is like the best outfit ever.  did i already say that?

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  95. Alicia says:

    I just bought those wedges in black & want them in all the colors!!

    Alicia
    http://chica-fashion.com

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  96. SofiaHuggins says:

    Those shorts and that wall were meant to be together. That’s it Kendi, you have to move. 

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  97. DEFINITELY fave wall!!

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