Faux Show

12.8.12d{Similar JacketSimilar Sweater, Pants, Clutch, Heels}
I impulsively bought this jacket  in October with some birthday cash. (I only use cash when buying inexpensive faux fur jacket, dahling.) And since then I’ve been working up the guts to wear it. I mean there really is no reason for me to own this thing. I have nowhere to go, I am not a part of society, and my “christmas parties I’ve been invited to” list is really low. So a random Thursday will just have to do. 
After wearing this jacket for approximately 2 hours, I kind of feel like a bear. But someone has already petted me today and asked if it was real. Yeah, me and the fur jacket are going to get along just fine.

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  1. Kwyver says:

    Sooooo envious of your jacket, it totally looks real, just pretend it is! I love your bag too!

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  2. Ira says:
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  3. lillypea says:

    While reading the title of this post, my inner voice read “fo sho”- which is totally something I see being your intentions with your sneaky play on words. PS, LOVE those pumps. I might just snag me’self a pair!

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  4. Laura K says:

    I love this outfit! The interplay of texture is great. And I love an outfit that mixes black and brown.

    You DO have a reason to own that jacket: It looks amazing!

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  5. I was trying on a real fur jacket this week in a thrift store, but I couldn’t make myself buy it… It was lovely and warm, but it was too real! I couldn’t help but think about the rabbits… 🙁
    Your version is much more peaceful. 🙂

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      And the real ones are so warm for Texas. There are like two days a year that it would make sense. Fake all the way.

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      • Unfortunately it’s freezing here in Hungary, so warmth would be welcome, but not on the expense of bunnies for me. 🙂 So I’m still looking out for a nice faux fur jacket, something like yours!

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        • Kendi Lea says:

          Oh yes! Hungary = real fur coat land. 🙂 Faux furs have come a long way though. They used to feel like old Barbie hair and now they *almost* feel like the real thing. But yes without the sacrifice of cute bunnies.

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          • Definitely! And thank you for the chat! 🙂

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  6. hayley edwards says:

    Those shoes are so cute!!


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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!!!

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  8. Shivangi Sharma says:

    LOVE the jacket! And I love the fact it’s faux fur!

    Great outfit!
    (PS-it’s funny how the Faux Show sounds exactly like how I would say “For Sure”!)


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  10. gigi says:

    Love the title and the faux fur looks great on you.  Now I’m also eye those shoes, the color combo gives them interest and I’m interested. 

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  11. Katya says:

    As an avid lover of black and brown combinations, I have to say you hit the nail on the head (or should I say bear on the head? probably not, that’s a tad bit harsh).


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  12. Sara says:

    Great outfit Kendi!

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  13. Mai says:

    you combined black and brown so amazingly!

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  14. I love it! I looks fabulous on you!

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  15. Pennypincherfashion says:

    I can completely relate to this – I just bought a vintage mink stole from eBay because I really was convinced I needed one…and now where am I going to wear it?  To pick my son up from school?  I can already hear the comments from the other moms! 🙂

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  16. Kristina Aissa Tendorf says:

    Love this outfit!  I don’t know if I could pull off anything “furry” so good job!  You sell the Melie Bianco at bloom right?  If so, how much?  I may have to swing by sometime, and I can’t decide if I want the black or this one.  Those shoes are a beaut, I wish they had it in my size.

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I do, I do. This one is for $64 I believe. Right now we have the black but not this one! I had a hard time deciding between the two as well. 🙂

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      • Kristina Aissa Tendorf says:

        well dang, didn’t realize my whole entire name was posted.  k, thanks!  will try and drop by.  any chance of getting more of the pumpkin color?
        – aissa (kristina makes me cringe)

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  17. Erica says:

    I love it! You look amazing!


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  18. I love this outfit! I like how you’ve styled the fur jacket so it’s more casual. I have one with quite a bit more volume and I’m not really sure what to do with it since I’m not going to the opera any time soon…

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  19. Katie says:

    this outfit is super chic! love the shades of brown and black together! i’ve been petted before in my vtg leopard coat…it’s an interesting interaction with people for sure!!

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  20. Natalyascloset says:

    OMG great outfit and those shoes are fabulous! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  21. OMG, Kendi…I have totally had the same internal debate in my head regarding faux fur. It’s SO fabulous, and I SO covet it, but I don’t know where to wear it! A random Thursday sounds like as good a time as any when it looks as rocking as it does on you! Love the look, and ESPECIALLY love the title of this blog post. I get what you did there, and I laughed out loud. 🙂 

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  22. Fur and I are never gonna be BFFs. I don’t even own a single thing with fur. Feathers, however… we could get along juuust fine.

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  23. Cute! I love the look of fur, but like the faux fur better than the idea of killing an animal!

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  24. HappyWife says:

    The jacket is perfect! Some fur {and faux} jackets are just so over the top. I’d totally rock this one!
    You pull of this look wonderfully!
    You should throw a Christmas party of your own just so you can wear it again.

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  25. Jess says:

    great clutch ,and you look just wonderful as always!!

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  26. mindofmr.blogspot.com says:

    I love it paired with that necklace!


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  27. Georgette says:

    I must congratulate you on the wonderful title “dahling.”  It’s one of your best!

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  28. Outside Looking In says:

    Love the look!  Great shoes!


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  29. Your “dahling” comment was just dahling, dahling.  Love this look and the shoes are a go!  Having strangers pet you is a strange way to compliment.  Someone touched my scarf too the other day.  Whoa, lady.  Bubble.  Mine.  Your in it. But strangely, I don’t want you to stop. 😉

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  30. Dang it.  I meant “you’re in my bubble” not “your in my bubble.”  Jeez.  One talk about faux fur and all grammar just goes right out the window.

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  31. i really love this outfit!

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  32. Elise Lenthe says:

    kendi, can we talk about your pants?  i love them – you know, like most things you wear – and have had my eye on them for several weeks but been too lazy to get my butt to a gap to try them on.

    how is the length?  i was hoping to order a pair in long, but they’ve been out of stock for a while and i have a coupon that expires tomorrow.


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  34. Rgrif1230 says:

    Love this look! Where is your necklace from?

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  35. Jenn says:

    If I was having a Christmas party, you and your jacket would be absolutely welcome : ) I’m not a big fur (even faux) person, but you styled it well, and I love the shoes!



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  36. Love this outfit! Especially the shoes! xo, Christina


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  37. Had says:

    amazing shoes dahling 🙂

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  38. Danielle says:

    I want to pull off faux fur! Brilliant as always. -D 🙂


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  39. chillairandperfume says:

    That coat is fahbulous, dahling. Seriously, I feel like everything has amazing faux fur except me. Hmmph. You look seriously amazing, though!


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  40. I’m glad you and your jacket are getting along because you look fancy and classy and chic, Oh my!

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  41. I happen to love pretty much every single stinkin cute outfit you put together and have been known to head over and buy many a piece but this, my friend, takes the Faux Fabulous Cake. I need all of this, in my closet, right now.

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  42. Thursday is a perfect “Where What You Want!” day, so go with it! Looks darling, Darling.

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  43. Such an amazing outfit! I’m loving your necklace so much!

    xo, gina


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  44. bevy says:

    me likes, me likes. and if i feel like a bear, bonus!

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  46. Ashley B says:

    I like it!!! If it makes you feel any better- I worked up the nerves to wear a faux fur vest a couple days ago (in Houston) & a little boy pointed to me and said “Mom, a wolf.” 

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  47. Jo Fletcher says:

    Ohh, your clutch is so gorgeous! I love love love your shoes too!
    xLost in the Haze

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  48. simplystylishmom says:

    well i think you’ve pulled the jacket off beautifully darrrling!! i also love the clutch, now that IS a versatile piece! As for the bear thing, totally with you on that one – wore my faux fur stole this morning and I felt like I was getting a bear cuddle – around the neck. 

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  49. Kristin says:

    Ahhh love it! I’m wearing almost the exact same outfit today (with flat boots instead of heels) and I really liked it UNTIL I saw that it could also include a fur jacket. Now I just feel inadequate. Darn you Kendi. Also, I love that clutch and it’s going on my Christmas list riiiiight now.  

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  50. Nikell says:

    I think that jacket is really cute!  I say if it’s cute (and modest) wear it. Love the shoes too. (^_^)

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  51. Dahling where did you get that goregous necklace?!

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  52. rhoda troyer says:

    I think the jacket is fabulous and should be worn any day of the week!


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  53. Tariro says:

    I love your coat and necklace!

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    • Kelly Setzer says:

      I wanna know where the necklace is from too!

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  54. Jen C says:

    STUNNING outfit grrrrl!!  Sooooooo chic!  Who cares you don’t have anywhere to go?  Just walk aimlessly around town!  :o) 

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  55. Annie says:

    I feel like you should go grocery shopping in that outfit. Or do something similar where NO ONE around you will be dressed up. Just for fun. It’s so fancy….and you look fabulous 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray 

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  56. gilmore_girl says:

    I LOVE this outfit! You look so glam!

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  57. darling d says:

    Love the shoes! I really like how you wore one block colour but accessorised with different shades.


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  58. Absolutely LOVE this outfit! Especially the necklace, shoes and jacket! Everyone needs some faux fur in their life :L
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth

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  59. Hilliary Wolfe says:

    I love this look!

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  60. TAKippy says:

    I admire the testicular fortitude you’ve got to purchase such a fierce jacket!  Oh, and love. Your. Heels.

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  61. Hannah says:

    most perfect outfit! Those shoes are amazing by the way


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  62. FabEllis says:

    I love it!  The fur does look real.  The way you have coordinated it makes it look very expensive.  The outfit is great and those shoes are too cute.  🙂


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  63. cookies says:

    My favorite outfit EVER!

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  64. tumoes says:

    Love this outfit! XOXO

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  65. Anita says:

    such a lovely outfit! I can totally understand that you feel a bit let’s say strange in a fur-thing on a normal day – I wouldn’t dare to wear it, so I’m impressed you did! 
    I’d rather wear it perhaps to an opera or concert evening, but even there it’s difficult, because in my town (munich in germany) everyone is very chic and normally people who go to the opera have the money to buy “real” fur coats (you really can see a lot of people on the street with real fur things) – and they would look on me with a faux-fur-thing from head-to-toe and saying something not nice… 
    xxx Anita

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  66. You look insane. wow.

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  67. Lisa says:

    haha your posts always make me smile. i really like the fur jacket and the way you have styled it. you look very glamorous…hope one day you find the perfect event to wear it to where everyone is to sophisticated to pat you and call you a bear 🙂


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  68. Whoa!  That jacket is nothing short of awesome.  I would also be hesitant to buy something so cool because I don’t make it to many parties where it would be appropriate, but you’ve proven that you don’t need a party to wear something fabulous.

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  69. Hannahstiff86 says:

    I love that you’re wearing Gianni Bini. What a great brand! Your hair looks FAB here!

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:

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  70. CymoneHartley says:

    FABULOUS!!! enough said 🙂


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  71. I was just going to say that you look like you should be saying “dahling” in this outfit, and then you said it! Seriously though, you do look pretty fabulous 🙂

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  72. Oh that fury jacket was such a great investment, a season staple! will always be stylish and cozy!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  73. Marissa says:

    Love this look it’s a great combination of casual, chic, and sophistication! 


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  74. Kelly Setzer says:

    Where’d you get the necklace, Kendi? I’ve gotta get one of those!

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  75. Haleigh says:

    it looks great! everyone needs a few statements pieces, dahling.


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  76. Impulse purchases are the best. You always need a nice faux fur jacket. Yours is just Ta-Die-For!

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  77. you look fabulous dah-ling! (fur, even the faux variety, makes me want to speak in a snotty accent!)

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  78. Shannon says:

    Love this look!!!  Such a fantastic little jacket.


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  79. carly says:

    you are absolutely stunning. i hope you don’t mind, but i featured you on my blog the other day…
    i just think your style is flawless and i totally look up to you as a fashion icon 🙂 everyone who commented agreed.


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  80. Gentri says:

    You look gorgeous, as always. 🙂

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  81. Well you are the most stylish bear I ever did see! 🙂 Love the whole look! The shoes are super cute! 


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  82. Anonymous says:

    Dahling, every day is a good day for this jacket! Try regular blue jeans and a plain old' T. The jacket will think you're mahvalous!!

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  83. Fabi says:

    Love, love the shoes 🙂

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  84. Gutsy! I just started getting comfortable wearing red lips, so I'm a long way off from fur. But you look mahvalous, all you need is a dirty martini in place of the clutch 😉
    xo Jac

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  85. Candice says:

    That necklace..where is it from? I need one. Oh and you look darling, per usual, Kendi!

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  86. Well, if it’s any consolation, at least you were able to pull off “le furrr” without the outfit looking over-the-top! It makes for great pics too! WIN!

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  87. Oh…my…heavens! This outfit is amazing!!! It is sometimes good to buy completely random things because when we get bored we can say “you know what, I’m going to wear that *insert item*”

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  88. Kait Mattingly says:

    i want your shoes. they are so fantastic and not to mention all of the browns in this look have my heart beating. i love it all.

    xoxo katlin

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  89. Tamari says:

    Gap forever !
    Love this outfit ! Beautiful !

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  90. Nicole @ Giraffelegs says:

    I love that you did all black with pops of neutral color in the faux fur and clutch!

    please check out the new blog design if you have time!!

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  91. kleitow says:

     lol love the bear comment and the jacket 😉

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  92. mvg says:

    This is by far my favorite look of yours, you go girl! 

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  94. katherine topmiller says:

    Gap Really Skinny Pants?  Got myself a pair.  Love.

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  95. Susie Mae says:

    100% Love this outfit! I’ve been working up the courage to buy a faux fur myself–so intriguing! 

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  96. Gah! I want a faux fur piece so bad…I’m having a hard time finding something that isn’t bulky!

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  97. PinQue says:

    Love GAP Skinny Pants, I need to get another pair because I wear them so much! Where is that gorgeous necklace from?!


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  98. SUPER cute shoes!!!

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  99. Nicole says:

    This is fabulous! You look stunning. The outfit is so classy. Love that you just wore your ‘fur’ on a random Thursday! 😉

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  100. You in a faux fur jacket is just so lovely! I love this on you and you should wear it more often! I love wearing my faux fur jackets/vests and petting? I’m cool with that. I think it’s the woman’s version of walking a dog outside, it just attracts dudes petting your arm. I digress. I really enjoy every item you’re wearing and need that black turtle neck in my life.

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  101. LOVE it! I think random Thursday’s are the best days to wear faux fur 😉


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  102. Kori says:

    Kendi, only YOU could make me want a faux fur jacket! 🙂 I never thought it would happen but it has. You look great and this is one of my favorite-est outfits of yours (and the list is quite long). Gorgeous, dahling. 🙂

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  103. Haley Rogers says:

    such a good holiday outfit. Loving black right now. Also, I almost bought a fur jacket the other day. Deciding between a vest and a jacket. Maybe both!

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  104. Paigepharr says:

    gorgeous gorgeous. I bought a faux fur vest and spent 3 weeks deciding how to wear it. It was a total win once I went for it though & now I pretty much live in it.

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  105. I love the sophisticated charm of this look.  LOL @ you feeling like a bear!

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  106. I would love to know where the necklace is from as well; it is amazing!

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  107. Thelifeafter says:

    I’m not a fan of fur, but this outfit is lovely!!

    The Life After

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  108. Anastasia says:

    Oh kendi I love your jacket and your heels. I wonder if they are comfortable..:)

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  109. Katharine says:

    Where did you take these Italy? I think you look amazing! Dallas rarely gets this cold very often, now is your chance!

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  110. Lizziebenton says:

    Gorge outfit, its uber glam! xx :o)

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  111. CC says:

    I love it and am so happy to see you wearing it on a Thursday!!!!!  That’s the way to do it in my opinion.  😉  You look stunning!!!!!!!

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  113. Luvvleighb says:

    Love the jacket! You so should have worked up the guts sooner! It’s amazing!

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  114. Silvia in venice says:

    fantastic look the shoes are so special and I love them! cool 

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  115. Alyssa says:

    Cute outfit!Really love the coat…I’ve been looking for one just like it!

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  117. FashionistArg says:

    loved that clutch and heels! i also thought the title was pretty funny. 🙂
    have a lovely weekend!
    XX jannine 

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  118. Brynlea Taylor says:

    those heels are from Payless? wow. I’ve never stepped into a Payless, however, those shoes were needed a few days ago with an outfit I was wearing!

    fabyoulousgals.blogspot.com fashion and devotions-what could be better than growing with the Lord in style?

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  119. Meg P. W. says:

    I totally pinned this outfit, and normally I’m not a fur fan, faux or otherwise. I think you look sleek, chic, and totally perfect for a holiday party.

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  120. Melissa Thompson says:

    Just bought those shoes!!  Amazing.  Readers – sign up for payless email alerts and they will send you a 15% off coupon for just signing up – I got those shoes for only $37!!

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  121. MandyWray says:

     Our friend Amanda told me I have got to stop dressing like a boy this week….then refered me to your blog!! I’m learning, world watchout!! SO proud of you lady! (slowly stepping away from the dry-fit)

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  122. pita witono says:

    you look lovely, love the fur 🙂


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  123. Amber Bockman says:

    that is amazing! I live in a tiny town and I have the same problem. I want to dress cute but with no where to go it seems like a lot of effort for nothing. Perhaps I’ll have to follow your example and share them with readers! I’m in love with your stuff, you make me happy!

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  124. I just have to say that I am loving the title of this post. 🙂

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  125. BridgetK says:

    …and I’m stealing this idea. Minus the cool coat and replace it with a faux furry vest, which is not as cool but will just have to do..!  🙂   Thanks, Kendi!

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  126. I love this outfit. This fur trend does not really work for me, though. I also feel like a bear and I don’t like that. I love it in you, though. The shoes are awesome, and the colors combination is really cool 🙂

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  127. Allison says:

    Kendi! You should make a Pinterest board where you post your outfit photos each day for easy repinning by all your adoring fans. 🙂

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  128. Amyblam says:

    I would love to get my hands on the necklace-where is it from?

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  129. Gloria says:

    I love this outfit – so glam!

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  130. Love this outfit.  Love how you make faux fur look like real fur but in a non-extravagant way.  Sigh…love the shoes too (I sigh because it’s just too much awesomeness to take in).

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  131. Melissa says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with this outfit. Just FYI.

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  132. T. says:

    Love this outfit! Perfect for a random Thursday! I’m all for wearing chic clohthes whenever you like instead of waiting for an occassion (that never comes)!

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  133. LarissaJewett says:

    hahahhah, you may feel like a bear… but I promise it looks great 🙂 love this look, the all black underneath really makes the coat stand out!


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  134. Danielle Kamens says:

    Love this outfit!  I’ve been trying to find a “fur” coat for a while but I haven’t come across one I like yet.

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    • stylefootprints says:

      If you like this style, try the shop river island or else they have a similar vintage style one on asos.com.
      They’re fab on but if you’re between sizes go for the smaller size.

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  135. Ana Paula says:

    You have a great blog!

    > http://www.blog-anapaulaxavier.com

    Kisses from Brazil!

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  136. Ally says:

    Loving the fur… and such a pretty necklace… it looks cozy and amazingly stylish!


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  137. Love the necklace. Just got a jacket like that myself in a different colour…neat but cosy.

    Check out my blog:

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