Chocolate and Wrinkles

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2.2.12d{Oxford Shirt, Pants, Heels, Tote}
Let me tell you something: J.Crew might be full of lies. You opened their catalog and there are the models, perfectly dressed with no wrinkles. So you think to yourself “oh! wrinkle free pants!” and you buy them. Lies. You see, I ironed my pants this morning, got in the car for 20 minutes and drove to work before taking these photos. What I did not do was roll around in bed, jump on a trampoline, or play with a group of small children while wearing these pants. The truth is those J.Crew models do not ever move once they put their clothes on and they probably iron the pants right on them. Those aren’t smiles you see, those are smirks from the pain.*
Is it too early to dress up for Valentine’s? And by Valentine’s I mean that time of year that I buy myself 4 bars of chocolate alone at a Target on a weekday night? I didn’t think so. It’s never too early for Valentine’s day.

*That’s probably a lie, too. 

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  1. love your outfit girl!!! and your right, never too early for vday!

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  2. Megan says:

    It’s just never too early for Valentine’s Day outfits. I love it!

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  3. Stacy says:

    Cute combo.. I would have never thought to put this together, but I like!

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  4. Kara M says:

    I love how you pair pinks and oranges!  Always looks so beautiful!

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  5. Akshiegra says:

    nice outfit and nice colors

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  6. BethCaron says:

    Great color combo!

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  7. Keesha says:

    I love the colors! 

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  8. Houseofavandan says:

    Love the color of the pants!

    A jewelry blog.
    http://www.houseofavandan.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your color scheme here! I have the wrinkle problem from sitting in my cube all day and it bothers me. I have those same shoes and they are the best! So comfortable.

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  10. the egg. says:

    i have a serious love/hate relationship with j.crew.  half the time i love their clothes, the other half they fall apart after one wear.  they need to get their shiz together!

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  11. Liz Love says:

    One of my favorite things about your blog is watching Bryan’s photography get more and more beautiful every day. :) Looking gorgeous, my friend!

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  12. Julie says:

    Love the outfit! I am wearing a similar shirt in blue today. It’s just a classic look!

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  13. Loving this color combo! And it is never too early to buy yourself a bunch of chocolate :) I do it all year round :)
    http://www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  14. Jupe_Cambria says:

    I would like to buy some chocolate now…hmmm…and those pants are darling (even if you didn’t iron them while wearing).

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Amy says:

    Love this!  Either way, wrinkled or not, the pants are fabulous!

    tallgirlmusings.blogspot.com

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  16. whitney burger says:

    bahahha literally laughing out loud. for i’m almost positive your theory about the pants and model is pretty close to true!! see… during my time working at j.crew i learned one lesson that saved me hours: NEVER steam the pants before putting them on the mannequin. They were surely to look a hot mess by the time you tackled her and got them on just right, steaming while on the mannequin was the only way to do it!! 

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  17. winnie says:

    How do those pumps feel? Are they comfortable enough for city walking all day? I’m contemplating a pair but don’t know how well I’d fare with the 3.5″ heel.

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  18. Azure says:

    How do those red shoes go with everything?

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  19. LotusBlossomDesign says:

    what sweet colors! great look xo

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  20. gigi says:

    You can fit in the tote you are carrying along w/several chocolate bars.  I have given up ironing, it is fruitless.   Maybe we should all have a travel steamer?

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  21. Kimberly says:

    Agreed – it’s never too early…love this color combo!

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  22. Loren says:

    I love any holiday that involves candy. Love the pink-on-pink-on-pink it’s such a sweet fun look and the colors are really fabulous on you.

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  23. Jess says:

    wow, love the look … and really love the lip color too!
    jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  24. Tia Pongratz says:

    Love these colors on you! Can’t go wrong with an oxford top OR chocolate!

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  25. Love this Valentine’s Day colorblocking! It’s never too early to eat v day chocolates either. :)

    -Sharon

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  26. Deanna says:

    Again with the shoes, why must you torture me haha.  Please just say theyre more orange than they appear in plain site??? I was so sad to have to return them.  Want them to be more red, coral, even melon for that matter, but not burnt orangee.  

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  27. Christy says:

    Love the combination pink &red. You look great!!
    Christyhttp://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  28. Lauren says:

    You’re so cute!  I love the colors, they’re perfect!

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  29. Petra says:

    Love the tone in tone combination!

    http://www.thestylelounge.ca

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  30. Pav_att says:

    lovely outfit..very cuteee..

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  31. lovely outfit..very cuteee..

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  32. Beth says:

    Cuuuute outfit.  But, wait. what?  J Crew models don’t smile, silly.  They look vacant and hungry, but rarely smile. 

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  33. Such a perfect color combination. And nope, never to early for valentines day candy :-)

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  34. Cara says:

    Gorgeous color combination! I am loving everyone’s coral pants this week.  Your heels match perfectly!

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  35. Sara says:

    I love the pink on pink look, its my favorite. :)

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  36. Ashley says:

    I don’t know if I should admit this, but I didn’t notice any wrinkles. I even went back and looked at the pictures after reading your post, and I’m still trying to figure out what you see. Regardless, it looks good. 

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  37. Ashley says:

    Loving those shoes!~

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  38. Mix and Match Mama says:

    You’re hilarious!

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  39. Kirsten Knutson says:

    love this look!!

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  40. Jenn says:

    Probably true about JCrew, but wrinkles or not…I want those pants! : ) 

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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  41. Muchloveilly says:

    i love these colors so much! 

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  42. Anilorah says:

    that outfit is too cute to care about wrinkles!!!

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  43. Cute outfit!! guess they do get steamed on after wearing the outfit…. They should make more of the wrinkle free pants and shirts and everything.. 

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  44. Brandi says:

     You’re funny! lol I couldn’t even tell they were wrinkled but I hate that too 😉

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  46. Amber @ Her Notebook says:

    Good to know that I am not the only one.  While grocery shopping I treated myself to one of those 70% Cocoa Lindor chocolate bars because it looked so sophisticated compared the the handful of chocolate chips I go to each night. I thought I could eat like a square a night…nope it was half gone even before all the groceries were unloaded.

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  47. i LOVE this color combination. i have been pinning everything related and i think i’ll add this to the bunch. good thing i have those shoes!! <3

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  48. Love this color combo! So perfect for right now, and I love the pants, wrinkled or not! They look fab.
    I’m having a Diptyque candle giveaway, if you’re interested!
    http://york-avenue.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-diptyque-baies-candle.html

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  49. Nikell says:

    Lol! I love the color combo! 

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  50. Maria says:

    Oh goodness do I know that feeling. I’ve given up ironing pants, pretty much in general. Not sure that’s the most adult way to deal with it haha.

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  51. Natalyascloset says:

    I hate when pants wrinkle so easily! You still look gorgeous though! And I love the color combo! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  52. Shade' says:

    Love the color of  your pants!

    http://sagaofafatshionista.blogspot.com/

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  53. Erica Turner says:

    I have to say that I am jealous!  I tried those pants on in the store because I thought the color was great, but they just do not look right on me.  You really pull them off!

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  54. Alyssa says:

    I have that shirt…but in blue! Love this outfit :)

    http://www,sweatersandsweets.com/

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  55. Story of my life! I hate ironing to begin with, so when I do iron and there are still wrinkles present it makes me want to throw my pants/shirt/etc… across the room! (which would ultimately make them more wrinkly…it’s a vicious cycle).

    I love the light pink and coral combo you have going on with this outfit. Very pretty!

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  56. Victoria says:

    nice outfit!!!!! i like it:)))))

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  57. Drew says:

    love this color combo, Kendi!! LOVE

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  58. I love this color combo!

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  59. I can’t believe you managed to find shoes and pants, from different brands, that are the SAME colour. what a pretty outfit!

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  60. All the colors you wear are seriously inspiring me to wear brighter colors!! Love this! 

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  61. Abbey says:

    Never too early to dress up for Vday or eat all 4 chocolate bars in a 48 hour period. It’s been known to happen. Maybe a little too often in my life. Woops.

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road
    Sprightly So

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  62. BrianneWeber says:

    This is the perfect valentines day outfit! I want to wear something just like this!!

    HauteStandards

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  63. Larissaleighmarlene says:

    Loving coral this spring! You’re fabulous :)
    Xo,
    http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

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  64. Hey Kendi, this is the real world, not the catalogue world, and in the real world we understand in every pant, a little wrinkle must fall. But you’re right, it’s super annoying.  But you still look great!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  65. Houseofhemingway says:

    Ah, I wish you could have called this post “Lies & Wrinkles”, it would have been that much funnier!  ha!

    http://www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

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  66. Abby says:

    I love this!! I actually just bought an outfit that pretty much is identical to that. I love the red/pink color block look!

    Abby
    http://classickitsch.blogspot.com

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  67. Such a great outfit! And I couldn’t help but laugh at the wrinkled pants part–I have a pair and they do the exact same thing!:)

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  68. Great colours and great outfit.

    X x

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  69. Cute as a cupcake :)

    -Angela
    http://angeladissected.blogspot.com

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  70. heather says:

    I feel the same about wrinkles, so I just don’t even try to iron anymore. I guess I’ve “embraced the wrinkles”. Although occasionally I’ll spray some of that Downy Wrinkle Release on if I’m feeling motivated 😉 

    Love this outfit/color combo, and your target post on IG last night – cracked me up as usual! 

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  71. Kathryn says:

    I covet those pants. I have been looking at them and considering a pair of coral skinny pants for spring ever since I got my JCrew catalog last week. After seeing you rock this outfit, I might just have to buy them.

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  72. Eesh says:

    Awesome colors! Love the shoes!

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  73. TAKippy says:

    I hate wrinkly pants!  I can’t deal with linen, because it wrinkles so quickly.  I think most store models are lies, too.  Like at Forever 21, it’ll say “The model is 5’10” and wears a small.”  That has to be a lie.  Who is 5’10” and wears a small?  Who does that?
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  74. Erica says:

    Haha, I love your sarcasm :)

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  75. Tiana says:

    You always look so fabulous :)
    i love the hues of red! i think its a good color for you :)

    so excited for bloom to come online!
    xoxo
    – tiana of l’esthetique

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  76. katie says:

    So colourful and cheerful! Love every bit of your outfit!

    Kendi, darling, no one needs to have an excuse to buy 4 chocolate bars. Yey eating all four of them at once is yet another story

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  77. Horsin' says:

    Red is so cute on you!

    xoxo
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  78. Gorgeous colour combo!

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  79. If it’s any consolation, they don’t really look all that wrinkly..

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  80. Krystyn Frye says:

    Awesome! How did you find pants that so closely match the shoes? Seems like it is inspired by one of those lovely two-tone roses :)

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  81. Crystin T says:

    I just bought some orange pants from H&M and I’ve been trying to figure out how to wear them. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://fashionablygeeked.blogspot.com
    -Crystin

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  82. www.gemscraft.net says:

    hahahah yes it must be the pain not the smiles =P but I love the colors of your outfit! 

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  83. Wow, I am totally impressed with your color combo in this outfit. I just love it. Thanks for the idea!

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  84. you look sophisticated..

    xoxo, Zahara Tales

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  85. You absolutely look like Valentine’s. If it makes you feel any better, I’m wearing red and pink today, too.

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  86. Katie says:

    Nope, it’s never too early to dress up for Valentine’s Day!  I bought myself a heart-shaped box of chocolates from Target last week.  Hey, it’s candy for someone I love…me!  :)

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  87. Haha, wrinkled pants or not, you still look really cute. I love all of your colored pants, I need to invest in some.

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  88. Erica says:

    I didn't even notice the wrinkles, to be honest. :) But yes, I agree that A LOT of J. Crew's clothes wrinkle. Their tissue-type shirts wrinkle just by sitting in my drawer.

    I LOVE your color combo here, by the way! Perfect lipstick color too!

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  89. You’re rocking those wrinkled pants! Love them! Thanks for exposing the JCrew mirage. :)

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  90. Anita says:

    I think too, they just don’t move in the clothes, that’s why they are models. and plus: all the wrinkles are magically swept away with something called photoshop, they have a flatrate there 😉 
    i think it’s never to early for valentine, i adore this rose-pink-red combination!
    xxx Anita

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  91. meg says:

    haha I work at j.crew and i couldn’t agree more.
    -meg
    mysideispinker.blogspot.com

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  92. So cute! Love the colors!

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  93. Marie says:

    Never too early for chocolate or ironing models in my opinion.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge 

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  94. Sarah Carlson says:

    It’s never too early to get excited about Valentine’s Day! I’m sad about the J.Crew pants…They still look fab. 

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  95. Rachel says:

    I completely agree about the pants and chocolate thing! 
    why must the models deceive us into thinking lies about these clothes?
    buying 4 bars of chocolate on a weekday that happens all the time for me (i make up occasions just to do that) 
    love your outfit though it kinda does say valentines day (/groundhog’s day??) 
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  96. Andrea says:

    Love your outfit, especially the shoes…and the pants. Ok, I like it all! I have been looking for a pair of red shoes, and yours are cute.

    Andrea
    http://www.MyClosetToYours.com

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  97. Rae Veda says:

    I adore Gap’s oxfords. In my opinion they can do no wrong. Simply the best. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  98. CourtLuv08 says:

    If I buy any pity party foods, I plan to buy them over the weekend. I don’t want to be “that girl” at Target. Ha ha ha. I hope you enjoy your chocolate. 

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  99. Linda says:

    Haha, ah yes, the fashion world can be so deceitful…which is why I prefer bloggers like you!
    I still think you rocked these pants. They look fab!
    Adore all the pink here too. Haha, perfect Valentines look <3

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  100. LOL!  Yeah the models are pretty deceiving.  You look great.  Very simple and chic.

    -Shakiyla

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  101. geri says:

    Wrinkles or no you look smokin! Awesome ensemble.
    And happy to hear that you too have started the Vday celebration early!!

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  102. Maureen says:

    Like the wrinkles, love you!

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  103. I know what you mean! Got a pair recently and they keep getting those annoying crotch creases! Those are the WORST! By the way, thank you so much with the image hosting tip :) 

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  104. Sarah says:

    Love the color combo, you look perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

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  105. I love this look! Wrinkles and all!!! <3

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  106. Thelifeafter says:

    I love this outfit!! I like the shede of pinck and orangy red you chose!! The wrinkles are not so disturbing… don’t worry! I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day… I do not like it and my partner neither!

    The Life After

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  107. Mara says:

    oh I love those pants!! They’re so cute I might put up with the wrinkles :)

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  108. Mari-Liis Suvi says:

    Gorgeous colors, very pretty!

    http://suvimariliis.blogspot.com/

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  109. aprettynest says:

    Love the outfit ! I hate when I get pants that wrinkle, but those are too amazing not to be worn !

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  110. TheChicTeach says:

    Oh, J. Crew and your lies selling!  The pants look great, even if they are a smidge wrinkled.  

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  111. Francesca says:

    I don’t own an iron, so you look pretty smart to me :)

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  112. lizybeth says:

    *like*

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  113. SextonInTheCity says:

    Awesome colour combo! Gorgeous!

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  114. Renee says:

    I am in love with these colors! And I know how you feel as far as the pants go, I have a skirt actually that does the exact same thing. It’s absurd!

    http://wildrosesinfaith.wordpress.com/

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  115. Love the Vday colors!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  116. I love the colour of your pants!
    PS: You are always so humorous :)

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  117. Lizzie says:

    I have plenty of pants/skirts/dresses like that – I’m about ready to start employing the Seinfeld “Maestro” pants method while driving…  but then I worry about what would happen if I got pulled over and the police officer saw that I’m not wearing any pants…

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  118. Kendi30 says:

    It may not be too early to but it might be too late NOT to.  Just have fun!

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  119. mariebayarea says:

    This color combo is perfect for this winter’s spring-like weather.  You look great!

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  120. i am pretty sure, since they have no flesh, that j. crew models cannot feel when the hot iron is being rubbed across the areas where thigh and butt would maybe be on a normal person.

    chocolate everyday!

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  121. Amanda DeWit says:

    Every pair of pants I have from J.Crew wrinkle like crazy (and I we have an outlet in town, so I have a lot)! Even though I love the fit, I’m too lazy to iron all my pants. So, now I stick to J.Crew tops only.

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  122. Anna Rose says:

    Haha so true but so irresistible.. I always end up with the pants somehow! : )

    xx Anna Rose
    http://www.aroseandherclothes.com

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  123. Gloria Quiroga says:

    I love your pictures! I can tell your husband takes the pictures (mine does the same for my blog), you always have the “love” look in your eyes :)
    http://www.theguayabaproject.com/ 

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  124. sksnitker says:

    What color lipstick are you wearing!  Love it! :)

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  125. Nicole D. says:

    You look great in this outfit, perfect for Valentine’s day.

    Xo,Nicole D.The Owl Girl

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  126. Mica says:

    You do colourblocking so well! :)

    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com

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  127. Love the colors!! You look lovely – as always! co, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

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  128. Such a cute outfit!  Love the colors!

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  129. sarahwhitneyjane says:

    I do love the color of the pants though!

    http://www.thepursesantcher.net

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  130. Katie says:

    haha, totally empathise! (to the point that when i buy new clothes, i tend to scrunch up a corner in the store to ensure they don’t crease easily! probably looks a bit dedicated to the cause, but no-one’s picked me up on it yet!)

    choc for v day is the best! throughout the years whether in a relationship or not, i can’t be arsed with valentines – a card & chocs/flowers will do :) i think unanticipated days are more romantic..

    Katie x

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  131. I love love love your blog and am so inspired by your cute, colorful ,effortless style!  i want everyone in Nashville to be inspired too! I added a link to Kendi Everyday on my blog Nashville Beauty Girl 

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  132. Love these shoes, wearing them for the first time and everyone keeps asking where I found them!

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  133. Tanya says:

    pink and red! you pull it off so well! LOVE

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  134. Sarah says:

    I LOVE your lipstick, what is it?

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  135. Ayessa says:

    Kendi! You inspired me to start my colored pants collection. Haha! I’m lovin’ my red pants. :)

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  136. Ayessa says:

    Kendi! You inspired me to start my colored pants collection. Haha! I'm lovin' my red pants. :)

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