Olive & Blue


{Top: Bloom | Jeans: Similar – blue | Shoes: ShoeMint | Scarf: Similar}

This is one of those weeks that I keep thinking the week is done and it’s Friday. When you have deadlines, this is a terrifying, anxiety-inducing thought. Unless of course my deadline was to party, then it would have just been disappointing that it wasn’t Friday.

You should know by now that if my hair is in a bun it’s a) dirty, b) a shower might have been optional and c) I’m teetering on the line of ‘dirty chic’ and ‘don’t care.’ We’ve pulled some late nights this week to launch our new fall collection for Bloom and this morning it just hit me, square in the sock bun. But the good news is new fall styles are online now! Totally worth a tired face and the dirty bun. And also worthy of the nap I will be taking in about two hours.

  • http://twitter.com/sarahsreallife Sarah H.

    Olives: gross. The color olive: not gross. Dirty hair: potentially gross, but I think you're pulling it off.

    Sarah's Real Life

  • Roxy Barr

    I love your top! The color is gorgeous, and looks even better because of the sheerness of the top.
    :) Roxy

  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    Would never have thought of this color combination but I love it!  Also I have a vintage polka dot scarf that is literally identical to yours :)

  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    I love your bag!!

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    I've never understood the love of olives either. But as a color in a shirt form, done.

  • http://starlightsworld.blogspot.de/ Andrea

    very pretty! love the colours of this look!

  • http://alexalovesbooks.blogspot.com Alexa (Alexa Loves Books)

    I LOVE your top. It's gorgeous!

  • Stephanie Lam

    I'm wearing the same shoes for my outfit post today!! hehe :)


  • Si

    love your bun! 

  • Kendall

    Love that the sock bun makes dirty hair look chic – can't live without it now :)
    xo K

  • Meagan Murtagh

    can we get a sock bun tutorial up in here?!
    dirty chic has been my go-to this summer too

    xo the egg out west.

  • Natali Karppinen

    You look gorgeous! Great bag and jeans!


  • http://daydreamer-alifestyleblog.blogspot.com/ Jackie Saffert

    I am not judging you for your dirty hair at all.  Late nights for work make things like that acceptible.  Plus, I'm not even looking at your hair because I can't get over your amazing cobalt blue pants!  Note to self: Learn how to pull off brightly colored jeans as well as Kendi.

  • Carlee

    You look lovely dirty hair and all! I love those blue pants. That is really exciting about the new fall styles for Bloom!
    Almost Endearing

  • http://www.meganesass.blogspot.com/ Megan

    Gorgeous outfit! That olive shirt looks amazing and I'm drooling over that bag. Also, your dirty hair looks waaaay better than my dirty hair!

  • Liz

    love the outfit!!


  • http://twitter.com/Paula_Tasker Paula Tasker

    Really cute look, love this colour combination, I've got khaki jeans and just got a cornflower blue top to go with!

  • Amaris Mang

    I love this outfit; you are FALL ready! :)

  • Margarite Nowlin

    Hi my dear!  You are so stunning and witty!  I bought these shoes because of you the same ones that you have here—I have to know were yours INSANELY comfortable from the very first time you wore them???

  • http://www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com/ KK @ButShoppingMakesMeHappy

    Wow…if that's what you look tired, then what is the matter with me when I'm tired? I look like a half zombie, half living person…and my hair never looks as perfect as that, even on my non-tired days. Hats off to you, Miss Kendi! 


  • http://www.stardustsoul.blogspot.com/ anto

    lovely outfit! You look fantastic and not tired at all.

  • lindsay

    I would have to say I am a fan of the color olive, however not a fan of green olives themselves. Disgusting creatures they are. 
    You my dear, look glorious- not disgusting at all, even with that dirty hair.LindsayLindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  • lindsay

    PS- Why is it I only find vintage scarfs that are like $38? Why can't I ever find one thats a reasonable price & cute. Show me your ways.


  • Amy Welch
  • http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/ Jeans and a Teacup

    I finally figured out how to do the sock bun! My life will never be the same. Love the blouse and those shoes!

  • Yelena Kleyner

    It is so funny how universal the hair up=dirty hair thing is! I was having one of those days too. Congrats on getting the fall styles online! My faves are the Multi Panel Blouse and the Pretty Pleats Skirt. So lovely!

  • Liesbeth

    I love the color of your blouse!

  • Jenny Habjan

    The fall collection looks great…especially on your adorable self! You are definitely living my dream life by owning your boutique. Good luck with the new stuff. Xoxo

  • http://twitter.com/KateJones365 Kate Jones

    love this look!

  • Heidi

    Love the look and love the Fall styles. The Fall Blooms dress is gorgeous.-Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  • Chaz

    If only I looked as good as you when I'm tired! I just saw myself in the mirror and it's death-warmed-over for me. Maybe I should try a sock bun!

  • Rachael

    Gosh, I wish I looked this good un-showered and exhausted!  You look gorgeous and I love your hair in the high bun.  Glad the week is almost over for you and excited to check out the new fall collection :)


  • Ellie12

    LOVE this look! the little touches of polka-dot & leopard print are so chic & fabulous!  

    http://www.chevrontochiffon.com/  :)

  • Unnati

    you look great for a girl who is about to take a nap!

  • Zahra Sandberg

    Loving this combination and the fall collection is fantastic! Worth all of the hard work – I am sure it will fly off the shelves!


  • Alissa Futhey

    I LOVE this combination!

  • http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/ Shannon Heart’s

    LOVE your shoes!  And love your bun.


  • Amber Lindsey

    I love the blue pants! Very cute!
    I'd love if you'd check out my latest post and let me know what you think :)

  • Caroline L.

    Would've never thought of this color combo myself, but it's so unexpected and lovely! Your top is beautiful… blousey shirts for the win!


  • http://www.girlbythelake.com/ Girl by the Lake

    I love how, despite claiming lack of sleep, how stunning you always look! I desperately need to get myself out there and find some vibrant colored pants.  I can just feel your bun staring me down, saying, "yes, yes you should."

  • Sara

    I love this look! Would have never thought to put royal blue and olive together. I love it!! And I can't wait to check out everything new at Bloom!


  • Tiffany M.

    Love this look Kendi :) I'm loving olive for Fall and it pairs so well with the cobalt blue pants!

  • Kirsten648

    I tried on an olive jumpsuit this week because I wanted to try out tout that trend and didn't get it because I didn't know what to pair with it! Now I do!


  • http://www.natinlove.com/ Nat

    In love with the shirt and pants! :)


  • http://profiles.google.com/katerinapega Kathrine Pegka

    Blolive looks great on you :)
    Pity you do not ship to Europe (yet), but I am looking forward! :)

  • http://annedan.blogspot.com/ Anne Hill

    For the record I only dream of my dirty hair looking this good!

  • http://herestohappinesses.blogspot.com/ Amie

    LOVE everything about this look – but my fave is the scarf on the bag! Adore!!!!

  • Angela Andrews

    I love that color combination! I want to jump on the colored jean train so bad but I should probably wait until I'm not pregnant anymore!  I have decided to try your 30 for 30 challenge and would love for you to stop by and check it out!

  • Librarian on the Run

    Kendi! I love your new Bloom fall collection! I sent you an email via your blog here – I hope you got it – but I was asking about a satchel you used in some of your item photos! Like this one here: http://www.bloomdowntown.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/teal-pleated-skirt – do you know who makes this satchel or is this something we can purchase from Bloom??? I've been looking for something like this for work for AGES!!! Love your fall collection!

  • Deb C

    Kendi, will you share with us how to create that chic sock bun?  Also, I'm going to jump over to your Bloom site now!  Can't wait to see the fall line…

  • Seekingstyleblog

    Love that blouse!

    xo Jennifer


  • Librarian on the Run

    Kendi! Never mind! I found it :) It's the same as your pink one – just the tan color! HAHA! My librarian researching instincts figured it out! Melie Bianco, right?!? CUTE CUTE!

  • http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com Supal

    Those shoes are awesome and never would have thought to mix olive and blue! 


  • rebstr2710

    I love that bag! can you tell us where we can get one?!

  • Jackie

    ooh a nap sounds so good. and dirty chic, who cares? your face is gorg with all your hair pulled back. i mean, it is all the time, but especially today.

  • http://twitter.com/SFB__ Sparkle Fashion Blog

    so pretty.
    love the bag, and those shoes.



  • Kristin

    Love the shoes! Will check out the new Fall collection. Get some much-deserved rest :)


  • Fashion Koketi

    Love the unexpected colors together!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

  • http://www.champagnereveries.blogspot.com/ Lauren M. Ferreira

    Totally felt like it's Friday all week!  Why do we wish our lives away? lol

  • http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ workitChristine

    I actually have the supplies to try out a similar outfit! Thanks for the inspiration, and be on the lookout for a copycat!

  • Laura Tidwell

    I always love your looks Kendi! SO great!!


  • Heather

    You look gorgeous! Dirty hair or not 😉 
    I especially love that bag, though!
    xo Heather   http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/ErinGlabby Erin Michelle

    I keep thinking it's Friday too! And I'm in sock bun mode now, too. I love this combination of cobalt blue and olive! So cool. The shoes are great, too! 


  • Amy

    You look great! I love that floral scoop back tank :) great pics for fall! 


  • Marya

    Today on E! I heard this style of pant referred to as "Jeggings", that's right, Jean-Leggings.  When I heard, I thought, I have to tell Kendi!=)Congrats on the Fall line!

  • http://www.mystylevita.com Jessica Camerata

    Loving these shoes! 

    xoxo Jessica

  • http://lievebee.blogspot.com/ Anna

    love the colour of blue!

  • Amyshaughnessy

    Love the heels with this outfit!


      Fashion and Beauty Finds

  • Wini Tavenner

    I love love love your pants!

  • Jenny

    Kendi, I think you're funny & I like your outfits but the items in your store are seriously overpriced. It may be me but, is anyone really paying $78 for floral polyester dresses?

  • TheresaTran

    Love this. (: A collared blouse and jeans and some cute shoes make for a great, effortlessly chic outfit!


  • Count To Four

    love the pants because i just love cobalt blue!


  • Rosely Carrasco

    Wow your blouse is gorgeous, the color and fit are just amazing. The whole outfit looks so cute.

  • Ruthie

    Everything I want is already sold out in my size!!! Total bummer…

  • Christineturple

    Oh Ken I you have saved my butt(literally and figuratively) so many time for inspiration on colours the I never would have thought of, you and JCrew:-) Honestly though how do u stick to your rules especially about budget and only buying something that goes with 5 other things? Is there some magic will power serum or something. I am having trouble with this one.

  • Christineturple

    Sorry for previous post with sp mistakes, my tablet touch screen is driving me…of course I mean Kendi, not Ken.

  • kristian satterlee

    Excited to see your fall collection. 

    Love the color combo of this outfit. Not something I'd of thought of, but it works well. 


  • http://mlovesm.blogspot.com/ Mara

    I wouldn't even be able to tell that you're tired. You look so pretty and I WISH my dirty buns looked like yours. Mine kind of look..what's the word? oh yeah dirty :(

    Oh and I think I need to look into ShoeMint because I kind of want to steal those off your feet!

  • http://newpetite.blogspot.com/ New Petite

    I'll exchange with your tired look any day!! 

  • http://twitter.com/luvvleighb Leigh

    Interesting mix of color. I like the mix of bold color with neutral green! I never would have put those colors together but I like it! :)

  • eelsay

    I knew I recognized those shoes from somewhere! Shoemint! love the look casual yet chic!


  • Katelyn

    I'm seriously diggin' this sheer button-up top look. If I could wear mine every day and have it be socially acceptable…I probably would.


    – Katelyn

  • PirateAndLilac

    Those pants look amazing on you!  I've been shying away from cobalt, but now I'm inspired to give it a go!

  • http://ramencouture.blogspot.com/ Sabrina Lashley

    Congrats on the fall line! I love how you paired the green with the blue. I have the same color jeans!



  • http://twitter.com/sarahsreallife Sarah H.

    Yes. And olive oil is also A-OK in my book. As long as it doesn't get on your olive shirt, and then you're screwed.

  • Reb

    and there I was wondering if I could wear my olive green top with my cobalt blue skirt.. looking gorgeous girl!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahEverly Hannaheverly

    Love the fall line!!! Can't wait to launch mine!

  • http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/ Amy B.

    great color combo

  • Jaimie

    Cuuuute outfit!! And your new collection is gorgeous! Worth all the work for sure.

  • sihijau

    love it! :) Irene Wibowo

  • http://www.glamandeggs.blogspot.com/ Glam And Eggs

    Love the outfit! I was rocking a clean bun today which is the result of spending far too much time not being awake so that you only have about 2 seconds to fix your hair! And that's why I love a good bun! :) 

  • Samantha

    I have been searching for colored jeans and even though they are everywhere, I cannot find a pair that fit right and don't look stupid. Maybe I just need to get use to the bold attention to my lower half or something.

  • Haleigh

    Such a clever color combo for fall! It's great! Also, I love the new look of the blog :)


  • Erin

    I looove that bag!


  • Happinessatmidlife

    Interesting color combo! Love your shoes!

    BTW – I love naps – wished they would let me take one at work :)


  • http://twitter.com/drmngincashmere Amy Bishop

    I love this color combo. I may have to try it!!:)

  • shastablasta

    A few bun related things: 1. I wore a bun today for similar reasons, though some of my reasons involved wine. 2. Have you tried the bun screws from goody? They're amazing. 3. I saw this ribbon technique that looks fun thought her hair looked too nice to be putting in a bun to begin with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_XalR_TAgw Buns!

  • EMA

    I love this post a lot! You look stunning!

  • http://becomingrefined.blogspot.com/ Jessica @ Becoming Refined

    I'm in love with this color combo cause I've been eyeing some cobalt blue slim cropped dress pants at the Gap for some time and I already have an olive green top that is similar to yours. Thanks for the style inspiration!

  • http://www.alwaysmaylee.com/ Always Maylee

    So simple yet gorgeous. I love your olive top!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

  • RedTagChicLosAngeles

    Loving that top bun Kendi….& that sheer olive top is a must-have!!


  • http://www.gingeradorned.com/ Kat

    If you're tired you've either got good makeup, good acting skills or are good with photoshop, 'cause you don't look it! Congrats on the new line – loving the polka dot sweater!

  • Laura Whitman

    Love these colors together! Very cute. :) 
    Yay! Skipping over to look at the new fall line now! Congrats. 


  • pretty little things

    those leopard print heels are so fab on you! love the whole outfit! xo


  • http://www.pearlandbutler.com/ Pearl and Butler

    We adore your leopard print heels, and the way they look against the bright blue jeans!

  • Chloe

    Olive shirt directly following post about Olivia = NOW you've reached creeper status. 

    Just kidding! You look fabulous (and not creepy at all). And the fall styles look fantastic. 

  • Jupe_Cambria

    Soooooo relate…it's been an insane week for me and Fri is both terrifying and relief!  Love your shoes sooooooo much.
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com 


    Love that color combo. Never would have thought of it :)


  • http://fadedmstyle.com/ M. (Faded M Style)

    Ooooooo, I love those colors together!!  The bag goes so well with the look too! xo
    Best, M.

  • Rose Eva

    Pretty, love the scarf tied onto your bag! x

  • Julia Lolita

    I really love your style! Your blog is such an inspiration. Keep them coming. I had a couple of questions for you but your contact page doesnt seem to be working on my end. Help. 😀

  • Andrea

    i am in absolute LOVE with your shoes!

  • Robin Hudson

    A vintage scarf on an old purse is always my favorite way of freshening things up

  • Mz Savvy Style

    I love your shirt! Camp shirts are my fav! Tired or not, you look great as always!

  • Sheislovely

    Love this sheer olive green blouse!! So cute. :)

    xo – Sheila


  • http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com/ Mica

    I love your bright blue pants! The polka dot scarf on your bag looks great too :)


  • kendra

    I love EVERYTHING about this look right from the bun to the shoes! 


  • http://twitter.com/PetiteAdventure Petite Adventures

    Love your colour and style of your blouse!

  • courtney

    This outfit is so chic! I love the color combo!