So Long, Summer


{Top: Ruche | Jeans: Similar | Heels: Target}

Tomorrow is September 1st and that means it’s almost fall. Technically yes, somedays here it is still in the upper 90’s but that doesn’t mean I can’t at least wear fall colors with the hopes of one day layering without sweating. It’s fall somewhere, right? I’ve been singing sweet love songs about fall weather to my scarves and jackets at night. That’s why I’m so tired this week — not because I run a shop but because I’m crazy on the inside. It’s all making sense now isn’t it?

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  1. Andrea says:

    love the colors in this outfit. 🙂

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  2. Stesha says:

    love love this look. so long summer!


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  3. I love your top! The color is great 🙂

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  4. Anna Zakrzewski says:

    Kendi, I'm singing lullabies right there with you!  Can't wait for fall!

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  5. Joyce says:

    I love this rich green color for the fall! And we're all crazy on the inside in some way! Happy friday! 😉


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  6. Sarah H. says:

    Great top! Everybody who thinks your style is "simple" should see this! You're all multi-colored and lacey and leopardy and stuff.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  7. Jackie says:

    it makes total sense! but I love that Ruche top, so it's all okay.

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  8. jesscause says:

    that shirt is all sorts of fantastic!!!

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  9. Amy says:

    I love this whole outfit! Especially that top! I love ruche!

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  10. Love the colors! 

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  11. anto says:

    I think we are all a little bit crazy on the inside, hehe. Lovely outfit!

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  12. lillypea says:

    oh, grey jeans. might need to add those to my list of items to buy post baby!

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  13. Heather says:

    That top is so pretty!
    xo Heather

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  14. Natali Karppinen says:

    Very beautiful top and shoes!

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  15. It's amazing how versatile those leopard heels are! Or, I should say, how versatile you make them look! I've been pushing for fall for about 2 weeks now, which leaves me feeling sweaty, but hopeful. Can't wait to check out the new Bloom collection!

    perfectly priya

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  16. I love your fall colors and your crazy insides!

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  17. Girlie Blogger says:

    boo! so sad summer is already gone :O(
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  18. Michelle says:


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  19. eelsay says:

    I love that top it is very pretty especially the color!

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  20. I am already completely dressing like it's fall – blazers, burgundy pants, scarves…forget the fact that it's still in the 80's here in NY! 🙂

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  21. Sara B says:

    You have tan feet in these pictures. That's a coveted feature in my book. Also, you're cute, as always 🙂

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  22. Mrs A says:

    Love the shoes! And the grey jeans!


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  23. kristin brophy says:

    love this outfit! I say so long summer too, I'm ready for Fall! 

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  24. Love love love your shoes and grey jeans!  Adorable.

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  25. K Bernatovic says:
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  26. Alissa Futhey says:

    I love, love this top so much! Plus the shoes make it perfect!

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  27. Crystalortega627 says:

    your feet look really tan in those shoes 🙂 and yes that is a compliment

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  28. Zahra Sandberg says:

    Love mixing the lace/pola dots/leopard – very chic combo!Zahra

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  29. Emily Palmier says:

    Lovely ensemble!  I have a similar top from j.crew that I am waiting to wear again.  Did you trim your hair again?  It looks really good today!

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  30. It's funny how the grass is always greener! We didn't really have a proper summer here in the UK. Lots of rain, but when the sun did come out, it was glorious! 

    I on the other hand will be whispering sweet nothings to my shorts and sandals and dreaming of tropical island warms. I'm not crazy though…. I think!

    Another great outfit! I adore the shoes.

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  31. love that top! i know what you mean! i just did a post about fall sneaking in.

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  32. I love your lace top!  And the polka dot scarf on your bag.  So cute. 🙂

    Also, I continue to love your writing as much as your outfits.  Thanks for always being witty and hilarious!

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  33. Carlee says:

    That lace sweater is awesome. I love the color and those shoes are great. I can't believe it is almost September! 
    Almost Endearing

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  34. Sara says:

    I love this top! Anxiously waiting for it to be fall as well, so tired of this Texas heat!

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  35. Jennifer Merlin says:

    Beautiful sweater! Love the heels too!

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  36. LOVE this look!  Love the mix of lace and leopard.

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  37. Chelsea Mac says:

    What a great transitional outfit! I love the lace and leopard!


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  38. Rach says:

    Usually one part of your outfit really pops to me and the rest flows great with it. This time, I love every single individual piece. I love the light-colored jeans on you and how you rolled them, that adorable shirt, those kickass shoes and all the accessories. 

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  39. info says:

    ooooh…love that teal crochet sweater thingy! Those heels go with everything!

    Here it's like 100 outside today. That's okay, I'll take a longer summer whenever I can get it. BisousSuzanne

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  40. viktorija says:

    Love your outfit. 😉 And sexy heels!

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  41. Okay, I think I may need to check our Target again for those heels.  I love them!!

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  42. Amanda says:

    hahahaha i love this outfit soo much! that teal color is really pretty on you. 🙂 and here its almost 100 and i'm sweating like crazy!!!! fall shoulda been here as soon as school started, seriously weather!! 🙂 lol

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  43. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Those are some sassy heels lady!

    xo Jennifer

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  44. TheresaTran says:

    I can't wait for fall either!!!! So excited~ Love the top! Great outfit. (:

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  45. Love the gray jeans, girl. You make fall look good! =)

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  46. I'm ready for fall weather and I keep wearing pants and long sleeves hoping to convince mother nature it's time for cooler weather.  I don't think it's working.  But I love the leopard heels with the lace top…beautiful color as well!

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  47. i adore that green lace top! as sad as i am that summer is making its exit, i am excited about apple cider, fall clothes, and YES, boots! 

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  48. Love your top and such a pretty color too. Your leopard heels are fabulous too. Have a great weekend!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  49. Rosely says:

    Every one is a little crazy on the inside, I still dream of the day I get to wear a jacket, boots or even a scarf with out melting. (Tropical weather problems).

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  50. Claudia says:

    Over here in The Netherlands it was 53 degrees Fahrenheit. And I wasn't dressed for it! I was freezing in my gingham and bodywarmer/waistcoat.

    I really like your top. Though I wouldn't wear long trousers in such hot weather.
    Love autumn! My fave season!

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  51. phiphi says:

    it totally makes sense!! you look awesome. love the top! xox P

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  52. chioma anosike says:

    i totally agree with you! it's 85 here and I'm dreaming of fall. cute look, love those heels, i wish i were shorter! lol

    C’s Evolution of Style

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  53. Nida_haroon says:

    You're SO fab! Its hot almost 11 months here in Karachi, Pakistan! Love your styleee <3


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  54. omg i love this outfit!!!! 

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  55. Kate Z Harvey says:

    I feel the same way! The cooler days can't come soon enough!

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  56. Miranda says:

    Kendi, that shade of green is so beautiful on you!

    Also, being a fellow Texan, I know you must've been sweating in that outfit! You are braver than me, my friend. 🙂

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  57. Love the green lace… so beautiful!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi 

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  58. Marissa says:

    Totally getting those shoes this weekend! 

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  59. Oh I love the color of that top! And the lace! awesome. This is my first fall in texas and so far it feels a lot like summer haha 

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  60. Laura Whitman says:

    That lace top is amazing – I love the color! Is it hot? Sometimes things like that don't look like they would be warm, and then you put it on and half way through the day you are dying of heat exhaustion. 


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  61. 4bakers says:

    Love the top so much!  I have also just put grey jeans at the top of my must have list after seeing them on you!

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  62. Love this color!

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  63. Chelsey says:

    I just love those leopard heels. 

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  64. ilygrouch says:
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  65. Karen says:

    I love your bag!  Where is it from?

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  66. Wow!! I love that top!!!

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  67. Emily says:

    I agree—so looking forward to fall outfits! I'm loving your teal lace + leopard combination. 


    PS. I do the same thing when I get a new pair of shoes that I love, wear them every day! But, really, what doesn't match great leopard heels?

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  68. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I am not ready for fall yet but the store displays are tempting me…

    Love your lace sweater!!


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  69. Rachelk says:

    It's winter in San Francisco!

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  70. Honeysuckelle says:

    This is such a cute look, I love the color of that top.


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  71. Too funny! We are all a little crazy on the inside….some just show it more than others 🙂

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  72. Ladiesinnavy says:

    beautiful lacy, jewel-tone top! just love this transitional outfit!

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  73. Mirelakeder says:

    great outfit!

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  74. come visit us in SF it's Fall all year round. My biggest challenge is how to wear scarves and jackets and still feel like summer!!! Try that one!

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  75. Marina Daniel says:

    You look really cool! 🙂

    Kisses from Me, My fashion and I

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  76. Nat says:

    Love the whole look! The lace top is gorgeous 🙂

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  77. beautifulmessylife says:

    🙂 gorgeous

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  78. Right Fit Sisters says:

    Love this outfit! Perfect for the transition from summer to fall.

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  79. Putri Soe says:

    Ah the top is adorable! I'm so glad i stumbled upon this blog! You look lovely.

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  80. Iliyana Licheva says:
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  81. I went shopping this weekend and thought of you while I did it.  I ended up with a dress to wear to everything I can possibly think of, save the bounce house party I'm about to attend.  Not really a dress-event … but everything else is! : )  Cute outfit!

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  82. Jing Pei says:

    Love the pattern on that lace! So unique!

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  83. Angela says:

    Those heels are great. I keep debating if I need/would wear them.

    Method Clothe

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  84. Jillian Pancher says:

    Fall fashion is my favorite! 

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  85. Erica says:

    I hate to be the odd woman out but i DO NOT like this outfit. lately, i have not liked her "style" choices.  i feel that maybe she's too preoccupied and her creativity is faltering.  Don't get me wrong, i still visit her blog and I LOVE HER, honestly!!!  but im not as big a fan as i was last year when she excelled at mixing patterns, silhouettes, and textures. the shoes look cheap; and because of this, will quickly go out of style.  Nine West, Aldo and Steve Madden have great leopard pumps that have quality craftsmanship with a reasonable price tag. quality materials+classic concepts= will never go out of style.  and i cant emphasize enough how important it is to tailor your pieces; her pants are wrinkled and ill fitting.  the entire outfit and accessories look haphazardly put together. 
    I KNOW and HAVE SEEN her do better….DON'T HATE ME GUYS ;( but sorry, not my fav.


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  86. Cassandra Too says:

    I like the color of your top! You look amazing!

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  87. Emily says:

    Those shoes are gorgeous!  Love them with that pretty sweater!

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  88. Mica says:

    I love the colour and style of your top! 🙂

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  89. Those shoes look beautiful with that outfit! Love the brown and jade together!


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  90. Caroline L. says:

    Amen to everything you just said 🙂 And oh goodness, that is the most perfectly perfect top of all time.

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  91. Kate says:

    Great pants!  Love the shoes 🙂


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  92. lexi says:

    I live in Miami so I don't think we ever actually GET Fall … I just switch into Fall colors and hope I don't look too crazy!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  93. Kimberly Kong says:

    I seriously love everything about this look. Your attention to detail is amazing! I really like the polka-dot scarf and animal print pumps.  Not to mention, that top is absolutely gorgeous. The color looks beautiful on you!  Sensiblestylist

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  94. Christina Storm says:

    Love this look! Love your blog!

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  95. RedTagChicLosAngeles says:

    Perfect look from head to toe!!


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  96. Kristin says:

    I'm very read for Fall! Love the color of those jeans 🙂


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  97. Zeynep says:

    I like your style of clothing, so I gave a link your page on my website. If you wish, you can visit my page. Greetings.

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  98. If singing to them would make it sooner to wear them, I'll join you! I started teaching again today & only want to wear my fall work clothes! Silly weather.

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  99. Melissa says:

    I'm with ya… I'm up in OKC and all I want to do is scream at the temps this week. I want layers!!

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  100. Grace Huang says:

    this look is adorable. from the color to the texture! it's inspiring how you started this blog, then started your clothing store… INSPIRING~


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  101. dianajo. says:

    I totally fell in love with this top when I saw your post, and I am a HUGE fan of lace. I'd marry it if I could. Also after all your posts I really wanted to try peplum. SO today I got a lace shirt like yours AND it's peplum. I just thought you should know. I wanted to make you proud. (:

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  102. Rhiannon Troutman says:

    Love this look, Kendi! So cute and perfect for fall.

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  103. Holly P says:

    Love the bag too! Where is it from??? 

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  104. Love the colour of your top!

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