Pencil Skirts and Parties

posted on: 9/19/2012

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{Top: Bloom | Skirt: Joe Fresh | Shoes: ShoeMint | Earrings: Jenny Present | Sunglasses: c/o Coach}

The other night, I was reading a very important article about the resurgence of pencil skirts at Fashion Week. I can't remember where I found it and I'm too lazy to try to find it again, but I thought that I'd relay the message to you. If you ever doubted them, pencil skirts are where it's at. That is according to me and some person, somewhere in New York who writes for some news publication. 

I'm pretty sure I was made for news reporting, you guys. 

Oh and speaking of news, we are coming up on a year at Bloom! (I promise a story of Bloom post is to follow). If you are in town tomorrow evening, stop by the store for our Birthday Party! We can promise only three things: cute clothes, wine, cookies. And pencil skirts, so that's four things. 

112 comments:

  1. Ha! Love the skirt! And I want the bag, too. Your hair is gorgeous btw!

    x Laura

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  2. The entire outfit is completely you! I love the accessories you chose for it. I have been reading some of your archives and realized that accessories really do make or break an outfit.

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  3. you look fabulous and HUGE congratulations on such an accomplishment with bloom!!

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  4. Congratulations on the one year anniversary of Bloom. You've worked so hard, at least I hope you did.

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  5. Thank you!! It feels unreal that she's already a year old! :)

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  6. I love Joe Fresh! But I don't know how to get it in the U.S..... Where/how did you get your skirt? Did it require a trip across the border?

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  7. Total congrats on Bloom and on the awesome cobalt blue of this skirt, but really what I want to say is that I LOVE your hair in this post.

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  8. Congrats on celebrating one year at Bloom! No better way to party than with wine, cookies and pencil skirts :)

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  9. Fabulous combo, I like it a lot!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  10. Funny that they are coming back because I'm running out of outfit ideas and I've got a closet full of office wear that I no longer have to wear at my new office.  I suppose paring them with tees and non work appropriate shoes would be the perfect way to bring them back to life. Wearing one tomorrow. Done.

    Oh and happy birthday!

    Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  11. Congrats on your Bloomiversary! I love pencil skirts. They're so classic and, usually, figure-flattering. Can't go wrong in a pencil skirt.

    Earnestyle 
    Enter my worldwide statement necklace giveaway! Ends September 26.  

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  12. I think you may have a career in news writing. As a PR person who works with reporters every day, I'm qualified to say this.

    P.S. love the outfit - and did pencil skirts every go away? If so, I have been terribly off trend at the office for some time now.

    xo,
    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  13. New York! So it did require some miles traveled. They opened a new store there I believe in the last year. Loooove Joe Fresh. 

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  14. We'll be there tomorrow night and we are so excited!

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  15. That's what I thought was so funny about the article -- I was like "what? they are back...but when did they leave?" But I think it was more like they are back in a street-style type of way. Not in an everyone else who goes to an office type of way.

    Also, I appreciate that. My next gig -- newspaper reporting.

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  16. So glad to hear pencil skirts are back on trend - because I own a dozen of them! :)  Love this bright cobalt hue on you...

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  17. That skirt is adorable! Especially with that blouse. Thanks for the newsflash on the pencil skirts :) Happy Birthday, Bloom! 

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  18. This top does look great with the skirt. I recently bought a pencil skirt that i LOVE but just havent found a chance to wear it! I wonder if theres any way to make it more casual? *sigh*
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  19. Happy Anniversary!  You look lovely and Pencil skirts are classic pieces, they can never go out of trend for me. Even if they do... I'd still continue wearing them! Just like I did with the denim jackets :-D

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  20. I really like the simple lines of this top as it gives you a good structure.

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  21. Wow! Bloom's 1st year! Happy birthday, Bloom!  Love those colors!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  22. Cute cute cute! And congratulations too!

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  23. I agree! Pencil skirts are timeless.

    www.suspironews.blogspot.com

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  24. Librarian on the RunSeptember 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    You know I'd be there for the birthday party if I could! Pencil skirts are my thing - I've got one in every single color and every pattern!!!! Love Bloom! Congrats!

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  25. I always had to wear pencil skirts for work, but now that J.Crew has jazzed them up with lots of color and patterns, they are definitely back on the it-list!! 

    -Stephanie@LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  26. this is a great look for you

    http://lavieenliz.com

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  27. I wish I was close enough to attend Bloom's birthday party. Have so much fun! And you look super pretty in this outfit, love that top!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  28. thanks for clearing up the pencil skirt debacle and congrats on one year, thats amazing!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  29. Really love your hair here! Looks so vibrant and healthy!

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  30. Love that pencil skirt! And Happy Birthday, Bloom!

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  31. love this outfit! can't believe it's already a year old! congrats!

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  32. Always look forward to reading your blogs. Your style is impeccable and your humor and wit is refreshing!

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  33. Your top and bag are killing me! Love!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  34. Love the color on your pencil skirt. I wonder if the skirt works on any type of body shape?

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  35. Kendi, I love you and your blog! But I have to tell you, this shirt is just not flattering at all. Sorry, I just had to get that out.  

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  36. I need to add more pencil skirts to my closet! You look great!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  37. congrats on turning 1 Bloom! & congrats to you for turning your baby into something real!

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  38. Great color combination! Loving the top and skirt :)

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

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  39. congrats on your 1 year. now can all shapes wear pencil skirts? I wonder.

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  40. blue and orange! a winning combination. www.altmoda.com

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  41. So I just stalked the Bloom site and saw that you are 5'9, YAY for us tall gals! But I can never seem to find pants and skirts long enough, where do you find yours?

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  42. love that blouse! so cute.

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  43. Lovely look! :)

    xo - Sheila

    http://sheislovely1.blogspot.com

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  44. I love that blouse! And cobalt blue has a special place in my heart, so extra points for that skirt. Happy birthday to Bloom! 

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

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  45. I have a colbalt blue pencil skirt from H&M and it's my favorite item i own!

    http://frenchpresstights.blogspot.com/ 

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  46. Usually skirts from J.Crew or I just go for maxi or midi length. Pants I usually have luck at Gap because they have regular length or longer length, which is nice. And I've actually had some luck at Anthropologie with pants, too. You just never know! 

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  47. I agree. LOVE ya Kendi, but there was just something not right about this look. But then I saw it. Pencil skirts need to hit at just above the knee to be truly flattering. Just tailor an inch or two off this skirt and you will see a real difference. I'm sure this tidbit was in that article from somewhere, written by you know you, at some time ago. ;)

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  48. Counting AND news reporting! You should add these to your resume for sure!  I love this outfit. Everytime I see that shirt I die because I love it so much. Now that's some deep love!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  49. love all the colour contrast in this outfit, love that blouse! 

    i also real like your hair, been thinking about cutting my hair that short.

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  50. Really love this outfit. And you are rocking those shades.
    K at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  51. So nice to see Joe Fresh on US blogs now! We've had this brand in Canada for awhile and I am really loving their new stuff these days. Love the skirt, will have to go find one :))

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  52. Congrats on 1 year with Bloom! So very exciting, party ut up because toi deserve it!

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  53. Wow, has it been a year already?  Congrats!  Wish I was local so I could attend the party (and constantly buy tons of fashionable clothes).  Love the blue pencil skirt!

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  54. Happy Birthday Bloom!!!! I wish I was local to join the party and buy some new clothes. Love the skirt!

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  55. Breakfast at Cindi'sSeptember 19, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Lovely blouse.

     

    xo,


    Cindi


    Breakfast at
    Cindi’s

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  56. Gorgeous outfit, I love the skirt.

    www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  57. I feel so informed now, thank you. Pencil skirts = awesome. Duly noted.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  58. Happy b-day, Bloom! You look fab, as always. I've been dying to hear all about how you started Bloom and the process of owning your own boutique. Can't wait for all the juicy details!

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  59. Happy birthday, Bloom! What a perfect outfit for such a special event :] You are too darling, and the best part about this outfit is that I can recreate it. Thanks for the inspiration, Kendi!

    molly at Urban Nester
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  60. I love this look. Especially the top! I'll have to try to come tomorrow!

    *Enter my giveaway!!*sincerelysk.blogspot.com

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  61. I'm in agreement...I love pencil skirts! Very cute, colorful look. Congrats on your one year anniversary! You should feel so proud :)

    Kristin
    www.dressedandfed.com

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  62. oooooh - you'd fit in up here in OKC - THUNDER COLORS!!!   Wahoo!   HBD Bloom!

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  63. Aw, Bloom and I have the same birthday! Congrats on a whole year!

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  64. Your fresh look is making me happy for Fall!!! Now I just wish this Southern California weather would cooperate. Keep up the great work.

    Erin
    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  65. love this blouse- i love the way you have been styling it~

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

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  66. Happy Birthday, Bloom! Wish I lived closer so I could stop by and celebrate!

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  67. Looks like you can't order Joe Fresh Online? How do you get your items from there? I wanted that skirt in mustard

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  68. love this outfit! i think i need this top!

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  69. I love cobalt blue! And this skirt is so fun!

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  70. I'm so behind!  When did the pencil skirt go out?  Kendi, you have to tell me these things!! :D

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  71. I would totally be there if I lived anywhere close to Texas, but, alas, I am in Tennessee.  Happy birthday, Bloom!  And congrats on a job well done, Kendi. xo

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  72. That looks so cute! The skirt and blouse are just made for each other :)
    I also love your hair straight :)

    xoxo Olga
    http://coffeeandglamour.blogspot.com/ 

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  73. Your Baby's 1!!!! It seems like she was just born.
    I was at your opening. Still enjoying the Black cuff and Gray clutch.
    Congratulations on your first year!!
    Catherine

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  74. Cute! Loving your shoes!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  75. I really like your bag and your shades, love this look
    -Fleur

    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

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  76. L-O-V-E THIS!

    Typhanie
    www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  77. I LOVE pencil skirts. I think they can make any outfit look fabulous. Love the color.

    www.the-lovely-life.com

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  78. in your first picture you put style mint as where the shoes are from.. i think you meant to put shoe mint haha

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  79. Congratulations on your stores' anniversary.  Yippee for pencil skirts...I am addicted to them.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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  80. I love you Kendi but I just can't embrace the top. I'm sorry!! But I love everything else you wear so don't worry. :)  Like those glasses. Love them!

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  81. PS: Do you know the style name of the the sunglasses by any chance?

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  82. Love the color of your skirt, Kendi!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  83. I love your watch! where is it from?

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  84. This is beautiful! I love pencil skirts and this outfit is lovely! xo, Christina

    www.styleclouds.de

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  85. your LAST outfit is the kendi i remember.  mixing stripes,  patterns and colors, BRAVO.  this outfit...meh....  

    but overall, the last few outfits have been stellar!!!  style should look somewhat intentional, not haphazard.  i really appreciate you showing more tailored pieces that are cohesive and polished.  GREAT JOB!!

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  86. Happy birthday, Bloom! I wish I lived closer...

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  87. Have fun at the bloom birthday party! :)

    I'm enjoying how pencil skirts are being seen a lot more lately - lots of colours and prints in store to choose from, really brightens up office wear :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  88. Kendie, pensil skirts were invented for you. I mean it, person who first tried it surely thought: one day Kendie would wear it!
    very cool outfit, love the colours

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog 

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  89. gorgeous outfit! love love the heels!
    xoxo meagan
    caseofcouture.com 

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  90. I adore pencil skirts! I have one in about every color known to man. They are so easy to style and a breeze to throw on for any given work day.

    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

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  91. Bloom and I share a birthday!!!Wish I could be there to celebrate with you...you've accomplished so much in one year and done a stellar job.  Congrats!!!
     
    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  92. Love the colour of your skirt!

    Xx


    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

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  93. I love your shirt soooo much! Awesome as always!

    forunendinglove.blogspot.com

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  94. Love that top! 

    (Did pencil skirts ever go out of style? I thought they were classics like striped shirts or black flats?)

    www.withoutastyle.com

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  95. Pencil skirts are so sophisticated. When I put one on it makes me sit a taller, walk more careful… I guess it could be that the ones I own are restricting. LOL.
    Love the outfit!
    http://love-youa.blogspot.com/

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  96. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! That is very exciting. I hope I can come back up to the store again soon. It's super cute!

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  97. Love this outfit! That top is super cute.

    Amy

      Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  98. I so love how you layered the pencil skirt and the pretty top!

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  99. RedTagChicLosAngelesSeptember 21, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    I will be the happiest if pencil skirts will be in vogue.....I love wearing it with everything!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  100. LOVE the color combo and adore the shoes!

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