Maxi and Stripes


{Maxi: Bloom | Scarf: Madewell or here | Flats: J.Crew | Sunnies:  c/o Coach}

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday, we took a day off from work which meant a day off from getting dressed. First day in a while that I didn’t shower (well — a day I didn’t shower and didn’t feel guilty about it). And man, was it lovely. However I realized pretty early on that I don’t have a good pair of sweat pants to my name. And we all know that is an essential to a day off as is coffee, naps and naps. What have I been doing these last three years in which I forgot to buy comfy sweat pants? Writing a style blog and opening a store is not a legitimate excuse. But me not hanging out in the athletic section of any store probably is. 

Remember from my NYC post I mentioned about the comfiest flats ever? It’s these.  I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for that link. Also who knew you could wear ballet flats with a maxi? Genius. 

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  1. Librarian on the Run says:

    I can't get enough of the stripes this season! Love with red!

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  2. Sheislovely says:

    Cute outfit! I love the idea of flats with a maxi skirt. You look great!

    xo – Sheila

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  3. saumya says:

    classic black and white and red combo,  love the pop of red scarf

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  4. Natali Karppinen says:

    I like your scarf and flats very much! Very nice combo and very comfy too 🙂

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  5. Daniela Břížďalová says:

    Amazing! 🙂

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  6. Genalpalmieri says:

    SO so pretty! Great idea with the flats and maxi combo(: I'm going to give it a try!
    xoxo, Gena
    Curls, and Uptown Girls

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  7. Sara says:

    Cute outfit Kendi. So I would never have bought them for myself but i have a pair of  (enter your football team here) black sweatpants that just have their logo on the top grey band and they are the best sweatpants i have ever owned, highly recommend. 


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  8. lavieenliz says:

    cute…love the way you tied the scarf

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  9. You look so cute, love this simple but chic outfit. The scarf is perfection!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. i've been playing around with my scarves as headwear and i end up looking like a laborer or very disheveled hobo. can you please do a tutorial of some kind for wannabes like me?

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  11. Brandy Saldana says:

    You look so tall! Love this combination. Not surprised you don't own sweatpants. If you have so many pretty clothes, why would you invest in sweatpants? lol

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  12. Andrea says:

    i love this outfit!

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  13. Hannah says:

    Love the top and LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf!!

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  14. Marie says:

    Loving the stripes with the red scarf. Making notes to copy,

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

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  15. i love your bag! where is it from???

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  16. Cynthia Meyers says:

    Love your outfit…looks super comfy! Reminds me of paris, love it!

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  17. Dasha Crawford says:

    I always love looking at your blog! Gorgeous outfit!

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  18. Lyndsaylabelle says:

    Looooove this outfit combo!

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  19. Leslie L. says:

    So cute! Love the print combo of that scarf with the striped top!

    xoxo, Leslie

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  20. Lucy Casey says:

    The first thing I thought when I saw these pictures was, BONJOUR!!! I love this look! And I too love not showering and not feeling guilty. Get it girl!

    XO Lucy

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  21. Gina says:

    I love that you still rock that shirt from target.  I own it and wear it all the time.  don't you love when target does something that you can wear forever?

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  22. Jess says:

    I really like the way you tied in the red scarf with the shoes … you always pull it together so well!!

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  23. Love the stripes with the scarf! Very French!

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  24. Caroline L. says:

    You look Parisian chic here! I live in my sweatpants, that's all I'm saying. If anyone judges me, I'll say I'm in college – that's a legitimate excuse, right? 🙂

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  25. Sarah H. says:

    I love this to death. I'm thinking this outfit was just as comfy as your nonexistent sweatpants…am I right? But yeah, you do need some sweatpants. I'm wearing some right now but you can't have them.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  26. Alissa Futhey says:

    I really need to start wearing maxi skirts in the fall. Your outfit is a great reminder of how good they look regardless of the season!

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  27. can i still find a skirt like that at Target?

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  28. maxi skirts are almost as comfy as sweats! 

    x's & o's

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  29. Sealedwithstyle says:

    you are so funny! i cannot get enough of your blog! 
    love your look today!

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  30. Very parisian looking! I don't even want to open up the JCrew Factory can of worms, my wallet might cry if I do haha

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  31. Count To Four says:

    this is such a perfect outfit, love everything about it, especially the scarf!

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  32. Cute!  They look super comfy.

    I don't have a decent pair of sweats, either.  I cross my fingers every time I walk into Goodwill that they'll have a cute VS pair in my size.  No luck yet!

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  33. Kendi Lea says:

    Hey Kristene — my skirt isn't from Target but you never know, you might find a similar style there. And my top was from Target about two years ago, but they usually keep basics like this in stock throughout the year. Best of luck!

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  34. Kendi Lea says:

    I was just thinking today "I can not believe this shirt has held up for this long!" Which is good because I am hard pressed to find a similar one for when this girl's time comes. 

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  35. Nat says:

    So adorable and chic!

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  36. gdougs says:

    SO agreed about the flats!! seriously they're the only shoes I own that are totally comfortable to me. 

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  37. April says:

    You look great! Hope your day off was relaxing 🙂


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  38. Guest says:

    I agree with you about the flats! Wearing them as we speak 🙂

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  39. Lesorcie says:

    Lovely…. You look great

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  40. Seekingstyleblog says:

    That skirt looks so comfy!

    xo Jennifer

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  41. Rachel says:

    Cute outfit! Love the scarf 🙂

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  42. Sarah says:

    Great outfit! I adore how casual it is!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  43. Kwolfe1091 says:

    Love the striped and the pop of red!


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  44. Melissa Keyser says:

    love this outfit! it looks adorable & comfy 🙂


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  45. Houseofhemingway says:
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  46. lauren malmquist says:

    Lovely outfit, Kendi! I love the skirt!


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  47. Genie says:

    This outfit gives off that chic Persian vibe. Tres awesome.  


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  48. Anne Hill says:

    Love it! You look ready for a picnic by the Eiffel Tower!

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  49. Marissa says:

    You look so Parisian in this post! Love the maxi! 

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  50. I definitely need to get on the maxi train for fall. Love this!

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  51. Sweetsoflife86 says:

    lovely style. Like everything on it. 
    xo, Petra

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  52. Jess_Dynarski says:

    Love this outfit so nicely put together! 


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  53. TAYLOR says:

    Pops of red with the black & white. Lovelovelove.

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  54. the drawstring skirt looks comfy! Love the red! 

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  55. Carlee says:

    You definitely deserve a day off once in a while, I am glad you enjoyed it! I love the colors you have going on here. Beautiful.
    Almost Endearing

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  56. Franziska says:

    Is that the top and scarf you wore with the sweater last fall (so specific, I know)…but that combination has been burned into my brain because I love it so hard.

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  57. Emily says:

    Love this cute outfit, I have an abundance of sweats…that probably is also a problem 🙂

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  58. Mharvey2 says:

    love this outfit. comfy yet chic! and I feel you on the sweat pants thing. i don't own a pair, and generally stick to leggings when I need that lazy feel.

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  59. amyjpalmer54 says:

    love this look! It it just perfect for a lounge day or for running errands. I mean, can you ever go wrong with stripes?


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  60. Jaclyn says:

    I love the pops of red in this outfit. 
    If you are getting new track pants I would go with roots, super comfy! 

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  61. Theresa says:

    I love the stripe and scarf combo.  I also love the way the flats dress down the maxi, making it look more casual, but still so adorable.


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  62. Pop Neo says:

    I really wish I hadn’t seen this as I really want one now!

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  63. rkorkounian says:

    Kendi I never thought you could wear flats with a maxi, but you just changed my mind! Looks so cute and I love your scarf/flats!

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  64. Lizzie says:

    Love the flats+maxi look! Great outfit lady 🙂 

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  65. Lacey @ My Boring Closet says:

    I love wearing flats with maxi skirts-also boots too! Cowboy boots might be my favorite 🙂 and YES sweatpants are a MUST HAVE! 

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  66. Linds says:

    Kendi you look very Parisian today (thank you, North American perceptions). Therefore, it is completely appropriate that I`m reading this blog post while studying for my French oral. I`d like to think this counts as the cultural component. J'aime ta jupe, Kendi! (Aussi, tes chaussures, t'echarpe..toutes les choses!)

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  67. Great outfit- I am always a fan of stripes! 

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  68. Boardwalks & Boulevards says:

    Love the red accessories!

    – k&c

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  69. You look so Parisian Chic!  Love it!! 

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  70. Heather says:

    This outfit is absolutely fabulous! Oh my gosh!
    xo Heather

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  71. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Love this color combo – looking so chic!


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  72. Cute, Parisian outfit, Kendi! 😀


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  73. Leigh Vella says:

    Love this combination Kendi! The scarf is my favorite part of the outfit. Thanks for sharing, I adore reading your blog daily!

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  74. Mica says:

    Love the red accessories with the stripes 🙂 cute comfortable look

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  75. Denise Lopatka says:

    adorable!!  xox

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  76. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    I love how you paired the stripes of black and white with red…so Parisian chic!

    xoxoCathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  77. kristina says:

    Oh, Kendi, you look so french in this outfit! Adorable!

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  78. Lindo look!

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  79. Mindy says:

    You can never go wrong with a nautical look! Love this!

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  80. Kendi Lea says:

    So weird! I have been so happy with mine, they look just as good as they did when I bought them a few months back and I wore them all over New York! I guess it's just different for everyone 🙂 

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  81. Kirsten says:

    Loove this look. And that scarf! I think you need to show my how you tied it. Mine never looks quite as perfect!

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  82. kristian satterlee says:

    VEry relaxed looking and yet classic.

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  83. Nikell says:

    I love this look! It's easy chic. I'll have to put something like this together for myself. Yes Kendi…I will steal you look (^_^)

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  84. definitely looks very comfortable!

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  85. XeanaFashion says:

    Cute look!


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  86. I need those shoes!  I just realized (the hard way- walking for MILES through downtown Atlanta this week) that I don't own comfy flats, or ones that I would really consider stylish.  Mine are just utilitarian, and what a shame. 🙁

    I think I have Barbie feet anyway- they are just made for heels, so I really have no idea what to do with flats.  But these are super cute, and if they are as comfy as you say, well that's all the more reason!  Thanks for the tip!

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  87. chriseda says:

    really great

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  88. kendra genevieve rose. says:

    Cute outfit! love the stripes!


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  89. Erica says:

    Kendi, can you tell us how you tied your scarf?! Adorbs.

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  91. Typhanie Stewart says:

    This outfit is totally my style! Love it 🙂


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