Perfect

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{Cardigan: Bloom | Dress: Anthro | B Necklace: c/o Albeit | Shoes: Similar}

For some reason, perfection has been in my way lately. (As a recovering perfectionist, this happens all the time.) This terrible voice haunts me with it’s four little words: it could be better. It doesn’t matter what it is, it could just be better. An outfit, the store, or even dinner for heaven’s sake! Like a mean girl in high school, this voice knows no limits. So I’ve realized this voice needs to be shut down — I mean whatever happened to just being happy with who you are and what you got? 
Sure, it could always be better. I could always be taller, thinner, prettier, happier, richer, have a reality show and a Mercedes (small dreams here) and so on and so on. But then I wouldn’t be me; I’d be someone else. I’m not saying it’s not ok to have goals or dreams of improvements for you or your life. I just don’t think that it’s worth dwelling on what you are not; you should just be what you are right now. 
 And that, my friends, was my random stream of consciousness for the day. So get on with your bad self because it’s not getting any better. I kid — it’s best that it is right now and that is actually perfect. 

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  1. LOVE!

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  2. Alissa Futhey says:

    You may think that things can always get better, but I think that truly nothing could be better at this moment is this post as a reminder of what I need to think about and then your adorable outfit!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

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  3. Carlee says:

    I love your post! Always to perfectly inspiring! I also really like these photos. That dress is gorgeous and I really like those necklaces!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  4. Stesha says:

    love love that bun!!

    xxS

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  5. Leigh says:

    Loved reading this today. Thanks for sharing Kendi!
    http://switchedonstyle.blogspot.com/

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  6. lauren malmquist says:

    LOVE THIS POST!  I've definitely been getting down on myself if my goals aren't exactly where I expected them to be at this point.. Good timing!

    Oh, and I love your outfit! :)

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  7. Kwyver says:

    Such gorgeous photography! The print on your dress is amazing!
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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  8. Natali Karppinen says:

    Such a pretty and girly outfit! Love the bun and dress :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Tiffany Dechaine says:

    Gosh your posts sure hit home…it's like you're in my head, picking away at my thoughts, the thoughts I have such a hard time getting out!
    You're truly amazing
    skyhighdech.blogspot.com

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  10. Sheislovely says:

    Cute outfit!! Love the cats on the dress. :)

    xo – Sheilawww.sheislovelyblog.com

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  11. LaurenJamison says:

    Funny enough, I was going to note that your bun is PERFECT today :)

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  12. Joyce says:

    You're pretty perfect the way you are! I love this dress!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear@gmail.com

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  13. Ritika Mahendru says:

    Suggest you write an auto biography someday. It would be fun!

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  14. Lindsay says:

    Your totally right…there is nothing wrong with constantly striving for better but you gotta take time to appreciate the jouney to get there.
    Annnnd I think this silhouette is great on you! Love this look! :) 

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  15. That dress is really darling.  I love your layered necklaces as well.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  16. Meaghann says:

    you look purrrrfect! (okay, I totally had to!) Adore your dress, shoes, hair, everything! As always! 

    xo
    Meaghann

    http://www.sealed-with-style.com

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  17. Oksana says:

    Love this dress! So cute!

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  18. I'm also a recovered perfectionist – sucks, doesn't it!?  On the bright side, you look incredibly adorable here – love the bun and the fit & flare shape to this dress…so cute!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  19. Sara Strauss says:

    This post is perfection! Love your dress!~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  20. Marsa Lee says:

    beautiful kendi! :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  21. Courtney says:

    Love this outfit and this post! I sadly have to remind myself of that far too often. 

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  22. Jessicajoneslyons says:

    Ahhh I LOVE that dress! You look great in it! So cute!

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  23. Can I wear that to playgroup? says:

    Thanks for the free therapy.  I kinda needed that today.  And now I see I need the kitty cat dress I have been obsessing over too.  😉

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  24. Gina says:

    so true.

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  25. Andrea says:

    awww what a cute dress!

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  26. Liseth Hernandez says:

    You're the second person I see this dress on, ah it's perfect! I do have to say, the way you styled this outfit is purrfect! :) *bun and dainty jewelery*

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  27. Heather says:

    You. Look. GORGEOUS! I totally know the feeling… It's so hard to shut that mean girl voice up, isn't it? It'll just take a lot of work to shut her down. You'll get there!
    xo Heather http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  28. This may be one of my favorite shoots of you. Love the outfit and the look!

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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  29. Marcela S. says:
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  30. Chelsea says:

    I am not so much a cat fan but I adore this dress (and entire look for that matter)

    Chelsea
    http://www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  31. Carrie says:

    Love this post and this dress! And I will say, this outfit is pretty perfect!
    Style in the City

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  32. You are seriously adorable in this dress, I just can't get enough of this print! And you are so right…the grass is always greener right? But being happy with what you have and who you are is key! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  33. AHHH!! I was just about to buy this dress last weekend (it was on sale at Anthro) but they were out of my size. You wear it so well and I love the way you paired it with the cardigan. 

    I will have to live all my cat dress dreams vicariously through you!

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  34. Shawna says:

    i think you mean puuuuurrrrrfect. :) i love every last thing about this outfit and you! xo

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  35. Katarzyna Ślusarz says:

     I love your shoes.

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  36. Ashley says:

    I really love this! Thanks for posting…. And that dress is marvelous!

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  37. Diana S says:

    Kendi, you have no idea how much I needed to hear (or I guess read) this! You gave me that boost I needed to feel confident about who I am right now. Thank you! And that dress, omg I NEED it in my life.

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  38. Batter says:

    Your sock bun is perfect, I'd say that's a small win for the day :)

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  39. Nathalie says:

    Looks so lovely! 
    I especially like the photo with the bun! ♥ 

    fashion is for idiots [like us]
    fashion is for idiots [like us]

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  40. Abberdabber25 says:

    How do you get your hair so perfect? Do you use a sock… or are you just naturally skilled in throwing up perfect buns?

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  41. Amanda says:

    Best Dress
    Best Shoes
    Best Bun

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  42. cute dress.. and loving the bun! perfectly styled :) hehe

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  43. Samantha says:

    If by "perfection has been in my way" you mean "perfection is on my body in the shape of a cat dress" then yeah. Nailed it. :)

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  44. well…you seemed to have perfected this outfit quite easily! :) 
    but for real, i know what you mean. i think mostly everyone has that little voice so you're not alone. 

    hannah

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  45. Seekingstyleblog says:

    So cute Kendi!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  46. Nikki says:

    Oh I know how you feel! I wouldn't even say I am a recovering perfectionist since I have lapses daily.  I constantly stress about umm everything… I am in a struggle all the time to let go and not worry so much.  
    Love your outfit!  It is so adorable and those shoes just make it! 

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  47. Rachel says:

    CUTE dress!

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  48. :) Your random stream of consciousness was what I needed today. Have fun enjoying perfection as I try to shut up the mean girl in my head, too. 

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  49. Kristina Jelcic says:

    Love this.

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  50. Astyledefined says:

    I love the fuchsia heels with a light colored outfit! I wore something similar to an art event last week and it was a big hit! 
    Lauren 
    astyledefined.com 

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  51. Anne Hill says:

    This outfit is what's perfect!

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  52. bellastyle13 says:

    Love everything about this outfit! You look so beautiful!

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. oleah says:

    love the dress!

    xthesimplethingsx.blogspot.com

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  54. i love this outfit! it's wonderful, and perfect to me!

    x's & o's
    Anacristina 
    laughsandicecream.blogspot.com 

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  55. Sweetsoflife86 says:

    The dress is really pretty
    xo, Petra

    If you have a second please take a look on my new outfit post http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  56. XeanaFashion says:

    Stunning outfit and hairstyle! You are beautiful!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com  

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  57. Totally agree with this message! My days are always more pleasant when I dwell on who I am, not who I could be. 

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  58. what's so interesting on the floor??  just kidding.  my husband always makes fun of me when i look off to the side in my photos.  he doesn't get it.  anyway…love this.  the black + white and the pop of pink…thumbs up, sista. 

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  59. Ashley says:

    I love that you put purple shoes with your outfit! And the self-love post was much needed.

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  60. Maria @ GLD says:

    Lovely dress. That bun is perfection! You should do a tutorial for it :)

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  61. lavieenliz says:

    love the dress! very pretty!

    http://lavieenliz.com

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  62. Brandy Saldana says:

    Nice perspective on life. Think the same way sometimes, but always got to admit that life is good. Love the dress, bun, and pop of color with the heels!

    http://whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com/

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  63. this truly is perfect! Can I have your legs please!? :)

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  64. Well said!

    And with THAT being said, I think your bun looks pretty dang perfect :)

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  65. Briel79 says:

    I've had my eye on that dress for awhile now.  Love the kitties! Not sure if I'll take the leap and buy it but it looks cute on you!

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  66. Rachel says:

    I love that dress- wish it wasn't so expensive!

    Life Unsweetened

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  67. I LOVE this! So feminine with a wonderful pop of purple. Exquisite!

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  68. phiphi says:

    this dress is cute beyond words!

    phiphisblog.com

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  69. Cutest dress ever. Love these in studio photos.

    Method Clothe

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  70. Megan says:

    I'm a perfectionist too and sometimes I really struggle with being to hard on myself and others. But you're right it is for the most part a waste of time!

    But in other news, this outfit is amazing and lovely!
    xoxox
    Megan
    http://www.arayofsunblog.com

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  71. Nat says:

    Super cute dress! LOVE your shoes too!

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

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  72. Josephine says:

    You totally nailed it with this outfit. That dress is adorable, and the sweater goes so well! Dare I say, you've achieved perfection here at least :)

    <3 Josephine
    http://www.champagnestar.com

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  73. You are so cute! I'm jealous of your buns!  Sock buns that is… I tried but have too much hair for it to work. 

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  74. Jasmine // WebHauteJas says:

    dress + bun combo = style perfection

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  75. Ahh! Perfection! Thank you for the beautiful reminder!

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  76. Amy says:

    I love your words of wisdom, Kendi. I also love that dress with the cats on it paired with those bright shoes. YOU are GORGEOUS and so is your sock bun that I will never be able to do :) xo, Amy itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  77. Sarah says:

    Perfection is overrated! Great dress, it's so flattering on you!

    http://www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  78. Sarah H. says:

    All your mumbo jumbo about not being perfect is great and all, but in these pictures you look pretty damn close to perfect. But maybe you secretly have a wedgie…I don't know. Point is…you look fantastic :)

    Sarah's Real Life

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  79. Tiffany Bolton says:

    Thanks for calling out our inner nags. It feels good to call it what it is, and let life take you. Lately, when I am buried in my could haves, should haves and do it betters, I just tell myself to let it be and strive to be more present, focused and creative tomorrow. It is all about growth right?

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  80. Donna says:

    This outfit is perfection! Thanks for always being so candidate! 

    xoxox

    http://www.soyouagree.com

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  81. photosbyjaana says:

    Is that an effing CAT on your dress?!  I'm dying.  Completely in love.

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  82. Kendi, you are absolutely wonderful exactly the way you are! You are a beautiful person with a unique voice that touches so many. I'm glad you're working on shutting down your 'mean girl' voice. Sometimes we all need a reminder not to let it spoil the positives!

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  84. Bethe says:

    And this is officially my new favorite outfit on you. I want to steal it, although I need my dress just a little longer – I feel like a hooker anytime I wear something above the knee. Ironic because I was the girl in high school who was sent the the principal ALL THE TIME for wearing shorts that were too short. I hit 30 and became a nun… unless I have a spray tan and then I go back to hooker-length things to show off my tan legs.

    So instead, maybe I just need that same outfit AND a spray tan…
    http://www.texaslovely.com
    ps–You look lovely!

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  85. Gena Palmieri says:

    Your post is so inspiring! It's always a good reminder(: You are gorgeous!
    xoxo, Gena
    Pearls,
    Curls, and Uptown Girls

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  86. Laura Whitman says:

    You may not be perfect, but this outfit is petty close to it! I love that dress so much – it looks like it was made for you. 

    Thanks for reminding me that where I'm at right now is good because I'm just being me. :) 

    xoxo, 
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  87. I'm so obsessed with this Anthro dress. I need I need I NEED it! xoxo

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  88. Seriously, you are perfect!! LOVE this outfit!

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  89. BeautifulMessyLife says:

    my goodness girl- me too. i am never "quite" good enough. but your outfit is fan-freaking tastic!

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  90. Courtney Brigham says:

    girl, you look so tall, thin, pretty, and happy as is! work it.

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  91. Leah Colman says:

    Amen to that!

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  92. Emma says:

    I was sure there was going to be a perfect/purrfect pun in here somewhere based on the print of the dress…cute!

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  93. michelle says:

    so true! women are so hard on themselves. i've always been on a quest to better myself. sometimes it makes me feel driven. other times i feel like i just stress myself out too much!

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  94. Jazzyj says:

    I love this outfit! I just bought this dress a couple of weeks ago!

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  95. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I love this dress, it's so cute and not to mention perfect for a crazy cat lady like myself! I'm also swooning over your cardigan! 

    -Jess
    http://jessicas-wonderland.blogspot.com/

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  96. Bianca says:

    That bun looks pretty perfect to me xxx

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  97. info says:

    I scored this same cute dress from Anthro 2 weeks ago. I love it! I've now seen it on 1,2,3,4 different bloggers! LOL I think that means it's a hit. It looks fab on you too. I like the bright shoes and the bun. 

    As an artist I've been told, and agree with the simple fact that a piece is never actually "finished", which could be interpreted as constantly seeking perfection and never attaining it. Being a perfectionist has a way of ruining the moment you're living in because you will simply never be satisfied.

    Constant desire for perfection can promote growth and improvement, but it can also rob you of joy and fulfillment.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  98. Jupe_Cambria says:

    Hey I feel so much the same way…always feeling like I need some help in the perfection department…but I kinda think you look amazing in these pics…so I wouldn't worry yourself 😉
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  99. Bee T says:

    You don't even need to try! Such a natural beauty Kendi. I love this cardigan too. Must go check out what's in store at Bloom. <3
    http://ichigopaws.blogspot.com

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  102. Ginny Mossman says:

    Beautiful outfit!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  103. Sarah says:

    I dont think this outfit could get any better?

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  104. I love this look – really don't think it can get much better!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.com

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  105. RoselyC says:

    I have seen this dress a lot around the web lately. I love the pattern and how you styled it.

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  106. Liesel says:

    Lovely random stream of consciousness and we should all do that more often if that is the message being sent!  One of the (few ;o) benefits of getting older is that you learn to accept and appreciate who you are, there is less pressure to be who you think everyone else wants you to be.  Still moments of regression but less and less so :o). 

    I have been traveling/moving countries for the last month or so and have missed a few weeks of your posts.  I must say that in this time your outfits have really changed!  Maybe a reflection on trying to dress more for yourself and less for how you think your audience wants you to dress???  Anyway, I really like the change whether it has been conscious or not.

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  107. GlamourGirl_bg says:

    adorable look!love it!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  108. The dress is so pretty! I love how you kept the color palette the same with the cardigan but then punched it up with the vibrant shoes. So cool!

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  109. Jenn says:

    I love this outfit!

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  110. That dress is oh-so-cute! Love the entire outfit. 

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  111. love these indoor photos, that dress is sooo cute! and i totally agree with what you just said :)

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  112. love it and the perfect bun! 

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  113. Vivian Fan says:

    That's so cute.  I wish my hair could get that way.  Love the outfit!  

    Vivianhttp://js-go.blogspot.com

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  114. Kate says:

    I think this is one of my favorite outfits of your EVER…

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  115. Kristin says:

    Love the write-up and the outfit! You look like you could be in the Anthro catalog. No joke! Super cute :)

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  116. Trishna Desai says:

    Kendi!!!!
    i normally don't comment much on blogs i follow but yours is the only one I've ever commented on! anyway… i just wanted to say this outfit is MOST CERTAINLY my favorite from your posts EVER! you just look so beautiful, simple, and carefree! 
    also your post itself made me feel better about my day as well! but can't say i'm surprised your posts always bring a smile to my face! :)
    good luck and god bless! 

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  117. love this dress!!!!

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  118. Danica says:

    love the outfit and these pictures. so pretty. :)

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  119. Morgan Liti says:

    Can I just say that your top knot is PERFECTION in this post? How amazing! Let me know if you figure out the reality show and Mercedes thing, ok? :) 

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  120. Happinessatmidlife says:

    What a cute whimsical dress! Love the pop of color with your heels!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  121. julia martin says:

    love this outfit kendi!  really cute!

    xo julesinflats.ccom

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  122. Belatedbloomer says:

    I really this whole look, Kendi!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  123. kayleigh maryon says:

    This has to be one of my favourite outfits that I have seen you wear. I really love everything about it and really want to buy everything.

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  124. Theresa says:

    Cat dress! You look gorgeous in it! I need one! I've wanted one since I saw one in nylon magazine a while back!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  125. m says:

    guhh that dress is serious perfection.

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  126. Katherine says:

    Haha you know what's funny? When I saw the title 'Perfection', I honestly agreed as I was looking at your photos that they were perfection. That outfit, your hair, the room you're standing in. Give yourself a break, gorgeous.

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  127. Cute look :)
    Love the initial necklace. I just did a post about initial earrings.
    xoxo
    Cori 

    http://www.purecanesugarfashion.wordpress.com

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  128. Mirelakeder says:

    It is really a perfect combination! love the color of the shoes!

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  129. Mica says:

    Great advice! :) Love the bright shoes with the black and white outfit too – that cat print is so cute! :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  130. Sarah Taylor says:

    Thank you for putting things into perspective. Once in awhile we all need a slap in the face, to wake us up back into reality. By the way I am in love with this entire outfit. 

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  131. Great dress. Love the shoes too <3
    xo

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  132. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    That dress is adorable…love how you paired it with the bright shoe. And thanks for the great advice :o)

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor LIttle It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  133. Onna says:

    Great post & Great outfit! You really know how to make your point Kendi. Best regards from Albania!

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  134. C Pursian says:

    What a lovely outfit!
    One of my favorites!

    Greetings from the Midwest,
    Lotte

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  135. Leigh says:

    Well I think you can tell your voice in your head that you are perfect! Because based on this outfit, you are! I love the feminine feel!

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  136. Emily says:

    this is the best outfit I've seen on your blog!

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  137. sks says:

    This is so sweet! Overly girly can never be done enough!

    sks

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  138. i've got the same dress and love seeing it on you. love all the neutrals you styled it with – it looks great. i dunno – having a reality show and a mercedes doesn't sound too great to me. i'm a fan of my cheap model fiat and stress free camera free life 😀

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  139. pretty little things says:

    what a pretty dress and love your bun! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  140. Carli says:

    Sweet words Kendi. And so true. Recovering perfectionist here also, and you're words could not have been more timely. Thank you!

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  141. Thais says:

    Perfect. I simply adore your today's look. You look gorgeous, feminine, cute, and chic. Everything in one. 

    http://www.altmoda.com

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  142. Amen, sister. I battle with that headspace too. Must be a late-20s-modern-woman thing! But I must say, you and this outfit are pretty darn near perfection to me.

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  143. brittany says:

    Great post. Anthropologie has such unique prints. 

    When that mean girl perfectionist taunts me, I sing her country lyrics … "I'm what I am, and I'm what I'm not not, but I'm sure happy with what I got." Or, I just watch 10 minutes of Jerry Springer. That always makes me feel that in comparison I'm nailing life. 
    http://loislanelifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  144. Laurenlantis says:

    I couldn't agree with you more!  I began to have perfectionist tendencies after my son was born as a result of my postpartum depression.  I learned that the voice in my head is exactly like a mean girl!  It is not kind to do that to yourself.  I had to learn this as well :)  The mantra that helps me when I begin to worry or stress that I am not doing something "good enough" I say, "It's OK, I am not perfect."  That saying brings me peace! I absolutely adore you and your blog!

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  145. Heather says:

    Yup. I raise my hand to that! Our own worst enemy is comparison and so cheers to all the everybodies just being themselves.

    -Heather
    {heatheringheights.com}

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  146. chriseda says:

    very simple and classic.. love it

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  147. GiovannaPacini says:

    Love your post! I'm a recovering perfectionist as well–or trying to get there! lol
    Love love love that dress! And your pumps are adorable!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  148. Lindsey Young says:

    That dress is adorable! What a great look! Also, what a perfect top knot! 

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  149. I think our bun is perfect! and those shoes were the perfect choice for this outfit! 
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  150. Jeanine Longley says:

    Love the outfit, love the reminder to quiet the mean voice inside. 😀

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  151. Leigh Ann Fisher says:

    This is the cutest dress!!

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  152. may says:

    love love this outfit!!!!!

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  153. Honeysuckelle says:

    This is such a cute dress and I love, love, love it paired with those adorable shoes. You are so stylish that it hurts =P

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  154. Frugalista28 says:

    Yes, you should have a reality show :) 

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  155. I usually just lurk among your many fans, but wow, these photos and this outfit are perfection. And we love you just the way you are.

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  156. Caroline L. says:

    Actually stop being so adorable though, I just can't handle you!

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  157. Kaitlin says:

    OBSESSED with the shoes!! 

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  158. kendra genevieve rose says:

    Love the combination of the dress with the shoes! 

    Xx

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

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  159. Caroline says:

    This outfit is so chic. Loving the pink shoes!

    http://rubiesemeralds.blogspot.com/

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  160. Aileen says:

    I think you look so gorgeous here, Kendi! And your writing about perfection is so very very me all the time, it was just weird to read that today, when my own inner voice has been especially loud and critical lately. So thanks for that and the cute outfit! It was perfect ^_-

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  161. Love this look but even better your words!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  162. Cute outfit! How do you do your bun? 

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  163. I'll tell you what's perfect- that cat dress! LOVE it. 
    -Becky

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  164. MochaMishMash says:

    Cutest kitty dress ever! Love it!

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  165. CristenFortier says:

    I am so jealous of that dress. I have been yearning for it since it first landed on an anthro mannequin. Sadly my bust line doesn't quite work to fill it out so it cannot be :/ #flatgirlproblems

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  166. Sarah Kyle says:

    absolutely love this!  The bun is perfect.

    sarahladygolightlyvintage.blogspot.com

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  167. Mary Lindsey says:

    I think a lot of people struggle with that negative voice; but being perfect just isn't as fun as being yourself. By the way I love the pop of color of the shoes with the more neutral outfit! :)

    -Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

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  168. Typhanie Stewart says:

    This is such a sweet outfit. I love it.

    My name is Typhanie Stewart, and I am also a perfectionist. Thanks for this awesome reminder.

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  169. Janae Cairns says:

    I just found your blog and I love you!! Your humor and sass and all your FAB shoes! Newest follower!

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  170. Martisony says:

    Your outfit is soooo cute!

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  171. missnazyk says:

    The outfit is perfect and so is your post! <3 Thank you!

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