The Higher The Heels


{Top: Bloom | Jeans: Citizens | Heels: ShoeMint | Earrings: c/o Bauble Bar}
I had an older lady stop and say to me in the shop on Saturday “the higher, the better, honey.” She pointed to my bun and then to my heels. We squeezed each other’s hands and had a moment. And in that moment it was just me and my 80 year old doppelganger, holding each other in the middle of a crazy world.

Little did she know that the heels I was wearing at the time had nothing on these. These are five inch heels — she would be so proud. 

I wore this out for a night on the town with B this Saturday night. Of course we tore it up. And of course we were home by 8 pm. Possibly asleep by 9. Just wild, that’s what our date nights are.
  • Deanna Harris Cruser

    LOVE your yellow!  Beautiful for fall, especially with those earrings!!

  • Kristen C


  • Joyce

    Hahahah sounds like you had a crazy night ūüėČ
    Super cute outfit and yes… Higher the better!


  • Megan

    Cutest post ever. I love it! And those jeans are so good.

  • Natali Karppinen

    Very pretty top and heels! I like this outfit very much :)

  • Stylecouds

    Love this look!!! xo, Christina

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love the top and the pop of color with your earrings.  Where is your clutch from? It's adorable!


  • Ross Broyles

    Awww, I love when you have a moment with someone who you don't know at all, but completely gets you. :) Cute date night outfit!

  • Gina

    Gorgeous top! ¬†I love a sassy old lady…can't wait to be one :).

  • rhiannon

    you look gorgeous! love that blouse.

  • Chelsea

    What a great moment and such wise words of wisdom! ūüėČ adore this outfit and your definition of a wild night – sounds oddly familiar!


  • Carrie

    Sounds like our date nights!
    Style in the City

  • Kelsey Elizabeth

    Hahah I love when older women approach me, their style advice can be amazing (or just entertaining). And that sounds like my kinda night out on the town, weekends are meant for sleep in my opinion :)
    Time Stand Still

  • Jessica Camerata

    Love this fun look! And I totally love being in bed by 9, I envy you for that!

    xoxo Jessica

  • Kristen

    Ha! Your date nights sound like ours! Love these shoes! I agree with the higher the better just not hoochie!!

  • Lbrousell

    i love your earrings and the combo of yellow w/dark denim!


  • RoselyC

    Great outfit. I want those earrings so bad. They are gorgeous.

  • Ruth Alvarez

    I really love yellow and blue combo. 


  • Caroline L.

    Girl power! Love those 80 year olds :)

  • Christina Kmiec

    OOOOh, the embroidery makes it look like you are wearing a necklace. I LOVE that shirt :)

  • Typhanie Stewart

    In LOVE with that top and clutch! Where is the clutch from?


  • JewishGirl

    Did this lady look like you at all?  Because in the awesome sci-fi version of reality, she would be a time-traveling future Kendi stopping in to say hello!

  • Sandy

    Kendi, I think these pics look even better than the one on your Bloom website!  They look so good with the jeans :)

  • Always Maylee

    Haha, I love it. You met your future self! You look super cute in this outfit. Love those earrings!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • Star White

    Your clutch is amazing! Lovin the whole look too!

  • Samira Reyes

    love the color of the top!

  • Mihaela P.

    Smart lady!…and the older one also ūüėČ

  • jacquelyn | lark & linen

    your top is adorable. That colour looks great on you!

  • Laura @ Chaotic Domestic

    I love the shoes, and the top!  Great color!  And I absolutely agree with the lady from the shop. :)

  • Love Lulu

    that is so funny! You look cute :)

  • Nina Baltierra Kahn

    You just made me feel better about my date nights and bedtime in one fabulous outfit post. Thank you!

  • Nat

    Loving your clutch!

  • lavieenliz


    doing a giveaway on my blog!

  • Rachelle

    Lol totally agree specially I'm 5'4 I need all the height I can get. Love this outfit.

  • Steffy

    I love it when older women compliment my outfits.  I don't know why, but somehow, it feels better than when women my own age say something.

  • Count To Four

    i love reading your these kind of stories! :) really like your accessories for this outfit, the bangle to the clutch!

  • Ladiesinnavy

    gorgeous color palate here! :)

  • Courtney

    Loved this story! and your date nights sound just like mine, crazy wild! 

  • Sarah H.

    That story is so damn cute. I love it. That totally would have made my day! And on another note, you can't go wrong with yellow. Well actually you probably can, but you're not today.

    Sarah's Real Life

  • Jen Cairel

    That is the best story!  I love unsolicited advice like that!

  • Sheislovely

    Cute look! I love the skinnies with heels look! :)

    xo – Sheila

  • Amy

    Love that top! You always have the best stories! SO funny!


  • Andrea

    Love the entire outfit – and your funny story!


  • Julie

    What a great story!¬† I'm still smiling…..Pretty blouse!

  • GlamourGirl_bg
  • Leslie L.

    I'm always laughing to myself as I read your posts lol! Love those earrings with the yellow top!

    xoxo, Leslie

  • Kate Jones

    LOL! that's adorable!

  • nathyness

    Something tells me you watch How I Met Your Mother!

  • Carlee

    I am loving your outfit! Yellow looks really good on you.
    Almost Endearing

  • Marsa Lee

    you look so great in yellow kendi! :)

  • lauren malmquist

    I love the shirt and the bracelet! Very tribal!


  • Monica Rose

    What a great story, I adore fabulous older women. My all-time favorite is still "The higher the hair, the closer to God."
     finer feelings

  • Alissa Futhey

    I agree with that awesome woman! She knows style!

  • Heather

    Positively one of my favorite outfits of yours in a while! There's something so wonderful about skinny jeans and a fab pair of earrings! 

  • Emily V

    Love the heels!! You look lovely :)

    xx Emily

  • Samantha

    I adore this outfit, I adore the way you look, I love the bright yellow and the turquoise earings, I just love it all! 

  • Jeans and a Teacup

    hahaha…you have the best stories! Looking very chic today with your bright yellow and 5 inch heels!

  • naomi link

    Simplicity is sometimes the best with some funn accessories. Love it!


  • eelsay

    Very fall-y ! love the colors!


  • Zadin

    The jeans look very flattering on you.

  • Morgan Liti

    So cute (and I LOVE your moment). I totally agree. :)Morgan

  • Shubana K

    Ridiculously beautiful shoes! 
    ‚ô• Love, Shushu

  • Meaghann

    you make me laugh so hard! and you put a smile on my face for the rest of the day! love!

  • Seekingstyleblog

    Love that shirt!

    xo Jennifer

  • kristian satterlee

    Heehee! What a fun moment!

  • Linda Z

    That is such a cute story.¬† I think I just snorted through my nose a little bit!¬† Cute outfit… love yellow on you! :)

  • Katie

    yellow looks so good on you! sunny days :)

    cool heels, & they look comfy too, always a bonus!
    katie x

  • kendra.

    Lovely yellow top! Looks incredible on you!


  • Sarah

    Haha! I love old ladies like that, they're my favorites! You look gorgeous. 

  • Ashleigh

    Love the earrings, they add just the right touch. I am curious though are you wearing lipstick or is this your natural lipcolor? If it's lipstick I love it and I want it! If it is your natural lipcolor I am SO jealous!

  • XeanaFashion

    So cute stylish look!


  • Jessica @ Becoming Refined

    Your commentary always brightens my day, thanks for the laughs!

  • diyraven

    your commentary <3

  • Joanne Almonte Mason

    hahaha, you slay me!

  • Sincerelysk

    hahaha what a great story! She would be proud. What a great look!

  • Jaclyn

    There is nothing like a good pair of heels!
    Great outfit, I love your top. 

  • PennyPincherFashion

    This blouse is so pretty on you – I think you pull off mustard so well…and I love the cognac shoes & bag…just perfect!

  • Jess_Dynarski

    I really like this outfit. The top is so pretty and the shoes are just darling. 


  • Sarah @ Whole Food Half Ass

    Where is the bag from? Love!

  • Ginny Mossman

    Love the earrings with the yellow shirt!

  • Kristin

    Ha, that's my kind of date night! Love this color on you…gorgeous!


  • Brandy Saldana

    lol. love your stories and crazy antics. now i don't feel so bad about not going out on Saturday nights now.=]

  • Bianca

    You gorgeous girl you. Yellow is your color xx

  • New Petite

    One of my fav outfit! Love the photo #4!

  • Megan Quinn

    The yellow is so pretty! Love the shoes too!! I love reading your posts!! I feel like I can relate to you! 



  • Zahra Sandberg

    Haha that sounds like my date nights! Great post – love the look!

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Yellow is such a pretty color on you!

  • Ayessa

    What a sweet lady! And your earrings are different, Kendi! Love it! <3

  • Corinne

    Love those jeans! The colour is super flattering. Haha and that's what most of my date nights are like these days – such a homebody :)


    Life etc

  • Ilana

    that yellow blouse is to die for!
    xoxo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  • Mkm2518

    such a cute outfit! and i love those earrings! great accessories :]

  • Thoa

    You are hilarious Kendi. That story was so cute! It made me LOL… inside my head. That 80year old lady sure has style.

  • Questing Jess

    Haha, I'm sure you'll still be rockin' the heels when you're 80!  :)

  • Mica

    That orange top is beautiful! I'm  jealous you're able to wear such high heels so easily!

  • Meredith919

    Hi!  Where did you get that cuff you are wearing?  I love it!!

  • Anna S.

    I loved your earrings so much I ordered them immediately!  Thanks!  xo

  • Anna S.

     I want to know too!!!!

  • Rebecca Lately

    Aw, cute!

  • Catherine Lea Anderson

    Yellow is one of my favorite shades for fall…so sunny and happy!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  • Sherri Dickens

    LOVE this outfit. AND the story. : )

  • Mindy

    I am loving the yellow and blue combo! It is so pretty and bright! 

  • Meghan Mee

    You have a really great blog! I love this whole look from head to toe! So glad to have stumbled upon your blog! you have really great style! now following :)


  • Lubna

    Very beautiful shirt x

    Lubna |

  • Heather

    I love everything about this post.

  • Kelley

    " And in that moment it was just me and my 80 year old doppelganger, holding each other in the middle of a crazy world." I love this quote so much. :)

  • Belated Bloomer

    Really beautiful top, Kendi. I love that it's yellow, blouse-y and embroidered. :)


  • Sarah

    Loving the blue and yellow…as well as the cute purse.

  • Kat

    Wonder if that experience was proof that we've invented time travel… ūüėČ

    Loving that top!

  • workitChristine

    This is so fall! I'm glad you found your doppelganger. Man! I love saying doppelganger!

  • Amie Kelleher

    I love this yellow top! I've been trying to branch out into yellows and greens lately. I feel like I get stuck in one color far too often! I also love how well the earrings go with the outfit. 


  • Caroline

    Such a perfect casual, fall outfit. Always love looking at your pics! 


  • Reggievia

    I love the yellow top! <3


  • info

    Just wanted to let you know I've chosen this look as part of my Friday Top Five. The unusual mixture of the bright yellow with the neutral brown combo is really stepping out of the box. The use of colour is truly advanced. 


  • Petite Adventures

    Such a cute story! Love this look!

    Kate xo


    You can never go wrong with two pops of bright color. Love the yellow & teal!

  • Lili Bishop

    Kendi– how tall is your husband that you are able to pull off high heels almost daily!?! I'm 5' 9'' too and I always feel gigantic amongst the tiny people of my hometown and even my bf (who is 6'). share your secrets!