The Higher The Heels

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{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.

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

    http://theharrissisters.blogspot.com/

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  2. Kristen C says:

    Gorgeous!!

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  3. Joyce says:

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

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  4. Megan says:

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

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  5. Natali Karppinen says:

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

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this look!!! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

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  7. Happinessatmidlife says:

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

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  8. Ross Broyles says:

    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!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  9. Gina says:

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

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  10. rhiannon says:

    you look gorgeous! love that blouse.

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  11. Chelsea says:

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

    Chelsea
    http://www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  12. Carrie says:

    Sounds like our date nights!
    Style in the City

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  13. 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

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

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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  15. Kristen says:

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

    http://www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  16. Lbrousell says:

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

    -lauren
    http://ourprettypieces.blogspot.com/

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  17. RoselyC says:

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

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  18. Ruth Alvarez says:

    I really love yellow and blue combo. 

    Beautiful. 

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  19. Caroline L. says:

    Girl power! Love those 80 year olds :)

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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

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  21. Typhanie Stewart says:

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

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  22. 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!

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  23. Sandy says:

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

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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. Star White says:

    Your clutch is amazing! Lovin the whole look too!

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

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  26. love the color of the top!

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  27. Mihaela P. says:

    Smart lady!…and the older one also ūüėČ

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

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

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  30. Love Lulu says:

    that is so funny! You look cute :)

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

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  32. Nat says:

    Loving your clutch!

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

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  33. lavieenliz says:

    love!

    doing a giveaway on my blog!http://lavieenliz.com

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  34. Rachelle says:

    Lol totally agree specially I'm 5'4 I need all the height I can get. Love this outfit.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  35. Steffy says:

    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.

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  36. Count To Four says:

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

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  37. Ladiesinnavy says:

    gorgeous color palate here! :)
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  38. Courtney says:

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

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  39. Sarah H. says:

    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

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

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  41. Sheislovely says:

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

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  42. Amy says:

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

    xo
    Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  43. Andrea says:

    Love the entire outfit – and your funny story!

    Andrea
    http://www.MyClosetToYours.com

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  44. Julie says:

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

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  45. GlamourGirl_bg says:
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  46. Leslie L. says:

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

    xoxo, Leslie

    http://www.10thirteen.com

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  47. LOL! that's adorable!

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  48. nathyness says:

    Something tells me you watch How I Met Your Mother!

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  49. Carlee says:

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

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  50. Marsa Lee says:

    you look so great in yellow kendi! :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  51. lauren malmquist says:

    I love the shirt and the bracelet! Very tribal!

    lauren
    http://www.peerlesscharm.com

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  52. 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

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  53. Alissa Futhey says:

    I agree with that awesome woman! She knows style!
    adoredlife.blogpsot.com

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  54. Heather says:

    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! 

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  55. Emily V says:

    Love the heels!! You look lovely :)

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  56. Samantha says:

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

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  57. hahaha…you have the best stories! Looking very chic today with your bright yellow and 5 inch heels!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  58. naomi link says:

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

    xo,
    Naomi

    http://ohmystyleista.blogspot.com/

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  59. eelsay says:

    Very fall-y ! love the colors!

    xo,eelsaywww.theluxuryrehab.com

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  60. Zadin says:

    The jeans look very flattering on you.

    http://www.zadinblog.com

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  61. Morgan Liti says:

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

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  62. Shubana K says:

    Ridiculously beautiful shoes! 
    x
    Shubana
    ‚ô• Love, Shushu

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  63. Meaghann says:

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

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

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  64. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Love that shirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  65. kristian satterlee says:

    Heehee! What a fun moment! 

    http://www.withoutastyle.com

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  66. Linda Z says:

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

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  67. Katie says:

    yellow looks so good on you! sunny days :)

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

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  68. kendra. says:

    Lovely yellow top! Looks incredible on you!

    Xx

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

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  69. Sarah says:

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

    http://www.thepursesnatcher.net 

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  70. Ashleigh says:

    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!

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  71. XeanaFashion says:

    So cute stylish look!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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

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  73. diyraven says:

    your commentary <3

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  74. hahaha, you slay me!

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  75. Sincerelysk says:

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

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  76. Jaclyn says:

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

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

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  78. Jess_Dynarski says:

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

    -Jess
    http://Jessicas-Wonderland.blogspot.com 

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  79. Where is the bag from? Love!

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  80. Love the earrings with the yellow shirt!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  81. Kristin says:

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

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  82. Brandy Saldana says:

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

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

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  83. Bianca says:

    You gorgeous girl you. Yellow is your color xx

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

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  85. Megan Quinn says:

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

    EverythingPretty&More

    Megan

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  86. Zahra Sandberg says:

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

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  87. Yellow is such a pretty color on you!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  88. Ayessa says:

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

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  89. Corinne says:

    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
     

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  90. Ilana says:

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

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  91. Mkm2518 says:

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

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  92. Thoa says:

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

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

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  94. Mica says:

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

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  95. Meredith919 says:

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

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  96. Anna S. says:

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

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  97. Anna S. says:

     I want to know too!!!!

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  98. Aw, cute!

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  99. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

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

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

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  100. Sherri Dickens says:

    LOVE this outfit. AND the story. : )

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  101. Mindy says:

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

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MinuetCrochet 

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  102. Meghan Mee says:

    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 :)

    Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  103. Lubna says:

    Very beautiful shirt x

    Lubna | http://www.ellevox.blogspot.com

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  104. Heather says:

    I love everything about this post.

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  105. Kelley says:

    " 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. :)

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

    Abihttp://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  107. Sarah says:

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

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  108. Kat says:

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

    Loving that top!

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  109. This is so fall! I'm glad you found your doppelganger. Man! I love saying doppelganger!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  110. Amie Kelleher says:

    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. 

    Amie amiebelle.blogspot.com 

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  111. Caroline says:

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

    xoxo

    http://rubiesemeralds.blogspot.com/

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  112. Reggievia says:

    I love the yellow top! <3

    JANE FROM THE BLOG

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  113. info says:

    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. 

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

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  114. Such a cute story! Love this look!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  115. TAYLOR says:

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

    flouncesandhubbub.blogspot.com

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  116. Lili Bishop says:

    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!

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