The Higher The Heels

posted on: 10/22/2012

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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.

116 comments:

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

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  2. Hahahah sounds like you had a crazy night ;)
    Super cute outfit and yes... Higher the better!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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

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

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  5. Love this look!!! xo, Christina

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  6. HappinessatmidlifeOctober 22, 2012 at 7:30 AM

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

    Alice
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  7. 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!

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

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  9. you look gorgeous! love that blouse.

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  10. What a great moment and such wise words of wisdom! ;) adore this outfit and your definition of a wild night - sounds oddly familiar!

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

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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

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

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

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

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  16. I really love yellow and blue combo. 

    Beautiful. 

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  17. Girl power! Love those 80 year olds :)

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

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

    Typhanie
    www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Your clutch is amazing! Lovin the whole look too!

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  24. Smart lady!...and the older one also ;)

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

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

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  27. that is so funny! You look cute :)

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

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  29. Loving your clutch!

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  30. love!

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

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  31. Lol totally agree specially I'm 5'4 I need all the height I can get. Love this outfit.
    xo
    Rachelle
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  32. 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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  33. i love reading your these kind of stories! :) really like your accessories for this outfit, the bangle to the clutch!

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

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

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

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

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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

    xo
    Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  40. Love the entire outfit - and your funny story!

    Andrea
    www.MyClosetToYours.com

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  41. What a great story!  I'm still smiling.....Pretty blouse!

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  42. love the clutch!

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

    xoxo, Leslie

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  44. Something tells me you watch How I Met Your Mother!

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

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  46. you look so great in yellow kendi! :)

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  47. I love the shirt and the bracelet! Very tribal!

    lauren
    www.peerlesscharm.com

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  48. 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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  49. I agree with that awesome woman! She knows style!
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  50. 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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  51. Love the heels!! You look lovely :)

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. Simplicity is sometimes the best with some funn accessories. Love it!

    xo,
    Naomi

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  55. Very fall-y ! love the colors!

    xo,eelsaywww.theluxuryrehab.com

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

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

    www.sealed-with-style.com

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  58. Love that shirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  59. Heehee! What a fun moment! 

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  60. 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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  61. yellow looks so good on you! sunny days :)

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

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  62. Lovely yellow top! Looks incredible on you!

    Xx

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

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

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

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  66. your commentary <3

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  67. hahaha what a great story! She would be proud. What a great look!
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  68. There is nothing like a good pair of heels!
    Great outfit, I love your top. 

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

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

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

    Kristin
    www.dressedandfed.com

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

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  74. You gorgeous girl you. Yellow is your color xx

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

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  76. 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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  77. Haha that sounds like my date nights! Great post - love the look!

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  78. Yellow is such a pretty color on you!
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  79. What a sweet lady! And your earrings are different, Kendi! Love it! <3

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  80. 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 :)



     


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

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

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

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

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

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

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  88.  I want to know too!!!!

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  89. Catherine Lea AndersonOctober 23, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    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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  90. LOVE this outfit. AND the story. : )

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

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  92. 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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  93. I love everything about this post.

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

    Abihttp://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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

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  97. Wonder if that experience was proof that we've invented time travel... ;)

    Loving that top!

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  98. This is so fall! I'm glad you found your doppelganger. Man! I love saying doppelganger!
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  99. 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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  100. Such a perfect casual, fall outfit. Always love looking at your pics! 

    xoxo

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  101. 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
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  102. Such a cute story! Love this look!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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

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  104. 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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