Almost Hippie


Although I’m glad I chopped my locks this time last year, I’m really glad they are getting longer these days. Because let’s be honest — short hair you must wash and style every single day (at least I did — the bedhead that I awoke with was truly terrifying.) But long hair? Long hair was made to be dirty. Not that my hair is dirty in this post. Oh no I woke up at 4 am, showered, washed and dried my hair just to braid it. I just like the option of it being dirty. (*wink, wink*) I’m always clean, ok? Always.

What is it about floral shirts that make me feel like a flower child? Probably the part that I wasn’t alive for any of the 60’s or 70’s and I don’t have a correct grasp on the term ‘flower child.’ My definition is a hot mess of a person running a shop who likes to braid her hair and wear a flowy floral shirt. It’s practically Woodstock over here.


Top // Madewell

Jeans // Anthropologie

Tote // Madewell

Shoes // c/o Blowfish (2011)

Lips // Sephora

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  1. Natali Karppinen says:

    You look super pretty and girly 🙂

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  2. Angelajoyholmes says:

    I'm sincerely obsessed with that madwell bag, and your never ceasing amazingly witty references (e.g. Your Floral shirt & Woodstock). 
    All I can say is Thank you 😉 

    XOX Angela

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  3. Your hair looks adorable! I really wish I could pull that look off but I always feel like I look like a 12 year old trying to channel Heidi. Not Klum. 

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  4. Joyce says:

    I love the braid! And yea… Long hair def was made to have the option to be dirty.


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  5. Danielle Lewis says:

    Loving your cute hair!

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  6. Jessie says:

    Great outfit, as always!!! And beautiful hair! Do you have a tutorial for it?

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  7. Fiona says:

    I've always been a short-hair-girl, and having spent the last six months desperately growing my hair I get terrified when my sister tells me off for washing it every day. Such a weird idea for me, I mean: clean hair = clean heart (or something like that!)
    I need to get acquainted with dry shampoo… too many hours being wasted with a hairdryer!

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  8. GlamourGirl_bg says:

    amazing look! love the pants!!!

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  9. lavieenliz says:

    love the floral shirt

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  10. Brittany says:

    I always wear my hair like this when I have no time to dry it! Cute shirt by the way 🙂

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  11. I tried on that shirt at Madewell the other day and talked myself out of "needing" it.  After seeing how cute it looks on you, now I need it!  You look gorgeous!  Love your hair style too.

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  12. Josephine says:

    Love your braids, and those pants! This is such a fun look. And that is definitely a bonus of long hair!

    <3 Josephine

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  13. Hannah says:

    OMG please do a tutorial for that hair do. I'm swooning over here.

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  14. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Kendi – those pants are amazing!

    xo Jennifer

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  15. Tracie says:

    Cute outfit but I couldn't fork out that much money for one outfit.

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  16. Your hair looks super cute. Love the floral top and your jeans!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  17. I love the top. How many braids do you have in your hair? Mine is so thin IDK if that would be a good look. Plus I'm blond. I'd look like a Swedish Milk Maid….But I still want to try. Tutorial?

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  18. Daisy says:

    Girl…. these pants are too tight!  Look at all the wrinkling/creasing/whatever you call it… it completely distracts from whatever else you have going on.  These ripples mean size up.  Sizing up is not a bad thing: sizing up is for comfort, it's for form flattering silhouettes.  Sizing up is our friend.  Oh boy.

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  19. Morgan Liti says:

    I was JUST going to say – "gosh, it's really looking like Woodstock over there," but yo took the words right out of my mouth. 😉

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  20. Oksana says:

    Beautiful shirt!

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  21. Caroline says:

    Love the hair! Tutorial please.

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  22. photosbyjaana says:

    those pants!  you look great, don't worry about being dirty.  when you have kids, you can totally get away with washing your hair once a week.  and you have a store. and a blog.  and a busy life. so i think its totally acceptable!  plus you pull it off so cute.

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  23. Kacie Ellis says:

    Lol! Whenever I wear floral tops I feel a little hippie too 🙂

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  24. You're like a hippie but from the future! Love this!

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  25. jan miguel says:

    I looove your pants!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested 🙂

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  26. Jess says:

    the shirt is really pretty, I can't believe your hair is already long enough for the hair look … love it!

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  27. i love that outfit!! the floral looks so pretty on you. and your hair is adorable!

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  28. raganwesson says:

    Kendi you have great style! love this outfit!

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  29. Sammy Casey says:

    Love the coated pants!!!!

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  30. Rachelle says:

    very cute top and the coated pants are fab.

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  31. cait & val says:

    stunning kemdi.
    simply one of your best, you could be walking down a little french street. . . sigh. we're in love.

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

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  32. RueDuhamel says:

    Just bought this print from Madewell in dress form! Great find 🙂 I read a lot of online fashion blogs, but yours is the only one I lol reading, so way to be fashionable and funny!

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  33. Carlee says:

    Super cute! I love the braid in your hair, dirty or not! And I love the print on the blouse. Very different and beautiful.
    Almost Endearing

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  34. Vanessaadams1922 says:

    I love those pants.


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  35. Love your hair like that. Great pants too : ) 


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  36. dorriesiobhan says:

    Wow, I've been reading your blog for – oh my, is it almost a year now? – but I finally had to leave my first comment to say that I LOVE that hairstyle! 

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  37. Cait says:

    Those jeans are fabulous!! I love your hair too!


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  38. Xenia Kuhn says:

    you hair is just too adorable!

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  39. Ootd Erine says:

    Great look! I absolutely love your pants!
    Xx** Only 8 more days to enter to win a $25 American Express Gift Card!

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  40. Crystal says:

    of course i love the pants and hair, but i'm seriously loving the top! it's such a perfect length, and it would go with so much!

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  41. Katrina says:

    I AGREE! (and not at all in a bad way, here.) Kendi – I love your blog and fashion – but what the seams on your pants are doing is called "puckering" – it's the material/fabric pulling/puckering at the edges of the seams. Sometimes, poorly sewn material can do this – or – when something is just a bit too tight. I'm guessing the coated material doesn't sew very well – and could be causing some of the puckering here. It being a tighter fit could also just be making the puckering worse or more noticeable. Some "skinny" jeans do this, too.

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  42. Ashley Taylor says:

    I love you did this with wedges. Too cute!

    xo Ashley

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  43. Ellen Donbeck says:

    so cute! I'm loving all these dark flower prints for Fall, so pretty

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  44. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Pretty colors on your blouse – so many options!


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  45. Kory @ A New Journey says:

    Cutest top ever!

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  46. Amy says:

    I love your hair like that and those jeans look great on you! xo, Amy

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  47. Nat says:

    Those jeans look amazing!

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  48. Caroline L. says:

    Look at you, flower child! 🙂 LOVE your hair!

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  49. Love the floral shirt, great colors.

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  50. The Style Storm says:

    Love this look, those pants are amazing! Love your style and blog!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  51. I love your hair!

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  52. TAYLOR says:

    Those pants are FIERCE.

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  53. kendra. says:

    Love this outfit! & i love the braids! 😉


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  54. LOL. I feel the same way about short hair. Super cute shirt. The prints are busy and fun.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

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  55. Andrea Twidle says:

    your shoes remind me on mini mouse! In a good/cute way!

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  56. Supal says:

    Hahah I'm thinking the same. I had a very short bob that I would style everyday even when I wanted to be lazy. But since coming to grad school, my hair has GROWN and Im glad since I find styling quite time consuming… and taking away from sleep (not study)!

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  57. Domois2cool4u says:

    great photos!

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  58. Emily says:

    I, too, shower and dry and style my hair every single day! I've read so many things about how great dirty hair is to style, but my morning just doesn't feel complete unless I follow through on the entire process. 🙂

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  59. Mica says:

    Love the floral shirt, from a distance it almost looks like little faces with eyes! 🙂

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  60. Sarah says:

    Love your outfit! The jeans are gorgeous.

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  61. Gomide Luciana says:

    Hey Kendi, 
    why don't u teach us how to braid our hair like yours? What about a video? Hun?!?!?
    Great outfit! Loved the shoes! Cheers!

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  62. Love your hair!! It's so cute – looks great with the floral and coated jeans.  Adorable!


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  63. Short hair bedhead is seriously the worst thing in the world…and having to shower in the morning to avoid it is impossible when its freeezing outside!

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  65. Meaghann says:

    ooooooooo! Love your hair! xo

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  66. AtamAshish Kaur says:

    Love the whole outfit! You are so stylish!

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  67. you should watch "butterflies are free"!

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  68. Those pants are heavenly!! Buying right now…enjoy the commission! 🙂

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  69. jen says:

    i would love to have my hair long enough to braid again. and to have somewhere to wear those awesome pants. looks great!

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  70. Oluwaseun S. says:

    Lovely. I like how you styled the floral top! The pants fits well; lovely color! 🙂

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  71. Betsy says:

    very nice wedges, girl!

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  72. jessica kostic says:

    I don't know if you read all of your comments but I would love to know how to braid my hair like that.  I love that style, but it always seemed too involved for my short attention spanned self.  But it seems, anyway, if you can than maybe it's not as hard or involved as I think.  Ok, maybe that came off as a little condescending, but trust me from reading your blog for a couple of years now it just seems that you appear to be as physically coordinated, technically inept and just plain have the attention span of a toddler as I am.    So if you can point me to a good tutorial for that awesomely cute milkmaid do it would me much appreciated.

    Jessica K

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  73. Kirsten says:

    Kendi — love your blog, love your outfits, love your attitude. You have a great body and you show it off well. These skin tight pants to the point of looking sprayed-on-80s-Poison-video however, are not so flattering. I fear what we'd be seeing in your frontal area if your top weren't just long enough to cover it. You've got a lot of support for these pants, but I just gotta be honest.

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  74. love this look, especially that blouse! and the hair is soooo cute!

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  75. GiovannaPacini says:

    Cute look! Loving those pants and your hair! I keep wanting to cut mine.. but you are right longer hair gives you soo many options! lol


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  76. Shmt says:

    I hope you believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery–because I just bought that shirt. I love it and it's gorgeous on you!

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  77. Francesca says:

    Love your outfit and hair! Your pants are so cute and your blouse!

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  78. TheresaTran says:

    Oh my gosh. Your shirt is perfect. I love it so much!! Your hair is amazing too!! (: 


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  79. Holly Wells says:

    Such a cute look! YOu look hippie-esque, while having a totally pulled together look! Love it! 

    New fan and follower here!xx
Holly Foxen Wells

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  80. Heather says:

    Love that shirt!

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  81. amber0517 says:

    well, I need this whole outfit.

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  82. Christina says:

    Those jeans are COMPLETELY amazing.


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  83. A Anindyaputri says:

    love your blog so much
    your outfits-by-color really help me to mix and match my outfit

    love from tropical country in equator, Indonesia 🙂

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  84. Astifa Kazmi says:

    so pretty and stylish. lovely outfit 

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  85. Corinne says:

    Kendi, I just love those metallic jeans on you!! Something a bit different, but you totally pull it off 🙂

    Life etc


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  86. RachECakes says:

    What a beautiful blouse! I love it paired with the metallic pants!


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  87. Natalie says:

    Love  this color combo, Kendi! Those pants are gorgeous. And I love you in heidi braids 🙂 

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  88. debrakay86 says:

    Gah! Must.get.leather.pants.
    And yes, long hair rocks. Long, dirty hair.
    I think you would have made a great a hippie by the way. Showering or no showering.


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  89. Esonia Knight says:

    U just made me feel really old. U weren't alive for the 70s!!!! OMG!!!

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