The New Casual

posted on: 11/21/2012

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When it's a work day in the store (i.e. re-stocking inventory or putting up the christmas decorations like today which I'm terrible at so if you like festive things please come help me) I know I can't wear a dress or a skirt because it's pointless. By 11 am I'll want to change into jeans and I can't so I'm grumpy for the rest of the day and I fire everyone I see, even the customers. (Yes, the wrong outfit makes me grumpy. You've known me for three years, this should not surprise you.) What I'd like to wear on these days is a tee and jeans, hair in bun, maybe some Uggs (judge it sister -- they are comfortable, ok?). But since I have to look half-way presentable and Uggs don't leave my house, I've decide that colored jeans and a button down are my new casual. Still comfortable, still presentable. It's like the grown up t-shirt and jeans for when you have to work and you don't want to really get dressed but it's the middle of the week you don't have a choice. I have a feeling that tag line is not going to catch on. 
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Blouse: Similar
Jeans: Bloom 
Tote: Madewell
Heels: Similar
Bracelet: c/o Bauble Bar
Cowl: c/o Seams to Be

104 comments:

  1. great outfit, I love the colours!

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  2. I absolutely agree with you! Button downs, skinnies, and flats are my casual uniform these days. It makes me feel "put together" without all the effort!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  3. That's pretty much my casual look these days too! Super cute

    XO Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  4. I definitely agree, this is my casual too. Love the color of these skinnies. You look so cute. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. Those pants are such a great color!  Love this cozy outfit with the addition of those heels. Cute!!

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  6. And heels lol

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  7. Adore this look Kendi!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com
     

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  8. Great look! I love the shoes and pants. :) 

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  9. I think this is the perfect casual but still put together look. Super cute! And I love your new red hair!

    xoxo, Leslie

    www.10thirteen.com

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  10. Love the colors! Greens and blues on red-heads are the perfect combo!

    Typhanie
    www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  11. Love the colour combo and your hair! 
    Looks great.

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  12. Loving the new hair colour! These photos are magical! I love that blue on you!
    Uggs are comfy, I share the same secret :)
    <3 Kastles 

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  13. Another humorous and relatable post, Kendi. PS. Love the combo of the jade jeans and the blue! 

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  14. So cute. I love the colour combo.

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

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  15. Loved the post. Please keep posting affordable and on budget options! Thanks 

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  16. This outfit looks so super comfortable! I hope that you have a good Thanksgiving! 

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

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  17. this is such a cute look! love the red in your hair! 

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  18. love this look, great colors combination!

    www.anightinnyc.blogspot.com

    enter my jewelry giveaway

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  19. uggs are so comfortable.....remember when they used to be "cool" outside of the house?  makes me nostalgic.

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  20. I am so with you...the wrong outfit will make me a total grump! Your hair looks gorgeous.

    -Candida

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  21. good call.  so cute.

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  22. Haha much cuter than tshirt and jeans... !

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this outfit! It's a perfect casual outfit!
    I was just talking about Uggs yesterday actually. Dislike and mine (which were a gift) don't leave my house either =)

    Style in the City

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  24. Totally agree - button up and jeans is the way to go!  GAP and Jcrew always have awesome button-ups.  Love the polka dots - I have it too :)

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  25. I can't agree enough; the wrong outfit and I'm grumpy too. No harm there sista. Happy holiday! 

    www.soyouagree.com

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  26. Great outfit. I have heard so much about uggs and it doesn't matter how much they criticize them, almost every blogger will confess to owning a pair and wearing them at home. Are they really that comfortable?

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  27. Fabulous snood and blouse!

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  28. Love this outfit, Kendi, and I love the new hair! Happy Thanksgiving!
    xo,Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  29. nice outfit! :)

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  30. My go-to outfit too - so simple, so classic and (as you've demonstrated) still can be fun!

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  31. Kendie, I LOVE You! 
    go back to doing an outfit post everyday, you're the highlight of my day!!

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  32. Blue + green + polka dots = match made in heaven

    LOVE it!

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  33. i am on "casual friday" today (in a regularly business casual office) and opted for a dress, tights, and boots. while i look good. i am similarly grumpy and feel like harming people! i like your idea better!
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  34. Love the mix of colors!  And that snood is adorable.

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  35. love this look. its a nice twist on the fall outfits ive been seeing. there is nothing wrong with some color in the colder months! Ive been reading you for so long now and i just cant stop. 
    xo

    thepolishthief.blogspot.com

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  36. um...we should probably be friends. today, I'm in a button down and leggings because I have to work and I didn't want to get dressed but it's the middle of the week and I didn't have a choice. See, it's catching on already.

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  37. Can I have your hair and your closet? Thanks. ;)

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  38. cute outfit, love the scarf.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  39. Love the polka dots, the cowl and that big cute tote))

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  40. Love the colors in this outfit!

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  41. OMG - Those shoes!!! Love that pop of color:)

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  42. Your new hair color really suits you! Very pretty!

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  43. It's a "new casual" we all could adopt because it looks great and functional. Love the green with the dots. 

    www.withoutastyle.com

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  44. Casual yet chic!! Love this look! 

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

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  45. I love this outfit.Loving the colour of your shoes!

    http://geelongfashionista.wordpress.com

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  46. Love the blue and green together!

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  47.  Lol, you're still rocking heels on your dressed down day. You are too fabulous girl! And your read hair is amazing. Seriously, I think you rock anything!
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  48. Love love love this look! The colors and the dots are amazing! :)

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

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  49. I'm in love with this outfit. Button ups are hard for me because of my chest :( but I want to wear all of this!

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  50.  I have a bennington blue scarf that will really pop with a poka blouse thanks for the inspo, <3 your style :)
    http://iwishiheartblog.blogspot.com

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  51. I love the mix of the blues and greens and how you matched the scarf and heels. 

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  52. Love that tote!

    x Kelsey
    tortoiseinthesun.blogspot.com

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  53. That's become my new casual, go-to outfit too! Buttons on a top automatically equal more presentable. I haven't ventured into the colored jeans territory yet, but I feel it coming on soon; I mean I got black jeggings, so...You look great, Kendi! 

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  54. I'm loving the colored jean trend! : ) You look very nice for not wanting get out of PJs! I always end up looking like a mess when I don't want to get out of my PJs! 

    NatashaA Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  55. You always look so put together! And I've been looking for the most perfect pair of hunter green jeans... these are so cute :)

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  56. I totally agree with you. It's a great go-to on days you really have to work it out. You look adorable and ready fro anything!
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  57. Can I just say I adore how you matched your shoes to your scarf. Darling!

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  58. Love the dots!!!

    Monica from


    Fashion Koketi 

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  59. I love all the colors of this outfit with your hair!  You're rocking the red hair!  Love the gold cuff, too!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  60. EverythingPretty&amp;MoreNovember 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    I totally relate to you! I work in retail and there's nothin worse than coming to work, looking all cute, just to hang up clothes and change mannequins, and put up the seasonal decor.

    I love you outfit! Those jeans are so cute!! Would look great with some cognac boots but I do love it with your colorful flats!

    EverythingPretty&More

    Megan

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  61. Nothing wrong with uggs.  I wore them with a dress.  Odd looks and whispers...pfft - I care not.
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  62. I've been eyeing that tote online since I first saw you carrying it. And now there's 25% off storewide! Clearly a sign I should get it. But two quick questions: does it look like it will fall apart very quickly if I'm prone to carrying everything AND the kitchen sink? And is it one of those leather bags that weigh a tonne even before you put anything in it? My decision hinges on your reply. No pressure there! Lol. Thanks in advance!

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  63. Love the green with the blue.  So pretty!  Comfy & chic - you can't ask for more.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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  64. love the new red hair!

    xo julesinflats.com

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  65. Gorgeous blue!  I love that your cowl and shoes match.

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  66. What a colorful alternative to just "jeans and a tee". You make casual ever so chic!
    PS: If you get the chance, I'd love it if you could stop by my blog. This week I DIY painted a pumpkin pink, showed my new flower crown, had a giveaway, and did a ton of thrifting. Hope you like it!xoxowww.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

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  67. This is the perfect kind of casual outfit! Looks to me like a perfect shopping outfit for this weekend!



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  68. This blue and green combination is really cute! And love polka dots always.
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  69. so pretty and colourful! :) hahaha dressing up is fun, but I assume it gets a little boring after a while...

    http://inspiredexperimental.blogspot.ca/

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  70. These colors are great! How perfect to bring something cheerful into a fall wardrobe :) 

    www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  71. Love the blue and green together :) Hope you had a good day even with all of the manual work you had to do!

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  72. 1. I've always been embarrassed of my secret love for Uggs. But they are like walking on tiny little baby clouds all day. For that, I will let the world judge me. Sacrifices. 
    2. I love this outfit. And your hair. 
    3. That bracelet is fierce. Wish there was a close-up shot! 

    xoOliviahttp://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  73. I can't believe you confess to having UGGs! But if they don't leave the house I'll forgive you. I have some pretty sexy slippers I wear at home as well. Anyway, I love this outfit. I have some green jeans and now I want to wear them with polka dots and blue accents as soon as possible.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  74. Love the way the shoes go with the scarf. Beautiful girl <3.

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  75. I'm always in love with your outfits but THIS IS FABULOUS! 

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  76. gorgeous!! you always look so put-together... i'm jealous :)

    mackenzie
    www.birdfriend.tumblr.com

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  77. Great look! I love the shoes and the colours are amazing. Very casual chic!

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  78. As long as the Uggs really don't leave the house. Ever.
    xoxo

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  79. I just saw you on ch5 news about small business Saturday.

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  80. I absolutely love looking at your photos and seeing bits of my hometown in the background!

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  81. That bag is fantastic! There are so many things I want right now with the Black Friday Madewell discount ... yikes!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.
     

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  82. How do you wear jeans without a belt without feeling... naked?!

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  83. Love the blue scarf! I have one very similar! Love how your paired it with polkda dots and green skinnies!

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  84. You look so amazing! I LOVE the color scheme so much. The polka dots are adorable on you too, what an amazing shirt!  You're always so well put together, Kendi! I hope you had an amazing holiday and fruitful black friday =P
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  85. adore that look. It all works so well together, but I just can't stand those pointy shoes! Otherwise great look!

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  86.  My dear,
     I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because  I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! I'd like to invite you to meet my blog as well.
    I wish you lots of success
    kisses
    http://cottoncandy-peaches@blogspot.com

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  87. Catherine Lea AndersonNovember 26, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    I've never really considered mixing blue and green like this...I absolutely LOVE this look!

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

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  88. I love this version of casual. Still really put together

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  89. I'm sure you decorate just fine! I like this color combo - I'll have to look at light blue and dark teal in my closet as well!

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  90. I love your blog, but it should be called Kendi Randomly rather than Kendi Everyday. 

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  91. Ha -- yes that was me! So random, right? 

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  92. Haha -- yes ma'am. My best friend and I got them for each other for christmas back in '07 and I just can't get rid of them. They are just so comfortable to wear around when it's cold. Plus I mean, it was a gift so I can't get rid of them right? ;)

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  93. I'm a little late on this but it's still 25% off so that's good! Okay so I love it. It is a little bit heavier on it's own because it's leather but it has no embellishments so it's actually pretty lightweight. Now when I carry a purse I mean it so my purses are usually very heavy because everything goes in it. The only thing about this tote is that the straps are fairly thin for the size of the tote. This worried me at first but now they are just fine. I've had it for a month and have carried it almost every day and it is wearing really well. I don't pack it full though, just because I am paranoid about the straps and I want to keep it for a long time. (Meaning I don't use it for my laptop, I am afraid it is too heavy for the purse). Besides the occasional scratch (from me) it looks brand new. I hope this helps! 

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  94. I love that mid-week uniform! Can I work that into the "Monday after a long weekend"? If so, I implemented it today! Jeans, sweater, day old hair and heels.
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  95. Thanks so much for the reply! The bag is being shipped right now. Come to mama! Btw this is totally random, but I used to own and run a small boutique called Swirl and we used to do daily outfit shots too. I feel like we're kindred spirits or something. If you're interested, the blog is still languishing on blogger at swirlgirls.blogspot.com.

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  96. I'm glad I'm not the only one that matches my shoes and my scarves!
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  97. I want to know what color you have on your hair. Professional or store bought? LOVE it!!

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