Merry + Bright


You know why I love the holidays? Because you can dress like you are twelve years old and blame it on the holiday spirits. (Technically spirits have a double meaning here — this could be warm feelings or liquor. Take it as you will.) B and I are on a Christmas marathon this week and will be celebrating not one but 4 Christmases. I’d like to say that I have outfits for all of them, but really I only have this one. The rest of the week will be celebrated as it should be: with lots of food and in sweatpants. I’m hoping the same for you. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends. I hope it’s a good one. 


Dress: Madewell

Coat: old Anthropologie

Sweater: J.Crew

Tights: Similar 

Booties: Similar

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  1. Nicole says:

    Where's that gorgeous jacket from? Happy Holidays!

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  2. maria medik says:

    Merry christmas to you too!

    ♥ ZARA is the new black

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  3. Kelly says:

    Love it!  Merry Christmas to you and your mister!!

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  4. Laura Whitman says:

    I love this outfit! The colors together are so wonderful, especially the orange sweater. 


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  5. Chelsea Mac says:

    Gorgeous outfit!! Perfect for the holidays. Good luck with the holiday marathon!!

    Haute Child in the City

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  6. Rachelle says:

    Gorgeous outfit, love everything.


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  7. Merry Christmas, Kendi! I love love the little collar necklace. I ordered that jacket online last year and it did not work on me so I returned it. Since then I've seen it on both you and Naomi and it's gorgeous on you! 

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  8. Dani says:

    Happy Holidays, Kendi! Love all the colors, and your dress! It's kind of like a fancy alternative to sweatpants, no? 🙂

    <3 dani

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  9. leah faye says:

    I'm loving colored tights, I aim to get some here soon. I hope you share more outfits with them!

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  10. Annika Benitz says:

    Happy Christmas! I love the combo of coral and pink. And no, you don't always look like you're in 3rd/4th grade or that you are 12 years old, so knock it off! You're a beautiful WOMAN and you should start thinking of yourself that way too!

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  11. Annika Benitz says:

    I think it's Anthro from last season. I heavily coveted it.

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  12. Jealeyni Vega says:

    OMG Love this combo! Adorb's. Merry Christmas Kendi! Wishing you the best and Hope this New Year brings you lots of joy.


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  13. Sarah H. says:

    These colors look great with the reddish tinge in your hair. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    Sarah's Real Life

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  14. Natali Karppinen says:

    Fabulous coat and necklace!! Happy holidays!

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  15. Theresa says:

    Hehe!  I dress like i'm twelve years old all the time, but i never blame it on the holiday spirit!  Maybe i should. . . maybe i should!  Yes!  I'm counting on lots of food and yes, stretch pants will be worn!  Merry Christmas to you!  Ya look gorgeous!


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  16. Iliyana Licheva says:

    cute outfit!! ! Merry Christmas!

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  17. Kelsey Keller Weller says:

    I am totally in love with this look! Does that make me immature? 

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  18. photosbyjaana says:

    that pink coat is just beyond! love the festive look, but I will be joining you in sweat pants and lots of foooood.

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  19. Jupe_Cambria says:

    Dittos on dressing like a kiddo…looooove the opportunity ot wear bright and festive colors! You look absolutely dalring 🙂
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  20. Joyce says:

    Merry Christmas!! I love your dress!


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  21. Such a cute look – love the colour of your sweater!

    Kate xo

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  22. Very cute!!!  Love this color combo.  Merry Christmas.

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  23. Caroline L. says:

    I welcome sweatpants with open arms. This outfit is way too darling! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  24. Caroline L. says:

    I welcome sweatpants with open arms. This outfit is way too darling! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  25. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

    Kendi, you're lovely! I simpy love the color of the tights! Happy holidays! 


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  26. TheresaTran says:

     I love the cardigan!! Great outfit! Happy holidays! (:


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  27. Sarah says:

    Beautiful outfit! I adore the color of your tights!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  28. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thats a pretty jacket! 

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  29. You look gorgeous,  Kendi! Merry Christmas!

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  30. sihijau says:

    love your dress! 🙂 Irene Wibowo
     merry chirstmas

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  31. Terri says:

    Enjoy your holidays!  You look beautiful.

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  32. Taylor says:

    I'd so wear this, any time of year…well, when it's cool enough! Haha. No need to blame it on the holiday spirits.

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  33. The necklace is spectacular!

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  34. 1) I love that you mixed shades of red! So fun. 2) What is that lipcolor?! I NEED IT. 

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  35. Kristin says:

    Very festive! Love the pink coat. Have a wonderful Christmas…times 4:)


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  36. Merry Christmas!  I love this outfit.  So festive!!

    I hope your four Christmases go better than the movie 😛  Yay for food and sweatpants!

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  37. Sheila says:

    Merry Christmas!! I love your outfit! Where are your tights from?

    xo – Sheila

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  38. Lubna says:

    I absolutely love how vibrant this outfit is. The orange cardigan goes perfectly with those purple tights! 

    Lubna | 

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  39. cute outfit! Love the tights!


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  40. cute outfit! Love the tights!


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  41. XeanaFashion says:

    Amazing collar!


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  42. Kinga Sarolta Kavasi says:

    cute dress!Merry Christmas 🙂

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  43. Samantha says:

    I think true holiday spirits require a little of both definitions 😉 And for the record, my 12-year-old self and I love this look.

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

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  44. Very festive colors! Once I hit 30, I dropped all those funky-waisted knit dresses – I always look pregnant or 12! I like to dress my age now! Happy Holidays!

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  45. MariaDejanova says:

    The orange cardigan looks great with the grey dress ! 🙂 

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  46. Katie says:

    ahh i love that coat! kooky arrows 🙂

    Happy holidays!

    Katie x

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  47. Zadin says:

    Good luck with the marathon, I hope you win it.

    Happy holidays, Kendy.

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  48. Linda says:

    Merry Christmas to you and B! We're sweater twins… except mine is covered in pug hair. xo

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  49. Brittany Kyte says:

    Love that jacket! Merry Christmas!!

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  50. love those tights! happy Christmas! 🙂


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  51. Great outfit. Looking gorgeous in the jacket. Your neclace is beautiful. I would love to wear it.

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  52. Mica says:

    Love the coloured tights and cardi with the grey dress! Nice outfit 🙂

    Hope you had a merry Christmas 🙂

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  53. Merry Christmas, Kendi! I don't know what I would've done for my social media project, had I not found you ;).


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  54. Love that coat so much, and I kick myself for not getting it when i had the chance!  Hope you had a very merry christmas!


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  55. Nout says:

    fantastic outfit for the cold weather! love the colors!

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  56. ASparklyHanger says:

    i love the way you play with col,or!gorgeous!

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  57. Dina Karivalis says:

    Merry Christmas!  I hope you had a good one, I love your holiday outfit.  Especially that fabulous coat.  
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  58. Kelly in the City says:

    Love your plays on color! I'm really digging gray and maroon right now, so chic!

    Check out my new blog!

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  59. Jennifer says:

    xo Jennifer

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  60. I love the dress and how you mixed in pops of pink and burgundy! 


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  61. ChicReaction says:

    I love the way how you matched all the colors ! Amazing !

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  62. Count to four says:

    Love everything about this outfit! Happy holidays 🙂

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  63. Dani Noah says:

    Hi Kendi,

    Great use of color! I usually try to pair complimentary colors but rarely think to use analogous color scheme. Quite wonderful. Thank you for inspiring!

    Dani //

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  64. Sydney N. says:

    Love all your clothes and blog Kendi! 🙂

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  65. Jessica Broyles says:

    I've been dressing like a 12 year old, too! Love it, and love the collar! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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  66. Lauren says:

    First of all, I am absolutely in love with your haircolor. It's so perfect for your skintone and your personality too! Secondly, I'm almost certain that your sweatpants ensemble is not as drab as you describe it. It probably is bedazzled.

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  67. Kim Grey says:

    That is such an adorable outfit! I love the colours and the gorgeous necklace. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday week. Cheers!

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  68. You look beautiful! xo, Christina

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  69. Kendall says:

    Adorable outfit, I especially like the collar! 

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  70. Ashley Gibson says:

    I love that jacket so!! Such a stellar holiday outfit, who cares if you reuse it! Happy holidays

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  71. ana says:

    i just wanted to say thank you for wearing this madewell dress all the time on your blog, because its so cute, i had to go buy it, and now its one of my fav dresses EVER!  

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  72. RachECakes says:

    I love love love this coat! So pretty!

    xo Rach

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  73. Lovely outfit! Great colors! 🙂

    Same here! 4 Christmases and only 1 picture-worthy outfit! Lol

    XO Nat

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  74. Genie says:

    The collared necklace is beautiful! I love all of the "spirited" colors in this outfit, and I'll definitely be sporting sweatpants to make way for all of the delicious food!


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  75. Cortnebonilla says:

    I love how you style colors. You do the things I cant ever imagine doing! and who would of thought that these colors would mesh so wonderfully together.?!  you did, obviously. looking lovely as always. xo

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  76. Nikkisgreen says:

    You look like a very smart and sophiscated 12 year old. 🙂

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  77. Charly says:

    Merry Christmas Kendi!

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  78. Prettystrangeblog says:

    Great color combinations!

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  79. Lyosha says:

    it's so Kendie and so not Kendie! fab look! I love the colour choice. so wise

    Inside and Outside Blog

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  80. Avy Stanford says:

    Pretty girl, love your style.

    / Avy




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  81. Clare K. says:

    you may have convinced me to finally get a collar necklace – you pull it off so well!

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  82. Dearpoetdesigns says:

    Love the color combo!
    So polished but still comfortable.
    Love it!

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  83. triskelos says:

    You look so lovey! I love the colors!

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  84. I hope your Christmas was wonderful! My hubby and I had SIX christmases… but we are crazy like that!

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  86. Anabel Gonzalez says:

    definitely looking very spirited  lol

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  87. wastedpixie says:

    I totally love how you mix up different greys and warm colours – this is genius! super sweet photos too <3
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  88. OOOO I love this whole look! I LOVE the orange cardigan and the berry tights. 


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  89. Chloe Mmoon says:

    I LOVE your coat!! So cute!!


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  90. Sheree H says:

    I love the color of the tights! And the jacket is to die for 🙂

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