On Repeat


Today my brain has vacated. Not to brag, but I haven’t had a full day off in a long while and sometimes it takes a toll on my brain waves. I don’t mind working one bit, but somedays I wake up and all my brain wants is sugary cereal and cartoons. And with my brain power also goes my ability to get dressed in the best outfit ever. Usually I can pull something together even if I’m tired, but not today. I try to start every week off with a snazzy outfit (yes, I did just use the word snazzy.), but today snazzy was not going to happen. Neither was cheery, chatty or anything involving a smile. Monday, do you see what you do to me?

So unless you follow me on instagram, you’ve never seen this outfit before. So it’s new to you, even though it’s one of my favorites to throw on. Sometimes an outfit just needs to be put on repeat. This is one of them. This sweater is so cozy and somehow I feel instantly put together. I love pieces like that. Is there such a thing as a statement sweater? If not, there should be. Let’s make this happen, J.Crew.

And if you do follow me on instagram, you know that I drank a few mimosas yesterday and then worked at the shop. Repeated outfits, unwashed hair and a tipsy shop girl — now you know all of my secrets. 


Sweater: Similar

Jeans: c/o Citizens of Humanity

Tote: Madewell

Shoes: c/o Sole Society

Sunnies: c/o Coach

Earrings: Vanessa Mooney

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  1. Sheila says:

    Great look Kendi! I love the sweater and the booties. 🙂

    xo – Sheila

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  2. Morgan Liti says:

    I think there absolutely should be a "statement sweater" thing – J.Crew, listen to the lady, ok?
    Love this look – I can't blame you for putting it on repeat – it would be on mine as well! 🙂


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  3. Typhanie Stewart says:

    Great sweater and boots!


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  4. Natali Karppinen says:

    Great boots and bag!


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  5. Emily Dockstader says:

    Love this!!

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  6. Kendi, you look gorgeous!! love this outfit and you blog. you light up my day 🙂

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  7. Carlee says:

    I think a good sweater is a must. And this outfit could be on repeat all day and I would love it! Great outfit and I love those earrings.
    Almost Endearing

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  8. Oluwaseun S. says:

    I like the different shades of brown used in this look. I have to admit, I also have items I like to repeat; probably too much. Haha 🙂


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  9. alison*elle says:

    This would definitely be a repeat outfit for me too… that sweater is perfect and I always love how cream & brown look together.

    xo, alison*elle

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  10. Cristina Shapiro says:

    That outfit looks too comfy, which is perfect for a Monday. I love your bag too!!!

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  11. I love this outfit!! comfy and chic!

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  12. Anne Hill says:

    That's it I need a cute repeat outfit like this!

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  13. Antonia says:


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  14. Sarah H. says:

    Your hair looks great like this, especially with those earrings peeking out. I think this head should be on repeat.

    Sarah's Real Life 

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  15. mojo says:

    love the all look! viamojo.blogspot.com

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  16. Love that you posted this outfit! I was very excited when I saw it on the gram yesterday…

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  17. jan miguel says:

    I love love love this simple yet cute outfit!


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  18. Rachelle says:

    cute simple look.

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  19. Annika Benitz says:

    There's nothing earth-shattering about wearing a pair of jeans and a sweater. But with the accessories and the confidence with which you carry yourself, this outfit really becomes something!

    Just goes to show, there's no excuse for wearing your pajamas out of the house. You can look amazing even on your off days! Go Kendi!


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  20. Sydney says:

    Not having days off makes me stabby.  Last month I went over 3 weeks without a day off.  You deserve a day off.  And a bottle of wine.  

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  21. Simple, casual, and super chic. I love your sweater too. You look so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. I love this look – even though it's simple, it is completely chic on you!


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  23. Joyce says:

    I love the outit! Definitely worthy of a repeat… Esp the shoes!


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  24. The shoes are adorable! 

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  25. Nothing wrong with a little repeat. That sweater is amazing by the way. May I have it? Thanks.

    Ps jealous of your long legs and the ability to pull off a bootie and jeans and not look like an Oompa Loompa. Not fair.

    Xo Jessica.


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  26. Love a repeat outfit!

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  27. nathyness says:

    You frequently make references to unwashed hair. If it's any consolation, not all cultures require hair to be washed everyday, or nearly everyday. Hang on to that. Go counterculture, haha.

    I love how skinny the heel on this boot is. It starts out fat, then goes really skinny. Are they uncomfortable to walk in?


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  28. Leighleigh Uzumaki says:

    Ha! I love that you admit it though. I felt like wearing sweatpants today, and not even cute ones! But I had to work. So I didn't. Lucky girl!

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  29. daisy says:

    Love this, but I have a question: how does one handle undergarments with sheer tops like this? Do you wear a camisole?

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  30. Amber says:

    Your hair is so SO cute pinned back like that! And while I do follow you on Instagram, I can hardly judge that I saw this yesterday. Very cute and worth a repeat for sure

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  31. Ladiesinnavy says:

    this is so pretty! 🙂 love the sweater.
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  32. I love it and I love your hair!  I have one outfit that gets put on repeat — leggings, denim shirt, flats.  Easy peasy for brainless days.

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  33. Raganwesson says:

    totally agree, that is definitely a statement sweater. also loving those earrings and shoes!!


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  34. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Love that bag 🙂

    xo Jennifer


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  35. I love the sweater! 

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  36. Angela says:

    I saw it on IG but it's totally worth sharing on your blog.

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  37. Iep209 says:

    every cozy chic look, I saw those shoes on Sole Society do you recommend them?


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  38. Agi says:

    love this outfit. And yes there is totally such thing as a statement sweater and this would totally be it.



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  39. Jacki says:

    I love this outfit – and would pretty much make a similar combination of clothing items my uniform if possible! 🙂 

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  40. Shannon says:

    Loving everything about this! Thanks for sharing!


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  41. Whitney says:

    Very nice. Love that bag from Madewell!


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  42. Shannon says:

    Loving everything about this! Thanks for sharing!


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  43. great look, i love the sweater and tote Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  44. Elizabeth Hardeman says:

    Hello, cute and comfy! I love this, you look fabulous!

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  45. Andrea says:

    love your sweater and the shoes 🙂

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  46. Kacie Ellis says:

    When an outfit is this great, why not wear it all the time?


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  47. info says:

    Those booties are calling my name. 


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  48. Caroline L. says:

    Cozy sweaters, yes!
    And, I canceled the day today b/c Kate Middleton is pregnant & I'm using that excuse to implement a personal holiday….


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  49. Marcela S. says:
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  50. Today, I'm living in bloat city, so that sweater looks mighty wonderful. Just the right cut and loveliness. I also enjoy the pop of color that those earrings provide. 

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  51. Kastles says:

    haha love it! Those jeans look so good on you! And nothing wrong with a few mimosas 🙂 It was the weekend after all!
    <3 Kastles 

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  52. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I love this outfit so cute!


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  53. Ashley Taylor says:

    I love the sweater!

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  54. prettylittlefawn says:

    I do follow your instagram, but I never mind a repeated outfit. You earned those mimosas anyways!

    xoxowww.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.comPS: Stop by my blog if you like cats, flowers, and thrift store adventures. I just did a "What's in my Bag" post, and started my holiday gift guide!

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  55. Amber Rathvon says:

    I love your sweater and booties!  Your outfit looks so comfy!  =)

    Avec Amber

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  56. I'm wearing the same sweater as you in my blog post today! I love it. It looks great on you!

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  57.  Love the simplicity of it!

    Monica from  Fashion Koketi

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  58. RoselyC says:

    Sometimes the simplest outfits are the ones we are more likely to recreate time and time again.

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  59. Girlie Blogger says:

    Very cute and casual outfit for a day of no brain activity – lol – you are funny. Enjoy your day off.

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  60. I love this sweater! Your hair looks really cute like this, too!

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  61. isabelle says:
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  62. Juna Kalo says:

    Wonderful outfit as usual! 🙂 


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  63. Kristian Satterlee says:

    There are definitely outfits that need to be on repeat and of course this is one of them! It's too good of an outfit- not to mention simple, comfortable-looking and classic- not to be. 


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  64. Terri says:

    I have many outfits that get put on repeat, mainly when I'm either on vacation or at work.  If judgmental 18-year-olds don't see me, then I totally turn down the snazz.

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  65. Melissa says:

    What type of curling iron do you use? Your hair is always great!

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  66. Oksana says:

    Wonderful outfit!

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  67. Mara says:

    that sweater looks so comfy! I love it!

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  68. Jillian says:

    Great look – very simple yet stylish. I've been looking everywhere for a sweater just like that too. 
    — Jillian

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  69. Most of us can't afford to have a new outfit every day so….repeats are common for a lot of us. 🙂

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  70. Betsy says:
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  71. Maria says:

    PLEASE have that sweater again in your store. I really love it!

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  72. Closet Fashionista says:

    I love this outfit! Definitely perfect for when you just need to throw something on 🙂

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  73. Dina Karivalis says:

    I love that sweater!  And your tote is great as well.  So happy I found your blog, would love for you to stop by mine and enter my latest giveaway!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings/ necklace giveaway

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  74. Lily Marek says:

    I think posts like this are partly why you are so popular. Even with a pretty basic (but still cute) outfit, your personality and writing are so light hearted and relatable that it still makes for a great post! Kudos to you Kendi! xoxo

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  75. Theresa says:

    I love how you always look classic look, but very modern at the same time!  You always add great pops of color, bold patterns, or just an awesome cut to an otherwise classic style!  You look amazing in this jeans and sweater look!


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  76. GiovannaPacini says:

    Cute look! Loving your sweater and booties!


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  77. Laura Whitman says:

    This outfit is so amazing – so simple, yet snazzy! (Such a great word). Seriously though, those jeans look amazing on you! 


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  78. Chen Christina says:

    I totally hear you on the vacated brain thing. I think it's a monday thing. I love this outfit!! It's so casual and classy, you always look so great in all your beautiful outfits and I look forward to all your posts 🙂 I've been trying to look for a pair of booties like that for awhile, so it's nice to be pointed to the right place!


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  79. Joanna Lizzi says:

    I love this whole outfit!  You are right, the sweater (although simple) is definitely a statement 🙂  I wish it was still available!


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  80. Jenelle Collis says:

    Very cute! <3 the cut of the boots


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  81. Caitlin B says:

    So I tried to make this comment super witty and cool and funny….but it still sounds a bit creepy. Lol, I think your adorable and wished you live in Toronto, Canada.  We are so much alike its crazy! Love this outfit, very similar to my favorite casual go to outfit…nothing beats a drapey cozy neutral sweater, worn in jeans and a cute bootie! 

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  82. Jacqueline Oka says:

    Love the outfit, love the booties. Also had a couple mimosa's yesterday, so you're in good company 🙂
    xo jac

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  83. Nice casual style

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  84. Jaclyn says:

    Love the outfit! Its the perfect outfit to wear on repeat. 

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  85. P says:

    Easy yet stylish look

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  86. Zadin says:

    This combination suits you perfectly.


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  87. Carli says:

    effortlessly chic. that's what this says to me. love it. 

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  88. XeanaFashion says:

    Amazing sweater!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com  

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  89. allie says:

    such cute boots! i've been looking for a pair of black ankle boots.

    xx Allie

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  90. Sarah says:

    Love your outfit! Sometimes simple outfits are truly the best.


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  91. Supal says:

    Don't call it the outfit on repeat, call it your go-to outfit! It's more socially acceptable haha. I do love this look though, especially with the earrings.


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  92. Mica says:

    Such a lovely casual outfit 🙂 Sometimes the simple outfits are the best classic go-to ones 🙂


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  93. Cathy Anderson says:

    Love the simplicity of this outfit…you look great!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  94. Kat says:

    You know what? Sometimes, an outfit doesn't need to be snazzy – this is classic, flattering and nice! No trend salad, no arm party, no buzzwords – just something almost anyone can emulate – I like it!

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  95. I love the cozy chic sweater and the boots. Definitely an outfit worth repeating!


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  96. I love the boots and that sweater is amazing!

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  97. Christy_hockley says:

    Gorgeous! You blog is simply a breath of fresh air 🙂

    http://www.fashion-mints.com or

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  99. Rachel says:

    Love your sweater and booties! This is so chic!

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  100. Lynette @ lynette marie says:

    So strange that you'd post about your purse today, because today was also the day I decided to bring my small Coach shoulder bag to work instead of my full-size purse. Which I regret now, because I'm panicking now that I don't have three types of pain-killers, four types of snacks and 37 pens at my disposal. Who invented small purses?!


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  101. Love this simple chic look! 

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  102. Nat says:

    Love it! Even on repeat! Super cute! 🙂

    XO Nat

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  103. kindredly says:

    i really want that sweater.  Like, really, really bad.  

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  104. kendra genevieve rose. says:

    this is one of my favourite outfits you've ever done! it's so simple, but that SWEATER and those BOOTS! perfection


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  105. Rhiannon says:

    Ooooo I love this outfit! Not blah Monday at all, in my opinion.

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  106. Love this outfit! So comfy, yet very cute!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  108. I saw this Madewell tote on a Christmas gift guide and fell in love and this post just reconfirms my new obsession! 


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  109. Olivia Carter says:

    loooove those shoes!

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