Two Things


I was telling a friend today it’s that time of year that two things happen to me: I decide I want a baby like right now and that I only want to wear sweaters and jeans. Since 9 months stands in the way of the first thing happening, I shall go with a simple pair of jeans and a sweater. It’s the cheaper alternative, really. 

Also, this is not an announcement that I am having a baby. But this is an announcement that at some time in my life I will hopefully have a baby around Christmas time. Till then, I shall hold my dog baby tight and dress him in children’s clothing and wigs. 


Sweater: Anthropologie

Jeans: Gap

Booties: c/o Payless 2011 // Similar

Tote: Madewell

Earrings: c/o Bauble Bar

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  1. lizette says:

    lovely sweater! and lol!!! poor dog!! haha

    12.21.12 · Reply
  2. Kate says:

    hahahah!  my dog is my baby too, and i always get baby fever around the holidays too!   love that sweater!  happy holidays!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  3. Haha you're hilarious. I don't have any pets but I've been on the lookout for a Christmas sweater for my parent's cat. Animals belong in clothes. We don't walk around naked, do we? No, we wear clothes and even blog about it. So animals should, too. At least wear clothes, if not blog about it. 😉

    Love love love that sweater, by the way. So cute.

    12.21.12 · Reply
  4. Geemash says:

    Love the sweater!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  5. Sarah/Destrehan's Daughter says:

    If the thing about your dog baby in clothes and wigs is true, which it probably isn't, then you must post photos online. 

    12.21.12 · Reply
  6. Sara Martin says:

    Oh, I feel exactly the same way. Christmastime is the only time when I can honestly picture myself wanting a baby. Giving presents and dressing cute kids up in winter clothing is the best.

    Also, I am obsessed with those shoes! Are those cutouts or studs?

    12.21.12 · Reply
  7. Morgan Liti says:

    1. My dog baby doesn't cry or keep me up at night – and she totally looks adorable in Christmas clothing – so I'm with you there.
    2. I love your sweater AND your jeans. I really need to get in on the boyfriend fit thing. Two years late in the game.


    12.21.12 · Reply
  8. & I thought I was the only one… I always want to send out those sweet little announcement-picture-Christmas-card-thingys, they are too adorable. Alas, I'm not pregnant (on purpose), but my friend is & she got to send out those card-thingys, so I shall live vicariously through her! 

    Oh, & love your shoes!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  9. I still think of the lost, crazed poodle sign you posted here. Maybe he would have been cuter in a wig.

    12.21.12 · Reply
  10. Love it – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  11. Lauren says:

    Please post your dog outfits and wigs.  Maybe he needs a blog too???

    12.21.12 · Reply
  12. Rachelle says:

    lol I'm trying to picture the dog with the wig. I love that sweater.

    12.21.12 · Reply
  13. Um, I think I speak for all of your readers when I say… please post a picture of your doggy in children's clothes and a wig!  You look so cute, I just love that sweater! Happy Holidays! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    12.21.12 · Reply
  14. Natali Karppinen says:

    Lovely sweater and beautiful earrings!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  15. I love that sweater! 
    I bet your dog loves to be dressed up in wigs and clothes. I used to do that to our cats. Poor things. It was fun. 🙂

    12.21.12 · Reply
  16. That sweater looks so incredibly comfy!!  Love the booties, too!! 

    xx, Jordan

    12.21.12 · Reply
  17. Kastles says:

    haha  love it Kendi! I hope the store is going great for you! 🙂 I look forward to the day when you dress a baby bump 🙂
    <3 Kastles

    12.21.12 · Reply
  18. Absolutely love the sweater and I have the same  jeans. They are so comfortable! I have to force myself not to wear them everyday!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  19. hailey says:

    you may want to rethink the baby at christmas! my little guy was born last year on the 22nd and i'm already getting sad about people not being able to make his first b-day party b/c of christmas plans. 🙁 i think we are going to do some half birthday celebrations in the future!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  20. photosbyjaana says:

    i don't know how you do it day after day after day after day!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  21. Ashley Doss says:

    Poor dog! 😉  I adore your shoes!! 

    12.21.12 · Reply
  22. kristian satterlee says:

    With a sweater like that, I'd want to wear it all the time too!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  23. Aww, my daughter was born 10 days before Christmas and it is so fun…plus it's ideal that you're not in your third trimester when it's sweltering hot summer weather 🙂  Love those booties – cannot believe they are from Payless!! 🙂

    12.21.12 · Reply
  24. Amber says:

    Those shoes!! Lurve.
    Christmas time is one of the most fun times to be a mama…

    12.21.12 · Reply
  25. ASparklyHanger says:
    12.21.12 · Reply
  26. Laura Whitman says:

    That sweater is so adorable! 

    Oh my man, when you have kids, they are going to be the most stylish tikes on the block!


    12.21.12 · Reply
  27. Love your sweater!  A baby at Christmas is the best thing ever.  Maybe next year. 😉

    12.21.12 · Reply
  28. info says:

    ha ha! need to see a photo of your dog in children's clothing and wings! 

    Love the sweater.


    12.21.12 · Reply
  29. Brittany Kyte says:

    Dog babies are a great filler while waiting for baby babies 🙂 Have a Merry Christmas!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  30. Sarah H. says:

    Meh, I'm not into babies. I'm much more into sweaters. So I'm happy with what's going on here.

    Sarah's Real Life

    12.21.12 · Reply
  31. Love the sweater! Awesome colors 🙂

    XO Nat

    12.21.12 · Reply
  32. lisdom says:

    Great sweater! I love it when you dress casual. It makes my casual look frumpy, but I'm okay with that. I just need to find cuter shoes w/o heels b/c heels and my feet are not friends. 

    12.21.12 · Reply
  33. R.P. says:

    Feeling the same things around here, too! We're contemplating our 3rd, and all I want to wear is sweaters and jeans! But I only have a couple of sweaters – might need to shop!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  34. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this is totally gorgeous!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  35. Kristin says:

    My sister is the one carrying the baby right now (her 2nd), not me. I'm still enjoying my regular sized clothes! Love the color combo on that sweater:)!


    12.21.12 · Reply
  36. ashleigh says:

    lmao. It is so hectic having kids with December Birthdays. My two have the SAME bday at the beginning of December and it is unreal. Aim for March, and loan me that sweater since you will be growing! 

    12.21.12 · Reply
  37. Agi Mayer says:

    Love this outfit. I could live in sweaters and jeans :). Having a child around Christmas time is so much fun. Seeing Christmas through their eyes is magical. I love it.


    12.21.12 · Reply
  38. Madalina Tita says:

     love the sweater! cute outfit!


    12.21.12 · Reply
  39. Sipnwear says:

    Just a perfect outfit!! Love a good sweater and boyfriend jeans!


    12.21.12 · Reply
  40. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

    Two words: awesome sweater! 


    12.21.12 · Reply
  41. I demand pictures of said dog-baby in cute clothes, STAT!

    12.21.12 · Reply
  42. Gorgeous colors and you look lovely! 

    12.21.12 · Reply
  43. Ross Broyles says:

    Great sweater and earrings, love this! I always want a baby around Christmastime, too…… someday! 🙂

    12.21.12 · Reply
  44. Kacie Ellis says:

    I am the same way with both things! But then I remember that I like my sleep. lol. But sweaters and jeans are always there for me 🙂

    12.21.12 · Reply
  45. Anna D Kart says:

    Yeah, having babies around during Christmas time is precious…

    12.21.12 · Reply
  46. You look so pretty! The color combination is flawless as well! Great outfit!

    12.22.12 · Reply
  47. I love your sweater!!!

    12.22.12 · Reply
  48. Melanien says:

    Have a baby; this is my favorite outfit of yours. 🙂

    12.22.12 · Reply
  49. Melanien says:

    i mean by next Christmas. lol  the post should have read:

    Two things: Have a baby by next Christmas; this is my favorite outfit of yours.

    12.22.12 · Reply
  50. Lulu Soler says:

    Having kids around at Christmas is wonderful (I have 4 yr. old twins).  They just get so excited, it's priceless!   Love your looks, so simple and chic.  
    xo Lulu

    12.22.12 · Reply
  51. Caroline L. says:

    Wait you with a baby – that would be the most precious thing ever!!!! Can't wait to hear that announcement 🙂 And this sweater… so gosh darn cute!

    12.22.12 · Reply
  52. Hannah says:

    I am so clucky myself – so I feel you! I also feel you on the desire to keep things casual. Love love love that sweater and those oxfords are gorgeous x

    12.22.12 · Reply
  53. Kira says:

    Babies are good. Dogs in wigs are…disturbing. Love that sweater.

    12.22.12 · Reply
  54. you say two i say four "i want your sweater" go make that baby! 

    12.22.12 · Reply
  55. Happinessatmidlife says:

    So simple but so pretty!  Love your pretty earrings!


    12.22.12 · Reply
  56. Zadin says:

    Maybe Santa will bring the baby this year.
    This look is awesome on you.

    12.22.12 · Reply
  57. Mica says:

    Would love to see pictures of your adorable dog baby in kid's clothes, would be so funny I'm sure 🙂

    Love your striped knit, looks so comfortable 🙂

    12.22.12 · Reply
  58. Absolutely LOVE that sweater and the colors!
    xx Allie

    12.22.12 · Reply
  59. Morgann says:

    Can never go wrong w stripes. Also, got the shock of my life may 2010 when I found out I was due w a surprise baby last Christmas. I'm happy to hear you LIKE the idea of having a Christmas baby! Mine's a gem who turns one on Christmas Eve, and was a fantastic little Santa surprise. Plus I'd love to see 6 mos of maternity posts from you!

    12.22.12 · Reply
  60. Lubna says:

    That is such a lovely sweater! 

    Lubna | 

    12.22.12 · Reply
  61. The sweater is lovely! xo, Christina

    12.22.12 · Reply
  62. Fashioningmylife says:

    Nice sweater! 

    12.22.12 · Reply
  63. Sarah says:

    Love your sweater! 

    The Purse Snatcher 

    12.22.12 · Reply
  64. love your outfit
    click on your blog everyday 😀

    love from Indonesia

    12.22.12 · Reply
  65. anon says:

    too funny! clothes are so cute

    12.22.12 · Reply
  66. prettylittlefawn says:

    Boo! Babies are too expensive! Stick with jumpers.
    xoxowww.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.comPS: Head over to my blog if you love cat dresses, vintage, thrifting, clogs and whimsy!

    12.22.12 · Reply
  67. Staceylovestoast says:

    I'm right there with you, but in sweatpants and a less attractive sweater.

    12.22.12 · Reply
  68. Jess_Dynarski says:

    Bahaha! I love reading your posts they're always so humorous! I agree with you I love wearing simple jeans and a sweater! So easy and so cute. 


    12.22.12 · Reply
  69. melissa armstrong says:

    you are just too funny! love the sweater, colors are amazing…. in that first picture you look a little but like jenny lewis.

    12.22.12 · Reply
  70. TheresaTran says:

    hahah I love this post. (: Great look! Nothing is better than a good pair of jeans and a cozy sweater!


    12.23.12 · Reply
  71. Kristen Honey says:

    You are so funny! But I totally agree with wanting a baby around the holidays! I had my son end of Oct so he would be little and cuddly for the holidays!!

    12.23.12 · Reply
  72. I absolutely LOVE the shoes & the sweater! Way cute!

    12.23.12 · Reply
  73. Olivia Muenter says:

    I usually just create a Pinterest board dedicated to babies / baby clothing / baby style / baby room decor / baby activities and that makes my desire for children go away. Also I realize I'm 19 and can barely manage to put gas in my car let alone care for a human being. But ya know. 

    Cute outfit. As usual. 


    12.23.12 · Reply
  74. Angela says:

    Love the boyfriend style jean on you and the payless heels are too cute!

    Method Clothe

    12.23.12 · Reply
  75. triskelos says:

    God, I love Antropologie! Such a great mix of colors on your sweater!

    12.23.12 · Reply
  76. Asilia says:

    Love the outfit.
    Are you planning to reinstate 30 for 30? I only discovered it after the last one ended, and I, and I am sure many others, love the idea.

    12.23.12 · Reply
  77. Ashley Taylor says:

    Love that sweater! I want it! And your booties are cute too. By the way, you're not the only one who treats their fur baby as a human baby. My little Todd eats it up!


    12.23.12 · Reply
  78. That sweater is awesome! And your shoes look perfect with it! 


    12.23.12 · Reply
  79. Jaclyn says:

    Sweater and jeans are perfect this time of year!  I love your hair

    12.23.12 · Reply
  80. sihijau says:

    love your shoes! 🙂

    Irene Wibowo

    12.24.12 · Reply
  81. Love it! The sweater is PERFECT!

    12.24.12 · Reply
  82. Rach says:

    This is one of my absolute favorites. You look so darling all the time but there's something so feminine and graceful you've added to the basic sweater and jeans.

    12.24.12 · Reply
  83. Smsalter19 says:

    beautiful! how do you maintain the red in your hair?

    12.24.12 · Reply
  84. Elle says:

    Gorgeous colorblock sweater, Kendi! Also, you and Brian would make the CUTEST babies!! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of
    my latest outfit post!

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

    12.24.12 · Reply
  85. Elojacques says:

    Sweet but at the same time precise.

    12.24.12 · Reply
  86. Cute post and outfit! Wishing your wishes for a chrismas baby may someday be a reality!

    12.24.12 · Reply
  87. Love your sweater!

    Kate xo

    12.24.12 · Reply
  88. I am loving the navy!

    And dont worry, i dress up my cat lol.


    12.25.12 · Reply
  89. Anestazia Brace says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured this look on my blog because I LOVE IT! Here's the link if you want to check it out!

    12.25.12 · Reply
  90. Caitlin says:

    You.are.hilarious. Fingers crossed for a Christmas baby for you so poor baby Carlos can give up wigs and children's clothing.

    12.25.12 · Reply
  91. Jennifer says:

    Great sweater!
    xo Jennifer

    12.26.12 · Reply
  92. Chelsea Lajterman says:

    Really like the color block sweater! It reminds me of J.Crew's version of the color block sweater. Great find! 

    Check out my newest outfit and follow if you'd like! 🙂 

    12.28.12 · Reply
  93. I want to see the dig wigs!

    12.28.12 · Reply
  94. Rachael says:

    Well, you are just stupid adorable.  And I'm jealous because I'd like to dress like you do, and look like I just walked out of someone's catalog, but my shape and size is all wrong (I can wear a girls' size 14 jeans because I'm tiny and only 5'4" but I'm long-waisted and have superlong monkey arms.  So nothing fits right.  Ever.)

    So where do I start if I want to look cute but don't know how???????

    And you do NOT want a baby a Christmastime.  I only say this because I was once pregnant at Christmastime (my daughter's birthday is January 8) and watching everyone have holiday food and wine and drinks while I couldn't even sit comfortably made me depressed.  In my opinion, it would be much better to have a baby in fall so that by the time Christmas comes, you can dress the baby in awesome clothes AND have all the fun that comes with the holidays.  🙂

    12.28.12 · Reply
  95. Michelle says:

    I bought the bag. Enough said!

    12.29.12 · Reply
  96. Anabel Gonzalez says:

    that sweater is my fav

    12.29.12 · Reply
  97. Is it wrong that I want you to have a baby just so I can ooh and aaah over your maternity fashion? Of course even if you got busy rightthissecond it wouldn't do me any good since I'm already 7 months along. Ah well.

    12.29.12 · Reply
  98. Sheree H says:

    You are so adorable! Love love that sweater.

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  99. Mariana Paulos says:

    Lovely Look. 🙂

    01.08.13 · Reply