So typically we shoot outfit photos in the morning but this morning was so cold that we had to postpone until this afternoon. Usually I can handle it, especially the “winters” in Texas, but after standing outside for more than a few seconds a string of curse words flew out of my mouth and into the nice, warm car I went. I am not proud of my potty mouth, but my friends it was just that cold. The weather needed to be cursed at, trust me.  

I’m not really a fan of winter but I am a fan of warm sweaters that belong in a ski resort, such as this one. And I suppose if it takes this cold of weather to wear such a sweater, then I will suck it up, clean up my mouth and take it. For fashion’s sake, of course. 


Sweater: J.Crew (not online, but found in store on clearance!)

Cords: Similar

Wedges: Similar

Tote: Madewell

Specs: c/o Bonlook

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  1. Erin says:

    Can I just say that I TOTALLY feel you on this weather right now? I am a fan of the cold weather… but it's basically impossible for me to do anything outdoors right now because it's so darn chilly! So I completely don't blame you for cursing the weather. I may or may not have done the same thing while walking the dog this afternoon.

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  2. Ladiesinnavy says:

    cute! loving your sweater and boots! we've been having similarly hateful weather here

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  3. LOVE this whole look. and the socks are totally adorable. I'm such a sucker for fun and cute socks. I hate winter lol


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  4. Stephanie Lam says:

    Love the peek-a-boo socks!! So cutee!!

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  5. Amanda says:

    I looove that sweater! Its really cute on you. I see you've got your hair back to its original color. I liked the red tho!! 🙂 I want you to know that you are one of my top fashion icons and favorite style blogger. 🙂


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  6. Loving the printed socks with the outfit, adorable!

    xo Jessica

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  7. Heather Carson says:

    i hear ya on thet c-c-cold weather, i live in boston!
    {and all my winter shoots are indoors!}
    but, today it was suprisingly WARM, like 65-70!!

    LOVE the polka socks, so cute!!
    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  8. Jess {The In-Between} says:

    Love polka dot socks with skinnies and booties. 
    Gap has a ton of their sweaters on mega clearance lately too.

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  9. Love the glasses and pants.

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  10. GlamourGirl_bg says:

    the best thing in this look – cute socks! 

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  11. Nat says:

    Love the sweater and bright cords! 🙂

    XO Nat
    Nat in Love

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  12. gracebyc says:

    So glad you posted this! I live in Boston and it's freezing for a majority of the year. Happy to see your winterized outfit post {although I do feel bad for you as I also tend to swear at the cold weather}.

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  13. Carlee says:

    Great outfit! I can totally understand about the cold if has been freezing up here in Washington state. I also love those glasses
    Almost Endearing

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  14. Rosely Carrasco says:

    Beautiful sweater.

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  15. Katie McC says:

    I have those exact same socks in tan from Target! They are so comfy and I wore them almost exactly the same way(just different colors) in a recent outfit post on my blog! 

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  16. Rachelle says:

    love your wedges they are so cute, I have the exact same target socks.


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  17. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

    Hi, Kendi!
    Honestly, I don't how long I can handle winters in Romania :)! It's freezing and snowing all the time, and with the holidays being over, it's just not that fun anymore!

    You look great with those glases! Cute outfit!


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  18. Krosefriedman says:

    LOVE the socks peeping through. Perfect fun touch 


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  19. Jane Lee says:

    I can't believe you found that J. Crew sweater not only on sale, but in store! P.S. I love that you include your 6th grade photo in your about me.Jane

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  20. Anna D Kart says:

    You look like you are ready skiing 😉 I haven't been to Texas winter but I'm sure it's not NY winter… THAT'S cold! So I say pack up those nice warm sweaters and ship them over, you can get by with layering lol 😉

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  21. Alissa Futhey says:

    It was so cold this morning in Kansas! I think the high was like 7 when I started my car. It's so hard to look cute in winter and take photos without a coat that completely ruins the whole look!

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  22. Chelsea says:

    love the socks!

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  23. triskelos says:

    The socks are absolutely adorable!) I love them so much!

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  24. Brandy Saldana says:

    Lol. I could just imagine you cursing and slipping into your car. It is especially cold in the bay area today too!. Not looking forward to taking a photo out in the cold, but if you can do it Kendi so can I!


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  25. Jordin says:

    Texas winters are nothing compared to NORTH DAKOTA winters. Temps of -5 with windchill factors of you-don't-want-to-know. I hibernate during winter.

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  26. Franziska says:

    That's exactly what I thought this morning…when they announced it was 8 degrees just as I was about to step out of my car  >:(

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  27. Caitlin says:

    One of my co-workers lives in Texas, so I hear all the time about how "cold" it is in Texas. And yes, I did use the quotation marks. 😉

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  28. Cortnebonilla says:

    So cold today! It was a crazy sleepy day for me . The cloudy skies just wouldnt wake me up. Anyway, lovely cozy outfit. I love those shoes. I need to invest in some brown wedges.


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  29. Cait Val says:

    LOVE the little accents- the polka dot socks & glasses! adorable!

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

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  30. Jennifer says:

    We are having a total cold spell too!

    xo Jennifer

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  31. Super cute sweater and I adore those boots.

    Method Clothe

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  32. Jackie says:

    I share your hate of winter, except that I live in Canada so umm….my potty mouth is THAT much worse.

    I wore those pants today, and think I'll wear shoes like that next time. Cute outfit!

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  33. info says:

    It's a good thing you don't live somewhere cold. People might think you have turrets syndrome.

    Those polka dot socks are so delightful with the outfit! I also like how you have the neutrals next to the vibrant tomato colour of the pants. 


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  34. Kendi Lea says:

    I couldn't do it, not at all. I salute you for living so far north. 

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  35. Cat Munzing says:

    those polkadot socks are the perfect detail!


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  36. Genny says:

    Dude, you and Brian need to come visit me in NH … I'll show you what winter is really like. 😉

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  38. Sarah says:

    So cute! Love your socks!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  39. Priscila Mommode says:

    Love the sweater. You look so cozy! 🙂

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  40. Chelsea Mac says:

    I love this sweater! Great styling and stay warm!

    Haute Child in the City

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  41. Ashley Taylor says:

    Love the Steve Madden wedges and the color combo with the socks and pants!


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  42. Joyce says:

    It was really cold today in dallas!! At least the sun was out though! 🙂
    Super cute how the polka dotted socks are peeking out!


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  43. Sheree H says:

    Love the sweater! I wouldn't normally think to pair gray and brown together in an outfit, but I love how you pull it off!

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  44. Mai Linh Nguyen says:

    lovely color palette! xo


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  45. We're wearing the same socks today. Unfortunately for me, they didn't add the same level of cuteness to my look that they did to yours. 

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  46. Laura says:

    Love the cute little polka dot socks peeking out!

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  47. Jenloveskev says:

    *Swoon I will fit into cute and warm clothes like this again soon i tell myself hoping this baby weight drops off quick 😉 xoxo Looking lovely my friend. 

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  48. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I love this look. That sweater is so cute, I'm sure it'd keep me warm enough her in Buffalo. Your pants are really make the whole outfit stand out. I think I've said this before but I love your shoes. Like really love them. 


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  49. Genny says:

    You were looking lovely in your latest post, Jen. If you weren't holding a newborn I never would have known you had *just* given birth.

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  50. So very jealous of that sweater, saw it in the stores but not in my size 🙁 definitely fit for a ski lodge j crew princess!
    Time Stand Still

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  51. Sarah H. says:

    #1 I have those socks. They're awesome and I love how you're letting them peek out. #2 I would really like to know how "cold" it was in Texas today. Because I took outfit photos this morning and it was 18 degrees. Can you beat that??

    Sarah's Real Life (Bead for Life giveaway in progress…)

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  52. Heykimmyk says:

    I love your street photos but have you considered changing it up and doing some indoor shots of your outfits… especially on the chilly days? That way you can wear a sun dress and no one would be the wiser;)

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  53. Laura Whitman says:

    What an adorable outfit! I love your glasses, they look so fantastic!  


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  54. Brrrrilliant!

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  55. Purelypeanut says:

    Haha I hear ya ! It has been beyond freezing/low temps in the San Francisco Bay Area , making pictures uncomfortable when the wind blows! But like you said and as my mother always tells me.. Pain is beauty! For the sake of fashion 😉


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  56. Amy says:

    love love love this outfit. perfect for a cold day. also, so are curse words. you're not alone!


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  57. Sarah says:

    I love this look! The sweater looks so comfy and cute paired with your signature colored denim! Enjoy the cold weather, Kendi!

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  58. chioma anosike says:

    what an amazingly cozy looking sweater, love your boots too!

    C's Evolution of Style

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  59. photosbyjaana says:

    the socks are so cute.  i kick myself on a regular basis (not easy to do) when i think about how i threw away all my cool, funky socks to be more of a grown-up.  wish i had them all back!

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  60. Theresa says:

    I love the burgundy polka dot socks peeking out!


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  61. Christina says:

    I adore your style and even your potty mouth 😉

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  62. Katie says:

    Love the glasses! I couldn't go without a coat here in London, it's pretty cold!

    Katie x

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  63. Great ensemble for a cold weather!

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  64. Sarah4asucr says:

    The socks rock!
    <3 Sarah

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  65. Oluwaseun Sodunke says:

    It's been very cold here in Minnesota!

    Nice color combination! 🙂

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  66. Oh how I can relate – taking pictures in the freezing cold (especially if the wind is blowing) is my least favorite activity and nothing makes me grumpier.  On a positive note, I am loving this outfit and kudos to you for braving the temps without a coat!

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  67. Mica says:

    Really like the grey top with the red pants 🙂

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  68. Alyssa Loring says:

    Love the socks peeking out from your pants/wedges- so cute! And living in Boston, I can totally relate to curse words in the cold 🙂

    Alyssa @

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  69. MyLifeWhileShopping says:

    You look adorable, as usual! Love how you mixed the neutral grays and tans with the red pants. Really want the shoes you have on! I'm trying to add more tans. I've always been a black person. Love your blog!

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  70. CareertoCouture says:

    Haha love the commentary today, Kendi. I think everyone has been doing their own cursing of the weather lately!! What a great warm weather look. 🙂


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  71. Stephanie Guiler says:

    that sweater looks great paired with those red pants! xo

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  72. Love everything about this outfit! Try winter in Wisconsin….under 20 degrees in the morning…say what?! Next week I've been told we'll be seeing the number 8….all by itself, dear God why do I live here?!

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  73. I guess it's finally winter in Texas :)? I sympathize here in Boston though—it's been ages since I've taken photos outside! 


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  74. Star Lee White says:

    Love your polka dot socks peaking through! Cute cute cute!

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  75. Melissa says:

    Love the bright pants with the cozy sweater, and your cute socks! I definitely agree with you regarding winter – although I feel like if you can still venture outside without a jacket, you're not experiencing REAL winter (i.e. Toronto winter).


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  76. Ashlei says:

    I completely understand about cursing the weather. I usually take my outfit pictures in the morning as well but these past couple of days in Chicago have been miserable. Trying to smile and look like you love what you're wearing is so hard in 18 degree weather with no coat on. Oh the things we do for our blogs, haha!


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  77. Those socks! I must have them!


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  78. Amy says:

    the cold today is really great… watching from the inside of course!

    there's talks of snow? eek!

    love the sweater. looks cozy!

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  79. Anne Hill says:

    The socks with the wedge boots are so cute! Why have I never thought of that?!

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  80. Agi Mayer says:

    Love your outfit. There is nothing wrong with a potty mouth. You should here mine!!! 🙂 I've had to tone it down a lot since having my son. I've literally been living in sweaters the past 2 weeks. 


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  81. Kendi Lea says:

    It was 24 yesterday morning! So chilly!

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  82. Kendi Lea says:

    Agreed! Jen you always look great! And that new baby Finely is just beautiful.

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  83. Megan Judge says:

    When I saw this outfit I thought "she looks like she belongs in a ski lodge with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire" and then you said it yourself!!! It must truly be a ski lodge sort of sweater 🙂

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  84. Rachel says:

    Yep – definitely a ski lodge outfit and I am in love with it. I love cold weather – when I'm bundled up by a huge stone fireplace sipping hot cocoa and watching everyone ski outside the window. And I would wear an outfit like that while I did it. 

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  85. EllieMaddie says:

    What a cozy sweater!  That outfit looks warm and super stylish.

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  86. I love the peak-a-boo socks! They're so cute popping out from the bright pants.

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  87. Sarah H. says:

    OK, I will accept that as chilly 🙂

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  88. Somehow, some way, you pull off poppy pants and oxblood socks. Cute glasses, too.

    And I'm right there with ya', cursing the cold. Yuk.

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  89. Sam {Stella + Charlie} says:

    I know i say this almost every time but THIS really is my favorite outfit yet.


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  91. Love your sweater and the peek of polka dot sock sticking out is, Adorable! I am a sucker for a cute printed sock. Contemplating the whole sock and sandal thing…not sure if I can pull it off though.

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  92. Oh, I sure do love it when you wear your glasses! They look so good on you! You should wear them more! Stay warm in TX!

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  93. I don't think I can in good conscience give you any sympathy  When I took my pictures yesterday morning it was 8 degrees! (2 deg wind chill). Brr!

    Your sweater does look quite cozy though!

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  94. You look amazing with glasses!

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  95. Love this look! The colour of your jeans is amazing and those boots – so cute!!

    Kate xo

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  96. Nieszka says:

    I like how you mixed the red pants with grey sweater. nice alternative to white 🙂

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  97. julia patricia benitez says:

    just discovered your blog and could not help but laugh when i saw this post, because i'm wearing the exact same pair of socks from target. i don't like winter weather too, especially since ours is colder than yours, which means people can't really see your outfit. boo 🙁

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  98. Cats Pjyamas says:

    This is a beautiful outfit. I especially love your sweater and glasses combo!

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