Cats and Colds

posted on: 1/08/2013

01.08.13a 01.08.13b 01.08.13c 01.08.13d 01.08.13e

I'm pretty convinced that I have the worst immune system in the north Dallas region of Texas. (While a small area in comparison to the rest of the world, it's still a sizable award.) If someone sneezes within 25 feet of me, I will catch what they may or may not have. I feel like I can blame sitting in a cold office for years with only a computer to talk to that weakened my immune system. Now in the shop, all human contact is risky. And everyone knows cash has two things on them: crack and germs. Which is why I've stopped hugging every single person that comes through the door. Too much risk. And it scared some people off.

I thought I'd pull out my kitty dress for no good reason today. Just because you know….kittens!! Which I am also allergic to, not to be a downer. Truth be told, had there been a puppies dress, I would have probably gone for that one. Chalk this post up to more things you didn't want to know about me: cat allergies, low immune system, pups over kits. I am just so dimensional.


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Sweater: c/o Simply Audrey
Dress: Anthropologie (might still be on the sale racks but sold out online)
Wedges: c/o Sole Society
Earrings: Kendra Scott

148 comments:

  1. I've been in LOVE with this dress since the moment I first saw it on Calivintage.  I have yet to make a purchase (mostly because it's out of my price range) but I still admire it from afar : )

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  2. ahhhh this skirt! :) adore it.
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  3. Really cute outfit, I love the sweater especially.

    www.oohlalagwen.blogspot.com

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  4. obsessed with this dress and the backs of those wedges. photographs are gorgeous. 

    http://gracebyc.blogspot.com/

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  5. Can you do a hair how-to? I have pretty much the same haircut and am dying with jealousy.

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  6. i adore a sweater over a dress. it is super comfy, like wearing pj's in public, but somehow chic and always perfect. plus - this dress rocks!

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  7. I wish I splurged and bought  this dress months ago when I saw it in the Anthropologie in NYC. It's darling! 

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  8. NO lie...I just sneezed!  Good thing it was just at the computer.

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  9. Such a pretty outfit Kendi! So sorry to hear about your lack of resistance to colds and pussy cats! Sounds like you need some fresh garlic in your diet! My hubby was the same when we met - colds, allergies, you name it. Now, plenty of garlic in his diet, no problems for 10 years!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Zoe xxx

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  10. I love that kitty dress! drink green tea every day, I swear that is the only thing saving me from catching ever single sickness there ever was.

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  11. I laughed out loud at the "crack and germs" part.  Adorable outfit.

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  12. OMG!
    Adorei Kendi! Congrats!
    http://ehpapinhodemulher.blogspot.com.br/
    Beijos Ingrid 

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  13. love this look! simple, classic, and cute.

    -Andréa

    ohvadarling.blogspot.com

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  14. Adorable! And if you find any puppy dresses, please let me know. In real life puppies > kittens but on skirts, either is pretty darn cute.

    Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

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  15. Cat outfit! Me-YOW. I love how dresses can become skirts when paired with sweaters. 

    As for the allergy thing-- a few years ago, I found a cat by the side of the road. I took it home to try to find a foster home for it, and slowly suffocated. Meanwhile, my husband and dog became desperately attached to it. Everyone's hearts broke when we had to give her away. But the cat is alive and well, and named "Darling," so I guess all's well that ends well! 

    - Leah / superstarling.com

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  16. Such a pretty and girly outfit! Gorgeous bag :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  17. i love the skirt! eeep

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  18. At least wearing a cat-print dress won't make you sneeze!

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  19. I love your dress! Perfect for the winter weather :)

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  20. :(  Sorry to hear that!  Hope you feel better.  I'm actually home from work with a sick bebe, who also has a cold.  Crossing my fingers that I don't catch it, too!  My immune system is usually crap, but I've lucked out this cold/flu/sick season.

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  21. I know you were stressing over your roots showing, but your hair still looks great, at least in these photos! And as a cat person, I am definitely in favor of this dress.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  22. hahaha!! I love reading your blog, you are too funny! Great outfit - looks effortless, & I hope you feel better asap!

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  23. We rarely see you in black -- it looks amazing! 

    Bethany
    aluckyfifth.com

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  24. Super cute outfit! I adore the kittens!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  25. that dress is beyond adorable love this girly look.


    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  26. You are an amazing writer...oh & your outfits are pretty awesome too :)

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  27. I have a cold now too!! Stemming from my grandpa who gave it to my aunt who gave it to my dad..and you know how these holiday family reunion things work! Love the super cute outfit!!

    -Stephanie@LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  28. MMmmmm girl. You look so good today!! I'm loving you in black- and your hair is PERFECT today (not that it isn't everyday...).

    Git it! 

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  29. This outfit is so perfect! Love the sweater over dress combo

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  30. Although I'm not much of a cat person either, this is the cutest dress! Love it worn with the sweater.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  31. Such a pretty outfit! I am sorry you are sick. I absolutely hate getting sick.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  32. This outfit is beyond adorable. You've inspired me to try wearing a loose sweater over a dress! 

    www.thenotquiteitgirls.com

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  33. I am currently trying to fight off my second cold of the season. It sucks. Hope you feel better.

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  34. I love the dress!! looks great on you! and the bag is super nice too!

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  35. so cute! I totally would have picked puppies, too. Kittens are adorable, but my sinuses and them do not mesh well.

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  36. I almost bought that dress when I saw it in stores, and now I'm kind of bummed I didn't. I'm also not a cat person really but the print is so cute! I love the way it looks with your sweater.

    Strive to Thrive, Nic
    www.Thriving-Wives.com

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  37. So, did you take all of the rhinestones off the toe of these shoes? I noticed they look a little different on the Sole Society site. Anyway, they look great!

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  38. That skirt is adorable! I'm totally not surprised it's sold out online, and definitely disappointed it is. Great look!

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  39. You look absolutely lovely. Such a cute outfit.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  40. I love the dress! I feel like Anthro dresses are alway too long on me though.

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  41. You look gorgeous here!! As a cat lover myself I'm swooning over your dress its perfect.

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  42. Aw, I love this!  Adorable.  And yes, pups over kits any day.

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  43. Oh I hope you feel better! And the kittens are cute (but I prefer dogs, too) :)

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  44. I LOVE that skirt or dress, whatever it is. Darling!

    www.bentica-lyons.blogspot.com

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  45. your outfits are always so fun, playful, but appropriate all the time. 

    x's & o's
    Anacristina 

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  46. love that skirt


    http://lavieenliz.com

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  47. this is adorable. i have no idea why i love that cat dress so much, but i do!

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  48. Awww I hate having colds. But hope you feel better! 

    Love the kitty dress, I would totally get it too if it had puppies on it instead. ;)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  49. i hate cats.  but i love that dress!

    xo the egg out west.

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  50. pretty little thingsJanuary 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    such a fun dress -- I thought it was a skirt at first! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  51. I simply adore your monologues and this outfit...even though I am a dog person!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  52. Great hair day!!! :) Love the outfit, too! It looks awesome with the red hair. Xo

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  53. I love the sweater over the dress!! You look so pretty in black and white!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  54. I've been trying to figure out how to use my dresses more and now I know... buy that sweater.

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  55. awesome look!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  56. Anca Madalina BaboiJanuary 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    awww, the dress is soooo cute! I'm dying!!!! 

    Mamalina

    http://dresssidestory.blogspot.ro/

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  57. I love how the sweater lays on you! Great staple for the closet.

    www.soyouagree.com

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  58. How do you go about making such a quirky dress look so classic? You are an outfit genius!!

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  59. I'd prefer puppies too! Love this outfit. Great one for spring in Indiana!

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  60. best dress ever :) hope you feel beter. 

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  61. I love that kitty print :) So cute! I've been blessed with a good immune system *knock on wood* so I haven't gotten sick yet this winter. I hope it lasts! haha. Hope you feel better soon :) 

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  62. The dress is adorable!))

    http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  63. I love kitties!!!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  64. if you ever upgrade to a puppy dress, i could take this kitty one off your hands.  no questions asked.  http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  65. Janine BakeGlueandTrendJanuary 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I take dogs over cats any day but I love this dress!! Poor you and your immune system, I have been ill on and off for the last 5 weeks now with various illnesses so I feel your pain! Be gone germs, be gone!!

    Janine xxBakeGlueandTrend

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  66. I'm also a dog person ;)
    i love this dress and the fact that you're wearing it as a skirt is awesome!!!
    haha i have some cold thing right now as well :P
    very cute :)
    xoxo
    Birdy
    www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  67. pups > kits. hands down. thought, I do love that dress and sweater combo. very cute. if there was one with horses - i'd take it!

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  68. love love the way you styled this whole outfit, this is exactly how i would want to wear this! 

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  69. I totally know how you feel. I feel like ever since I had my son, I pick up every germ imaginable. He picked up the hand and foot disease just before Christmas and kindly passed it along to myself and my husband. I'm still not better. Love your outfit and hope you feel better soon. Drink lots of water and tea.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  70. I can totally sympathize with you, every time I travel I come home with some kind of cold. It's unpleasant. Hope you feel better soon.
    You skirt is so cute!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  71. Love the kitty dress! Can't believe you have BARE legs in January! So many posts today with snow on the ground, and it's warm enough for you to wear a skirt with no tights! Crazy!

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  72. Love the balck and white theme! 

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  73. Estás radiante, como siempre!!!

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  74. 1) this is adorable & I love cats :)
    2) I'm so jealous you can go bare-legged right now!

     www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  75. Love this look. 
    xo
    Olivia
    http://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  76. Have you ever tried immune boosters?  We take Wellness Formula and the occasional tincture to avoid colds etc and generally, do very well.  There are also diets you can follow that will support your immune system (I found the one I did via google).  Good luck!

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  77. Get better soon! <3
    Mai

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  78. Oh I am so happy you posted this-- I have that dress and have been struggling with ways to wear it in the cooler weather, but love it with the pullover! Hope you feel better soon! xx

    http://soanthro.com

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  79. Such a cute look! Loving the kitty dress! Hope you feel better soon!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  80. Feel better soon Kendi!

    Even with a bug, you dress great! In love with the outfit, but especially the wedges!

    Brandy
    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

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  81. You're posts are always so funny! Thanks for sharing your humor and style!

    Bethany
    www.thesmallwall.com

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  82. cute! love this outfit,

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

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  83. Sizeable award indeed.   Treat it with good ol' vitamin C.
    http://ahkavintage.com

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  84. You look so adorable! I love the sweater paired with the dress. 

    Also, sorry to hear about your illness. Bleck. No fun, no fun at all. 

    He. Your cash comment made me giggle. I was a cashier for 5 years. So true. So true. 

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

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  85. I swear, the new sweater-over-dress thing is the best invention. ever. so snuggly yet so fashionable! hope you feel better :]
    -Z
    sometimesztakespictures.wordpress.com

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  86. I have that dress too! I styled it with a black sweater too the last time I wore it! http://www.annikadotbenitz.com/2012/12/day-118-in-search-of-white-dress.html?m=1

    Anthro may not have a puppy dress, but they do have a puppy shirt! Here's me in it: http://www.annikadotbenitz.com/2012/10/day-57-puppy-love.html?m=1 (There's also one with foxes on it --> http://www.annikadotbenitz.com/2013/01/day-125-dog-walking-clothes.html?m=1 )

    I'm crazy for anything with animals on it, clearly!

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  87. Yeah! Dogs ftw!

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  88. Happiness At Mid LifeJanuary 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Cute dress!  I am totally allergic to cats too - their dander kills me.  Makes my eyes so water & puffy and way too many sneezes too.  

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  89. Love this simple outfit!
    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  90. so cute, kendi!  your hair looks amaze here, too!

    xo julesinflats.com

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  91. I have  a dress with puppy dogs, and I love it!. Though I have gotten comments from class mates such as "why are you wearing puppy dogs?" 
    Because I can.

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  92. Such a cute outfit, sorry about the cold.  Try a good probiotic, it helps :)

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  93. This outfit is adorable. I want to steal it from you!!!!! haha (:

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  94. Colds/flu/everything that is going around right now is the worst!!

    www.theadoredlife.com

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  95. Lol, you are so witty! Every single one of your posts is hilarious. And ouf course you look fab as always.
    Myah
    thehappyhealthywholegirl.blogspot.com
    identifemi.etsy.com

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  96. What a unique skirt! Love it!
    Hope you feel better soon, Kendi!
    NatashaA Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  97. This outfit is just perfect! Everything about it is just a dream <3

    Hope you feel better soon :(

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  98. Such a cute dress!
    xx Allie
    http://www.a-songtopassthetime.blogspot.com

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  99. I really love the skirt.. 

    megha 
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  100. I love short sweaters with skirts like that so cute! I wish it was warm enough in Portland for me to wear that ;)

    Maddie http://sistersintherain.blogspot.com

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  101. A kitty dress! Truth be told I would have gone for the puppy dress too, but the kitty dress is still adorable. I have an obsession right now with cutey animal print pieces. Love the dress.

    -Candida ;)

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  102. I love this outfit so chic. Especially with the cat print in your skirt.

    eypolapol.tumblr.com

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  103. There's something so crisp and clean about black and white!  I love how effortless yet sophisticated this looks!  I am loving that skirt!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  104. I feel like if I ever wore a dress like that, I would have the "kittens" youtube video stuck in my head all day (not that that's a bad thing. it's a pretty adorable video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU

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  105. You crack me up. And I need that cat dress like NOW. I didn't know such a thing existed!

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  106. love the dress with the sweater. perfect!!!! haha and im here with you with the allergies!

    -Melissa
    www.threecupsofashion.blogspot.mx

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  107. The print on the dress is so cute! Really like how you have worn it with the knit too :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  108. Catherine Lea AndersonJanuary 9, 2013 at 4:12 AM

    That cat dress has always been a favorite of mine...love this look!

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

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  109. So dimensional ... and so freakin- funny.

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  110. So dimensional ... and so freakin' funny.

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  111. FashioningmylifeindcJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Love the outfit! especially the skirt :-)

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  112. Kitten dress and loose pullover equals perfect. :)

    A totally unrelated note: is there winter at all in Texas? Looks like early summer. :)
     

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  113. I didn't know your store is that close to me! I have to visit soon. I agree, Kendi! Puppies are much better, but cats are just as good as long as they're in print, lol! I hope you feel better!

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  114. AH! you are my absolute favorite style blogger! Everything you post i would put on in a heart beat. Makes me so anxious to be post pregnant to get back to my non maternity section of my closet! ha

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  115. Kendi - you look great in everything, but black is gorgeous on you! 

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  116. Love the sweater over the dress! :)

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

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  117. Last day of red hair! I'm still sad that the kitten dress is sold out online. Sorry you're sick, but you look purrrfect. Yep, I said it. Feel better, miss Kendi. 

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  118. Me too!!! I cant wait to get back to my reg clothes! Lol

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  119. Cute outfit!

    www.inspirationlush.com 

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  120. I love your writing, you are hysterical.  I love how you pull off throwing a cas sweater over a dress here.  Adorable!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  121. Love your shoes! 

    www.intherainblog.com

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  122. This is amazing :)

    Juna
    http://maadmadworld.blogspot.com/

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  123. kristian satterleeJanuary 9, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    This is so, so adorable!!

    www.withoutastyle.com

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  124. It is simple and adorable!
    Stop by http://tangoella.blogspot.com

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  125. I'm sorry to hear about the immune system and I totally understand, I use to get sick all the time, I pretty much ended up with a cold at least 3 times a flu season but now that I never go anywhere I don't get sick. Anyway, I love this look, how can one beat an adorable kitten print dress from Anthropologie. I love this sweater too, it is hard to find the perfect fitting sweater. You look stunning, I looove your hair.

     <3Honeysuckelle

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  126. Four Seasons StyleJanuary 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Love this look!  Beautiful :) 
    Newest follower.....
    XO
    Jessy
    www.FourSeasonsStyle.blogspot.com

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  127. I have a cat t-shirt that I love, but I call it my "ironic kitty shirt" because a) I'm terribly allergic to cats and b) I prefer dogs! But love your skirt!

    http://kompsi.wordpress.com

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  128. It's that cat dress again! I love that you wore it as a skirt. Try EMERGEN-C and AIRBORNE to help boost your immune system since you work with the public.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  129. You look so pretty in these photos! Your hair is gorg & of course you make me laugh like no other blogger!!!:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  130. seriously, everyone's getting ill!! boo!

    Love the cat print, it's so cute! Also loving that black top with your new redder hair :)

    Katie x

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  131. This is such a charming outfit!  So chic :)

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  132. Because it's kittens! Inspired by kittens! Hope you've seen that hilarious youtube video :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU

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  133. LOVE the kitty dress! xoxo

    http://sandpaperkissesblog.wordpress.com

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  134. You are beautiful! Fabulous outfit!

    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  135. that skirt is adorable!

    Sar
    www.etsy.com/shop/owleyevintage

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  136. You look FABULOUS in black!! 

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  137. girl you look beautiful in these pictures. the background looks like an italian courtyard so either you are on a secret vacation you forgot to tell us about, or texas has some hidden gems :)

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  138. I take  5,000 units of vitamin D every day and it has really helped my immune system.  You look so cute!  Hope you stay well!

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  139. Sweater over dress...what a great idea for bringing summerwear to winter!

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  140. I love wearing sweaters over dresses! It makes the dress work with an infinitely larger amount of things!

    Cate
    Flirtnwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  141. Dearest Kendi, you should start juicing. As in, fresh veggie and fruit juice. Since I started juicing last January, I have not been sick this year. At all. Not once. Not a cold. Not a flu. Just sayin'. You're welcome. ;)

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  142. I love the color black on you. It brings out your hair color. Plus I love that sweater. Cute outfit.

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  143. This is seriously the cutest outfit ever. I love simplicity, but it's also unique and fun. Very nice!

    http://lavendersblue2.wordpress.com/

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