Cats and Colds


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.

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

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  1. Chaucee says:

    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. Ladiesinnavy says:

    ahhhh this skirt! :) adore it.

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

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  4. Cambria Hempton says:

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

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  5. Megan says:

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

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  6. Sara says:

    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

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  8. Kara M says:

    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. Sweetthing00055 says:

    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. Ingrid says:

    Adorei Kendi! Congrats!
    Beijos Ingrid 

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  13. andréa says:

    love this look! simple, classic, and cute.


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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 /

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  16. Natali Karppinen says:

    Such a pretty and girly outfit! Gorgeous bag :)

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  17. Sarah Kyle says:

    i love the skirt! eeep

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  18. Caitlin says:

    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

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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. Sarah H. says:

    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. Bethany Porter says:

    We rarely see you in black — it looks amazing! 


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  24. Sarah says:

    Super cute outfit! I adore the kittens!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  25. Rachelle says:

    that dress is beyond adorable love this girly look.


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  26. theresa says:

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

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  27. Stephanie Lam says:

    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!!

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  28. simplytatiana says:

    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. Anne Hill says:

    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. Carlee says:

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

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  32. Lauren says:

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

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  33. LeahS. says:

    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. Morgan Liti says:

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


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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

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  37. KelSetz says:

    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. Josephine says:

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

    <3 Josephine

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  39. Andrea St says:

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

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  40. Alyce says:

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

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  41. Afancyday says:

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

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  42. Meghan M says:

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

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  43. Rachel says:

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

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  44. Rachel says:

    AHH cats! Love this!

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  45. Jessicajoneslyons says:

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

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

    x's & o's

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  47. Elaine says:

    a cat skirt?!?!?!?!?

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  48. lavieenliz says:

    love that skirt

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

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  50. Sheislovely says:

    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

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  51. the egg says:

    i hate cats.  but i love that dress!

    xo the egg out west.

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  52. pretty little things says:

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

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  53. Chelsea Mac says:

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

    Haute Child in the City

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  55. Megan says:

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

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  56. Joyce says:

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


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  57. WithLuck says:

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

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  59. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

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


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  60. Donna says:

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

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  61. Caroline L. says:

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

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

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

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  64. 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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  65. XeanaFashion says:

    Cool  print!


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  66. triskelos says:

    The dress is adorable!))

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  68. photosbyjaana says:

    if you ever upgrade to a puppy dress, i could take this kitty one off your hands.  no questions asked.

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  69. Janine BakeGlueandTrend says:

    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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  70. MAHL Twirl says:

    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 😛
    very cute :)

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  71. Jyoti says:

    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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  72. Count To Four says:

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

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  73. Agi Mayer says:

    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.


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  74. 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

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  75. Jessica says:

    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!

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  76. Love the balck and white theme! 

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  77. Zsa Zsa Zsú says:

    Estás radiante, como siempre!!!

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

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  80. Maracuya says:

    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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  81. Mai Linh Nguyen says:

    Get better soon! <3

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  82. so anthro says:

    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

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  83. GiovannaPacini says:

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


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  84. Brandy Saldana says:

    Feel better soon Kendi!

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


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  85. Bethany Small says:

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


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  86. ellen says:

    cute! love this outfit,

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  87. Sizeable award indeed.   Treat it with good ol' vitamin C.

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  88. Laura Whitman says:

    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. 


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  89. Mackenzie Hall says:

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

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  90. Annika Benitz says:

    I have that dress too! I styled it with a black sweater too the last time I wore it!

    Anthro may not have a puppy dress, but they do have a puppy shirt! Here's me in it: (There's also one with foxes on it –> )

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

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  91. Ashley Taylor says:

    Yeah! Dogs ftw!


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  92. Happiness At Mid Life says:

    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.  


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  93. Jennifer says:

    Love this simple outfit!
    xo Jennifer

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  94. julia martin says:

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


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  95. Asilia says:

    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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  96. Lulu says:

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

    xo Lulu

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  97. TheresaTran says:

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


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  98. Alissa Futhey says:

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

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  99. Myah Gary says:

    Lol, you are so witty! Every single one of your posts is hilarious. And ouf course you look fab as always.

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  100. Natasha Atkerson says:

    What a unique skirt! Love it!
    Hope you feel better soon, Kendi!
    NatashaA Modest Fashion Blog:

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

    Hope you feel better soon :(

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  103. Megha Varshini says:

    I really love the skirt.. 


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  104. Intherainblog says:

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


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  105. 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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  106. o_apol says:

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

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  107. Theresa says:

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


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  108. Cassie says:

    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)

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  109. Chrissy says:

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

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  110. Melissa Corona says:

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


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  111. Mica says:

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

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  112. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

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

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  113. joshy says:

    So dimensional … and so freakin- funny.

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  114. joshy says:

    So dimensional … and so freakin' funny.

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  115. Fashioningmylifeindc says:

    Love the outfit! especially the skirt :-)

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  116. 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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  117. Huong says:

    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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  118. Hannah Ladd says:

    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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  119. Melanie R says:

    Love this look!!! 

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  120. Kendi – you look great in everything, but black is gorgeous on you! 

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  121. Nat says:

    Love the sweater over the dress! :)

    XO Nat
    Nat in Love

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  122. 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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  123. Nat says:

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

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  125. Dina Karivalis says:

    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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  126. EllieMaddie says:

    Love your shoes!

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  127. Juna Kalo says:

    This is amazing :)


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  128. kristian satterlee says:

    This is so, so adorable!!

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  129. timeless says:

    It is simple and adorable!
    Stop by

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  130. Rachel says:

    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.


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  131. Four Seasons Style says:

    Love this look!  Beautiful :) 
    Newest follower…..

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  132. 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!

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  133. ashleigh says:

    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.

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

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  135. Katie says:

    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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  136. Laura says:

    This is such a charming outfit!  So chic :)

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  137. Jessica says:

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

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  138. Nout says:

    LOVE the kitty dress! xoxo

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  139. Sheree H says:

    You are beautiful! Fabulous outfit!

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  140. that skirt is adorable!


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  141. Mallory Rogers says:

    You look FABULOUS in black!! 

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  142. Franziska says:

    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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  143. LindaZ says:

    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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  144. lizybeth says:

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

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  145. Cate says:

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


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  146. Faith says:

    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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  147. Jessica says:

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

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

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