Today was a work day in which I set up camp at a coffee shop and work like a mad women uploading for hours the new collection for Bloom. What I want to wear on these days is pajamas, while being wrapped in a warm blanket. What I should wear is real clothes sans blanket. (You should always wear real clothes, by the way. Always.) I suppose stretchy jeggings and a big, cozy sweater are a close second to pj’s. But still — the blanket was missed. 

Today a 14 year old told me she liked my outfit. She’s either a very sophisticated teen or I’m dressing like a tween again. You know what? I’m going to go with sophisticated teen. She knows the chicness of exposed striped socks when she sees them.


Sweater: Anthropologie

Jeans: Gap

Socks: Target (in-store)

Tote: Madewell

  • Emily Harden

    Very sophisticated teen, for sure! Love the booties and the socks!

  • Jessicajoneslyons

    I love this. Especially the SOCKS with those booties! so cute!

  • Tinacious Me

    I love those socks! They are just too cute!


  • Anna D Kart

    Love LOVE that sweater… and socks are just so cute – complete the look… Can;t wait to see the new collection

  • Jennifer

    Cute sweater!
    I vote for sophisticated ūüėČ
    Super cute!xo Jennifer

  • gracebyc

    I always wish I could wear blankets in public. Love the outift- the dots and stripes are perfect!
    happy hump day!

  • Kristin

    I love your striped socks with boots. You know how you talked about copying looks in your previous post? Well, I'm stealing this…without guilt. Thank you:)!


  • Jaclyn

    I love everything about this outfit down to the socks! 

  • Terri

    Right!?  You're bringing back the exposed sock.  Remember when we scrunched two different-colored socks?  Someone make that come back!

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    cuute! adore all the color here!

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Your sweater and jeans are the PERFECT combo!

  • Ginny Mossman

    So funny Kendi. I never know what to think when my 12 yearl old students say they like my clothes. What's worse, sometimes I like theirs….

  • Christine @ The Pantry Drawer

    LOVE the mix of patterns! very fun

  • Adelealynn

    Way too cute! That teen knows her stuff! ūüėČ

  • Alissa Futhey

    Oh my gosh I want those pants!

  • Rachelle

    In love with you booties.


  • Sarah Johnson

    I recently discovered the skinny jean-exposed sock-bootie look and I, too, love it! It lets me wear warm socks with my cute booties  in this South Dakota winter while still sporting my beloved skinnies. I am so glad this look is "in".

  • Lirio Style

    PJs are the most comfortable things ever! How adorable are these socks!? love the comfy knit sweater as well.

    love from california,

  • kiwifashionblog

    You look adorable! I LOVE the print of the sweater and the pants. The cutie socks are nice addition to the whole colourful assemble! 

  • Stephanie Lam

    I love the colorful socks!!!

  • Samira Reyes

    love the sweater!! this outfit is adorable!

  • Rebecca

    lovely colors and great pattern mixing!

  • Sarah

    Great look, I love your sweater.
    The Purse Snatcher 

  • Rachel

    Your outfits are always fabulous!  I love the color and pattern mixing in this outfit!

    Xo,Rachel Ashley

  • rhiannon

    love this look! you look adorable.

  • melinda

    You are a cute tween! I love your new collection–you look so pretty in all the clothes!

  • Andrea Twidle

    this is so funky with all the mix of prints.  I struggle with mixing prints. love it!

  • Lynette

    Where are your shoes from? Love them! 


  • Kacie Ellis

    Cute look! Anytime I wear my polka dot pants, I feel a little like a tween. lol. But a super stylish tween :)

  • Caroline L.

    Loving the color scheme today! Hey, 14 year olds know best sometimes (although their musical choices are often questionable…) :)

  • Erin Michelle

    I love how the sweater and jeans looks together! And the socks are an amazing touch! 

  • Kay

    As soon as I saw the sweater (and the title) I said…"she look so comfy!!" The colors compliment your winter skin nicely!! Interesting pairing of polkadot pants!!


  • TriniBkBabe

    This outfit is perfect!

  • Carlee

    That is just too cute! I really like this outfit. The colors are great and I love the stripes with the polka dots.
    Almost Endearing

  • Style Sound

    Kendi I love the exposed striped socks… not many people know how to rock it but you NAILED it!

    xo, Karrin

  • Intherainblog

    Super cozy and beautiful!

  • Amyseegarssherrill

    I am in love with this outfit right down to the striped socks!

  • Rebecca Lately

    Ooh!  I love the socks.

  • PennyPincherFashion

    Those polka dot skinnies are beyond cute on you and I love how you worked in the colorblocking trend with the sweater…perfect casual look!

  • Alina

    You know, I would have never put this together, but it works with your adorable personality! 

  • Joyce

    Super cute combo!


  • Carmen

    Cute sweater! Great mix of colors.

    Carmen @ Sixth & Olive

  • Jackie Saffert

    This post brought back reminders of why I decided to follow your blog in the first place. 
    1. Your style is amazing.
    2. Lines like: "She knows the chicness of exposed striped socks when she sees them." 

  • Guest

    Like your dressup style, you are a super star.

  • Amor

    Those socks are ridiculously cute! :)


  • Shannon

    love this look!

  • Leigh

    I love your striped socks peeping out from your polka dot pants! So cute!

  • Chloe Renee

    I feel like our outfits are super similar!

    I really like that sweater, you do look cozy!

  • TheresaTran

    What a fun outfit!! I love the pants and sweater~


  • Amber Rathvon

    I love those striped socks!¬† Definitely vote for sophisticated teen – she knows a fashionista when she sees one.¬† ūüėČ

    Avec Amber

  • Laura Whitman

    That 14 year old has good taste, because those shoes are adorable! 


  • sofaastrout

    Love this outfit! It's so much fun!

  • Sheree H

    Love love this sweater!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I am in love with this outfit and would totally wear it and I am 40 years old…so I am gonna say the tween was sophisticated!


  • Felyn Orejudos

    I so love your jeans!

  • Anna

    in love with your socks and these colors!!

  • Haley Valerie

    I'm a 17 year old girl, and I love your outfit!


  • photosbyjaana

    totally sophisticated!  :)

  • Girlie Blogger

    I like the coffee shop environement. Excellent for freelancers. What a cute sweater. Colorblocking done right.

  • Kajal

    I would have never thought to pair stripes with dots, so clever! I think the pop of color with the socks is pretty creative too :)

  • Mica

    Really like the bright striped top with the polka dot pants! :)

  • Kim

    where can you get the shoes and how much?

  • ashleigh

    YAY! I love this. Its such a beautiful mix of colors and that sweater looks way comfortable!

  • Pocket Sunshine

    Super cute :) 

  • Dot Dannenberg

    Kendi. You are killin' it. 

  • Nanners39

    seriously, those socks with those shoes – love. kudos to you, kendi!

  • Catherine Lea Anderson

    I love how you always wear funky socks and have them peek out from your jeans/boots. LOVE this whole look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  • Heather Moss

    Hey socks, I like where you stand! Cute cute!


  • pretty little things

    the sweater and pants are fabulous — love the combo together! xo

  • Caitlin

    Definitely go with the sophisticated teen; I think we underestimate just how mature a lot of teens are these days. ūüėČ

  • ClosetConfections

    I don't often copy other bloggers outfits, but I'm going to have to make an exception in this case.  The socks and sweater combo is ridiculously cute!


  • Kristen Radka

    Is it funny that I take it as a huge compliment if my 4th graders love my outfit? The other day, one of my fashionable students told me she had the same hot pink skirt from (little a) abercrombie. Although my skirt was not from there, I did feel just a tad bit more stylish.

    Love those jeans! I adore the whole dotted denim trend!  


  • Agi Mayer

    A compliment is a compliment!!! By the way your outfit does rock today.I totally know how you feel. I just want to go and change back into my pj's and watch movies in my bed all day, but alas my toddler calls.


  • christin schindewolf

    i mean this is the least creepy way ever, but i really love you. 

  • Molly {Dreams in HD}

    i agree with the sophisticated teen, your outfit today is absolutely adorable!  love the colorful and fun patterns :)

  • Sammy Casey

    loving loving loving the socks

  • Berty Morales

    That is an amazing sweater and love the rest of your outfit.

  • Fashionable Grad

    Do you have a more budget friendly option for that bag?? I'm in love, but it's out of my $$ range (boo grad school!)

  • Jupe_Cambria

    So excited to see the new Bloom collection!  And I love that you put together such a perfectly cozy outfit that still has so much sartorial interest.  I have wedge booties just like these and wear them all the time, aren't they the greatest?!

  • Ellen Donbeck

    I love this outfit- such a unique color combo I wouldn't think to pick out- inspired, thanks!

  • Chelsea

    love the socks :)

  • Kendi Lea

    Hmmm…let's see. This one is the same shape, but different color:

    This one looks nothing like the madewell one, but it's cute:

    Hope that helps!

  • Count To Four

    those are the cutest pants and the cutest sweater! i love this outfit!

  • Jen Cairel

    I love this so.much.  Your comfy is MILES cuter than mine :-)

  • Petite Adventures

    Love this look! The polka dot jeans are fabulous and your sweater is great!

    Kate xo

  • Ashley

    I love this so much I can't even tell you. The orange being picked up in the socks? Brilliant. And I want that sweater.


  • New Petite

    I always end up getting distracted and looking at all the people who are walking in and out of the coffee shop :) You look amazing! 

  • marjorie

    Cute! I'm curious. Are you wearing those jeans in a Tall?

  • Kendi Lea

    No, they are just the regular!

  • Roberta Prestito

    fantastic look….congrats!!
    roby of per la pa

  • Jessica Wilson

    Me too! I LOVE the socks! I'm copying!

  • Rachel2688

    Do you know why Pinterest won't let me pin your outfit photos anymore? :( it says this photo cannot be pinned!

  • Elisabeth Heinrichs

    I just recently discovered your blog, and I really like it! Keep up the good work!

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  • agungshafira

    great, nice & cool…. mobil sedan corolla


    And the shoes?