Snow Day


As I got dressed today I asked my husband if I looked like Christmas. He looked me over and didn’t answer for a long time. His face was searching my face for the right answer. I could see the wheels turning in his brain — “does she want to look like Christmas? Then I answer yes. Or is looking like Christmas a bad thing? Then I should answer no…” Finally he said quietly said no. He made the right choice but honestly, I probably do look like Christmas. It was technically a trick question. Then the weather did me a favor and dumped snow on the ground to really drive home this holiday look one month too late. Or perhaps twelve months too early. Fashionably early is what I prefer, if you were wondering. 


Blazer: Similar

Scarf: c/o Shop Ruche

Jeans: Similar

Tote: Madewell

  • Sheila

    Awww it's cute! Maybe because I love Christmas? lol. Either way I like how you paired the plaid with the red blazer. :)

    xo – Sheila

  • Jhan

    I love the look! And I'm quite surprised at you having snow in Texas. I live in Philly and we've barely had dustings of snow this season. 

  • Caitlin

    It is Christmasy, but tell me: What is so wrong with extending the Christmas season? Nothing. Nothing is wrong with that.

  • Cerrissa

    omg. i had the same thing happen to me this morning.  i was also wearing a green and red plaid shirt similar to the one you are wearing. i almost wore it with red jeans and i thought "this may be a bit too Christmasy" and i knew if i asked the bf he would say, "yep, Christmasy…but in a good way!" just like the other day i wore a red and white striped dress and he told me I looked like "where's waldo…in a good way!"  

  • katrina of

    Christmas or not, this outfit is awesome! I'm jealous of your snow. I've been at a loss for how to dress for winter when it looks like summer outside (but it's still FREEZING cold).

  • alyssa

    i love those boots! 

  • andréa

    such a cute cozy outfit!


  • Anca Madalina Baboi

    Ha ha, funny story!!! 
    Awesome color combination!


  • Ashleigh | Love Stoned

    This had me laughing! I did the same thing the other day with my husband. I asked him "when (??!!) did these bootylicious hips show up???" he said that he couldnt figure out if I was happy about having hips or it meant that I thought I was fat….oh boys…they try so hard to find the right answer.

    xx Ashleigh

  • Urban Wife

    This Austin girl is jealous of your snow. That is all. :)

  • Anne Hill

    Super cute either way! and the snow makes it so fitting

  • Jessica Camerata

    Such a cute outfit. I wish it would snow here, I'm so over this dreary rain!

    xo Jessica

  • Jennifer

    Always love those boots!

    xo Jennifer

  • PennyPincherFashion

    This is just so cute!  I have that same plaid shirt and love the idea of wearing it under a red blazer…totally stealing this from you! :)

  • Abbey

    I have that J Crew shirt and I can't stop wearing it! Jealous of the snow! :)

  • JaimeLopez

    When I first saw your pictures without reading your post that was my initial thought but then I felt it was still very seasonal (winter) and really cute.  I love the idea of the plaid with the red blazer.  I am so jealous of your risk taking! 

  • Natali Karppinen

    Beautiful boots and scarf!

  • Kelsey Elizabeth

    Can't believe y'all got snow! You look straight out of a catalog, and besides Christmas in January is perfectly acceptable in my books! 
    Time Stand Still

  • The Way We Were

    I collect J.crew's all tartan/check shirts from every season. :)

  • The Way We Were

    Your husband is a smart guy. LOL

  • Donna

    Love the plaid and blazer mix! Great look!

  • Rachelle

    You look great, you do look like Christmas in a good way.



    Kendo, this is probably one of my favs of yours to date. If you look like Christmas, I want to too :)

  • Star Lee White

    Haha. Whether there is a hint of holiday in this look, they are timeless colors. I LOVE it all! Great cozy scarf!

  • Carrie

    Christmas all year round! Especially with the snow =) I think you look darling with a side of Christmas =)
    Style in the City

  • Andrea St

    Haha… now that you've mentioned it… 😉 It's never a bad thing to look like christmas, and you're rockin' it! ;D
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Jess_Dynarski

    It's OK that you look like Christmas. We all do at some point, especially when it's not December. I love this outfit, your layering looks so pretty. 


  • Stephanie Lam

    I'd say fashionably early (344 days early to be exact)! I have a countdown clock on my computer so I didn't have to google that number!

  • Simplicity Interrupted

    i think you look like WINTER, & its fabulous!

  • Nicole Clark

    Twelve months too early would still be one month too late.

    Just saying :)

  • Nicole Clark

    I love it by the way. Maybe not the red jacket as I could never carry that colour but the rest of it I adore.

  • amanda

    loving the texture on that scarf!!

  • Morgan Liti

    Psh – you look adorable. Christmas or not. And aren't you allowed to wear Christmas-like attire as long as there's snow on the ground? I thought that was some sort of rule.


  • Always Maylee

    This is the cutest outfit! I love the plaid shirt with the red blazer. You look fab and totally fashionably early!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • Rebecca Lately

    Aww, haha!   I love it :)  Send the snow our way!

  • Cait Val

    you actually just like winter, love the plaid and the velvet blazer together :) love when the snow is white & clean like that! so pretty.

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

  • Lirio Style

    Too funny 'what he was thinking'!! Very cute outfit. And the background is adorable too!

    xoxo from california

  • Shannrice

    Oh I love that shirt from J Crew. I def need some tartan in my wardrobe!


  • Vanessa

    That tote!

  • Coffeebeansandbobbypins

    Kendi, xmas or not, I love it!

  • Brittany

    This post made me giggle. I feel like I always ask outfit questions like this to my poor fiance. Thankfully he has learned to give the right answers too :)

  • Nat

    You look great! Love the chunky scarf! :)

    XO Nat
    Nat in Love

  • kiwifashionblog

    LOL did you ask your husband this question just to test him? it's cute and funny

  • Eleanor @ Sequins & Sass

    It's Christmas-y in a GOOD way – cozy and bright! :)

  • gracebyc

    haha! snow in texas? love the red blazer- super cute paired with the plaid. …love me some plaid.

  • Amy B.

    prefect outfit for a snow day

  • Molly {Dreams in HD}

    red and green is a great combination, and in my mind it's never a bad idea to look like christmas!

  • Sarah H.

    I think if you wore this during the Christmas season, you would look like Christmas. But it's not SO Christmasy that you look like Christmas when it's not Christmas. Say Christmas again. Christmas.

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

  • Ladiesinnavy

    this is cute and christmassy… but it is perfect with the snow!

  • Manuela

    Love that combo :)

  • Adelealynn

    hahahaha!! husbands…they're so wonderful!!! Super cute outfit, I love this look for winter in general! I think this look is right on time.

  • Brittany of @suburbchicblog

    I think looking like Christmas is aspirational and awesome! Haha. I aim to look like Christmas as often as possible…love the chunky monkey scarf and cute, bright blazer! :)

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog

  • Alissa Futhey

    Oh my gosh your husband is the cutest! I also wore a outfit that I thought could look slightly holiday like and then bam, snow and I looked like I was late to Christmas!

  • New Petite

    the plaid with red blazer works so well!

  • Carlee

    Great outfit! I like the Christmas colors and the snow on the ground just ties the look together.
    Almost Endearing

  • Elizabeth

    Ah snow! Where are you from? Is snow a normal thing or pretty rare and exciting? 

  • Sarah Kyle
  • Christina_Does

    I'm really mad at Christmas for ruining the perfection of a good red/green combo 363 days of the year. Hail the brave soldiers that defy it 😛 

  • Joan

    you look lovely and once again i must say how much i enjoy reading your posts! your writing is hilarious :))

  • Dina Karivalis

    Love that story about your husband.  Men always get so flustered with questions like that!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

  • Kacie Ellis
  • Joyce

    I was sooo shocked to find snow on the roofts this morning!! You look so pretty in the snow background!


  • Heather Carson

    cute cute scarf! + so cozy :)

    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  • photosbyjaana

    that cozy scarf looks handmade!  i only know because i have a lot of time on my hands lately and can't. stop. crocheting.  lame.

  • Colleen Romriell

    I didn't think texas got snow…either way you wear it well!  😉

  • Sarah

    I'd say winter festive but not like Christmas!! Great outfit!

    The Purse Snatcher 

  • Ruth Alvarez

    This outfit is lovely. you don't look like Christmas. A bit western but not country. 

  • sofaastrout

    You must be freezing! Love the outfit though.

  • Mica

    Love the snow! I really like the red and green, don't think it looks too Christmas-y at all it works well with the plaid shirt :)

  • 2girlsin2cities

    Here in Chicago we have yet to see snow! I am jealous!

  • PinQue

    Considering I wore an almost identical outfit on Christmas, you might 😉 Red and green always makes for great colorblocking though!

  • Julie

    I think the shade of green and the amount of blue makes you fit right into January without a holiday feel.  :)  I did get a kick out of the description of your husband thinking it through.  hahaha.  Oh, my husband would do the same thing.  So sweet.  You always look great.

  • Kelsey Keller Weller

    Looking like Christmas is never a bad thing ;). I love this look. You are adorable. 

  • Sheree H husband does the same thing! Searches my face and answers what he thinks I want to hear…too cute.

  • Count To Four

    love all the colours and layers! perfect for the weather :)


  • P.S. Lily Boutique

    Lovely look with gorgeous colors too! :)

  • Laura Whitman

    Hahaha! love that little story. The little tidbits of marriage. You look amazing, even if it is a little Christmas-y! :) 


  • jentine

    Ha. I can actually picture B's face as he politely tried to do the right thing. Oh B…

  • Shannon Heart’s

    You look so festive!  Love this.

  • kaity

    admittedly, you do look kind of like of Christmas, but only because of the colors – not the pieces in the outfit itself.  and looking like Christmas is not a bad thing in my book, so you're in the clear. :)

  • Kristin

    Ha, very cute story! You remind me of the holiday J.Crew catalog…which is a compliment cause you look gorgeous! That chunky scarf is adorable.


  • Sarah Welsch
  • Ashley Taylor

    Your husband was right and I think if there's still snow on the ground, it doesn't matter! Plus you look fabulous :) And I love that scarf! The colors in it are just gorgeous.


  • Leigh

    Hahaha I love how long your husband had to think about it!

  • Annika Benitz

    Ha! You're lucky. My fiance will just outright tell me that I look like an eggplant or oatmeal sandwich, unsolicited. I don't really mind.

  • ashleigh

    I think you look sweet and festive but not totally Christmas-y. The boots are so beyond fab!

  • Josephine

    Love this look! Carrying Christmas into January is always a good idea :) And I love that shirt so much–I definitely need to wear mine again soon!

    <3 Josephine

  • Amy

    love the different mixes of colors here! just look at all that snow!


  • Happiness At Mid Life

    You look so fab in this outfit!  I love how happy you look with and the scarf is so pretty!


  • Felyn Orejudos

    your outfits are always so effortless!

  • Boardwalks & Boulevards

    I think this outfit is perfectly winter appropriate. Who cares if its Christmas colors. 

    – Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

  • Adiel

    Oh my goodness, he sounds so sweet. Cute 'fit!

  • Caroline L.

    Snow, what even. And your husband – silly, sweet boys! :) Love your outfit!

  • Lubna

    That is such an incredible outfit! I absolutely love the colors :)


  • Catherine Lea Anderson

    Looking like Christmas is never a bad thing! Love this look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  • Juna Kalo

    Love the look :) Looking like Christmas is not a bad thing. The outfit looks lovely and comfortable. 


  • Madeline Quaint

    I already miss Chritmas, so yay for anything Christmassy already! :) 

  • RunwayChef

    Christmas or not, I'm loving this look!

    PS I can't believe you guys got snow in TX, but I have yet to get any up here in NY!haha


  • Agi Mayer

    Love your outfit and your husband is very sweet. There is nothing wrong with feeling like Christmas all year round.


  • Genie

    The gold belt really ties everything together in your wonderful outfit! It's more like a post Christmas outfit…


  • Stephanie Guiler

    haha that was my first impression too that this outfit was very Christmasy too! it's perfect for a snow day! xo

  • Amie Kelleher

    I love your outfit, and definitely not too much like Christmas. Makes me miss it though! It's freezing here too, but we have no snow. I'm jealous! 

    Love your blog Kendi! Addicted! 

    Love Amie x

  • Leeann Morrissey

    You are so stinin' adorable! Loving this look.

    First time stopping by :)

  • BB

    Hahaha what a great description of your husband's dilemma! That means he's a good man :)

  • Jeans and a Teacup

    I actually did not think "Christmas" when I saw this outfit.  I think I was distracted by the chunky scarf and plaid shirt that I love! 

  • Michelle

    I love the look! The scarf is adorable!

  • workitChristine

    I didn't think "Christmas" when i saw this, but i sure do like it… and Christmas.

  • Brandy Saldana

    I love the scarf! If looking like Christmas is wrong, I would not want to be right! Great look Kendi.


  • ClosetVoyage

    This is just perfect! Boo, Christmas has ruined it for all of us who want to wear green and red together.

  • bellaconsience

    that is exactly how i see my husband thinking too…you are so very adorable

  • Mary Boersma

    love that jcrew flannel!

  • Petite Adventures

    Cute look!

    Kate xo

  • Bridgette Balkman Wensel

    What an adorable look! I LOVE that scarf and that flannel shirt! You know how to dress! :)