Excuses, Excuses

This week at the shop is an office week for me. Now, while I’d like for you all to think that I play shopgirl all day, every day the truth is I don’t. The other side of owning a shop filled with pretty clothes is a desk filled with white paper blackened by numbers. Dirty words like taxes, accounts payable, bills take up most of my days on weeks last this one. Typically if I’m in the shop it either means it’s Saturday or I’m ignoring all of the paperwork on my desk. So that’s why I’ve been in casual mode lately (and also why I’m wearing fake glasses. They help, I promise.) There really is no reason to wear a dress when I’m filing papers and crunching numbers. This is my excuse any way. 
Also, I don’t know when I decided to be so matchy lately but I can’t stop. If you can’t tell my glasses match my tee, spot on. Almost like it was planned. (It was.) I’m pretty sure matching everything I’m wearing is the first step to becoming my mother. 
______________________Blazer: old Target (similar)Tee: Target — not online, but in storesJeans: Joe’s JeansShoes: c/o Sole SocietyGlasses: c/o BonlookNecklace: c/o BaubleBar

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  1. Jessicajoneslyons says:

    love the shirt & necklace.

    02.27.13 · Reply
  2. All About Lady Things says:

    As always, looking lovely 🙂

    A big kiss from Portugal,

    All about Lady Things


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  3. Hilary says:

    Another fantastic outfit. Don't you love office days?

    the lowercase h

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  4. T, blazer and jeans. My favorite work uniform! Love it! 

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  5. I really love how these pants look on you, ultra flattering!

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  6. Carrie says:

    This is such a great look!
    Style in the City

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  7. Patricia says:

    Really nice combination, like jeans and blazer! 🙂

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  8. Sheila says:

    Cute look! I love that necklace!!

    xo – Sheila

    a $30 Target giftcard!!

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  9. info says:

    we all become our Mother's at some point

    I do love the nerdy glasses and that t-shirt is cool


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  10. Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the jeans with the blazer.

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  11. Those are very flattering jeans!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  12. Amie says:

    I love your glasses & your tee!!! So sweet!!

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  13. Love the "fake" glasses! I've been doing the same thing recently.  Although, the sad thing is I actually need to wear glasses but like my contacts better. So sometimes I wear both!

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  14. Asher says:

    Love it!

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  15. love your jeans!

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  16. Joy4kell says:

    From head to toe – perfection!! You're my style idol! 😉

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  17. Cute necklace! It takes real style to make a printed tee this chic!

    Cee. ♥

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  18. I love this look. It's beautiful!


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  19. Gloria Hefziba says:

    Love your shirt =]

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  20. sofaastrout says:

    Oh I need to find that tshirt! Love.

    02.27.13 · Reply
  21. ashleigh says:

    I love it when you look more….everyday? This is something I would wear. I like your fake glasses too!

    02.27.13 · Reply
  22. Kendi from Fort Worth says:

    Just found your blog and am loving it. It's not every day you meet another Kendi, especially one that lives in the Metroplex. I'll be back!

    02.27.13 · Reply
  23. Denise R. says:

    Love this outfit and the glasses!!

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  24. Jen says:

    Are those Joe's Visionairre Flare jeans?  The link goes to the Honey bootcut, but those appear to be flare…..I like them!


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  25. Heather Carson says:

    love it!
    super cute geek-chic look 🙂

    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  26. So true. Running a business isn't just about greeting customers and running credit cards. A lot of support work behind the scenes. You look great in the blazer. Target's the best.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

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  27. Deanna C says:

    I love this outfit, Kendi!  It is so refreshing to see other people wearing non-skinny jeans every once in a while.  You look great!  


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  28. Alissa Futhey says:

    I love the long jeans, I get so tired of wearing cropped pants, it's such a nice change. 

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  29. Love the jeans and blazer combination! 

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  30. carlibee says:

    Great outfit Kendi! I wish I looked half this cute while doing my taxes. Ashamed to say baggy sweatpants are more my m/o when tackling tasks such as these. Thanks for the inspiration though. This outfit makes me rethink my approach to comfortable yet functional 🙂

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  31. Nikell says:

    I love the look. I'm matchy and have been trying to get out of it. If you've got to do "dirty work" then at least you're super cute while you're doing it (^_^)

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  32. Sarah says:

    Love love the tea!!

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  33. Chelsea Mac says:

    This tee ( and entire look) is great! If one step closer to your mother looks like this, maybe it isn't so bad??

    Haute Child in the City

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  34. Jennifer says:

    Sometimes we just need fake glasses, don't we? lol

    xo Jennifer


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  35. Ladiesinnavy says:

    i adore your blouse! you look super fantastic! 🙂 also sorry about the bills and taxes yucko! fake glasses certainly help you look better so i hope they help with the paperwork too.
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  36. Sarah says:

    I love this casual look! Sometimes we need it! (Not to be picky or anything, but your "where" should be the other one… I'm an English teacher. Sue me.)

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  37. Chelsea says:

    Amazing Target tee. I love a good bargain!

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  38. Andrea says:

    love love love this outfit. i want it all!!!

    xo Andrea

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  39. Kacie's Kloset says:

    I was just at Target today and demonstrated amazing self control and didn't even look at the clothes! Now I must go back and buy that top 🙂


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  40. ThePantryDrawer says:

    very cool look. love the top!


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  41. Paula Beatriz Peters says:

    I actually like wearing dresses when doing paper work – at least there's something to be excited about! But you look super professional and cute, so don't worry. (Love the tee, I want one too!) xx

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  42. Magda Pomichowski says:

    Love this ENTIRE look!  I am obsessed with blazers too!


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  43. Bridget says:

    your outfits never fail to impress me. so effortlessly chic! i especially LOVE the glasses and tee shirt.
    ps, my cousin emily told me you were visiting molly for her baby shower a little while ago. i told her she was in the presence of a celebrity.

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  44. Rachelle says:

    Cute casual outfit.


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  45. Heather says:

    OOO I love the Target top. Also the glasses look great on you.


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  46. Leah S. says:

    Love this! That graphic tee adds the little bit of fun that a blazer needs to loosen up.

    02.28.13 · Reply
  47. Nina Piccini says:

    Truly a t-shirt, jeans and a blazer are the coolest casual look ever! It's definitely my go to and you may have also just inspired me to actually get a graphic t-shirt of some kind…. 

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  48. Megan says:

    k what so adorable! loving these jeans with the slim fit and slight flare and that necklace! want! xo


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  49. Closet Fashionista says:

    I am obsessed with this look! That tee is so fun and the glasses are so cute!
    Ick on all the paperwor though, I would hate that

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  50. I love the print on your tee and how the necklace complements it! 


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  51. Kendi Lea says:

    Not suing you — thanks! Someone sent me an email, too. I appreciate it. That's how you know I'm tired when I confuse the word 'where' with 'wear'. Yikes.

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  52. Kristian Satterlee says:

    I like the geometric print


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  53. Kari Breitigam says:

    great tee – i may need to make a trip to Target

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  54. parfum says:

    so beautiful outfit . . lovely combination . pretty pics . nice handbag. nice blog . i like it
    Parfum pas cher.

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  55. parfum says:

    looking so pretty so nice and beautifull combination . . . nice print on t.shirt .  nice blog . i like it
    Parfum pas cher.

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  56. I'm guilty of being matchy too, but when something works, it works!
    xx Allie

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  57. MJG says:

    please talk more about the reality of owning a business as a woman. too many fashion bloggers make their life look like sing-songy disney but 99% of america does not live like that. its hard to find stylish women that we can relate to.

    02.28.13 · Reply
  58. photosbyjaana says:

    sometimes matchy match is just easier.  don't worry you are still totes adorbs.  i'm way too old to be saying that.  www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    02.28.13 · Reply
  59. your tee makes math look fun. yay for geometry and online bill pay!

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  60. sixthandolive says:

    That t-shirt has claimed my heart. Target, you're the one for me.


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  61. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I think this is a great casual Friday look…or I just can't wait till Friday.  Your paper office days are my daily grind but I don't mind it.  


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  62. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous look! Love your flares!

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  63. Mica says:

    Love the graphic tee with the jeans and blazer! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

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  64. sheree says:


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  65. Sarah marinkovich says:

    I love this look – target is awesome right now!


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  66. Ooohh, love those glasses!

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  67. chelsea says:

    Love the look and I have been wanting to take the plunge into fake glasses world but don't know if I can yet!
    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  68. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    What a great everyday look! Matching the glasses to the top (on purpose, of course) is such a fun way to pull everything together!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  69. Nothin' wrong with a little matchy matchy. Good luck doing taxes. It's the part we all love to hate and hate and hate. 

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  70. Agi Mayer says:

    Love this outfit and being matchy matchy is great. Good luck with all the paperwork.By the way I'm doing a link up next thursday March 7 on my blog. Show me how you wear cobalt.



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  71. adorable glasses!

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  72. Caroline L. says:

    Matching is quite the accomplishment 😉 But really, love this outfit! The dirty work is necessary now & then to realize the beauty of the fun part, right? 🙂


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  73. Love this!  Blazer with jeans is always my go to, but you look totally chic and hot and not office boring 🙂  Is matchy-matchy bad?  You doesn't like to match???

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  74. Carlybrydon says:

    I love the shoes, and sole society! Their office is right around the corner from my house!


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  75. whitney says:

    love this look!


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  76. Shannon says:

    Love the geometric print top with that blazer, they both work really well together!


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  77. Ellen says:

    AH! These jeans look so amazing on you!  LOVE!


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  78. Inge Jane says:

    Oh my, I love this tee! I'm definitely planning to check out my Target to see if they have it.

    03.01.13 · Reply
  79. Count To Four says:

    i love your necklace! and you pull off the flared pants so well! i wish i was taller so i could do the same!


    03.01.13 · Reply
  80. Jennifer DeSantis says:

    Kendi you are tooo cute!! So chic!

    XO Jenna

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  81. Sheree H says:

    You look fantastic!!

    The Hartungs Blog 

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  82. If you didn't want to be matchy-matchy then how would you want to change this outfit?  I grew up in the era of matching and I'm really trying NOT to be too matchy-matchy, but I really have to try hard!!

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  83. Haley Valerie says:

    I have always wanted fake glasses, but I don't think that I could pull them off.


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  84. Stephanie Guiler says:

    love how youre rocking some flare jeans today! xo


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  85. I love the jacket-gives a very high end look for a Target price! 

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  86. maureen says:

    Im fixated on the last line….don't know weather that means your planning something….but as a mom, I have to say…Matchy can be the difference between presentable and sloppy…..moms are always rushing and "styling" isn't alotted much time….so pulling it together, matching shoes to cardy or t-shirt to glasses….or at times even reflecting what your kids are wearing (ughhh) can make you feel like you've made some effort…..Love the blazer and Jeans…personally my two favortie go to!

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  87. I love this whole outfit and I especially love the tee!  

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  88. Zadin says:

    Love these flare jeans… they are so in vogue again.
    It's funny because I have just posted 2 days ago an outfit with a similar pair…. and we are not the only ones…


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  89. Kathryn says:

    Made me laugh at the end about becoming your mother! Haha I think it happens to us all…


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  90. Hanna Sandvig says:

    Love the shirt!

    03.04.13 · Reply
  91. Jill Hovanes says:

    I adore your fade out frames! I Might have to get these!

    03.05.13 · Reply
  92. looooooong legs!

    03.13.13 · Reply