Truth time: I’ve never really put much effort into Valentine’s Day. Actually I don’t put much effort into any holiday. On one hand, I’m rarely disappointed. On the other hand, my poor future children will have to fend for themselves when it comes to anything besides birthdays and Christmas. My kids will be the ones that show up to school with the weird Valentine’s that no one wanted because it was the only box left at Wal-Greens from the night before. Their Halloween costumes will be store-bought. Easter baskets will be non-existent. It’s not that I have any hard feelings against holidays, and especially not against the day of love, in fact I like holidays — it’s just that I don’t know — I’m lazy? Apathetic? Busy? Cheap? Tired? Absent-minded? Terrible at things that include feelings? Yes. Yes to all of the above. 

All that to say I had full on plans to wear the cutest pink dress and look all Valentines-y, etc. But we’ve been running full steam ahead since getting back last Friday night and I’m just tired. The thought of putting a dress on today made we want to pull the covers a little bit tighter and postpone Valentine’s Day until I got more sleep. So I compromised with a little bit of pink today. Not quite a full on Valentine’s post, since I forgot to make my hands into a Taylor Swift heart in one of the photos, but still full of love. Love for colored jeans,  love for you guys, for full cups of coffee, my husband’s sunnies to hide the bags under my eyes, for the fact that I still have time to become a better person before I produce offspring. See? Totally full of love today, as misplaced as it may be.

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. May gifts of chocolate be plentiful today and if not, remember it shall be 50% off tomorrow.


Top: Similar

Jeans: Bloom (PS: use code “valentines” for 15% off your order, now through 2/17.)

Heels: c/o Sole Society // Similar

Purse: Target 

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

109 Notes

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Alissa Futhey says:

    I love, love that top!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  2. Jewel says:

    love the neon purse. i noticed Target had lots of cute items when i shopped the Prabal Gurung Collection on Sunday.. xo. ps. happy valen-tired day..

    02.14.13 · Reply
  3. Candice R Williams says:

    Haha! I love you and your writing. Your posts always give me a good laugh! And great outfit ideas too!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  4. Amy Welch says:

    Im glad you passed on the T Swift heart, She is strting to get on my nerves. 🙂

    Kane Giveaway!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  5. Joyce says:

    I think i'll be the same way as a parent… Oh well… At least you have some pink on today… I'm wearing brown… Haha


    02.14.13 · Reply
  6. Stephanie Guiler says:

    to each their own! I'm on the extreme opposite in that I am obsessed with holidays and will find any excuse to be festive haha. Also completely love today's look — it actually has an Easter vibe with all those pretty pastel colors! xo

    02.14.13 · Reply
  7. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you look so cute in these pretty colors and the warm sun! 🙂 i'm wearing slacks and a blazer but did incorporate a pink top in. 

    02.14.13 · Reply
  8. lizette vigo says:

    love the color of your pants!!!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  9. Chelseanwheeler says:

    Super cute outfit. I LOVE those pants!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  10. Natali says:

    Beautiful bag and shirt!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  11. Josephine says:

    I love your pants! Happy Valentine's Day, I hope you enjoy your 50% off chocolates tomorrow 🙂 That really is the best day to buy them.

    <3 Josephine

    02.14.13 · Reply
  12. You crack me up! I have love for that target purse, regretting not picking it up now! 

    02.14.13 · Reply
  13. Love the pastels! I think I might buy some peach pants! They look great!!! 🙂

    02.14.13 · Reply
  14. RoselyC says:

    Lol. So what if you didn't wear the pink dress, you still look great! And besides the colors of your outfit are sweet so they work as Valentine inspired.

    02.14.13 · Reply
  15. Julie says:

    I relate in every way except

    02.14.13 · Reply
  16. Love this outfit and all the bright/light colors – hope you feel as happy wearing it as it makes me to look at it!  🙂

    02.14.13 · Reply
  17. lavieenliz says:

    lovely outfit!! happy valentines day!!

    check out my new line!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  18. the egg says:

    3 reasons i adore you. 
    1 – your style
    2 – you're like, really, pretty.
    c. you are one of the few fashion bloggers who can actually write!! 

    xo the egg out west.

    02.14.13 · Reply
  19. Carrie says:

    You just explained exactly how I feel! Haha!

    Style in the City

    02.14.13 · Reply
  20. Caroline L. says:

    This is such a soft and sweet look! Happy Valentine's Day!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  21. Oh Kendi, I share your sentiments about holidays exactly.  I always wondered if there was something wrong with me, but now, since I know I'm not the only one that feels this way, I can rest assured that I'm not a careless and heartless old cow. 
    I had to laugh because your "Valen-tired" outfit is similar to the oufit I chose to wear on this begrudgingly lovely occasion (except I went with gray pants and coral shoes because it's not quite Spring in Canada yet).
    Check out my blog!

    And keep up the good work!  You're a Hoot!
    Liv.vie in Love

    02.14.13 · Reply
  22. Shannon says:

    Love the fresh spring look! Especially the dotted chambray!


    02.14.13 · Reply
  23. Jordan Skiles says:

    Best commentary ever!  I don't get all into holidays either (although I think it would be a lot of fun!) but I do love the idea of Valentine's Day.  I hope yours is great!

    xo, Jordan

    02.14.13 · Reply
  24. Love your pastel mixing.

    02.14.13 · Reply
  25. Don't feel too bad. I'm exactly the same way. My boyfriend got lucky that his girlfriend fails at being "girlie". Plus, holidays require effort, and after a trip like that I'm surprised you had any energy to post today! Happy Valentine's Day!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  26. This was spot on, Kendi.  Yes to all of the above for me, too.  Although, I do like decorating the house.  Decorating myself?  Not so much.

    02.14.13 · Reply
  27. I'm wearing those shoes today, they're my all time favorite!

    Happy valentines day, stupid stupid holiday.

    xo Jessica

    02.14.13 · Reply
  28. Sheree H says:

    Yet you still look fabulous! 

    The Hartungs Blog

    02.14.13 · Reply
  29. gracebyc says:

    well this is so cute. i especially love the bag. target is such a winner!
    all the best, C

    02.14.13 · Reply
  30. Amie says:

    Well, you look adorable on this Thursday! Who the heck needs a holiday to wear a pink dress, I vote wear it tomorrow! Friday is a good a reason as any! 😉

    02.14.13 · Reply
  31. Supal says:

    Even when tired you look well put together!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  32. How cute are you!? LOVE the yellow bag and your jeans. You look adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    02.14.13 · Reply
  33. GlamourGirl_bg says:

    awesome look!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  34. Caroline St. Francis says:

    Totally understand how you feel. I put on a pretty dress this morning before I realized it is February and the ground is covered in snow and all I want to wear is boots and sweaters. Why can't Valentine's Day be in march or april?

    ~ Caroline

    02.14.13 · Reply
  35. Beauty by MissAsh says:

    I adore your pants!!
    Happy Valentines Day xo

    My online beauty store:

    02.14.13 · Reply
  36. Rachelle says:

    I'll wait to buy some tomorrow for 50% off, Happy Valentine's Day.


    02.14.13 · Reply
  37. Stephanie Gautam says:

    Love the outfit and the post! Honest and funny :o) Happy Chocolate Day!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  38. Stephanie Gautam says:
    02.14.13 · Reply
  39. Jennifer says:

    I'm not a Valentine's person either…
    Love all the pastels!

    xo Jennifer

    02.14.13 · Reply
  40. Love the outfit, really cute bag.

    02.14.13 · Reply
  41. Katie McC says:

    Super cute purse! I loved that one when I saw it at Target but I decided on a tan one that was only $8 on sale. My best friend and I always wait until the day after Valentines Day to buy each other candy because everything is usually 50% off!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  42. Count To Four says:

    i love this outfit, love the colour palette reminds me of spring!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  43. Tara Ouitavon says:

    I just want to put it out there that the I learned about the hand heart from the Japanese pop scene years before Taylor Swift.  

    And cute outfit!  Love the pastels!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  44. Kristian Satterlee says:

    You know, for not putting effort into holidays, those pink pants are pretty cute!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  45. Laura Neiser says:

    What a PERFECT outfit. Love every single thing about it. 🙂


    02.14.13 · Reply
  46. i absolutely love the dreamy pastels of your outfit today.  makes me feel like spring is on the way 🙂

    02.14.13 · Reply
  47. photosbyjaana says:

    not of fan of Valentine's either.  i'm sure we'll celebrate better when my son gets a little older, but its just so…. gag.  still loving that top!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  48. Anne Hill says:

    This outfit is so springy and fresh looking! Hope you celebrate today with lots of chocolate 😉

    02.14.13 · Reply
  49. Kristin says:

    Ha, I enjoyed reading that…and love the post title! Love the soft colors…and that bag is a great standout piece!


    02.14.13 · Reply
  50. Sheila says:

    Cute look! I love those peach skinnies. 🙂

    xo – Sheila

    to win $25 Giftcard!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  51. kendall schoemann says:

    love the pink/peach hue! just a tad festive 🙂 X

    02.14.13 · Reply
  52. Megan Little says:

    I love you!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  53. Jasmin says:

    Your Outfit is just adorable <3

    02.14.13 · Reply
  54. ThePantryDrawer says:

    love that purse and top! you look great!

    02.14.13 · Reply
  55. Sarah says:

    Love this look! Who cares if it isn't a valentines dress, it's still fabulous.

    The Purse Snatcher 

    02.14.13 · Reply
  56. Melissaburstall says:


    02.15.13 · Reply
  57. Terri says:

    I have never been a big Valentine's Day person either.  Enjoy your Thursday!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  58. carlibee says:

    'still have time to become a better person before I produce offspring' is one of the single greatest and encouraging phrases I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying regarding the 'to offspring, to not offspring, o when o when to offspring' debate.

    02.15.13 · Reply
  59. Dosta Radnjanska says:

    Happy Valentines Day
    Enter my GIVEAWAY >>>Birthday Month Giveaway <<<

    02.15.13 · Reply
  60. Rachel says:

    I think you look gorgeous – when I'm tired, I put on sweats and a t-shirt. Your outfit is so bright and sunny! 

    02.15.13 · Reply
  61. Sad to say, I am STILL looking for nude shoes.  Love these!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  62. ashleigh says:

    LOL! I don't do Valentine's day for myself, but I go all out with the kids. I love crafting. I like that you didn't super dress up. More relateable!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  63. TheresaTran says:

    haha love the post!! (: happy valentine's day! Lovely outfit!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  64. Meghan Q. says:

    I feel the same way about Valentine's Day.
    However, I do love the pech pants.

    02.15.13 · Reply
  65. Lulu Soler says:

    Our Valentine's is posted inbetween our anniversary and my birthday!  Needless to say it's not a holiday that's much celebrated in our house too. We had take out 🙂 

    02.15.13 · Reply
  66. Magda Pomichowski says:

    Great look! 


    02.15.13 · Reply
  67. I'm not very good at dressing in the holiday "colors." I wore black (with a bit of blue) today but we still had a great time! In my defense, if it was a bit warmer, I may have been more inclined to wear my pink/peach-colored dress. I like your take on the day!
    FashionEdible Blog

    02.15.13 · Reply
  68. Sammy Casey says:

    well, this outfit is just freaking adorable

    02.15.13 · Reply
  69. Carlee Jarrell says:

    Such a cute outfit!! I love the light pink pants but sad there is no Taylor Swift hand heart!
    Almost Endearing

    02.15.13 · Reply
  70. Colleen McCloskey says:

    As I was scrolling down through your pictures, my husband walks into the room and asks whose legs those are. I say, "Kendi's" and he said "Kendi Everyday?"  You're famous enough that my husband knows of your blog and he doesn't even read mine. 

    I only wore workout clothes today and as I read this post I looked down and it seems that my pink tank top was on top so I wore pink on Valentine's day purely by accident. 

    02.15.13 · Reply
  71. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I totally fall into that category of every store bought for my son.  I say – I would rather spend some QT with him than work on arts & crafts for his little friends.  Plus, my crafting skills are horrible so why waste my time when I know it's just going to the trash 🙂

    I love this combo & how you make this Target purse look like a million bucks!


    02.15.13 · Reply
  72. Jupe_Cambria says:

    This is a great way of wearing complementary colors…which can be hard to do without looking "team spirit"…the shades of soft apricot and light blue are just darling together!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  73. Elaine says:

    cute!!! lovin your outfits lately!!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  74. Laura Whitman says:

    You look so springy! I love it. 🙂 


    02.15.13 · Reply
  75. Alyssa B. says:

    50% off. Ahahaha! What a great parting comment. I always tell my husband to wait until the day after to buy me chocolates! 
    I always love your blog, Kendi. I read your entries to my husband all the time (he's a secret fan of yours too). Wishing you the best, Alyssa B.

    02.15.13 · Reply
  76. naomi link says:

    I am obsessed with the polka dot chambray!! 

    xo, Naomi

    02.15.13 · Reply
  77. Mica says:

    Really like the pastel colours in your outfit, lovely! 🙂

    02.15.13 · Reply
  78. Sarah says:

    haha I'm the same way with Valentine's Day. I just can't be bothered to put in the effort! lol You look lovely, that polka dot chambray is so cute!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

    02.15.13 · Reply
  79. XeanaFashion says:

    You are very fit pastel shades!

    Please, check out my blog! Giveaway necklace!!!

    02.15.13 · Reply
  80. Faithprincess13 says:

    You are so flipping adorable. This is my favorite blog – thanks. (and your future children will be fine – mine are surviving just fine. 😉

    02.15.13 · Reply
  81. Aurélie as mounette says:

    Nice look, love this simply and calm color..

    02.15.13 · Reply
  82. Agi says:

    Love your outfit and the soft pink/salmon jeans.I would love it if you would like my blog Vodka Infused Lemonade on facebook.


    02.15.13 · Reply
  83. Love!! its so perfect for spring 🙂

    02.15.13 · Reply
  84. I don't do much with Valentine's day either, but I have no problem giving a little extra love anytime! This outfit is lovely. The pink is the perfect statement yet still subtle! 

    02.15.13 · Reply
  85. Such a cute look! Love the polka dot top!

    Kate xo

    02.15.13 · Reply
  86. Catherine says:

    Your blogs are always so well written!
    As for this outfit, I love it, I especially love the pairing of these pastel colours. 🙂

    02.15.13 · Reply
  87. Those peach skinnies are amazing! I can understand your love for colored jeans.


    02.16.13 · Reply
  88. jesscause says:

    such a great outfit, I just love the color of those pants!

    02.16.13 · Reply
  89. Cris says:

    I can't figure out how to navigate to other pages on your site.  I can't find any "Older Post" or "Next Page" buttons.  Help! 

    02.16.13 · Reply
  90. Jamie says:

    Love that little purse! It's the perfect size and so cute 🙂


    02.16.13 · Reply
  91. Ellen says:

    You make me excited for Spring! love this! Thank you for the inspiration!!

    02.16.13 · Reply
  92. Adorable outfit, you look really nice!

    02.16.13 · Reply
  93. Alma Wang says:
    02.16.13 · Reply
  94. pretty outfit. love how you mixed the colors. btw, what font is that in the first picture?

    love, x
    blog | twitter

    02.16.13 · Reply
  95. olgacupp says:

    Love those colors! 🙂


    02.16.13 · Reply
  96. sincerely whitney says:

    love the polkadot shirt with the pastel pants- great combination! i just started my own blog and this post makes me so excited for spring time!
    i hope you check into my blog and find inspiration as well!

    02.16.13 · Reply
  97. Haha! I had a good little giggle when I read your post. I completely agree though… this was the first year that I did not buy my Valentine's for my students the day (or morning) before. I am sure they were much happier with fun dips than Pokemon leftovers. Cute outfit! Love those pants!


    02.16.13 · Reply
  98. I wish they had those heels back in stock at sole society.

    Method Clothe

    02.16.13 · Reply
  99. Lovely colors!


    02.17.13 · Reply
  100. who cares… your kids will be well-dressed and easily attract others to bestow love (and easter baskets) on them. now who's the good mom?

    02.17.13 · Reply
  101. disqus_5e0Dwy1MW2 says:

    Your writing makes me giggle, every time. 🙂

    02.17.13 · Reply
  102. Michaela Alex says:

    Loving the color combo and especially the purse. Target always has so many wonderful hidden gems!

    xx Michaela

    rise. shine. dazzle.

    02.19.13 · Reply
  103. Caroline says:

    Obsessed with that polka dot blouse! Madewell is one of my favorite stores…


    02.19.13 · Reply
  104. sixthandolive says:

    Love the coral jeans. So fresh and soft for spring and summer! You may play tough with your "non-feelings," but I bet you are a secret softie. It's okay. We won't tell.


    02.19.13 · Reply
  105. Christine says:

    Love the spring colors. That polka dot top is perfection!

    Christine In Color 

    02.19.13 · Reply
  106. Rosita Vivanco says:

    I'm copying this exact outfit FYI 🙂 

    02.19.13 · Reply
  107. Meghan Ouellette says:

    In love with this color combo! stealing it cause I can NOT wait any longer for spring!!!

    02.24.13 · Reply
  108. ellaava says:

    awesome style…i have bought enough dress for this summer from online shop…i have also get a amazing verity of different dress..

    08.10.13 · Reply
  109. Love the color combo!

    01.19.15 · Reply