Mixed Feelings

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Sometimes internet cute is different than real life cute when it comes to my outfits. If it’s internet cute but people give me a weird look in real life, it means that I’m wearing a lot of color, pattern, my shoes are too high, my bun is too large, etc. I figured this outfit would be one of those where it translates well in photos but people think I’m silly in person. However, with this outfit, I was wrong. I received a few compliments the day I wore this and outfit compliments in real life are rare unless I see my mother or the sweet man that works at a deli in town. He loves my bright colors, I love his sandwiches.
All that to say, it makes me proud that perhaps mixed prints like polka dots and stripes are making their way into the mainstream (or rather the main streets.) That or I’ve worn people down enough in this town that they feel sorry for me and just send random compliments my way. Either way, I’ll take it.
______________________Top: SimilarSkirt: J.CrewBelt: GapShoes: SimilarBag: c/o JigsawNecklace: c/o Jeweliq

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  1. Stacy Schoonmaker says:

    I love the stripes and dots. Well done with the bold use of pattern! I’d compliment you in real life, too!

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  2. Joyce says:

    I think this outfit is super cute in photos and probably even cute in person… i love the mix of polka dots and stripes, and the little pink is just perfect!
    sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this skirt, the mix of prints if perfect!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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  4. Bekah says:

    You look HOT

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  5. Chelsie | Chelsie, Darling says:

    the cutest!

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  6. ashleigh says:

    Oh, I love it! I bet they really do like it. The colors all work, the patterns are similar sized…it just works. Work it lady!
    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  7. Kim says:

    I’m sure this outfit is also so cute in person. I get what your saying about how an outfit can be Internet cute but then in re real-world, people think you’re nuts. Kudos to you for wearing it anyways! Love the pink belt for a pop of color

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  8. jen says:

    I love it!

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  9. Simple Easy Style says:

    I know exactly what you mean! sometimes outfits that look cute in real life look totally boring in pictures. But on the flip side outfits that look good in pictures can sometimes look over the top in real life. Anyhow regardless of pictures or real life, I love this outfit. I love how you mixed the two black and white prints but they don’t clash whatsoever and I love the pop of pink you added with the belt!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love the polka dots with stripes <3

    http://www.standoutfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  11. Lynette says:

    I love this post because its so true! I think the best way to bridge the gap between Internet and real life cute is bold patterns in neutral colors like you are doing here. Love it

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  12. lindsey says:

    you seem to have such an attitude problem

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    • Chris says:

      Is that to say that Kendi shouldn’t be a real person with ups and downs in life like the rest of us? Personally I find that refreshing.

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  13. Michelle Charter says:

    so adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I love the pop of pink with the black and white!

    Alyssa
    glitterandgapske.blogspot.com

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  15. Thats how I feel about at least half the outfits I put on my blog. Luckily in NYC, though, there tend to be far stranger things than my over-sized flower pins, mixing prints & obnoxious colors!

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  16. lizette rosser says:

    lol! you are funny. I love polka dots and stripes any time!

    http://www.thebluecurtain.blogspot.com

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  17. This is the cutest outfit, how could anyone think otherwise! I love the dots and stripes together and the pink belt and necklace are the perfect accents!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this does look real life and internet cute! i know what you’re saying though. i paired some prints the other day that i think made other people uncomfortable. i try to avoid it at work… no one is ready… yet!

    kw ladies in navy

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  19. Aurรฉlie Alias Mounette says:

    Vey good idea to mix this differents printted
    kiss
    Aurรฉlie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the pink belt, and the pattern mix is perfect.

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  21. Julie says:

    girl i just love this skirt!! and i love it more with stripes. you are just adorable. and great shoes!

    http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  22. Gina says:

    love these mixed patterns!

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  23. TheGivingBride says:

    I think keeping it black and white keeps it classic. If you had done this with say, red and white you probably would have gotten a few looks!
    I don’t photograph my outfits every day and I still get looks on the street for my choices. At least you have a style blog as an excuse!

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  24. Ashleigh | Love Stoned says:

    i know what you mean though…sometimes i see an outfit on a fashion blog and think that its super cute, but that no way would i ever wear it. i always find your style cute and relevent – this outfit is no exception! love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  25. Lovely combo! I am glad you can be ridiculous and take risks!

    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

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  26. Natali says:

    Super cute and simple outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  27. Rachelle says:

    great way to mix prints, cute outfit.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  28. this might be my favorite outfit i’ve seen since i started following your blog! love it.

    Love, rachel
    racheljane.lloyd.blogspot.com

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  29. Claudia says:

    I thought it was just me thinking I could never wear anything I see on blogs and that all those bloggers lived in better places where you can. You’ve solved the mysterie.
    And, I’m sรณ jealous you’re in bare legs. It’s 10 degrees Celcius over here. Scarfs and boots it is. So done with it

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  30. Alice says:

    I’m 100% about the print on print! So I definitely love this look! Especially with your cute pink belt.

    Alice
    http://borderlinefab.wordpress.com

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  31. Sarah says:

    Love your skirt!

    The Purse Snatcher

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  32. Shannon says:

    Love the polka dot J. Crew skirt!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

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  33. Rosely Carrasco says:

    I think you put together a great outfit but I guess you are used to reading compliments. I really like how polka dots and stripes look together. Adding the pink belt helped unify the outfit. I don’t know if that makes sense lol. The bottom line is you look great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. Meagan says:

    Yes, you are so right! Some of the most popular “blog outfits” can get you some strange looks in the preschool pick up line or from Grandma’s:) I LOVE this one on you, you are an inspiration for real dressing that always looks put together and current.

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  35. Jen C says:

    THIS is the kind of pattern mixing everyone can get behind. I loooooove this! Pattern mixing perfection!

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  36. Agi says:

    I love this outfit and the mixing of patterns. It can be hard sometimes to leave the house and feel confident when people are looking at you like you’re crazy. As long as you feel pretty is what you are wearing, that’s all that matters. Love the polka dot skirt.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  37. LOVE the mixed patterns, whether people on the street do or not ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.sequinsstudsnroses.com

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  38. sealedwithstyle says:

    mixing those prints on my blog too! You work it so well ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo, Meg
    http://www.sealed-with-style.com

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  39. Hannah says:

    I love mixed patterns and think this outfit is adorable. And I agree about how there is sometimes a difference between “internet cute” and “real life cute.” Sometimes when I follow the trends I see on blogs, which I love, I get some pretty weird comments and stares in real life. (There were a few people who didn’t understand my big, nerdy glasses, which are one of my favorite things!) I guess balance is key. : ) Oh, well. Such is life!

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  40. I definitely know what you mean. Some of the outfits I sport in my office either people can’t get enough of or they’re giving me strange looks. I rather like the strange looks though; makes me feel like I took a chance!

    xo Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  41. Iliyana Licheva says:

    great look! love the dots and the stripes and the pink belt!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  42. Miriam says:

    i always get sucked into internet cute.. but when i actually try it, it’s definitely a 50/50 chance of hit or miss.
    very nice pattern mixing! i actually did pattern mixing on my blog today too. would love it if you’d stop by. =)

    http://www.simplyxclassic.com

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  43. I’m rarely internet cute. lol. but you always are.

    Method
    Clothe

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  44. Kate says:

    Bahaha, YES, internet cute and real life cute can sometimes be two very different things, but it always feels like such a WIN when an outfit is both!! I adore the print mixing here, and the touch of pale pink makes it so sweet and feminine!

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  45. Chelsea says:

    I love that you paired dots and stripes in the same colors and the pop of pink is perfect. Although it’s been done a million times I love pink black and white together!
    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://cchicc3.wordpress.com

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  46. Grace Holt says:

    That belt just makes the outfit! The prints together are adorable, and that little shot of color just makes it so much better!
    I totally get what you mean with the real life compliments too… There’s something about dressing “like a blogger” that some people just don’t get, seems like especially in the South. Good thing you rock your looks so well!
    ~livingwithaholts.blogspot.com~

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  47. Andrea says:

    totally love it. the pink belt is a great touch.

    xo Andrea
    http://www.sophisticatedsass.com

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  48. Kimberly says:

    I think this is print mixing perfection! Love all the black & white and how you added just a slight pop of color with the belt – adorable!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  49. Hope Howland says:

    Love the black and white mixed with the pink belt! Super cute!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  50. andreaclare says:

    you always mix prints perfectly!

    http://www.,andrea-clare.blogspot.com

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  51. The Adored Life says:

    I too have realized that what appears to be cute when I put it on the internet…well, those outfits are the ones that I get the most looks from. And they aren’t good looks. I just want to scream, “IT LOOKS GOOD ON MY BLOG!!!”
    http://www.theadoredlife.com

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  52. Amazing print on skirt!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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  53. Jennifer says:

    Loving the stripes – polka dot combo!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  54. Trendy Mondays says:

    Such a cute post! The outfit and the especially the writeup!!

    Trendy Mondays – your online destination for Indie European designs.

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  55. Nikki says:

    This outfit is perfection! Stripes and polka go together like cookies and milk. I love love this look. I want that skirt (and the dress version too).

    Sometimes I get looks about my outfits, but I realize I am much more fashionable than a lot of the people in Mississippi, so I like to pretend they are just jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

    thefashionablewife.com

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  56. kendall says:

    this look is SO fun! love it! X http://www.dippedinyellow.blogspot.com

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  57. I hear you. I blog (and wear!) only real-life outfits, so I do feel like I’m pretty boring in comparison to people who actually take risks and incorporate a lot more creativity in their style. This is real-life cute. I would wear something *similar* in real life, but I’d go for a pump and a longer skirt (32 = too old for really short skirts).

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  58. Betina says:

    Those shoes are super cute!

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  59. I know what you mean. I have once or twice taken pictures of an outfit solely to blog, because I’m too chicken to wear it in real life.
    But this outfit is good for the blog AND real life. I love the pattern mixing!

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  60. Chioma says:

    you said it perfectly! i totally agree with you on cute real life looks and blog looks! i love this look on you in real life lol!

    ~Chioma


    C’s Evolution of Style

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  61. I love it. It’s a pattern feast.

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  62. Stephanie says:

    Just love the mix of stripes and dots!!

    -Stephanie

    @LaminLouboutins.com

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  63. Sarah H. says:

    I would give you real life compliment on this! But then again I am an internet dweller like you so maybe that doesn’t mean much. Still…adorable.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

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  64. Andrea says:

    I love everything about this look! I am so afraid to mix prints but I think I might try this. Wish me luck! Oh, and I LOVE the shoes!
    http://akstylemyway.blogspot.com/

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  65. Alexandra Garman-Skeen says:

    Love this look! I totally know what you mean about things translating better in pictures, maybe the people in my area are just super conservative, but I tend to get a lot of weird looks too!
    -Alexandra
    http://www.rhymeswithfashion.com

    P.S. I just bought the Target version of your shoes, so I’m super excited to see that there is a higher end version of the same thing!

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  66. Katie McC says:

    Love this outfit so much! It’s always those outfits that you think you would never get compliments on that people compliment you all day. Or you wore a piece that you’ve worn a bajillion times before, and all of the sudden, even one and their mom is commenting on how cute your beat up coral sandals are from last summer.

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  67. Congratulations on the real-life compliment. I had the opposite experience last week–multiple compliments on my outfit in real life, then put it up on the blog and thought, “What the…? I look like I got dressed in the dark!!”
    For the record, I would have complimented you on your pattern-mixing as well. What can I say? I’m powerless when it comes to polka dots.

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  68. Laura - Relatively Offbeat says:

    Those are just the most perfect shoes I’ve ever seen.

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  69. Sara says:

    I love this outfit – SO much in fact that I’m gonna have to run to Target and J.Crew to recreate it… like now. And although I do feel ya on the whole “internet cute vs. real life cute”, at the end of the day, as long as you like it, that’s all the matters, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  70. Stacy Schoonmaker says:

    I love the stripes and dots. Well done with the bold use of pattern! I'd compliment you in real life, too!

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  71. I love it! This is the perfect print mixing!
    ~Jessica

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  72. Joyce says:

    I think this outfit is super cute in photos and probably even cute in person… i love the mix of polka dots and stripes, and the little pink is just perfect!
    sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  73. Love this skirt, the mix of prints if perfect!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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  74. Sree says:

    In a weird way it actually works …

    Please checkout my latest post on http://ithinkiloveit2.blogspot.com/

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  75. Bekah says:

    You look HOT

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  76. Carlee says:

    Very pretty! I love the mixed patterns. And the pop of pink

    Carlee

    Almost Endearing

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  77. Chelsie Moss | MOSSYPANTS says:

    the cutest!

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  78. ashleigh says:

    Oh, I love it! I bet they really do like it. The colors all work, the patterns are similar sized…it just works. Work it lady!
    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  79. Erika says:

    Seriously, every item of clothing lately that I’ve absolutely loved from J. Crew and Madewell (that dot skirt, the coral cardi from madewell, geo fairweather cardi from Madewell) you end up wearing and styling so perfectly that it just makes me want it more! Anyways, I love this.

    Erika @ stethoscopes, style, & grace
    http://erikamarieh.blogspot.com/

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  80. Kim says:

    I'm sure this outfit is also so cute in person. I get what your saying about how an outfit can be Internet cute but then in re real-world, people think you're nuts. Kudos to you for wearing it anyways! Love the pink belt for a pop of color

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  81. Susan says:

    Love love love! Now I have the guts to pair my dots with stripes! Thanks Kendi! Awesome!

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  82. Kholรก Waddy-Jones says:

    Great ensemble and great prices for it too!

    http://www.kholaskloset.blogspot.com

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  83. Jen says:

    I love it!

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  84. Simple Easy Style says:

    I know exactly what you mean! sometimes outfits that look cute in real life look totally boring in pictures. But on the flip side outfits that look good in pictures can sometimes look over the top in real life. Anyhow regardless of pictures or real life, I love this outfit. I love how you mixed the two black and white prints but they don't clash whatsoever and I love the pop of pink you added with the belt!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  85. Love the polka dots with stripes <3

    http://www.standoutfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  86. Lynette says:

    I love this post because its so true! I think the best way to bridge the gap between Internet and real life cute is bold patterns in neutral colors like you are doing here. Love it

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  87. lindsey says:

    you seem to have such an attitude problem

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  88. Michelle Charter says:

    so adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

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  89. I love the pop of pink with the black and white!

    Alyssa
    glitterandgapske.blogspot.com

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  90. Jennie says:

    Love, love, loving the patterns you mixed with the soft pink belt! I am obsessed with the skirt.

    http://www.revelryrow.com/blog/

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  91. RunwayChef says:

    Thats how I feel about at least half the outfits I put on my blog. Luckily in NYC, though, there tend to be far stranger things than my over-sized flower pins, mixing prints & obnoxious colors!

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  92. lizette vigo says:

    lol! you are funny. I love polka dots and stripes any time!

    http://www.thebluecurtain.blogspot.com

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  93. This is the cutest outfit, how could anyone think otherwise! I love the dots and stripes together and the pink belt and necklace are the perfect accents!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  94. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this does look real life and internet cute! i know what you're saying though. i paired some prints the other day that i think made other people uncomfortable. i try to avoid it at work… no one is ready… yet!

    kw ladies in navy

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  95. Aurรฉlie FORTUNE says:

    Vey good idea to mix this differents printted
    kiss
    Aurรฉlie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  96. I love the pink belt, and the pattern mix is perfect.

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  97. Julie Ryman says:

    girl i just love this skirt!! and i love it more with stripes. you are just adorable. and great shoes!

    http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  98. I teach at a community college, and today one of my students asked me if I thought mixing stripes and polka dots was okay because, as she put it, “You seem more into fashion than me.”

    Turns out her 7 year old daughter is starting to dress herself in the wackiest outfits and color combos, and while she wants to be supportive as a mother, she also worried her daughter might get made fun of at school.

    I told her it was perfectly okay to mix, in fact it’s often encouraged in young girls…and I think I’ll have to show her this outfit during our next class to prove it can be done…and done well!

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    • Caterina says:

      I wish we all had the guts of 7 year old girls when it came to clothes!

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  99. Gina says:

    love these mixed patterns!

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  100. I think keeping it black and white keeps it classic. If you had done this with say, red and white you probably would have gotten a few looks!
    I don't photograph my outfits every day and I still get looks on the street for my choices. At least you have a style blog as an excuse!

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  101. Ashleigh | Love Stoned says:

    i know what you mean though…sometimes i see an outfit on a fashion blog and think that its super cute, but that no way would i ever wear it. i always find your style cute and relevent – this outfit is no exception! love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  102. Taylor says:

    What a cute way to mix prints! Especially loving the pop of pink with the belt!

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  103. Brandy Saldana says:

    Lovely combo! I am glad you can be ridiculous and take risks!

    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

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  104. Natali says:

    Super cute and simple outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  105. Rachelle says:

    great way to mix prints, cute outfit.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  106. neonlovedesignsacc says:

    Very cute!

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  107. Rachel Lloyd says:

    this might be my favorite outfit i've seen since i started following your blog! love it.

    Love, rachel
    racheljane.lloyd.blogspot.com

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  108. Claudia says:

    I thought it was just me thinking I could never wear anything I see on blogs and that all those bloggers lived in better places where you can. You've solved the mysterie.
    And, I'm sรณ jealous you're in bare legs. It's 10 degrees Celcius over here. Scarfs and boots it is. So done with it

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  109. Alice says:

    I'm 100% about the print on print! So I definitely love this look! Especially with your cute pink belt.

    Alice
    http://borderlinefab.wordpress.com

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  110. Sarah says:

    Love your skirt!

    The Purse Snatcher

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  111. Shannon says:

    Love the polka dot J. Crew skirt!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

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  112. Rosely Carrasco says:

    I think you put together a great outfit but I guess you are used to reading compliments. I really like how polka dots and stripes look together. Adding the pink belt helped unify the outfit. I don't know if that makes sense lol. The bottom line is you look great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  113. Meagan says:

    Yes, you are so right! Some of the most popular "blog outfits" can get you some strange looks in the preschool pick up line or from Grandma's:) I LOVE this one on you, you are an inspiration for real dressing that always looks put together and current.

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  114. Jen C says:

    THIS is the kind of pattern mixing everyone can get behind. I loooooove this! Pattern mixing perfection!

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  115. Agi Mayer says:

    I love this outfit and the mixing of patterns. It can be hard sometimes to leave the house and feel confident when people are looking at you like you're crazy. As long as you feel pretty is what you are wearing, that's all that matters. Love the polka dot skirt.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  116. LOVE the mixed patterns, whether people on the street do or not ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.sequinsstudsnroses.com

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  117. Chris says:

    Is that to say that Kendi shouldn't be a real person with ups and downs in life like the rest of us? Personally I find that refreshing.

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  118. Caterina says:

    This sums up all of my current feelings about my wardrobe. I’m always concerned about what the real life people will think. Since when has the internet been friendlier than the internet?

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  119. sealedwithstyle says:

    mixing those prints on my blog too! You work it so well ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo, Meg
    http://www.sealed-with-style.com

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  120. Hannah says:

    I love mixed patterns and think this outfit is adorable. And I agree about how there is sometimes a difference between "internet cute" and "real life cute." Sometimes when I follow the trends I see on blogs, which I love, I get some pretty weird comments and stares in real life. (There were a few people who didn't understand my big, nerdy glasses, which are one of my favorite things!) I guess balance is key. : ) Oh, well. Such is life!

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  121. Nina Piccini says:

    I definitely know what you mean. Some of the outfits I sport in my office either people can't get enough of or they're giving me strange looks. I rather like the strange looks though; makes me feel like I took a chance!

    xo Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  122. Iliyana Licheva says:

    great look! love the dots and the stripes and the pink belt!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  123. Kristin says:

    So true! This outfit is very cute…love the mix of patterns!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  124. Miriam Lee says:

    i always get sucked into internet cute.. but when i actually try it, it's definitely a 50/50 chance of hit or miss.
    very nice pattern mixing! i actually did pattern mixing on my blog today too. would love it if you'd stop by. =)

    http://www.simplyxclassic.com

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  125. I'm rarely internet cute. lol. but you always are.

    Method
    Clothe

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  126. Kate says:

    Bahaha, YES, internet cute and real life cute can sometimes be two very different things, but it always feels like such a WIN when an outfit is both!! I adore the print mixing here, and the touch of pale pink makes it so sweet and feminine!

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  127. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I get those looks too. I’m always so confused when someone actually gives me a compliment on an outfit I didn’t expect to receive a comment on. Oh the life of a blogger!

    Anyways, I love this outfit. Polka dots and stripes are my favorite. I really love how you added a pink belt. It works wonderfully.

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  128. Chelsea says:

    I love that you paired dots and stripes in the same colors and the pop of pink is perfect. Although it's been done a million times I love pink black and white together!
    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://cchicc3.wordpress.com

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  129. Fashion Koketi says:

    Polka dot and stripes sounds good to me as long as I would have a chance to see you in person. It doesn’t really matter what you would be wearing… in fact, I’m also wearing polka dots and stripes today.

    I’m a fan!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  130. Grace Holt says:

    That belt just makes the outfit! The prints together are adorable, and that little shot of color just makes it so much better!
    I totally get what you mean with the real life compliments too… There's something about dressing "like a blogger" that some people just don't get, seems like especially in the South. Good thing you rock your looks so well!
    ~livingwithaholts.blogspot.com~

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  131. TAKippy says:

    I can’t imagine this not looking real-life fabulous. You’ll beat that town of yours into style submission soon enough.

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  132. lauren hughes says:

    Love this combination! I miss shopping in target so much x

    http://www.getthatlook.org/

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  133. Andrea says:

    totally love it. the pink belt is a great touch.

    xo Andrea
    http://www.sophisticatedsass.com

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  134. Love this! It’s hard to mix prints in real life but this is great. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll take it as inspiration for sure.

    Kelly
    Sequins & Shadows

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  135. I think this is print mixing perfection! Love all the black & white and how you added just a slight pop of color with the belt – adorable!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  136. Love the black and white mixed with the pink belt! Super cute!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  137. andreaclare says:

    you always mix prints perfectly!

    http://www.,andrea-clare.blogspot.com

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  138. Alissa Futhey says:

    I too have realized that what appears to be cute when I put it on the internet…well, those outfits are the ones that I get the most looks from. And they aren't good looks. I just want to scream, "IT LOOKS GOOD ON MY BLOG!!!"
    http://www.theadoredlife.com

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  139. XeanaFashion says:

    Amazing print on skirt!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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  140. Jennifer says:

    Loving the stripes – polka dot combo!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  141. Trendy Mondays says:

    Such a cute post! The outfit and the especially the writeup!!

    Trendy Mondays – your online destination for Indie European designs.

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  142. Jen says:

    This looks great! I admit, I was more adventurous about what I wore when I lived in Vancouver compared to Halifax (where I am now)! I love the pink belt ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  143. Super love this outfit!

    eypolapol.tumblr.com

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  144. Nikki says:

    This outfit is perfection! Stripes and polka go together like cookies and milk. I love love this look. I want that skirt (and the dress version too).

    Sometimes I get looks about my outfits, but I realize I am much more fashionable than a lot of the people in Mississippi, so I like to pretend they are just jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

    thefashionablewife.com

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  145. Definitely cute IRL!! katejones.me

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  146. kendall says:

    this look is SO fun! love it! X http://www.dippedinyellow.blogspot.com

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  147. I hear you. I blog (and wear!) only real-life outfits, so I do feel like I'm pretty boring in comparison to people who actually take risks and incorporate a lot more creativity in their style. This is real-life cute. I would wear something *similar* in real life, but I'd go for a pump and a longer skirt (32 = too old for really short skirts).

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  148. Katherine says:

    what an adorable blog!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  149. Always love the way you mix prints so flawlessly. Love the touch of pink.
    xx Allie
    http://www.a-songtopassthetime.blogspot.com

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  150. 7eventhLetter says:

    This is a great combination of polka dots and stripes!!!

    7eventh Letter
    http://www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com

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  151. You look gorgeous in these! I love it. It’s funny that you say that about outfits in real life vs interent life. I’ve never thought about how true that is.. hm.

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  152. Betina says:

    Those shoes are super cute!

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  153. I know what you mean. I have once or twice taken pictures of an outfit solely to blog, because I'm too chicken to wear it in real life.
    But this outfit is good for the blog AND real life. I love the pattern mixing!

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  154. chioma anosike says:

    you said it perfectly! i totally agree with you on cute real life looks and blog looks! i love this look on you in real life lol!

    ~Chioma


    C's Evolution of Style

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  155. I love it. It's a pattern feast.

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  156. carolina_bin says:

    I like this mix of fantasies!

    You look great in this pictures, like it!

    Xxx

    http://carolinabin.com

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  157. Stephanie Lam says:

    Just love the mix of stripes and dots!!

    -Stephanie

    @LaminLouboutins.com

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  158. Sarah H. says:

    I would give you real life compliment on this! But then again I am an internet dweller like you so maybe that doesn't mean much. Still…adorable.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  159. Andrea says:

    I love everything about this look! I am so afraid to mix prints but I think I might try this. Wish me luck! Oh, and I LOVE the shoes!
    http://akstylemyway.blogspot.com/

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  160. Alexandra Garman-Skeen says:

    Love this look! I totally know what you mean about things translating better in pictures, maybe the people in my area are just super conservative, but I tend to get a lot of weird looks too!
    -Alexandra
    http://www.rhymeswithfashion.com

    P.S. I just bought the Target version of your shoes, so I'm super excited to see that there is a higher end version of the same thing!

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  161. Katie McC says:

    Love this outfit so much! It's always those outfits that you think you would never get compliments on that people compliment you all day. Or you wore a piece that you've worn a bajillion times before, and all of the sudden, even one and their mom is commenting on how cute your beat up coral sandals are from last summer.

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  162. Congratulations on the real-life compliment. I had the opposite experience last week–multiple compliments on my outfit in real life, then put it up on the blog and thought, "What the…? I look like I got dressed in the dark!!"
    For the record, I would have complimented you on your pattern-mixing as well. What can I say? I'm powerless when it comes to polka dots.

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  163. Laura Neiser says:

    Those are just the most perfect shoes I've ever seen.

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  164. Sara says:

    I love this outfit – SO much in fact that I'm gonna have to run to Target and J.Crew to recreate it… like now. And although I do feel ya on the whole "internet cute vs. real life cute", at the end of the day, as long as you like it, that's all the matters, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  165. I love it! This is the perfect print mixing!
    ~Jessica

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  166. Bridgette Hunt says:

    You are WORKING the patterns, Ms. Kendi!
    http://whichmewillibetoday.wordpress.com

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  167. Sree says:

    In a weird way it actually works …

    Please checkout my latest post on http://ithinkiloveit2.blogspot.com/

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  168. Inge Jane says:

    I adore this outfit. I think it’s perfect that you kept it simple with the colors, it really comes together.

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  169. Carlee says:

    Very pretty! I love the mixed patterns. And the pop of pink

    Carlee

    Almost Endearing

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  170. Erika says:

    Seriously, every item of clothing lately that I've absolutely loved from J. Crew and Madewell (that dot skirt, the coral cardi from madewell, geo fairweather cardi from Madewell) you end up wearing and styling so perfectly that it just makes me want it more! Anyways, I love this.

    Erika @ stethoscopes, style, & grace
    http://erikamarieh.blogspot.com/

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  171. Susan says:

    Love love love! Now I have the guts to pair my dots with stripes! Thanks Kendi! Awesome!

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  172. Kholรก Waddy-Jones says:

    Great ensemble and great prices for it too!

    http://www.kholaskloset.blogspot.com

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  173. Jennie says:

    Love, love, loving the patterns you mixed with the soft pink belt! I am obsessed with the skirt.

    http://www.revelryrow.com/blog/

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  174. I teach at a community college, and today one of my students asked me if I thought mixing stripes and polka dots was okay because, as she put it, "You seem more into fashion than me."

    Turns out her 7 year old daughter is starting to dress herself in the wackiest outfits and color combos, and while she wants to be supportive as a mother, she also worried her daughter might get made fun of at school.

    I told her it was perfectly okay to mix, in fact it's often encouraged in young girls…and I think I'll have to show her this outfit during our next class to prove it can be done…and done well!

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  175. I Love this combo! One of my fav.

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  176. Taylor says:

    What a cute way to mix prints! Especially loving the pop of pink with the belt!

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  177. Morgan Liti says:

    So. Cute. I did the reverse of this today – a black and white striped pencil skirt with a blousey black and white polka dot shirt – and actually received a few compliments, also! Love this look on you and it’s making me want to go buy more stripes and polka dots. Which is seriously an issue over here.

    See Mo Go.

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  178. Elyse says:

    I love a good ole’ pattern mixing! you work it so well, I love it! I know all to well about how people look at you funny with cute outfits in pictures. But we all know that they don’t know whats up because its also cute in real life. I’m glad you’re like me and wear those outfits anyway!!

    blondepanche.com

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  179. neonlovedesignsacc says:

    Very cute!

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  180. Megan says:

    yay lucky comment number 100, i am simple speechless. seriously, this outfit is spot on spring perfection. black and white, stripes, and polka dots? and pink pastel? and those shoes! you literally cannot go wrong and your closet needs to be mine. beautiful xo

    http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com

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  181. Julie L says:

    Hi Kendi! What do you use to style your hair into those flawless curls everyday? Hot rollers?

    Thank you!

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  182. Totally cute!

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  183. Belated Bloomer says:

    I don’t know about them, but if I spot you in this outfit in real life, I’m sure I’ll be complimenting it! Loving this pattern mix so much!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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  184. Caterina says:

    This sums up all of my current feelings about my wardrobe. I'm always concerned about what the real life people will think. Since when has the internet been friendlier than the internet?

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  185. Caterina says:

    I wish we all had the guts of 7 year old girls when it came to clothes!

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  186. Kristin says:

    So true! This outfit is very cute…love the mix of patterns!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  187. Sara says:

    I absolutely love this outfit– especially with the pink belt. You look so adorable!

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  188. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I get those looks too. I'm always so confused when someone actually gives me a compliment on an outfit I didn't expect to receive a comment on. Oh the life of a blogger!

    Anyways, I love this outfit. Polka dots and stripes are my favorite. I really love how you added a pink belt. It works wonderfully.

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  189. Fashion Koketi says:

    Polka dot and stripes sounds good to me as long as I would have a chance to see you in person. It doesn't really matter what you would be wearing… in fact, I'm also wearing polka dots and stripes today.

    I'm a fan!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  190. I can't imagine this not looking real-life fabulous. You'll beat that town of yours into style submission soon enough.

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  191. lauren hughes says:

    Love this combination! I miss shopping in target so much x

    http://www.getthatlook.org/

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  192. Jo says:

    Kendi, I love the way you mixed the prints. Lovely. I love your photos. Would you do a post on photography skills?

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  193. Love this! It's hard to mix prints in real life but this is great. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll take it as inspiration for sure.

    Kelly
    Sequins & Shadows

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  194. Jen says:

    This looks great! I admit, I was more adventurous about what I wore when I lived in Vancouver compared to Halifax (where I am now)! I love the pink belt ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  195. Huong says:

    Life is short, so if dots and stripes that make you happy, then so be it. You never know who you will make smile through your outfits either!

    Pink Carnations

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  196. Super love this outfit!

    eypolapol.tumblr.com

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  197. Emily says:

    Oh my I LOVE this combo!! So incredible!

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  198. Ayantika says:

    that shoe is pretty. Heart that polka dot ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love,

    Bong’s Belleza

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  199. Definitely cute IRL!! katejones.me

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  200. Kelly Vaughan says:

    Mixing stripes and polka dots is hard to pull of but keeping black and white with the pop of pink is the perfect way to do it! Well done. And I always get those looks too. My outfit compliments usually come from the guy at Taco Bell, and now I’ve admitted how much I eat at Taco Bell…

    http://www.shesinhighcotton.com

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  201. Katherine says:

    what an adorable blog!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  202. Rebekah Bradford says:
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  203. 7eventhLetter says:

    This is a great combination of polka dots and stripes!!!

    7eventh Letter
    http://www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com

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  204. You look gorgeous in these! I love it. It's funny that you say that about outfits in real life vs interent life. I've never thought about how true that is.. hm.

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  205. carolina_bin says:

    I like this mix of fantasies!

    You look great in this pictures, like it!

    Xxx

    http://carolinabin.com

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  206. Happinessatmidlife says:

    This print is mixing is adorable in real life & blog photos. I think I get most looks when I am wearing an odd color combo like pink & green. For me polka dots + stripes = perfection!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  207. Christine says:

    I love mixing stripes and dots so this is fab, per usual. It probably helps that it’s mostly black and white so as not to overwhelm people (which I also often do with lots of color)

    Christine In Color

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  208. You are WORKING the patterns, Ms. Kendi!
    http://whichmewillibetoday.wordpress.com

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  209. Count To Four says:

    love this mixing of stripes an polka dots! so fun!

    http://www.counttofour.com http://www.counttofour.etsy.com

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  210. Inge Jane says:

    I adore this outfit. I think it's perfect that you kept it simple with the colors, it really comes together.

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  211. I Love this combo! One of my fav.

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  212. Morgan Liti says:

    So. Cute. I did the reverse of this today – a black and white striped pencil skirt with a blousey black and white polka dot shirt – and actually received a few compliments, also! Love this look on you and it's making me want to go buy more stripes and polka dots. Which is seriously an issue over here.

    See Mo Go.

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  213. Elyse says:

    I love a good ole' pattern mixing! you work it so well, I love it! I know all to well about how people look at you funny with cute outfits in pictures. But we all know that they don't know whats up because its also cute in real life. I'm glad you're like me and wear those outfits anyway!!

    blondepanche.com

    03.19.13 · Reply
  214. Megan says:

    yay lucky comment number 100, i am simple speechless. seriously, this outfit is spot on spring perfection. black and white, stripes, and polka dots? and pink pastel? and those shoes! you literally cannot go wrong and your closet needs to be mine. beautiful xo

    http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com

    03.19.13 · Reply
  215. Julie L says:

    Hi Kendi! What do you use to style your hair into those flawless curls everyday? Hot rollers?

    Thank you!

    03.19.13 · Reply
  216. Totally cute!

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  217. I don't know about them, but if I spot you in this outfit in real life, I'm sure I'll be complimenting it! Loving this pattern mix so much!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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  218. Sara says:

    I absolutely love this outfit– especially with the pink belt. You look so adorable!

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  219. Jo says:

    Kendi, I love the way you mixed the prints. Lovely. I love your photos. Would you do a post on photography skills?

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  220. Tara says:

    Hmm. I kind of feel like it works in “Real Life” because even though you have pattern mixed, you’ve kept the palette really simple. Anyway, you look lovely and put together ๐Ÿ™‚

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  221. Huong says:

    Life is short, so if dots and stripes that make you happy, then so be it. You never know who you will make smile through your outfits either!

    Pink Carnations

    03.19.13 · Reply
  222. Emily says:

    Oh my I LOVE this combo!! So incredible!

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  223. Ayantika says:

    that shoe is pretty. Heart that polka dot ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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  224. Mica says:

    I really like the polka dots with the stripes! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pink belt is nice with it too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  225. Kelly Vaughan says:

    Mixing stripes and polka dots is hard to pull of but keeping black and white with the pop of pink is the perfect way to do it! Well done. And I always get those looks too. My outfit compliments usually come from the guy at Taco Bell, and now I've admitted how much I eat at Taco Bell…

    http://www.shesinhighcotton.com

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  226. Rebekah Bradford says:
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  227. This is exactly how I feel about mixed patterns and lots of colors and LIPSTICK! People look at me in all kinds of crazy ways and worse of all sometimes I tick out… embrace it thought!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  228. Happinessatmidlife says:

    This print is mixing is adorable in real life & blog photos. I think I get most looks when I am wearing an odd color combo like pink & green. For me polka dots + stripes = perfection!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    03.19.13 · Reply
  229. rachaelrockergirl says:

    I love this outfit, it’s definitely cute in real life :). You can’t go wrong with stripes and polka dots :).

    Rachael xx.

    http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  230. Christine says:

    I love mixing stripes and dots so this is fab, per usual. It probably helps that it's mostly black and white so as not to overwhelm people (which I also often do with lots of color)

    Christine In Color

    03.19.13 · Reply
  231. Count To Four says:

    love this mixing of stripes an polka dots! so fun!

    http://www.counttofour.com http://www.counttofour.etsy.com

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  232. Lauren says:

    EPIC print mix! Glad you went for it and wore it in real life ๐Ÿ™‚

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  233. Tara says:

    Hmm. I kind of feel like it works in "Real Life" because even though you have pattern mixed, you've kept the palette really simple. Anyway, you look lovely and put together ๐Ÿ™‚

    03.19.13 · Reply
  234. Mica says:

    I really like the polka dots with the stripes! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pink belt is nice with it too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  235. Allyson says:

    I love this outfit! It’s so modern yet so soft at the same it.
    http://www.allysonpotrebka.com

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  236. Mixing polka dots and stripes always my favorite way to pair prints…LOVE this look!

    xoxo

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  237. Meghan Ouellette says:

    I love this outfit! I started blogging because I kind of felt like when I got dressed up no one in my ‘hood would get it. I’d be looking for things that the stores hadn’t started selling yet but mags and Pinterest were telling me was all the rage. So I get it. And you rock it.
    msmayg.blogspot.com

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  238. 3girls1apple says:

    I think this outfit is great! Who says you can’t mix-match patterns! It’s in! Thanks for sharing…
    3girls1apple.com

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  239. Supal says:

    This is exactly how I feel about mixed patterns and lots of colors and LIPSTICK! People look at me in all kinds of crazy ways and worse of all sometimes I tick out… embrace it thought!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  240. rachaelrockergirl says:

    I love this outfit, it's definitely cute in real life :). You can't go wrong with stripes and polka dots :).

    Rachael xx.

    http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  241. i absolutely love this look kendi!
    the patterns and the pop of pink…perfect!

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  242. Brandy J says:

    What a fabulous look! It’s subtle yet bold at the same time. The soft pink is perfection!

    http://www.prettyplainjanes.com

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  243. Lubna says:

    The mix of prints seems so pretty!

    Lubna
    http://WWW.ELLEVOX.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  244. Sheree H says:

    Your hair looks fantastic! Love the combination of different patterns.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Sheree

    The Hartungs Blog

    thehartungs.com

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  245. Megan Maddison says:

    Love how you’ve mixed prints with this outfit! It’s adorable!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  246. Lauren says:

    EPIC print mix! Glad you went for it and wore it in real life ๐Ÿ™‚

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  247. Magda Pomichowski says:

    Such a daring outfit, I LOVE IT!

    xoxo

    Mags

    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com/

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  248. Allyson says:

    I love this outfit! It's so modern yet so soft at the same it.
    http://www.allysonpotrebka.com

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  249. Cathy your Poor Little It Girl says:

    Mixing polka dots and stripes always my favorite way to pair prints…LOVE this look!

    xoxo

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  250. Meghan Ouellette says:

    I love this outfit! I started blogging because I kind of felt like when I got dressed up no one in my 'hood would get it. I'd be looking for things that the stores hadn't started selling yet but mags and Pinterest were telling me was all the rage. So I get it. And you rock it.
    msmayg.blogspot.com

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  251. 3girls1apple says:

    I think this outfit is great! Who says you can't mix-match patterns! It's in! Thanks for sharing…
    3girls1apple.com

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  252. Cute, love it. Totally know what you mean about internet cute. Sometimes my friends are like….Girl what are you wearing. Their just jealous! I think that is the perfect outfit. Everything goes very well together.

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  253. i absolutely love this look kendi!
    the patterns and the pop of pink…perfect!

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  254. Love it! Those shoes are adorbs!

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  255. Valerie @ The Style Files says:

    I can’t believe how good those patterns look together– that belt really connects it all too! I need to try to pattern mix…workin on it and this is great inspiration!
    Valerie
    http://www.the-style-files.com

    03.19.13 · Reply
  256. Brandy J says:

    What a fabulous look! It's subtle yet bold at the same time. The soft pink is perfection!

    http://www.prettyplainjanes.com

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  257. Lubna says:

    The mix of prints seems so pretty!

    Lubna
    http://WWW.ELLEVOX.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  258. Anna Black says:

    Really love the mixing of patterns here, lovely photos, thanks for sharing!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4164275

    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

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  259. Sheree H says:

    Your hair looks fantastic! Love the combination of different patterns.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Sheree

    The Hartungs Blog

    thehartungs.com

    03.19.13 · Reply
  260. Megan Maddison says:

    Love how you've mixed prints with this outfit! It's adorable!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  261. Brittany says:

    I think this outfit would have been a little too crazy if you had more color. The black, white and pop of pink are perfect though and totally adorable.

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  262. Magda Pomichowski says:

    Such a daring outfit, I LOVE IT!

    xoxo

    Mags

    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com/

    03.19.13 · Reply
  263. Cute, love it. Totally know what you mean about internet cute. Sometimes my friends are like….Girl what are you wearing. Their just jealous! I think that is the perfect outfit. Everything goes very well together.

    03.19.13 · Reply
  264. Love it! Those shoes are adorbs!

    03.19.13 · Reply
  265. Valerie @ The Style Files says:

    I can't believe how good those patterns look together– that belt really connects it all too! I need to try to pattern mix…workin on it and this is great inspiration!
    Valerie
    http://www.the-style-files.com

    03.19.13 · Reply
  266. sixthandolive says:

    I love everything about this. I have a serious thing for black, white, gray, and pretty much anything with dots or stripes. This is combination includes all my favorite things and more with that perfect pop of pink. That bag is pretty nuts, too.

    Carmen
    http://www.sixthandolive.blogspot.com

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  267. Anna Black says:

    Really love the mixing of patterns here, lovely photos, thanks for sharing!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4164275

    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

    03.19.13 · Reply
  268. Brittany Cathey says:

    I think this outfit would have been a little too crazy if you had more color. The black, white and pop of pink are perfect though and totally adorable.

    03.19.13 · Reply
  269. sixthandolive says:

    I love everything about this. I have a serious thing for black, white, gray, and pretty much anything with dots or stripes. This is combination includes all my favorite things and more with that perfect pop of pink. That bag is pretty nuts, too.

    Carmen
    http://www.sixthandolive.blogspot.com

    03.20.13 · Reply
  270. SincerelySammie says:

    Kendi, I passed on buying this skirt because I have too many polka dots in my wardrobe…but after seeing your outfit here I’m going to buy it!

    03.20.13 · Reply
  271. SincerelySammie says:

    Kendi, I passed on buying this skirt because I have too many polka dots in my wardrobe…but after seeing your outfit here I'm going to buy it!

    03.20.13 · Reply
  272. Great print mixing and I LOVE those shoes!

    -Erin-

    OneTwoSummer

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  273. Great print mixing and I LOVE those shoes!

    -Erin-

    OneTwoSummer

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  274. suki says:

    “Sometimes internet cute is different than real life cute…” I think that applies to many things. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the combo you have here, though I probably wouldn’t have the extra oomph to pull it off.

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  275. suki says:

    "Sometimes internet cute is different than real life cute…" I think that applies to many things. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the combo you have here, though I probably wouldn't have the extra oomph to pull it off.

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  276. Jessica says:

    I think this is a great outfit online or in person! And as long as you’re happy in what you’re wearing, who cares what other people think of it, anyway?! Right? But I totally know what you mean about the online/in person dilemma .. But seriously, this outfit is cute! I love this combo of prints and colors too, it’s great!

    xo, Jessica.
    http://www.JessicaWearsPearls.com

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  277. Great outfit

    Android Developer

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  278. Jessica says:

    I think this is a great outfit online or in person! And as long as you're happy in what you're wearing, who cares what other people think of it, anyway?! Right? But I totally know what you mean about the online/in person dilemma .. But seriously, this outfit is cute! I love this combo of prints and colors too, it's great!

    xo, Jessica.
    http://www.JessicaWearsPearls.com

    03.21.13 · Reply
  279. Great outfit

    Android Developer

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  280. Sarah Johnson says:

    I love those shoes! Black wedges go with so much! I need to replace mine (wore them constantly last spring).

    I was thinking of getting these:
    http://www.greatsandals.com/i1401568/744112/products/Aerosoles-At-First-Plush-Wedge-Sandals.html?d_id=59925
    They should be pretty comfy too, they’re made by Aerosoles. I’ve had good luck with them in the past.

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  281. Sarah Johnson says:

    I love those shoes! Black wedges go with so much! I need to replace mine (wore them constantly last spring).

    I was thinking of getting these:
    http://www.greatsandals.com/i1401568/744112/products/Aerosoles-At-First-Plush-Wedge-Sandals.html?d_id=59925
    They should be pretty comfy too, they’re made by Aerosoles. I’ve had good luck with them in the past.

    03.21.13 · Reply
  282. Sarah Johnson says:

    I love those shoes! Black wedges go with so much! I need to replace mine (wore them constantly last spring).

    I was thinking of getting these:
    http://www.greatsandals.com/i1401568/744112/products/Aerosoles-At-First-Plush-Wedge-Sandals.html?d_id=59925
    They should be pretty comfy too, they're made by Aerosoles. I've had good luck with them in the past.

    03.21.13 · Reply
  283. Hello Kendi!

    I love your soft waves. Are they natural? If not, what’s your method?

    Thanks a bunch!

    Alex ๐Ÿ™‚

    03.23.13 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      Alexandra — they are so not natural. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I use a 1 inch curling iron without the clamp and curl about an inch amount of hair at a time away from my face. It typically comes out different everyday but I do it the same way each time!

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  284. Hello Kendi!

    I love your soft waves. Are they natural? If not, what's your method?

    Thanks a bunch!

    Alex ๐Ÿ™‚

    03.23.13 · Reply
  285. could not have said it better myself. internet cute and real-life cute are not the same… like if you wore runway couture to work on a tuesday, or even on a hot date. you’d probably get fired. and dumped.

    luckily, you’re both. and that spotted skirt is Cruella De Vil-icious.

    03.23.13 · Reply
  286. could not have said it better myself. internet cute and real-life cute are not the same… like if you wore runway couture to work on a tuesday, or even on a hot date. you'd probably get fired. and dumped.

    luckily, you're both. and that spotted skirt is Cruella De Vil-icious.

    03.23.13 · Reply
  287. This is a real statement outfit, but I love it so much! I am not sure how my surroundings would react if I wore similar patterns together, but you are always such an inspiration. I might just be brave and try it!!! Love the look

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  288. AHeartandSoulStory says:

    This is a real statement outfit, but I love it so much! I am not sure how my surroundings would react if I wore similar patterns together, but you are always such an inspiration. I might just be brave and try it!!! Love the look

    03.24.13 · Reply
  289. PunkyStyle says:

    haha, I was just thinking about this the other day, There should be some sort of book or program to transition for bloggers to enter back in to the real world.

    I need it!

    03.24.13 · Reply
  290. PunkyStyle says:

    haha, I was just thinking about this the other day, There should be some sort of book or program to transition for bloggers to enter back in to the real world.

    I need it!

    03.25.13 · Reply
  291. Kendi Lea says:

    Alexandra — they are so not natural. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I use a 1 inch curling iron without the clamp and curl about an inch amount of hair at a time away from my face. It typically comes out different everyday but I do it the same way each time!

    03.25.13 · Reply
  292. Loving this combo!

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  293. Loving this combo!

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  294. Absolutely love it Kendi, the two patterns couldn’t work better together, and the pink belt is the sweetest touch! Love it all!

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  295. so anthro says:

    Absolutely love it Kendi, the two patterns couldn't work better together, and the pink belt is the sweetest touch! Love it all!

    03.26.13 · Reply
  296. I just wanted to let you know that I loved this outfit so much I’ve included you in my Favourite fashions.

    Have a great holiday weekend!

    bisous

    Suzanne

    03.29.13 · Reply
  297. Lana L. says:

    How did I not see this cute outfit post before???? I love the combination and I can’t stop eyeing your skirt!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  298. Lana L. says:

    How did I not see this cute outfit post before???? I love the combination and I can't stop eyeing your skirt!

    04.23.13 · Reply