Come Together


I love when an outfit comes together without any blood, sweat or tears in the morning. It may be because I can actually see my closet now in it’s entirety instead of being spread out all over the house. (My shoes used to live in a linen closet, for example. Which if you don’t have actual linens this is a very good solution, by the way.) But I pulled these three pieces together with no problem today, as if I was a professional who lived and breathed clothing or something. Coming from many days of anxiety filled mornings that included staring into the deep abyss of my closet that usually ended in tears, slowly wiping them away with the men’s pages from my J.Crew catalog, this was a nice surprise today. No catalogs were harmed in the process of getting ready this morning.
Since moving is expensive — more expensive than I remember — my shopping budget for summer is pretty much going to be spent on things like rugs and groceries and things we probably don’t need in bulk from Costco. (For example we bought a 5 lb bag of waffle fries yesterday. Because you know, waffle fries.) But I have two must-haves this summer that I really must have, if I’m being dramatic: new nude wedges since my favorite ones have bit the dust and a white blazer. Some things are just non-negotiable in life; food, wedges and white blazers. Believe it.
Blazer: J.Crew Factory  (It’s 25% off today and you can use code “spree” for another 15% off.)
Top: J.Crew (use code “summer” for 25% off)
Shorts: Similar
Shoes: Target

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  1. I love all of the colors in this look, perfect for warm weather. And yes, a 5 pound bag of waffle fries is definitely a necessity 😉

    Kristina does the Internets

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  2. Absolutely adore this outfit. The shorts are perfection!

    xo Jessica

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  3. Kendi Lea says:

    I don't want to live in a world where waffle fries are not a necessity.

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  4. Alice says:

    I've loved your nude wedges since you first wore them. Tried to purchase but they sold out of my size. Sad to hear they bit the dust! Can't wait to see what you find as a replacement because its def at the top of my *must buy* because I *need* it list!!


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  5. Those shorts are adorable! And congrats on the new move and a proper closet. My shoes are currently kept in my bedroom closet, the hall closet, under the bed, and behind my bedroom door… oh, and my desk at work!


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  6. Kendi Lea says:

    Well *those* nude wedges are still in good condition. I should have said nude wedge sandals from last summer! I wore the h out of them and now I'm at a loss to find similar ones. But yes on the nude wedges as a must-have for pretty much all seasons.

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  7. Natali says:

    Fabulous wedges and shorts!

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  8. The Adored Life says:

    Kendi you have been on fire with your outfits lately! I keep on getting so much inspiration from you every time I come here!

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  9. Caroline L. says:

    I give nothing up for waffle fries. Nothing! Fab outfit! 🙂

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  10. Kristin says:

    My friend and I are apartment hunting right now and every place we see we make sure there is a nice linen closet for our shoes. The important things.

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  11. Rachelle says:

    you look so cute, love these shorts.


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  12. KimJ says:

    Love it! Printed shorts might be added to my summer must-haves.

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  13. jenb276 says:

    Great summer outfit. Love the bag! Where is that from?

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  14. Carrie says:

    Cute! Very summery
    Style in the City

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  15. Beth says:

    I thought of you often this weekend ~ so glad you are moved into your new place!! I think your priorities are right on point!! Who doesn't want cute new shoes, a white blazer and tons of waffle fries?? And not necessarily in that order!! Happy love nest shopping!

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  16. says:

    So cute and I love it when a look comes together easily te or st is when you think it'll be cute, then you put it on and look ridiculous. That's annoying.

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  17. kendall says:

    im in love with this look! so crisp and put together! x

    dipped in yellow

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  18. Emylee Williams says:

    Damn, gurl, how you get in them wedges? Your calves are rockin'.

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  19. I love your shorts, great pattern and color. Nice combination. This reminds me that I really, really need a white blazer 😀

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  20. Kacie's Kloset says:

    You are making me want more graphic tees! And you are making me wish is wasn't going to be 108 degrees here this weekend so I can wear my white blazer with shorts 🙂

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  21. Laura Whitman says:

    Oh my goodness, that blazer is just amazing!



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  22. Jennifer says:

    Waffle fries are definitely a necessity during a stressful move! 😉

    xo Jennifer

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  23. Ashley says:

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing the sale code!

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  24. Katie McC says:

    So cute! I love Gaps shorts. So. Comfy and perfect for summer.

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  25. I have the same T! So fun to see how you styled it. LOVE your outfit.

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  26. Lupe says:

    I love the wedges! I was thinking of getting those too!

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  27. Nikki says:

    Love this look! So so cute! I love it when an outfit just works immediately. Seriously, I am glad I am not the only one who has melt downs about what I am going to wear. My husband becomes afraid when he sees THAT look in my eye and I am sitting on the floor of my closet looking up and he hides in his office…


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  28. Do I smell another 30×30? Because I know, we'd all love that!

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  29. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    i am wearing the same shorts on my blog today… you're definitely wearing them better! i need to check myself in the future on this one!

    kw ladies in navy

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  30. Laura says:

    Such a lovely outfit! Even if tears were involved, it would be worth it!

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  31. footnotes and finds says:

    love this outfit, especially the tshirt!

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  32. Megan says:

    great outfit – perfect for summer. congrats on getting completely moved into your new place!

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  33. I love how fresh this look is! I also like that you specified that you use the *men's* pages of the J.Crew catalogue to wipe your tears. We may have judged you otherwise. 🙂

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  34. FabEllis says:

    Very cute and fresh outfit!

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  35. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    I love this look! Those shorts are so bright and fun! This is a great work and play look!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  36. Kodi says:

    And what a cute outfit it is! You're adorable.
    grey et al

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  37. Agi says:

    Love these shorts and i totally agree about when an outfit totally comes together.

    I've got a great giveaway on my blog today: Sephora Gift Card. Stop by and enter and don't forget to link up this Thursday.


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  38. A white blazer is a must have, definitely not negotiable! Rocking the shorts suit girl!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  39. Sarah H. says:

    Yes to this outfit and yes to waffle fries.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  40. Love the white blazer. Great find! Those shorts look great on you.

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  41. Anon says:

    What brand/shade of lipstick are you wearing?

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  42. Joyce says:

    I love it when that happens too! You look great!

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  43. Jordan Shaner says:

    Those shorts are so cute! And love them paired with the white blazer!


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  44. EnterKelly says:

    Haha awesome. waffle fries. And great outfit, a white blazer is a total must-have!

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  45. Ashley says:

    Would you please do an updated photo of your makeup pics? You always look flawless 🙂

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  46. Serendipity S says:

    I agree with you, white blazer is non-negotiable!! Your outfit is great… I love when an outfit comes together quickly!


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  47. Shira says:

    I love this mix of a fun tee with the printed shorts and blazer!

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  48. I believe it! Also, waffle fries? Duh.

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  49. Miss SD says:

    Lol the men's catalogue. The women's would never be sacrificed. Did you get new make-up? You look so rosy and extra-pretty. Maybe new blush? x

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  50. Jackie says:

    You're the reason I now love Target for shoes on top of everything else that Target is awesome for. I recently got those wedges in another colour and cannot understand how they're infinitely more comfortable than my Ugg wedges. Tell me how that makes any sense?!

    xoxo Jackie

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  51. chelsea says:

    I just moved too so my summer shopping budget is at an all time low haha thankfully, I have had some happy accidents with outfits coming together recently too – but nothing this amazing yet! Love everything about this look!


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  52. ThePantryDrawer says:

    love this summer look! the color scheme is gorg!

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  53. Marta says:

    Great outfit! Looove the shorts!

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  54. Mica says:

    Love those printed shorts with the neon tee! I am trying to have a more organised wardrobe so that I can put outfits together easily too! 🙂

    Away From Blue

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  55. Aurélie FORTUNE says:

    very nice shoes, I like it!

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  56. l i z says:

    Love the outfit, and was really excited about the j.crew factory promo code too… but it's saying the code "spree" is not valid! Booooo. I'm thinking that it's all a tricksy ruse masterminded by my wallet cuz it knows I shouldn't spend the money!

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  57. Roanna Fernandes says:

    Wowza, I LOVE the freshness of the outfit. White and fluorescent pops of colour are a killer combination! Speaking of which, the blazer, tee and shorts combo are a genius pairing. Sorry, I'm saying the same thing with different words! I love you, Kendi! { }

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  58. Katell Malleena says:
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  59. Love the bright colored shorts! Such a great summer outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  60. Sille says:

    Love the outfit! Each piece complements the others without being too matcy-matcy.
    About your summer shopping list, aren't you already wearing a white blazer?

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  61. Hope Howland says:

    Love the outfit! And a 5lb bag of waffle fries is always appropriate…

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  62. Those Four Words says:

    What a beautiful, Spring-y & fresh look! I love the white blazer with those printed shorts!

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    Those Four Words

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  63. Kendi Lea says:

    Yes, I bought this blazer because it was on my summer shopping list. I'm still on the hunt for the nude wedge sandals.

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  64. Love the shorts! I've been meaning to get the pair I have like those altered.
    Also, I COMPLETELY relate on the whole anxiety of getting ready thing. I cannot tell you how many times I have spent my morning sobbing because I have nothing to wear with a closet full of clothes.

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  65. Shannon says:

    Love that top and blazer!


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  66. Jennifer Bullock says:

    I love the colours in this outfit. I can't stop looking at it. I might have to use it as inspiration for one of my room renos.

    Closet Refreshment

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  67. Anna says:

    lovely outfit, great shorts!

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  68. Lisa Hamel says:

    Great look. Incidentally, I recently tried the "partial front tuck," and I was pleasantly surprised when a) the world did not end and b) my anal-retentive brain did not explode. Thanks for blazing the trail for the fashion-timid among us!

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  69. Aurélie FORTUNE says:

    Nice short! I like this colors and details.

    I send you an email in sponsor adress, do you see it? Just for knowing if you wil be agree or not 😉



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  71. Cathy your Poor Little It Girl says:

    Love those shorts…and a white blazer really is the best piece for summer, it goes with everything!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  72. petal and plume says:

    i am so happy to have found your blog. you're beautiful! thank you for sharing your fashionista heart with us.

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  73. Cabled Crusader says:

    The shoes are adorable! Your outfit looks great! 🙂

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  74. ashleigh says:

    and don't forget patterned shorts!

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  75. photosbyjaana says:

    such fun summer colors

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  76. Jules Fashion Week says:

    love your cute look!!! J Crew girl 😉

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  77. lizybeth says:

    Very cute outfit!
    And yes to waffle fries. Always yes.

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  78. Lori S H says:

    Wow! I love your entire outfit! I wish I had legs for miles like you! I really enjoy reading your blog and journey. Thank you for sharing.

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