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I think I’ve said this before but when we buy for bloom, our typical schedule is 6 months or more in advance. For example, last February I was buying product for this September and beyond. It takes me about two weeks to completely forget what we bought and then when it comes in, I’m always surprised (this is either a good thing or a bad thing). We call it ‘market amnesia’ and it happens all the time. We wised up after our first few market trips and now we take photos like all good buyers should. The thing is… I somehow am still surprised when new styles come in. But this jacket, this jacket I pretty much had a countdown to when this gem was coming in. It’s Michael Jackson circa 1980s meets high school marching band leader in the best way possible. It’s what shopgirl dreams are made of. 

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jacket: bloom

dress: similar

shoes: c/o ivanka trump // similar look

necklace: c/o bauble bar

purse: marc by marc jacobs 

lips: target (in capri orange)

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  1. Elisa Taviti says:

    Great jacket!!

    xx Elisa

    My Fantabulous World

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  2. Caroline L. says:

    I love every single piece in this look! Great outfit, Kendi ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  3. Natali says:

    Wow! Love this jacket!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Alison Colby says:

    Everything about this is utterly perfect. You're killing me, Kendi! ๐Ÿ™‚

    looksharplansing.blogspot.com

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  5. Becca Lee says:

    This jacket is too good! It looks positively stunning on you!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  6. chelseaandthecity says:

    This jacket is EVERYTHING and you look so beautiful Kendi!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  7. Caitlin says:

    I love everything about this outfit!

    atgatsbys.blogspot.com

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  8. You look so pretty! I love the jacket and it looks great with the dress!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Sequin Doll says:

    I absolutely love those shoes! Such a great neutral staple.

    sequindoll.com

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  10. Bree says:

    Gorgeous look, love the pretty dress & gorgeous jacket! x

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  11. Abbey says:

    I love everything about this outfit- especially the jacket! Amazing.

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  12. Brooke says:

    Gorgeous jacket. I love the detailing! Great pick. I'm sure you already have so many ideas on how to style it this fall!

    xo honestly, b.

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  13. Kathrina says:

    Welcome back from the cold ๐Ÿ™‚ This jacket is killer! Love this look.

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  14. Shannon Willardson says:

    That blazer is stunning!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

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  15. Stunning photos! Love your dress! x

    Linnae

    http://www.linnaedesign.blogspot.com

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  16. Renate Kupse says:

    I love the jacket! And you described it perfectly! I was amused AND impressed ๐Ÿ™‚ This will definitely come in handy during the season – so many styling options!

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.com

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  17. Tara CW44 says:

    AW… I love that jacket so much! Looks great on you!

    http://threewishesstyle.com/
    xo, Tara

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  18. Sheila says:

    Love the cool details on the jacket!

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  19. Allison Buthray says:

    I am obsessed with that jacket!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  20. Kristian Satterlee says:

    The detail on the sleeve is awesome!

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  21. Gorgeous look! I love the dress…and definitely the outfit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Gorgeous look! I love the dress…and definitely the jacket! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Dary says:

    Just gorgeous!! I'm on a no shopping rule and this jacket is making want to break that rule. Argh….

    Enough about my problems, the jacket is beautiful and I love how you styled it!

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  24. Angela K says:

    I need that jacket! You look so amazing in it and the color dress you paired it with is just perfect. Such a fabulous look!

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies!

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  25. I seriously love that. It looks awesome on you!

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  26. Kaity says:

    this jacket is seriously fantastic. the embroidered detail is so interesting!

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  27. Emma Henson says:

    Kendie! you are my favorite fashion blogger!! Thanks for taking time to put together awesome outfits that inspire me to try! You are the best.

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  28. Minh Nguyen says:

    Wow what a flawless outfit! The jacket is amazing โ™ก

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  29. Nikki says:

    this outfit is AMAZING. ah you look so gorgeous and these photos are beautiful. i'm totally drooling over that jacket

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  30. A very cool jacket indeed! I really your shoes as well.

    Kristina from Daydream Delightful

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  31. XeanaFashion says:

    Amazing jacket! Love it!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

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  32. Androbel says:

    amazing jacket!!!

    haha I know how you feel about the surprise when shipment arrives. its either a great one or a.. what was I thinking?

    XO,

    Belen

    ** Visit me over at: http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com **

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  33. Supal says:

    LOVE that blazer! I think you pairing it with a simple LBD is ideal and with that BB necklace!!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  34. Liz Burans says:

    Kendi, I am absolutely loving this look. Would you mind terribly letting me know what lipstick you are wearing? It's gorgeous!

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  35. Hope Howland says:

    Ooh gorgeous!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  36. jacqueline says:

    Very pretty…love all the details! i just did a post on a lbd too…I love the different ways you can style it..like this jacket!

    Jacqueline
    http://www.purelypeanut.com

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  37. Andrea Litsch says:

    I love that jacket with those heels!!! Right away I am envisioning them with mid wash skinny denim & t -shirt…so many ways to style that jacket!! Hilarious about the market amnesia…I sometimes do this with my own wardrobe…only I am just buying for my closet… !!!!!!

    http://stylishadventures-al.com

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  38. Kastles says:

    Such a great jacket! I love hearing stories about the store ๐Ÿ™‚
    <3 Kastles

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  39. Cortne Morgan says:

    Im dying over this jacket. how unique is that. I hope you see this comment one day because I adore your blog and have been reading since the very beginning. Youve grown so much! And I love tagging a long on your little adventures.

    kisses.
    http://www.corture.co

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  40. EnvisionPretty says:

    Loving the details on this jacket- it is a great way to bring the color white over into fall & even winter!

    xo, Danielle

    http://www.envisionpretty.com

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  41. mary-katherine minnis says:

    i love this outfit. you look radiant and that jacket sure doesn't hurt! i can see why you were counting down!

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  42. Love, love this jacket! Seriously though, your writing cracks me up! You are witty my friend.

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  43. Samantha Peterson says:

    GORGEOUS photos, the lighting is amazing. That jacket is divine too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  44. Shira says:

    That sleeve detailing is UH-MAY-ZINGGGGGG!:)

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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  45. YoungMild&Free says:

    I LOVE that jacket. And it looks so great the way you styled it!

    xx
    youngmildandfree.wordpress.com

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  46. shelby says:

    That Jacket is perfection!

    http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/

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  47. Lana Lai says:

    I really like this outfit! Btw, your hair looks fab!

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  48. thequirkypeach says:

    THAT JACKET!!! Love love love ๐Ÿ™‚

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  49. thequirkypeach says:

    OHH NOOO SOLD OUT ๐Ÿ™

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  50. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this jacket is to die for! love it

    kw, ladies in navy

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  51. Chelsea Oliver says:

    I would've been marking down the minutes to when that jacket got to me too. SWOON. Love it and how you've styled it with the gorgeous black dress!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  52. Mica says:

    Love the embroidery on the jacket, lovely piece with the LBD ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  53. Aurรฉlie Alias Mounette says:

    So so beautifull coat! I like it

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    Kiss

    Aurรฉlie

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  54. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    Seriously beautiful jacket- I recently found a Free People similar but in a black vegan leather that I love! All about the details!!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  55. rachna sharma says:

    u look lovely!

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  56. Agi says:

    Love this dress. Gorgeous!!!!!!!! Great jacket.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  57. the jacket makes me smile love the detailing

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  58. Meredith R says:

    KILLED it in this outfit, Kendi!! love it.

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  59. Ashley says:

    I'm OBSESSED with this jacket. Holy hell, it's beautiful.

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  60. Jaclyn says:

    Love this outfit! That jacket is amazing! I can see how it was unforgettable.

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  61. Lovely look! Gorgeous jacket ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx,
    http://www.pslilyboutique.com

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  62. Liz says:
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  64. I love how this dress is classy but funky with the jacket! So cute!

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  65. Oh my gosh that jacket is a dream! I love it!!

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  66. Amelia Ng says:

    Love how you paired the jacket and dress! Love all your fashion posts and I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://bit.ly/1ebdn96

    Can't wait to see more! (:

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  67. ashleigh says:

    Fuggeddabout the jacket, the dress and shoes are the bomb.com. Yes I said that.
    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  68. I love this look on you, the jacket is adorable!

    http://www.simpysabrinablog.com

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  69. This look is so good! I love how fancy it feels but the detail on the jackets makes it a bit relaxed. Great mix, Kendi!

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  70. Jane Stevens says:

    She is just looking pretty and awesome !! I like her style very much. http://beautiesfactory.co.uk

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  71. That blazer is absolutely amazing! Love this look!

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  72. Jess says:

    Love this skater dress…looking fab as always Kendi! x

    http://jessielovesjake.blogspot.co.nz/

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  73. Jennifer says:

    Very cute jacket!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    p.s. Check out my Chicastic giveaway!

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  74. latesttrendfashion.com says:

    cute jacket! I love this look!

    http://latesttrendfashion.com/

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  76. Elena says:

    The details on the jackets are so pretty! Love how you styled this this very simple dress and created super charming look !

    http://dcinstyle.com

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  77. Delaney says:

    So fun! I love every piece in this outfit.

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  78. bridget says:

    that jacket is amazing.

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  79. Hi Tea Style says:

    Nice! The jacket looks great with the dress. Lovely photos!
    http://www.hiteastyle.com

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  81. Jill says:

    Wowza! These pics are incredible! you look lovely! I think my favorite so far!

    HOTPINKstyle

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