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I’ve put a lot of thought to this whole dressing like it’s fall when it feels like summer thing and I think I’ve found the solution: dark colors, bare limbs, no layers. Those are the rules of fall here in the south.

This weekend we stayed late at the shop because the fine ladies of Emporium Pies had a pop-up shop on the square in McKinney. It’s all anyone of us at the shop could talk about all week. Rumor has it they are opening this fall which means Fridays will now be known as Pie-days at bloom. (I’m really proud of that one.) 

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top: aritzia
skirt: bloom
shoes: target // similar
purse: marc by marc jacobs
necklace: c/o baublebar

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  1. TERRA says:

    I really love that shirt
    You look gorgeous!
    xx
    http://www.roaringmytwenties.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  2. Dri says:

    Love this outfit! You are a daily inspiration!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  3. Iliyana Licheva says:

    love this look! your hair looks amazing by the way!

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

    09.16.13 · Reply
  4. I just came home from London to Florida and the weather has been quite drastic… I mean I was all fall-ed out and the second I got off the plane… took off layer by layer in rapid speed!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  5. Brie says:

    I am still having a hard time giving up the bright colors. Especially considering it is still hot enough in Dallas that I am still able to swim in the evenings. But I am slowly coming around and parting with my summer attire, much to my chagrin. Yay for bare limbs though!

    The Baby Giraffe

    09.16.13 · Reply
  6. Katelyn says:

    Those shoes are great! You are seriously my favorite πŸ˜‰

    http://www.katelynnow.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  7. Guest says:

    Beautiful look! I love the shirt tucked it. Super “classy-casual.” Work it, girl. πŸ˜‰

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  8. Grace says:

    Beautiful look! I love the shirt tucked in. Super “classy-casual.” Work it, girly. πŸ˜‰

    09.16.13 · Reply
  9. kendall says:

    obsessed with this look! i love it! x

    dipped in yellow

    09.16.13 · Reply
  10. And YOU’RE my favorite! I think you nailed the Southern Fall look. It’s so hot here in Florida and I’m so excited for Autumn dressing… I’m gonna have to give your tips a try.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    09.16.13 · Reply
  11. Camryn Stahlman-Dwyer says:

    That’s great fashion advice! I’ve been dying from the heat but ready to pull our my fall wardrobe. I’m trying your idea for now until the cold comes in πŸ™‚

    xx

    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

    09.16.13 · Reply
  12. Heidi says:

    I love that skirt! Also if you could steal a few of those marble ties and ship them to me that would be great. I’m sure I could find a way to cut them into the perfect backsplash tiles πŸ™‚

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  13. Cute tee dear! This is such a casual and comfy monday look ;))

    New post up…
    ❀ Jenny Tsang
    http://www.Tsangtastic.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  14. Allie says:

    I want sooo badly to pull out my sweaters, but I know if I do I might spontaneously combust. Tried to wear a cardigan today, and wound up taking it off after like, 20 minutes.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  15. Laura says:

    Pie-days! Love it!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  16. Natali says:
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  17. This outfit and your hair and your big smile and Pie-day just brightened my day – you’re looking so happy! πŸ™‚
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  18. Abbey says:

    Love this outfit, Kendi! Graphic tees are my favorite.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  19. Kastles says:

    So cute! That shirt is awesome! Also pie days sound awesome too!
    <3 Kastles

    09.16.13 · Reply
  20. JaToya Johns says:

    Love the combo of the skirt and the shirt.

    JaToya
    http://www.thejatoyachronicles.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  21. Rhiannon says:
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  22. I’m a huge fan of trumpet skirts. Loving this look. And I’d have to agree with your Fall rules. I’m in Atlanta, it’s 88 today. So today calls for sued heels, with shorts of course…

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    09.16.13 · Reply
  23. Julie says:

    that shirt is awesome! you look fantastic!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  24. Hope Howland says:

    Ooh… pie… and that tee.. both are winners! Sounds like a home run weekend!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  25. I love the tweed skirt paired with the tshirt! And I’m super jealous Friday will now be Pie-day for you!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  26. Love the tee and it looks so cute with that skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    09.16.13 · Reply
  27. Code Overdressed says:

    You made that cool tee look super chic, you take effortless chic to a whole new level pretty lady! Adore those heels.

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

    09.16.13 · Reply
  28. sarahj says:

    Love the outfit, as always! I was hoping one day you could do a post on the makeup brands/colours you use. Your makeup is sensational and we have similar colouring, so I’d love to copy it!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  29. So cute!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  30. Love how you styled this tee! I just got a great one from J.Crew that I can’t wait to wear! Also, pie-days sound amazing πŸ™‚

    xo
    Sam

    09.16.13 · Reply
  31. Chris says:

    THe skirt is so cute! And I love the bag as well πŸ™‚

    09.16.13 · Reply
  32. Kristen says:

    Emporium Pies is SO great! Their shop in Bishop Arts is just adorable. I imagine the McKinney location will be just as fabulous! Lucky you! Love the outfit as always!

    makingtwentysomething.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  33. Jess says:

    Love those silver heels!

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

    09.16.13 · Reply
  34. Chelsea Finn says:

    Very pretty look! And yes, that is great! Dark colors with no layers/bare legs. Perfect rule πŸ™‚

    -Chelsea
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  35. I would have never thought that metallic silver heels would look so great in the daytime! Love this!

    http://www.simplysabrinablog.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  36. Short and Sweet Blog says:

    So cute Kendi! Love the shirt paired with the skirt! πŸ™‚

    09.16.13 · Reply
  37. Lacey Garcia says:

    Emporium pies are so delish. And now I want one. Or three.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  38. Amber Rathvon says:

    What a great casual outfit! I love your MxMJ bag. =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    09.16.13 · Reply
  39. Rosely Carrasco says:

    You look great. Cute necklace.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  40. Camryn Stahlman-Dwyer says:

    That's great fashion advice! I've been dying from the heat but ready to pull our my fall wardrobe. I'm trying your idea for now until the cold comes in πŸ™‚

    xx

    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

    09.16.13 · Reply
  41. ashleigh says:

    I’m in love with the dressed down silver heels.
    -ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  42. pretty little things says:
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  43. rachna sharma says:

    Loved it…so cute!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  44. Heidi says:

    I love that skirt! Also if you could steal a few of those marble ties and ship them to me that would be great. I'm sure I could find a way to cut them into the perfect backsplash tiles πŸ™‚

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  45. Cute tee dear! This is such a casual and comfy monday look ;))

    New post up…
    ❀ Jenny Tsang
    http://www.Tsangtastic.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  46. melissa rosenkilde says:

    Love this combo! Especially that bloom skirt!

    http://www.topitoff-mel.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  47. Allie says:

    I want sooo badly to pull out my sweaters, but I know if I do I might spontaneously combust. Tried to wear a cardigan today, and wound up taking it off after like, 20 minutes.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  48. Laura says:

    Pie-days! Love it!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  49. Natali says:
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  50. Caroline L. says:

    This outfit and your hair and your big smile and Pie-day just brightened my day – you're looking so happy! πŸ™‚
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  51. Abbey says:

    Love this outfit, Kendi! Graphic tees are my favorite.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  52. Kastles says:

    So cute! That shirt is awesome! Also pie days sound awesome too!
    <3 Kastles

    09.16.13 · Reply
  53. JaToya Johns says:

    Love the combo of the skirt and the shirt.

    JaToya
    http://www.thejatoyachronicles.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  54. Rhiannon says:
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  55. Sarah says:

    I loveeee emporium pies! And I agree with your solution — absolutely no layering in the south – dark colors only. πŸ˜‰

    sarah

    http://www.sarrrahgirl.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  56. I'm a huge fan of trumpet skirts. Loving this look. And I'd have to agree with your Fall rules. I'm in Atlanta, it's 88 today. So today calls for sued heels, with shorts of course…

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    09.16.13 · Reply
  57. You look great! Cute outfit! Love your shirt and skirt!
    http://www.hiteastyle.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  58. Simple Easy Style says:

    Those are my styling thoughts exactly, I live in FL it is HOT outside. I love this look, it’s the perfect mix of feminine, edgy, dressy and casual!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

    09.16.13 · Reply
  59. So cute!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  60. Love how you styled this tee! I just got a great one from J.Crew that I can't wait to wear! Also, pie-days sound amazing πŸ™‚

    xo
    Sam

    09.16.13 · Reply
  61. Chris says:

    THe skirt is so cute! And I love the bag as well πŸ™‚

    09.16.13 · Reply
  62. Kristen says:

    Emporium Pies is SO great! Their shop in Bishop Arts is just adorable. I imagine the McKinney location will be just as fabulous! Lucky you! Love the outfit as always!

    makingtwentysomething.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  63. Amy Cochran says:

    Such a great outfit!
    The time of year that I start to envy warmer weather dwellers is beginning…

    09.16.13 · Reply
  64. Jess says:

    Love those silver heels!

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

    09.16.13 · Reply
  65. Ellen Claggett says:

    love it. thanks for the outfit inspiration!
    ~Ellen
    http://www.everydayfancy.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  66. Jennifer says:

    Cute skirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    p.s. Check out my Chicastic giveaway!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  67. Chelsea Finn says:

    Very pretty look! And yes, that is great! Dark colors with no layers/bare legs. Perfect rule πŸ™‚

    -Chelsea
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  68. Chloe says:

    Love the combination of the skirt & tee!

    http://topknotsandpolkadots.wordpress.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  69. I would have never thought that metallic silver heels would look so great in the daytime! Love this!

    http://www.simplysabrinablog.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  70. Short and Sweet Blog says:

    So cute Kendi! Love the shirt paired with the skirt! πŸ™‚

    09.16.13 · Reply
  71. Lacey Garcia says:

    Emporium pies are so delish. And now I want one. Or three.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  72. Amber Rathvon says:

    What a great casual outfit! I love your MxMJ bag. =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    09.16.13 · Reply
  73. this is so gorgeous! love the pretty skirt – a nice fresh look

    kw, Ladies in Navy

    09.16.13 · Reply
  74. LOVEE THAT TOP!!!!

    xo,

    Belen

    http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com visit me πŸ™‚

    09.16.13 · Reply
  75. Nikki says:

    such a fun t shirt! and i’m crazy about that skirt!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  76. ashleigh says:

    I'm in love with the dressed down silver heels.
    -ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  77. Naomi A says:

    I just love your purse! Great skirt too~

    The Occasional Indulgence

    09.16.13 · Reply
  78. pretty little things says:
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  79. rachna sharma says:

    Loved it…so cute!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  80. melissa rosenkilde says:

    Love this combo! Especially that bloom skirt!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  81. Love that top! You look so great!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  82. I’m all about these tees with words on them lately. I need to find one of my own. Great pairing with the skirt, too!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  83. Erin Brown says:

    I am loving that top with the tweed skirt! Such a great look!

    XO,

    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

    09.16.13 · Reply
  84. sarahshelton says:

    I loveeee emporium pies! And I agree with your solution — absolutely no layering in the south – dark colors only. πŸ˜‰

    sarah

    http://www.sarrrahgirl.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  85. Hi Tea Style says:

    You look great! Cute outfit! Love your shirt and skirt!
    http://www.hiteastyle.com

    09.16.13 · Reply
  86. Simple Easy Style says:

    Those are my styling thoughts exactly, I live in FL it is HOT outside. I love this look, it's the perfect mix of feminine, edgy, dressy and casual!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

    09.16.13 · Reply
  87. KryWry says:

    Love how you styled that shirt! What size is it? Thanks!

    09.16.13 · Reply
  88. Annika Velji says:

    I love silver shoes! They are the best.

    09.16.13 · Reply
  89. Amy Cochran says:

    Such a great outfit!
    The time of year that I start to envy warmer weather dwellers is beginning…

    09.17.13 · Reply
  90. Ellen Claggett says:

    love it. thanks for the outfit inspiration!
    ~Ellen
    http://www.everydayfancy.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  91. Jennifer says:

    Cute skirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    p.s. Check out my Chicastic giveaway!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  92. Chloe says:

    Love the combination of the skirt & tee!

    http://topknotsandpolkadots.wordpress.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  93. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this is so gorgeous! love the pretty skirt – a nice fresh look

    kw, Ladies in Navy

    09.17.13 · Reply
  94. Androbel says:

    LOVEE THAT TOP!!!!

    xo,

    Belen

    http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com visit me πŸ™‚

    09.17.13 · Reply
  95. Nikki says:

    such a fun t shirt! and i'm crazy about that skirt!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  96. I just love your purse! Great skirt too~

    The Occasional Indulgence

    09.17.13 · Reply
  97. Love that top! You look so great!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  98. I'm all about these tees with words on them lately. I need to find one of my own. Great pairing with the skirt, too!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  99. Erin Brown says:

    I am loving that top with the tweed skirt! Such a great look!

    XO,

    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

    09.17.13 · Reply
  100. Mica says:

    Fun tee, and very cute skirt! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

    09.17.13 · Reply
  101. KryWry says:

    Love how you styled that shirt! What size is it? Thanks!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  102. Annika Velji says:

    I love silver shoes! They are the best.

    09.17.13 · Reply
  103. TAKippy says:

    Cute shirt, and I love those heels! Now, I really want pie…

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  104. Jessica says:

    What a darling tee!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  105. I love that tee! And am amazed that those heels are from target!!! It is a great transition outfit from summer to fall.

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    09.17.13 · Reply
  106. Agi says:

    Great outfit. Love the tee!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  107. Mica says:

    Fun tee, and very cute skirt! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

    09.17.13 · Reply
  108. Cute shirt, and I love those heels! Now, I really want pie…

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  109. 39nineteen says:

    Loving the silver shoes and loving the fact that they’re from Target even more!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  110. Jessica says:

    What a darling tee!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  111. Roanna Fernandes says:

    I looooooooooove your shoes! πŸ™‚ :-*

    09.17.13 · Reply
  112. Liz says:
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  113. YoungMild&Free says:

    Love your jewelry in this look! So simple and chic.

    xx
    youngmildandfree.wordpress.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  114. Allison Buthray says:

    I love that tee! And am amazed that those heels are from target!!! It is a great transition outfit from summer to fall.

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    09.17.13 · Reply
  115. You’re adorable and love that top.

    09.17.13 · Reply
  116. Agi says:

    Great outfit. Love the tee!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  117. Jennifer Cross says:

    You have beautiful legs. I hope that statement doesn’t make me sound like a creeper. πŸ™‚

    09.17.13 · Reply
  118. Rachel says:

    What size are you wearing for the T-shirt? Did you size up for the relaxed fit?

    09.17.13 · Reply
  119. The surprise of tweed in this skirt is such a great pairing with the casual tee and metallic heels — definitely saving this outfit for inspiration later πŸ™‚

    09.17.13 · Reply
  120. 39nineteen says:

    Loving the silver shoes and loving the fact that they're from Target even more!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  121. Roanna Fernandes says:

    I looooooooooove your shoes! πŸ™‚ :-*

    09.17.13 · Reply
  122. Liz says:
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  123. YoungMild&Free says:

    Love your jewelry in this look! So simple and chic.

    xx
    youngmildandfree.wordpress.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  124. You're adorable and love that top.

    09.17.13 · Reply
  125. Jennifer Cross says:

    You have beautiful legs. I hope that statement doesn't make me sound like a creeper. πŸ™‚

    09.17.13 · Reply
  126. Rachel says:

    What size are you wearing for the T-shirt? Did you size up for the relaxed fit?

    09.17.13 · Reply
  127. Shannon Willardson says:

    Love that shirt, and that statement necklace!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

    09.17.13 · Reply
  128. Leah S. says:

    Love the skirt!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  129. Liz McAvoy says:

    The surprise of tweed in this skirt is such a great pairing with the casual tee and metallic heels — definitely saving this outfit for inspiration later πŸ™‚

    09.17.13 · Reply
  130. Kelly says:

    I am in LOVE with that top! It’s great!!

    09.17.13 · Reply
  131. EnterKelly says:

    I am in LOVE with that top! It's great!!

    09.18.13 · Reply
  132. Giulia says:

    Ok, I need a pair of silver shoes too πŸ™‚ I looove this flouncy skirt, the pattern on it looks really interesting! πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day!
    xoxo

    http://www.sparklyfashion.com

    09.18.13 · Reply
  133. I love how edgy and sexy this look is! So cool! – J

    09.18.13 · Reply
  134. Rachel says:

    This skirt is so fun! And I love the saying on the shirt πŸ™‚

    09.18.13 · Reply
  135. Giulia says:

    Ok, I need a pair of silver shoes too πŸ™‚ I looove this flouncy skirt, the pattern on it looks really interesting! πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day!
    xoxo

    http://www.sparklyfashion.com

    09.18.13 · Reply
  136. I love how edgy and sexy this look is! So cool! – J

    09.18.13 · Reply
  137. Dana says:
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  140. I love that you dressed up your graphic tee in a super chic way! That skirt is absolutely amazing on you.

    09.19.13 · Reply
  141. Monika Jones says:
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  142. cc says:

    I read your blog because I love the things you say & the way you write, but generally I feel a bit bummed because your style is way more preppy and colorful than mine (not insulting you, just saying I can’t really copy your outfits). This outfit, however, may have possibly made me shout “Yes!” in my mind. I’m not going to be someone who insists that you dress differently than your own style just so I can see it, that’s silly, but I do hope that, if you enjoyed this outfit, you’ll post some edgier looks in the future too. Either way, you pulled this off well, and I look forward to reading more of your intelligently funny posts!

    09.19.13 · Reply
  143. I love that you dressed up your graphic tee in a super chic way! That skirt is absolutely amazing on you.

    09.19.13 · Reply
  144. cc says:

    I read your blog because I love the things you say & the way you write, but generally I feel a bit bummed because your style is way more preppy and colorful than mine (not insulting you, just saying I can't really copy your outfits). This outfit, however, may have possibly made me shout "Yes!" in my mind. I'm not going to be someone who insists that you dress differently than your own style just so I can see it, that's silly, but I do hope that, if you enjoyed this outfit, you'll post some edgier looks in the future too. Either way, you pulled this off well, and I look forward to reading more of your intelligently funny posts!

    09.19.13 · Reply
  145. mariya01 says:

    First of all I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question
    which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you
    center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve

    had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out.

    Rado Cell phones

    09.23.13 · Reply
  146. mariya01 says:

    First of all I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question
    which I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you
    center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I've

    had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out.

    Rado Cell phones

    09.23.13 · Reply
  147. Niki says:

    I love this tee with the frilly skirt! You styled it beautifully and it looks so effortless!

    09.24.13 · Reply
  148. I love this tee with the frilly skirt! You styled it beautifully and it looks so effortless!

    09.24.13 · Reply
  149. You look great Love the shoes and the
    purse very pretty
    graphic tees

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  150. graphic tees says:

    You look great Love the shoes and the
    purse very pretty
    graphic tees

    02.04.14 · Reply