Knock Off


I saw this pin from my girl Katie yesterday and thought ‘done.‘ I had every single piece needed to make this outfit in my closet. (Except the ‘don’t hate me because i’m a bad ass’ vibe. That’s hard to find in stores. And Bryan lost his aviators so that option was out the door….so milk-braids it is!) Plus today there is some arctic wind blowing through town and I wanted to be prepared…I’m not sure what I’m preparing for with Heidi braids, a faux fur vest and a non-leather leather jacket, but I am ready. 



The other day, this older lady in the store caught wind of my blog. So she asked me what blogs are, as she had never heard of them. She was in her mid-70s, super stylish and I thought well this lady would love style blogs! I’m going to blow her mind with the world that is blogging. So I went into this long, beautiful story of the history of blogging, how I started, how blogging has evolved, etc and when her eyes glazed over I realized this story might be a bit more esoteric than I realized. So I ended the story with something like “and so we just take photos of my outfits and I put them on the internet….yeah?” She looked at me and said “oh! is it like Pin-ineresting? i love Pin-interest.” 


I just nodded. Me too, sweet friend. Me too. 


striped top: similar

jacket: nordstrom

faux fur vest: bb dakota

jeans: 7FAM

booties: madewell / similar

necklace: sonya renee

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  1. hahaha i have a friend who says pin-interest too…i was so shocked i didn't have the heart to correct her. love this look!

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  2. Natali says:

    Fabulous top and boots!

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  3. Diana Buchanan says:

    love the top, and love the story of the old lady! haha!

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  4. Lisa says:

    So cute! I love this hair-do… might be something to try this weekend πŸ˜‰

    Lisa – AT LEAST BLOG

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  5. Q says:

    pin- interest… love it!….
    your hair is too cute with the braids.

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  6. Girl and Closet says:

    Awwww, what an awesome story – love it! And my gosh this outfit… I have all of these pieces too. Hello Sunday, going out for coffee outfit!! Happiest Friday, sweet Kendi!

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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  7. The blog story is hi-larious. And, today's outfit is great, but really..great hair.

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  8. Kendi Lea says:

    it's too cute to correct, right? I wanted to hug this sweet lady after she said that.

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  9. Carlee says:

    Love that story. So great because for some reason I thought it was said Pin-interest when I first heard about pinterest. What was I thinking haha


    Little Sloth

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  10. totally!

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  11. Cute jacket with that fur vest πŸ˜‰


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  12. Stephanie says:

    I love the hair, and the old lady, sounds like my super stylish Grandma.

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  13. Lucinda Smith says:

    my mom equates a facebook wall post with a blog post so each time her status updates she's excitedly asks if i saw her new blog post. she hasn't even discovered the black hole that is pin-interest so i think i may keep her sheltered a bit longer from it.
    LOVE the booties, btw.

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  14. Anne Hill says:

    love your hair and this outfit! perfect!

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  15. Hope Howland says:

    Haa..that story of the old lady.. perfection.. and I may or may not copy your outfit copying another outfit.. imitation is the most sincere form of flattery after all.. so, be flattered.. it's either this or I stay in my pajamas till it gets embarrassing… which is always an option.

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  16. Such a cute look! And what a funny story! You probably inspired her to go start her own blog! πŸ˜‰

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  17. jesscuellar says:

    adorable milk braids, gives the badassness a softness.

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  18. Jannira says:

    I'm kinda confused by this outfit.. Is the sweater on top of the jacket? Its probably not my favorite. But that's just me. πŸ™‚ But that story was awesome, lol!

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  19. Haha, great story Kendi πŸ™‚ And I love those braids!

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  20. Ashley says:

    LOL I love pin-interesting too! And old people. Sometimes. And this outfit. You literally can't go wrong in jeans, faux leather, and faux fur. You look like a bad ass, even in braids. πŸ™‚

    xo Ashley

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  21. Chrissabella says:

    Great outfit and love love your hair style!

    Greetings from London,

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  22. Amy says:

    What a sweet story. Generations can teach each other.

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  23. traycisperring says:

    Love the outfit, amazingly like you I think I have all of the elements in my wardrobe too.

    How sweet was that lady? I too love pin-interesting.

    X x

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  24. Shannon Kerns says:

    So creative wearing the a fur vest under aa leather jacket!!! I love it. You look amazing as always πŸ™‚ Happy Friday.

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  25. Sara says:

    I love this story.

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  26. Petra says:

    Great look. Love your braided hairstyle. Looks really pretty.
    happy friday.
    xo, Petra

    PS: my blog turn 2 today and I celebrate that with a pretty outfit post + giveaway on

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  27. HAHA! Love that story! You look great! Enjoy this cold weather in Texas! πŸ™‚ (break out the scarves and coats while you can!)

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  28. ashleigh says:

    Love the new layout! You hair looks beautiful!

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  29. Awww, haha! It's funny and weird to explain blogging. I love your braids!

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  30. Mallory Thompson says:

    Loveeee the braids so much! Like an adorable milkmaid!

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  31. Berty Morales says:

    Kendi you look Gorge, and I love this entire look. Specially your hair, it is lovely.

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  32. Leslie says:

    Love your hair and this outfit!

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  33. Amanda says:
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  34. Aw, that is so sweet. Look at the internet, bridging generations of people who enjoy pretty things. πŸ™‚

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  35. Caroline L. says:

    Looking like a BAMF, my friend! πŸ™‚
    Perpetually Caroline

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  36. Andrea Litsch says:

    Cute story!!! I find that happens to me a lot when I talk to my husband about fashion…his eyes…very quickly….glaze over…oh well his loss…then he misses out on how much I spent…ha ha!!!!

    I am really loving the wash of your denim…super fab & just what I need to add to my closet for winter!!! I just scored some amazing mid wash Mother jeans on sale from Nordstrom that I am excitedly waiting the arrival of in the mail….I will literally never own enough pairs of jeans…the limit simply does not exist!

    Also love the hair!!! I recently mastered the fishtail braid…which I was super pumped about…& blogged about it earlier in the week. You can never know too many handy go to, easy hairstyles!!!


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  37. Marisa says:

    your hair looks amazing! love the ombre plus braids

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  38. I love Pin-interest too πŸ™‚

    You look adorable.

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  39. Jennifer says:

    Those booties are amaze!

    xo Jennifer

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  40. Miss Elisa K. says:

    Very cute head to toe πŸ˜‰

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  41. Elisa Taviti says:

    Just love it!

    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

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  42. Lubna says:

    You managed to re-create Katie's outfit very well! Love the booties. Oh, and the story of the old lady is hilarious. Social media attacks everyone these days, huh? πŸ˜‰

    Lubna | Elle Vox

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  43. Mica says:

    Such a nice casual outfit, and I love your hair! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  44. andreavytlacilova says:

    I love this outfit! So chic and classy! πŸ™‚ Great photos, btw.

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  45. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    Love the look- you can pull off the braids girl!! And that story, hilarious! And this post reminds me of how I need to wear my fur scarf more- so chic!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  46. Smart Dresser says:

    Looking good πŸ™‚ love the hair! xx

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  47. EnterKelly says:

    LOL! Love the outfit, and such a sweet story πŸ™‚

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  48. Steve gordon says:


    Can anyone suggest me some popular online?

    Thank you

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  49. Veronica Mason says:


    try this:

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  50. fashionablecollections says:

    Stunning as always.

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  51. totally cute!


    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  52. Aimee Tilley says:

    Love that a woman in her 70's also shops at Bloom. I so want to be like her when I grow up!

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  53. love the faux fur! This outfit is great!

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  54. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    where to start?! the beautiful braids or beautiful outfit?! i love both

    ladies in navy

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  55. Monika Jones says:

    Heh, sweet story. πŸ™‚ Love your booties πŸ™‚

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  56. Allison Buthray says:

    LOVE reading the blurbs with every single one of your outfits. They really make my day! Of course this outfit is just lovely too. I love finding a good pinterest inspiration and then you just so happen to have all of the items needed to recreate!

    xoxo, Ally

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  57. Agi says:

    Great outfit and i love your story. At least she knows about pininterest!!!!!


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  58. Haley Shepherd says:

    lol, your stylish old lady story cracked me up. What a punny lady! And you look beautiful, as always! <3


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  59. Rachel says:

    Those booties are just so perfect.

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  60. Kendi Lea says:

    this. this made my day. xo, kendi AKA BAMF

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  61. Liz says:

    Is that top from MinkPink?

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  62. nikki says:

    what a perfect recreation! love that fur!


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  63. Courtney Chase says:

    Well, it's like the Boy Scouts' motto: be prepared. They didn't specify for what. So I think you're ready for anything!


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  64. hamijam says:

    I love this outfit! So chic and classy! πŸ™‚ Great photos, btw.
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