C’est La Vie

Well, well, well. Look who is on the blog again today. This blue blazer. I can’t help myself, you guys. I want to wear it all the time. I literally bought this exact outfit with my blue blazer in mind. In fact, I went shopping last week and all of the pieces I bought go with my blue blazer. This is officially an obsession. 

And the thing is, when I first got it I was so sure about it. I didn’t love the fit and then one day, it just clicked. You have pieces in your closet like that, right? Where it takes a little bit to get used to them and then they suddenly become a favorite? It’s always the pieces that I question at first that become the favorites. This also happened with my husband. I was not so sure about him first, but then we clicked and he became my very favorite. Now if that isn’t a romantic story, then I don’t know what is. I mean I just compared my husband to a blazer. TRUE LOVE.
After the paragraph above, this statement will come to no surprise to you: I freaking love blazers. I love blazers probably more than I love most things. I push them on people when I’m styling in store. I I hang them all together in a collection in my closet. In fact, a friend of mine looked into my closet and asked if I really needed another blazer. Sure she was being a friend, but yeah I do. I mean, this blazer is no exception; who knew I needed a baby blue blazer in my life? Apparently I did last fall when I bought this for bloom. Thanks, past Kendi — you’re a good egg. 
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  1. Annika Benitz says:

    I think you and I have very different styles. I am distinctly more girly and foofy, and you’re more modern, but I still always find inspiration in your outfits. This red/baby blue combo? To die for! Gonna have to try that out… with a blazer of course! I’m a sucker for those too!

    http://www.marriedandbright.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  2. Loving that shirt! Also, the whole outfit is super cute!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  3. I love this J.Crew gallery tee! Seriously pretty paired with the red and blue!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  4. Natali says:

    Beautiful, fun and girly outfit! Fantastic pants and bag!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  5. Nikki says:

    haha this post made me laugh out loud! and i feel the same way about blazers– they are just perfect for any outfit!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  6. I love blazers too! Agh, I’m so jealous you have a greylin blazer. greylin is my favorite brand!!

    Looks awesome with the pants.

    Xo,

    Belen

    http://blog.androbel.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  7. Sara Spicer says:

    I’d wear that blue blazer everyday too! That is SO your color, so work it! I have a similar “go to” piece, my green utility jacket, I’m pretty much over the phase of being embarrassed for wearing it 3 day out of the week! Haha.

    02.13.14 · Reply
  8. Jennifer says:

    Very cool trousers!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  9. i would absolutely wear that periwinkle blazer everyday as well…such a great cut and color!

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  10. Kristin says:

    Ha, the blazer/husband comment cracked me up! Love this color on you! A lot of people underestimate the color of blue and how versatile it is. I prefer it over black πŸ™‚

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  11. Lavinia E says:

    gorgeous colors in this post. reminds me of spring time. blazers are the perfect wardrobe essential that can also be unique.

    i write fashion columns.

    http://thegirlwiththepaintedpout.blogspot.com/

    02.13.14 · Reply
  12. Colleen says:

    kendi my dear, i love your new website design. but every day i find it harder to read the text because it’s italicized and middle-aligned. Would you consider taking off the italics and aligning it to the left again? I want to make sure I get every bit of your witty writing!

    02.13.14 · Reply
    • Katie says:

      Yeah, the text italicized like that is insanely hard to read, it’s just not clear enough against the background.

      02.13.14 · Reply
      • Kendi Lea says:

        I would love to do that but…don’t judge…I don’t know how! If anyone knows how to change it, let me know! I’m seriously stumped on this one because it’s built into the template. I know it’s hard to read, but i’ll look into changing it again! Thanks for the feedback.

        02.14.14 · Reply
  13. carrie says:

    totally have pieces like that in my closet. I just warmed up to a J. Crew jumper I bought on impulse and couldn’t take back, but I decided that I kind of like it now.

    02.13.14 · Reply
  14. Code Overdressed says:

    LOL you are hilarious, that’s definitely true love! I share your love for blazers, they are the best! The tee is so cool too!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

    02.13.14 · Reply
  15. Q says:

    Lovely blazer!.. perfect color and I love the detail.x

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

    02.13.14 · Reply
  16. I somehow missed that you cut your hair. Love it!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  17. you hair looks incredible! I’m loving the je ne sais pas look and would love a tutorial (as I’m about to donate my hair). πŸ™‚ xx

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  18. shannon says:

    That pant and blazer combo is killer!

    xoxo Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  19. jesscuellar says:
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  20. Katelyn says:

    I adore the length and cut of that blazer. Good choice past & present Kendi!

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  21. rhiannon says:
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  22. Natasha Atkerson says:

    I can see why you’re obsessed! It’s a lovely color!
    Super cute!
    New follower,
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  23. Niki says:

    Blue and red together without looking super patriotic, impressive! I tend to look like the 4th of July when I pair those too Lol but I’m working on it.

    http://www.LoveNiki.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  24. Elisa Taviti says:

    Really nice pants!

    My Fantabulous World

    02.13.14 · Reply
  25. That blazer is adorable. Those pants too!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  26. I also have a baby blue blazer that after reading this post, must be pulled out. It does go with pretty much everything. Personally, not a blazer kinda gal, but things change. And you look most adorable. You should celebrate Vday in this blazer. Parallel romantic stories and celebrate two loves! LOL

    NEW POST:: SIMPLE SHIFT

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    xox

    02.13.14 · Reply
  27. JB says:

    You always manage to create chic casual outfits. I love it and agree with the other commenters that I’m amazed you managed to keep from looking overly patriotic!

    http://www.bonjourdin.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  28. Courtney Parker says:

    I love how the nude pumps really allow for the colors of the outfit to be the focal point of the outfit!
    http://www.loveandclothing.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  29. Annika Benitz says:

    I think you and I have very different styles. I am distinctly more girly and foofy, and you're more modern, but I still always find inspiration in your outfits. This red/baby blue combo? To die for! Gonna have to try that out… with a blazer of course! I'm a sucker for those too!

    http://www.marriedandbright.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  30. Yaudy says:
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  31. Loving that shirt! Also, the whole outfit is super cute!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  32. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    I love this J.Crew gallery tee! Seriously pretty paired with the red and blue!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  33. Natali says:

    Beautiful, fun and girly outfit! Fantastic pants and bag!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  34. nikki says:

    haha this post made me laugh out loud! and i feel the same way about blazers– they are just perfect for any outfit!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  35. Androbel says:

    I love blazers too! Agh, I'm so jealous you have a greylin blazer. greylin is my favorite brand!!

    Looks awesome with the pants.

    Xo,

    Belen

    http://blog.androbel.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  36. Sara Spicer says:

    I'd wear that blue blazer everyday too! That is SO your color, so work it! I have a similar "go to" piece, my green utility jacket, I'm pretty much over the phase of being embarrassed for wearing it 3 day out of the week! Haha.

    02.13.14 · Reply
  37. Jennifer says:

    Very cool trousers!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  38. i would absolutely wear that periwinkle blazer everyday as well…such a great cut and color!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  39. Kristin says:

    Ha, the blazer/husband comment cracked me up! Love this color on you! A lot of people underestimate the color of blue and how versatile it is. I prefer it over black πŸ™‚

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  40. Lavinia E says:

    gorgeous colors in this post. reminds me of spring time. blazers are the perfect wardrobe essential that can also be unique.

    i write fashion columns.

    http://thegirlwiththepaintedpout.blogspot.com/

    02.13.14 · Reply
  41. This whole outfit is spot on, but I’m fixated on that shirt! I’ in love with all of J.crew’s tees!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  42. Colleen says:

    kendi my dear, i love your new website design. but every day i find it harder to read the text because it's italicized and middle-aligned. Would you consider taking off the italics and aligning it to the left again? I want to make sure I get every bit of your witty writing!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  43. carrie says:

    totally have pieces like that in my closet. I just warmed up to a J. Crew jumper I bought on impulse and couldn't take back, but I decided that I kind of like it now.

    02.13.14 · Reply
  44. Laura says:

    That blazer is especially lovely! I really like your shirt + pants combo! Also, I have the Cest La Vie song from the 90’s stuck in my head. Oh boy. This is going to be a long night.

    xoxo,

    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

    02.13.14 · Reply
  45. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    that blazer is adorable! i understand why you want to wear it all the time. i have moments like that too

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  46. Code Overdressed says:

    LOL you are hilarious, that's definitely true love! I share your love for blazers, they are the best! The tee is so cool too!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

    02.13.14 · Reply
  47. Q says:

    Lovely blazer!.. perfect color and I love the detail.x

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

    02.13.14 · Reply
  48. I somehow missed that you cut your hair. Love it!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  49. Supal says:

    you hair looks incredible! I'm loving the je ne sais pas look and would love a tutorial (as I'm about to donate my hair). πŸ™‚ xx

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  50. Jen says:

    Loving those red pants! I also have a blazer thing…. my closet’s population of these has grown by about 500% in the past year…

    http://www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  51. shannon says:

    That pant and blazer combo is killer!

    xoxo Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  52. jesscuellar says:
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  53. Sasa Zoe says:

    Cute pants! This bright colored outfit is just so refreshing. It made me forgot about the snow storm in NYC now. Lovely<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  54. Katie says:

    Yeah, the text italicized like that is insanely hard to read, it's just not clear enough against the background.

    02.13.14 · Reply
  55. Katelyn says:

    I adore the length and cut of that blazer. Good choice past & present Kendi!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  56. I love your tee, I’ve been eyeing it for a while now. I’m not a blazer person, but I think this one looks very cute on you.

    Kristina does the Internets

    02.13.14 · Reply
  57. rhiannon says:
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  58. Kristin Haus says:

    I really wish I could love bright pants as much as you do. My legs are really thick and muscular and I always feel weird in them. I recently forced myself to buy what I consider “light wash” jeans, which are really just very dark medium wash to everyone else! HA! Love the tee too!

    02.13.14 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      Well that’s okay! Honestly it’s best to go with works on your body / body type and what you feel good in. I mean colored pants are fun to wear, but you can always bring in color elsewhere πŸ™‚

      02.14.14 · Reply
  59. Natasha Atkerson says:

    I can see why you're obsessed! It's a lovely color!
    Super cute!
    New follower,
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  60. Niki says:

    Blue and red together without looking super patriotic, impressive! I tend to look like the 4th of July when I pair those too Lol but I'm working on it.

    http://www.LoveNiki.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  61. Elisa Taviti says:

    Really nice pants!

    My Fantabulous World

    02.13.14 · Reply
  62. That blazer is adorable. Those pants too!

    02.13.14 · Reply
  63. I also have a baby blue blazer that after reading this post, must be pulled out. It does go with pretty much everything. Personally, not a blazer kinda gal, but things change. And you look most adorable. You should celebrate Vday in this blazer. Parallel romantic stories and celebrate two loves! LOL

    NEW POST:: SIMPLE SHIFT

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    xox

    02.13.14 · Reply
  64. Grace says:

    You can most certainly work a blazer, girl. And that soft blue? Insert a thumbs up emoticon. LOVE it. Bring on spring.

    02.13.14 · Reply
  65. perfect red pants!
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  66. Jourdin says:

    You always manage to create chic casual outfits. I love it and agree with the other commenters that I'm amazed you managed to keep from looking overly patriotic!

    http://www.bonjourdin.com

    02.13.14 · Reply
  67. Courtney Parker says:

    I love how the nude pumps really allow for the colors of the outfit to be the focal point of the outfit!
    http://www.loveandclothing.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  68. Yaudy says:
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  69. Toyosi says:

    This whole outfit is spot on, but I'm fixated on that shirt! I' in love with all of J.crew's tees!

    02.14.14 · Reply
  70. Laura Whitman says:

    That blazer is especially lovely! I really like your shirt + pants combo! Also, I have the Cest La Vie song from the 90's stuck in my head. Oh boy. This is going to be a long night.

    xoxo,

    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

    02.14.14 · Reply
  71. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    that blazer is adorable! i understand why you want to wear it all the time. i have moments like that too

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  72. Jen says:

    Loving those red pants! I also have a blazer thing…. my closet's population of these has grown by about 500% in the past year…

    http://www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  73. Sasa Zoe says:

    Cute pants! This bright colored outfit is just so refreshing. It made me forgot about the snow storm in NYC now. Lovely<3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  74. I love your tee, I've been eyeing it for a while now. I'm not a blazer person, but I think this one looks very cute on you.

    Kristina does the Internets

    02.14.14 · Reply
  75. Kristin Haus says:

    I really wish I could love bright pants as much as you do. My legs are really thick and muscular and I always feel weird in them. I recently forced myself to buy what I consider "light wash" jeans, which are really just very dark medium wash to everyone else! HA! Love the tee too!

    02.14.14 · Reply
  76. You can most certainly work a blazer, girl. And that soft blue? Insert a thumbs up emoticon. LOVE it. Bring on spring.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  77. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    perfect red pants!
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  78. Love the highlights in your hair paired off with the red pants.

    Such a great look!

    xx

    Giana.LDS

    http://www.ledesociale.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  79. The graphic tee is so much fun Kendi! I always fall in love with pieces I wasn’t so sure about in the beginning. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  80. sandyalamode says:

    i love blazers too! i do need to wear them more often!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    02.14.14 · Reply
  81. Meg says:

    Love the blazer. I just recently started to read your blog and it’s great! You come across as very funny and witty and I love that about your writing. That blazer is so beautiful.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  82. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    This pant and blazer combo is fabulous!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  83. Christy says:

    You are so funny! Love the outfit. Yes it’s true, usually the things I’m unsure about when I buy them end up being my favorite – or my least favorite.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  84. Meredith Leffler says:

    Your passion for blazers has cultivated my love of them, so thank you for that! And you should totally do a post on your blazer collection. It would be like blazer porn for us devotees.

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Hahaha I totally should! But I’m afraid I’d be a little bit ashamed of the number of them. I try not to count them just for this reason πŸ™‚

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  85. Sheila says:

    Love that tee!! C’est La Vie! πŸ™‚

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

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  86. pretty little things says:

    love that tee – so cute! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

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  87. Lede Sociale says:

    Love the highlights in your hair paired off with the red pants.

    Such a great look!

    xx

    Giana.LDS

    http://www.ledesociale.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  88. chelseaandthecity says:

    The graphic tee is so much fun Kendi! I always fall in love with pieces I wasn't so sure about in the beginning. Happy Valentine's Day!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    02.14.14 · Reply
  89. sandyalamode says:

    i love blazers too! i do need to wear them more often!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    02.14.14 · Reply
  90. Meg says:

    Love the blazer. I just recently started to read your blog and it's great! You come across as very funny and witty and I love that about your writing. That blazer is so beautiful.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  91. Christy says:

    You are so funny! Love the outfit. Yes it's true, usually the things I'm unsure about when I buy them end up being my favorite – or my least favorite.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  92. Meredith Leffler says:

    Your passion for blazers has cultivated my love of them, so thank you for that! And you should totally do a post on your blazer collection. It would be like blazer porn for us devotees.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  93. pretty little things says:

    love that tee – so cute! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

    02.14.14 · Reply
  94. Kendi Lea says:

    Hahaha I totally should! But I'm afraid I'd be a little bit ashamed of the number of them. I try not to count them just for this reason πŸ™‚

    02.14.14 · Reply
  95. Kendi Lea says:

    Well that's okay! Honestly it's best to go with works on your body / body type and what you feel good in. I mean colored pants are fun to wear, but you can always bring in color elsewhere πŸ™‚

    02.14.14 · Reply
  96. Kendi Lea says:

    I would love to do that but…don't judge…I don't know how! If anyone knows how to change it, let me know! I'm seriously stumped on this one because it's built into the template. I know it's hard to read, but i'll look into changing it again! Thanks for the feedback.

    02.14.14 · Reply
  97. Josephine says:

    so cute!!

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  98. Josephine says:

    so cute!!

    02.15.14 · Reply
  99. kforkarli says:

    Meh, I say, go with the blazer! It seems like a tricky colour to pair things with so use that as your excuse. Best buy them now before there is nothing at all to match it. Also, can you please ask Sole Society to send some of those shoes my way?

    02.15.14 · Reply
  100. kforkarli says:

    Meh, I say, go with the blazer! It seems like a tricky colour to pair things with so use that as your excuse. Best buy them now before there is nothing at all to match it. Also, can you please ask Sole Society to send some of those shoes my way?

    02.16.14 · Reply
  101. Greta says:

    Gorgeous outfit! The blazer is the perfect pale blue

    x greta

    flourish-blog.blogspot.com

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  102. Greta Gale says:

    Gorgeous outfit! The blazer is the perfect pale blue

    x greta

    flourish-blog.blogspot.com

    02.16.14 · Reply
  103. Wren says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with a blazer obsession. I have about five or six in my closet and this cold weather has been irritating me because it’s too cold to start whipping them out to pair with outfits. Sometimes I think I would really just like to move to California and stay there forever. My style is best with clothes made for warmer seasons anyway. Put me in a wintry environment and I look like I don’t know how clothing works. Bless…

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  104. Wren says:

    I'm glad I'm not the only one with a blazer obsession. I have about five or six in my closet and this cold weather has been irritating me because it's too cold to start whipping them out to pair with outfits. Sometimes I think I would really just like to move to California and stay there forever. My style is best with clothes made for warmer seasons anyway. Put me in a wintry environment and I look like I don't know how clothing works. Bless…

    02.17.14 · Reply
  105. kellymcd says:

    I LOVE that gold layered necklace! Where did you snag that?

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  106. kellymcd says:

    I LOVE that gold layered necklace! Where did you snag that?

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  107. KCO says:

    Your posts never fail to put a smile on my face. Especially this one! You’re so funny in your own unique way.

    02.27.14 · Reply
  108. KCO says:

    Your posts never fail to put a smile on my face. Especially this one! You're so funny in your own unique way.

    02.27.14 · Reply