All Mixed Up

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Sometimes when I try out a new outfit I play the “cute or crazy?” game with my husband. This is usually dropped on him like a pop quiz, early in the morning when he is good and fuzzy. This is actually a terrible strategy now that I type this out, I mean we have a steadfast rule of not asking each other important questions in the morning (I’m a morning person so everything is great! He is not a morning person so everything is meh.) Anyways, I played this fun game while getting dressed today. I had about 4 renditions of outfits with this top. I finally settled on mixing it up with this floral skirt. I mean this skirt means business with this print, so I might as well draw attention to the whole outfit right? No need to be subtle when it comes to prints. (For the record, this outfit got the ‘cute’ and not ‘crazy’ approval.)

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I got a new phone yesterday. We have always had insurance on my phone (because of things like water, fire and pancake syrup) so I thought I’d run in and make a direct trade. Oh no, that did not happen. Instead I got talked into an upgrade. (Trust me this wasn’t a hard thing to do.) I am now the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is basically like a phone + tablet. This means it is kind of humongous and I love it. As I was looking through all of the phone options yesterday I was pulling up Pinterest just to see how it looked on the phone of choice. (Remember, Pinterest relies on my phone so this is important to test.) My husband was talking to the sales person about billing, prices, etc. and looked over at me and called me out. “Are you on Pinterest?!?” However, I’m proud to report that Pinterest on a huge screen is amazing. If you ever can’t reach me by phone, it’s because I’m ignoring your calls and pinning. 

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Wearing:

Target Striped Top

J.Crew Floral Pencil Skirt

Ivanka Trump Heels (c/o) / Similar or here

Coach Sunnies / Similar

BaubleBar Necklace

BaubleBar Ring

100 Notes

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  1. Katelyn says:

    Kendi, your outfits always fall into the “cute” category!!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  2. Gwen says:

    Congrats on your new phone! I have the Galaxy S3 mini and it’s hands-down the best phone I’ve ever owned. (My one criteria was Instagram, but Pinterest was a close second.) Also, definitely cute and not cray at all!

    03.25.14 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      I know the sweet sales rep asked me what I use my phone for… “um…well, social…” she knew immediately what that meant πŸ˜‰

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  3. Natali says:

    Beautiful outfit! You did amazing job mixing and matching this outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  4. Natalie says:

    I love the outfit, but doesn’t it drive you crazy when the stripes don’t match on the seams? My mom taught me never to buy a shirt that doesn’t have matching patterns at the seams because it means that it’s poor quality. Keeps me from a lot of cute tops, but I can’t not abide by it! lol

    03.25.14 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      It does but only when I see photos of it! Otherwise I never notice, ha. But yes, that is a pet peeve of mine to! You definitely get what you pay for πŸ˜‰

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  6. Kayla Kluver says:

    Your husband made the right choice – this is definitely a winner. I play a similar game with my boyfriend, but even when he chooses “crazy,” I wear it. I’m stubborn like that πŸ™‚ xx http://www.clutch-style.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  7. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I’m loving the mixed prints in this look!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  8. Alex Nguyen says:

    Very interesting combination, but it totally works on you! Great styling!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  9. HAHA! I’m one to constantly be on pinterest too… but on my phone I never repin I just scroll. Love this out because it is a bit different and unexpected… mmm my favorite kind. also your phone is big, so less chance for it to fall in a glass of water!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  10. Megan Quint Gressel says:

    I love that top and that you mixed it with floral! I am rocking stripes today on my blog too! (plus i have a giveaway going on!) πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    The Quintessentials

    03.25.14 · Reply
  11. Pixie lei says:

    Definitely cute. Not crazy =) love the necklace too!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  12. Nikki says:

    love the print mixing! and you crack me up– good luck with your new phone!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  13. Kim says:

    I love this and all your outfits! I saw the Target link and I was like, nice! Something I can afford. I love all of your outfits, but typically each items is between $100-200, and I can’t afford a ~$800 outfit every day. I would LOVE to see more items from Target, Express, etc. Thanks so much!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  14. Jenn says:

    Your husband and my husband would be friends. Meaning they’d be shaking their heads at us as we went on Pinterest to inaugurate our brand new cell phones. Boys just don’t understand πŸ™‚

    03.25.14 · Reply
  15. lol love this. It may just be a blogger thing but stripes and florals just seem like a normal pairing to me now.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  16. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    love your mixing of prints!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  17. I’m a big fan of stripes and floral together but I love how you played with textures in this look too!! Such a cute touch the mint heels add!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  18. Love this. I would love to recreate this look. Thanks for the inspiration.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  19. Jessica M says:

    I love where your head is at with your new phone. I can’t even begin to explain my love for Pinterest so it’s nice to hear I’m not alone

    everydaywithlove.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  20. You seriously nail pattern mixing every.single.time! And like I need another stripe top, but I should head to Target for that top.
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  21. Kimberly says:

    Love this outfit and totally jealous…every time I try to mix prints in an outfit, my husband says I look like I’m clashing on purpose πŸ™

    03.25.14 · Reply
  22. i don’t think stripes + florals is ever a crazy thing. two thumbs way up.
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  23. Chris says:

    Hi Kendi,

    Just curious- Is this a sponsored post? Thank you!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  24. I love the mix of floral and stripes!
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

    03.25.14 · Reply
  25. Holly + Casey says:

    I learned very quickly to not ask the boyfriend what he thinks because its typically not what I want to hear.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  26. Kaity says:

    I have a Samsung phone (the Galaxy S4) and I love it πŸ™‚ it does pretty much anything and everything I could ever ask for. I’m also really big on the stripes + florals combo – it doesn’t always work, but when you get the patterns right it looks so great.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  27. Sasa Zoe says:

    So pretty! Love it:)

    New on http://www.shallwesasa.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  28. Love those shoes! Adorable look!

    Xo
    Peyton

    perfectlytayloredblog.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  29. Emily Ahlbum says:

    That skirt def means business! Love it!

    http://www.emilyahlbum.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  30. Lucy says:

    I need NEED this skirt in my life… Please and thank you skirt fairies!
    XXOO Lucy
    mostlystyleblog.wordpress.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  31. Monic says:

    love this look im obssesed with florals and stripes I did my version of it Monday on my blog =)

    Simply Sutter
    xo
    M β™₯

    03.25.14 · Reply
  32. Ana Vicioso says:

    Your post made me giggle. My husband is the same way especially on shopping trips.
    That skirt is amazing by the way. Loving the stripes and floral combo.
    http://www.bananamoda.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  33. Liz says:
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  34. Great pattern mixing! That top is great!

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

    03.25.14 · Reply
  35. Love your skirt, it’s perfect for spring!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    Check out my $80 giveaway HERE

    03.25.14 · Reply
  36. Katelyn says:

    Kendi, your outfits always fall into the "cute" category!!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  37. Gwen says:

    Congrats on your new phone! I have the Galaxy S3 mini and it's hands-down the best phone I've ever owned. (My one criteria was Instagram, but Pinterest was a close second.) Also, definitely cute and not cray at all!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  38. Kendi Lea says:

    I know the sweet sales rep asked me what I use my phone for… "um…well, social…" she knew immediately what that meant πŸ˜‰

    03.25.14 · Reply
  39. Natali says:

    Beautiful outfit! You did amazing job mixing and matching this outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  40. Natalie says:

    I love the outfit, but doesn't it drive you crazy when the stripes don't match on the seams? My mom taught me never to buy a shirt that doesn't have matching patterns at the seams because it means that it's poor quality. Keeps me from a lot of cute tops, but I can't not abide by it! lol

    03.25.14 · Reply
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  42. Kayla Kluver says:

    Your husband made the right choice – this is definitely a winner. I play a similar game with my boyfriend, but even when he chooses "crazy," I wear it, I'm stubborn like that πŸ™‚ xx http://www.clutch-style.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  43. Kendi Lea says:

    It does but only when I see photos of it! Otherwise I never notice, ha. But yes, that is a pet peeve of mine to! You definitely get what you pay for πŸ˜‰

    03.25.14 · Reply
  44. lavieenliz says:

    such a cute look!!

    http://hashtagliz.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  45. Kendi Lea says:

    Atta girl.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  46. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I'm loving the mixed prints in this look!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  47. Hope Howland says:

    Oh I know.. Pinterest sucks me in.. like everyday… but I’m not willing to give up.. it’s just so wonderful… speaking of wonderful.. that necklace! Love it..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  48. Alex Nguyen says:

    Very interesting combination, but it totally works on you! Great styling!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  49. Supal says:

    HAHA! I'm one to constantly be on pinterest too… but on my phone I never repin I just scroll. Love this out because it is a bit different and unexpected… mmm my favorite kind. also your phone is big, so less chance for it to fall in a glass of water!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  50. Love this. I would love to recreate this look. Thanks for the inspiration.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  51. Jessica M says:

    I love where your head is at with your new phone. I can't even begin to explain my love for Pinterest so it's nice to hear I'm not alone

    everydaywithlove.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  52. You seriously nail pattern mixing every.single.time! And like I need another stripe top, but I should head to Target for that top.
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  53. Kimberly says:

    Love this outfit and totally jealous…every time I try to mix prints in an outfit, my husband says I look like I'm clashing on purpose πŸ™

    03.25.14 · Reply
  54. i don't think stripes + florals is ever a crazy thing. two thumbs way up.
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  55. Chris says:

    Hi Kendi,

    Just curious- Is this a sponsored post? Thank you!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  56. You mixed these prints so effortlessly. Love the stripes with the floral. And it all works!!

    OUTFIT POST:: PINK NAUTICAL
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    xoxo

    03.25.14 · Reply
  57. I love the mix of floral and stripes!
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

    03.25.14 · Reply
  58. Holly + Casey says:

    I learned very quickly to not ask the boyfriend what he thinks because its typically not what I want to hear.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  59. Kaity says:

    I have a Samsung phone (the Galaxy S4) and I love it πŸ™‚ it does pretty much anything and everything I could ever ask for. I'm also really big on the stripes + florals combo – it doesn't always work, but when you get the patterns right it looks so great.

    03.25.14 · Reply
  60. Sasa Zoe says:

    So pretty! Love it:)

    New on http://www.shallwesasa.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  61. Peyton Simms says:

    Love those shoes! Adorable look!

    Xo
    Peyton

    perfectlytayloredblog.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  62. Emily Ahlbum says:

    That skirt def means business! Love it!

    03.25.14 · Reply
  63. Lucy says:

    I need NEED this skirt in my life… Please and thank you skirt fairies!
    XXOO Lucy
    mostlystyleblog.wordpress.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  64. monic says:

    love this look im obssesed with florals and stripes I did my version of it Monday on my blog =)

    Simply Sutter
    xo
    M β™₯

    03.25.14 · Reply
  65. Ana Vicioso says:

    Your post made me giggle. My husband is the same way especially on shopping trips.
    That skirt is amazing by the way. Loving the stripes and floral combo.
    http://www.bananamoda.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  66. shannon says:

    Loving the pattern mixing and the mint heels in this look!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  67. Love your skirt, it's perfect for spring!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    Check out my $80 giveaway HERE

    03.25.14 · Reply
  68. Hope Howland says:

    Oh I know.. Pinterest sucks me in.. like everyday… but I'm not willing to give up.. it's just so wonderful… speaking of wonderful.. that necklace! Love it..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

    03.25.14 · Reply
  69. You mixed these prints so effortlessly. Love the stripes with the floral. And it all works!!

    OUTFIT POST:: PINK NAUTICAL
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    xoxo

    03.25.14 · Reply
  70. this combination is definitely not crazy! so lovely! i am shocked to hear you’re a samsung girl though! definitely out of the blogger-norm. πŸ˜‰

    ladies in navy

    03.26.14 · Reply
  71. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I love this skirt with stripes – it’s perfect.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  72. Mica says:

    Stripes and florals are always a good combination! Definitely cute πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

    03.26.14 · Reply
  73. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this combination is definitely not crazy! so lovely! i am shocked to hear you're a samsung girl though! definitely out of the blogger-norm. πŸ˜‰

    ladies in navy

    03.26.14 · Reply
  74. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I love this skirt with stripes – it's perfect.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  75. Melanie says:

    I really love that skirt! And those shoes.

    Melanie @UnraveledThreads

    03.26.14 · Reply
  76. Adore this spring print combo!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    03.26.14 · Reply
  77. Mica says:

    Stripes and florals are always a good combination! Definitely cute πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

    03.26.14 · Reply
  78. Agi says:

    Very cute. Love the mixing of patterns.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  79. I love this mix of prints Mrs. Kendi! Looks great!

    xox – Rachel of Saddle and Suede

    http://www.bloglovin.com/saddleandsuede

    03.26.14 · Reply
  80. I work at Target & I walked past this shirt yesterday, and was like OH my goodness, I have to have this! And now I See it on you.!! I’m going to have to go back and get it!!! Thanks for the inspiration

    03.26.14 · Reply
  81. Melanie says:

    I really love that skirt! And those shoes.

    Melanie @UnraveledThreads

    03.26.14 · Reply
  82. Emma Fox says:

    LOVE the floral skirt! I’m in serious need of some floral once this NY weather warms up!

    poorgirlrichlifeblog.wordpress.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  83. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!

    http://www.trendaddictions.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  84. Adore this spring print combo!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

    03.26.14 · Reply
  85. Agi says:

    Very cute. Love the mixing of patterns.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  86. I love this mix of prints Mrs. Kendi! Looks great!

    xox – Rachel of Saddle and Suede

    http://www.bloglovin.com/saddleandsuede

    03.26.14 · Reply
  87. I work at Target & I walked past this shirt yesterday, and was like OH my goodness, I have to have this! And now I See it on you.!! I'm going to have to go back and get it!!! Thanks for the inspiration

    03.26.14 · Reply
  88. Emma Fox says:

    LOVE the floral skirt! I'm in serious need of some floral once this NY weather warms up!

    poorgirlrichlifeblog.wordpress.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  89. Megan says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!

    http://www.trendaddictions.com

    03.26.14 · Reply
  90. alisialynn says:

    LOVE this! I can’t believe that top is Target!?!

    xx, alisia

    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com

    03.27.14 · Reply
  91. alisialynn says:

    LOVE this! I can't believe that top is Target!?!

    xx, alisia

    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com

    03.27.14 · Reply
  92. Smart Dresser says:

    Love the outfit, very trendy πŸ˜‰ Congrats on the new phone!

    xx

    http://www.smartdresser.net/

    03.28.14 · Reply
  93. Smart Dresser says:

    Love the outfit, very trendy πŸ˜‰ Congrats on the new phone!

    xx

    http://www.smartdresser.net/

    03.28.14 · Reply
  94. Definitely cute! I love florals and stripes together…and the mint shoes are pretty as well πŸ™‚

    03.31.14 · Reply
  95. Definitely cute! I love florals and stripes together…and the mint shoes are pretty as well πŸ™‚

    03.31.14 · Reply
  96. Mary says:

    I saw the top at Target and didn’t buy it, now I know I need that in my life! thanks for the inspiration to wear that piece πŸ˜‰

    04.04.14 · Reply
  97. Mary says:

    I saw the top at Target and didn't buy it, now I know I need that in my life! thanks for the inspiration to wear that piece πŸ˜‰

    04.04.14 · Reply