The Perfect Sweater

I love pencil skirts. You know who else loves pencil skirts? My mother. She works at the shop and 3 out of 5 days you can bet that lady is wearing a pencil skirt. I don’t know if love for certain styles is hereditary but I definitely believe that I come from a long line of over-dressers and pencil skirt lovers. Which is why I wasted no time scooping up this DVF skirt on major sale. I’m such a sucker for lace, navy and sales. This skirt is basically my kryptonite.

This is going to sound inane or at the least, obvious, but this winter I’ve been on the look out for sweaters. Check that — warm sweaters. In the past I would buy sweaters for how cute they looked only, never minding the fact that they weren’t warm at all. Deep regret would set in by mid December. And while cute is still high on the requirements, warmth and quality is up there too. While looking for sweaters, I found this Eileen Fisher one at Nordstrom on a whim and tried it on not thinking that it wouldn’t do anything for me. But it did. It’s so drapey(my fave) and so warm but not bulky — how is that even possible? And since I’m trying to make lasting purchases here for winters to come I went with a shade of sweater I’ve never tried before. If I’m going to be cold this winter, might as well make it colorful right?

And I know I’ve got it tucked into a skirt here, but the drape is so pretty with jeans. That’s for next time though. No wait– that’s for Thanksgiving. A drapey, soft sweater is meant for (overeating / napping / overeating again) the holidays. 


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  1. Anita says:

    That skirt is fantastic! And I absolutely think fashion can be hereditary. Some of the best things in my closet are gifts from mom. πŸ™‚

    Always, Anita

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  2. Lets says:

    Love your amethyst ring!

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  3. Wow what a great color! Love it combined with the navy. Seasonal but still bright πŸ™‚


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  4. GlamFizz says:

    Love your shoes!
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  5. I too have fallen victim to the 'not-warm-enough' sweater trap. They're just so cute! Love the skirt and the scarf. I always forget how much I like navy. =)

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  6. Jean says:

    What a delightful colour combination!

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  7. Rach says:

    I'm really loving the colors! Great look!

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  8. Mandy Jacks says:

    I'm too distracted by the fabulous scarf to notice anything else!!

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  9. Love the colors!

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  10. Hi sweetie

    you look awesome


    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion blog

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  11. Elisa Taviti says:

    Love your skirt!



    My Fantabulous World

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  12. rhiannon says:
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  13. I love your drapey sweater!

    Liz @

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  14. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love your scarf and this cozy look<3

    Shall We Sasa

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  15. Natali says:

    Beautiful and feminine outfit! I like your skirt a lot and the scarf adds a nice touch to this whole look!

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  16. How fun you get to work with your mom… Love the color combo and so jealous you have bare legs. It is snowing and 15 degrees where I live – not fair! I could use some warm sweaters.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

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  17. Emily Bell says:

    Four words: mother. daughter. shopgirl. post.

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  18. Miss J. says:

    Stunning look! So cool and inspiring!



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  19. Julie O. says:

    I second this!

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  20. A pencil skirt looks great on you. Me….not so much! Totally jealous you get to work with your Mamma. After moving to Australia, family time is something I really miss.

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  21. Amazing look! Love the color combo and that scarf!

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  22. Ky says:

    You look amazing in jewel tones, Kendi. Love the look!

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  23. thetrendychick says:

    Love the skirt! You looks great in those colors!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

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  24. Mom says:

    Style is definitely hereditary! Your love of pencil skirts and all things fashion you got from me. Your height and long legs from your dad!

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  25. SarahLagen says:

    Wow, those shoes are so cute!!

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  26. love the deep colours of this look! i have a slight sweater addiction so i'm always on the lookout for warm sweaters!

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  27. nikki says:

    i love that skirt!

    xx nikki

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  28. Brandi says:

    I am loving the dark hues of this look. So pretty.

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  29. Mica says:

    I love purple and blue together – so pretty with the navy! I love every piece of this outfit individually, and for how well it all works together πŸ™‚

    I have a hard time wearing pencil skirts out of the office though – I think , like you said, it's the dressy factor. I need to get over it and wear those pretties! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  30. Kimi says:

    You look stunning in jewel tones, lady!! I love this so much. You're almost making me want a deep purple sweater. It's not normally a color I go for, either, so I'm not sure what it would go with in my closet besides jeans, haha.

    xo Kimi

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  31. Sheila says:

    Love the deep plum color of your sweater and those heels! So cute!

    xo – Sheila

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  32. This sweater = love!

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  33. Great mix of colors/patterns, very pretty πŸ™‚

    Kristina does the Internets

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  34. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    perfect sweater and perfect scarf!

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  35. lavieenliz says:

    love the skirt

    giveaway on my blog!

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  36. Cynthia says:

    Hi Kendi! I know exactly what you mean about being on the lookout for WARM sweaters. I had already decided that when I go black Friday shopping next week, it is my goal to invest in some warm (and cute) sweaters. So when I read your post I was happy to see I'm not the only one out there with an abundance of sweaters that aren't actually very warm at all. And I think it's wonderful that you and your mom share a similar style…I would love to see a post with you and your mom in West & Lou!
    Warmest Regards,
    Cynthia at

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  37. The pencil skirt looks great on you, very sleek and flattering! Love the shoes too, such a sexy cut-out design!


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  38. Melisa A. says:

    my favorite color purple, amazing sweater and looks so comfy…and I love this statement scarf…MUST have this winter πŸ™‚ Have a great day, Mel

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  39. Laura says:

    Gorgeous color combo! Love that you paired a plaid scarf with the lace skirt…kinda unexpected but totally cute!

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  40. Great mix of colors…nice outfit!

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  41. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    i love that skirt + sweater! super pretty combo

    Ladies in Navy

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  42. Anett says:

    Great colour combination! And who doesn't love lace and wool together, right? And bare legs. I wore a wool sweater, wool coat, wool scarf, wool hat and leather gloves today — and that was just on the top half of my body!

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  43. Love the color combination, so apt for fall!

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  44. Love this outfit. Pencil skirts rock! The colours you chose are beautiful together. And I love the slim pencil skirt with the flowy sweater. Really beautiful.

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  45. Berty Morales says:

    Love this look. It is very simple but yet so chic, and sooooo feminine as well.
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  46. I've been seeing fun mules like this around the web lately! I think the one's you've sported in this post are my favorite by far. You always look so great! xoxo

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  47. Lacey says:

    Finally delurking after years to say that your lip color is gorgeous with the combo of navy and plum! Do you mind sharing what it is?

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  49. Melanie says:

    Love the plum and navy combo. Very pretty! I tend to like the exact opposite of my mom (fashion, food, etc.), so I'd have to say that hereditary likes/dislikes don't seem to happen in my family!

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

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  50. Rebecca says:

    I can't wait to see this sweater with jeans! Looks so good with this scarf.

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  51. RodicaChelea says:

    Love the black mules.

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  52. lilychen says:

    i want that plaid scarf .

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  53. PINKQUEEN says:

    I love these
    sweaters! They are definitely making me ready for fall weather.

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  54. LOVE this look! That pencil skirts is gorgeous on you, and looks great with the mule sandals and sweater πŸ™‚

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