Happenstance


It probably looks like this top and skirt was made for each other. But in reality the top and the skirt came together months after the other was purchased.You see, I bought this skirt this past summer for a speaking engagement because nothing says ‘I know what I’m talking’ about like white faux leather. (File that in your brain under ‘important things Kendi has said and I should probably not do.’) I wore it casually with a tee because I’m cool and casual like that… but also because I’m last minute and couldn’t find another top that worked with this skirt. Fast forward six months to the other day when I was re-merchandizing the shop and this top was hanging there just asking to be paired with my white pleather skirt. How had I not seen this before?? They were made for one another. I’m just glad I could be the person to bring them together.

Also I can’t wait to re-wear this whole get up in the spring. It looks pretty damn fierce without a coat over it. As do most things, but I’m trying not to rush the seasons this year and be happy with the present. We will see how this goes. I give this zen until February. 

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  1. Melisa A. says:

    One of my favorite outfits are these simple monochrome ones. Such a great crop top. It truly looks like a perfect pair. Looking stunning. Mel
    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

    01.13.15 · Reply
  2. Alecia Mariana says:

    Absolutely in love with this look! I never would have known these pieces didn't come together!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

    01.13.15 · Reply
  3. Anita says:

    I'm a fan of white! Can't wait to see these beauties in a few months, too. πŸ™‚ On-point as always, Kendi.

    Always, Anita

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  4. Dressed with soul says:

    This black & white look with the cropped top is simply perfect – and not only because I'm a huge fan of black & white in general!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  5. Edina says:

    pretty look!

    Printed or Plain

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  6. Natali says:

    Very classy and feminine outfit! Love the top and sunnies! You look gorgeous!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Jessica says:

    Ahh, you rock that crop top so well! I'm obsessed with the white on white.

    26 and Not Counting

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  8. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love the crop top on you! I'm always so scared to wear them!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  9. Such a cute look!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

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  10. Kimi says:

    I love making outfits from two pieces (from two different brands) that were just meant to be together. This is such a great look on you!

    xo Kimi
    twentysomethingsimple.wordpress.com

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  11. Anna D Kart says:

    You look wonderful in white and black!

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  12. rhiannon says:
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  13. Love the light white fabric and feel of the entire look!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

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  14. Eden Mint says:

    Such a chic look. Love the purse and necklace!

    http://www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  15. nikki says:

    what a gorgeous set!! love the all white

    xx nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

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  16. Miss J. says:

    What a chic and cool monochrome look!

    β™₯β™₯β™₯

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

    01.13.15 · Reply
  17. Ha, they really do look like a set! I love the detailed hem of the top.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  18. MARTA says:

    This is such a pretty and elgant outfit!

    http://www.MARTAsFASHIONdiary.com/

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  19. Sarah says:

    Love the skirt and top! Very chic!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  20. It was meant to be!! Love this combo. The black and white look is so clean and sophisticated. Well done!!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    http://www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

    01.13.15 · Reply
  21. I love the white and black look

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    01.13.15 · Reply
  22. That top and that skirt really do seem like they were meant to be paired together. I really love the idea of wearing this as an all white look during spring and summer, but both pieces also look very elegant when paired with a black coat and pumps.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

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  23. lavieenliz says:

    such a gorgeous outfit

    international giveaway on my blog

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  24. Jessica S says:

    You look so pretty and I love the cropped top!

    http://www.wearitforless.com

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  25. Stephanie says:

    Wow, this is how you do a chic and subtle cropped top!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    01.13.15 · Reply
  26. Kate Spade always makes the best looking bags! Love the one you've got!

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  27. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this is crazy good! omg!

    ladies in navy

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  28. Kinga Sarolta Kavasi says:
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  29. beemoney says:

    The outfit looks great, but I couldn't even tell it was pleather because the contrast on your photos is so high, there is no textural detail on your top or skirt at all. I don't comment often on the blog but it would be really helpful to see more detail in the clothing. They're way too edited to really see them.

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  30. Mel says:

    Obsessed with this look! Love the top and skirt and love that it's white

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  31. Beautiful black and white combo. Classic elegant and will never go out of style <3

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  32. Sarah Dusinberre says:

    I absolutely love how clean & sleek this outfit is! So pretty.

    – Sarah πŸ™‚

    http://www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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  33. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    love this black and white look

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

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  34. this outfit is perfection!! love the black and white!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

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  35. Monica Jones says:

    This is such a classic look!! I definitely would have thought you bought the 2 pieces together!! You go girl for putting together such a perfect look! ;]

    http://getssweeterwithtime.blogspot.com

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  36. SarahLagen says:

    I can't believe that you picked these so far apart!! The set does look like it comes together, I love this entire look! πŸ™‚

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  37. Cynthia says:

    Hi Kendi,
    This outfit is polished and classy, yet cool and edgy all at the same time! You totally outdid yourself with this outfit! I wish I had somewhere in my real life where I could wear an outfit like this. You are killing it! Amazing!
    Warmest Regards,
    Cynthia at http://styleneverstops.com

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  38. Christine Robertson says:

    And that is why Kendi is a fashion queen πŸ™‚

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  39. This outfit is so utterly perfect! It's both classic and modern. Love love love <3 πŸ™‚
    http://www.northwestbynature.com

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  40. i love this polished outfit! the bag looks perfect for work and the details are perfect.
    love, liz
    http://www.stylewich.com

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  41. Kirsten says:

    Obsessed with this outfit! Looks so minimal and modern while also feeling vintage? Didn't know that was possible but I love every second of it πŸ™‚

    XO, k | http://www.kokay.me

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  42. Laura says:

    Beautiful! The top and skirt are a match made in outfit heaven!
    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  43. Love this minimal and chic ensemble!! Dying over your structured Kate Spade satchel!!

    http://www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  44. Very chic!! Love the variety of your outfits. Seems like you don't get stuck in a rut often!

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  45. Clare says:

    Super outfit, as usual! I'd love to wear a combo like that as a wedding dress.

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  46. woah, Kendi. This outfit is making me feel very heart eyes emoji right now.

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  47. AdinnaSan says:

    nice πŸ™‚

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  48. This outfit is so fun, but still so ladylike! The top and skirt look like they were made for each other!

    xo
    Christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.com

    01.26.15 · Reply
  49. Lisa Rosado says:

    You can never go wrong with black & white! I love when a piece that has been sitting in my closet finds its counterpart. The top & skirt are, without a doubt, meant for one another πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Lisa

    01.28.15 · Reply
  50. irbaz afzaal says:

    Great looking πŸ™‚
    Man
    of steel jacket

    04.30.15 · Reply