Classic Shirtdress

I’ve decided August might be my least favorite month of the year. Tough call since January is kind of the pits. The thing about August is I want to be wearing fall clothes and layers and that is just not an option with 100 degree days. (It is an option when the A/C is full blast though! I oddly find myself dragging a jacket along places because the A/C is so cold everywhere I go. I’m not alone in this right??)
On the bright side, the thing that August has taught me is to look for transitional pieces that will work now and later. Insert this classic shirtdress. I can wear it now all by itself AND later with a jacket; probably this field jacket if I’m seeing the future clearly. Or even with booties a little bit later on. But right now I’ll stick to my sandals because the thought of me sticking my feet into hot boots makes me gag a little. October, you’re looking really, really nice right now. Like over the knee boots kind of nice. But until then sandals and simple dresses it is. Not bad options, if I do say so myself. 
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  1. Jewel Laura says:

    Love this look. So fresh and clean. those sunnies tho? super pretty!

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  2. Love that shirtdress and this whole look! Really chic even if it’s still super hot out!
    xo Adri | http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  3. rhiannon says:
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  4. paigeflamm says:

    I love this shirt dress! It’s the perfect length!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  5. You look great!

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

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  6. Rach says:

    Yes to this shirtdress! it is so perfect!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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  7. Natali says:

    You look fantastic Kendi!! This is such a cute outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    love this classic shirtdress on you!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

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  9. Stylish Housewife says:

    Lookin’ FAB lady! Such a great dress and that clutch is ADORABLE!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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  10. I feel the EXACT same way. I have bought so many great fall things and can’t even touch them yet. Let alone think about it because it’ll make me sweat. Love this little dress and those heels are seriously my favorite of yours, I may need to scoop them up!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Haha yes exactly! I love summer…until I’m ready for fall. 😉

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  11. Claudia Berry says:

    Kendi, I love you, I say this with lots of love. That topknot is not flattering. I get it’s 100 degrees but no. And I’m sick of the shoes already. The clutch, I love.

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Sorry girl, the top knot stays! 🙂

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      • Claudia Berry says:

        Okay okay, I love that clutch so much!

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        • Kendi Lea says:

          It’s a good one for sure! Who doesn’t love polka dots??

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  12. Bridget says:

    seriously want that dress right now. looks SO comfortable, but still is so cute and put together. A+ yet again.

    http://www.delightfulbybridget.com

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  13. Shawna says:

    hi pretty girl! i loved this dress myself but ended up getting a similar version in denim. it’s such a great transitional piece! i love how you paired it with the sandals now and will look forward to how you wear it for fall. p.s. i think you’re great.

    http://shawnaleeann.com/

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  14. Gwen says:

    Holy crap, I’ve been drooling over this dress since forever and here you are rocking it!! Is it tts or what? Either way, you look ah-shamazing!!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Honestly it runs pretty big, which I’ve been finding with Madewell lately! I’m around an 8 and this is the medium and I feel like there is plenty of room in here. I’m also 5’9 and it’s plenty long, which you don’t find sometimes. SO I’d say size down. I think most of the reviews said this as well 🙂 Hope this helps, girl!

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  15. I loveeee this dress! So simple yet so classy–and would be great for a variety of different occasions. Love it! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

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  16. I’ve been eyeing another denim dress from Madewell! I’ve been trying to hold off since the weather isn’t completely favorable, but now you have me rethinking that decision!

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  17. Kimberly Ann says:

    I love this dress! That color is gorgeous. I personally LOVE summer, but the struggle is real when I have to keep a winter jacket at my office year round!

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me .. FAVORITES!

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  18. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Love this!!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  19. Helen says:

    How come you pretty much always post the very things I’ve been lusting after myself?!! PERFECT dress. Love it! 9You look *fabulous*!)

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  20. Joules says:

    Lovely dress!

    lifestyle by joules

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  21. The worst is the “August facial film” I develop… it’s like passive aggressive swear in the form of oily skin. The worst.

    http://www.chevronsandeclaris.com/blog

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  22. Jesse Coulter says:

    Obsessed with this dress! So cute!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Thanks sister! I feel like the twins would like this dress 😉

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  23. The Style Check says:

    That dress is a gorgeous shape, love this look!

    http://www.thestylecheck.com

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  24. I am ready for less than 90* days. That dress looks great for transitioning to fall. So excited for layers and boots and soup.

    xoxo
    Katie
    http://beyondtheclothing.com

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  25. Marinda Zaleski says:

    No, you are not alone in the bringing a jacket everywhere thing! I live in Arizona and it like people try to overcompensate for the 115* weather by keeping the indoors at 60*. I have to brace myself every time I got from the indoors to the outdoors and vice versa. It’s insane.

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  26. Kayla D says:

    I am obsessed with your shoes! The straps are so unique!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

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  27. Sasa Zoe says:

    So chic, Kendi! Love your clutch<3

    Shall We Sasa

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  28. Nicole Cho says:

    I’m loving this dress on you! too bad I’m 5’4″ and the dress will probably wear me instead of the other way around. Looks GREAT on you though! Random thing.. how come the blog page says you have “0 comment” on the newer entries until you click on them? Glitches?

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  29. natalie says:

    i need this dress!

    this look is so gorgeous

    x

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  30. The slow pace says:

    I love absolutely everything about this outfit! That kind of dress is my fave! And those sandals are amazing!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

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  31. Such a classic shirtdress and love how the printed clutch adds a touch of fun to the overall look! Chic sunglasses too!

    Prudence
    Ray-Ban giveaway now at
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  32. Perfect little shirtdress! I normally wouldn’t pair with strappy heels but you make that look work! Perfect for work attire or casual Sundays. Love it!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG What’s In My Bag

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  33. This is super cute – I like the idea of layering it up for autumn too 🙂

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  34. LOVE this shirtdress! So cute!

    alexamjohnson.com

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  35. rach. says:

    your outfits are always just so adorable!

    love the blog! i’d love it if you’d take the time to check out mine and let me know what you think, or maybe even follow! keep up the good work, chick! 🙂
    love, rach.
    http://www.so–hi.blogspot.com

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  36. Great outfit! So cute.

    Indya xx
    http://eastindystreet.com/

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  37. Sharyn Busick says:

    I could not agree more – by the time August rolls around I am OVER summer! In all honesty, it’s my least favorite season. People think I’m bananas when I say that, but I just hate the heat. Oh, and that treasure called humidity! ?

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  38. I just got that dress because I loved it, but I probably won’t be able to pull it off as you! I think I’m quite a bit shorter than you.

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  39. Heidi D. says:

    I’m on such a shirt dress kick this summer and this one is pretty much perfect! Seems like it would be so versatile.

    Wishes & Reality

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  40. Kathleen Harper says:

    This dress looks lovely on you and I love that you added heels. Such a pretty outfit!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  41. Lindsay Truax says:

    Simple and so stylish!! Love the clutch!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  42. Violetta says:

    This look is stuning and perfect 🙂

    really love your blog 🙂

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    http://itsmevioletta.blogspot.de/

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  43. Stephanie says:

    Just ordered this – on sale! I’ve been thinking about this dress all week since your post. Finally took the plunge. I love a good transitional piece, and Madewell too!

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  44. Simple and nice blue dress

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