Spring Layers

2.26.12d{Blouse: Bloom | Sweater: Old Navy | Jeans: Target – Magenta | Purse: c/o Ellington | Shoes: Modcloth}
Two things: 1. I am obsessed with colored pants. (Exhibit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Is this something we should be worried about?
2. I will never stop layering. Why does it always feel like when you layer on pieces your outfit looks more complete? 
The end. (I wasn’t lying when I said I only had to say two things…)

(PS — On sizing questions with this pair of jeans: they are TINY baby pants, my friends. I had to size up 3 sizes because I thought I was going to break a hip trying to get into my normal size. All that to say, don’t be afraid to size up until they fit. I also bought the smallest size for my future unborn baby, because they were seriously that tiny.)

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  1. Flora Moreno de Thompson says:

    Outfits like this one have been my uniform lately. I agree with you about feeling like a layered outfit is a more complete one. It just looks more put together, imo.

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  2. Elisha(: says:

    I love the floral shirt!! (:

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  3. Jodell Europe says:

    This is adorable!  I love all of the colors.

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  4. Ashleigh says:

    I love love love love those pants and that button up! You can NEVER have too many colored pants! You always look ‘put together’ 🙂

    xx Ashleigh

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  5. damicomm says:

    So glad I am not the only one obsessed with colored pants!!! I go to the store and “OOOHHHH” and “AAAWWW”. I might just have to give all my plain ole blue jeans to goodwill!

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  6. Q:  Did you get your pants hemmed? I have the exact same pair and they are hella long on me!  But yours are perfect length … hmmm … maybe my legs are really short (pout).

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  7. Ok for $23 I’m officially buying these in every color.  Love them!  Love your layers too, that blouse from Bloom is GORGEOUS.  If I wasn’t on a shopping moratorium I’d be buying it.  Wait, I guess that means i’m not buying the colorful pants?!  Maybe it’ll start tomorrow…

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  8. Katrina Taylor says:

    Love this!! I’m all about bright colored skinny jeans this season. Adoring the way your paired brights with neutrals.

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  9. Elise Lenthe says:

    This is completely adorable.  I also love colored pants (though my red jeans are kind of egregiously short… that’s ok, I rock them anyway).  And layers.  Kind of a “more is more” situation.

    Related question (prompted by looking at some of your linked-up colored pants posts):  could you do a tutorial on how you cuff your wider-legged pants?  I have a few pairs but my cuffing never looks as neat as yours.


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  10. Gabrielle says:

    How are the sizing on those pants? True to size according to the size chart or would you order size up?

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I had to size up to an 11, no lie. I typically wear a 7 in their juniors section so they run very small.

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      • heather says:

        I’m SO glad to hear you say that Kendi! I’m normally about a 7 in juniors at Target too and was pretty discouraged when I tried these on and could barely pull them up over my bootay. I was just looking at this post thinking to myself that you must have a supermodel/teenage body to fit in them. So thank you for being REAL! 🙂

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  11. Melina says:

    I am loving this look! and I, too, have a slight obsession with colored pants…


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  12. I fully support your colored denim addiction!

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  13. Sara says:

    I love everything about this outfit Kendi! You got those pants at Target?! I need to go asap! 


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  14. Sarah King says:

    I love this outfit! man, I wish I looked as good in coloured pants as you! I’m a sucker for bright colours, but pants..not so much.

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  15. Steph says:

    Loving the color of those pants!

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  16. Cobo says:

    i just tried the colored jeans on from target yesterday and they had the weirdest fit ever and i could not wear them 🙁  kudos to you for being able to rock them…any other affordable ones out there that you know of?

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  17. I love those pants! So bold, bright, and beautiful.

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  18. Love the color combination. Purple and brown, they are sweet together. Love the handbag too.

    Wish colored pants look good in girl with big thighs 🙁 like me

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  19. rodriguezabbey says:

    I am obsessed with this outfit! Love it. I need to copy. And I understand the colored pants thing. It’s kind of ridiculous when you look in your closet and say, “When in the world did I buy 7 of the same pants in different colors? Heaven help me.”

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  20. Love this outfit!  I have been seeing lots of floral print pants, and while they are super trendy I’m not sure I want to spend the money on something like that.  I’d much rather have your pretty floral blouse that will still be in style after everyone tires of crazy patterned pants 🙂

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  21. RestonStyle says:

    so cute! I love coloured pants too! (http://restonstyle.blogspot.com/2012/01/sick-or-working.html and http://restonstyle.blogspot.com/2011/09/original-ideas-are-overrated.html)
    I think I might need to copy you and get the dark magenta ones you are wearing today! 🙂

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  22. this is so cute! love the floral blouse peaking out!

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  23. Samira says:

    I love this combination!!!!

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  24. Jess says:

    i am right there with you on the colored pant front …  I just can’t get enough of them either … I want more!!

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  25. gigi says:

    I love layers and scarfs. That blouse is adorable. 

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  26. joiedeviv says:

    I really, really love this combo Kendi!  Fellow colored-jeans-obsessed over here!  But the pop of the print blouse is what makes the whole look!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  27. Silvia says:

    I love your style of writing! And I also adore your outfits, they’re amazing!!!


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  28. Katya says:

    I am shaking in anticipation of spring – around here, colored pants are not yet an option. For now, I’ll live vicariously through you 😉


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  29. Not You says:

    I really love that purse! The jeans are quite bold and make you stand out. Cute outfit, as per usual. =)

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  30. Gorgeous look!  And, OMG, we have the same handbag.  I just posted pictures on my blog yesterday.  You have great taste girlie!  🙂


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  31. Hayley says:

    I love this look! You do the colored pants well so why stop!?


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  32. OMG. I love those pants. I was really going to skip the colored pants trend, seeing as how I’m petite and curvy…but that color…it’s drawing me in! I might have to give them a try now, thanks to you! GREAT look, Kendi!


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  33. MyStyleLoft.com says:

    Such a wonderful outfit! Love these pants!!

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  34. Ashley says:

    I do love the layering look AND colored pants!!

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  35. Jessica says:

    Love colored pants as well and adore the wedges!

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  36. Aubreytincher says:

    this is a good outfit! very flattering!


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  37. Looks lovely! Love the colour of your pants, I would be so happy to wear a pair of those, too! Who wouldn’t be obsessed? 😉

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  38. Malea says:

    Oh my goodness your pants are amazing!! I have not seen a color like that yet. Love it 🙂


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  39. The Egg says:

    so fresh and so clean, clean.
    xothe egg out west.

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  40. Oh the color of these pants are delicious. Also, I love love those shoes!

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  41. I love those pants, the color is so happy! 🙂


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  42. Dee says:

    Aww Kendi I’m so sad 🙁 Every time you wear those shoes I drool in envy. So finally, today, I said I’m going to buy them and they’re gone!!! Ugh. You look cute enough in them for the both of us, I guess 🙁 lol.

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Found them! http://rstyle.me/fybtuufy7e

      They are called the Seychelles Budapest wedge, if that helps 😉

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  43. Neon 27 says:

    love the look Kendi, the pant are awesome!

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  44. Rebecca Hansen says:

    Love this outfit. The combination of colors is perfect. And I completely agree with both of your statements. You’re so right!

    Rebecca (hearts)…

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  45. Kelly Smyth says:

    love the mix of colors

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  46. forallthatjas says:

    You look great. I just bought those pants in pastel yellow, isn’t it crazy how “skinny” the skinny jeans are!?!


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  47. Lani says:

    Love the pants! and the color combo is great!

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  48. thewhitecabbage says:

    the color of the sweater doesn’t match with the  pants ….but I’ve to admit tha the resul it’s quite pleasant 

    ciao ave

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  49. Laura says:

    I’m loving the color of the pants. 🙂 

    Laura http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/ 

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  50. Whitney Sherrell says:

    The mix of colors is so unexpected! Great job Kendi! 


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  51. Jaana says:

    beautiful color combination!  and you look super skinny.  BTW

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  52. StephanieKay says:

    These pants- with their brilliant spectrum of colors and so very affordable pricing- have been taunting me with every Target trip. But alas they are pure weirdness on me. The sizing is a real self esteem killer for sure (had to size up twice), and even then it’s just inconsistent. The strangest part about the fit of these pants was how thin the material is and how tightly they fit around my kneecaps. You could see every little movement in my kneecaps when I would walk. It was almost violating… and yet mesmerizing… to watch. I wonder if they make Spanx for knees…

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Don’t you know I am offending a lot of people with each stride — you can see every part of my leg moving. Does that stop me? Never. 

      And I too had to size up infinite sizes to get these girls to fit. Even then I was huffing and puffing in the dressing room. But nothing will keep me from purple jeans. Nothing. 

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      • StephanieKay says:

        I tried these on AGAIN the other day just to make super duper sure they couldn’t possibly just maaaybe work… It was like “Puppetry of the Patellas” up in that dressing room. Sigh.

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  53. Libby McCann says:

    i am also obsessed with colored pants!  love this look!


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  54. Maddy and Kenzie says:

    Love this so much! Everything is just perfectly put together! Please and thankyou for not stopping to  layering, your outfits just wouldn’t be the same!!

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  55. Anita says:

    no, you don’t have to worry about your obsession with colored pants at all! I’m too a big fan of colored pants, but so far, unfortunately, I don’t have as many as I would like to have. well, I need to work about this this spring and summer! 
    and I’ll never stop layering too, but well at the moment it’s less because my outfit feels complete than because everything else would be too cold… 
    xxx Anita

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  56. Love this outfit! I just brought two colored pants (one in a rose color and one in a mint color) and I can’t wait to get them in the mail! You’ve definitely just given me so amazing inspiration, as you always do!

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  57. What great pants.

    X x

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  58. Alison Deering says:

    I can totally sympathize with number one! Although I don’t know if that makes it acceptable. More than likely it just means there should be some type of Addicts Anonymous group, and I should be a part of it. Every time I think I have enough I find another color I need! Mint green, yellow, lavender, coral . . . now magenta! This is getting out of hand.


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  59. rach says:

    best color combo ever…love this whole look!

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  60. Jupe_Cambria says:

    Those shoes are darling…I love the twist on the loafer trend!  And that floral shirt has the most beautiful colours, wish I lived close enough to come shop in the Bloom store!

    <3 Cambria

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  61. Mai says:

    those colors are lovely together!

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  62. Kendi I absolutely looove the blouse from Bloom! It’s so spring (and even SUMMER)-y! Can’t wait to see you style that again…perhaps some print on print ? 🙂


    Be sure to enter my giveaway!!

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  63. Slama146 says:

    this is so cute! i’ve been lusting over the teal pair of colored skinnies from target, but these magenta ones are equally beautiful!

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  64. Chelsea says:

    Those jeans look WAY better on you than they did on me! xx

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  65. Ruche says:

    We adore the color palette of your layered outfit!  What a perfect way to transition into spring 🙂


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  66. ditto what chelsea said below. i tried those on and they were Not cute. you look adorable though!

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  67. quiqui says:

    Love your blouse! Is it still available at Bloom?


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  68. Allison Brower says:

    love the pants! I agreee. I love doing something with a cardigan or sweater over it! so great

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  69. Agree and agree. I feel the exact same way about layering! I have to force myself not to do it. This outfit is cute! Love the colors. 🙂

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  70. VERY true about the layers..I feel the same way!

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  71. Terri says:

    This is adorable!! I’m still pretty terrible at layering, but you are practically a god.

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  72. amyjpalmer54 says:

    I am obsessed with colored jeans also. Just bought a mint pair today! Great outfit.


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  73. Merrie Valliant says:

    things (as Kendi says)

    pants are not rolled up. I am 5’2”

    blouse is not quite that patterned and my sweater is white because it matches
    the shirt…


    still, nice to know someone thinks the pants are cute!

    Kendi know how awesome she is cause she is wearing the same pants as me!

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  74. Luce says:

    I feel justified! I wore the same colors yesterday and thought whm…. yeah, it goes!



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  75. Merrie Valliant says:

    that should be Kendi’s pants are the perfect length. 
    i am being sad because i am all dressed in beatiful colored pants, print blouse, and sweater, but nobody at work thinks i am cool.
    guess no one here is fashionable…..sigh

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  76. Rachel says:

    I absolutely love colored pants!! 
    I’m so happy they have them at Target I’m definitely going there!!
    check out my blog and follow me!

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  77. Amanda says:

    ooh i think i would become obsessed with colored pants if i ever bought a pair! and i really really want to buy a pair soon!!!! your outfit is so pretty. i do think the pants a tad too tight for my taste, but i still love the color!!

    p.s. have i ever mentioned that you are seriously one of my top fashion icons?!?! yes yes you are!! xo

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  78. Anna says:

    You look incredible! I love the little peek of floral 🙂

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  79. Gimme those pants! Ok, also in the first photo – the way the light hits the sweater almost looks like a drip dye pattern – and I LOVE IT and would BUY IT.


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  80. Awesome pants – love that color!

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  81. Such and adorable outfit! Love!
    xo Jac

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  82. Heather Barnes says:

    Ha! I too have these jeans in red and when I bought them I couldnt believe how small they are. Thank goodness someone warned me first or I might have climbed to the roof! JK


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  83. Haha. I almost bought those jeans and I almost suffocated trying to fit into the pants, I almost posted about them. Unfortunately I didn’t buy them because they didn’t have larger sizes. I’m glad you said something about the size issue.



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  84. Becca | Lowlifecouture says:

    ahh I love that blouse! Will you be getting more in?

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  85. Sarah says:
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  86. I love your colors here, and your size advise! 

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  87. Ahhh!!!! LOVE the colorful pants! And the floral top is perfect with the brownish top toning it down… love love love… I wish I could wear colorful pants, but as a preggie, I would just look… stupid. Soon enough! You look FAB !



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  88. Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com says:

    I love your blouse! And hair!!

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  89. Jen Schumann says:

    I am so glad you added that PS! I tried these on in turquoise and gave up after trying on 3 sizes up!  It was totally depressing…but it made me motivated to eat better….LOL

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  90. Alison says:

    THANK you for saying that you need to size up so much…I bought a pair without trying them on and wanted to go into a dark depression.  I will suck it up and size up more!! 

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  91. Katie says:

    glad that you feel the same way.  tried on a pair and felt like they were spandex and couldn’t get them off fast enough.  they look great on you! and I LOVE that color!

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  92. Those pants are excellent. I was so sure my collection was complete with bright red and mint green pants, but you have shown me the error of my ways.

    Layering makes everything better. It’s one of those basic truths.

    Your outfit is fabulous.

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  93. Heather Belle says:

    I love the little floral peeking out! So pretty!
    xo Heatherhttp://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/ 

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  94. Asilia says:

    I love those pants. They are so cheerful. And I love how you paired the pants with a colorful blouse as opposed to a basic neutral colored shirt. 
    And yes, layering does make everything look better. Definitely.

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  95. Andrea says:

    Absolutely love those colored pants! Yours look nice with the pretty blouse. I’m also obsessed with colored pants right now. I’m glad it’s getting warm enough to wear them!


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  96. The color of those jeans are fabulous. You making my spring fever even worse! 

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  97. Sarah says:

    Love the color of your pants! And I’m all about layering too. It just feels better when you’re an onion. 😉


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  98. T. says:

    Great outfit! Love the color combo! And the pants!

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  99. Mariah says:

    L O V E this outfit.

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  100. Kristi says:

    Obsessed with this outfit. Also LOVE all the new items on bloom!

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  101. To say I’m obsessed with your pants is an understatement, I’m seriously in love! So cute <3

    xx Mandy

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  102. i wish i could wear those pants!! ive tried bright pants and i feel so funny in them!! but how you use the neutrals to balance it is perfect

    Easy Petite Looks

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  103. Those jeans are awesome!!! I may have to head to Target this weekend 🙂 (yaow on the sizing though…)

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  104. notemily says:

    I quite like your bangle bracelet! And the sweater-over-button-up-shirt combo.

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  105. birdflygood says:

    Keep layering, my lady! And I love that blouse 🙂

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  106. Lily says:

    love this outfit!!! great color combo and details!

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  107. paige says:

    love the colors and prints in this outfit! and pants at target for some reason always run so small… what is that?

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  108. mollybkidd says:

    I’m convinced, you’re the cutest. Love this bright look for spring!

    xo. molly

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  109. 1.  No.
    2.  I feel the same way.

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  110. Amy@FiveKindsofHappy says:

    This is amazing! The layering is stunning and I envy you for putting colours and prints together so perfectly and unexpectedly. And you are hilarious!

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  111. ES says:

    I’m glad you mentioned the sizing up thing…. I usually wear a 6 (J Crew, Loft, etc). I tried on size 12 at Target, and I just couldn’t do it mentally 🙂 hahaha.  Needless to say, I didn’t get the pants! But they look great on you!

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  112. Love this outfit! I am obsessed with the colored pants too!

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  113. Megha8709 says:

    love the colored pants!

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  114. Jackie says:

    Suuuuper cute! Love the color palette. The end.

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  115. Lauren says:

    I completely agree on the sizing, Targets jeans are bizarre. I usually wear an 8 and ended up with this pair in red in a size 13. I mean, seriously? That’s insane. Who can even fit into a 0 or 2? I can’t even imagine someone fitting in something that small.

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  116. Mariana says:

    This outfit is amazing, I’m so in love with the pants (going to Target ASAP!) and floral pants!


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  117. Lizzie says:

    This outfit is amazing…seriously one of my favs thus far 🙂 Ohhh and I totally feel you on Target sizing. Sometimes I forget that I am actually a women and not a 14 year old teenager who can easily fit into junior sizes haha

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  118. Jenny says:

    I have been contemplating those pants for a while now.  I love the color, and I especially love the way you styled them!
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  119. Leanne says:

    Those pants are stunning!!!  

    Love from South Africa


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  120. TheresaTran says:

    I love layering!!! I love the look that it gives~ Your pants have such a lovely color!! Great outfit! Very bright and spring-y. (:


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  121. I can’t believe you have 5 pairs of colored pants! I have blue and brown. And black. Oh no, I just bored myself.

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  122. the shoes are awesome!


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  123. Kaylahaykin says:

    This is such a great color combination!  It looks perfect on you.  Love your hair too 🙂


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  124. Linda says:

    I think your color obsession on pants has spread to me…I just bought a bright green pair today!
    Haha, love your purple ones. The floral blouse underneath is so pretty! Perfect layering <3 You are a pro!


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  125. The look is fabulous!! I love all the colors you wear! xo, Christina


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  128. Célèste says:

    I so know what you mean about layering making you feel complete. When I just wear one top, I feel so lazy. 

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  129. Ally says:

    I love those bright pants.. GO TARGET!!! You look adorable as always…. spring layering is definitely my favorite!


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  130. Hungrytiger11 says:

    I love your outfit!

    Also- this obsession with colored pants is something I have too. Three different pairs and I can only wear them on the weekend due to where I work. ANd now you got me thinking “ah, magenta pants!” 

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  131. Asher says:

    Beautiful look 🙂

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    great post 😉
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  133. Nico Saich says:

    I tried on the Target baby pants! They DO run SO small! I felt like such a fatty sizing up several time but after reading your post I realize the issue was the pants and not me : ) *whew* Did you pic up any of the other colors? My eyes are on the kelly green pair.



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  134. aliya says:

    Those pants are amazing!!! I’d kill for them!

    x Aliya

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  135. Jordin says:

    I love how you put stuff together! I have those pants in coral and had to go up 3 sizes too. What were they thinking!?! 

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  136. Cute outfit! I too am completely obsessed with colored pants! I hoping the trend doesn't end for a looooong time because I've developed quite a collection!

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  137. I love your shoes. I have developed a hot pink clothing obsession: pants, wedges, bags…help.
    Styleropa: http//stylerop.blogspot.com

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  138. Faith says:

    haha. for your future unborn baby…why do they make them that small? Does a number on a girl’s self-esteem…and right before swimsuit season too. But they are still adorable. Love the floral shirt underneath too.

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  139. Cait says:

    THANK YOU for that comment about sizing on those pants – I bought them in my usual size and could barely get my calves in.

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  140. Stephanie Rose Basilio says:

    Hi Kendi, i adore your style! I check your blog everyday(I haven’t missed since January) for new inspirations. I’m from the Philippines and the time difference drives me crazy. Here one can’t really wear anything they like coz you’ll definitely receive loOong stares from everyone, sucks right?

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  141. Love the colors!

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  142. Ah fuschia pants are heavenly! I have been looking for a pair and just may have found them! Love them with the printed blouse. Also, why the heck are jeggings sized so that when you try to put on your normal size you risk peeling the skin off your legs??

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  143. Lupe R says:

    love love love all this outfit..and grrrrl…I am so glad you said that about the pants! I’m no skinny minnie, and was PETRIFIED when I couldn’t squeeze myself into a size 13…geesh! 

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  144. Jessica says:

    Thanks for sharing that you sized up. I was having the same issues with the target colored jeans. Normally a size 5 (yeah right) I could shove on a 9 with a little shimmy 🙂

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  145. Mica says:

    Love your purple pants! They are awesome!


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  146. Allie Cochran says:

    Love love love this outfit! I just may have to copy it 😉 It was so nice to meet you at your store the other day! Can’t wait to come back when I have more time!

    Allie (Jill of All Trades)

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  147. Nicoleta Colomeeț says:

    Love the colors you chose, and you can never have to many colored pants )) 


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  148. Cate says:

    Thank you for addressing the sizing on these pants! I tried on the next size up, got frustrated because they didn’t fit and quit. I’m going back and trying on more now!

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  149. Jules says:

    I love your style and blog! Just recently found it and love it. Your so darn cute. Thanks for all of your outfit inspiration. I just just bought a pair of colored pants, coral, which is a little outside of my usual box. I like your layering I will have to try that with them. 

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  150. AlissaBurton says:

    love the magenta pants!


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  151. Paula says:

    I love the color of your jeans. Great outfit!


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  152. cro says:

    Those pants are absolutely gorgeous!

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  153. I fell in love with the turquoise ones but unfortunately their biggest size was still rather tight on me.

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  154. Aso damour says:

    love your style, and you are too cute
    check out our new blog http://asodamour.blogspot.com/

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  155. Rejina Tyson says:

    I love this outfit! The colors are so rich! So well styled!

    You Like It? I Made It!

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  156. Okay, so sort of kind of funny story (we’ll see how funny it turns out when I get done though).

    So, I went to Blissdom a week ago, and this ridiculous cute and funky girl who had on the turquoise version of these pants was in the bathroom with me at a certain point. So, of course, I complimented her on her style, and she told me she got her pants at Target but that she’d had to buy a size 16…when she was usually a…wait for it…4.

    Anyway, I didn’t recognize your pants from how they looked but rather from your description of their baby tinyness.  What were they thinking??!

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  157. Nicole Gomez says:

    Gahhh amazing jean color! Dying over them!

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  158. Elle says:

    love love love your colored pants- I, too, am obsessed but unfortunately don’t have the funds to be buying many pairs! lol so it’s nice to vicariously live through you in all your colored denim glory! I love layers- they are a life saver in this cold, ridiculous weather!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  159. Lovely neutrals with that pop of color!
    Everywhere I look I am reminded that I need colored denim in my life. Now must find a way to work it into my monthly budget 🙂

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  160. Karen says:

    lol you are funny! Thanks for featuring these pants though…I’ve been looking for more colored pants! Obsessed!!

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  161. Mrsjackofalltrades says:

    Mixing colors and neuteral tones is very clever! Love the purplr pants and neutral color shoes/bags!
    Check out tips to wear colors on my blog 🙂


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  162. Ladybug says:

    I want those shoes!

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  163. briannemcneeley says:

    I tried on those same pants at Target and I went up 2 sizes and they still didn’t fit so I just put them back and was grumpy. I feel better now knowing that it wasn’t that I’ve actually gone up that many sizes! Cute outfit! I love the shirt!

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  164. Nikki Gossell says:

    Haha I had the same issue with these pants! I tried on a bunch but couldn’t find any big enough (hmph) so I gave up and left. Damn juniors sizing!

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  165. suzanne says:

    i bought the same pants in blue and almost cried when i couldn’t even get my LEG in one!  i also sized up two, but they fit great!  thank god i don’t have to give up cinnamon rolls . . . 

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  166. Mary says:

    I have to get some colored pants now! I’ve been really thinking about getting some dark red ones…

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  167. hahahaha!  i love your comment about the sizing, i bought a pair in coral – and was horrified, i thought my diet/exercise plan must have gone horribly awry without me knowing.  i could barely get them up my legs, let alone my waist.   also, this color is awesome..andddd now i want a pair.  i think colored paints are addictive.

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  168. fatima says:

    LOVE the color of your pants! And really nice combo! <3 xxx  


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  169. Jenny says:

    I love this week! The colors are amazing on you!

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  170. Jenny says:

    ha, look …

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  171. Gloria says:

    prettyyyyy as always!!

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  172. Anna Rose says:

    I absolutely love all of those colors together!!

    xx Anna Rose

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  173. Lindsayb27 says:

    i’m relieved you had that problem with the pants too, i didn’t end up buying them because i was so distraught my calves couldnt even fit in 3 sizes up!

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  174. lipnstick says:

    Love the pattern on your shirt!


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  175. Lol on the size up! I guess that's common w their jeans..
    I really like this outfit! I'm kind of stuck on color pants as well.

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  176. LOL I have the same jeans from target, and had to size up as well.  I was in the fitting room grumbling that NO ONE fits into the smallest size.  Glad I wasn’t alone 😉

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  177. Sarah says:

    One of my favorites 🙂 I just bought dark green cropped skinny jeans and will try something similar with a cozy sweater and colorful shirt peeking out! 


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  178. Nicole Toms says:

    I love layering items and you did this so well! Those are awesome purple pants and the shoes are to die for(: You mixed vintage with bright colors! totally what I’m looking for this spring

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  179. RaeK says:

    Love this outfit!  I’ve been dying to get a pair of these colored denim jeans from target!  they look super cute on you!


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  180. Christen says:

    ok seriously, i love your obsession with colored pants. because they look so great on you. and also, you rock the layers so please dont stop layering. now, off to target to swallow my dignity and up the three sizes and get these pants! they are fab. 


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  182. Kurman3 says:

    I love your blog! Amazing style with a great mix of pieces! I’ve never EVER bought pants without trying them on and I saw this and just went for it. Thanks to your sizing advice they fit and look great. THANK YOU!

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  183. Seekingstyleblog says:

    I was just thinking of asking about the fit/size of the pants and then you answered it for me Haha For some reason Target pants are always really weird sizes..

    xo Jennifer


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  184. Obsessing over those jeans! Awesome color. My first comment in a while, lurking way too much! Still think you’re the bees knees!

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  185. CML says:

    Love your style. I have the same pair of pants and had to go up 3 sizes too. Glad I wasn’t the only one.

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  186. Sachi says:

    Yikes. 3 sizes up! If I try on a pair on pants one size up and they don’t fit, I just leave and think about going to the gym. It might be worth the psychological trauma for some cute colored pants, though.

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  187. julie says:

    hi kendi!
    1. love your blog
    2. this post inspired me to try on colored jeans from target… i had to go up 4 sizes 🙁 big question is: DO THEY SHRINK IN THE WASH?? if they get any smaller i may lose circulation in my legs. …

    thanks!! 🙂

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