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{Sweater: Similar | Skirt: Corilynn | Necklace: Similar}

Somedays you just need to feel lady like and that was today. Yes, feeling like a lady comes in waves for me. I never claimed to be Grace Kelly, ok?

 It is cooling off way more than usual here. I’m not used to the prospect of actually having a fall season that last longer than a month. I mean I’m wearing a sweater and no one is giving me those “oh bless her heart, she’s sweating because she’s sad it isn’t fall yet” sympathy looks. Do you feel that? That’s boot weather, my friends. I just got chills thinking about it. 

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298 Responses

  1. So cute! I love the pink dolce vita heels with the skirt!
    I love reading your blog! Your wit is refreshing!! 🙂

    everything-pretty-and-more.com

  2. Whoa!  I’m number two!  Number two!  Woo hoo!  i rock.  okay, enough of that crap.  Love this!  Cori makes beautiful skirts! Glad to see you wearing one of them.

  3. I’ve never commented before, but I just wanted to tell you that I love your style!  It’s fun and you take risks, but your styles always look so wearable.  I’m an English instructor at a community college, and I feel like my style is in a rut.  Thanks to your inspiration, I’ve started to take some fashion risks with my wardrobe, and I feel so much more confident!

  4. Fantastic Skirt. Love it with the pop in the shoes!

    twolovebirdswithoutanest.blogspot.com

  5. I usually jump too quickly into a sweater when it’s 68 degrees and end up sweating to death outside!  Glad it’s not just me, but it’s just so darn exciting to pull out clothes you haven’t worn in a while.

  6. So ladylike! We’re having a heatwave here. I can’t even think about Fall clothing yet; it’s too depressing. haha

  7. Kendi, I get those looks everyday. I’m from Chicago and recently moved to DFW and people look at me all the time like “why is she wearing that sweater?”

  8. And the award for most adorable skirt ever goes to you!  I also LOVE your shoes.  I think you were wearing these in the very first post I ever read of yours many months ago.  Hope you’re having a lovely Monday!

  9. Sadly, I’m that girl wearing a sweater and sweating. It is so flippin’ hot in SoCal still and all I want is to wear some BOOTS! Is that too much for a girl to ask!?

    P.S. I love your ladylike look. It’s very, well, ladylike. 🙂

    xo,Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

  10. Gorgeous… as always!

    I’m a very infrequent commenter, but daily follower. I adore your style (particularly anything high waisted with blue and white stripes!), so lovely and put-together, and also so practically pinch-able! It is inspiration, followed by “yes, I can do this!”. 

    So lovely to have somewhere to go to for fashion help. Thank you x

  11. Wow, this is one of my top 10 favorite outfits for sure! Perfection. I think I need to copy the whole thing for family pictures. And your hair looks so great! 
    Tiffanywww.grownupdressup.com

  12. Love love your whole outfit!!  I am in love with Corilynn skirts and want one SO bad!!  You look so fab.  And love the pink shoes with it!  Navy & pink is my fave!! 

  13. This is indeed a lady like look. I know the feeling on the weather. I’m NC and I was a bit shocked that it was chilly a couple of days ago. 

  14. this weather in texas is unheard of….
    I saw a girl wearing ugs already on my university campus. WHAT?!

  15. Feeling like a lady DEFINITELY comes in waves.  And you knocked it out of the park on this one!  

  16. hehe, I love sweater weather but only when it’s chilly enough for a couple of layers. I do not appreciate it when the weather goes full-on Siberia on me.
    Really cute outfit Kendi.

  17. I’m definitely one of those people wearing sweaters and getting sympathetic looks. It’s in the 90s here ;( Fall can’t come fast enough!

  18. Love your outfit and that skirt sits very well on you… The color combo is safe but very classic! 🙂 

    happymedley.blogspot.com

  19. I love this outfit! I have been seeing these skirts and I am falling more in love.

    Enter my giveaway!sincerelysk.blogspot.com

  20. So cute! I love the pink dolce vita heels with the skirt!
    I love reading your blog! Your wit is refreshing!! 🙂

    everything-pretty-and-more.com

  21. Whoa!  I'm number two!  Number two!  Woo hoo!  i rock.  okay, enough of that crap.  Love this!  Cori makes beautiful skirts! Glad to see you wearing one of them.

  22. I've never commented before, but I just wanted to tell you that I love your style!  It's fun and you take risks, but your styles always look so wearable.  I'm an English instructor at a community college, and I feel like my style is in a rut.  Thanks to your inspiration, I've started to take some fashion risks with my wardrobe, and I feel so much more confident!

  23. Fantastic Skirt. Love it with the pop in the shoes!

    twolovebirdswithoutanest.blogspot.com

  24. I usually jump too quickly into a sweater when it's 68 degrees and end up sweating to death outside!  Glad it's not just me, but it's just so darn exciting to pull out clothes you haven't worn in a while.

  25. So ladylike! We're having a heatwave here. I can't even think about Fall clothing yet; it's too depressing. haha

  26. Kendi, I get those looks everyday. I'm from Chicago and recently moved to DFW and people look at me all the time like "why is she wearing that sweater?"

  27. And the award for most adorable skirt ever goes to you!  I also LOVE your shoes.  I think you were wearing these in the very first post I ever read of yours many months ago.  Hope you're having a lovely Monday!

  28. I’ve seen that look a LOT this past week! I cannot wait for official boot and tights weather!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

  29. Sadly, I'm that girl wearing a sweater and sweating. It is so flippin' hot in SoCal still and all I want is to wear some BOOTS! Is that too much for a girl to ask!?

    P.S. I love your ladylike look. It's very, well, ladylike. 🙂

    xo,Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

  30. I’d kill for those thistle pink sling backs!
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

  31. What a pretty skirt!! I am sooo happy the weather is cooler here in tx! Love boot weather!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  32. Gorgeous… as always!

    I'm a very infrequent commenter, but daily follower. I adore your style (particularly anything high waisted with blue and white stripes!), so lovely and put-together, and also so practically pinch-able! It is inspiration, followed by "yes, I can do this!". 

    So lovely to have somewhere to go to for fashion help. Thank you x

  33. I am SO excited for boot weather!  Only a couple of more weeks!! This look is so lady-like.  I adore the shape of the skirt, and even Princess Grace herself would approve of those pink pumps!
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

  34. Wow, this is one of my top 10 favorite outfits for sure! Perfection. I think I need to copy the whole thing for family pictures. And your hair looks so great! 
    Tiffanywww.grownupdressup.com

  35. Love love your whole outfit!!  I am in love with Corilynn skirts and want one SO bad!!  You look so fab.  And love the pink shoes with it!  Navy & pink is my fave!! 

  36. This is indeed a lady like look. I know the feeling on the weather. I'm NC and I was a bit shocked that it was chilly a couple of days ago. 

  37. this weather in texas is unheard of….
    I saw a girl wearing ugs already on my university campus. WHAT?!

  38. Feeling like a lady DEFINITELY comes in waves.  And you knocked it out of the park on this one!  

  39. hehe, I love sweater weather but only when it's chilly enough for a couple of layers. I do not appreciate it when the weather goes full-on Siberia on me.
    Really cute outfit Kendi.

  40. I’m very excited for boot weather! I’ve moved over to the states and haven’t bought any boots with me, so going to do some good shopping.

  41. I love your skirt!  I wrote about being ladylike today too. 

    xo Jo

     http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

  42. I'm definitely one of those people wearing sweaters and getting sympathetic looks. It's in the 90s here ;( Fall can't come fast enough!

  43. First of all, I love the skirt!!  Secondly, I completely agree with you! Some days I feel like dressing lady-like, and other days I’m completely the opposite.  

  44. Love your outfit and that skirt sits very well on you… The color combo is safe but very classic! 🙂 

    happymedley.blogspot.com

  45. Love Love love everything about it! Especially your watch…where is it from?

  46. I love this outfit! I have been seeing these skirts and I am falling more in love.

    Enter my giveaway!sincerelysk.blogspot.com

  47. I am so obsessed with they Corilynn skirts! They are all so fantastic and I need more pennies so I can buy one!  And you are totally a lady….don’t be so modest 🙂

  48. So lovely and lady like 🙂 I adore the skirt and pop of color with the shoes!

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  49. I've seen that look a LOT this past week! I cannot wait for official boot and tights weather!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

  50. I love the stripes and pleats on the skirt!! Amazing~~

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  51. I'd kill for those thistle pink sling backs!
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

  52. Awww lucky, I walked around in a sweater today and got that *exact* look youre talking about. *sigh!*
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

  53. What a pretty skirt!! I am sooo happy the weather is cooler here in tx! Love boot weather!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  54. I am SO excited for boot weather!  Only a couple of more weeks!! This look is so lady-like.  I adore the shape of the skirt, and even Princess Grace herself would approve of those pink pumps!
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

  55. great skirt! i love the panel-like folds 🙂

    it’s almost getting cold in london, i think i might wear a coat today!Katie x

  56. Well, you made my day! I think I just found my new favorite blog. Not only do  I love your style….but your sense of humor. Forget Mr. Newton, let me be your new best friend!
    Erin
    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

  57. I'm very excited for boot weather! I've moved over to the states and haven't bought any boots with me, so going to do some good shopping.

  58. I love your skirt!  I wrote about being ladylike today too. 

    xo Jo

     http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

  59. First of all, I love the skirt!!  Secondly, I completely agree with you! Some days I feel like dressing lady-like, and other days I'm completely the opposite.  

  60. Love Love love everything about it! Especially your watch…where is it from?

  61. That skirt is beautifullllll! It’s so voluminous but still keeps such a beautiful feminine shape! I’m in loveeeeee!

  62. I am so obsessed with they Corilynn skirts! They are all so fantastic and I need more pennies so I can buy one!  And you are totally a lady….don't be so modest 🙂

  63. So lovely and lady like 🙂 I adore the skirt and pop of color with the shoes!

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  64. I love the stripes and pleats on the skirt!! Amazing~~

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  65. Awww lucky, I walked around in a sweater today and got that *exact* look youre talking about. *sigh!*
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

  66. great skirt! i love the panel-like folds 🙂

    it's almost getting cold in london, i think i might wear a coat today!Katie x

  67. Well, you made my day! I think I just found my new favorite blog. Not only do  I love your style….but your sense of humor. Forget Mr. Newton, let me be your new best friend!
    Erin
    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

  68. Love that skirt. So classic! Man, I’m glad cooler weather’s on its way. I just can’t style summer clothes, but man I’m good at layering! 🙂

  69. That skirt is beautifullllll! It's so voluminous but still keeps such a beautiful feminine shape! I'm in loveeeeee!

  70. Lol. I remember last year you were wearing your boots like none other, despite the cray hot weather. I’m going to have to pick up my own pair soon, it’s getting a little bit colder over here. I love that skirt, it is fabulous, where did you get your heels?

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  71. Love that skirt. So classic! Man, I'm glad cooler weather's on its way. I just can't style summer clothes, but man I'm good at layering! 🙂

  72. I am absolutely in love with this outfit!  That pop of color in your shoes really makes you shine!  Keep being awesome Kendi!
    forunendinglove.blogspot.com

  73. I am loving the fall weather. We hardly ever get a fall that actually lasts! I can finally wear all my cute boots and jackets to my hearts content before that evil cold and slush sets in. 

  74. I must say, this outfit is so very you. I would call this Classic Kendi. 

    PS: I’d love it if you stopped by my blog, I just did a few recent posts on my thrifting adventures, some high-waist cut-offs I made, and my latest embroidery projects. I hope you like it!xoxowww.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

  75. Lol. I remember last year you were wearing your boots like none other, despite the cray hot weather. I'm going to have to pick up my own pair soon, it's getting a little bit colder over here. I love that skirt, it is fabulous, where did you get your heels?

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  76. I am absolutely in love with this outfit!  That pop of color in your shoes really makes you shine!  Keep being awesome Kendi!
    forunendinglove.blogspot.com

  77. I am loving the fall weather. We hardly ever get a fall that actually lasts! I can finally wear all my cute boots and jackets to my hearts content before that evil cold and slush sets in. 

  78. I must say, this outfit is so very you. I would call this Classic Kendi. 

    PS: I'd love it if you stopped by my blog, I just did a few recent posts on my thrifting adventures, some high-waist cut-offs I made, and my latest embroidery projects. I hope you like it!xoxowww.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

  79. Boot weather makes me happy!! Great skirt! You DO look like a lady! 🙂

  80. I love the skirt!

    Longing for boot and sweater weather here in Phoenix…still feels too far away! 

  81. I love the skirt!

    Longing for boot and sweater weather here in Phoenix…still feels too far away! 

  82. I love the color of your shoes! I have a similar pair like those and when I wear them I always get compliments on them (in fact I just featured them in my recent blog post!!) They just give a kick to any outfit. 

    -Doan
    http://anewdoan.wordpress.com

  83. It’s been acceptable to wear boots here for at least 3 weeks.
    Sigh.
    However, that skirt and those shoes… definitely in love with them.

  84. It's been acceptable to wear boots here for at least 3 weeks.
    Sigh.
    However, that skirt and those shoes… definitely in love with them.

  85. Love this look! I love anything striped and I’m feeling how you’ve added the pink shoes for a pop of color. 

  86. Love this look! I love anything striped and I'm feeling how you've added the pink shoes for a pop of color. 

  87. I have been looking for a striped skirt for a looooooong time! Where can I get such a gorgeous skirt? I looked it up online and such one can cost like 700 bucks. I definitely prefer to buy it somewhere with a much lower price.

  88. I have been looking for a striped skirt for a looooooong time! Where can I get such a gorgeous skirt? I looked it up online and such one can cost like 700 bucks. I definitely prefer to buy it somewhere with a much lower price.

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