The Blues


I could write a love letter to this striped shirt I bought from Target back in ’10. Come to think of it, I just might. Hold that post, I’ll be back later for you complete with all the ways I’ve loved you just like a Taylor Swift* song. 

Apparently I have a thing for cobalt blue this fall. I’m quite happy about the fact that it’s okay to wear bright colors this fall and winter. Well I suppose it’s always been okay to wear whatever you’d like whenever you’d like, but the odds of people sneering at me are lessened this season so that’s a positive. Although how could you have the heart to sneer at a girl who poses in an alley in a bright blue skirt? Exactly. 

*Yes, I did just say Taylor Swift. A girl can have her guilty pleasures, ok?


Top // Similar

Skirt // c/o Florence Adams

Tote // Madewell

Heels // Urban Outfitters 

Sunnies // c/o Coach

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  1. Melisa Nicole says:

    Cobalt blue is one of my all time favorite colors and I love the way you've dressed it up for fall! Also, I adore that Madewell tote. It seems like the perfect go-anywhere, do-anything bag.


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  2. Morgan Liti says:

    Obsessed with that gorgeous pleated skirt. And I have a striped tee I could seriously write a love letter to also – H&M '10 and I've been rockin' it ever since. It never lets me down. WeEEEEE are never, ever, ever, parting. 🙂


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  3. Marti says:

    "Taylor Swift" links to V V Platinum Perfume by Roberto Verino.  Is that what she smells like?

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  4. Blog Red Peeptoe Pumps says:

    I love that skirt, but also the scarf! How cute!

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  5. Natali Karppinen says:

    Gorgeous bag and skirt! You look lovely 🙂

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  6. Love!!  And, man, I've been drooling over that Madewell bag.

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  7. Hannah says:

    I just wore my cobalt blue dress I got from Bloom in the spring last night.  Loving the color right now.  (And loving Bloom always!)

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  8. jesscause says:

    that jacket is super fantastic!!

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  9. Nikki says:

    I pretty much love all stripes, all the time.  And brights any time too!  That Madewell tote is too cute.  May have to check that baby out… (Umm and I love Taylor Swift and don't consider her a guilty pleasure… she's totally talented!) 

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  10. Rach says:

    sing it girl! love this top too and the way you've styled it!


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  11. Star White says:

    Pleats and cobalt, amazing! Love that skirt on you!

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  12. lavieenliz says:

    love it! very pretty!

    check out my giveaway!

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  13. Love the jacket! But I'm kinda confused by the Taylor Swift link…perfume? haha…

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  14. Betsy says:

    Classic! I love that pleated skirt!

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  15. Laura Whitman says:

    Oh goodness, I love that color blue so much! It is perfect with the white and black in your shirt. Perfect! Anyone who sneers at you for your outfit deserves a good kick in the boot-ay! 🙂 


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  16. Kaitlin says:

    You look gorgeous!! Love the heels – would be perfect for July 4th! 

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  17. Namesnotashley says:

    There is no shame in loving T-Swift!

    Also, I hope that top knot tutorial is coming soon! You are a master at making your hair look effortless when it's up. Whenever I try to put mine up it always takes about an hour and ends up looking like the way they would have forced schoolgirls in the 1850s to "style" their hair. So some pointers are certainly needed!

    – Natalie /

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  18. GlamourGirl_bg says:

    wow,lovely look! love the skirt!

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  19. Myrna says:

    Dying over this bag! I have been debating between that Madewell bag and Zara bag. Ugh. Oh and super cute outfit by the way.


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  20. Crystalortega627 says:

    another gorgeous outfit from Mrs. Kendi! Love it !

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  21. Gina says:

    I could write a love letter to that same shirt….I should have bought 5 of them.

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  22. Katie Farrin says:

    Thank you for making fall bright and colorful 🙂

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  23. Alissa Futhey says:

    Oh my gosh that skirt! It is sooo pretty! I just got a cobalt blue belt from the Gap and I love it!

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  24. Oksana says:

    Love this outfit!

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  25. what a beautiful outfit

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  26. Anna617 says:

    i also am pretty confused by that! 

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  27. gorgeous, kendi!!! love that skirt!

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  28. Coffeebeansandbobbypins says:

    where si that coat from love it! and i love t swift too, no worries!

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  29. Leslie L. says:

    I love that trench from Bloom! I really need to stop in one day, I love all of the pieces you wear from your store! I just recently purchased a black and white striped shirt myself and I don't know how I ever lived without it before! Great look!

    xoxo, Leslie  

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  30. Polina says:

    Love your blog and Taylor Swift! It's perfect match, I think)))

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  31. Joe and Adrianne Suhy says:

    I scored that same striped top at a resale shop recently and I agree- it's perfect! Love this entire look. 

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  32. Jenna says:

    This skirt is fantastic — pleats, blue, midi– what's not to love? 

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  33. Rachel says:

    Cute skirt and jacket!

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  34. Daniela Břížďalová says:

    Nice! 🙂

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  35. photosbyjaana says:

    jaaaacckkkkeet.  why do i type words like that?  i'm not 12.  what i'm trying to say is that jacket is ok, i guess.  😉

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  36. OMG – this is crazy…but I have that exact same Target shirt from 2010 too!!  And I am obsessed with it.  I now hand wash it because I don't want it to wear or fade anymore and they aren't making a similar style now!  Too funny 🙂  Love the way you styled it here – that second photo looks like it's straight out of a magazine!

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  37. Heather says:

    I love that gorgeous skirt!
    xo Heather

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  38. Nikell says:

    Great look…
    I love cobalt blue! I'd wear it any time of the year whether it's "in" or not. 

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  39. Kristenkogel says:
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  40. Hilary Biggart says:

    This is a fantastic outfit- I love the combination of the stripes with the cobalt and peach. I having major style envy!

    the lowercase h

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  41. Shannon says:

    You got the tote you wanted ! birthday present, perhaps ?? 

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  42. Andrea says:

    You look great!! I love this electric blue skirt! So gorgeous!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  43. I love this blue pleated skirt, such a great color for you. And I'm totally loving your bag! You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  44. Heather says:

    What size skirt are you wearing? I don't see a size chart on their website.

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  45. Kristin says:

    Love the mix of colors. I've been after that tote for quite some time, just haven't bought it yet. I think I'd add some color to it (with a scarf) as well.


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  46. Love that skirt! How does it fit?

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  47. Kendi Lea says:

    Heather — I'm wearing a medium and it fits a little bit loose. Not a bad kind of loose, the I can eat lunch and it's not tight kind of loose.

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  48. Kendi Lea says:

    I'm wearing a medium and it's a little bit looser than true to size.

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  49. Kendi Lea says:

    Yes!! Haha — pinterest birthday hints do work 😉

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  50. Kendi Lea says:

    Yes, I could see how that could be weird. I have this pesky widget that I don't know how to get rid of that links random links sometimes. So there you go — a random link from a random widget. 🙂 But I actually just changed it to go to her site, so it's not a weird link any longer.

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  51. Kendi Lea says:

    I sure hope so.

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  52. Siena Style says:

    chic and pretty as always!:)
    kisses from milano

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  53. Yes, I know what song you're talking about. (guilty as charged) She really can paint feelings into colors.

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  54. jan miguel says:

    I was going to say I need to look for that shirt in Target but oopsie! They're from 2010!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested 🙂

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  55. Ladiesinnavy says:

    love that tote so much!

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  56. AtamAshish Kaur says:

    Great post! Would love for you to check out my blog.
    Ps. we are having our Nordstrom gift card giveaway on the blog…check it out.

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  57. for serious in love with this whole outfit! 

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  58.  Thanks! 😀

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  59. Angelessya says:

    Great look! I'm in love with that blue skirt it's perfect!

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  60. natashaufl says:

    Your tote would be perfect for work. I've been looking to purchase a new one. Love it.

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a statement necklace + bracelet set

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  61. Nat says:

    Gorgeous jacket! Cute skirt too! Gotta Love cobalt blue 🙂

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  62. beeba says:
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  63. Jennifer Merlin says:

    I'm also so happy that brights are the norm this fall. You look great!

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  64. Mica says:

    Love the bright pleated skirt, it's beautiful 🙂 Your trench coat is amazing too, I like the leather sleeves 🙂

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  65. Carlee says:

    I am loving the bright colors! I also love that you aren't afraid to say something is two years old. That is something that makes you an awesome blogger!
    Almost Endearing

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  66. Cait says:

    I love the colors in this outfit! The bright colors this fall make it difficult for me to put away some of my summer clothes!

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  67. Ashley Taylor says:

    Ohhhh the elusive trench. How I love thee.

    xo Ashley

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  68. Caroline L. says:

    I bow down to TayTay – she is perfection. This outfit is so very ballerina – I love it!

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  69. Brittany says:

    Can I just say how ardently I admire and love your jacket and skirt?

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  70. love your outfit!!!

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  71. sihijau says:

    love it! 😉
    Irene Wibowo

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  72. AtamAshish Kaur says:

    Love your blog so much and your style! I started a fashion blog with my sister I would love if you would check it out! We are having our first giveaway (Nordstrom gift card) on the blog. Please check it out.

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  73. Love your skirt!

    Kate xo

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  74. Taylor Morgan says:

    love your jacket! and I always love cobalt blue too! great skirt.

    love from NYC,

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  75. Seekingstyleblog says:

    xo Jennifer

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  76. GiovannaPacini says:

    Cute look! Loving your skirt and pumps!


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  77. Carissa stevens says:

    I've been looking for a stripey top like that! Definitely checking out Target tomorrow!


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  78. Gorgeous skirt!


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  79. TheresaTran says:

    Love striped shirts~~ That cobalt pleated skirt is amazing! Very cute outfit.


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  80. kristian satterlee says:

    I'm always a step away from writing a love letter to my striped shirt too! 

    You look fantastic.

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  81. I love this cobalt blue midi! I have a similar one and totally want to rock it with some stripes now. The trench is awesome, too! Where is it from?


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  82. LOVE this look! and the fact that you are almost 30 and like Taylor Swift! (ME TOO!!) 😀

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  83. You look lovely! 

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  84. Happinessatmidlife says:

    I love this skirt – the color & the pleats!  Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors – so bright & vibrant!


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  85. Moji says:

    that is one badass coat! love the skirt!

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  86. Count To Four says:

    i love that skirt, and i also love cobalt blue 🙂

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  87. Cute, very clean cut!

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  88. Styleclouds says:

    You look beautiful! xo, Christina

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  89. You look amazing!!!! Thanks for this very nice post!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi 

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  90. Melanie Yarbrough says:

    It seems like Taylor's everyone's guilty pleasure these days. Can't she just be our unguilty-cuz-she's-talented-and-everybody-loves-a-love-song pleasure? I mean, you're wearing bright blue in Autumn, so I'd say there's hope yet.

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  91. The Style Storm says:

    Love this look! So feminine!

    The Style Stormxo, Christina

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  92. Taylor says:

    HOW are you getting your buns so perfect these days!? Please share! 

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  93. Prfdrsknnbtch says:

    i love taylor swift! don't know of guilty pleasure. . . ;-))) your bun suits you so well. and love the color of the skirt . . .

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  94. Irislynn says:

    I come from a place where jackets are a daily staple, and that jacket is just….perfection 🙂

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  95. Emily V says:

    I love the pleaded skirt!! It looks so gorgeous on you 🙂

    xx Emily

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  96. Cute 🙂 

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  97. Rose Sharma says:

    I friggin LOVE this trench.. I'm going to check your site to see if it's available. How is the sizing?

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  98. Rebecca says:

    I've got the same striped target shirt! And i'm obsessed. 

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  99. kendra. says:

    Lovely outfit! That skirt is perfect


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  100. Mary Chandler says:

    Such a cute outfit! 
    Love the blue + the stripes!

    xo- Mary

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  101. I like T-Swift too! I think I mostly want her hair … on my head. I can't ever stop wearing bright colors. Its against my religion or something.

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  102. Nora Murphy says:

     Love, love, love your outfit. Perfect skirt and I love the scarf on your bag!

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  103. Crystal, Katie, Anita says:

    what a great skirt. and a black & white striped shirt makes everything better.

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  104. sms1996 says:

    I have a sweater similar to that and I love it! I seriously wear it all the time!

    Please check out my blog Sable's Trousseau

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  105. Sarah H. says:

    I think I have that shirt from 2010 too! Actually I wear mine so much I'm a little worried I'll need to find a replacement soon! It will be hard for a new one to live up to that guy. Anywho, this looks great and I love that skirt. "It's the pleats." Anchorman? Anyone?

    Sarah's Real Life

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  106. kristina says:

    This is such a fun, fresh outfit! Love it!

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  107. Shannon says:

    Is that jacket sold out at Bloom?? I love it!

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  108. Chelsea says:

    These pleats are the most! I love this skirt!


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  109. Guest says:

    Colors are super cute together. My only concern is that the skirt is not figure flattering. You have a beautiful figure, but the skirt does not show this. It does the opposite.

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