11.6.12a
11.6.12b
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11.6.12d

I inadvertently dressed like the American flag today. Maybe I had voting on my mind, maybe I’m the best citizen ever. You decide

One time I ran for student council in elementary school. I made really cool posters with watches glued to them saying it was “time for a change.” (Because as you know, elementary politics are a crucial keystone of our economy. Third grade is a pivotal time in most people’s political careers and I was not going to let it slip through my hands with a simple poster.) That week, us candidates stood in front of our class and gave our speeches promising things that we had no control over whatsoever like recess, homework and vending machines. And then we waited until Election Day. I remember walking down the hall that day, ready to vote for the best candidate (myself) and as I was admonishing the other candidate’s lame posters without the cool 3-D effects, I realized something was missing on my poster. The watches that I had glued to the poster were gone. Just little gluey outlines of watches remained. And in that moment, I was certain that I would not be elected. And that I’d never get those cheap watches back. And that someone, somewhere had 4 really sticky watches and they deserved every hair that would be pulled out of their arms after wearing my stolen watches.

All that to say, that was the end of my political career and that you should go vote in the election today.  Don’t make me tell you more stories from my sordid past. 

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Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Tote: Madewell

Lips: Sephora

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228 Responses

  1. This is the sort of outfit that makes me want to go out and buy everything you’re wearing so that I can replicate it. Sadly, that’s not an option, but you look adorable!

  2. This the best outfit to go vote in…. Love the stripes/polka combo – you nailed it!

    happymedley.blogspot.com

  3. Love this outfit, perfect for election day! I’m dressed red white and blue today also, but mostly because I want my little “I voted” sticker to match my outfit. Pathetic or awesome? 

  4. Perfect outfit!  I love the dots and stripes together.  That skirt is my favorite. 

  5. Love this outfit! That skirt has such a nice shape.
    PS-I’m sorry about your watches!

  6. I voted last week. Still looked cute when I did though!  Love your polka dot tops!! I want your closet!!

  7. hahaha that story was hilarious. you are a really good writer. and stylist. ; )

  8. I love that you dressed like a flag today. Its a really beautiful mix. I hope one day you get your stick cheap watches back!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

  9. When I was a freshman in high school, I ran for student council. My slogan was “Whatchamacallit? Wetschamacallit! Call it a vote for Julie Wetsch.” (wetsch being my maiden name). It was too bad that I came up with my slogan before taking into account the 18 inch width we were allowed for campaign posters. That was a doozy to write out and I’m pretty sure most people couldn’t read my extremely narrow writing resulting in me not being elected. sigh.

  10. I cannot even explain how much I LOVE that skirt!!! I also absolutely adore the pattern mixing & it all looks fab with the red heels!

  11. Cute skirt, but even cuter story. Lol! That was hilarious. Kids are so mean.

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-Vanessa.blogspot.com 

  12. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!  I’m not sure I could rock that much white at one time without major spillage occurring (seriously, such is the way of life…*sigh*) but you totally nailed it.  Looks professional, yet fun; the red lip & pump add the perfect contrast and really tie the look together.  
    Best,
    Amy

  13. I was 5th grade class secretary. Couldn’t tell you what exactly I did as secretary, I just remember that’s what I was. I was also president of a sorority that I made up. There were 3 members, including me. Anyway, super cute outfit. You are for sure the best citizen ever!

    Sarah’s Real Life

  14. such a great story. love that the posters were creative, and believe you would have won had the watches remained on the posters. Great look btw as well. 

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

  15. I have been eyeing that skirt it is feminine and pretty! 
    p.s
    i think you are the best citizen ever!

    xo, eelsaywww.theluxuryrehab.com

    1. Well honestly, it’s just my olive skin tone. I wish I had a secret though! If I get a good summer tan, I can stay this way until about January — and then all pale breaks loose.

  16. That was quite a story lol. I ran for class president on 6th grade lost by one vote, then the girl wasn’t doing a very good job and someone pointed it out(me) and since I was vice president I became the new president. 

  17. Too funny. I also ran for Student Council rep. But like every good political story, I had a twist. I changed home rooms a few days before the election. 5th Grade drama… The other class already elected their rep, so I had to wait for 6th grade. A whole year! But this was an Abraham Lincoln story. I won president my 6th grade year. It was the most political I ever got.

    I think my poster was a nike check… “just do it.”

    -Heather
    {heatheringheights.com}

    PS. I’m doing the 30×30 remix for a class project… check it out if ya can. I’m only going on day 2, so maybe just check back?
     

  18. I love your patriotic outfit – so cute! 🙂 I was “fifth grade representative” and class president in 6th grade – I’m pretty sure my campaign consisted of soda in water fountains and longer periods of “snack.” ah, the golden days. 🙂

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

  19. So cute, this is one of my favorites that you have posted!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

  20. I especially love the blue in this outfit! 🙂

    cheesetwinewine.blogspot.com

  21. Are you one of the funniest things (people?) ever or is it just me? I love, adore, (want to steal it from you now) that blouse. You look great!

  22. Stop it, Kendi. Stop it.
    I want that skirt so badly! This has got to be my favorite outfit you’ve ever worn. Ever. Including, but not limited to the adorable pink bows and frilly dresses.

  23. Hahaha that’s to funny! I wish I could have voted today! Ah, if I was only two years older!

    That skirt is just gorgeous! I have seen it on atleast three other bloggers I like, is it a sign that I need one too? Yes, yes, I think it is.

    Ya’ll come by and visit my blog “Sable’s Trousseau”

    http://www.sablestrousseau.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Sable

  24. Wow! That skirt is insanely flattering on you! You have a darling figure to begin with, but you look extra adorable in this outfit!

  25. I think this is my favorite look you’ve worn. Love it!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

  26. I love that I’m not the only one who dressed like a flag today . . . only to realize how accidentally patriotic I was. 
    Rock on, girlfriend!
    xoxo

  27. I am so loving this not over the top patriotic outfit but yet somewhat patriotic. Ok that sounded way better in my head!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

  28. Sorry to hear about your short lived political career, but you make one mean fashion blogger!  I love that I wasn’t the only one to wear red, white, and blue today.  I must admit that I wore it to get free Chick-Fil-A…oh the life of a poor college student
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

  29. Yay for voting! (: Very cute outfit! I wish I owned more patriotic colored clothing.. I would wear it on these types of occasions. haha

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  30. Oh I can see it now, little Kendi checking out her classmates wrists in class and in the hallways ready to snatch back her beloved watch. Love this look and your stories.

    xo,

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  31. I am so jealous you’re wearing that in November. It would not fly here in Chicago. When I ran for student council in elementary school I made posters that said “Peace, love, togetherness, Vote for Jennie Szink.” I also wore a crocheted cape. If only those kids knew how cool I was. – J
    2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

  32. I was voted class president back in the day. I didn’t want the position, but everybody else thought they’d suffer less responsibility by putting me there. Oh well. At least it served me during the filing of university applications.

    Abihttp://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

  33. Adorable!  Question for you…  How do you wear all of these great shoes and not kill your feet with blisters and such?  I live in sneakers due to my job and when I wear heels I absolutely kill my feet…

    -Kate

  34. ha love that story. Too funny. And your outfit is to die for. Love it! That skirt is amazing.

  35. I have that polka dot shirt and would have never thought to pair it with a striped skirt, but the whole look is perfection!

  36. This is the sort of outfit that makes me want to go out and buy everything you're wearing so that I can replicate it. Sadly, that's not an option, but you look adorable!

  37. This the best outfit to go vote in…. Love the stripes/polka combo – you nailed it!

    happymedley.blogspot.com

  38. Love this outfit, perfect for election day! I'm dressed red white and blue today also, but mostly because I want my little "I voted" sticker to match my outfit. Pathetic or awesome? 

  39. Perfect outfit!  I love the dots and stripes together.  That skirt is my favorite. 

  40. Love this outfit! That skirt has such a nice shape.
    PS-I'm sorry about your watches!

  41. I voted last week. Still looked cute when I did though!  Love your polka dot tops!! I want your closet!!

  42. I love that you dressed like a flag today. Its a really beautiful mix. I hope one day you get your stick cheap watches back!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

  43. When I was a freshman in high school, I ran for student council. My slogan was "Whatchamacallit? Wetschamacallit! Call it a vote for Julie Wetsch." (wetsch being my maiden name). It was too bad that I came up with my slogan before taking into account the 18 inch width we were allowed for campaign posters. That was a doozy to write out and I'm pretty sure most people couldn't read my extremely narrow writing resulting in me not being elected. sigh.

  44. I cannot even explain how much I LOVE that skirt!!! I also absolutely adore the pattern mixing & it all looks fab with the red heels!

  45. Cute skirt, but even cuter story. Lol! That was hilarious. Kids are so mean.

    xx,
    Vanessa

    stylebeautysole-Vanessa.blogspot.com 

  46. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!  I'm not sure I could rock that much white at one time without major spillage occurring (seriously, such is the way of life…*sigh*) but you totally nailed it.  Looks professional, yet fun; the red lip & pump add the perfect contrast and really tie the look together.  
    Best,
    Amy

  47. I was 5th grade class secretary. Couldn't tell you what exactly I did as secretary, I just remember that's what I was. I was also president of a sorority that I made up. There were 3 members, including me. Anyway, super cute outfit. You are for sure the best citizen ever!

    Sarah's Real Life

  48. such a great story. love that the posters were creative, and believe you would have won had the watches remained on the posters. Great look btw as well. 

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

  49. I have been eyeing that skirt it is feminine and pretty! 
    p.s
    i think you are the best citizen ever!

    xo, eelsaywww.theluxuryrehab.com

  50. That was quite a story lol. I ran for class president on 6th grade lost by one vote, then the girl wasn't doing a very good job and someone pointed it out(me) and since I was vice president I became the new president. 

  51. Too funny. I also ran for Student Council rep. But like every good political story, I had a twist. I changed home rooms a few days before the election. 5th Grade drama… The other class already elected their rep, so I had to wait for 6th grade. A whole year! But this was an Abraham Lincoln story. I won president my 6th grade year. It was the most political I ever got.

    I think my poster was a nike check… "just do it."

    -Heather
    {heatheringheights.com}

    PS. I'm doing the 30×30 remix for a class project… check it out if ya can. I'm only going on day 2, so maybe just check back?
     

  52. Well honestly, it's just my olive skin tone. I wish I had a secret though! If I get a good summer tan, I can stay this way until about January — and then all pale breaks loose.

  53. So cute, this is one of my favorites that you have posted!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

  54. I especially love the blue in this outfit! 🙂

    cheesetwinewine.blogspot.com

  55. Are you one of the funniest things (people?) ever or is it just me? I love, adore, (want to steal it from you now) that blouse. You look great!

  56. Stop it, Kendi. Stop it.
    I want that skirt so badly! This has got to be my favorite outfit you've ever worn. Ever. Including, but not limited to the adorable pink bows and frilly dresses.

  57. Hahaha that's to funny! I wish I could have voted today! Ah, if I was only two years older!

    That skirt is just gorgeous! I have seen it on atleast three other bloggers I like, is it a sign that I need one too? Yes, yes, I think it is.

    Ya'll come by and visit my blog "Sable's Trousseau"

    http://www.sablestrousseau.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Sable

  58. Wow! That skirt is insanely flattering on you! You have a darling figure to begin with, but you look extra adorable in this outfit!

  59. I love that I'm not the only one who dressed like a flag today . . . only to realize how accidentally patriotic I was. 
    Rock on, girlfriend!
    xoxo

  60. I am so loving this not over the top patriotic outfit but yet somewhat patriotic. Ok that sounded way better in my head!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

  61. Sorry to hear about your short lived political career, but you make one mean fashion blogger!  I love that I wasn't the only one to wear red, white, and blue today.  I must admit that I wore it to get free Chick-Fil-A…oh the life of a poor college student
    -XOXO-
    Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

  62. Yay for voting! (: Very cute outfit! I wish I owned more patriotic colored clothing.. I would wear it on these types of occasions. haha

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  63. Oh I can see it now, little Kendi checking out her classmates wrists in class and in the hallways ready to snatch back her beloved watch. Love this look and your stories.

    xo,

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  64. I am so jealous you're wearing that in November. It would not fly here in Chicago. When I ran for student council in elementary school I made posters that said "Peace, love, togetherness, Vote for Jennie Szink." I also wore a crocheted cape. If only those kids knew how cool I was. – J
    2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com

  65. Adorable!  Question for you…  How do you wear all of these great shoes and not kill your feet with blisters and such?  I live in sneakers due to my job and when I wear heels I absolutely kill my feet…

    -Kate

  66. ha love that story. Too funny. And your outfit is to die for. Love it! That skirt is amazing.

  67. I have that polka dot shirt and would have never thought to pair it with a striped skirt, but the whole look is perfection!

  68. I love your patriotic outfit – so cute! 🙂 I was "fifth grade representative" and class president in 6th grade – I'm pretty sure my campaign consisted of soda in water fountains and longer periods of "snack." ah, the golden days. 🙂

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

  69. I love your style! But I must say that half the reason I follow your blog so religiously is to read your commentary. Thanks for sharing all of your hilarious stories and insights! 

  70. I love your style! But I must say that half the reason I follow your blog so religiously is to read your commentary. Thanks for sharing all of your hilarious stories and insights! 

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