Today was a work day in which I set up camp at a coffee shop and work like a mad women uploading for hours the new collection for Bloom. What I want to wear on these days is pajamas, while being wrapped in a warm blanket. What I should wear is real clothes sans blanket. (You should always wear real clothes, by the way. Always.) I suppose stretchy jeggings and a big, cozy sweater are a close second to pj’s. But still — the blanket was missed. 

Today a 14 year old told me she liked my outfit. She’s either a very sophisticated teen or I’m dressing like a tween again. You know what? I’m going to go with sophisticated teen. She knows the chicness of exposed striped socks when she sees them.


Sweater: Anthropologie

Jeans: Gap

Socks: Target (in-store)

Tote: Madewell

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95 Responses

  1. Love LOVE that sweater… and socks are just so cute – complete the look… Can;t wait to see the new collection


  2. Cute sweater!
    I vote for sophisticated 😉
    Super cute!xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  3. I always wish I could wear blankets in public. Love the outift- the dots and stripes are perfect!
    happy hump day!

  4. So funny Kendi. I never know what to think when my 12 yearl old students say they like my clothes. What's worse, sometimes I like theirs….

  5. I recently discovered the skinny jean-exposed sock-bootie look and I, too, love it! It lets me wear warm socks with my cute booties  in this South Dakota winter while still sporting my beloved skinnies. I am so glad this look is "in".

  6. Your outfits are always fabulous!  I love the color and pattern mixing in this outfit!

    Xo,Rachel Ashleyhttp://fashionablyliving.com

  7. You are a cute tween! I love your new collection–you look so pretty in all the clothes!

  8. You know, I would have never put this together, but it works with your adorable personality! 

  9. This post brought back reminders of why I decided to follow your blog in the first place. 
    1. Your style is amazing.
    2. Lines like: "She knows the chicness of exposed striped socks when she sees them." 

  10. What a fun outfit!! I love the pants and sweater~


  11. I love those striped socks!  Definitely vote for sophisticated teen – she knows a fashionista when she sees one.  😉

    Avec Amber

  12. I am in love with this outfit and would totally wear it and I am 40 years old…so I am gonna say the tween was sophisticated!


  13. I would have never thought to pair stripes with dots, so clever! I think the pop of color with the socks is pretty creative too 🙂

  14. Definitely go with the sophisticated teen; I think we underestimate just how mature a lot of teens are these days. 😉

  15. I don't often copy other bloggers outfits, but I'm going to have to make an exception in this case.  The socks and sweater combo is ridiculously cute!


  16. Is it funny that I take it as a huge compliment if my 4th graders love my outfit? The other day, one of my fashionable students told me she had the same hot pink skirt from (little a) abercrombie. Although my skirt was not from there, I did feel just a tad bit more stylish.

    Love those jeans! I adore the whole dotted denim trend!  


  17. A compliment is a compliment!!! By the way your outfit does rock today.I totally know how you feel. I just want to go and change back into my pj's and watch movies in my bed all day, but alas my toddler calls.



  18. i agree with the sophisticated teen, your outfit today is absolutely adorable!  love the colorful and fun patterns 🙂

  19. Do you have a more budget friendly option for that bag?? I'm in love, but it's out of my $$ range (boo grad school!)

  20. So excited to see the new Bloom collection!  And I love that you put together such a perfectly cozy outfit that still has so much sartorial interest.  I have wedge booties just like these and wear them all the time, aren't they the greatest?!
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

  21. I love this so much I can't even tell you. The orange being picked up in the socks? Brilliant. And I want that sweater.

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

  22. I always end up getting distracted and looking at all the people who are walking in and out of the coffee shop 🙂 You look amazing! 

  23. Do you know why Pinterest won't let me pin your outfit photos anymore? 🙁 it says this photo cannot be pinned!

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