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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  1. Emily Harden says:

    Very sophisticated teen, for sure! Love the booties and the socks!

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  2. Jessicajoneslyons says:

    I love this. Especially the SOCKS with those booties! so cute!

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  3. I love those socks! They are just too cute!


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  4. Anna D Kart says:

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

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  5. Jennifer says:

    Cute sweater!
    I vote for sophisticated 😉
    Super cute!xo Jennifer

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  6. gracebyc says:

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

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  7. Kristin says:

    I love your striped socks with boots. You know how you talked about copying looks in your previous post? Well, I'm stealing this…without guilt. Thank you:)!


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  8. Jaclyn says:

    I love everything about this outfit down to the socks! 

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  9. Terri says:

    Right!?  You're bringing back the exposed sock.  Remember when we scrunched two different-colored socks?  Someone make that come back!

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  10. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    cuute! adore all the color here!

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  11. Your sweater and jeans are the PERFECT combo!

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  12. 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….

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  13. LOVE the mix of patterns! very fun

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  14. Way too cute! That teen knows her stuff! 😉

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  15. Alissa Futhey says:

    Oh my gosh I want those pants!

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  16. Rachelle says:

    In love with you booties.


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  17. Sarah Johnson says:

    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".

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  18. Lirio Style says:

    PJs are the most comfortable things ever! How adorable are these socks!? love the comfy knit sweater as well.

    love from california,

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  19. kiwifashionblog says:

    You look adorable! I LOVE the print of the sweater and the pants. The cutie socks are nice addition to the whole colourful assemble! 

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  20. Stephanie Lam says:

    I love the colorful socks!!!

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  21. love the sweater!! this outfit is adorable!

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  22. Rebecca says:

    lovely colors and great pattern mixing!

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  23. Sarah says:

    Great look, I love your sweater.
    The Purse Snatcher 

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  24. Rachel says:

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

    Xo,Rachel Ashley

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  25. rhiannon says:

    love this look! you look adorable.

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  26. melinda says:

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

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  27. Andrea Twidle says:

    this is so funky with all the mix of prints.  I struggle with mixing prints. love it!

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  28. Lynette says:

    Where are your shoes from? Love them! 


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  29. Kacie Ellis says:

    Cute look! Anytime I wear my polka dot pants, I feel a little like a tween. lol. But a super stylish tween 🙂

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  30. Caroline L. says:

    Loving the color scheme today! Hey, 14 year olds know best sometimes (although their musical choices are often questionable…) 🙂

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  31. I love how the sweater and jeans looks together! And the socks are an amazing touch! 

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  32. Kay says:

    As soon as I saw the sweater (and the title) I said…"she look so comfy!!" The colors compliment your winter skin nicely!! Interesting pairing of polkadot pants!!


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  33. This outfit is perfect!

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  34. Carlee says:

    That is just too cute! I really like this outfit. The colors are great and I love the stripes with the polka dots.
    Almost Endearing

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  35. Kendi I love the exposed striped socks… not many people know how to rock it but you NAILED it!

    xo, Karrin

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  36. Intherainblog says:

    Super cozy and beautiful!

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  37. Amyseegarssherrill says:

    I am in love with this outfit right down to the striped socks!

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  38. Ooh!  I love the socks.

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  39. Those polka dot skinnies are beyond cute on you and I love how you worked in the colorblocking trend with the sweater…perfect casual look!

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  40. Alina says:

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

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  41. Joyce says:

    Super cute combo!


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  42. Carmen says:

    Cute sweater! Great mix of colors.

    Carmen @ Sixth & Olive

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  43. 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." 

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  44. Guest says:

    Like your dressup style, you are a super star.

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  45. Amor says:

    Those socks are ridiculously cute! 🙂


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  46. Shannon says:

    love this look!

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  47. Leigh says:

    I love your striped socks peeping out from your polka dot pants! So cute!

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  48. I feel like our outfits are super similar!

    I really like that sweater, you do look cozy!

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  49. TheresaTran says:

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


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  50. Amber Rathvon says:

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

    Avec Amber

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  51. Laura Whitman says:

    That 14 year old has good taste, because those shoes are adorable! 


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  52. sofaastrout says:

    Love this outfit! It's so much fun!

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  53. Sheree H says:

    Love love this sweater!

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  54. Happinessatmidlife says:

    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!


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  55. I so love your jeans!

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  56. Anna says:

    in love with your socks and these colors!!

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  57. I'm a 17 year old girl, and I love your outfit!


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  58. photosbyjaana says:

    totally sophisticated!  🙂

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  59. I like the coffee shop environement. Excellent for freelancers. What a cute sweater. Colorblocking done right.

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  60. Kajal says:

    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 🙂

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  61. Mica says:

    Really like the bright striped top with the polka dot pants! 🙂

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  62. Kim says:

    where can you get the shoes and how much?

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  63. ashleigh says:

    YAY! I love this. Its such a beautiful mix of colors and that sweater looks way comfortable!

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  64. Super cute 🙂 

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  65. Dot Dannenberg says:

    Kendi. You are killin' it. 

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  66. Nanners39 says:

    seriously, those socks with those shoes – love. kudos to you, kendi!

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  67. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    I love how you always wear funky socks and have them peek out from your jeans/boots. LOVE this whole look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  68. Hey socks, I like where you stand! Cute cute!


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  69. pretty little things says:

    the sweater and pants are fabulous — love the combo together! xo

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  70. Caitlin says:

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

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  71. 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!


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  72. 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!  


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  73. Agi Mayer says:

    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.


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  74. i mean this is the least creepy way ever, but i really love you. 

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  75. Molly {Dreams in HD} says:

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

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  76. Sammy Casey says:

    loving loving loving the socks

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  77. That is an amazing sweater and love the rest of your outfit.

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  78. Fashionable Grad says:

    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!)

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  79. Jupe_Cambria says:

    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?!

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  80. Ellen Donbeck says:

    I love this outfit- such a unique color combo I wouldn't think to pick out- inspired, thanks!

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  81. Chelsea says:

    love the socks 🙂

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  82. Kendi Lea says:

    Hmmm…let's see. This one is the same shape, but different color:

    This one looks nothing like the madewell one, but it's cute:

    Hope that helps!

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  83. Count To Four says:

    those are the cutest pants and the cutest sweater! i love this outfit!

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  84. I love this so.much.  Your comfy is MILES cuter than mine 🙂

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  85. Love this look! The polka dot jeans are fabulous and your sweater is great!

    Kate xo

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  86. Ashley says:

    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.


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  87. 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! 

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  88. marjorie says:

    Cute! I'm curious. Are you wearing those jeans in a Tall?

    02.04.13 · Reply
  89. Kendi Lea says:

    No, they are just the regular!

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  90. Roberta Prestito says:

    fantastic look….congrats!!
    roby of per la pa

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  91. Me too! I LOVE the socks! I'm copying!

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  92. Rachel2688 says:

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

    02.11.13 · Reply
  93. Elisabeth Heinrichs says:

    I just recently discovered your blog, and I really like it! Keep up the good work!

    E from Helsinki, Finland

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  94. agungshafira says:

    great, nice & cool…. mobil sedan corolla

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  95. says:

    And the shoes?

    02.19.14 · Reply