Pretty Tough


I wish this skirt photographed as pink as it really is. Obnoxious pink is what it really is and I love it. Can we talk about me and pink lately? I believe half of my closet is now pink. I wore my pink blazer and a pink button down (it was cute, trust me) to get my nails done the other day and just naturally I picked pink for my nails. There I was sitting there waiting patiently in my pink uniform, with my polka dot pink phone cover and my pink nail polish and I as I looked down I thought “my gosh — I’m that girl.” That girl meaning Lisa Frank. But grown up so I don’t need a unicorn to ride on anymore because I’m old enough to just drive my pink car. You better believe it has rainbows on it. 

Of course camo is probably opposite of Lisa Frank so at least I can keep some of my dignity right?

PS: This is your daily reminder to vote for Kendi as a hipster for a weekend contest.


Jacket: c/o Daisy Rae Boutique

Top: old Gap // Similar

Skirt: J.Crew Factory

Heels: Similar

Bag: Jigsaw London

Spike Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot

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  1. Ashleigh | Love Stoned says:

    Lisa Frank…yes!! hahaha, sometimes a girl just needs to throw on a pink uniform and take on the day! You look great xx


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  2. Jenny says:

    One of my recent favorites of yours, girl! Xoxo

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  3. Heather Carson says:

    what a great combo!
    loving it…

    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  4. Simple Easy Style says:

    I love this mix of colors and patterns! It's really unexpected but it all works so well together.

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  5. gigi says:

    LOVE the camo jacket.  Pretty in Pink was made for a reason, gotta love pink!

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  6. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    i just realized the same thing about pink. whoopsies! everything i own is morphing into the pink color spectrum and i find myself MIXING PINKS. that shouldn't be a thing really. regardless, you don't look overly lisa-ed out. you look great! loving the skirt.
    kw ladies in navy

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  7. Anna D Kart says:

    Love that pink skirt!

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  8. Natali says:

    Great skirt and tote!

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  9. Joyce says:

    Haha i used to obsess over lisa frank folders!! Love the camo and pink!


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  10. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    Nothing wrong with a little (or a lot of) pink in your life! Great look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  11. Rachelle says:

    Love this look, in love with this jacket.


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  12. Stephanie Guiler says:

    loving the camo jacket!! xo

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  13. Asher says:

    love love loev how you mixed in the camo with such a beautiful, feminine look!

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  14. Chelsea Mac says:

    This is such a fantastic look! I adore the edgy jacket paired with the uber girlie look! Perfect!!

    Haute Child in the City

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  15. Bibiche says:

    the cool denim combined with camo and a sweet pink detail; great look again!

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  16. Lorena Lorena says:

    I have to admit I am not a huge fan of camo. BUT, i adore this look, it's tough looking pretty in pink-

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  17. Mandy says:

    Totally expecting Elle Woods, but I guess Lisa Frank works too  🙂

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  18. Marsa Lee says:

    you look sooo gorgeous kendi! i love that camo jacket 🙂 just got one myself!!

    The DayLee Journal 

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  19. Sally says:

    Lisa Frank was the coolest back in the day! The pink looks great with camo, keep rockin' it.

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  20. photosbyjaana says:

    oh i loooove this combination.  when i first saw camo making a comeback, i simply said "no".  but you make it look so cute, i'd almost break my shopping diet to have one.

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  21. Jess says:

    Beautiful as always!  Thanks for always sharing such nice, wearable clothes.

     Some Snapshots Blog

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  22. Agi Mayer says:

    Love this outfit. It's the perfect mix of feminine and masculine.


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  23. Zahra Sandberg says:

    Hahah Lisa Frank! That brings back some memories – and I have the same love of the color Pink…but surprisingly that is a recent thing. Love the mix of tough camo and dainty pink. Looking good!

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  24. Milly says:

    Love the camo top!

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  25. Myotherclosetiscouture says:

    there's nothing wrong with this outfit and there's nothing wrong with a pink obsession! you look beautiful love that you added the camo here, gives the skirt and denim combo a refreshing twist and nude heels were the perfect touch xo 

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  26. Morgan Liti says:

    lol! Love it! This skirt is darling – and I love that you're embracing your inner Lisa Frank – I hope you're handing out stickers to strangers. 🙂


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  27. Rachel says:

    I love pink and camo together!

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  28. Kendall says:

    this is the epitome of "pretty in pink, wicked in uniform"! X  

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  29. This is a winning combo. I love it!


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  30. Emily says:

    Love this outfit! Oh my gosh. Lisa Frank. She was my idol too – I think I had all her folder and binder collections in school. I even had a LF themed birthday party – it was the best day of my life

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  31. Shannon says:

    Love the camo over chambray!


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  32. Caroline L. says:

    Such an unexpected combination – but it works fabulously 🙂 And pink is the best color to have ever existed, so you're all good 🙂

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  33. Andrea says:

    cute! just got that skirt too 🙂


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  34. Jen C says:

    One of my fave outfits of yours recently.  You've made up my mind that I definitely need that skirt in my life.  I was just thinking the other day I need more pink in my closet.

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  35. I seem to remember some Lisa Frank camo, but of course it would have been pink or purple 🙂 

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  36. Iliyana Licheva says:
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  37. Nikell says:

    I love that camo jacket. And I was the Lisa Frank girl in Elementary school. I had the "trapper keeper" with all of the pink and purple folders, pencils and notebooks to match. (^_^)

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  38. So glad I'm not the only one obsessed with pink right now!  Love the idea of pairing it with something a little tough to balance out the girlyness 🙂

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  39. Jennifer says:

    The camo looks great paired with the softer colors 🙂

    xo Jennifer

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  40. I love the combination of pink and camo. It's great, and you look so pretty! Hah, and I know exactly what you  mean about pink– somehow, it's becoming a color I'm drawn to lately, too! I don't know why. I've never been a pink person. But it IS a good color. 
    Happy Wednesday!

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  41. Alissa Futhey says:

    I am obsessed with camo and pink right now! The pinker the better actually! I hate it when clothes don't photograph as bright or intense as they really are, sometimes it just completely looks different than real life!

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  42. Andrea says:

    the jacket is awesome!

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  43. Jenny says:

    Love your outfit! Thanks for the styling ideas, especially because I just bought that exact skirt the other day and I have a chambray on its way to me as well 🙂 Great minds think alike.

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  44. Love the mix of neutral, print, and color! Plus, easy layering we can all achieve! 🙂 

    -Brittany of @suburbchicblog:disqus

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  45. Love it! So much pink.. so awesome!

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  46. rachaelrockergirl says:

    Oh that's BEAUTIFUL :).

    Rachael xx.

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  47. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    There is nothing wrong with being 'that girl' if it is dealing with pink! Love those J.Crew skirts and that jacket! The whole look is adorable!

    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  48. i absolutely LOVEEE the pink and camo! so fun!

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  49. KK @BSMMH says:

    Uh, camo and bubblegum pink?! Another unexpected and AWESOME combo. Love it!

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  50. Sarah H. says:

    Oh my god, I am literally wearing that same skirt right this moment. She's not lying, everyone. It really is obnoxiously pink. OK so I'm having a dilemma because I was actually thinking of returning the skirt (I left the tags on) because it's very wrinkly after I've been sitting awhile. Yours doesn't look wrinkly at all though. Did you take these photos before you had it on very long? Did you Photoshop the wrinkles? Do you have some wrinkle reducing trick that I don't know about? I HAVE TO KNOW.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  51. Valerie says:

    Love this look!  I was contemplating this skirt and this is SUCH a great way to style it!

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  52. chioma anosike says:

    gosh you look so fabulous Kendi! i love your camo jacket, i may try and shrink mine 🙂


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  53. Sheila says:

    Great look with the camo and pink!!

    xo – Sheila

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  54. Your pink on pink story makes me think of Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias, pink was her signature color (a favorite movie I might add). And what better way to toughen up a little pink than the addition of camo (yes, please).  Girly with a side of edge – love it!


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  55. The camo jacket makes the obnoxious pink look so much less obnoxious! Great outfit!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  56. ashleigh says:

    Love the Camo jacket and LOVE that it's from Daisy Rae!

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  57. Grady O'Neil says:

    I LOVE pink so I am in full support of your skirt/outfit!  

    Also, when I first saw these photos I thought you were BAREFOOT and I was so very jealous – I'm from New Hampshire, so there's still snow on the ground right now!  I'm hopeful that warm weather will come soon enough, though!

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  58. Grady says:

    I LOVE pink so I am in full support of your skirt/outfit!  
    Also, when I first saw these photos I thought you were BAREFOOT and I was so very jealous – I'm from New Hampshire, so there's still snow on the ground right now!  I'm hopeful that warm weather will come soon enough, though!

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  59. Natalie says:

    I have that same skirt (albeit in gray) and it never looks quite right on me! It looks fantastic on you – I shoudl pull it out again and try it with my chambray! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Name's Not Ashley

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  60. Allison says:

    I've been all over pink lately, too.  It must just be a spring thing!  I think it's only Lisa Frank if you're adding in a little purple and teal, too… so you're still safe 🙂

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  61. Love the pairing of sweet and edgy styles. It's a wonderful style union.

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  62. Kacie Ellis says:

    OMG! I absolutely love how you styled the camo jacket from my store! You seriously look uh-mazing! This combo is so unexpected and fantastic! Love it!

    P.S. I voted for you 🙂

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  63. Erica says:

    The camo jacket with the diamond details is so cute!! And don't worry, I LOVE pink too 🙂


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  64. Cecile says:

    Very inspired by your blog.  I humbly submit my fledgling blog's url for your perusal: 


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  65. Faith says:

    Beautiful outfit!

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  66. TheresaTran says:

    LOVE the camo jacket. (: I really love how you styled it.


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  67. I love the color of that skirt and the denim! 


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  68. Gloria Hefziba says:

    Great outfit!

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  69. Lindsay says:

    BAHAHA Lisa Frank! I remember the days! Personally, I would love a unicorn.

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  70. XeanaFashion says:

    Amazing jacket!


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  71. I love the masculine twist in this outfit.

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  72. Elle says:

    I adore camo and pink! One of my favorite things this Spring 🙂 Camo is great with anything though! I'd love to know your thoughts on my latest post!

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

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  73. Dannusha says:

    I like the items but not the combination.

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  74.  Loved your pictures a lot..especially the way you blush

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  75. Yelena Kleyner says:

    OMG I am obsessed with camo at the moment. Have my eye on a bunch of goodies after payday.

    I love how you mixed the ultra feminine with the tough – a girl after my own heart. Also love the denim shirt –  a key item in my wardrobe. 

    Have I totally inflated your head now? I hope so 🙂

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  76. Heidi says:

    I have that same skirt in mint! Can't wait to break it out again this spring.

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  77. Jordyn || Pretty Lovely says:

    Love this combination of the pink, denim and camo! 

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  78. anca.lb90 says:

    Beautiful outfit. I love this camo style 🙂 

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  79. Sheree Hartung says:

    I'm loving all the pink! Keep it up. 
    Hope you have a wonderful day :)ShereeThe Hartungs Blog

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  80. GiovannaPacini says:

    Adorbs! Loving this look! The military jacket and the bright pink tulip skirt are fab!


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  81. ashley says:

    i love this skirt. seriously, love.

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  82. Renee Bouchard says:

    This reminds me of "Steel Magnolias" when Shelby's talking about her wedding colors. Shelby: "My colors are blush and bashful." M'Lynn: "Her colors are pink and pink." 

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  83. I love the military and pink combo! The two always go so well together.

    FashionEdible Blog

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  84. This year around Christmas one of my coworkers broke out Lisa Frank stickers for our computer monitors. It might have been one of the best days of my life. I'm glad to see someone else is willing to join me on this. – J


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  85. Suzy says:

    Hi Kendi,

    Another terrific outfit! I just got that skirt in navy and I've found that I HAVE to tuck tops in – otherwise the gathered waistband makes my middle look very thick. Have you had the same experience? Any styling tips? I'm not much of a tucker these days and I wondering if it will limit the skirts' utility. Thanks!

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  86. you are nothing like lisa frank! pops of color are great, and pinks look great on you! i do orange! whatever makes you happy, do it!! 😀

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