It has occurred to me this week that I know a lot of teachers. Every third post on Facebook is from a teacher I know. And this might be the one week that I am jealous of their profession — spring break. Does this make me want to have the responsibility of teaching the future generation on my hands? No, no. I shall stick with dressing grown women and let those kind-hearted stick to teaching. But I do like the sound of a week off. I vote spring break for everyone, next year. It only seems fair. 

You would never know I had my computer with me, would you? I’m fancy like that. Concealed but fancy. I’ve been toting my poor computer around in whatever random bag I had available so I finally feel like an official business woman. Yes, it took a laptop bag to make me feel official, not the fact that I own a store. It’s the little things, you know? 

PS: Remember the jeans I wore on Friday? I styled them in part with Big Star Jeans for a chance to win tickets to Coachella. It’s kind of a long shot but if you have a chance today or this week, would you mind voting for me? Because seeing me dressed as a hipster for a weekend is reason enough. 


Dress: c/o Ruche

Belt: Madewell

Cardigan: Gap

Bag: c/o Jigsaw London

Shoes: Bloom

Spike Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot

Sunnies: c/o Coach

Necklace: c/o PoshLocket

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110 Responses

  1. As a student in her last year of college, I am so sad that this is my last spring break! It's so great to be able to recharge and then focus again. I vote that everyone should get a spring break!

  2. Love the stripes! I'm a stay at home mom, I'll vote for a spring break for myself next year too.  So jealous of going out in bare legs (I'm in CT); dreaming of somewhere warm to go next year…

  3. i completely agree with you about spring break.  in france {and basically the rest of europe for that matter} takes the entire month of august off.  the cities literally shut down and everyone goes on holiday.  i vote we bring that over to the US!

  4. Please tell me you are getting some more of these shoes in your store!!!  When I tried to order on Friday, you were sold out in my size!!!

    It stinks to be an adult…..my daughter graduates from nursing school in May and she is very sad that this will be her last spring break!!


  5. SO CUTE!! Can't wait until the weather in New York decides to get warm enough for me to look as adorable as you!

  6. Yes.  I am definitely on board for spring break.  This outfit looks so springy too though.  The colour combo is really cute and that dress fits you like a dream.

  7. Lisa! I will know at the end of this week if we are able to re-order them! Fingers crossed we can! They flew out the door. If you want, email us at info@bloomdowntown.com and we can put you on a waiting list just in case we get a re-order. 

  8. I love this outfit! I have an obsession with stripes (I believe you talked about your obsession last week) and yellow and blue is my favorite combination. 

    PS I voted for you! 

    xo Jackie

  9. I received my pre-ordered navy/white stripe Newquay dress from Boden last week that has a yellow band around the waist! You look fantastic, please send some sunshine towards the UK when you get a moment 🙂

  10. You always look good but particularly smokin' in that second to last pic.  Love your blog Kendi!  Oh, and you have been voted for.  🙂

  11. My kids get TWO weeks for Spring Break! Sleeping in for two whole weeks. Can't wait. You really should declare your store "closed for Spring Break"! LOL! This outfit is so. dang. cute. You look gorgeous and I am so jealous that your weather calls for an outfit like this! Its still layers where I'm at. Boo.

  12. I work at a university and although the students get the week off, we do not.  It just doesn't seem fair. 🙂  Everyone things we get all the same days off though.  I love those shoes.

  13. Really love this look, so fresh and bright. I love your shoes too


  14. As someone who does have spring break, I do wish there was a national spring break so all my non-teaching friends could play too! I like the easy going nature of this outfit and that blue dress is really cute!

  15. There IS another way to enjoy spring break without being a teacher…and that's being a student! And let me just tell you how fun spring break is as a law student. I get to study without those pesky classes getting in the way. It's pretty wild. Anywho, this outfit is so bright and stripy and it makes me happy!!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  16. Love this outfit. I wish it were spring here and i could wear a dress with wedges. Love the dress with the yellow cardigan.



  17. Love the blue and white stripped Ruche dress! It's amazing!


  18. Favourite outfit ever on you! Just such a lovely look! PS. I too just bought a grown up lady, chic laptop/day bag recently. Honestly, it's done wonders for my perceived maturity. It's one of those 'glance at it and smile introspectively as you pat yourself on the back for how grown up and awesome you are' purchases 😉

  19. Voted for you.  Mainly because I wish I could go myself, but I'm poor, so I'll settle with living vicariously through your experience if you go and what I expect will be a huge and highly-detailed blog post about said Coachella experience (ahem, hint hint).  🙂

    BTW, love the color combo.  Still jealous that you guys have the weather for it.  My legs are so pale they're nearly translucent, but going outside without tights on at least here is not an option unless I want icicle legs, and I cannot rock that look.

    Style to Stage

  20. Love this crisp spring look!
    I'm making my own spring break when my teacher friend comes to visit me during hers!  Otherwise it would just mean the annoyance of finding alternate childcare for my kindergartner.  Kids these days get all kinds of holidays no one else is observing :/

  21. Kendi I love this look! Just dyed my hair dark and I think you've proven I could likely rock a neon yellow cardigan 🙂

    Next time (or first time) I'm in Texan I'm pretty sure I need to take a visit to your shop.

    xo b

  22. Gorgeous, bright spring look! I love how you incorporated the neon and stripes trends seamlessly!

  23. Can we see you dressed as a hipster for a weekend even if you don't win? 🙂

    P.S. I love this dress – Go Ruche!


    See Mo Go.

  24. loving the color combo here so vibrant and spring! not to mention those shoes! obsessed! good luck with winning i have my fingers crossed for you (but unfortunately cant vote because i dont have a fb account just a page for my site)! you are stunning xo


  25. great casual outfit and your hair looks amazing. nice new profile pic!

    xo Andreawww.sophisticatedsass.com

  26. I will buy that dress off of you- please say yes!! This post baby bod is in need of some new spring clothes and that dress fits the bill perfectly!

  27. I`m so glad I found your blog. I love your sense of style, because you wear things I might actually wear 🙂 Beautiful outfit, especially love the cardigan.

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  28. Ha ha, my mother is a teacher! When I was a kid it was nice to have my mom with me during spring breaks and the summer holiday, but now I have to work (basically all year long) and she gets to enjoy spring break. It's not fun anymore :))!

    In Romania we are only allowed to have 21 days of leave per year. Adding the not-so-many official free days (1 day for Easter, 2 for Christmas, 1 for St Andrew, 1 for our National Day, 1 for First of May and 1 for Virgin Mary's celebration)- if we are lucky enough that these days aren't weekend days :D, I still feel like I'm spending a lot of time working and not enough time having fun, or even relax…

    Lovely dress, Kendi!



  29. I adore this outfit.  The dress is gorgeous and the yellow accents go with it perfectly! And if it makes you feel any better, school's don't get spring break where I teach. Hmph =/

  30. Kendi, did you just get that dress from Ruche? I went to their website, but what you linked to doesn't take me to the dress… I'm wondering if its just not available to everyone yet? Anyway, loving the outfit!

  31. This outfit is so cute!!! I especially love your shoes 🙂


  32. Beautiful and colorful look you have on. Great blog. 

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Channeling Audrey'. I would love to hear what you think. XOSofiastylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  33. This outfit is so flattering on you!!! You pull of the stripes so well. (: Really love the combination of colors.


  34. This outfit is so adorable! I love it. Also, I'm obsessed with those shoes. Gimme. 

  35. Kendi – I've been following your blog forever and never commented, but those shoes are my DREAM! I wanted to purchase them off of bloom but no dice since you're sold out of my size. 

    I saw a similar pair on the show Girls and have been trolling for them since January — suggestions, please? This girl is desperate for a cute spring pair! 

    <3 xoxo

  36. So jealous that it's warm where you are and you can actually style outfits with bear legs…My legs haven't seen sunlight since September.

  37. I love royal blue and yellow together – great outfit.  I also love your shoes – adorable!


  38. This is probably my favorite outfit that you have ever worn!


  39. I love this!  Blue and yellow is my favorite color combination ever!  I guess you can blame my growing up a Chargers fan for that. That stella & dot bracelet is just perfect too.

  40. I'm so jelly you can wear a dress outside right now – Colorado is getting there but not quite yet!

  41. I have to add an addendum….that is not to say "that's it"  as in that is all I like . The whole outfit is envy worthy. Just at that moment I wanted to comment on the extreme envy worthiness of the shoes. Although I guess with this addendum I now squashed the point……*sigh* I'll stop now.

  42. I love how you have matched the belt and the cardigan against the blue and white of the dress. Beautiful!

  43. That's a great look! I just bought one of those dresses from Burlington. I love their discounts and the dress looks great. I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it.

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