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We took these photos the other morning when the light was just perfect AKA the one day when we weren’t running late. Typically we hide in an alley way because the sun is too bright, but apparently when you wake up on time good things happen. You learn something new each day, don’t you? 
I had an old lady stop me outside my shop. Literally she stopped me on the sidewalk and when an old lady stops you, you do not move until told to. She looked me over and said “olive and blue? I would have never put those together…” I wasn’t sure where she was going with this but she and her friends agreed that they liked the combo with nods of approval. I sighed relief. I was pretty sure she was going to tell me my dress was too short, but luckily I distracted her with colors so she didn’t even notice. That was a close one. 

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Dress: c/o Ruche
Jacket: c/o Simply Audrey // Similar
Booties: Target
Clutch: Gap
Necklace: Vanessa Mooney

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158 Responses

  1. Oh I LOVE this color combination! I cannot even imagine saying that to someone about their outfit! I don’t understand why people feel the need to comment on things like that when they aren’t positive. Oh well, that’s me.

    http://www.theadoredlife.com

    1. Haha well being in retail you hear a lot of things! People are quite vocal with opinions. These ladies were sweet but they sure were looking me over at first! I didn’t know where that conversation was going to go.

  2. Olive and blue…I do enjoy this! i expected nothing less than fab from you Kendi!
    ~Meg
    msmayg.blogspot.com

  3. LalalaLove this combo. Blue & olive is cute, & so is the whole military & stripes. 🙂 Funny story too. Old ladies can be super intimidating, but when you get an outfit compliment from them, you know you’re doing something right!!

    Flounces & Hubbub

  4. You look lovely as always. An older lady told me that she thinks my red skinny jeans were “cute”. After I said thank you, she added you looked like you are ready to jog in the morning. I don’t know if that was a compliment or not 🙂

  5. Haha! I dig old people and their random comments.

    p.s. I also dig this ensemble. It’s still frigid in my Canadian city, so I’m not sure when my pale legs will ever get out. Living vicariously through you.

  6. I was so afraid she was going to say something awful to you! So glad she learned something new today. 🙂

  7. I love this outfit. Those booties from Target are adorable and now I hope I can find a pair in my size. Also love how you used the clutch to rev it up a notch. I hope in my next life I can come back as well dressed and put together as you 🙂

  8. That’s so funny about the woman stopping you in the street. I always love hearing from people I don’t know what they think of my outfit. So much fun!
    You look really lovely, by the way. Olive and blue really does go well together!

  9. Like the lady you mentioned in your post, these aren’t two colors I normally would put together, but I love the outcome. 🙂 It really looks great on you!

    Xoxo,

    Jaclyn
    writteninfashion.com

  10. Haha well being in retail you hear a lot of things! People are quite vocal with opinions. These ladies were sweet but they sure were looking me over at first! I didn't know where that conversation was going to go.

  11. hahah that dress is NOT too short… blue and olive look great together!
    joyce
    sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  12. Love the look …
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  13. Love this color combination! I have a seersucker cargo jacket from F21 that I’m trying to figure out what to pair with. Any suggestions?

  14. lovely photos! 🙂 i love your jacket. i was denied buying one similar by the bf who said i looked weird in olive. great! now i am regretting not getting it.

    kw ladies in navy

  15. I can't say enough how much I love your style. Every time you post something new I'm all ohh and ahh. I'm glad the old ladies approved of your blue and olive color combo because I sure love it!

  16. You look lovely as always. An older lady told me that she thinks my red skinny jeans were "cute". After I said thank you, she added you looked like you are ready to jog in the morning. I don't know if that was a compliment or not 🙂

  17. Haha! I dig old people and their random comments.

    p.s. I also dig this ensemble. It's still frigid in my Canadian city, so I'm not sure when my pale legs will ever get out. Living vicariously through you.

  18. Your outfit is so fun and fresh and the quality of your photos is excellent! Your hubby is such a great photographer!

  19. I was so afraid she was going to say something awful to you! So glad she learned something new today. 🙂

  20. I love this outfit. Those booties from Target are adorable and now I hope I can find a pair in my size. Also love how you used the clutch to rev it up a notch. I hope in my next life I can come back as well dressed and put together as you 🙂

  21. That's so funny about the woman stopping you in the street. I always love hearing from people I don't know what they think of my outfit. So much fun!
    You look really lovely, by the way. Olive and blue really does go well together!

  22. Love the look …
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  23. Love this color combination! I have a seersucker cargo jacket from F21 that I'm trying to figure out what to pair with. Any suggestions?

  24. lovely photos! 🙂 i love your jacket. i was denied buying one similar by the bf who said i looked weird in olive. great! now i am regretting not getting it.

    kw ladies in navy

  25. … and don’t argue with an old lady, if she says you look great I totally agree. I would agree it anyway just by looking at the pictures but as always I like to read your words!

    Monica from

    Fashion Koketi

  26. Little old ladies. They mean business.

    I agree with them, though – I would have never thought to put those colors together on my own, but I love it.

  27. … and don't argue with an old lady, if she says you look great I totally agree. I would agree it anyway just by looking at the pictures but as always I like to read your words!

    Monica from

    Fashion Koketi

  28. Little old ladies. They mean business.

    I agree with them, though – I would have never thought to put those colors together on my own, but I love it.

  29. How “old” was the “old lady”? She was probably a style-setter in her day. (Picture circa Mad Men.)

    We were all young, and we all get “old”.

  30. Great combination. LOve it. Olive is more like a neutral anyways. LOve the outfit.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  31. I love the olive and blue together! My olive coat I have from Old Navy is extremely similar and it’s one of my favorites to pair with everything. It matches all colors, coral, blue, yellow and it adds a more relaxed vibe to certain looks! Sometimes I think people are scared to wear color because I get the exact same questions and remarks at my work but I do believe anyone can pull off color, you just have to be confident and rock those uncommon colors! And you couldn’t have pulled off those colors better than with this outfit!

  32. I love these colors together so much, they look perfect and you know when a stranger stops you to tell you that then it must be true!

  33. How "old" was the "old lady"? She was probably a style-setter in her day. (Picture circa Mad Men.)

    We were all young, and we all get "old".

  34. I love the olive and blue together! My olive coat I have from Old Navy is extremely similar and it's one of my favorites to pair with everything. It matches all colors, coral, blue, yellow and it adds a more relaxed vibe to certain looks! Sometimes I think people are scared to wear color because I get the exact same questions and remarks at my work but I do believe anyone can pull off color, you just have to be confident and rock those uncommon colors! And you couldn't have pulled off those colors better than with this outfit!

  35. I love these colors together so much, they look perfect and you know when a stranger stops you to tell you that then it must be true!

  36. Haha I love it when people inspect my outfit and then tell me they approve of it (and then I pretend like I don’t know what I’m doing and I just got lucky and thank you so much for validating my ensemble). I hope those old ladies learned something from you 😉

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

  37. Beautiful colors. Would never have guessed blue to go so well with Khaki.
    yamkantravel.blogspot.com

  38. Haha I love it when people inspect my outfit and then tell me they approve of it (and then I pretend like I don't know what I'm doing and I just got lucky and thank you so much for validating my ensemble). I hope those old ladies learned something from you 😉

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  39. Beautiful colors. Would never have guessed blue to go so well with Khaki.
    yamkantravel.blogspot.com

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