Bright Side


We grabbed these photos on the way to the shop yesterday morning because the light was just so pretty. When I told my mom that we were walking every morning to work she asked if I would still wear my heels and wedges. “Mom, why would I not wear heels?” Heels go with everything, I told her, even sidewalks. 

Side note: Heels do not go with uneven sidewalks, however. I have fallen over twice and maybe slightly twisted an ankle once. But I’m still going to wear my heels. All the way to the emergency room. 

(Also, I’m not in the hospital for a twisted ankle. It wasn’t even that twisted. I feel like that should be clarified before you start sending flowers.) 


Top: Similar

Shorts: Gap (old) // Similar-ish

Wedges: J.Crew Factory

Tote: Madewell

Necklace: Stella + Dot

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  1. maria says:

    really nice outfit, love the shorts!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  2. Natali says:

    Great shorts and shoes!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  3. Jennifer says:

    Love all the colors!

    xo Jennifer

    06.12.13 · Reply
  4. The Adored Life says:

    Duh. Heels are a necessity for morning walks in pretty light. Such a pretty outfit Kendi!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  5. Madeline Murray says:

    I have been hearing so much about Madewell ! Too bad there isn't one in Canada

    06.12.13 · Reply
  6. Love these shorts, and a blue and yellow combo may be one of my favorites.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    06.12.13 · Reply
  7. Your shorts are adorable!!

    Kristina does the Internets

    06.12.13 · Reply
  8. MalloryHigh says:

    Great look (as usual)! Keep wearing those heels – when my kids were in elementary school I regularly wore heels while doing crossing guard duty. I think the children appreciated it. It gave them that 'anything is possible' start to their day.

    06.12.13 · Reply
  9. Alexandra {heartloveweddings} says:

    Uneven sidewalks are the worst (no matter what shoes you wear – of course I could just be klutzy). I've done the fall in twist and heels though and it's not so pretty. Your outfit on the other hand is very pretty πŸ™‚

    06.12.13 · Reply
  10. Julia Ellis says:

    I love that you wear heels with shorts! I've got on wedges and capris at work today and everyone looks at me like I'm crazy. Love your blog Kendi πŸ™‚

    06.12.13 · Reply
  11. This is such a cute and summery outfit. Love those shorts! If I had to walk to work, I would totally bring heels in my bag and wear flats while walking. I am so accident prone and would definitely twist an ankle! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    06.12.13 · Reply
  12. Kimberly says:

    Love the print of those shorts and that you paired them with another bright color – very cute!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  13. Lorena Lorena says:

    THEY LOOK GREAT – AND yes, all the way to the emergency room!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  14. Ritika Mahendru says:

    I carry flats in my bag, use them for walking and when in office, switch back to my heels! It really works.. lol..

    06.12.13 · Reply
  15. Elisa Taviti says:



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  16. Bitter Experience says:

    You look lovely, but listen to Ritika, please! One bad twist, then torn fibres (perhaps even ligaments) will keep you off your feet for weeks. The resulting inner scar tissue will ensure that your ankle will then forever be susceptible to further injury. It's just a matter of time.

    06.12.13 · Reply
  17. Alina says:

    I bike to work. That helps to mitigate the "walking long distances in heels" problem. πŸ™‚

    06.12.13 · Reply
  18. Kendi Lea says:

    I will! I promise it wasn't even that bad. But that's a good idea, flats to walk and heels to work in.

    06.12.13 · Reply
  19. Cory says:

    I just scored those shorts (new with tags) on eBay for $20. Woohoo!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  20. SRee says:

    Love ur shorts …

    Check out my latest post on summer sandals …

    06.12.13 · Reply
  21. Brooke Carter says:

    Your hair looks amazing! Even more so than usual! Also, I SO appreciate that you love your heels and wedges so much. As a fellow tall-girl, I struggle wearing high shoes sometimes. I just hate to make others around me feel like midgets, you know? Your confidence is amazing… tall for the win!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  22. Rachelle says:

    girl you have legs for days, love this outfit.


    06.12.13 · Reply
  23. Elena Drake-Knight says:

    Love the brights! I used to go back and forth from college to work all day and people would always ask why I didn't keep a change of shoes in my car but you know, walking around campus in flats just wasn't as fun!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  24. eelsay says:

    Love it!! What a gorgeous walk to the office!!



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  25. Ashley says:

    Love a slouchy button-up lately. And this yellow color is GORGEOUS. How are you settling in your new home?

    xo Ashley

    06.12.13 · Reply
  26. Laura says:

    These shorts are so cute! Love the pattern and the color.
    Walking in wedges and heels is always a good idea!


    06.12.13 · Reply
  27. Chacha Garcia says:

    You are funny and I love your outfit choices!! xo

    06.12.13 · Reply
  28. Amy says:

    I walk to work most days, but I usually wear some kind of canvas sneaker or something more suited for walking distances and change into cute shoes when I get there. Than I can walk faster and less carefully and not worry about being late or hurting myself (or my shoes)! I love walking to work. It's great that you can do that now!

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  29. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    Walking to work would be a dream!! Maybe that's why you have killer legs that look good in shorts!!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

    06.12.13 · Reply
  30. Rosely Carrasco says:

    I admire your dedication to heels, I on the other can't stand them, it doesn't matter that it makes most outfits cuter my feet just wont have them lol

    06.12.13 · Reply
  31. Inge Jane says:

    I love these shorts, the pattern is just too cool =) Blue and yellow are a great combination too!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  32. melissa rosenkilde says:

    Those shorts are super cute! Perfect for a summer day. Also, love the wedges!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  33. Elena says:

    You look so pretty, Kendi!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  34. Erica says:

    Love the ikat shorts!! And the neutral wedges. Such a cute outfit πŸ™‚


    06.12.13 · Reply
  35. Code Overdressed says:

    Heels can be a little dangerous but they are always a GO! The light in deed is gorgeous on these pics, love the cute combo you created!

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    Code Overdressed

    06.12.13 · Reply
  36. Jen says:

    You look great in yellow!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  37. ashleigh says:

    I love the print on those shorts! And you are right, the light is lovely. Really liking your hair here too!

    06.12.13 · Reply
  38. Jen Lewis says:

    I have recently discovered the amazingness that are wedges. Seriously the best of both worlds (those worlds being comfort & adorableness, of course!) I say dangerous sidewalks or not – heels are worth it! : )

    06.12.13 · Reply
  39. Supal says:

    Loving the colors and I totally understand the unevn sidewalks… I attend grad school in St. andrews, Scotland. Roads and sidewalks are cobblestones… impossible.

    06.12.13 · Reply
  40. Mica says:

    Love the yellow and blue together! Those printed shorts are so nice.

    Hope you don't twist your ankle too much in your heels!

    Away From Blue

    06.12.13 · Reply
  41. kendall says:

    love the colors with the nude wedges!! x

    dipped in yellow

    06.13.13 · Reply
  42. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    those shorts are too good! adore those

    kw ladies in navy

    06.13.13 · Reply
  43. Gorgeous colors!

    xo, Nina

    06.13.13 · Reply
  44. Elle says:

    Gorgeous outfit, Kendi! The color palate is spectacular, and you're right! The lighting is gorgeous πŸ™‚ If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest post!

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

    06.13.13 · Reply
  45. Sarah H. says:

    These colors are so pretty together! And watch out for those sidewalks. If it makes you feel better, I've been known to trip on perfectly flat surfaces while wearing flats. So you might as well keep wearing your heels.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

    06.13.13 · Reply
  46. tlb12 says:

    Love the colors. The pattern on those shirts is so great too!

    Flounces & Hubbub

    06.13.13 · Reply
  47. Serendipity S says:

    Really nice color combo! I love that shirt.


    06.13.13 · Reply
  48. Eileen says:

    I adore this look, lady! You are so great at conceptualizing outfits. I would just LOVE to raid your closet. Thanks for sharing!

    06.13.13 · Reply
  49. Morgan Liti says:

    So cute! I wore heels recently on my trip to Boston and let me tell you, heels also do not mesh well with cobblestone streets. Lesson learned.


    06.13.13 · Reply
  50. Hope Howland says:

    I'm epically bad at wearing heels with sidewalks and almost "almost breaking my face"… Love the look, these shorts and top are amazing!

    06.13.13 · Reply
  51. photosbyjaana says:

    pretty light indeed. and your hair is getting long!!

    06.13.13 · Reply
  52. Dara says:

    I love those shoes! They are so adorable! Your outfits are so stylish because they match the seasons so well!!

    06.13.13 · Reply
  53. Morgann says:

    Girl, you NEED to wear shorts everyday! Your legs look miles long. And yes, walking is much better in wedges! Heels notsomuch, flats = bleh

    06.13.13 · Reply
  54. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Great shorts!! I have been collecting shorts and ready for the heat. Love it with the bright top!


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    06.13.13 · Reply
  55. Cathy your Poor Little It Girl says:

    Those Gap shorts are amazing!! LOVE!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    06.13.13 · Reply
  56. Chris says:

    But if we want to send flowers "Just Because", would that be ok? lol

    06.13.13 · Reply
  57. Girl and Closet says:

    So happy you're settling into your new place, Kendi. And walking to work? How heavenly!! I used to walk to work for years and it was absolutely glorious. And your shorts… so lovely + perfectly styled! xo

    06.13.13 · Reply
  58. Jannira says:

    You're so crazy, lol! Walk in flip-flops and change at work!

    06.13.13 · Reply
  59. Agi says:

    Uneven sidewalks are definitely not mean't for heels!!! I hope you don't hurt yourself seriously. Love your outfit by the way.

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  60. Hanna says:

    The pattern on the shorts are great! Cute summery outfit!

    06.13.13 · Reply
  61. Megan Maddison says:

    I love the pattern of the those shorts and those wedges are so cute.


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  62. Smart Dresser says:

    love the look! πŸ™‚

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    Sunshine and summer breeze! I love your shorts but more than that, I'm crushing over your pretty sandals. So cute! { }

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  65. Lauren says:

    Loving the shorts!! Great color combo! So bright, light and fun!


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    What a great bag! The nude color goes with EVERYTHING and it's so big and practical!!!

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  68. Ali says:

    Those shorts are so cute! And you're right, heels do go with everything except sidewalks (and maybe going down slippery stairs, haha).

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    Love the shorts!

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    I love the pattern too! It particularly functions in balancing the classy pastel blue color of the shorts because tribal print gives off a sense of humility.

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