I don’t know if it’s this outfit, the sunshine or if the coffee shop switched my decaf iced coffee to caffeinated, but I am in a really good mood today. Maybe it’s because I juiced then ate a cookie for breakfast or because I did yoga to Nikki Minaj. It’s a delicate balance of healthy, really. 

I’ve been trying to work half days for the last two months (doctor’s orders) but today I woke up feeling like I could conquer a full day. You don’t understand what a good feeling this is to have after months of not wanting to do anything but lay in bed and hide under the covers. Work is my favorite thing to do, outside of laying by the pool. One makes money, the other gives me a tan. Somedays I want a tan and other days I need to pay rent. It’s that delicate balance thing again. 


Top: Bloom

Skirt: Bloom

Wedges: J.Crew Factory 

Tote: Madewell

Bracelet: c/o Wanderlust + Co. 

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104 Responses

  1. 1. Yes to this outfit. Love it. 2. Hurrah for wanting to go get that full day! I remember that feeling after months and months without it. Just in case you wake up tomorrow and only want to do a half day again, that is totes cool. Nobody says you have to bounce back all in one day. xo

  2. One of my fav outfits i've seen you on your blog!!! Have a happy day!


  3. This is one of fav summer looks! I love everything about it. Wish you weren't nearly sold out of that skirt! It's the perfect high-low.


  4. Lol life's all about balance! Glad to hear you're having a great day. πŸ™‚

    Love this combo. The crop top can look juvenile but this skirt makes it work for grownups too. πŸ™‚

  5. This is the first time I've ever liked a cropped top. I'm usually into long shirts that hide my elongated body but maybe I should embrace this "balance" thing you talk about and get a little crop top in my life.

  6. I usually do not like crop tops, but you wear this one so well with the printed skirt!

    Nikki Minaj and yoga? Definitely going to give this a try. Not too sure if I'll be able to hold a tree pose to Super Bass, but will try πŸ™‚

  7. Yes! That is awesome… I've done Yoga to Pitbull…

  8. You have given me a new hope to try cropped tops, since I've always stayed away from them!

  9. This top might be the perfect summer piece – I love the stripes, colors & cropped length!

  10. Love this classy crop top look! So pretty & summery! I am glad you are having a good day today! You go girl πŸ™‚ Enjoy the day!
    <3 Kastles

  11. LOL you really , really make me laugh….Love the outfit! I need to try the crop top myself…looks pretty cool they way you wear it!

  12. Hahaha! Me too, girl. Me, too.

    It's an exercise channel on youtube. Cassey, the girl who does them, always plays pop music so when you said Nikki Minaj, it made me think of it!

  13. I love this outfit! You know what's up. And I'm so glad you're feeling better! <3

  14. You look adorable! I haven't tried the crop top look, but you look fabulous! I'm so glad you're in a great mood and having a wonderful day!

  15. Crop tops are cute but people can look trashy in them really easily. You of course make it look ever so lady-like and classy! Love this.

  16. So glad to hear you're doing better! Love the outfit and mix of prints! πŸ™‚

  17. I am happy you are feeling happy today πŸ™‚ I haven't been too sure about the whole crop top thing (since I am now 27 and not 18 anymore) BUT you make it look FAB! I may have to try it, thank you for the inspiration!

  18. Congrats Kendi! That's great to hear! I've been wondering how you're doing recently

  19. Love the stripe and florals together! So glad to hear you're feeling better πŸ™‚

    xo, Ainslee


  20. Just found your blog – absolutely love your style! Inspiring my sewing mojo to go make something striped and floral πŸ™‚

  21. So glad to hear that you were feeling so well today! Also really glad to hear that you were trying to work half days over the last couple of months. You need it! And on another note, you look adorable as usual.

  22. I think this is one of my favourite outfits on you – still the beautiful simplicity of Kendi outfit but pushing some boundaries with the crop top trend. So glad to hear you're at full day capacity – x

  23. So glad to hear you're feeling more like yourself and the outfit shows! Looks so cheerful!

  24. LOVE! Beautiful color, effortless shapes, you look marvelous! Maybe the balance on the outside is matching the one on the inside and that's what is so special!

  25. I'm new to your blog and have to say that I'm LOVING everything you put on. If only I could buy it all up! Glad you are feeling good {love those days when things seem to be falling into place} and can't wait to read more.

  26. I've been loyally following your blog for quite some time and this is my first comment! I wanted to say thank you for your fabulous posts…the outfits, the perspective, the humor…they all brighten my day. I look forward to receiving the email in my inbox. Keep up the amazing work and know that you are so appreciated!

  27. Glad your mood and energy is improving. It would be so cool to earn money while getting a tan. Beautiful top so light and airy.

  28. This outfit is so summery, breezy, and just gorgeous! Looks like a beautiful day for you, too. πŸ™‚ Love the mixed prints!

  29. Agreed! So glad you are feeling better Kendi and that life is looking up for you! That's the beauty of summer I think–long sunny days (and a tan) help you feel better!

    P.S. I'm usually not a fan of mixing prints but this works on you!

  30. The shoes are fabulous! I've noticed you've worn them a couple times…so clearly they're worth the money! SUCH a good investment! Neutrals go with anything, so I'm not surprised. They look amazing in every outfit. Good find! http://www.StingyStyle.net

  31. That is awesome, Kendi! I'm so happy to hear that you felt this way today. I know what that dark cloud feels like and it is so good feel our soul turn the corner. You look absolutely gorgeous in these pictures too.
    You are such an inspiration in style and in life.
    Thanks for being you!

  32. That's probably the cutest crop top I've ever seen. Sometimes you just need a cookie for breakfast! But juicing sounds delicious!

  33. This is the first time I've ever liked the look of a cropped top. Thank you for inspiring me to be more open to new ideas.

  34. I have this same skirt and never thought of pairing it with stripes…LOVE this!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  35. i am dying DYING over the 3rd photo. is your eyebrow cocked? so much sass. ps. you'll have to get a different photog while you're in TX. i'm stealing B.

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