You know those tops that are a little bit cropped but every time you wash and wear them you can’t remember if it was originally like this or if you shrunk it a little in the wash? That is this top. I’ve thought about it and there are three possible options here: I’ve grown an inch, this top has always been short as is my memory apparently, or I’ve accidentally shrunk it in the wash. I really hope I’m getting taller or my memory is becoming shallow because I take extreme pride in my laundry. I can call a fabric just by feeling it and then tell you how to launder it from there. I could talk to you about laundry for hours. In fact, I would do your laundry if you’d let me. That’s how much of a slightly boring freak I am. A boring freak with a really well-laundred wardrobe.


Top: old H&M but this cute romper from Loft has the exact same print πŸ™‚ (also, please notice it says skort romper. It’s like it read my post yesterday…)

Jeans: Gap

Heels: c/o Ivanka Trump

Tote: Similar

Necklace: Anthropologie

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  1. Brianne Bracco says:

    LOVE this top and how you pair it with the boyfriend jean. Adds a little something to a casual look. πŸ˜‰ And you totally just sold me on that romper!

    07.25.13 · Reply
  2. Tyra says:

    i too love laundry. maybe a little too much. my husband knows to not even try to go near it. i have the solid black skort romper from loft and i'm not sure why it says that….they are totally shorts. weird.

    beautiful as always!

    07.25.13 · Reply
  3. Allie says:

    I have a peplum top that is also just barely-almost-too-short. It may just be the cut, because I always forget how short mine is too.

    07.25.13 · Reply
  4. Britta says:

    lol at your skort romper comment. I hate it when peplums are too short!! THERE'S A REASON I LIKE PEPLUM SO MUCH OKAAAY and it has everything to do with distracting the eye from that area.

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  5. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings says:

    Love this look!! And I love laundry, too. Maybe a little too much. Nice to know I'm not the only one. Usually, I get weird looks when I tell people that. haha πŸ™‚

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  6. Natali says:

    I like your style very much! Great top and necklace πŸ™‚

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  7. Jennifer says:

    Looking very pretty Kendi!

    xo Jennifer

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  8. Christina says:

    Honestly, sometimes I love reading your commentary more than the pictures. I love your sense of style, but I always scroll to the bottom first, because I think it's the best part πŸ™‚

    07.25.13 · Reply
  9. The Adored Life says:

    I hate it when I have tops like that! I have a shirt that I *think* was always a little short but I washed it and I can't tell if it shrunk or not!

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  10. rhiannon says:

    so stunning! love that top!

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  11. Shannon says:

    I'm loveing that top paired with that peplum necklace!


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  12. Natalie says:

    I have the pencil skirt in that same print, (also from H&M, duh)! Love it.
    Purchased my first peplum top this past weekend and am really hoping it's not too short as I tried it on over my dress and really could not tell. Lazy! Being tall has so many disadvantages!

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  13. Rose says:

    Boyfriend-style jeans always make me nervous, but those Gap ones are incredibly flattering on you!!

    Blonde in this City

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  14. Ritika Mahendru says:

    You look so beautiful even in such a simple outfit! You totally rock the boyfriend jeans..

    07.25.13 · Reply
  15. Loving your bag!! And yes please, I would like you to come do my laundry.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  16. Heidi says:

    I love this look! That necklace really pops against the black and white shirt. I totally understand your feelings on laundry – it's terrible when something shrinks.

    07.25.13 · Reply
  17. melissa rosenkilde says:

    Really cute look Kendi live the necklace with this top!

    07.25.13 · Reply
  18. Theresa says:

    So cute!! Also, you should do a laundry post and help a girl out! I'm sure I'm doing it wrong and I never know how to wash certain fabrics!

    07.25.13 · Reply
  19. chelseaandthecity says:

    I love doing laundry too. I actually don't feel productive unless my washing machine is running! lol Love your boyfriend jeans today Kendi. They're the perfect fit/wash!

    Chelsea & The City

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  20. Rachel says:

    What a pretty necklace… love it over this spotted top!

    07.25.13 · Reply
  21. Bappleb says:

    Kendi – please do a post on laundry! I would love hearing your tricks and tips for things that you can't just throw in the laundry machine.

    07.25.13 · Reply
  22. Megan Maddison says:

    Cute! Love your bag!


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  23. I love your spotted top, but what really caught my attention is that gorgeous necklace!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    07.25.13 · Reply
  24. Roanna Fernandes says:

    I'm seeing spots! Literally. Those colours have me in a tizzy! ^.^

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  25. Berty Morales says:

    That is a great top and I love the necklace. Also in love with those mint shoes. Great look and very inspiring.

    07.25.13 · Reply
  26. Annick says:

    Such a cute look! Love the printed peplum paired with casual boyfriend jeans! Also loving the pumps – I have the same "Kayden" pump from Ivanka Trump in black and they are so comfortable and sexy! Great look Kendi!

    Bold Subtlety

    07.25.13 · Reply
  27. Laundry freaks unite! I love that necklace.

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  28. Kate says:

    Three things: 1.) I am so sad that I missed that entire dalmatian spotted collection at h&m! I still swoon every time I see the print, yet own nothing from it. Boo! 2.) Those jeans are AMAZING on you! and 3.) I have the same thing happen to me with dresses that I haven't worn in a while… "Was this always this short? Did it shrink? Did I grow? When was this ever appropriate?" … buuuut, then somehow end up waiting a week and wearing it anyway.

    07.25.13 · Reply
  29. Code Overdressed says:

    I think the top fits just perfect, love the print and how the necklace colors contrast in such a fun way!

    Cee. β™₯
    Code Overdressed

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  30. Iliyana Licheva says:

    those heels are amazing!!!!

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  31. Amanda says:

    I have that same top and have that same EXACT issue! If it makes you feel any better, the shirt is just short. Or we are tall. Who knows. Love that I'm not the only one.

    Xo, Amanda

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  32. Kerry says:

    I second this request! It's a little sad I'm a thirty something year old woman who doesn't know how to do my laundry right. Please help us!!!

    07.25.13 · Reply
  33. Gwendolyn says:

    When I saw this on instagram, I thought it was a dress. I really love the sophistication mixed with the relaxed denim! I'm glad one of us likes laundry…the only part I like about it is the excuse to catch up on my DVR as I fold. πŸ™‚

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  34. nothing wrong with a well laundered wardrobe lol

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  35. Sarah H. says:

    I have the romper you linked to, and I love it πŸ™‚ Just posted it yesterday, actually. But more importantly, I am laundry challenged…I generally just avoid washing my clothes as much as possible because I assume I will ruin them. So it's a good thing I don't live near you because I really would bring my laundry to your house.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  36. Katie McC says:

    I have that romper from LOFT! It's extremely comfortable and I knew your tops print looked so similar to the romper when I saw the pictures. I paired the romp with yellow accessories and shoes. The print really makes your necklace pop!

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  37. Laura Whitman says:

    that top is just so adorable!



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  38. Diana Buchanan says:

    Tell me your hair secrets, Kendi! It seems like it grows so fast! Love the necklace/shirt combo.

    the girl that got engaged in your shop! πŸ™‚

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  39. Ainslee says:

    Love this pretty printed peplum! πŸ™‚

    xo, Ainslee

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  40. Sheila says:

    Love the spotted peplum top!

    xo – Sheila

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  41. Nikell says:

    Ha ha! I was just telling my hubby the other day that laundry day is my favorite day of the week. There's something about pulling warm clothing out of the dryer and burying your head in it to take a long whiff of those freshly washed pieces. I guess I'm a slightly boring freak too (^_^)

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  42. gina says:

    OMG…I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who loves doing laundry. Hubby goofs on my dryer sheet fetish…soft, clean, fluffy laundry makes my heart happy:)
    Love this look, BWT. Great jeans!
    XO, Gina

    07.26.13 · Reply
  43. Cute look! Love your heels πŸ™‚ x

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  44. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this is perfection on you, kendi! darling top and the jeans are very flattering!

    kw, ladies in navy

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  45. Brynn says:

    Kendi, this is one of my favorite of your outfits as of late! So cute! I love the print on your top, and those jeans fit you beautifully! You are just so gorgeous.

    07.26.13 · Reply
  46. Anna says:

    Hi Kendi, would you do a post on how to do laundry? I never learned the art, and had ruined too many of never worn clothes. I would really really appreciate it. Thanks~

    07.26.13 · Reply
  47. Caroline L. says:

    Laundry hates me. Literally I have something ruined in every single cycle.

    07.26.13 · Reply
  48. Esther Oh says:

    It's funny that you mention the romper from Loft 'cause I just got it yesterday afternoon at Mockingbird Station! When I saw your IG picture (before reading your post), I thought: "Wow! My romper and her top look so similar. I wonder if they're the same…" Oh, the irony!

    I am diggin this outfit so much. When I got the romper, I was worried as to how I would style it, but seeing your post encourages me to try out a statement necklace along with it. I was afraid that a statement necklace and the print would clash, but it works out great! Definitely going to give it a go!

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  49. Supal says:

    I feel like that with those subtle hi-low skirts and blouses. Wonder if it was always like that!

    07.26.13 · Reply
  50. Mica says:

    That top is really nice! It's so good with the jeans. Looks like a nice length too, hope you didn't shrink it. I've only ever shrunk something once, I think the material was overly delicate or something? It went from being oversized to fitted, which looked okay, but I was too scared to wear and wash it again in case it shrunk further! haha.

    Away From Blue

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  51. Chelsea Oliver says:

    I don't think I've seen anything from Anthro that I don't like – this might become a problem! Love that top…let's hope you just grew a bit, the other options don't seem as good.


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  52. Bevin says:

    I…would actually be seriously interested in hearing your laundry tips. I always just wash everything in cold water and hope for the best.


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  53. Emma Finlayson says:

    That necklace is AMAZING!

    xo Emma

    **Stella & Dot Giveaway on the Blog!**

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  54. emily says:

    Please, please post your laundry guide! I'm telling you: such a thing will go wildfire on Pinterest.

    07.26.13 · Reply
  55. MAHL Twirl says:

    the necklace and shoes seem to be my favorite in this outfit…too cute! Hopefully it's always been a bit small…i mean if you love laundry, you couldn't have made a mistake, right?

    07.26.13 · Reply
  56. Britt says:

    Just wanted you to know I requested the Madewell tote you use so often for my birthday. My bags have to be work horses and I'm figuring that if you use yours so often, I can too.

    07.26.13 · Reply
  57. Elizabeth Mayberry says:

    you are stunning. i just wanted you to know!!

    07.26.13 · Reply
  58. Carmen says:

    Everything about this outfit is adorable! But I'm also in love with the soft pastel tones of these images! Do you use actions? They remind me of film πŸ™‚

    07.26.13 · Reply
  59. Hanna says:

    Absolutely love the peplum top, too cute!! And great pair of boyfriend jeans!

    07.26.13 · Reply
  60. Brittni says:

    I have this top, and it's a bit short, but very cute!

    07.26.13 · Reply
  61. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    I love this outfit so much! Love that H&M peplum and I love the bright necklace to contrast the look! Super cute!

    07.26.13 · Reply
  62. Rachael (gloriously arranged) says:

    I want to recreate this outfit head-to-toe. You always are such a fashionista but this one is just absolutely perfect.

    07.27.13 · Reply
  63. Lindsey M says:

    This happens to me all the time (except it's usually with dresses). "Why did I buy this dress if it's this short?!"

    Very cute outfit, and I love the necklace!

    -Lindsey | Zip & Zeal

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  64. Erin says:

    Alright, so here's what baffles me about the skort (because I know you wanted my opinion). Why skirt in the front and shorts in the back? Why not skirt all the way around with attached shorts underneath? You know, like a child's skirt. That would be a) cuter and b) practical. Cute and practical, now there's a combo I can get behind. Either that or I'm an 8 year old girl. Hmm?

    07.27.13 · Reply
  65. ashleigh says:

    I love this! I really, really love the top.

    07.28.13 · Reply
  66. I totally agree with you, Ritika. That's because she carries herself very well.

    07.28.13 · Reply
  67. love those Gap pants

    07.28.13 · Reply
  68. Suzanne Carillo says:

    I loved this look and photography so much I included it in my Friday top five. Fabulous!



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  69. Festive Girls says:

    Love this whole look! Great necklace πŸ™‚


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  70. I am dying over that necklace! Love it!

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  71. Nora says:

    love the tote bag!

    07.30.13 · Reply
  72. Smart Dresser says:

    You look amazing!

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  73. photosbyjaana says:

    well come on over – I've got laundry for dayssss. I pay in coffee or chocolate. or both!

    07.31.13 · Reply
  74. Ag says:

    As weird as this will sound, I love ironing. Whenever I bring that up people start begging me to iron their clothes! So I can understand your love for laundry. We should work together as a team!!! Hahaha πŸ˜‰

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