I could have named this post ‘a few of my favorite things’ but I decided to tone it down to just two of my favorite things. Plus my dog isn’t in these photos and that would be cruel to exclude him. Stripes and cognac (the color, not the drink) are my jam right now. And this top is flowy in all the right places and you know how happy that makes me.  The more drape, the better. The more stripes AND the more drape, the best. 

I think I like the transition into a season better than the season itself sometimes; I love the transition into fall. And I definitely like any season better than winter. Winter is the worst. Don’t even try to talk to me about holidays or the beauty of snow or seasonal Starbucks drinks to make me like winter. I have to wear coats, layers and be cold, therefore it is and will always be the worst. 

Stripes, cognac, my dog, fall. These are a few of my favorite things. 


top: madewell // similar

jeans: old navy

shoes: shoemint (on sale!)

tote: madewell

belt: j.crew

glasses: c/o bonlook // ‘maggie’

ring: kendra scott (in store)

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  1. swoooooon!!!! This is a TOTAL "me" outfit! If only those heels were wedges…but they are killer either way. Love it!

  2. You're not at all alone with those thoughts on winter! Boo cold. It sucks. Enjoy the crisp fall weather while you can!

  3. I love this whole outfit! Although I don't think I would be able to pull of those heels or walk in them for more then 10 minutes. But you look great!


    Little Sloth

  4. ah! i've been dying for these shoes but i've been holding off ordering and now my size is sold out 🙁 so sad. i've been seeing them on anna from IHOD all summer long and i just waited too long to get them. darn. hopefully they come back in stock!

  5. We don't get much of a winter here in the South so I'm not too sour about lower temperatures. I've been LOVING cognac leather lately and stripes are always a good thing… you look perfect!

    Chelsea & The City

  6. Cognac is THE actual best. I have some knee high cognac boots that are dying to be out of the closet and on my feet. Shoemint's heels are always spectacular too and these are no exception. This might be my favorite look from you ever! Fall is the greatest time of year, hands down.

    xo Ashley


  7. love this outfit on you! ok crazy question: i've been dying over those heels for a while now…but every review says they are terribly uncomfortable. what is your vote? yay or nay? (you are about as tall as me…)

  8. cognac has quickly become one of my obsessions! I feel like it's just the perfect color for thinks like shoes and boots…and purses…and belts…and on and on. and of course stripes are always, always a good thing. 🙂

  9. Adorable outfit. How come you tuck your shirts in like that? I have never seen anyone wear it like that.

  10. It's a good thing you do winter in Texas then, and not Minnesota or something. 🙂

    Those glasses look so beautiful with your hair and I have more than one draping, striped shirt and they are my go-to when I want to feel nice yet comfy. Great look, Kendi!

  11. Seeing you with your Madewell tote, and Linda with her Cuyana, makes me feel like I NEED a tote too. Love love love the color cognac, especially for the fall!

  12. Winter IS the worst. And late fall sucks too – all the rain and cold…ugh I'm shuddering thinking about what's coming for us soon. But transitioning into fall? The best. 🙂

  13. I'm such a stripe addict, so I love this look! Thank you for sharing!


  14. I hate winter layering and sweaters. I look awful in sweaters and winter comes and I am assaulted by images everywhere of girls who look great in sweaters.
    Love all the cognac

  15. Love your outfit! It's casual, yet so polished and put together, and I couldn't agree more with you about winter. Ich!

  16. Seriously, you're inspirational… you make the outfits seem so comfy, fun, & yet stylish at the same time. Thanks for listing where you find them, style challenged people like myself appreciate it!!! 🙂 Danica

  17. Love this outfit. Great casual look. Those shoes are fabulous.



  18. Hey Kendi! This is a long short, but would it be possible to provide the finished width of this shirt? It's so great, that I'm working on making one for myself!

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