Cognac + Stripes


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. Diana Buchanan says:

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

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  2. Those shoes are FAB. Love this outfit.

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

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  3. melissa rosenkilde says:

    I can't believe those are old navy jeans! They look crazy nice! Agree about drapey tees too!

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  4. Alex La Torre says:

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

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  5. Katelyn says:

    Me too! Is it possible to have too many striped shirts? I think not!

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  6. The perfect drape blouse – there are few things better. Lovely Kendi!

    brandy j

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  7. julia martin says:

    you are too cute!


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  8. Adore those sandals dear! 😉

    New post up…
    ❤ Jenny Tsang

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  9. Carlee says:

    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

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  10. Natali says:

    Great tee and shoes! Perfect look!

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  11. Bri says:

    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!

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  12. SUCH a great look! Love those glasses. And your heels. SO cute!

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  13. Eugh, I wish I had your magical ability to make jeans and a tshirt stylish!! So cute! 🙂

    xo Becky
    Seductive Mania

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  14. Those pants fit you like a glove. Very flattering on you.
    k at

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  15. jess says:

    you are so super beautiful … you can make something so simple just look so very stunning!! thanks for the inspiration!!

    Jess Cause Blog

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  16. Love this outfit – perfect for late summer/early fall. 🙂

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  17. Your shoes, seriously, stop it! Too much fabulousness to handle.

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  18. chelseaandthecity says:

    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

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  19. Terra says:

    Your shoes are gorgeous
    Love this outfit!!


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  20. BEA†RIZ says:

    I love the simplicity of the outfit! It works so well – could definitely use it for school! xx

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  21. Dani says:

    I love this. 🙂 Wish I could pull it off…. It's way too cute to handle! Jealous of your simplicity chic vibe!

    Sincerely, Dani Rose

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  22. andrea says:

    so classic and chic, perfect – love it 🙂

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  23. So simple, but stunning. I love your shirt. 🙂

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  24. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    I love these colors together and those shoes are killer!!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  25. Ashley says:

    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

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  26. Bridget says:

    this outfit looks divine.
    and you took the words from my mouth about winter.
    NOTHING can make me happy about that dreaded season.

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  27. Jennifer says:

    This is a great go to outfit!

    xo Jennifer

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  28. Rose Mayo says:

    Cute & classic-LOVE the shoes!! You can never go wrong with simple stripes & rich cognac

    Blonde in this City

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  29. Inge Jane says:

    I love it! It's all casual and comfortable and then BOOM those shoes!

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  30. Andrea says:

    Haha I totally agree with you in regards to winter!! I just hate being cold! Great outfit though!! I love this gorgeous bag!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  31. vintage_and_cake says:

    Those heels are amazing, great outfit. Aww I wish I had a dog, they make thee best friends. Yeah it keeps raining in London now 🙁 xx

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  32. Kate says:

    Great shoes!

    Kate xo

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  33. Catherine says:

    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…)

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  34. I adore your outfit: so chic and sophisticated! The glasses add a nice touch! Your style is impeccable.

    Simply Akshara

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  35. Kaity says:

    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. 🙂

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  36. amy says:

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

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  37. Love the shirt!

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  38. Josephine says:

    this outfit is so cute!!xo

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  39. Chioma says:

    what a cute and chic look! I just purchased a new fall cognac bag and you're giving me maje inspiration!


    C's Evolution of Style

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  40. UrbanJungleFashion says:

    girl i LOVE those shoes on you!

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  41. ashleigh says:

    I love the purse! And the glasses.

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  42. still crushing over the glasses! Love the heels.

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  43. Valerie says:

    now i want those shoes all over again! cute look.


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  44. halie says:

    Stuuuuunning shoes.

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  45. photosbyjaana says:
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  46. kforkarli says:

    These might be the best jeans ever.

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  47. Cathy Cortes says:

    Loving this look!!

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  48. 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!

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  49. Happinessatmidlife says:

    This top does drape on you very nicely. I always end up looking like I am wearing a potato sack when I try to wear loose tops. You look great! Have a great weekend!


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  50. MARTA says:

    Love your style! This outfit is fantastic!

    ♥ MARTA

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  51. lena says:

    lovely casual look 🙂

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  52. love your stripy, drape-y top

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  53. Debbie Stinedurf says:

    Winter…yuck! But I love fall! The outfit is perfect…and I agree, the right amount of drapiness is crucial!
    Debbie 🙂

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  54. I love that outfit! That tote is great!

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  55. Mica says:

    Love that slouchy striped tee with the jeans, such a comfortable casual outfit 🙂

    Away From The Blue

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  56. Toyosi says:

    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!

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  57. Love ur frames!! cool style x

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  58. Anne Hill says:

    I'd take a Texas winter over real winter any day!

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  59. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you're fab in stripes! and digging the shoes

    kw ladies in navy

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  60. faithchen says:

    That Tote goes with everything and this outfit is casually perfect!

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  61. Carrie Williams says:

    love the look especially the tote! so fun and effortless

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  62. Giulia says:

    Simple but still chic Look! Love especially the shoes, simply amazing!
    Have a nice day!

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  63. Love, love, love! This is perfect 🙂

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  64. EnterKelly says:

    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. 🙂

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  65. Alejandra González says:

    Adoro tu estilo, eres bellisima!

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  66. YoungMild&Free says:

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


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  67. jolicassoulet says:

    simple and elegant! its always the best mix!

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  68. Aubrey says:

    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

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  69. Aneirys A says:

    I actually hate the summer, it is to hot in here all year around so we don't actually have winter. Lovely look btw!

    Awkward Heart♥

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  70. Kodi says:

    That bag is gorgeous, I might be crushing on cognac now too!
    grey et al

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  71. Jaclyn says:

    I love this outfit, it is so simple yet pulled together.

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  72. Dani Shapiro says:

    Always classic, always perfect! 🙂

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  73. Amy Johnson says:

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

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  74. Danica Bridges-Martin says:

    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

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  75. Agi says:

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


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  76. sandyalamode says:

    oh your glasses are soo fun! and love the shoes!!

    Sandy a la Mode

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  77. Kai-Li says:

    love the madewell tote and the necklace!

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  78. CarryMyStyle says:

    I love your shoes..

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  80. Dina Karivalis says:

    Love this outfit and those shoes! Looking adorable as always!

    xo Dina

    Sweetest Somethings

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  81. Tarragona IN says:
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  82. Shannon Willardson says:

    Loving the stripes!


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  83. Erin says:

    That top is great! I've been loving stripes recently!

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  84. Bree says:

    Such a beautiful outfit! LOVE your glasses & love the stripes 🙂

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  85. rachna sharma says:

    u look lovely!

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  86. Ingrid Nieves says:

    I have serious case of glasses envy!!

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  87. Hi Tea Style says:

    Love this outfit! You look great!

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  88. agungshafira says:

    wonderfull i love it …. mobil sedan corolla

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  89. Eva says:

    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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