Calypso Cares


You know that saying “this is why you can’t have nice things?” Little did you know that this phrase originated with me. I’ve ended up with ketchup stains on clothing that I didn’t even eat fries in that day. I’m just clumsy, plain and simple. Like a moth to the flame, so are stains to my clothes. I’m just now at the age where I can where white denim without completely ruining them by 9 am. So let’s talk about this risk factor that is this beautiful sweater: it’s cashmere, it’s soft, it’s grey. AKA it’s perfect. So far, nothing has been spilled on it. But it’s only 9 am, I’ve got 8 more hours to go. 
So speaking of nice things, I’m really excited to be partnering this month with Calypso St. Barth on their Calypso Cares campaign. Next Saturday, November 16th, if you are in Dallas, you can come visit me at their Preston Center boutique and donate a gently used sweater for the Covenant House, a charity the provides care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. So you and your sweater can join me from 12-3pm on November 16th.  And if you don’t live in Dallas, you can still donate at any Calypso location between the 15th and 17th, you will receive 20% off the purchase of a sweater. Sounds like you’ve got plans for next Saturday.
Sweater: c/o Calypso St. Barth
Scarf: Madewell
Jeans: Gap
Boots: Kenneth Cole

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  1. Rachelle says:

    love everything, that sweater is so gorgeous.


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  2. STYLE-SQUARED says:
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  3. Katelyn says:

    That is a great cause! I love finding ways to give back through my blog. Also this outfit looks so cozy! Hope you're having a great week!


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  4. Natali says:

    Simple, but great casual outfit! In love with the boots and scarf!

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  5. kendall says:

    this outfit looks so chic and so comfortable! love it! x

    dipped in yellow

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  6. The highlights in your hair look great!!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  7. Love the grey/black combo. Super chic.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  8. Heidi says:

    I'm right there with you – I'm a magnet for stains. This is why I still don't own white denim and I'm 30! Love the gray cashmere sweater and I wish you luck in your anti-stain endeavors.

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  9. nikki says:

    love this scarf! so pretty



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  10. Holly + Casey says:

    Your hair looks amazing, love the scarf!

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  11. Kylee Samayoa says:

    You aren't the only one with this problem….my husband tells me it's because I don't pay attention. I do, at least I think. Don't you love cashmere? It's addicting, and this one is simply gorgeous! And that scarf!


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  12. I love the scarf and the boots! It really makes the whole outfit come together πŸ™‚

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  13. rachna sharma says:

    u look great!

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  14. Simple and chic. Love the boots and scarf!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. fashcollections says:

    This whole outfit is perfect as all your outfits are. Lusting after those boots!

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  16. Puddymom says:

    I just laughed (snorted) out LOUD! I cannot wear white shirts OR white jeans without ruining them by 9am! Your posts are so great! I love your blog, πŸ™‚

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  17. mdono615 says:

    the scarf is so cute!

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  18. Berty Morales says:

    Adoring those boots!

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  19. Sara says:

    This is my favorite fall look! Casual– jeans, scarf, boots. Love!

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  20. Katie Farrin says:

    You look fabulous dear πŸ™‚

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  21. Andrea Litsch says:

    You look stunning in these photos!!! Kinda majorly obsessed with that scarf ! I am going to visit my sister in Boston this weekend so I just might have to stop by the Madewell store!! Great cause that you are teaming up w Calypso for!! I will be in Dallas at the beginning of husband is having surgery…but if at all possible I might try to sneak in a moment or two of shopping!!


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  22. Seriously, in love with this whole outfit! You are rockin' those boots!

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  23. Nicole Allio says:

    Love love love those boots! Over the knee without looking like a Kardashian. #winning.

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  24. Londyn says:

    ohhh… love this look so much. really simple, but so chic and effortlessly beautiful. One of my faves.

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  25. Ok. You just convinced me to buy the over the knee boots (two pairs) I have saved up in my DSW shopping cart.
    k at

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  26. Androbel says:

    love the scarf! has anyone mentioned you have the perfect nose?

    new post at visit me πŸ™‚

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  27. brios0928 says:

    Love this outfit Kendi!! I've been a follower of yours for a few years now, and just wanted to say that I appreciate you not going to the dark side of being a fashion blogger. The fashion bloggers who get their start from creatively mixing and matching their wardrobe eventually end up posting outfits where every single piece was given to them by a company/business. As a reader that becomes frustrating because I don't get to see their own creativity anymore!
    I've seen that with your outfits you add in pieces to review but also wear a mix of high & low from your own wardrobe. That definitely makes for a more relatable post! So thank you! Aka, don't stop being awesome πŸ˜‰

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  28. Sheila says:

    Love that scarf! I wish I can wear over the knee boots like you. My legs are so short. haha..

    xo – Sheila

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  29. Brianna Soloski says:

    I love that scarf. I'm like you, I spill all the time. I can't drink anything other than water without a lid or it's guaranteed I will somehow manage to be wearing it.

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  30. Courtney Chase says:

    What a wonderful partnership! Great work πŸ™‚ Also, OTK boots have been on my list for over a month and now I just plain need them after seeing this. xo!


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  31. Anne Hill says:

    this outfit is perfect! love it!

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  32. Allison Buthray says:

    That sweater looks like a dream… love it with the scarf! Amazing cause.. wish I lived in Dallas to participate!

    xoxo, Ally

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  33. Really love this scarf! Regardless of how many scarves I already own, I always want more πŸ™‚

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  34. Terrie Mathison says:

    Love this outfit!

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  35. ashleigh says:

    I love your over the knee boots! The flat heel makes them so wearable.


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  36. Sarah H. says:

    I'm pretty sure it's a scientific fact that the nicer your clothes, the more likely they are to get ruined. Good luck with that sweater – it's gorgeous!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life (Skincare fanatic? Enter my Enza Essentials giveaway!)

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  37. AnnaLise Cornejo says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the outfit!!

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  38. Elisa Taviti says:

    Absolutely amazing!! Great look my dear!

    With love,
    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

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  39. Love this look! You are workin those boots, girl! So so cute!

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  40. Faith Ansah Bayliss says:

    you look fabulous in this look! LOVE!

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  41. LOVE this look, and your hair in the third pic! Also, what a great partnership with Calypso St. Barth. Proud of you for participating!

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  42. rosyoutlook says:

    Love the outfit!!

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  43. Liz Caruso says:

    Lovely boots πŸ™‚

    xo, Liz

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  44. Caroline L. says:

    I cannot articulate in words how much I love this outfit.

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  45. madison says:

    love that scarf!



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  46. Mj Rdn says:

    Love this grey outfit.

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  47. Alice says:

    ok so this outfit is perfection! i adore everything about it…oh and that scarf is beautiful.

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  48. Lovin the scarf just so much! xoxo


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  49. Rachel says:

    So so so so so chic! Seriously those boots. YES.

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  50. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    that sweater is perfect! And paired with the over the knee boots it gives off such a "cool girl" vibe! Love the look!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  51. chelseaandthecity says:

    You look gorgeous Kendi and this sweater is PERFECT! The scarf will definitely help protect it from those mysterious ketchup stains.

    Chelsea & The City

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  52. Brie says:

    See you there!!! I am the really tall girl who will come up to you and say "hey, I am the really tall girl who loves your blog."

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  53. Killin' it with those boots, Kendi!

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  54. Neatly-Packaged says:

    LOve LOVE this look πŸ™‚

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  55. Leslie says:

    In love with your boots!

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  56. Brooke says:

    Absolutely love that scarf!! Thanks for sharing, I am definitely going to buy it!

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  57. Rebecca says:

    This outfit is perfect! Your sweater looks so soft and cozy, and great jeans.

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  58. Hope Howland says:

    Oh story of my life with the clumsiness and stains… this entire look is perfect and good luck keeping stain free!

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  59. LOVE the scarf and boots! You look sassy. πŸ™‚


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  60. Sarah says:

    Love this outfit! The scarf is fantastic.

    The Purse Snatcher

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  61. Leah Clark says:

    Those boots are the best! I love them! I love how you have styled them too. Very classy.

    Leah Faye

    a clover and a bee

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  62. Hope Howland says:

    Oh I have to tell you this.. literally minutes after writing this, while eating soup, I managed to tip the bowl spilling it right down my v neck sweater… now I smell like soup and must go through the rest of my day with a wet bra… not my idea of a wet tee shirt contest… Soup-1 Hope-0

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  63. Jennifer says:

    Love the boots!

    xo Jennifer

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  64. I love this combo, the scarf is so gorgeous!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  65. Tanvi says:

    LOVE this outfit Kendi! Head-to-toe perfection!

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  66. Steffany says:

    Wow, those boots. If this was instagram, or even facebook.. I'd do that little face with the love hearts popping out of it's eyes, because this is just the best.

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  67. Liz says:

    absolutely adore those boots!

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  68. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I love this whole outfit! Everything looks gorgeous! And I totally know that it's only 9 and I have something on my white pants already feeling! I get it all the time.


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  69. Supal says:

    I want to come to Dallas just for that! I also want to steal your boots… fortunately for me, I'm entirely too careful. Can wear white after white after white… but I am always too afraid to wear white trousers.

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  70. Ahka Vintage says:

    Great scarf! Love the casual look in this outfit!

    AHKA VINTAGE BLOG Sign up for special AHKA store priviledges

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  71. Ashley says:

    The sweater looks (and I'm sure feels) beautiful, but I'm obsessed with that scarf! Maybe I'm just a little TOO excited about winter? Oh well. Bring on the chunky scarves!

    xo Ashley

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  72. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this outfit! my goodness, gorgeous! love the sweater

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  73. Mica says:

    Love the printed scarf, even though it sticks with the blacks and greys it really adds to the outfit πŸ™‚ Looks nice and cosy πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  74. Lisa Visbeen Lehmann says:

    adore the boots. very chic. so glad i found you…love your style!

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  75. Paige says:

    I love that your sweater is short sleeves but it still loose! Fabulous outfit!

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  76. Michelle Chan says:

    love how great but effortless this outfit looks!


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  77. Abby says:

    This outfit is comfy, effortless perfection. I adore that scarf.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  78. EnterKelly says:

    Those boots are amazing!! Somehow I can get away with white pants, but I'm usually SUCH a messy person. Bah!

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  80. The sweater looks beautiful I LOVE your style and your blog. Your definitely my favorite fashion blog.

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