Dark Side


You will notice my face is hidden in most of these photos. That’s because it decided to not wake up today. Morning face all day long — it’s the curse of switching back to standard time. Easy solution for picture taking though, just crop the face. You came here for my outfit anyways, right?

I’m usually really into bold, bright colors and, well I still am (ahem… yesterday’s pants) but my color wheel seems to be much more muted this fall. I’ve been drawn to black and dark neutrals much more than I normally am. Is it the season? is this me getting old? am I going color blind? I don’t know, but I’m into it. 


dress: (new!) at bloom

jacket: bb dakota // love this one

booties: madewell / similar

purse: marc by marc jacobs

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  1. WorkThatBump says:

    I think the best solution is bright red lipstick, like you've done!


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  2. Natali says:

    This outfit is so great! Love your dress and booties!


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  3. Leslie says:

    You still look gorge! Cute jacket!


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  4. Great dress!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  5. aitanareimondez says:

    I love your make up πŸ˜‰



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  6. chelseaandthecity says:

    I love darker colors in the Fall and this outfit is the perfect Autumn color palette Kendi!

    Chelsea & The City

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  7. Such a cute dress and I love that jacket on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Androbel says:

    love your lip color and your printed top.

    http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com new post!! πŸ™‚

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  9. You look lovely! I'm not sure what "morning face" you're talking about! LOVE the boots! πŸ™‚

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  10. Londyn says:

    So lovely dear! You look so pretty with your hair up like that πŸ™‚


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  11. Ditto about the colors. You look fab as usual!

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  12. ellen says:

    I have been reaching for gray, black, and olive as well….

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  13. amy says:

    I can't believe that dress is being sold for 100.00. I wouldnt pay 5.00 for it. To be honest, it's very unflattering. I have seen you do much better in clothes. Ditch that dress!!!

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  14. Supal says:

    The pattern of the dress is perfect! Loving it against the army green! x


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  15. Leah Clark says:

    love the dress! very cute. I love that you still look perfect with morning face! I had morning face all day long without realzing quite what it was called. Thanks for defining it! haha:)

    Leah Faye

    a clover and a bee

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  16. Connie says:

    Love the dress! It's great paired with that jacket too.
    xo, Connie

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  17. Vicki Wilde says:

    It's the season for wearing darker colors! Though I still like to throw in some neon every once and a while. Cheers me up πŸ™‚

    <3 Vicki

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  19. Adoring your printed top a lot, the pattern and colors are gorgeous ;))

    ❀ Tsangtastic.com

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  20. Samantha Peterson says:

    Random photog question – what settings did your photographer shoot in to still get a bright picture despite the blah day/clouds?

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  21. chealsey says:
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  22. love the boots!!

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  23. litsa0628 says:

    Love the jacket and boots!


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  24. MelissaD says:

    Your boots and jacket are so rad! You look amazing like always. I love your blog, I always am so inspired by your sense of style.

    XO Melissa

    Sale Rack!

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  25. mariana says:

    Well itΒ΄s a great outfit and you look great, not much need to crop

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  26. Rebecca says:

    This is such a pretty, edgy outfit! Love the jacket and boots.

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  27. Gorgeous, I'm so loving those boots!

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  28. Erin Brown says:

    The skirt with the military jacket is such a great combo! Love it!



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  29. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    i really love your boots

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  30. Amy says:

    Loving the boots and jacket! Great look!


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  31. Mica says:

    Really like the printed top with the army green jacket! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  33. Rachel says:

    i have found the exact same thing this season!! Maybe this is what happens when we hit 29? maybe its social media seeping in to our sub concious? who knows either way im loving it!!! you are looking so so good in everything lately, and great outfit inspiration xx

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  34. NadFor says:

    Great outfit! loving the boots and the jacket πŸ™‚


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  35. Andrea Litsch says:

    This jacket started me on a hunt for a military jacket where I found the perfect one at Old Navy !!! I also found a few amazing chunky sweaters (all under $40) & I am wearing one of them on my blog today. I tried on the coated denim that you have worn in past posts but sadly it was not the fit for me!! Sometimes I have to keep that in perspective when I'm dealing with such a great price point!


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  36. Allison Buthray says:

    I am also really feeling the neutrals and dark colors this fall which is out of the ordinary for me! I totally feel you though… some mornings my face doesnt decide to wake up either but you still look great in all your pics!

    xoxo, Ally

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  37. lizette rosser says:

    hahahaha I didnt even noticed πŸ˜›


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  38. Agi says:

    I can't even see it. YOu look amazing.I find the evenings harder than the mornings.

    Don't forget to link up tomorrow to my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.



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  39. madison says:

    this is a great outfit! love those booties!


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  40. Darlene says:

    Hi Kendi, you always look lovely, awake or not! I just found out a dress I have for sale on ebay is your signature Modcloth dress. It's new without tags in a size large. It ended up just being too big for me. It's a beautiful dress if anyone has any interest. I sure wish it would have fit me. It's gorgeous! btw, I love your blog!


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  41. Sarah says:

    Well if this is what your morning face looks like consider me jealous! You look stunning.

    The Purse Snatcher

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  42. andrea says:

    gotta love a classic bootie πŸ™‚


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  43. Great military jacket, a must-have this season!

    Jenna of Prima Haven

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  44. Let's hope your not going color blind, but I looooove this outfit!

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  45. Paula says:

    Loved how you styled the military jacket!

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  46. np says:

    Okay, so your post title totally made me have to youtube a bunch of God Warrior clips. Not related, but thanks for that πŸ˜€

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  47. LOVE this look head to toe, gorgeous!

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  48. Kristin says:

    Love the olive jacket! I wear my J.Crew version at least twice a week! Love the bare leg and booties too!

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  49. Great jacket! The olive colour does suit your skin tone!

    Zoe xxx

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  50. Candace Guiducci says:

    that skirt looks really comfortable; love the flow of it and the booties with it.


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  51. gorgeous girl!! You've got transitional Texas dressing down pat

    The Style Scribe

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  52. Stacy Preacher says:

    Lovely! And, btw, you have become my 14yo daughter's go-to girl for fashion! So, from a mom, thanks for being a fun, fashionable AND super cool fashionista for my girl!

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  53. nikki says:

    that dress is amazing!



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  54. Jennifer says:

    Absolutely beautiful top!

    xo Jennifer


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