I found this shirt at J.Crew the other day when my Christmas money was burning a hole in my pocket. (It lasted 5 days. That might be a new record.) I think this tee was made for me. Perfection is a burden that I try not to carry. What is that saying? Perfection is boring. That is a very true statement, although currently I’m rocking some very well-hidden adult acne and I’d really like if my skin could strive to be boring. That would be great.



The next tee J.Crew needs to make is “yes, these heels do hurt” and “but coffee first” I will be able to wear all of my motto’s in t-shirt form. Also remember when I said that bold earrings are in this year in my last post? Is this actually true or did I just want you to think I was cool? You may never know.


tee: J.Crew

blazer: bloom

pants: J.Crew

heels: Similar

bag: Kelly Wynne

earrings: similar

sunnies: old Coach / Similar

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116 Responses

  1. i love your new hair so much, it suits you very well 🙂

  2. I love love love this outfit and really want those pants from J.Crew! So cute! xo

  3. What a great look and in love with your new hair style. Great pants so bright and perfect for Spring 2014. Those earrings are just to die for. Gorge!

  4. Ha! It worked. I think you are cool and I feel better about myself for my love of statement earrings. My aunt and I have been rocking them for years. The bigger, the better – she calls them "ear trash."

  5. That's a fun tee and the way you've styled it is even better! I'm so happy bold earrings are going to have a big come back, cause I'm a fan of those! J Crew should be definitely making those tees soon, they'd be a hit!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  6. There is literally nothing I can say about this outfit except for absolutely wonderful! I love the pattern of the pants, and the shirt is awesome. Love the short hair, too!

  7. Your hair is breath taking!! I love it! This is beautiful! The shirt and earrings are my fave 🙂

  8. I want a series of t-shirts with things I constantly say in my classroom, but I'm pretty sure my students would be sick of that. Love the earrings! My lobes would have rebelled against me the second I put those on. They're wimps when it comes to big earrings. My t-shirt right now says, "Jealous of your earrings."


  9. I love the earrings! Such a cute color! And I love this tee such a good motto. I agree J. Crew does need to come out with a shirt that says, "these heels do hurt" because well most of the time they do!

    Have a wonderful day,

  10. I'm going to be honest… I was really sad to see you get your hair cut. Until this post! Oh my goodness, I love it. Might have to go and copy it asap. Love this whole look. I guess you really can do know wrong, Kendi 😉

  11. Love this outfit, especially the shirt! Perfection is a battle I struggle with everyday, even though I am so far from it!

  12. love those crazy pants! andthe eassings are cute too!


  13. Nobody's Perfect……except This Lady!!!!!! Killer new hair style!! That's what I love about you!!! You do a dramatic change to your physical appearance and then nonchalantly discuss T-shirt options from Crew!!! Perfection!!!!

  14. Kendi, you look so stunning and vibrant…the hair, the earrings, the whole ensemble really…you are totally rocking this outfit! Thanks for inspiring me to step out of my comfort zone from dressing like a snooze to taking chances with outfits and finding out it totally works!

  15. Love this Kendi 🙂 Those pants are gorgeous and loving those statement earrings.



  16. I absolutely love your hair; the length looks great on you, which I'm sure any length would. And, because you said so, I'm going to start rocking the bold earring trend! I really like the sound of it.

    NCsquared Life

  17. Amazing style ! You would surly enjoy Fashom.com where you can share your everyday fashion looks, and seek inspiration !

  18. This has to be one of my favourite outfits from you Kendi! You look amazing! I just bought a tee from J.Crew that says "blah blah blah blah" I love it! If they had tees in those mottos you suggested I'd get them in a second! xx


  19. It must be opposite day because you look PERFECT!! This is seriously one of my fav outfits ever.

  20. Kendi! I love love love those earrings! You're so right- the bold, statement necklaces / earrings are coming back. I have to say, I've been following your blog for a while now, and I'm truly inspired by every outfit you put together. I can't wait to continue to follow along – p.s. love the new haircut, you can pull it off and i'm definitely jealous of that!

  21. Amazing look! This looks so good
    Before carrying out any look…i always use veet wax strips.

  22. Gorgeous earrings and bag! I think you are right and statement earrings will definitely be big this year!


  23. Amazing. I would buy the "yes these heels do hurt" shirt if it came out 😉

  24. Your hair looks AMAZING!!! suits you so so well. You always look perfect though.

  25. I love love your blog and style! We seem so similar in ways! I always love reading your blogs, they're one of my favorites! And you're right, statement earrings are definitely "IN" this year! (Although I may be biased a bit since I am a jewelry designer…) anyway love this blog post!


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