Back Up Plan

You see that small half inch of snow / sleet or what we like to call here in Texas a ‘wintery mix’ behind me? Well that little bit of weather has closed all the schools, some roadways and more importantly all of my local coffee shops that I hit up like a bad habit on a daily basis. Snowpocalpyse? Perhaps not. But when you force my coffee shops to close, that’s some type of natural disaster in my book. 
We of course are not prepared for this kind of weather down here and you can’t blame us. We are used to warm weather all the time which is why I had to reverse my brain back to layers again today. I’d planned to wear this top and sweater combo with a skirt and dare I say — bare legs — this week but I think my back up plan of red pants worked out in my favor. You know I love a pop of red and I never mind a back up plan. (I mean 90% of my plans are back up plans, let’s be honest.) 
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  1. 02.23.15 · Reply
  2. Love the windowpane top!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  3. love the pop of colour! cute look!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  4. Clare says:

    Ahh! Coffee shop closing? That’s intense. Typically on a Northeast snow day I can at least count on my coffee house opening. Yikes! Sorry! That’s a bummer. but at least you look super cute.

    Clare | Understated Classics

    02.23.15 · Reply
  5. Mel says:

    Love the print of your top! The red pants are perfect with this look

    http://www.girlandthepolkadot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  6. I absolutely cannot get enough of this outfit! I love ALL of the pieces! You look great and I see West and Lou back there! 🙂

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    02.23.15 · Reply
  7. Katie says:

    Frankly, I’m just impressed by the heels! I grew up in a land where it snowed every winter and I STILL can’t go out in snow without socks and sturdy tennis shoes/boots!

    I love Loft’s red for spring. It is just the best version of red.

    02.23.15 · Reply
  8. You look lovely even in that cold weather! I cant believe it closed coffee shops and schools! x

    http://leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

    02.23.15 · Reply
  9. Kate says:

    A.) You look completely adorable, I love this top & the pop of red! And B.) as a Canadian, all I have to say is: HAHAHAHA! That is what April/May looks like here. 😉 Though we are equipped with snow tires, plows and salt trucks, I suppose. But seriously, the banks at the end of my driveway are higher than my head, and the only time my work has been closed was when we got 45cm in one day. Lots of love, your slightly bitter Canadian friend. 😉

    02.23.15 · Reply
  10. Jessica S says:

    What a cute look…and that bag – FABULOUS! I love the red, black and white combo too.

    -Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  11. Wish we got that snow here in San Antonio! No matter how long I live here I still think it’s insane how little snow does the city in! But I kind of love it. No snow shoveling AND I get snow days? Yes please.

    02.23.15 · Reply
  12. Natali says:

    Looking so beautiful in this elegant and vibrant outfit! I like your pants and bag very much. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  13. I love this outfit! I’ve been admiring that sweater every time I walk past Loft!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  14. Kimberly Ann says:

    I’m in Dallas and I’m not complaining about ICEpocalypse! LOL my office closed so.. that’s always a good thing 🙂 I love the outfit! I missed Texas and how everything closes for a little ice haha

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

    02.23.15 · Reply
  15. Adorable sweatshirt!

    Kristina does the Internets

    02.23.15 · Reply
  16. Tara says:

    That pop of color is so necessary with this cold and frigid weather we are dealing with on the east coast! Perhaps I should incorporate more colors in my winter wardrobe too 🙂

    http://www.recalcitrantgirl.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  17. Sharyn Busick says:

    A total fave! Those pants are beautiful and they fit you so well. It’s a bit brisk up here in North Carolina, too. Bundle up, y’all! 😉

    02.23.15 · Reply
  18. Oh this is great! and I love how you’re teasing the proper east coast folks with this wintery mix and cropped trouser look 🙂 haha xx

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    02.23.15 · Reply
  19. Hannele says:

    Oh I love this outfit! That red is really something <3.

    <3 Hannele
    http://www.rakkaudellahannele.fi

    02.23.15 · Reply
  20. Ohh I have had my eye on that windowpane sweater and I love how you paired it with that flowy top underneath! I’m also loving your beautiful RM satchel!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  21. Gabriela Grębska says:
    02.23.15 · Reply
  22. I adore that windowpane sweatshirt/sweater!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  23. FREED MODE says:

    Chic look, love everything, just perfect. Love it.

    http://freedmode.blogspot.fr/

    Kisses
    See you soon

    02.23.15 · Reply
  24. Lovely outfit!
    || D I A N A ||
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    02.23.15 · Reply
  25. It is so crazy that there is snow there!! If it snowed where I live (OC in California) I know everything would be shut down also! haha But your coffee shops being shut down is no laughing matter, that sounds so terrible! Love your outfit though, and love that it has color; it’s the best way to brighten up a dull day!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  26. Eden Mint says:

    Beautiful outfit, love your purse!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  27. I love wearing red pants in the winter time. They give a pop of colour and looks sharp against a wintry white background <3

    02.23.15 · Reply
  28. rhiannon says:

    loving the red pants!

    http://www.amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  29. Bethe Wright says:

    You are a brave woman to wear those heels on that ice! I’m over here in Fort Worth hiding out in leggings and Tuggs (Target Uggs) with the toddler still in her footie pajamas from last night. (But your outfit is super cute!)

    02.23.15 · Reply
  30. Freckles Olives says:

    Definitely good call: I love the blush next to the red pants! Such a pretty color combo
    xoxo
    Hannah
    http://www.frecklesandolives.blogspot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  31. you look beautiful! i adore that top!

    ladies in navy

    02.23.15 · Reply
  32. Florentina Scusi says:

    Such a lovely clear look!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  33. Hey a back-up plan shows adaptability and being adaptable is a wonderful skill! I love when things just work out. We’re in California and anytime it gets cold, I have to struggle to find an outfit I’ll stay warm in for the full day. Good luck with your “wintery mix”.

    xoxo
    Katie

    02.23.15 · Reply
  34. Berty Morales says:

    Just Gorgeous!

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
    To read more about this Latina fashion diary visit http://www.facebook.com/MadForFashionForLess

    02.23.15 · Reply
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  36. Dana Mannarino says:

    This is such an amazing look! You look so good, definitely one of my favorites!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    02.23.15 · Reply
  37. Love the windowpane top!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  38. I have family down in Frisco and my cousins are on day two of snow days…insane! You look amazing here, but what’s new 😉

    26 and Not Counting

    02.23.15 · Reply
  39. love the pop of colour! cute look!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  40. Clare says:

    Ahh! Coffee shop closing? That's intense. Typically on a Northeast snow day I can at least count on my coffee house opening. Yikes! Sorry! That's a bummer. but at least you look super cute.

    Clare | Understated Classics

    02.23.15 · Reply
  41. Mel says:

    Love the print of your top! The red pants are perfect with this look

    http://www.girlandthepolkadot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  42. Sarah Dufries says:

    I absolutely cannot get enough of this outfit! I love ALL of the pieces! You look great and I see West and Lou back there! 🙂

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    02.23.15 · Reply
  43. Katie says:

    Frankly, I'm just impressed by the heels! I grew up in a land where it snowed every winter and I STILL can't go out in snow without socks and sturdy tennis shoes/boots!

    I love Loft's red for spring. It is just the best version of red.

    02.23.15 · Reply
  44. love your top kendy 🙂

    02.23.15 · Reply
  45. You look lovely even in that cold weather! I cant believe it closed coffee shops and schools! x

    http://leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

    02.23.15 · Reply
  46. Kate says:

    A.) You look completely adorable, I love this top & the pop of red! And B.) as a Canadian, all I have to say is: HAHAHAHA! That is what April/May looks like here. 😉 Though we are equipped with snow tires, plows and salt trucks, I suppose. But seriously, the banks at the end of my driveway are higher than my head, and the only time my work has been closed was when we got 45cm in one day. Lots of love, your slightly bitter Canadian friend. 😉

    02.23.15 · Reply
  47. Jessica S says:

    What a cute look…and that bag – FABULOUS! I love the red, black and white combo too.

    -Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  48. Wish we got that snow here in San Antonio! No matter how long I live here I still think it's insane how little snow does the city in! But I kind of love it. No snow shoveling AND I get snow days? Yes please.

    02.23.15 · Reply
  49. Natali says:

    Looking so beautiful in this elegant and vibrant outfit! I like your pants and bag very much. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  50. I love this outfit! I've been admiring that sweater every time I walk past Loft!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  51. Kimberly Ann says:

    I'm in Dallas and I'm not complaining about ICEpocalypse! LOL my office closed so.. that's always a good thing 🙂 I love the outfit! I missed Texas and how everything closes for a little ice haha

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

    02.23.15 · Reply
  52. Adorable sweatshirt!

    Kristina does the Internets

    02.23.15 · Reply
  53. Tara says:

    That pop of color is so necessary with this cold and frigid weather we are dealing with on the east coast! Perhaps I should incorporate more colors in my winter wardrobe too 🙂

    http://www.recalcitrantgirl.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  54. Sharyn Busick says:

    A total fave! Those pants are beautiful and they fit you so well. It's a bit brisk up here in North Carolina, too. Bundle up, y'all! 😉

    02.23.15 · Reply
  55. Oh this is great! and I love how you're teasing the proper east coast folks with this wintery mix and cropped trouser look 🙂 haha xx

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    02.23.15 · Reply
  56. Hannele says:

    Oh I love this outfit! That red is really something <3.

    <3 Hannele
    http://www.rakkaudellahannele.fi

    02.23.15 · Reply
  57. Ohh I have had my eye on that windowpane sweater and I love how you paired it with that flowy top underneath! I'm also loving your beautiful RM satchel!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  58. Gabriela Grębska says:
    02.23.15 · Reply
  59. I adore that windowpane sweatshirt/sweater!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  60. FREED MODE says:

    Chic look, love everything, just perfect. Love it.

    http://freedmode.blogspot.fr/

    Kisses
    See you soon

    02.23.15 · Reply
  61. Sarah H. says:

    That sweatshirt was not at all flattering on me like it is on you, but I did get the matching skirt! I just love the windowpane print. I’m also going to refrain from teasing you about what you had to wear for “bad” weather. Forget I even brought it up.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    02.23.15 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      You know I wanted the skirt but I don’t know…I couldn’t justify it, for some reason? I don’t know… that sounds weird because I loved it and together with this top it would be adorable but I just wasn’t feeling it. Oh I kind of feel the same about the sweatshirt as you do, it’s boxy so it’s not super flattering in person but I liked it anyways. non-flattering pieces have never stopped me before 🙂

      02.25.15 · Reply
  62. Diana says:

    Lovely outfit!
    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  63. It is so crazy that there is snow there!! If it snowed where I live (OC in California) I know everything would be shut down also! haha But your coffee shops being shut down is no laughing matter, that sounds so terrible! Love your outfit though, and love that it has color; it's the best way to brighten up a dull day!

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  64. Kayla D says:

    I love this window pane sweatshirt! And the red pants are the perfect pop of color!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

    02.23.15 · Reply
  65. Eden Mint says:

    Beautiful outfit, love your purse!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  66. I love wearing red pants in the winter time. They give a pop of colour and looks sharp against a wintry white background <3

    02.23.15 · Reply
  67. rhiannon says:

    loving the red pants!

    http://www.amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  68. Bethe Wright says:

    You are a brave woman to wear those heels on that ice! I'm over here in Fort Worth hiding out in leggings and Tuggs (Target Uggs) with the toddler still in her footie pajamas from last night. (But your outfit is super cute!)

    02.23.15 · Reply
  69. Freckles Olives says:

    Definitely good call: I love the blush next to the red pants! Such a pretty color combo
    xoxo
    Hannah
    http://www.frecklesandolives.blogspot.com

    02.23.15 · Reply
  70. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you look beautiful! i adore that top!

    ladies in navy

    02.23.15 · Reply
  71. Sasa Zoe says:

    Cute! <3

    Shall We Sasa

    02.23.15 · Reply
  72. Florentina Scusi says:

    Such a lovely clear look!

    02.23.15 · Reply
  73. Nidhi says:

    My city reacts the same way when it comes to snow, perks of living in the south! I do love that shade of red, the whole outfit looks great!

    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

    02.23.15 · Reply
  74. Hey a back-up plan shows adaptability and being adaptable is a wonderful skill! I love when things just work out. We're in California and anytime it gets cold, I have to struggle to find an outfit I'll stay warm in for the full day. Good luck with your "wintery mix".

    xoxo
    Katie

    02.23.15 · Reply
  75. lavieenliz says:

    love that top

    http://hashtagliz.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  76. Dana Mannarino says:

    This is such an amazing look! You look so good, definitely one of my favorites!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    02.24.15 · Reply
  77. Jessica says:

    I have family down in Frisco and my cousins are on day two of snow days…insane! You look amazing here, but what's new 😉

    26 and Not Counting

    02.24.15 · Reply
  78. handdriati says:

    love your top kendy 🙂

    02.24.15 · Reply
  79. I love your window pane top with the red pants

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  80. Sarah H. says:

    That sweatshirt was not at all flattering on me like it is on you, but I did get the matching skirt! I just love the windowpane print. I'm also going to refrain from teasing you about what you had to wear for "bad" weather. Forget I even brought it up.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

    02.24.15 · Reply
  81. Kayla D says:

    I love this window pane sweatshirt! And the red pants are the perfect pop of color!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

    02.24.15 · Reply
  82. Ago Prime says:

    WONDERFUL LOOK, I LOVE IT!

    http://www.agoprime.it

    02.24.15 · Reply
  83. Nidhi says:

    My city reacts the same way when it comes to snow, perks of living in the south! I do love that shade of red, the whole outfit looks great!

    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

    02.24.15 · Reply
  84. Rach says:

    Amazing look! Totally would wear this in the office and out!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  85. I love your window pane top with the red pants

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  86. Ago Prime says:

    WONDERFUL LOOK, I LOVE IT!

    http://www.agoprime.it

    02.24.15 · Reply
  87. Stephanie says:

    I love how Texas shuts EVERYTHING down when a single snowflake hits the ground. On another note, I love this look for the office. It stays in line with the corporate dress code, yet is still fun with the pop of red, layering and the grid pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      YES girl YES. We shut it down. I mean to be fair it was all ice and the roads were just one solid popsicle but yes, everything was down. We just don’t know how to deal in the south. 😉

      Thanks for the kind words on the outfit! 🙂

      02.25.15 · Reply
  88. I would flip out if it snowed! But really those red pants are perfect on you!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  89. Amanda says:

    I have been following your blog for a while now, but just had a revelation…you look like Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey! you both are poised, graceful, and lovely. Love the blog; keep up the good work 🙂

    02.24.15 · Reply
  90. Heidi D. says:

    These pants just made me happy!

    Heidi
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  91. I love those pants! I just ordered them (and also included the matching red jacquard sweatshirt).

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    02.24.15 · Reply
  92. Nikki says:

    that sweatshirt is so cute!

    xx nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  93. Love the windowpane sweater with the pop of color!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  94. Rach says:

    Amazing look! Totally would wear this in the office and out!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  95. Chioma says:

    i love that sweatshirt and the pop of red Kendi!

    Chioma

    C’s Evolution of Style

    02.24.15 · Reply
  96. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    what a great outfit! love your pants

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  97. Kathleen Harper says:

    LOVE how you styled this sweater. Your pants make the whole look pop!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  98. have that purse in the periwinkle and i can’t wait to pull it out for spring!

    -Annie
    http://www.takeabiteblog.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  99. Trou Vang says:

    I love the red, camel and white together!

    http://www.thepeculiartrouth.com/

    02.24.15 · Reply
  100. Stephanie says:

    I love how Texas shuts EVERYTHING down when a single snowflake hits the ground. On another note, I love this look for the office. It stays in line with the corporate dress code, yet is still fun with the pop of red, layering and the grid pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  101. I would flip out if it snowed! But really those red pants are perfect on you!
    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  102. Amanda says:

    I have been following your blog for a while now, but just had a revelation…you look like Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey! you both are poised, graceful, and lovely. Love the blog; keep up the good work 🙂

    02.24.15 · Reply
  103. Heidi D. says:

    These pants just made me happy!

    Heidi
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  104. I love those pants! I just ordered them (and also included the matching red jacquard sweatshirt).

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    02.24.15 · Reply
  105. Nikki says:

    that sweatshirt is so cute!

    xx nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  106. Love the windowpane sweater with the pop of color!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  107. Nydia E. Mercado says:

    Love this look, so chic!

    02.24.15 · Reply
  108. Chioma says:

    i love that sweatshirt and the pop of red Kendi!

    Chioma

    C's Evolution of Style

    02.24.15 · Reply
  109. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    what a great outfit! love your pants

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  110. Kathleen Harper says:

    LOVE how you styled this sweater. Your pants make the whole look pop!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  111. annie tucker says:

    have that purse in the periwinkle and i can't wait to pull it out for spring!

    -Annie
    http://www.takeabiteblog.com

    02.24.15 · Reply
  112. Anna D Kart says:

    First of all, you look stunning girl! Your style is becoming more polished and corporate-friendly than shop-girl I think…

    Also, I love that you are bringing designer pieces into your wardrobe and have such understated elegance to your looks! So grown-up Kendi

    HAPPY MEDLEY

    02.24.15 · Reply
  113. Trou Vang says:

    I love the red, camel and white together!

    http://www.thepeculiartrouth.com/

    02.24.15 · Reply
  114. You look stunning!

    xo Caroline
    http://www.ladylikelace.com/

    02.24.15 · Reply
  115. Nydia E. Mercado says:

    Love this look, so chic!

    02.25.15 · Reply
  116. Anna D Kart says:

    First of all, you look stunning girl! Your style is becoming more polished and corporate-friendly than shop-girl I think…

    Also, I love that you are bringing designer pieces into your wardrobe and have such understated elegance to your looks! So grown-up Kendi

    HAPPY MEDLEY

    02.25.15 · Reply
  117. Caroline says:

    You look stunning!

    xo Caroline
    http://www.ladylikelace.com/

    02.25.15 · Reply
  118. Kendiiiii why are you encouraging my shopping addictionnnnn. I love that windowpane sweater – it must be mine!

    02.25.15 · Reply
  119. Kendi Lea says:

    YES girl YES. We shut it down. I mean to be fair it was all ice and the roads were just one solid popsicle but yes, everything was down. We just don't know how to deal in the south. 😉

    Thanks for the kind words on the outfit! 🙂

    02.25.15 · Reply
  120. Kendi Lea says:

    You know I wanted the skirt but I don't know…I couldn't justify it, for some reason? I don't know… that sounds weird because I loved it and together with this top it would be adorable but I just wasn't feeling it. Oh I kind of feel the same about the sweatshirt as you do, it's boxy so it's not super flattering in person but I liked it anyways. non-flattering pieces have never stopped me before 🙂

    02.25.15 · Reply
  121. Maddy says:

    Kendiiiii why are you encouraging my shopping addictionnnnn. I love that windowpane sweater – it must be mine!

    02.25.15 · Reply
  122. Sheaffer Sims says:

    I have those pants and LOVE them!!!! They look awesome on you! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂

    02.25.15 · Reply
  123. Sheaffer Sims says:

    I have those pants and LOVE them!!!! They look awesome on you! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂

    02.26.15 · Reply
  124. I love those pants and that sweatshirt! I love everything about this <3

    Easy, Frugal Style

    02.26.15 · Reply
  125. Stunning look! Love the pop of red and the stylish top! Perfect <3

    xx
    Helô, from Vestido do dia

    02.26.15 · Reply
  126. I love those pants and that sweatshirt! I love everything about this <3

    Easy, Frugal Style

    02.26.15 · Reply
  127. Stunning look! Love the pop of red and the stylish top! Perfect <3

    xx
    Helô

    02.26.15 · Reply
  128. Noel Bangs says:

    Really cute look! I love the window pane print! It looks great with red!

    NB
    http://www.elanfashionblog.com/

    02.28.15 · Reply
  129. Noel Bangs says:

    Really cute look! I love the window pane print! It looks great with red!

    02.28.15 · Reply