Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kendi's Namesake

Sometimes I run my errands around town and think about the side of me that the strangers that live in my city don't know about, my style blog. There are times when I run my errands wearing jeans, t-shirt, no make-up, hair up and I realize I blend in with the rest of the people. No one glances at me to see what I am wearing or to wonder why I would wear it. As much as I enjoy blending in, the plain jane looks makes me feel a bit "blah". I realize now that I don't mind being a little overdressed. My mom and my teenage cousin told me my skirt was a little too short. I just laughed and said it wasn't. I really like this skirt. I ordered it from The Kissing Tree Vintage's store on eBay. You should check it out. Isn't it awesome that my sandals blend it with my skin color? haha!

cardigan: Forever 21; tank: Ross; skirt: The Kissing Tree Vintage; shoes: Target; belt: from another American Eagle dress; necklace: Forever 21

I went out Saturday night and I was overdressed. I really liked my outfit. I ordered the Kendi Everyday dress from ModCloth (see Kendi wear it here) when it went on sale a month or so ago. I have been dying to wear it ever since and decided a dinner to celebrate a friend's marriage was the perfect occassion.

I really wanted to find a lightweight black cardigan to wear with this dress. Unfortunately, while I was at the mall the power went out due to a storm. I went with the gray blazer I already owned. It didn't look too shabby. blazer: American Eagle; dress: ModCloth; tights: We Love Colors; shoes: Steve Madden; bracelet: Forever 21


dotie said...

i totally get what you're saying..blending in gives a sense of safety but what's life without taking a few chances right :)
cute cardigan!

eclectic du jour

Stephanie said...

I love both outfits. The second one reminds me of something Zooey Deschanel might wear. Such a cute dress.

Stefany said...

I love both outfits! And I say, it's always better to be overdressed than under dressed. :)

Erin said...

I can identify. I don't really dress up but I guess I do compared to a lot of people. I'm not from the area I live in but my boyfriend grew up here. People tend to think I'm more refined or high maintenance until they get to know me but really I just love clothes!