plain jane

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I was bound and determined to make this outfit work today. Why? Because I wanted to be comfortable, that’s why. And what’s more comfortable than a shirt that doesn’t touch your body? Nothing. Well maybe a recliner or a hammock or a velour pants suit. But other than those three things — nothing. Anyways, I couldn’t figure out if I should go belt-less or with a belt — turns outs the belt adds just the right amount of …beltiness. I don’t know what it adds, I was trying to sound cool. It just looked better that’s all.
I got my shoes at Target, you guys, for $24. I’d been eyeing the Steve Madden ones that were about 3 times the price when I had just innocently walked into Target and found these genuine pleather clogs. Let me warn you though — they may be cheap and trendy but I’m very afraid of falling to my death in those heels. There is not much there to support this 5’9″ frame. I feel like I’m walking on little barbie doll legs. Which let’s be honest, never works out the way you want it to.
(Also — don’t go out and try to find these pants at Banana Republic. I got them 3 years ago for $20. They’d kick you right out if you asked for that kind of deal.)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03956934158360707886 Chaucee

    Wow, I'm impressed Target made such cute shoes! Actually, most of my shoes come from there so I guess I should understand it now πŸ˜€
    I was there earlier today and I'm glad I didn't walk down the shoe department. It could have gotten ugly.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16235678101106805108 Dip-tea

    Ditto.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01150085938843378735 Casey Turner

    This outfit is so great! Looks super comfy…not sure if the heels are comfy but they look great!! Everytime I see your outfits, I want to run right out and buy something like it, sad but true! :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16235678101106805108 Dip-tea

    Simple and chic! Love the shoes. You are a living breathing Target endorsement for shoes. And I mean that in a good way.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08836371074598887840 Linda (little tin soldier)

    You look so chic Kendi! I love your Target shoes, too.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/09450654612532155167 MONKEYFACE

    I love all your leather-colored accessories today. I have a Target obsession, but I have yet to find shoes that I found comfortable there, so you'll have to give us an update on how these fared for your feet besides giving you the stilts effect!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08554644356622213284 CurvyGirlChic

    i LOVE this look! so casual chic. :)

    Where is the bag from?? I love it!!!

    xoxo Allison

    http://www.CurvyGirlChic.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11381863556103235775 The Pretty Pauper

    Those are cute shoes! I think I need to make a trip to Target!

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
    prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05722177586033297780 Jeanna

    This outfit is so simple, but it looks AMAZING on you. Honestly, it's so flattering! Those shoes are great, and this post makes me want to run right to Target and buy them…except that our Target is closed right now, so I guess the shoes will have to wait for me until tomorrow, at least. :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16946981427557188592 anna

    plain jane is gorgeous! your legs look 8miles long!!

  • Anonymous

    I too love the bag…..Where???

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08511118462274490508 Lovers, Saints & Sailors

    The beltiness really makes it. I have to say.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12098744323184143823 Angeline

    This outfit looks so comfy and chic…I think switching out the bag would change up the look completely (i like your slouchy for laidback, but i could also see it with a structured bag for a more work-ish feel).

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05145620655017112036 amberly

    I bought those Coral canvas heels online at Urban today because of all your 30/30 times wearing them and how frickin' cute you were in them!!!

    Now I want these clogs!

    Stop it Kendi! You're making me spend money!!! :)

  • http://epapaion.tumblr.com Eleni

    I love the bag!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16146219610418531109 museumgirl22

    I've been looking for cute clogs that are affordable EVERYWHERE…I guess I'm going to have to try my local Target..I doubt I can walk in those though πŸ˜›

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02142398462068516943 Krameymartin

    LOVE cheap, trendy Target shoes. Super cute look!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12731219140048626330 Venn

    those shoes are great n cheapp! u could bring an extra ballet shoes just in case the shoes kills :p hahaa,,

    xoxo

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17262378808160680148 ciupa

    love it!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04217017076625610135 Destined For Now

    Wow on the shoes. Target never has ANY cute shoes when I go in.

  • http://basiccravings.wordpress.com/ basiccravings

    Kendi, LOVE the half tuck! I have been rocking this tuck a lot lately. I love a simple look!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06707916936063694975 Jill GG (good life for less)

    I love this outfit… hooray! So super cute. The clogs are perfect because you can see if you even like them before spending a ton on them. yay for Target!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02579870054370714442 Fifo and Janni

    Well, mission accomplished! It works! Never thought black, gray, and brown would look good together. You make neutrals work! Now if you'll excuse me, I must copy your outfit. :o)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07348913525558680225 eek

    sometimes the simplest outfits look the best! great Tar-jay buy :)

  • Anonymous

    All of the pants I own from Banana Republic have cost me less than $25. The best time to find them are during the July 4 sales. It just involves a little happy hunting and digging. So, it's still quite possible to get that good a deal there!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10610538836646535287 FASHION BUTTER

    Great outfit. Right up my alley.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17054686256991598688 Kendi Lea

    You guys — My purse is from Gap a few years ago. It was one heck of a deal. I wrote about it here: http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/2010/07/there-is-nothing-cool-about-number-14.html

    Anon — thanks for the tip! I've wondered in there a few times lately and you're right they do have some great sales. My eyes just want the full-priced things πŸ˜‰

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05316749500678318719 Sal

    I'm so bummed that purse isn't current season. I LOVE it! But glad to hear it was such a steal.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02902994438684155567 Melissa

    So, so simple but you look incredibly chic in this casual outfit. I love the gray, black and tan combination and the necklace adds just the perfect amount of sparkle.

    I love that the belt is off-center too, that's a subtle but great touch!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07616320737449151038 Taylor

    I know which shoes you are talking about at Steve Madden! Only one of many on my wish list there for fall. As always, your outfit is super cute!

    xo
    Taylor

    http://sometimeshavingitall.blogspot.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16183388014762196636 Amber’s Notebook

    Anything but plain! And you totally have made me rethink target shoes!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13411551759288047846 Archives

    <3 those shoes!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00202166011433938916 Work With What You’ve Got

    Thanks, friend! I just ordered those shoes so fast I might have whiplash! XOXO

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15145208222140794943 Le Temps d’M

    nice outfit πŸ˜‰

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01932883321764191406 christa @ enSTYLEpedia

    love it- i have to go to a dr's appt later and i wish this is what i was wearing…i love the necklace.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04351546779292626434 Gracie

    love your outfit and love those shoes!

    very cute blog, by the way – first time reader but I'll be back!

    xo,
    Grace
    http://theflipsideofoz.blogspot.com/

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12217703808886269753 Keira

    Kendi, I love this!! Casual, but oh-so-chic :) Thanks for sharing the Tarjay clogs… great find!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03247516933133353216 Bad Taste Toast

    I love the necklace so mcuh!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17336783637792925807 Lauren

    You seriously find the best shoes at Target – can you please sprinkle some of your Kendi-unbelievable-deal-on-Target-way-too-cute-shoes magic dust on those of us who live in Northern VA? Please and thank you!

    Super-cute, comfy chic outfit. Love it!

    Small Time Style

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16355951932792696160 megannielsen

    Kendi those shoes are freaking amazing!!! I MUST HAVE A PAIR. Yep I'm so excited that I felt it necessary to write in caps… even though it now looks like i'm yelling at you. lol.

  • http://sincerelysamantha.com Samantha

    That outfit is the perfect mix of casual and cute! Love it!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

  • http://Istyle4less.tumblr.com Gen

    I thought I read it wrong, but your shoes was indeed from target! I have a black one from Steve madden. Wow what a find! Aaah I wish there's a target here in Juneau!

    Ps. You look adorable, not plain Jane at all :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16720997862417551402 Lorena

    Wow what a great find at Target.
    I have to say that when you mention you feel like you have no support when walking, has reminded me that I have to walk to my car and am asking myself if I will make it there with the SHOES I AM WEARING:..

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13236304226221276962 rlutz

    comfy but looks chic…so great!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17919111045519112447 Grace, Money Smart Fashion

    I have that shirt frm Gap, it's fantastic.

    I love the shoes too, I've been looking for a cheaper replacement simce I'm still kind of on the fence about clogs anyway.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16130684780263355948 Frances Joy

    I like the beltiness. Also, I love those pants. I will say, though, that I routinely find impossibly cheap things at Banana. I am a clearance rack fiend.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14777185650039366860 Sally

    Definitely a #1 outfit!

    Sally
    http://ursaminor-sally.blogspot.com/

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11603862208189203693 J E S S U

    Wonderful!
    Love your Target clogs! and how they match your bag so well!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04500824333653482953 Elaine

    Love it! Those clogs are so cute.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  • http://eatsleepwear.wordpress.com/ eatsleepwear

    dear kendie, u are gorgeous and i LOVE this outfit. i wish u were coming to NYFW so we could sip decaf lattes together.

    xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02864884707495470417 Jenava

    As soon as I saw the pics I thought, that's weird, I was just in BR looking for some pants like that and didn't find any! Then I saw the last sentence. Good thing you warned us!