Good Morning

10.20.10e{Shop: Blazer, Shoes, Similar Pants}I missed an outfit post yesterday due to an emergency. An emergency performance by Sufjan Stevens in Austin. I had to be there you guys, he couldn’t have performed without me. You understand right? Anyways, I wore a repeat of this outfit so its not like you missed anything. Oh but you did. You missed an amazing concert, not to rub it in. (But it was amazing.)

So to make up for not taking pics yesterday, B said that we could take outfit pics this morning instead of waiting until after work. I thought this was a good idea until I remembered the Morning Face ™.

10.20.10fOh that Morning Face. Yeah the one that’s puffy and with pillow lines still on it. The kind of angry, kind of confused looking face. We gave it five minutes to wake up and then shot…guns. We shot guns this morning. I’m kidding we shot photos. But we could have had we wanted to. No one was around to stop us.
On a lighter note, I got my jacket yesterday for $50 at Loft. That’s not a bargain, Kendi! Yes it is friends, when it originally cost $128, that is a bargain. They are having a 50% off sale. If you are not heading there after work, I’m starting to think that you don’t like saving money. And if that’s true, I’m not sure we can be friends. 

  • V

    Love that jacket and just ordered it this morning for myself! I agree, $50 is a sale!

  • Capital Barbie

    Thank you for showing me how to wear a sweatshirt-type blazer! I was at a total loss on how to dress this up. And yes, that IS a steal!

    Love your blog! I'm a loyal follower!

  • Where Heart Meets Sole

    I'm pretty much in love with your scarf. I saw the shop links at the bottom and got really excited.

    But alas, it was not one of them. But don't worry! My saddness of short lived, because you made me laugh.



  • AMS

    LOVE the outfit! And Sufjan! :)

  • Kendi Lea

    Cassidy — H&M unfortunately doesn't sell online or I totally would have listed it. Such a bummer too, since I live in Texas and they have ZERO stores in this state. Maybe there is a location where you live??

  • Emily

    I'm going to Sufjan Stevens in Hotlanta! I seriously cannot wait. Maybe you should repost the post about the post so I can get some ideas on what to wear? Beautiful, btw.

  • Kayla

    Hey I was at Sufjan Stevens too. Wasn't it dreamy? Oh and I look worse than you in the morning, At least your cute outfit is a distraction till you wake up fully.

  • Em

    loveein the scarf, I wish i had it!

  • megannielsen

    So cute Kendi – I love that scarf! I don't worry, we all have morning face. And if it makes you feel better, mine is way worse because it involves waking up to crying babies every morning. hehe

  • Liz

    Fantastic as always Kendi! And I love the way you do math. $50 is indeed quite a savings!

  • Collette Osuna

    Hahaha..cute post…love your jacket by the way, and a deal it is indeed:)
    I think Im going to DSW after work:)

    You look great as always..morning or not:)

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  • Butterfly loves Snapdragons

    OMGoodness!!! I am a huge Sufjan Stevens fan! I almost played one of his songs at my wedding…
    I adore that scarf-the colors are great!
    Love your blog :)

  • rlutz

    I just bought that jacket last night…love how you styled it with that beautiful scarf!
    Morning Kendi is scary…

  • Caton Ann

    I love Sufjan Stevens, and your scarf! and I am now headed to the loft this afternoon, thank you for the heads up!

  • Jess

    Why, I'm wearing that very same scarf today! Except mine is blue and orange and yours is purple and red, or maybe that's just my crappy monitor.

    Thank you kindly for the Loft heads-up.

  • Where Heart Meets Sole

    College Station? No. We have very limited shopping here.



  • Dip-tea

    Very pretty for a casual outfit. Love the pop of red on the otherwise simple chic outfit!!

  • Sarah

    Ha ha indeed it is a deal if we're talking about the loft here! I am so in love with that scarf/bandana. I've been searching for an old lady one at thrift stores but as of now…they look too old lady so I'm holding out for a good one.
    p.s. My morning face is worse than yours, be proud.
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

  • Betsy (Miss B)


    I was suppose to work late, go home eat left overs for dinner and pack for my trip this weekend. and NOW… I'm going to end up spending an hour at Loft and not get my suitcase packed. I guess I will just where whatever I buy. BUT I still will blame you for my empty suit case. THANKS!… but seriously thanks for the heads up :-)

  • how to stay warm in turquoise

    Love your blog! Makes me laugh every day!

    xo L

  • Melanie

    Sufjan Stevens?!?! What did he play? Has he completed another state? I'm so jealous…

  • lizzle

    Just thought I'd let you know, your blog has become one of my favourite reads!

    Those shoes are awesome by the way. I want them in red and purple…

    -liz =D

  • Heidi

    Aww, morning face Kendi is awesome! & I want to copy this outfit exactly. Love how classic it is & the fun red pumps are an awesome pop of color!

  • mika

    your blazer is fantastic!!!
    great style :)

  • Mary @ stylefyles

    Great outfit!!! A Sufjan Stevens is an emergency of the highest level….glad you had fun! I'm seeing Sleigh Bells tonight and can't wait!

    ps No fair putting a TM on the Morning Face. My morning face can give yours a run for its money!

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  • ag.

    Aah, I love this outfit! So classic and fun…I want to wear variations of this every day!

  • Hope

    I LOVE Loft's sales. They always have the best discounts! Sounds like I need to skedaddle in there…

  • genevieve, sandbox romance

    Your posts make my life. LOVE your scarf!!

  • Ms_SyllyBee


    I don't wanna know anything about LOFt sales or how great the sufjan stevens concert was.

    SO JEALOUS. I definitely do not need another reason to shop.

    Nonetheless, you looked uber chic as always. Such a simple look but the scarf and shoes make it happen.

    Love what you've got happening! :)

    i wander, i wonder

  • elia // stylewaistland

    Sigh, I love your style Kendi! Tried to order the blazer, but they only have size 18 left! Argh. I'm still on the hunt for a perfect blazer. And I'm still thinking I might need those shoes…

  • Justine

    That is a seal Kendi! Great treasurer find! :)

    Just Better Together

  • kelley @ the eclectic owl

    i just bought a pair of pants just like those from gap this weekend…and i've already worn them twice this week. and i'm not ashamed. ok, maybe a little.

  • Eli

    it's funny cause I think anyone with a blog or sense of humor can totally relate to the morning face!

    love your outfit here, simple chic and pretty


    Oh snap, Kendi, thanks for the LOFT heads up! I knew it would pay off to randomly click on your site midafternoon every once in awhile! Tell Morning Face Kendi her appearance was for a worthy cause :)

  • Kelly

    Lookin good! Love the colors in your scarf!

  • Char

    I made it to that same sale in Chicago! I got a beautiful dress for a wedding for $30! I seriously contemplated getting that exact same jacket. Like I recognized it as soon as your page loaded… And now I'm a little angry that you have it… And I don't… Not. Fair.

  • Aubree

    Love this! I am inspired to copy you. If only I had that fab scarf!

  • JB BRUNER :)

    I'm going to see Sufjan Stevens next month! Very excited about it! Love the blazer. Unfortunately $50 is not cheap enough for me at the moment!

  • Modestly Fashioned

    Great outfit! The shoes are amazing!!! Stopped by the LOFT yesterday to stock up for fall:) with the 50% off sale, its almost like they are paying you to take it off the shelf…well, i wish they were, at least:)

  • Fer

    I can only take pictures in the morning, right before I go to work. I also have a terrible case of Morning Face almost every day, but it's either taking the pictures with MF anyway, or not taking them at all (which would be pointless, my blog being a style diary and all).

    what I do then, most every morning, is to take the pictures wearing dark glasses. they help me disguise my MF and, in addition, help me overcome my terrible shyness while conveying a certain aura of mystery ("why is she wearing glasses? is she on the police's Most Wanted list?").

    so, I'd hate to be the one to tell you to cover such beautiful eyes (I personally know some people who'd kill me for even suggesting that), but if you ever have to take your pictures in the morning again and the MF is worse than most days, you could try this too.

    um beijo from Brazil :*
    Moda Fora de Moda

    (PS: I read you blog every day, but I think this is only the second time I comment here. yes, I'm that shy. anyway, I just wanted to tell you some of my friends are hooked on your blog as well. especially one who's a heterosexual male with no interest in fashion whatsoever, but who loves reading your posts because he loves your texts. and that's how great your blog is).

  • Kate

    Love this outfit! Are UO shoes comfy? I have always thought they were cute but I have never bought a pair.


  • Elizabeth

    Sufjan and I are totally getting married. You know, just as soon as we meet. But seriously, it's going to happen.

    Hope you had fun!

  • Michelle

    I've gotta say. At first when I started reading your blog, I was totally blown away by your fashion sense and writing, but now I'm equally blown away by your incredible taste in music. First Cake and now Sufjan! Awesome. I'm seeing him next week in Vancouver, so excited!!

  • Healthy and Homemade

    Your morning face is hilarious. Love the scarf!

  • Sara

    Holy crap-oly, I'm adding Loft onto my shopping list tomorrow.

    Oh, and Morning Face Kendi is a lot more attractive than Morning Face Sara. Morning Face Sara includes Morning Outfit Sara (pj's), complete with fuzzy slippers, polka dot bathrobe, and hair scrunched into a sorta-pony. I commend you.

    I really like this look! I love doing all neutral basics and then pops of color in your accessories (more than one is more fun! Ha, see that rhyme I made there?)…Don't worry, I'm done now.

  • Closet Confections

    A blazer for $50 is a bargain in my book. Love this outfit with the scarf and colorful shoes.


  • Lauren

    your outfit is darling! Loft always has the best sales :)

  • J.S.

    cute outfit…love the scarf.


  • Brookelyn

    That jacket is great!

  • Kinsey

    Kendi you look great! I love how simple your outfits are, but so stylish. I love love love the scarf!

  • Shelby

    i love the jacket, whadda steal!

  • anotherfishinthesea

    Hahah Oh the morning face… mine is often angry too… You still look pretty stellar though, despite the hour :)

  • Linda Worden

    glad your fans are forgiving your trip to Austin to see/hear Sufjan Stevens. My daughter-in-law, MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND, sang with him for a couple tours and is featured on his latest release (I believe latest). So does that make me cool also? Hope so! I'm pretty slow with my SILVER CROWN STYLES blog but got another post up today. Love ya!

  • Iris

    You don't look too worse for the wear. Sufjan is a member of my friend's church, not exactly the place to have a ultimate fan moment…

  • Jay

    This is so cute! I would totally wear this to class, comfy and chic :)

  • Katie

    Thats a great deal on the blazer!

  • Alyssa / A Muse a Day

    Your morning face might be even worse than mine. Wait, no. Mine's worse.

    I love love love the scarf and shoes though!

  • Aynna banahna

    I love Sufjan! He's coming here First of November, but I'm too broke to go and it makes me sad! So I'm glad you were able to enjoy it

  • Apple

    You shot guns? So random and funny.

    Modest Apple — A Fashion Blog

  • Theonlyfashionprincess

    Great pictures and I like your blog! It's such a good idea too write the items in the picture. :) Hope you will become a follower of my blog too?

  • Looks & Books

    Nicely done with the blazer find, but even more nicely done going to see Sufjan. He's playing in NYC in a few weeks and I'm really hoping we can make it because I've never seen him perform before! I'm glad you say it was amazing, though I had no doubt.

  • amber

    i have these shoes in black, but you make me feel like i should get red too! they always look so good :)

  • Brittany

    Thanks for posting the links to the clothes :-) oh and i love this outfit!

  • angie

    I really like the way you wrapped your scarf.It makes the outfit.You are such a bad influence. Not about the jacket, about the pumps.I'll get myself a pair.

  • Cubicle Chic

    Haha you're so right about morning face! We thought that it would be a fabulous idea to take pictures during our morning commute for our very first blog post… we quickly learned otherwise. Your eyes aren't awake until you've had your first cup of coffee!

  • Samantha

    Love this outfit. The scarf and pumps add such lovely pops of color!


  • Sal

    I am SALIVATING over that scarf.

    And I suggest a morning face contest. I can out goon you any day.

  • Fashion Butter

    Kind of the perfect work outfit!

  • Lauren

    Love Sufjan Stevens – I'm sure that was an amazing concert!!

    I also am in love with the fact that you paired two scarves together – that is brilliant, and I hope you will not mind when I try it out myself :) You help inspire a lot of my outfits!!

    Small Time Style

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  • Rocio

    Love the jacket, looks so comfy!

  • Christina E

    LOVE Sufjan. I like you alot too, and this outfit… but Sufjan, I love. Next time, you might take me as an accessory. just a thought. :)

  • Janni

    Wow Kendi, you're international… no pressure! lol! You deserve to be with your cute sense of style and HILARIOUS blog writings. :)

    Super cute outfit! I just got my FIRST scarf yesterday. Can you believe it?? I'm about 2 years behind, but oh well. I'm excited none-the-less. Its got several colors which is perfect so I can mix and match. I just found a good blog on "how to" tie a scarf. Found one that I REALLY liked that looks like a semi french braid, but not really. I'll send you the link if you like.

    So anyway, this is long enough. Sorry to ramble. 😉

  • From Suns To Moons

    I don't know how you do it, find a way to write a funny post about everything. My hat's off to you.

  • Kendi Lea

    Janni — I'm gonna need that link pronto!!

    Sal — I'll have a Morning Face off any day of the week. Except Sunday. I reserve Sunday's for sleeping in.

  • I’m Heather.

    I'm seeing Sufjan on Tuesday! So terribly excited.

  • Juliana

    You funny lah Kendi! I like you. Can we be friends?

  • Janni

    Here you go!

    There is a video tutorial on the side. :) I have never known how to properly wear a scarf, until now!

  • Dahye

    you crack me up
    I love your sense of style AND humor!
    Keep up the amazing work!

    – Dahye

  • emily//the lesser panda

    I'm really loving everything from LOFT this season! I got a bunch of their stuff for my work outfits recently!

  • S. L. Meissnitzer

    I, too, love that scarf. I got mine for five dollars during the Columbus Day sale. Actually, I'm interested in how you tie that. Me, I tie it in bow ties and chiffon knots as seen on the Liberty of London YouTube channel; which I do love but always on the look out for new ways to tie it up.

  • Between Laundry Days

    I'm sure Sufjan was very grateful. he couldn't have done it without you and your awesomeness.

  • Callipygian

    Thank you for Morning Face tm!

  • MJ

    Have I told you those shoes are the most brilliant color in the world?

  • beth

    oooh I like this. the shoes are incredible and so is the scarf!

  • Bridget

    How did you tie your scarf????

  • Maria

    Very excited to report that my in-laws gave me this exact blazer for Christmas today, and I LOVE it! It's so soft & comfortable – I can't wait to wear it. :)