New Skirt, Meet My Blog


When I saw this skirt my immediate reaction was “I’m going to remix the h out of you, skirt.” And when I have that strong of a reaction, I know that what to do. So I bought this skirt with my Christmas money on super sale (hello, 50% off!) and I love it. I’m having to tell myself not to go back to Loft, I just can’t help myself when I see the words 50% off. It’s like winning the lottery, but better. OK not better. But my chances of saving money are much higher than winning money. Of course, my chances of spending money either way are very high. This is why I should never play the lottery. Shopping is risky enough. 
I talked my husband into taking me out to lunch and then talked him into snapping some photos. And then I talked him into marrying me. Oh wait, I already did that. No wonder he was confused when I got down on one knee and proposed. 
If you can’t tell, this week I am silly. I’m still running on the Christmas-spirit fumes. Don’t worry they’ll go away in a few days and then I’ll be back to my dry, humorless self. Till then, it’s silly time. 
  • upatreecupatea

    love that skirt!
    i'm about to make my man take me on a date haha :)

  • Meghan

    This is a great skirt. And both LOFT and Ann Taylor suckered me in with the 50% too. …twice.

  • Devon

    Oooh I love that skirt! I saw it last time I was at the Loft, but they didn't have my size. In fact, the entire store was out of my size. argh :( Can't wait to see how you remix it!

  • Berlynn Designs

    You? Dry and humorless… your crazy lady! :) Love this skirt! well worth the gamble.

  • Green Light

    I just went an bought this skirt thanks for the inspiration!

  • Monique

    Lol at "skirt I'm going to remix the h out of you," I'm cracking up, it is pretty awesome though, as sales after Christmas have been!


  • mccallsanderson

    Love this, Kendi!
    I own everything you are wearing in this outfit, other than the skirt. And I have been eyeing the skirt online for a few weeks now. Are we the same person? Well, I guess you are much cuter and remix much better than me. But we have lots of the same stuff!

  • Cait

    I love your outfit. I wore a similar top and necklace combo the other day but with skinny red cords. Love your blog!

  • Ashley J

    LOFT has a way of sucking you in every.single.time!! Man, I love that store!!!

  • Lilly

    Ah, love the skirt! It's so darn hard to pass up the 50% off sale…on already reduced prices too…impossible.

  • Gertrude

    You're not silly.. you make your readers smile :) And the skirt is really cute! x

  • taryn and taylor

    i just found your blog & i love it! you're so creative. hope you excuse my creepiness as i follow 😉

  • A La Mode et Plus!

    Loved your skirt so much I just got myself one as well :) And now I want to go and browse more… resisting, though.

    I really like how you paired a casual top with a fancy skirt!

  • Sherry Jarwin

    Kendi – I can't do anything but LOVE a denim shirt with nearly anything- and a lacey, girly skirt!!!! I am swooning. Beautiful! I, too, bought the skirt now that I see how you styled it. xoxo

  • Amber’s Notebook

    I love it! can't wait to see how you remix it up!

  • seethebeauty

    I. LOVE. that. skirt!! I've been looking for one just like that! :) :) Can't wait to see you remix it! and of course… You rock it like always.

  • JEN

    super cute! loving this entire outfit. love those 50% deals after christmas!

  • Kim

    so cute :)

  • Nikki

    Clearly you're a genius! I love this outfit!

  • ClosetConfections

    Cute outfit! I love how denim shirts go with just about everything. I often talk my husband into taking me out to dinner when I don't feel like cooking, lol! Also, I definitely wouldn't describe you as humorless even on an off day.


  • emily//thelesserpanda

    Sweet skirt! Those boots seriously match everything.


  • Jenn from Much to My Delight

    Dry? Maybe. Humorless? Never. That is one fine addition to your well-organized closet and has actually inspired me to wear the black lace skirt I have in my closet which I've never worn because I didn't know what to pair it with. Denim shirt. Never would have thunk it. Gracias, Kendi.

  • abigail

    so since your new skirt has met your blog, can it now come meet me? and my closet? my waist?
    ps. i'll take the boots too :)

  • Amy Z.

    Love the skirt! I have one almost identical from Target

  • Fashion Therapist

    LOVE it and you will remix the H-E-Double hockey sticks out of it!

  • Jennifer

    Fabulous skirt! I would not have thought to wear brown boots with that outfit, but I LOVE the way it all comes together! Wish I could have that outfit in my closet!

  • Artfully Awear

    I love the skirt with the denim! Can't wait to see how you remix it :)

  • Mary @ stylefyles

    My sibs and I also did some serious damage with the after Christmas sales…and scored some pretty good deals at Loft.

    I'm pretty sure after Christmas sales are the best and worst things ever….but as long as you have Christmas money, you're good to go!!!!

  • KaraM

    Wonderful post! Funny story: a few weeks ago at work, our receptionist didn't come back after her lunch break. Her and her lunch date decided to go get married! 😀

  • Iris

    Love the skirt, I can't wait to see how many different ways you remix it!

    P.S. You are anything but, dry/humorless. You always make me laugh!

  • CessOviedo

    Loved the mix of denim shirt and lace! Totally a risk but it worked out perfectly, perfect necklace to go with this not so common combo, loves it! …

  • Katie

    The skirt is so cute and that 50% off sale is dangerous stuff.

  • Kat

    oh i just love the skirt! lace is one of the best things about any article of clothing. and i think i like silly you haha!

  • Miss B

    Wonderful look.

    "Hello skirt, nice to meet you. I look forward to future meetings. Until then, Stay Classy."

  • My Heart Blogged

    That skirt is awesome. It can go from super casual to formal easily. Great staple piece, and it's romantic. You seem to be on a romantic clothing kick.
    My Heart Blogged

  • Chloe Trayner

    Looking forward to seeing what you remix this skirt with, it looks so versatile, your first look with it is great too!

  • Ashley [Free Honey]

    Ok, so I've now heard that they're basically giving things away at LOFT multiple times. I've gotta get my bum there before all the cute stuff is gone!!

  • Pam @ over50feeling40

    You made a great purchase…50% off is always good and you can do so much with the skirt! Great choice!
    You would look great in the necklace I am giving away in a contest on my blog…come on over and enter!!!

  • Jillian

    pretty skirt! xoxo jcd

  • curls-and-pearls

    Ah been seeing a lot of this skirt lately – it looks great on you!

  • Megan

    new to your blog…love it..i'm a former LA fashion industry girl and live for your style. well done.

  • Joll Burr

    great skirt and also the stuff u combined it with!:)

  • Sarah

    Aaaand I need to find a Chambray shirt. Pronto. Wasn't the highlight of your outfit I know, but I can't get over how versatile you've made it!

  • Pixie in Pumps

    beautiful. I love that necklace. I feel like every time Suze wears hers I tell her how pretty it is! ha.

    I love this skirt with that shirt. It's such an awesome juxtaposition.

    And also… i did not know there were such sales going on at LOFT… oh dear.

  • Lucky Linski

    Agh! I had that skirt in my hands today and decided to restrain myself (I already had a sweater and a silk top in my hands too). Oh, seeing how you mixed it….makes me want to drive to the mall right now. I guess there is always tomorrow :-)

  • jensen taylor

    I've worked at Loft for the last year, and I've followed your blog for about half that time. I love this skirt so much more than the dress we got in the same material and at one point thought "I wonder if Kendi has this skirt, she could probably do a lot with it". Needless to say, glad you got the skirt & that you got a great deal on it!

  • What Would a Nerd Wear

    your hair looks terrific like that! i wish i could get mine to achieve that kind of volume–it's gorgeous!

    and your top reminds me that i have to break out my denim button-up, too. inspiration all around, as usual. xo

  • Zahra Mahdiatari

    The skirt and the necklace? I totally have no words! It's perfectly beautiful how you mixed it :)

  • Miranda

    Love the skirt!!! I went to the loft this weekend to use a gift card from my mom & racked up on the 50% sale + a $20 off coupon!

  • Mandy

    I have a thrifted skirt similar to yours that I just can't figure out how to style! I'm going to be using some of your outfits with this skirt as inspiration…

  • Jules

    So cute Kendi! I have decided I need a lace skirt. I saw one recently at a BR outlet and dang it I should have gotten it. Can you come to NC and shop with me? Ha ha!

  • Myfashiontake

    You look like Rachel Bilson with that hairstyle! Pretty!

  • Mackenzie

    oh man then i guess i shouldnt tell you about the TOTALLY AWESOME sale at gap going on right now. aaaaaah! 80% a cute oatmeal colored trench. beyond precious.

    girl, no one rocks the middle part like you. no one! so sososo gorgeous as always :)

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  • Meg Conner

    Love the skirt! I bought the dress version at Loft last week for NYE. I LOVE it! You look great and i love the brown boots with it. So fun! Oh, and has anyone ever told you that you look just like Katherine McPhee from American Idol. Seriously, ya'll could be twins. Love the blog!

  • Kendi Lea

    Thank you, friends/lovers!

    You know, I didn't write this in my post but this outfit came out more country than I wanted it to. It only proves my point that this skirt is going to be super versatile.

    Also, I was this close to naming this post Country Strong. This close.

  • Leya

    Is that skirt sheer lace?

  • Kendi Lea

    Leya — it's like a cut-out lace overlay on top of a creme colored skirt. It's two layers, but it falls really nicely. But definitely not sheer!

  • MJ

    I love it!! So gorgeous…maybe I'll just stop by Loft and see what I can hit the jackpot on!!

  • Brittany

    so glad to see this–i just bought both of the loft skirts you wore and i'm wasn't sure how else to wear them. thanks!

  • Daphne

    you are funny. I sneak in the camera to my husband's hands right after the kids are strapped in the car but before he has locked the front door. :)
    Love the new skirt.

  • {Stephanie Johnson}

    Almost got that skirt…hello I will totally take advantage of 50% off!!!!

    Love it.

  • Nancy aka Chubby Piggy

    Do you like that skirt more than the target one? It's sooo cute! Argh lace skirts. You got me hooked on them Kendi! It's all your fault!!! 😀

  • Bog-Bog

    Oh, theshirt looks so good with the skirt!

  • Anonymous

    some times ago i looked up your posting about your photo from high school.
    all i want to ask is: what did you do to loss weight?

    ps: when i saw your postings, i always had something in my mind like "i like your body. i want to be like that. lol".

  • In My Tennis Shoes

    I LOVE loft… and you really do make me laugh out loud sometimes!

  • trang tran

    Love the idea of pairing a casual shirt with a girly skirt.

  • Rin

    I love how you styled this chambray shirt. I have been lusting after a chambray top but have yet to find one.

  • fashioneggpplant

    you look so pretty! love the skirt! =)
    followed you on bloglovin'

  • No Guilt Fashion

    What a fabulous skirt, and I love it paired with the chambray shirt and boots. Can't wait to see how else you remix this. It really has a ton of potential.
    No Guilt Fashion

  • Mama Fuss

    When you see a piece that you immediately can picture a dozen outfits, then it's almost required that you buy it, isn't it? Especially if it's on sale. I just bought a cardigan at J Crew for $20, including shipping.

  • Sabby V

    Love your outfit and the blog! I can really relate to your style. So effortlessly cool.


  • leah vee

    I love the denim mixed with the lace detail of the skirt! Very chic.


    Loft sales get me every time as well…

  • Becky

    I love your blog! I also got this skirt and a similar shirt to wear together! Too funny…Good taste 😉

  • Veronica

    love those boots..cute skirt too!!

  • Kelly

    what an awesome skirt! I adore this entire outfit. I would never have thought of this combination but it's great!

  • Erin F.

    I just bought a chambray shirt and I've been trying to figure out some different ways to wear it. Love this combo! Thanks for the humor and inspiration as always!

  • Kirstin

    That skirt is gorgeous! Shopping is seriously dangerous…terrible how something so enjoyable could be so risky. You are too funny :)

    Kirstin Marie

  • style’n

    I love that skirt. I bought the black lace dress from Loft and love it. I feel like it can be worn so many different ways. I love how you styled the skirt and outfit.

  • Becky-May

    juts found your lovely blog! what a great outfit, so laid back and stylish. love the lace skirt



  • AM

    Ahh I just spent more than intended when I walked into that 50% off Loft sale yesterday! But I got 3 cute shirts for a great deal! (though if they can survive on 50% margins makes you wonder!) Love that skirt though :).

  • Allison

    I love that skirt!

    Sometime, will you talk about how you do your hair? Specifically, I love the half-up style you're sporting today and I try and try to get my hair to do this… But. It. Won't.

  • Jenni Wells

    I hope your spirits continue to be so silly!!

    fantastic look! i am always so surprised with what i can find at loft

  • Erin

    Loving the new skirt, so cute!

  • ladyjoane

    I'm in love with your skirt. Lovely outfit.

  • Chloe and Cosette

    Just came across your blog and I think it's amazing! I hope I can soon begin to take your fabulous sense of style and apply it to my utterly lack of style! :)

  • Kristin

    I think this might be one of my favorite outfits. The chambray shirt with lace skirt is classic!

  • julie “etsy stalkers’

    i love me some loft. for realz.

  • closet365

    Beautiful skirt. Pleased to meet ya!

  • Lindsey

    Kendi, I just found your blog and spent the past day reading through your previous posts ::blushes guiltily:: You are just adorable, and i love your style. So happy to have found your posts, they make me smile. Happy New Year!

  • Erika of Style Activist

    Haha, you are hysterical – but of course, you should already know that!

    Love the skirt – can't wait to see more remixes.


  • Delane

    I love that skirt! When I tried it on it was way to short for me. Looks great on you though :-)


  • Shoestring Traveler

    I enjoy your humor as much as the outfits–great blog!

    Shoestring Traveler, a blog by a veteran (and survivor) of the cruise ship industry

  • Lusia

    hey kendi, im the one who asked you about the weight :)
    i really hope you do answer my question. thanks so much

    ps: sorry, i absolutely forgot to type down my name in the first comment.

  • Kendi Lea

    Lusia! I totally don't mind at all. Would you mind emailing me? is my email. I never mind sharing my story but it's a bit long for the comment section! Email me anytime and I'll be happy to share :)

    @Allison — Yes! I will share a post about my hair. This do is super easy. If you have hair and some bobby pins, you can do it. I'll put that on my to post list.

    XO Kendi

  • Stacey Kay

    I really like your necklace!

    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”

    A New Decade Has Begun…

  • Carla McCarthy

    Ohh Lala! I love lace … if you can wear the skirt with black tights and a velvet burgundy peep toe shoes will be more than perfect look ! You do mix perfect! :)
    fashion jornalist

  • CHIC Sensibility…

    I love this skirt!

  • Anonymous

    Great looking blog!

    Check out mine sometime…

  • andrea k (blonde bedhead)

    I love how you paired the fancy skirt with a denim top! gorgeouuuuus! Please give me your beautiful hair. How I long for long, dark straight hair!

  • elizabeth

    i got this on super sale too! I was so excited, I love this one. I dressed it up for new years, but I love how you paired it with a denim top. Thanks for the great ideas, as always! Totally love your style. Happy new year, and here's to being fearless!!

  • stealthnerd

    Oooh I love that skirt, so pretty! And hello, what could be prettier than 50% off?!

  • Alexa

    Skirt's gorgeous Kendi! I love it. :)

  • Alexa

    Skirt's gorgeous Kendi! I love it. :)

  • Penny Auction Bidding

    Lookin pretty cool!!!

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  • Anonymous

    hi, new to the site, thanks.