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{Blouse: Similar | Skirt: Similar | Necklace: c/o Ily Couture}

Sorry for the quick break. That apology is more like a sorry I’m not sorry kind of apology. We were in Austin over the weekend to shoot a wedding and we stayed a day later. We stayed for two reasons: 1) because Austin is the greatest city ever and 2) I am so sore after shooting a wedding that there is nothing that I can do besides sit and have food brought to me. I am not kidding — shooting a wedding is like doing lunges and push ups for ten hours straight. (What I would imagine working out would feel like.) In heels, by the way. Why heels? Because I am ridiculous. That’s why.

As you can tell, I really wanted to blend in today. I just didn’t want to be noticed, so I went with my quietest outfit. There is just something so soothing about animal print and neon yellow, no?

___

PS: On Friday there will be a giveaway for Ily Couture, the shop behind my fab necklace!

  • http://www.tinacious.me/ Tinacious Me

    ooh la la! the yellow top is so lovely!
    ~http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME~

  • Whitney

    Keep Austin Weird & Keep Kendi-Everyday!

    Love me some Austin – I live in Tyler & travel there frequently for my fix :) & yes, you blend in so well today ūüėČ

    http://www.wittywhitney.com

  • AlissaBurton

    love it! especially the ily couture necklace it reminds me of those j crew ones!

    alissa b

    http://alissab.us

  • Maddie964

    If this is a quiet outfit, I'm afraid of what a loud outfit would be! I am the same way when it comes to wearing heels. I know I'll regret it later on but I don't care. I always end up suffering after.

  • http://www.mystylevita.com Jessica Camerata

    This may be one of my favorite outfits you've done in a while! Not to say I don't love all your outfits, but this one makes me want to rip that skirt off of you and fight you until the deaths.¬† Just kidding…. No seriously, hand over that skirt!

    I've heard such great things about austin, I have to add it to my must visit cities!

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  • http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com/ Sheree@itsnotthatdeep

    That print is KILLER!
    sheree x

  • http://twosixandcounting.blogspot.com Liz (26 and Counting)

     Throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses and people will ignore you left and right. Okay, maybe not ignore you, they may still stare, but I promise they won't bother you :)

  • photosbyjaana

    you wore heels to shoot a wedding!! oh you are my hero. i've never even TRIED that.  at least you look fab when you work too.

  • Coffeebeansandbobbypins

    haha, i love this blurp and this outfit! stop being so boring with your color schemes (I kid!)

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

  • Kristin

    I love this look – bright and fun! I really thought that was a J.Crew necklace.

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

  • Jane

    What the what?! I was just at Target yesterday and didn't see those great shoes.  Nice find!

  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    this is a very sophisticated look!! love it!

  • http://rebeccalately.blogspot.com/ Rebecca Lately

    Soothing, indeed.¬† I think I just fell asleep…

    Love the pattern on the skirt!

  • Alissa Futhey

    I LOVE this so much!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

  • Natali Karppinen

    Fabulous necklace! You've styled a great outfit here :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/sarahsreallife Sarah Harrell

    Wellll don't you look fancy and professional?! And I thought a while back you said you were under doctor's orders to alternate heels and flats? I've been seeing a lot of heels, young lady.

    Sarah's Real Life (blogger outfit challenge this week – for awesome people)

  • http://www.alwaysmaylee.com/ Always Maylee

    I am obsessed with your skirt. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    Haha well I had a nerve or something that acted up and so I had to wear flats for a while. But I'm in the clear for now :)

  • Stephanie Lam

    SO pretty! Love the way you styled your outfit! :)

    -Stephanie
    @SweetsAndChicBoutiques.blogspot.com

  • http://ohpageboys.blgospot.com/ kitsune-kun

    remember the live action Flinstones movie? remember how halle berry is in it as the sassy secretary and she always wears leopard print? yesss. you have opened the floodgates of my 6 year old world.

  • Bethany Gilbert

    Lovely! Glad you took a little break. :)

  • http://twitter.com/MissMegasaurus Miss Megs

    This post just made me giggle. You wanted to blend in with your neon yellow and animal print. Lol. LOVE that skirt. Everything about this outfit just screams gorgeous. 

    Shooting a wedding is probably the most fun workout! You don't even realize you're working out, right?

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus:twitter 
    http://www.glamoroushustle.com

  • Bethany Gilbert

    And I mean that in a good way! Of course, I love when you post! 

  • jesscause

    i love the look … bright and fantastic! and I know what you are saying about being sore after shooting a event, crazy right?!?!
    Jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

  • http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    Beautiful outfit! I love this printed skirt. So cute.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Ritika Mahendru

    I must say, you do have great wardrobe pieces!! Worth stealing lady :)

    http://www.risingcolors.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/FB_Sparkle Sparkle Fashion Blog

    so classy, and trendy at the same time.
     love the bright mix of color with print :) gorgeous!

    xx

  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    Totally obsessed with this look Kendi!  Love everything about it Рare those shoes a recent Target find or ones you've had a while?  They are perfect!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • lululi

    I am new to your blog and really missed your Monday post. Do we get to see wedding pictures? You always look fabulous! Thanks for inspiring creativity in my closet!

  • TheresaTran

    LOVE this. The yellow and leopard print are amazing together!!!!  (:

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  • http://www.normallyoriginal.blogspot.com/ Sfpins

    I love that skirt! 

  • Genie

    Haha, I'd totally say that you're doing a fabulous job of blending in today, what with that bright yellow and fierce skirt. That necklace reminds me of the J. Crew bubble necklace, which I'm now putting on my want/going to get immediately list. Do you have a southern twang? I hope that's not a ridiculous question, but I was thinking about the fact that you live in Texas and all. 

    xoxo,
    Genie

    http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

  • Blondie, Esq.

    Fabulous outfit!  I love the yellow blouse on you, so pretty.  xoxo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolinestarrrose Caroline Starr Rose

    Purdy.

  • http://shabbychicandcheap.com/ Marissa

    Love how you mixed patterns with a bright color and I am so in love with that necklace! I have been wanting one like it for a while now! 

  • http://pier39prep.blogspot.com/ Pier 39 Prep

    Ahaha, yes, your "quietest" outfit is animal print and neon yellow! Rest up and I hope you feel less sore soon! 

  • eelsay

    I think those shoes really kick this outfit up a notch I love it Kendi!
    http://www.theluxuryrehab.com

  • KK @BSMMH

    I totally LOVE this look! Yellow and animal print…when you go bold, you may as well go all out. Love it!¬†

    http://www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

  • Liziheartvegetables

    I've always wanted to go to Austin! I went to Dallas last month and I loved it!

  • Kate

    I assist my husband in shooting weddings too but I never know what to wear! I need something cute that I can move (er, run) around in that doesn't get in the way (or blow up and give a show to guests). What do you usually wear?

  • Amy

    Love the outfit!  You look perfect!

    Amy

      Leopard and Lillies

  • http://twitter.com/phiphi999 phiphi

    so quiet i could barely see you in any of the pictures!! LOL.

    i love yellow on you Рbeautiful! xox P 

  • http://www.countto4.blogspot.ca/ Count To Four

    one of my fav outfits of yours! love that animal print skirt and those shoes!

    http://www.counttofour.com

  • http://themollybuckley.com/ still being [Molly]

    oh i am a FANNNNN of this outfit. 

  • Rhiannon Lorenzo

    you look so gorgeous! i love this look.

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

  • Asher

    Stunning!!! I'm so totally in love with this entire look!!

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    It's so unfair that I got them last year on the clearance rack at Target. I never saw them again! They are knock offs of an old Seychelles style though, so it might be worth looking around ebay for those!

  • Jessbroyles

    Loooovveee this outfit! Your necklace is so pretty!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com 

  • leigh

    I LOVE it.
    Love.
    xoxo,
    Leigh

  • Sony M

    Nice outfit… I will try wearing yellow top with my animal print skirt. BTW u look super tired..take 2 more days OFF , on me ūüėČ

  • The Stylish Student

    Great skirt!  So chic!

    xx

    Carol-Anne

    http://www.thestylishstudent.com

  • Dayle Pereira

    Such a great outfit Kendi – you outdo yourself every time!

  • Stefanie Steinberg

    great skirt, love the combi

  • Abby_doll

    LOVE this outfit-especially the skirt!  And I'm actually wearing the pink version of this necklace from Ily Couture in my blog post today too!!!  

    xx,

    Abby

    http://www.abbyisalldolledup.wordpress.com

  • Typhanie Stewart

    I love this outfit, Kendi! And I really wish Target would re-release those shoes…

    Typhanie
    http://www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

  • http://twitter.com/ErinGlabby Erin Michelle

    Totally soothing. Though, yellow and this black/white print are super chic together. But shooting a wedding in heels?!?! Are you insane?!!

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

  • Joyce

    Hahahaha yes very subtle and soothing ;). And super cute!!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  • Heidi

    I love how perfectly styled this outfit is. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  • onegoodteacher

    By far my favorite!!

  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz

    love that skirt 
    Xo Megan

  • http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/ ellen

    So cute! love a pencil skirt on you girl and really fun and sexy print- looks great!

    http://slidingdrawersblog.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.haleyinwonderland.blogspot.com/ Haley Withers

    So cute! You are just too fashionable :)
    xxx

  • Julie

    I love this entire outfit! xo, Julie
    http://www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

  • http://becomingrefined.blogspot.com/ Jessica @ Becoming Refined

    The whole look is cool, love the bold pairing! ūüėČ

  • http://mlovesm.blogspot.com/ Mara

    haha Matthew always HATES when I make him take photos before dinner. He's like now I'm all sweaty and gross! You and Bryan definitely get a good workout in. I can only imagine the pain after a wedding! poor Skeens!

  • Chaz

    You look gorgeous in this! I have a black and white houndstooth skirt I may try this look with… hmmmm… thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/ Amy B.

    Super Cute Outfit

  • Bravococonut

    Austin IS the greatest city ever. I lived there for 10 years and have yearned to go back ever since I left.

  • Stephanie

    Kendi… you and your husband are wonderful and you did such a great job at the wedding!! ¬†We all loved working with you, hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay!

  • http://www.natinlove.com/ Nat
  • http://www.katiemccskronicles.blogspot.com/ Katie McC

    Love! Yellow is my favorite color ever, I wear it all the time. This look is great on so many levels. It's so bright and cheery, plus it looks extremely professional.

  • Sarah

    Cannot believe those shoes are from Target… need them. now. This whole outfit is perfect, love it!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

  • Terri Smith

    Leopard print is the new neutral, no?
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

  • Kacie Ellis

    Love this looks! Definitely doesn't stand out at all. lol. I'm wearing yellow and animal print today too :) Great minds!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

  • Amy Painter

    I loooove that skirt and your hair looks gorgeous in these pictures :)

  • http://kelseyelizabetha.blogspot.com/ Kelsey Elizabeth

    This print is amazing!!! It is probably the most classy way I can imagine an animal print! 

  • 2girlsin2cities

    I love the business-like look, Kendi! Your "soothing" color reminds me of my blog partner "dressing down" a sequined top with her neon maxi skirt. 

    Jennie

    http://2girlsin2cities.blogspot.com/2012/08/neon-maxi-skirt.html 

  • Mrs_Jack_of_all_trades

    LOVING THE BEAUTIFUL SKIRT!! PERFECT!
    KISSES FROM :

    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

  • Anna

    I have something of a leopard print obsession and I love that skirt!!

  • Seekingstyleblog

    That skirt looks amazing on you!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Anacristina Somarriba

    I love those shoes! 

    x's & o's 
    Anacristina
    laughsandicecream.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liz-Dulacki/724356869 Liz Dulacki

    LOVE this skirt!

  • http://aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com/ Kat

    Don't be sorry! I can imagine how much work that is!

    Hope you had a good day of rest!

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com 

  • Myrna

    GREAT look . Love that yellow shirt and Target shoes . YOu look so fab –

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

  • http://www.meganesass.blogspot.com/ Megan Sassenrath

    Just love that yellow shirt! And I'm a huge fan of Austin too– visited for a few days this summer and never wanted to leave!

  • GiovannaPacini

    Such a cute look! Love your shoes!! 

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

  • Lindsayjeveryday

    Animal prints + brights = LOVE

    Also, you are glowing. Is there something you need to tell us?

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

     

  • http://www.twoboroughs.blogspot.com/ diane

    love this outfit- everything about it. gorgeous!
    http://www.twoboroughs.blogspot.com

  • chillairandperfume

    I love the subtlety of pairing a would-be statement necklace with a top of the same color!

    xo,
    Hannah
    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

  • Librarian on the Run

    Love this color combo, Kendi! I have the skirt, and a lemon top – thanks always for the great closet inspiration :)

  • pretty little things

    what a great look for work – love the prints and color palette you used! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  • Katelyn

    Absolutely smitten by this outfit.

    http://www.katelynamanda.com- Katelyn

  • nathyness

    Yes, what a soothing outfit! Haha. 
    I love this ubiquitous statement necklace. I love statement necklaces, period. That's what my most recent post is about: 
    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/2012/08/why-i-statement-necklaces.html Gorgeous wedding photos by the way. Your clients must have been so happy!

    Greetings from Miami!

    -Nathy

  • Megan

    Hello from Santa Fe! Love the printed skirt. You always look great.
     xoxo, Megan

    http://jadorelucy.blogspot.com

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BLO7435RUA44NBCSNZZIQNN2U Zadin

    Wearing this outfit you look so sexy… Love it.

    http://www.zadinblog.com

  • Siena Style

    you look amazing!!
    kisses from Milan
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

  • her persona

    cute outfit, love the yellow with the printed skirt

    http://herpersona.blogspot.com.au/http://herpersona.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com Supal

    Omgoodness dont even get me started. After my first photoshoot ever for an indian wedding {which are 3 days long} I basically had to unscrew my legs and throw them in a tub of hot water to soak because the rest of me couldn't move a centimeter. I did my first one in brand new platforms that were not broken in yet… ouch. Now I have awesome thighs haha

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

  • Caroline L.

    Love Austin – one of my favorite places to visit ever. Also love this outfit – the yellow reminds me of buttahhhh.

  • Rose eva

    Very pretty x

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted ‚ô• Blog

  • http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com/ Mindy

    I love the bubble necklace! So pretty!

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com

  • Kay

    Kendo, I absolutely adore this outfit. Perfect color combo and accessories :)

  • Kay

    *Kendi….typo sorry

  • Emily

    Beautiful look.
    Creamy

  • http://sarahsavvystyle.com/ Simply Sarah

    gorgeous.  just beautiful!!!!

    ****enter my giveaway
    sarahsavvystyle.com

  • Jagstyleblog

    Great outfit, like always : ) And I agree with you- Austin is such a great city!
    Katherine
    http://www.jagstyleblog.com

  • http://www.paintedpolished.blogspot.ca/ Carli

    Love this outfit! And love the 'sorry I'm not sorry'. So good. 

  • http://newpetite.blogspot.com/ New Petite

    Gorgeous!!! Love the yellow with that printed blouse! 

  • Jenn

    Love this professional flattering outfit! Excellent pick.

  • Jupe_Cambria

    Haha, "soothing" might not be the word I'd pick…but "stunning" would be an alternative :) ¬†You look so chic and put together…and I love yellow with black/white.
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

  • Candice

    This is why we only do 1 dodging a weekend. Walking the next day is fairly impossible. How are we supposed to do another?

  • http://perfectlypriya.blogspot.com/ Priya

    This outfit is perfect! I adore that skirt, I naturally went to Loft right away, but I'm guessing it's old? Anyway, love everything about it! Another winner, Kendi

    perfectly priya

  • Erica Bellio

    obsessed with that skirt!! and wow! totally rockin with that yellow!  Love the outfit girl! 

    Erica xxoo

    http://www.ericabelliocreations.blogspot.com

  • Fashionably Geeked

    Ugh, that skirt is so sophisticated and pretty. Give it to me!

    http://fashionablygeeked.blogspot.com
    -Crystin

  • http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com/ Mica

    Love the leopard print skirt! :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

  • Kirsten648

    Love this! Just bought this skirt! may have to pair it with yellow!!

  • Erin

    Love this look!  Perfect summer look for the office.

    Erin
    http://www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

  • Kelly

    Love this look! I don't wear a lot of yellow, but it looks great on you. Hope you're feeling better : )  xx

    http://www.kellymarket.com

  • Sarabelle1243

    love the colour and print combo! super cute!

    lifebysara.blogspot.com

  • Amy

    I would love to see what your wear to shoot a wedding! I am a photographer too and always struggle with what to wear on the day. Help!

  • Ofileabubbles123

    Can I have your gorgeous face? And your hot bod? And your closet? You're beautifullllll

  • Jess

    Kind of a bummer that you're accepting c/o items that are blatant knockoffs.

  • Jess

    I meant to say without at least¬†acknowledging that that's what it is…¬†

  • Ryann

    LOVE this outfit

  • http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ workitChristine

    I can see what you mean about shooting a wedding. I hope you had a great time, and that skirt is amazing!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

  • Rebecca

    I have that skirt! And if I had a quarter for every time sometime complimented it, I could buy Loft and own all their skirts! Love your style, and hope I have it too :)

  • info

    What a great last photo of you. 

    The whole outfit is great. 

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/