Wild Side


{Top: Similar | Jeans: Target | Necklace: Vanessa Mooney}

So a few months ago I was wearing these jeans and out of nowhere the button popped off. It broke right in half — there was nothing to be done. It was about two minutes before I ate lunch too, so that wasn’t a good sign. If a button breaks off your pants after lunch, that’s one thing. But before? Yikes.

I blame a faulty button, not the grilled cheese that was coming my way. My sweet mom sewed a new button on for me so that I could wear them again. Cross your fingers for me at lunch time today, ok? 

  • http://alittlebitsblog.blogspot.com/ Bri Sutphen

    This post is too funny. I have the same pants, I'll let you know if my button ever becomes faulty so you can feel better about the grilled cheese. :) 

    A Little Bit

  • aprettynest

    Love those jeans ! Finger crossed !
    Enter my eShakti GIVEAWAY

  • Kelli Ryder

    i really love that necklace!! so cute against the pink!


  • Asher

    Lovin' this loook. Of course, I'm always a sucker for leopard print!


    I like your outfit!! it's a nice convention!!

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    love the top here! so cute. :) you managed to make a leopard print focus outfit look totally classy.

  • Rejina Tyson

    Cute outfit girlie. I tried on the same pair of jeans at Target a couple of weeks ago and hated how it looked on me. :( But they're so cute and I love them on you. Love that you styled it with hot pink. Super cute!

    You Like It? I Made It!

  • kendra genevieve rose

    I love those pants with that pink shirt! so cute!

  • http://gennyalexander.typepad.com/ Genny

    That's the price we pay for buying the Target $19 version and not the $200 pair. I'd say a new button is worth it for the savings. :)

  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    love the colors!!!!

  • Natali Karppinen

    Great necklace and bag! You look so chic :)


  • Frugalistamom28

    Adorbs. I wish I can tuck in my shirt like you do. Tried it, didn't work. I love your nail polish too :)

  • http://www.colormebluefashion.com Color Me Blue

    LOVE the little redesign of your site! Really really cute!!

  • http://cairelchronicles.blogspot.com/ Jen Cairel

    Hahaha…fingers crossed!

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

    Awesome pants! I love leopard print! I'm also loving your hair straight. I mean, it always looks great, but the straight and sleek is extra fierce!!

    perfectly priya

  • http://twitter.com/Jess_TIB The In-Between

    Loving the new blog format my dear!

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

    Cuuuute pants! And I love the redesign. The blog looks gorgeous!

  • Emily

    I have been going back and forth about buying those pants and you just sealed my love for them.   I think I must have…


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

    Haha I know. That's what I told myself too. You get what you pay for, always. :)

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

    Well to be honest they are kind of a funky fit. They sit so low on my hips, I'm not used to it. But ya know — $20 jeans. I can't complain much :)

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

    Don't you just love it when a button pops up? Really good for the ego. 

    xoxo Jessica

  • Bavardises

    always blame it on the button, always! :)

  • http://twitter.com/girlandcloset Girl and Closet

    Aw, hehe so funny with the button – I've so been there… sadly, mine happened after lunch! 😉 Love this beautiful combo Kendi and I'm so inspired by your recent post "pants and feelings" you expressed the challenges of blogging so perfectly, and I loved your honesty!! Big hugs! V

  • http://twitter.com/girlandcloset Girl and Closet

     PS – Love the blog tweaks too, gorgeous!!

  • http://greenlovedesigns.blogspot.com.ar/ Maria @ GLD

    LOL! So funny

  • Kacie Ellis

    What would we do without moms? You look great!


  • Kate Harvey

    I just saw these pants at Target today! You can really pull them off :)

    Something Ivory

  • Ky

    That is too funny. One day I was at a science museum with my hubby when suddenly TWO buttons, not just one, simultaneously popped off of my blouse out of nowhere. It was bizarre. We had to go to the gift shop and buy a T-shirt because it was a bit too much cleavage to be classy.

  • eelsay

    LOL I hate when stuff happens to my clothes, on a good note they look like nothing ever happened.


  • http://styletostage.blogspot.com/ Melanie

    Oh dear!  Well good luck this time around!  I never would have guessed looking at these that the button wasn't the original, either.  Yay for mom to the rescue!

    Style to Stage

  • Anacristina Somarriba

    i wouldn't have thought to pair a bright colored top with such bold pants- but i love it. 

    x's & o's 

  • Joyce

    Kendi! I loge this new layout! So clean and the colors are perfect!

    Good luck with the pants!


  • Joyce

    Did i type loge? I mean loVe! Haha

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

    Haha! I wouldn't read into it too much. Sounds like a faulty button. I'm glad she was able to repair them for you. They're very fun!


  • Beth Addis

    I have been eyeing up those leopard skinnies for a while and I love the grey!  I wasn't sure how they would look on, but they look fab!  Love the pink with them!  xx  Pip


  • Seekingstyleblog

    I saw those at Target the other day! They have some really great pants right now :)
    xo Jennifer


  • http://hautemuslimah.com Haute Muslimah

     Your hair is so gorg here.

  • Cari C.

    Cute! love a pop of color with some monochromatic leopard. :) 

    Love your blog, I am a new fan and follower! xox, Cari

  • http://prettyinpolkadot.blogspot.com/ Melissa

     I really like your bright top with these printed pants. I also just
    noticed the new site design – it looks amazing! Love the new banner and
    the buttons on the left hand side. It all looks very fresh and clean :)

  • Shannon Broussard

    Have the same pants, LOVE them. My co-workers on the other hand think I'm strange and make sill jokes when I wear them. Not my fault they have no fashion sense. 

  • Claire M

    Love these pants & the pink shirt!!!

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

    those pants are so cool!
    love the new look of the blog! 



  • The Stylish Student

    Great outfit!  You styled it so well!  I love the pink shirt with that necklace!




  • Afancydayblog

    You never fail to make me laugh straight out loud! 

  • http://twitter.com/drmngincashmere Amy Bishop

    lol!  *fingers crossed*  I love that shade of pink on you!  Have a great weekend!-amy

  • Stephanie Lam

    hehe cute story!! :)


  • Jennifer Merlin

    LOL, Kendi…. you make me smile. I adore those jeans. Hope you're lunch was pop-negative.


  • teri

    lol! As always, you look gorgeous. Love the combo and the story.

  • Mz Savvy Style

    I love those jeans and pink is your color!

  • Nathy Isla

    So, did you change your blog's appearance or am I a little crazy? Whether you did or didn't, I like! The simplicity is refreshing and makes it very easy to navigate.

    I love this necklace so much. And the hot pink top with these pants looks killer!


  • Heidi

    Love the pants, very bold but understated in the grey. I like it. -Heidi  http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  • http://keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com Sarah

    Love how you paired those jeans with hot pink. So fabulous!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • Kiley Morgan

    I have the same jeans and I love them but boy were they cheaply made! I wouldn't blame lunch so much as faulty manufacturing

  • Rachel

    I can't quite tell for sure from the photos, but it looks like your mom put in a button instead of a rivet. You probably already know this, but most jeans close with a rivet, which is actually stabbed through the fabric rather than sewn on and so is much sturdier than a button. You can get kits to replace them at a fabric store. I know this because the rivet popped out of one of my pairs of jeans (thrifted, so I'm blaming the previous owner ;-P). Anyway, if the button doesn't hold try replacing it with a rivet. It would be a shame not to be able to wear pants that look so cute on you!

  • http://www.minimestyle.com/ Mini Me Style

    I have those same jeans in a different color, but I just can't pull them off like you can! Aren't moms that sew the best? I'm trying to teach myself. I just got my first sewing machine and it took me two hours to thread the damn thing. Slowly but surely. 😉

  • Heather

    Those are so flipping cute! Need to get me some cute jeans like that!
    xo Heather http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13611015449007041358 Ashley Faile

    I know you didn't know it but you did this post for me. Just yesterday I was going through the belk catalogue and ran across some leopard skinnies similar to these. I said aloud "can a 28 year old wear leopard skinny jeans?" I suppose if Kendi can then I can :). P.s not sure your age but I figure it's some where close to mine.

  • diamondsandtulle

    I have those jeans and wore them to death when I first got them.  It's too hot to wear them now, but I love how you paired them with the pink! 

  • fashionablygeeked

    Mom's are the best! lol. Love the pink top with the jeans.


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

    Love the pink top with the grey leopard print jeans! :) I have a similar pair from kmart and love pairing them with pink!

  • Jessbroyles

    I LOVE This outfit!! And I love your nail polish and that hot pink shirt!


  • Jen

    Love the new layout! And of course your outfit! :)

  • Mrs. Baker

    haha too funny and love the layout!

  • Taylor

    Those jeans are from Target?!?! Ahhh I love that place :DD


  • Lay Marie

    Your jeans are fantastic!

  • Rose eva

    Love the pink! x

    Rose Eva

  • http://www.theironyou.com/ Margherita

    I'm going to shop at J.Crew this afternoon to get that amazing pink shirt!


  • laura

    I absolutely love those jeans, but they were absolutely terrible on me. The bottoms of every pair I tried were toothpick thin and I looked like a bloated leopard ice cream cone. Just wasn't meant to be I guess. I live vicariously through you. No pressure.

  • Amy @ Leopard and Lillies.com

    Love the jeans!


      Leopard and Lillies

  • Jenny

    I love how you paired these leopard jeans with a bright shirt! So unexpected, yet very stylish!

  • Jupe_Cambria

    LOVE the new blog design, it's so fun and chic!  These jeans are amazing….so I'll definitely be hoping for the best come lunchtime 😉
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love these jeans on you!  I tried on a pair at Nordstrom and just wasn't ready to make the leap into printed pants.  They look great with the pink.


  • Sara

    Love the new blog look! So cute. The outfit is adorable as well!


  • Joanne Vuong

    Your jeans look so much like my Current Elliott one.  Love the pink and leopard combo. 

    xo Jo


  • http://lifetcblog.blogspot.com.au/ Corinne

    Haha oh dear, I'm sure it's only a sign of the quality of the pants, nothing else! Love this outfit, definitely worth braving popped buttons for :)

    Life etc

  • design roundup

    Love the jeans!

  • stilo

    I have to find these jeans… in my country 😉
    (we don't have Target in portugal) … They are just like the Current Elliot…



  • http://mabelmatilda.blogspot.com/ Mabelmatilda

    the jeans look awesome with the top!! 


  • http://www.mallorieowens.blogspot.com Mallorie Owens

    You rock those jeans! I would look ridiculous in those…sigh.

  • http://jaclynramblings.blogspot.com/ Jaclyn

    Love the jeans! 

  • TheresaTran

    LOOOOOVEEE. The jeans are awesome! (: I hate it when buttons pop off……. x______x


  • Hollyo

    not gonna lie, i've had to replace a button on a pair of jeans before…probably after lunch

  • Hollyo

    p.s. loving the new blog design!

  • http://bodaciousthought.blogspot.in/ Dorien

    I would consider those 'bold choices' but you look so very good in it! 

  • Ira

    You look awesome! I love the jeans!


  • http://backtofive.blogspot.com/ Cassandra

    I love the styling here! The clash of color and prints is amazing!
    backtofive's twitter

    xoxo backtofive

  • http://emelsea.com/ Emelsea

    I've just found your blog  ( I swear I'm late to everything) and you are adorable! love from London

  • Veronika Smirnykh

    So simple and sweet, you look amazing and I love these leopard print jeans!

    I've just started my blog and will be glad if you stop by!



  • http://www.quietluxe.blogspot.com/ Shelly

    Cute necklace!

     Quiet Luxury

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    KISSES FROM :A SMALL BLOG WITH BIG HEART :)MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where fashion and food collide!http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.emergencybucks.co/ Andie

    I can't believe you got those jeans from Target!

  • Kristin

    Ha! I have those same jeans…thanks for the warning!


  • Genie

    Yay, I have the exact same pair of skinnies, I'll have to try wearing them with a hot pink top next time I pull them out. You look amazing in these shots, how dare that button break in half! 



  • Aqua Net & Lace

    I love those jeans with the pink top! I have that exact top so now I'm wishing I would have scooped up the jeans when I saw them at Target. I'll have to be on the look out for something similar :)


  • Aisha

    On the last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale I was looking at some similar pants. They looked super fun but I didn't know how I would wear them. So I thought WWKS do? I came to your page and bam you are wearing the pants! It was meant.