{Top: Similar | Blazer: Similar | Shorts: Similar | Sunnies: c/o Coach | Heels: Sole Society | Bracelet}

I found these shorts the other day tucked away in some of my warmer things as I was pulling some things for fall outfits. (Which, for the record, was a presumptuous move. I could go swimming today and not get chilled.) Every once in a while, I’ll forget about a piece that I own and then I rediscover it in my closet again and wear it more than before or sometimes I buy something a season too early and then find that I wear it all the time in the present season. These things don’t surprise me. What does surprise me is I can’t for the life of me remember when or how I bought these shorts. And I remember everything when it comes to clothes. Some people call it obsessive; I call it a natural ability. The only thing I know about these shorts is that they are from Gap last fall and they are in my size. But to be honest at this point I’m not even sure if they are mine. 

Is anyone missing a cute pair of shorts? Have you come in contact with me in the last 12 months? Did you leave your bag unattended at an airport or at a recent sleepover with me? You have 24 hours to claim or they are mine.

  • Natali Karppinen

    Great blazer and bag! I love finding stuff in my closet I forgot about.

  • Colour Me Classic

    Yellow and gray look awesome together! 
    Especially with your hair!
    best,Colour Me Classic

  • Carlee

    I always laugh when I ready your post. Your adorable. I love the short, great find in your own closet. I also really like that blazer.

  • Liz

    love the shoes

  • Coffeebeansandbobbypins

    haha, love this look! and love finding hidden gems!

  • Genny

    YAY! The LBB is back for another season!!

  • Always Maylee

    Love your blazer and bag!  Haha, finders keepers right!? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

  • suzanne

    The shorts look great on you…I wouldn't be so quick to offer them up : ) 


  • Cathy

    Always love finding a hidden item of clothing just in time to sneak in a wear before the end of season :)  Super classy fall transitional look here!

  • Jessica Camerata

    Those shoes! Why haven't I seen them on Sole Society?!?!

    I love finding shit in my closet I totally forgot about. It does make me super sad when it still has a tag on it…..

    xoxo Jessica

  • nathyness

    Love it! That's such a great blazer. I really have to start going to Gap more often. I always mean to, but get distracted by other stores in the vicinity, like J. Crew and Loft. 

    And your shoes are divine. Like all your shoes. You should show us your closet one of these days. I bet it's all kinds of pretty.

    Isn't it awful that all I can think of when I think "black and yellow" in my head is that awful Wiz Khalifa song?
    xo from Miami,

  • sunshinelovin

    Hi, I'd love to know where your watch is from, I can't see it 100% but it looks super cool.  

  • Sheislovely

    Love the shorts and the yellow top!! :)

    xo – Sheila

  • Kendi Lea

    Hi! It's Kenneth Cole from last fall.

  • AlissaBurton

    loving that blazer & those shoes! such a great look! and i love the pop of color.

    and lol @ the shorts story 😉

    alissa b

  • Emily Ah Tye

    Love the blazer! and those shoes are fab too!

    xo Emily

  • Carrie

    LOL they are so cute!
    I LOVE finding clothes in my closet!
    Style in the City

  • Kisti

    Love that Gap Blazer!! 

  • Genie

    Love those shorts and blazer… and neon tee, actually I love everything about this outfit! I don't think we had a sleepover recently, but you could always just give those shorts to me anyways. 


  • Star White

    Love how you paired that blazer with your re-discovered shorts. Super cute. must be the day to wear yellow! I've got my yellow sweater on today. Woot!

  • Kacie Ellis

    I'll claim those shorts 😉 Love them and love this outfit!

  • ladiesinnavy

    oh blazer envy! :) and love that shorts story.

  • Morgan Liti

    So chic. LOVE that blazer!! And can I claim the shorts? :)


  • Nicole

    This outfit is one of my favorites!


  • Chelsea

    I like to think it's a natural ability! Love the easy transition outfit. Hopefully it can just be Fall there soon!


  • workitChristine

    Those are great shorts. I love it When you find something you forgot you had…. or maybe in this case, something you forgot you stole!

  • Z

    I would seriously consider stealing that blazer right off you! I love the darker cuffs and how well it fits you – maybe I just need another blazer? anyway, love the mix of colors and hope that you get to keep the shorts!!! 😀

  • PennyPincherFashion

    I am so in love with this blazer that I can't really focus on any of the other fantastic parts of this outfit.  I've been looking for a herringbone style like this forever and yours is perfect!

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Your silver wedges are GORG!

  • Gina

    love those shoes!

  • Caroline L.

    If I told you those were mine… would you actually give em to me? 😉 And you look like such a chic working woman – so friggin' cute!

  • Marcela S.
  • Alissa Futhey

    Oh my gosh that is the most awesome story!

  • Katie Sims

    Finding a mystery pair of cute shorts is better than finding surprise money in your pocket doing laundry!

    And you look adorable, great outfit!

  • chillairandperfume

    A blazer & shorts is one of my favorite outfit combos. I've vowed to try it more this fall, so thanks for the inspiration!


  • Count To Four

    love the shorts, my fav thing about this outfit is the blazer! i'm soooo in love with it, great outfit :)

  • Rosely Carrasco

    Lovely blazer it brings together the whole outfit.

  • Andrea

    Gorgeous outfit! I love these pretty shorts.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Mandi

    Would it be weird if I told you I was looking through some of your posts from last fall just the other day (for outfit inspiration) and you were wearing these shorts, so when I saw them in today's post I thought to myself, "Hey, Kendi just wore these the other day!"  And then I read the story about the shorts and how you don't remember getting them.  And then I realized that I feel kind of like a stalker…  So, anyways, I loved the shorts when you wore them last fall and still love the shorts for this fall.  :) 

  • Supal

    I love the pop of color on that!! This is a sexy outfit, lady!

  • Laura Whitman

    That outfit is so cute! I'm so in love with that blazer!


  • Charly

    Love this outfit. I couldn't pull off the shorts – your legs are much nicer than mine – so they're definitely not my shorts! :)

  • Betsy


  • Stephanie Reiner

    I really love this outfit! I mean I usually love your outfits but this blazer is amazing! And the shoes! And the purse! I want to love blazers but I always feel like I'm wearing a straitjacket…

  • kristian satterlee

    I like how the blazer makes it work-like but the shorts still make it heat-friendly (I almost wrote summer-friendly but it is officially fall!)

  • Mariana Paulos

    Amazing shoes!

  • Theresa

    Love blazers with shorts! Shoes are pretty,too!


  • Heather

    Loving that blazer! You are just too cute!
    xo Heather

  • Jennifer

    Love it!  Does anyone know the style name of the purse?

  • Kristina

    Beautiful! You look like a New Yorker in this outfit. So chic!

  • Curlydeb

    Your makeup always looks so flawless and natural… can you tell me your favorite products?

  • Josephine

    Those shorts are adorable! Don't you dare give them back :) Rediscovering forgotten pieces in my closet might be one of my favorite things ever. 

    <3 Josephine

  • Mira Devils

    Your shoes look so lovely!!!


  • Sparkle Fashion Blog

    i'm in love with those shoes. in love!

  • Seekingstyleblog

    I do the same thing… it's a nice surprise when you find something again though!

    xo Jennifer

  • Sarah H.

    I too have a knack for remembering where I got something, when I got it, how much it cost, and every time I've worn it (without looking at my blog archives). I can't say I've ever found something that I don't remember purchasing. You should definitely be suspicious. I hope they aren't exploding shorts…do you hear a ticking sound? On the plus side, if you're going to explode today and you're going to be remembered by your last outfit, this is a cute one.

    Sarah's Real Life

  • Amanda

    seriously scary thing – those look exactly EXACTLY like my black shorts i have from H&M, but of course those aren't mine you're wearing cuz mine are safely tucked away in my bottom dresser drawer. hahaaha
    i love wearing my shorts with tights in the fall and winter! do you??

  • Jess_Dynarski

    Those shorts are very cute. Love them! Also your shoes are amazing!

  • Jenn D

    Great outfit. I love that blazer!

  • Kemi

    Not sure if they are yours? Too funny. Love the shoes.
    k at

  • sophie warner

    Loving the combo! T-shirt is a great pop of colour!

  • Bavardises

    Love the outfit! 
    As far as the shorts are concerned, nope, not mine. But I do miss one of my grey socks. Any idea? :)

  • Oksana

    Beautiful outfit!

  • Stephanie

    It's still shorts weather here in LA!! I'm ready to pack them away though.. Love those sole society heels!!

  • Ritika Mahendru

    LOL.. you are too funny Kendi! Nice outfit :)
    Love your blog, its quite inspiring!

  • T.

    Great look, very chic! Love your shoes!

  • Sarah

    Love this outfit! It's so cute.

  • kendra genevieve rose.

    VERY cute outfit, Kendi! You look adorable. 


  • Clairecrozel

    love the combination of colours, looking very elegant!
    kisses from Paris,

  • Peyton & Madison Dalton

    This outfit looks great on you! Love those shoes too!

    xo Peyton & Madison

  • Tapakoy
  • Frugalista28

    I claim it!!! and all your wonderful outfits. Hahahaha

  • Meagan Murtagh

    this made me laugh out loud.  im the same way with clothes.  "um, that dress was $378!!!"…..14 years ago…fail.

    xo the egg out west.

  • Unidentifielifestyle

    Cute shoes! Love them! 


  • New Petite

    Nice blazer and love the heels! 

  • Kristin

    Loving this look! Those shoes are super cute…will check out their site!


  • Emily V

    Love the colours!! :)

  • Kina

     I am glad I am not crazy… I remembered those shorts from outfit posts a long time ago too!

  • Hollyo

    i can`t lie, i`m wee bit jealous that you are able to wear shorts right now…. hello fall!

  • Hannah Everly

    I could have gone swimming today too!!! Ha ha!

  • Holly Wells

    Wow- this look is so cute! Can't believe those shoes are from Payless! New fan and follower!

Holly Foxen Wells

  • Amanda_Lea

    love this! and i love your hair!

  • Samira Reyes

    I love this outfit!! Chic!

  • Sierra

    I love this outfit so bad. Hope all is well.
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

  • Lily McNamara

    loving the sole society wedges! good to get them in before the fall temperatures hit!

    Fancy {No}Pants

  • Adry

    I love how this outfit is styled! Those shoes are adorable too!

  • julia martin

    didn't you post awhile ago about buying basics and how your future self thanked your past self for buying these shorts? maybe it was a different pair of black shorts i'm thinking of …

    anyways, i love your new shoes!  and the colour of that top is awesome!


  • Katie

    i love finding items of clothing i had COMPLETELY forgotten about! maybe that means my wardrobe is too big…

    cute shoes :)

    Katie x

  • XeanaFashion

    You look chic! I like yellow top! 


  • AmeliasMom

    Great outfit…

  • Christina Storm

    Love the blazer and the shoes! Such a great look!

    Check out my oxblood bag GIVEAWAY!!:, Christina

  • Cathy Anderson

    LOVE that Gap blazer!xoxoCathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  • Mica

    Love finding forgotten items – it's like getting a present! :) Really like the yellow top with this outfit :)

  • Jeannie

    One of my fav outfits…totally fabulous!

  • Becky {the Pumpkin Spot}

    I love those shorts! Its such a great piece to have bc you can wear them all year round (tights if its chilly, but not sure how cold it gets in TX..). I hope no one claims them!

  • Mariatwinerequired

    I love those shoes!!!  The whole outfit is cute, but those shoes are amazing.  A perfect wedge!!

  • Jenna

    I love this blazer. Wish I could claim the shorts as my own. You look great!

  • Lauren

    This whole outfit is perfection!  I am absolutely in love with it!  Hope you don't mind if I copy it

  • What Jo Craves

    This is a super cute outfit! Perfect for this 90 degree weather we're still having in Texas! Love the shoes too!

  • Christine @ The Pantry Drawer

    what is up with Gap doing things right lately? Love these pieces and love that watch!

  • Rosie

    I have the same exact shorts form Gap! I bought them at the beginning of the summer.

  • EDonbeck

    I'm totally going to steal your outfit.  Amazing.  Love this- thanks!

  • Tiffany M

    Loving the simplicity of the colors and how they mix so well into such a chic outfit!

  • lyndsay!

    Cute color combo!


  • Heather Goodwill

    I truly love rediscovering new clothes. Once I left a laundry basket full of goodies over at my parents house during a move and reacquainted myself with the basket after a year… It was heaven! Also, the blazer is fab! 

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  • Jupe_Cambria

    Shorts and blazers are just so fetching together…love your style!

  • ayessadelapena

    I love the colors! <3

  • Rachel Addington

    I'm doing ONE YEAR no buying new clothes, kind of like 30 for 30 but times 12. :)  Doesn't it sound like of liberating?

  • Isabella

    really cute outfit! I love the lime blouse, it gives the outfit a bit of a punch! great blog! shall we follow each other?

  • sealedwithstyle

    kendi you could do no wrong! I love your classic and chic look! I'm a huge fan!

  • Beckynally

    You always look great! Love the entire outfit :) 

  • Angelessya

    Really nice outfit!… Love that short! 

  • Emily

    I do that too! Can't tell you when my next exam is or what I had for breakfast yesterday, but I could tell you details about the day I bought the denim jacket and pencil skirt I'm wearing.

    Love that blazer, too – perfect warm-weather-fall outfit! 


  • Lischen

    Amazing! You're so beautiful!!

  • danielle

    i'm so obsessed with my closet that i can tell you where i bought EVERYTHING.  that being said, those aren't my shorts :)

  • Lovingladyg

    wow! i totally LOVE this outfit.
    And the shoes.. oh my.. the shoes!! 😉

  • jessbuurman

    Wow !!
    Everything you wear is awesome and you look amazing in this outfit.
    Love your whole outfit form head to toe.

  • http://WWW.PRETTY-GIRL-ROCK.COM Veronica

    You look great! Loving the pop of color with the shirt!

    you really make me want to turn my blog into a style blog…*Sigh*  I just don't know…
    Pretty Girl Rock Blog

  • Nat

    Love everything about this look!

  • A_kallestad

    Hahaha! I'm the same – I tend to remember where I bought all my clothes. And circa how much they cost. Then I'll suddenly experience a black hole like you just did, and I wonder what was up with me on that particular day. High fever? Too much wine at lunch? Or just a bout of selective amnesia?!?