Almost Hippie


Although I’m glad I chopped my locks this time last year, I’m really glad they are getting longer these days. Because let’s be honest — short hair you must wash and style every single day (at least I did — the bedhead that I awoke with was truly terrifying.) But long hair? Long hair was made to be dirty. Not that my hair is dirty in this post. Oh no I woke up at 4 am, showered, washed and dried my hair just to braid it. I just like the option of it being dirty. (*wink, wink*) I’m always clean, ok? Always.

What is it about floral shirts that make me feel like a flower child? Probably the part that I wasn’t alive for any of the 60’s or 70’s and I don’t have a correct grasp on the term ‘flower child.’ My definition is a hot mess of a person running a shop who likes to braid her hair and wear a flowy floral shirt. It’s practically Woodstock over here.


Top // Madewell

Jeans // Anthropologie

Tote // Madewell

Shoes // c/o Blowfish (2011)

Lips // Sephora

  • Natali Karppinen

    You look super pretty and girly :)

  • Angelajoyholmes

    I'm sincerely obsessed with that madwell bag, and your never ceasing amazingly witty references (e.g. Your Floral shirt & Woodstock). 
    All I can say is Thank you ūüėȬ†

    XOX Angela

  • Stephanie Reiner

    Your hair looks adorable! I really wish I could pull that look off but I always feel like I look like a 12 year old trying to channel Heidi. Not Klum. 

  • Joyce

    I love the braid! And yea… Long hair def was made to have the option to be dirty.


  • Danielle Lewis

    Loving your cute hair!

  • Jessie

    Great outfit, as always!!! And beautiful hair! Do you have a tutorial for it?

  • Fiona

    I've always been a short-hair-girl, and having spent the last six months desperately growing my hair I get terrified when my sister tells me off for washing it every day. Such a weird idea for me, I mean: clean hair = clean heart (or something like that!)
    I need to get acquainted with dry shampoo… too many hours being wasted with a hairdryer!

  • GlamourGirl_bg

    amazing look! love the pants!!!

  • lavieenliz

    love the floral shirt

  • Brittany

    I always wear my hair like this when I have no time to dry it! Cute shirt by the way :)

  • Shannon Heart’s

    I tried on that shirt at Madewell the other day and talked myself out of "needing" it.  After seeing how cute it looks on you, now I need it!  You look gorgeous!  Love your hair style too.

  • Josephine

    Love your braids, and those pants! This is such a fun look. And that is definitely a bonus of long hair!

    <3 Josephine

  • Hannah

    OMG please do a tutorial for that hair do. I'm swooning over here.

  • Seekingstyleblog

    Kendi – those pants are amazing!

    xo Jennifer

  • Tracie

    Cute outfit but I couldn't fork out that much money for one outfit.

  • Always Maylee

    Your hair looks super cute. Love the floral top and your jeans!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • Leighleigh Uzumaki

    I love the top. How many braids do you have in your hair? Mine is so thin IDK if that would be a good look. Plus I'm blond. I'd look like a Swedish Milk Maid….But I still want to try. Tutorial?

  • Daisy

    Girl…. these pants are too tight!¬† Look at all the wrinkling/creasing/whatever you call it… it completely distracts from whatever else you have going on.¬† These ripples mean size up.¬† Sizing up is not a bad thing: sizing up is for comfort, it's for form flattering silhouettes.¬† Sizing up is our friend.¬† Oh boy.

  • Morgan Liti

    I was JUST going to say¬†– "gosh, it's really looking like Woodstock over there," but yo took the words right out of my mouth. ūüėČ

  • Oksana

    Beautiful shirt!

  • Caroline

    Love the hair! Tutorial please.

  • photosbyjaana

    those pants!  you look great, don't worry about being dirty.  when you have kids, you can totally get away with washing your hair once a week.  and you have a store. and a blog.  and a busy life. so i think its totally acceptable!  plus you pull it off so cute.

  • Kacie Ellis

    Lol! Whenever I wear floral tops I feel a little hippie too :)

  • workitChristine

    You're like a hippie but from the future! Love this!

  • jan miguel

    I looove your pants!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

  • Jess

    the shirt is really pretty, I can't believe your hair is already long enough for the hair look … love it!

  • Mackenzie Conner

    i love that outfit!! the floral looks so pretty on you. and your hair is adorable!

  • raganwesson

    Kendi you have great style! love this outfit!

  • Sammy Casey

    Love the coated pants!!!!

  • Rachelle

    very cute top and the coated pants are fab.

  • cait & val

    stunning kemdi.
    simply one of your best, you could be walking down a little french street. . . sigh. we're in love.

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

  • RueDuhamel

    Just bought this print from Madewell in dress form! Great find :) I read a lot of online fashion blogs, but yours is the only one I lol reading, so way to be fashionable and funny!

  • Carlee

    Super cute! I love the braid in your hair, dirty or not! And I love the print on the blouse. Very different and beautiful.
    Almost Endearing

  • Vanessaadams1922

    I love those pants.


  • Suzanne Carillo

    Love your hair like that. Great pants too : ) 


  • dorriesiobhan

    Wow, I've been reading your blog for Рoh my, is it almost a year now? Рbut I finally had to leave my first comment to say that I LOVE that hairstyle! 

  • Cait

    Those jeans are fabulous!! I love your hair too!


  • Xenia Kuhn

    you hair is just too adorable!

  • Ootd Erine

    Great look! I absolutely love your pants!
    Xx** Only 8 more days to enter to win a $25 American Express Gift Card!

  • Crystal

    of course i love the pants and hair, but i'm seriously loving the top! it's such a perfect length, and it would go with so much!

  • Katrina

    I AGREE! (and not at all in a bad way, here.) Kendi – I love your blog and fashion – but what the seams on your pants are doing is called "puckering" – it's the material/fabric pulling/puckering at the edges of the seams. Sometimes, poorly sewn material can do this – or – when something is just a bit too tight. I'm guessing the coated material doesn't sew very well – and could be causing some of the puckering here. It being a tighter fit could also just be making the puckering worse or more noticeable. Some "skinny" jeans do this, too.

  • Ashley Taylor

    I love you did this with wedges. Too cute!

    xo Ashley

  • Ellen Donbeck

    so cute! I'm loving all these dark flower prints for Fall, so pretty

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Pretty colors on your blouse – so many options!


  • Kory @ A New Journey

    Cutest top ever!

  • Amy

    I love your hair like that and those jeans look great on you! xo, Amy

  • Nat

    Those jeans look amazing!

  • Caroline L.

    Look at you, flower child! :) LOVE your hair!

  • Little Red Book

    Love the floral shirt, great colors.

  • The Style Storm

    Love this look, those pants are amazing! Love your style and blog!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

  • Samira Reyes

    I love your hair!


    Those pants are FIERCE.

  • kendra.

    Love this outfit! & i love the braids! ūüėČ


  • Girlie Blogger

    LOL. I feel the same way about short hair. Super cute shirt. The prints are busy and fun.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

  • Andrea Twidle

    your shoes remind me on mini mouse! In a good/cute way!

  • Supal

    Hahah I'm thinking the same. I had a very short bob that I would style everyday even when I wanted to be lazy. But since coming to grad school, my hair has GROWN and Im glad since I find styling quite time consuming… and taking away from sleep (not study)!

  • Domois2cool4u

    great photos!

  • Emily

    I, too, shower and dry and style my hair every single day! I've read so many things about how great dirty hair is to style, but my morning just doesn't feel complete unless I follow through on the entire process. :)

  • Mica

    Love the floral shirt, from a distance it almost looks like little faces with eyes! :)

  • Sarah

    Love your outfit! The jeans are gorgeous.

  • Gomide Luciana

    Hey Kendi, 
    why don't u teach us how to braid our hair like yours? What about a video? Hun?!?!?
    Great outfit! Loved the shoes! Cheers!

  • Christy Kelsey

    Love your hair!! It's so cute Рlooks great with the floral and coated jeans.  Adorable!


  • Emily Lunstroth

    Short hair bedhead is seriously the worst thing in the world…and having to shower in the morning to avoid it is impossible when its freeezing outside!

  • Beautybox


  • Meaghann

    ooooooooo! Love your hair! xo

  • AtamAshish Kaur

    Love the whole outfit! You are so stylish!

  • blue roses

    you should watch "butterflies are free"!

  • Amanda – Advice Blog

    Those pants are heavenly!! Buying right now…enjoy the commission! :)

  • jen

    i would love to have my hair long enough to braid again. and to have somewhere to wear those awesome pants. looks great!

  • Oluwaseun S.

    Lovely. I like how you styled the floral top! The pants fits well; lovely color! :)

  • Betsy

    very nice wedges, girl!

  • jessica kostic

    I don't know if you read all of your comments but I would love to know how to braid my hair like that.  I love that style, but it always seemed too involved for my short attention spanned self.  But it seems, anyway, if you can than maybe it's not as hard or involved as I think.  Ok, maybe that came off as a little condescending, but trust me from reading your blog for a couple of years now it just seems that you appear to be as physically coordinated, technically inept and just plain have the attention span of a toddler as I am.    So if you can point me to a good tutorial for that awesomely cute milkmaid do it would me much appreciated.

    Jessica K

  • Kirsten

    Kendi — love your blog, love your outfits, love your attitude. You have a great body and¬†you show it off¬†well. These skin tight pants to the point of looking sprayed-on-80s-Poison-video however,¬†are not so flattering. I fear what we'd be seeing in your frontal area if your top weren't just long enough to cover it. You've got a lot of support for these pants, but I just gotta be honest.

  • Count To Four

    love this look, especially that blouse! and the hair is soooo cute!

  • GiovannaPacini

    Cute look! Loving those pants and your hair! I keep wanting to cut mine.. but you are right longer hair gives you soo many options! lol


  • Shmt

    I hope you believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery–because I just bought that shirt. I love it and it's gorgeous on you!

  • Francesca

    Love your outfit and hair! Your pants are so cute and your blouse!

  • TheresaTran

    Oh my gosh. Your shirt is perfect. I love it so much!! Your hair is amazing too!! (: 


  • Holly Wells

    Such a cute look! YOu look hippie-esque, while having a totally pulled together look! Love it! 

    New fan and follower here!xx
Holly Foxen Wells

  • Heather

    Love that shirt!

  • amber0517

    well, I need this whole outfit.

  • Christina

    Those jeans are COMPLETELY amazing.


  • A Anindyaputri

    love your blog so much
    your outfits-by-color really help me to mix and match my outfit

    love from tropical country in equator, Indonesia :)

  • Astifa Kazmi

    so pretty and stylish. lovely outfit 

  • Corinne

    Kendi, I just love those metallic jeans on you!! Something a bit different, but you totally pull it off :)

    Life etc


  • RachECakes

    What a beautiful blouse! I love it paired with the metallic pants!


  • Natalie

    Love  this color combo, Kendi! Those pants are gorgeous. And I love you in heidi braids :-) 

  • debrakay86

    Gah! Must.get.leather.pants.
    And yes, long hair rocks. Long, dirty hair.
    I think you would have made a great a hippie by the way. Showering or no showering.


  • Esonia Knight

    U just made me feel really old. U weren't alive for the 70s!!!! OMG!!!