Good Enough for a Monday


Today is an errand-running, task-filled, to-do list conquering kind of a day. A necessary evil kind of a day. A day where you’d rather watch television in your pajamas but if you do you’ll hate yourself for the rest of the week because nothing is done. Not that I’ve ever done that before; I have no idea what regret feels like. So when I got dressed today, I looked at myself in the mirror and nodded “it’s good enough for a Monday.” Then my husband asked me if I was talking to my reflection again. Things get awkward when I forget I live with another person. 

And yes, my hair is a little bit red now. Over the weekend I spiced it up a little. Sometimes you just need a small change. But I’ve been instructed to not wash it until tomorrow morning, so a bun it is for now. But tomorrow — tomorrow will be the big reveal. You’ll be waiting on pins and needles I’m sure. 


Top: Similar

Sweater: Bloom*

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: c/o Blowfish

Bracelet: c/o Bauble Bar

Necklace: Similar

*Will be available online at Bloom in about a week! 

  • Carlee

    Love this look! That bag is awesome, such a bright color. And I can't wait to see your hair!
    Almost Endearing

  • The Workette

    I would not be able to pull off the jumper over that blouse! But love the look

  • Donna

    Great for a Monday, excited to see the new do!

  • Liz (26 and Counting)

    Definitely good enough for a Monday! Much better than my leggings and cozy sweater — turns out I'm already dressing for Thanksgiving.

  • Jessica Camerata

    Um I'll be waiting on pins and needles… is that weird? I love when people change their hair color, I vicariously live through them since I have super dark brown hair and can't pull off anything but my natural color.

    xoxo Jessica

  • Kendrrat

    Looks better than "good enough" to me, my monday good enough is anything better than no make-up and pjs haha!

  • kindredly

    ahhh…I just love this whole outfit.  The sweater is amazing.  

  • Emily Ah Tye

    So cute! You're always adorable 

  • Joy Jin

    Love the pretty green bag! Very cute outfit!

  • Samantha Peterson

    Love the new hair! Just did the same thing! Here's to a productive Monday!

  • debrakay86

    Thats way better than my Monday outfit.
    I'm still in my pajamas but I'm not gonna hate myself because I've earned it. I think? Except I do need to go to the bank. Damn.

    Love the hair by the way and can't wait to see it!


  • Natali Karppinen

    Great shirt and bag!

  • Always Maylee

    Oh I'm loving the hint of red in your hair! You look beautiful, love the sweater and the striped shirt underneath!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • Rachelle

    Love that kensie top.

  • Anne Hill

    Love it all! Can't wait until that top is available at Bloom

  • Maja

    I've noticed the red right away! Can't wait to see your new hair 😉
    And I agree, it's much, much better than my monday outfit. I couldn't take outfit pictures today, no way.. Sweater, skinnies and Timberlands? See, it sucks. 😀

    You look beautiful.

  • triskelos

    Love the outfit and the bag – great for running errands and feeling comfy, but well dressed)

  • Iep209

    I love the sweater fun addition to the look!

  • photosbyjaana

    love the hair color so far!  subtle but pretty.

    when i saw on instagram that this was your "getting shit done" outfit, I was quite impressed.  especially that you wear heels to get shit done.  you mean business.

  • Hailey

    very cute and i'm excited to see your hair down!

  • Elena
  • Mary Chun

    Love the laid back look!

  • ashleigh

    It's a win for me minus the sweater, but that's just my taste. I loooove the bright green bag and the wedges!

  • Karin Howell

    Love the sweater and the wedges!!!

  • Star White

    Lovin the red/purple hue in your hair! Can't wait to see it down!

  • Alissa Futhey

    Such a cute outfit! Those wedges are darling Kendi!

  • Kathryn Eyrelees

    Cute outfit!!  I have that blouse, but mine is Gentle Fawn.  Is it not the same blouse?

  • kendra genevieve rose.
  • Seekingstyleblog

    I like your hair up like that! :)

    xo Jennifer

  • Ellen Donbeck

    good enough for any day- looks good girl! Always looking cute

  • Kendi Lea

    No it is Gentle Fawn, but I couldn't find that one anywhere online :)

  • Tbw4q327

    that hair color is fantastic!

  • Amy B.

    cute outfit

  • Morgan Liti

    Love the hair color – can't wait for the big reveal. :) And darling outfit – Kensie is one of my faves for sure!


  • Shannon

    This outfit is making my heart pitter patter right here!

  • Sarah H.

    I am going to stay up all night and keep refreshing this page until the next post goes up…the big reveal of your slightly redder hair is obviously something I need to see as soon as possible. Can't wait. But in the meantime…love your bag!

    Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam *vintage* giveaway in progress…)

  • Amy

    Love that top and the green bag!

  • Kelsey Elizabeth

    I really really like how you layered the two tops! unexpected but they go together so well! 
    – Kelsey @Time Stand Still

  • PennyPincherFashion

    Love this laid-back and casual look – can't wait to see your hair!! :)

  • Supal

    The cut of that sweater is awesome! Love the stripes too and a pop of green color, Kendi :)

  • Chelsea

    Great green handbag!

  • ajacks2

    OMG-love that sweater!!!

  • Girlie Blogger

    Nice layering, Kendi. You look beautiful.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

  • Monica Gava

    The sweater is great and the color of your hair suits you very well!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

  • MsPeachPlus

    I adore that sweater!

  • Jeans and a Teacup

    I like the sweater/striped shirt combo! Looks great!

  • Anna D Kart

    Simple yet cute… How are you going to run errands in those heels dear? Dare I say you changed into flats after pictures? That's what I do…lol

  • Demi3

    I wished my "good enough" rocked as solidly as yours!! luv the look

  • teacups + B cups

    pins and needles is right! fall is the best time to switch your color up. looking forward to the big reveal!

  • Amanda

    I love your reddish hair now!! Its awesome. I have a love for reddish-brown hair. :) Thinking of getting my hair a reddish-brown with some blonde thrown in. :)


  • Jennifer Merlin

    Wow, your good enough is great! Love that sweater!

  • Janae Holmes

    Loving the sweater over tyhe stripped button down and the green handbag is simply stunning!!! Perfect for a monday!

  • Kacie Ellis

    Can't wait to see the big hair reveal :) Love your outfit!

  • Kristian Satterlee

    Your writing always makes me smile. This outfit is much more than "Good enough for a Monday" though. It's cute and functional looking!

  • Joyce

    Good outfit for any day! Love the reddish shade on ur hair!


  • Brandy Saldana

    always impressed by your bun. looks chic and polished when you are not trying too hard! loving the shade of green of the bag!

  • kayleigh maryon

    love the hair colour. Its fantastic. Can't wait to see it down. Also loving that purse colour. Fantastic.

  • Nat

    Super cute! Love the shoes :)

    -Nat [nat in love]

  • Betsy

    oh my god your top! I love it!

  • Caroline L.

    I'm obsessed with Gap jeans… they fit so perfectly. Also, hey, people always say your best friend is yourself… so talking to yourself is actually a form of bonding, right?

  • sihijau

    love the green bag :)
    Irene Wibowo

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Cute casual outfit.  I really love the pop of green.

  • Sarah Welsch
  • Rebecca Lately

    Oh!  You just gave me an idea for an outfit.  I think I know what I'm wearing tomorrow.

  • Hollyo

    pins and needles indeed!

  • Laura Whitman

    That bag is so adorable! The color is fantastic. 


  • Sophie Strout

    I recently went red too! It fades crazy fast but it is fun. I only wash it twice a week although I could get away with one if I used my dry shampoo more, I guess. And I use red shampoo/conditioner. Mine is only a semi-permanent though.

  • Erin Michelle

    I love the layers and texture in this outfit. The sweater is super awesome! 


  • Elle

    Hi Kendi :) love the layering details of this outfit- especially for a Monday! Good news is, Monday is over now! :) Onto Tuesday lol

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

  • Boldmeetsbasic

    Love this look, along with the new hair color!

    Best, Amelia

  • Theresa

    Love that sweater!  Ahh, the sophistication and ease of a sleek high bun!  I love how it dresses up a casual outfit!


  • workitChristine

    I'm not usually a bag person, but I love that bag!

  • Megan Zietz

    loving the the layering 
    Xo Megan,

  • Kathryn Eyrelees

    Hi Kendi,

    Thanks!  I thought I was going crazy :)

    I found a link for you…….

    All the best,

  • Sweety

    I love your bun!. It’s very pretty and elegant!. You look so cute with it!.

  • Moji

    The hair looks AWESOME!! and the collard shirt is great too :]