Truth time: I’ve never really put much effort into Valentine’s Day. Actually I don’t put much effort into any holiday. On one hand, I’m rarely disappointed. On the other hand, my poor future children will have to fend for themselves when it comes to anything besides birthdays and Christmas. My kids will be the ones that show up to school with the weird Valentine’s that no one wanted because it was the only box left at Wal-Greens from the night before. Their Halloween costumes will be store-bought. Easter baskets will be non-existent. It’s not that I have any hard feelings against holidays, and especially not against the day of love, in fact I like holidays — it’s just that I don’t know — I’m lazy? Apathetic? Busy? Cheap? Tired? Absent-minded? Terrible at things that include feelings? Yes. Yes to all of the above. 

All that to say I had full on plans to wear the cutest pink dress and look all Valentines-y, etc. But we’ve been running full steam ahead since getting back last Friday night and I’m just tired. The thought of putting a dress on today made we want to pull the covers a little bit tighter and postpone Valentine’s Day until I got more sleep. So I compromised with a little bit of pink today. Not quite a full on Valentine’s post, since I forgot to make my hands into a Taylor Swift heart in one of the photos, but still full of love. Love for colored jeans,  love for you guys, for full cups of coffee, my husband’s sunnies to hide the bags under my eyes, for the fact that I still have time to become a better person before I produce offspring. See? Totally full of love today, as misplaced as it may be.

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. May gifts of chocolate be plentiful today and if not, remember it shall be 50% off tomorrow.


Top: Similar

Jeans: Bloom (PS: use code “valentines” for 15% off your order, now through 2/17.)

Heels: c/o Sole Society // Similar

Purse: Target 

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

  • Alissa Futhey

    I love, love that top!

  • Jewel

    love the neon purse. i noticed Target had lots of cute items when i shopped the Prabal Gurung Collection on Sunday.. xo. ps. happy valen-tired day..

  • Candice R Williams

    Haha! I love you and your writing. Your posts always give me a good laugh! And great outfit ideas too!

  • Amy Welch

    Im glad you passed on the T Swift heart, She is strting to get on my nerves. :)

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  • Joyce

    I think i'll be the same way as a parent… Oh well… At least you have some pink on today… I'm wearing brown… Haha


  • Stephanie Guiler

    to each their own! I'm on the extreme opposite in that I am obsessed with holidays and will find any excuse to be festive haha. Also completely love today's look — it actually has an Easter vibe with all those pretty pastel colors! xo

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    you look so cute in these pretty colors and the warm sun! :) i'm wearing slacks and a blazer but did incorporate a pink top in. 

  • lizette vigo

    love the color of your pants!!!

  • Chelseanwheeler

    Super cute outfit. I LOVE those pants!

  • Natali

    Beautiful bag and shirt!

  • Josephine

    I love your pants! Happy Valentine's Day, I hope you enjoy your 50% off chocolates tomorrow :) That really is the best day to buy them.

    <3 Josephine

  • Kelsey Elizabeth

    You crack me up! I have love for that target purse, regretting not picking it up now! 

  • Kate Jones

    Love the pastels! I think I might buy some peach pants! They look great!!! :)

  • RoselyC

    Lol. So what if you didn't wear the pink dress, you still look great! And besides the colors of your outfit are sweet so they work as Valentine inspired.

  • Julie

    I relate in every way except

  • PennyPincherFashion

    Love this outfit and all the bright/light colors – hope you feel as happy wearing it as it makes me to look at it!  :)

  • lavieenliz

    lovely outfit!! happy valentines day!!

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  • the egg

    3 reasons i adore you. 
    1 – your style
    2 – you're like, really, pretty.
    c. you are one of the few fashion bloggers who can actually write!! 

    xo the egg out west.

  • Carrie

    You just explained exactly how I feel! Haha!

    Style in the City

  • Caroline L.

    This is such a soft and sweet look! Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Liv.vie in Love

    Oh Kendi, I share your sentiments about holidays exactly.  I always wondered if there was something wrong with me, but now, since I know I'm not the only one that feels this way, I can rest assured that I'm not a careless and heartless old cow. 
    I had to laugh because your "Valen-tired" outfit is similar to the oufit I chose to wear on this begrudgingly lovely occasion (except I went with gray pants and coral shoes because it's not quite Spring in Canada yet).
    Check out my blog!

    And keep up the good work!  You're a Hoot!
    Liv.vie in Love

  • Shannon

    Love the fresh spring look! Especially the dotted chambray!


  • Jordan Skiles

    Best commentary ever!  I don't get all into holidays either (although I think it would be a lot of fun!) but I do love the idea of Valentine's Day.  I hope yours is great!

    xo, Jordan

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Love your pastel mixing.

  • Joey Roberts

    Don't feel too bad. I'm exactly the same way. My boyfriend got lucky that his girlfriend fails at being "girlie". Plus, holidays require effort, and after a trip like that I'm surprised you had any energy to post today! Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Rebecca Lately

    This was spot on, Kendi.  Yes to all of the above for me, too.  Although, I do like decorating the house.  Decorating myself?  Not so much.

  • Jessica Camerata

    I'm wearing those shoes today, they're my all time favorite!

    Happy valentines day, stupid stupid holiday.

    xo Jessica

  • Sheree H

    Yet you still look fabulous! 

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  • gracebyc

    well this is so cute. i especially love the bag. target is such a winner!
    all the best, C

  • Amie

    Well, you look adorable on this Thursday! Who the heck needs a holiday to wear a pink dress, I vote wear it tomorrow! Friday is a good a reason as any! 😉

  • Supal

    Even when tired you look well put together!

  • Always Maylee

    How cute are you!? LOVE the yellow bag and your jeans. You look adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • GlamourGirl_bg

    awesome look!

  • Caroline St. Francis

    Totally understand how you feel. I put on a pretty dress this morning before I realized it is February and the ground is covered in snow and all I want to wear is boots and sweaters. Why can't Valentine's Day be in march or april?

    ~ Caroline

  • Beauty by MissAsh

    I adore your pants!!
    Happy Valentines Day xo

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  • Rachelle

    I'll wait to buy some tomorrow for 50% off, Happy Valentine's Day.


  • Stephanie Gautam

    Love the outfit and the post! Honest and funny :o) Happy Chocolate Day!

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  • Jennifer

    I'm not a Valentine's person either…
    Love all the pastels!

    xo Jennifer

  • Handbagmadness

    Love the outfit, really cute bag.

  • Katie McC

    Super cute purse! I loved that one when I saw it at Target but I decided on a tan one that was only $8 on sale. My best friend and I always wait until the day after Valentines Day to buy each other candy because everything is usually 50% off!

  • Count To Four

    i love this outfit, love the colour palette reminds me of spring!

  • Tara Ouitavon

    I just want to put it out there that the I learned about the hand heart from the Japanese pop scene years before Taylor Swift.  

    And cute outfit!  Love the pastels!

  • Kristian Satterlee

    You know, for not putting effort into holidays, those pink pants are pretty cute!

  • Laura Neiser

    What a PERFECT outfit. Love every single thing about it. :)


  • Molly {Dreams in HD}

    i absolutely love the dreamy pastels of your outfit today.  makes me feel like spring is on the way :)

  • photosbyjaana

    not of fan of Valentine's either.  i'm sure we'll celebrate better when my son gets a little older, but its just so…. gag.  still loving that top!

  • Anne Hill

    This outfit is so springy and fresh looking! Hope you celebrate today with lots of chocolate 😉

  • Kristin

    Ha, I enjoyed reading that…and love the post title! Love the soft colors…and that bag is a great standout piece!


  • Sheila

    Cute look! I love those peach skinnies. :)

    xo – Sheila

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  • kendall schoemann

    love the pink/peach hue! just a tad festive :) X

  • Megan Little

    I love you!

  • Jasmin

    Your Outfit is just adorable <3

  • ThePantryDrawer

    love that purse and top! you look great!

  • Sarah

    Love this look! Who cares if it isn't a valentines dress, it's still fabulous.

    The Purse Snatcher 

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  • Terri

    I have never been a big Valentine's Day person either.  Enjoy your Thursday!

  • carlibee

    'still have time to become a better person before I produce offspring' is one of the single greatest and encouraging phrases I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying regarding the 'to offspring, to not offspring, o when o when to offspring' debate.

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  • Rachel

    I think you look gorgeous – when I'm tired, I put on sweats and a t-shirt. Your outfit is so bright and sunny! 

  • Debbie Baker Burns

    Sad to say, I am STILL looking for nude shoes.  Love these!

  • ashleigh

    LOL! I don't do Valentine's day for myself, but I go all out with the kids. I love crafting. I like that you didn't super dress up. More relateable!

  • TheresaTran

    haha love the post!! (: happy valentine's day! Lovely outfit!

  • Meghan Q.

    I feel the same way about Valentine's Day.
    However, I do love the pech pants.

  • Lulu Soler

    Our Valentine's is posted inbetween our anniversary and my birthday!  Needless to say it's not a holiday that's much celebrated in our house too. We had take out :) 

  • Magda Pomichowski

    Great look! 


  • FashionEdible

    I'm not very good at dressing in the holiday "colors." I wore black (with a bit of blue) today but we still had a great time! In my defense, if it was a bit warmer, I may have been more inclined to wear my pink/peach-colored dress. I like your take on the day!
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  • Sammy Casey

    well, this outfit is just freaking adorable

  • Carlee Jarrell

    Such a cute outfit!! I love the light pink pants but sad there is no Taylor Swift hand heart!
    Almost Endearing

  • Colleen McCloskey

    As I was scrolling down through your pictures, my husband walks into the room and asks whose legs those are. I say, "Kendi's" and he said "Kendi Everyday?"  You're famous enough that my husband knows of your blog and he doesn't even read mine. 

    I only wore workout clothes today and as I read this post I looked down and it seems that my pink tank top was on top so I wore pink on Valentine's day purely by accident. 

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I totally fall into that category of every store bought for my son.  I say – I would rather spend some QT with him than work on arts & crafts for his little friends.  Plus, my crafting skills are horrible so why waste my time when I know it's just going to the trash :)

    I love this combo & how you make this Target purse look like a million bucks!


  • Jupe_Cambria

    This is a great way of wearing complementary colors…which can be hard to do without looking "team spirit"…the shades of soft apricot and light blue are just darling together!

  • Elaine

    cute!!! lovin your outfits lately!!

  • Laura Whitman

    You look so springy! I love it. :) 


  • Alyssa B.

    50% off. Ahahaha! What a great parting comment. I always tell my husband to wait until the day after to buy me chocolates! 
    I always love your blog, Kendi. I read your entries to my husband all the time (he's a secret fan of yours too). Wishing you the best, Alyssa B.

  • naomi link

    I am obsessed with the polka dot chambray!! 

    xo, Naomi

  • Mica

    Really like the pastel colours in your outfit, lovely! :)

  • Sarah

    haha I'm the same way with Valentine's Day. I just can't be bothered to put in the effort! lol You look lovely, that polka dot chambray is so cute!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • XeanaFashion

    You are very fit pastel shades!

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  • Faithprincess13

    You are so flipping adorable. This is my favorite blog – thanks. (and your future children will be fine – mine are surviving just fine. 😉

  • Aurélie as mounette

    Nice look, love this simply and calm color..

  • Agi

    Love your outfit and the soft pink/salmon jeans.I would love it if you would like my blog Vodka Infused Lemonade on facebook.


  • Heidi Nickal

    Love!! its so perfect for spring :)

  • workitChristine

    I don't do much with Valentine's day either, but I have no problem giving a little extra love anytime! This outfit is lovely. The pink is the perfect statement yet still subtle! 

  • Petite Adventures

    Such a cute look! Love the polka dot top!

    Kate xo

  • Catherine

    Your blogs are always so well written!
    As for this outfit, I love it, I especially love the pairing of these pastel colours. :)

  • Erin Michelle

    Those peach skinnies are amazing! I can understand your love for colored jeans.


  • jesscause

    such a great outfit, I just love the color of those pants!

  • Cris

    I can't figure out how to navigate to other pages on your site.  I can't find any "Older Post" or "Next Page" buttons.  Help! 

  • Jamie

    Love that little purse! It's the perfect size and so cute :)


  • Ellen

    You make me excited for Spring! love this! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  • Natalie Heather

    Adorable outfit, you look really nice!

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  • xfallenmoon

    pretty outfit. love how you mixed the colors. btw, what font is that in the first picture?

    love, x
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  • olgacupp

    Love those colors! :-)


  • sincerely whitney

    love the polkadot shirt with the pastel pants- great combination! i just started my own blog and this post makes me so excited for spring time!
    i hope you check into my blog and find inspiration as well!

  • Kristen Radka

    Haha! I had a good little giggle when I read your post. I completely agree though… this was the first year that I did not buy my Valentine's for my students the day (or morning) before. I am sure they were much happier with fun dips than Pokemon leftovers. Cute outfit! Love those pants!


  • Angela Duffner

    I wish they had those heels back in stock at sole society.

    Method Clothe

  • Renata Rocha

    Lovely colors!


  • nicole | teacups + B cups

    who cares… your kids will be well-dressed and easily attract others to bestow love (and easter baskets) on them. now who's the good mom?

  • disqus_5e0Dwy1MW2

    Your writing makes me giggle, every time. :)

  • Michaela Alex

    Loving the color combo and especially the purse. Target always has so many wonderful hidden gems!

    xx Michaela

    rise. shine. dazzle.

  • Caroline

    Obsessed with that polka dot blouse! Madewell is one of my favorite stores…


  • sixthandolive

    Love the coral jeans. So fresh and soft for spring and summer! You may play tough with your "non-feelings," but I bet you are a secret softie. It's okay. We won't tell.


  • Christine

    Love the spring colors. That polka dot top is perfection!

    Christine In Color 

  • Rosita Vivanco

    I'm copying this exact outfit FYI :) 

  • Meghan Ouellette

    In love with this color combo! stealing it cause I can NOT wait any longer for spring!!!

  • ellaava

    awesome style…i have bought enough dress for this summer from online shop…i have also get a amazing verity of different dress..