Something is in the water this summer. I have been so chill and relaxed and dare I say it — we are having fun this summer. Business owners having fun? Blasphemy. All that to say I’ve been chill at work and at home and now it has leaked into my closet, therefore only three outfits this week. Next week I will be super blogger, I promise. But this week — I mean this week was a holiday week, right? So I have an excuse. No one is working this week anyways. I mean sure you are at work, but you are reading my blog. I caught you, you are totally not working. Good because that makes me feel much better about that hour I just wasted on Pinterest. 

We didn’t get home in time to see the fireworks last night but the good news is our neighbors set them off until midnight, so technically we still got to see a show. Not so technically, I’m willing to bet someone was injured. I am personally terrified of fireworks (as I am of clowns. And a clown with fireworks? Forget it.), so I was fine with missing the real show. I guess some childhood fears never die. I can’t even hold a sparkler. So that’s why I thought I’d at least dress like a firework. Festive, but not quite as loud, will not singe off your arm hair and definitely can’t be confused with gunshots outside your window. Which actually are the four things I always look for in an outfit.  


Top: Anthropologie (on sale!!)

Shorts: Similar

Shoes: Similar

Tote: Nan Lee Boutique (local) // Similar

  • Amanda

    You are so hilarious! Love this background and your outfit!

    Xo, Amanda

  • Hannah Bunker

    You're looking very tan and that makes me a tad jealous. 😉 Love the outfit! I have some shorts like that I haven't been brave enough to wear (I'm NOT tan) but this Texas heat is killing me, I may just take my chances. :)

  • Priyanka Sacheti

    *Love* your outfit, especially the gorgeous bracelet!

  • Gina

    Ha! I am scared of fireworks too….especially when my neighbors set them off. There is nothing safe about that. I kind of wanted to hide in the closet with my dog.

  • Kimberly

    Oh hey, coolest backdrop ever…love this!

  • ZipStyle Seattle

    Love how daring this is – Bold colors and print!

  • Beth

    Cheers to a fun summer, friend! Love the hair in this post, too! xxoo

  • Lyss

    What a fun and colourful post! I love your bracelet! Could you share where it's from as well?

  • Every New Day

    HAHA! Loved this post. Those are definitely the things I look for in an outfit as well ;). Beautiful as always Kendi!

  • Hannah Thomas

    Seriously, such a fun outfit. Happy to hear you are enjoying the summer !

  • Melissa

    You definitely caught me. I'm reading this while at work, and almost burst out laughing at my desk. Your wittiness is almost as amazing as your style! Love this look!


  • TaylorTSides

    That blouse! I am in love!

  • Emily

    Reading your blog is like therapy. I laugh, I cry and many times I go change my clothes. Thank you.

  • Londyn

    Love this look! The colors are beautiful on you and that top is amazing.

    Clowns scare me too!! LOL

  • Dana

    Love your outfit! I'm not a huge fan of fireworks either… they are fine from far away but up close, forget it!

  • whitney

    I'd love to know where the bracelet/watch is from!!

  • Shira

    Every time I see that amazing Anthro blouse, I wonder why I didn't get it. It's so freakin beautiful but I can't seem to pull it off! And the neon shoes are such an amazing addition:)

  • Tiffany

    This summer is going to be so bad for me… I'm starting to get a leettle too lazy. As in, I think I better get up to the school asap or my husband is going to have a tough time kicking me off the couch in September. =)

    Love that pretty blouse!

  • the egg

    caught me!!
    haha you are so right

    xo The Egg

  • Jacquelyn

    This outfit looks GREAT on you!

  • Sofia_H

    Love this outfit so much! and your hair looks incredible.

  • Code Overdressed

    Oh I'm afraid of clowns too! But off to happier stuff, I'm so in love with that shirt, the print and colors are totally fab!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  • Shannon Heart’s

    I love your blouse! What a gorgeous print.

  • Caroline L.

    Yep, I've always been slightly terrified of sparklers and fireworks too… unless they're REALLY far away & then I think they're pretty. I prefer your version :)

  • Lindsey

    Glad you took some time off for yourself this week – you deserve it! :)

    -Lindsey | Zip & Zeal

  • Jessica

    oh my goodness those shoes! they are amazing, I think I need those….
    gorgeous as always!

  • Sarah H.

    Love the outfit, and love the ombre effect going on in your hair. I don't know if you were going for ombre, or if you just haven't had to time to color your hair in a long time, but you should definitely tell people it's on purpose. Because it looks good.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life…Oh, and I sent you an email about the Pin to Real Life style challenge I'm doing – just wanted to make sure you got it! Thanks :)

  • Smart Dresser

    You look amazing!

  • Kate

    I was terrified of fireworks as a child, and they are still not my favorite. My husband's birthday was yesterday-the irony. I have had to adjust. You look adorable!

  • Sophie Ann

    I absolutely love all the colors here!

  • Kayla D

    Love that bracelet!



    Eat Play Dress

  • Sarah

    I love everything about this outfit!!!!! You look so pretty!

  • Lauren Nolan

    Every time you wear these shoes, I want to get myself a pair of neon pumps. Ahhh I should probably just do it, right?!

  • Beth

    I think you nailed it for all of us!! Fireworks, fear of clowns, who wants to work and the neighbor's fireworks are always better anyway!! Your outfit made me burst into the song "Firework" by Katy Perry!! 😎🎸. Love it!!!

  • Nathy F.

    Ha! I can't hold a sparkler either! Everyone makes fun of me; it never gets old. I've gotten a lot better about actually watching fireworks though. It used to take me around 10 minutes to get used to the volume. It was too much for my introverted ears (technically my brain) to handle.

    Holding a sparkler though? Never. I'm too scared of fire. I got slightly burned one time when I was like 7. Ruined it for me for life.

  • Young Chang-Miller

    Beautiful outfit! Can I ask where the jewelry is from?

  • Leah Clark

    I love your top! I'm not really a huge fan of fireworks either. This year though I set them off with my nephews, it was pretty fun to watch their faces light up. We also got some chinese lanterns which was more my speed!

    Leah Faye

    e plus l

  • Peyton Simms

    Love that top!!


  • Kelsey Wilburn

    ooh, this is a different look for you but i am digging it!
    kw ladies in navy

  • Challie

    You totally caught me! I am at work… not working at all. Counting down the seconds until 5.

  • Shannon

    LOVE this look! And these pictures are amazing!


  • Mica

    Love that bright shirt! Glad you had a fun time even if you missed the main fireworks show :)

    Away From The Blue

  • Jess

    Such a nice bright outfit! :)

  • Rachelle

    this top is so pretty.


  • Chalayn Nagunst

    Great post, as always.

    As a kid I was real scared of fireworks. When I did watch them, from a safe distance, I wore sunglasses and very large ear plugs/muffs. So when we watched fireworks last night from my friends' roof (another fear of mine is heights) and the neighbors' giant fireworks were going off RIGHT OVER OUR HEADS and firework shards were landing on us… well… I was kind of wishing I was in my house wearing ear plugs like the good ol' days. :)

  • Annick

    Such a beautiful look. Loving the top! I can totally understand your fear of fireworks – they are quite frightening!

    Bold Subtlety

  • Celina Bazin

    You look fantastic in this outfit. Confident and colorful.

  • Jeans and a Teacup

    What a fun top! And I love the neon shoes. Have a great weekend!

  • Laura

    I love that top! And I have never thought of it, but must admit, those are four very important things to look for in an outfit!

  • Classy Chic & Chardonnay

    Are those shorts leather?! I love that top and the brighter the better!!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  • Hope Howland

    Love this look!! And I didn't see fireworks this year either… felt wrong in a not opening presents on Christmas Day sort of thing…
    You look great and have a great weekend!

  • ashleigh

    Holy Bright Heels! You do look like a firework!

  • naomi link

    Love this look! The pop of color in the pumps make it THAT much better.

    xx, Naomi

  • Supal

    love all the texture in these photos!!

  • Raina

    This looks awesome! I love how you didn't go with the typical red, white, and blue!

  • Ashley

    Fireworks are mesmerizing to a 5 year old so that's why we went. I don't know if we would've gone, if we hadn't had baby boy. The traffic alone kind of ruined it

    xo Ashley

  • Julia Ellis

    I never would have thought that shirt would be cute, (looking at it on Anthro's website) but like everything else, it looks AMAZING on you! I love it! One of my favorite looks of yours! :)

  • nancy graham

    This shirt is to die for! I must have it, especially since it's on sale

  • Saddy

    You are so gorgeous! I love this entire outfit, especially the neon shoes.

  • Lubna

    The blouse does sort of scream 'fireworks' so it's a great way to overcome your fear! :) Lovely outfit.


  • Jennifer
  • Georgina

    I love the neon shoes, they're amazing.

  • Roanna Fernandes

    Kendi, you're a f-iiii-re-work!

    P.S. LOVE that bracelet cuff.

  • Kacie Cone

    those shoes are too die for, so fun!

  • Kristina Anderson

    These photos are so stunning, love your blouse!

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Nichole

    Great photos!

  • Star White

    I'm also terrified of fireworks! From a distance is FINE with me!

    Great look and love the hints of neon!

    Blessings & peace!

  • Ajay Sujarwo
  • alice

    did I miss something? looks like you wearing loose fitting clothes recently especially around the middle…hmmm?

  • Diana
  • Mandolyn

    I love this background! And the whole outfit, but particularly the shorts—so chic.

  • EnvisionPretty

    Loving this! What a fun, chic outfit!


  • Ainslee

    What a fun top! :)

    xo, Ainslee

  • Maryn

    Pretty top, pretty girl.

  • Rosely Carrasco

    Lol. Clowns with fireworks!

  • Jacqueline

    Haha I love it. You caught me..totally busted! Looking at my favorite bloggers at work 😉 Cute shirt with the neon heels! I would have never picked up that blouse but it looks great on you!


  • MK,

    Loving the brights! Hope you had a great holiday.


  • Amber Davis

    We love the neon factor in this outfit!! We have the perfect yellow neon bracelet that would compliment those statement shoes, and you can see it here:
    <3 the Redemption Team

  • dajana, all kinds of lovely

    Woman, you have gams for days!

  • Kate Schlabaugh