I put my own spin on her outfit by wearing darker denim and a nude shoe. Her pumps are a dark coral and not an exact match of her red blazer which makes it stylish and current, but I only have red patent pumps and thought it might be too much red for me. I am not sure I can pull off the super light wash denim. I don't think I like light denim for myself anyway. (Clinton Kelly says no light wash denim on people of a certain age!)
Kendi's top is a racerback tank, and I actually located the exact one from Gap. I tried it, but it is long and tent-like. She wears it partially tucked in, partially out, and it looks fabulous on her. Boy did I try over and over again to accomplish this same look. It just hung on me looking very sloppy, so the tank was returned. Caslon tees come in petite length and is a fitted look, so I just went with what works better on me.
I did not include a handbag for this outfit post since I do not have the beautiful Melie Bianco cognac clutch or any other bag that comes close to this color. What I carried for the day is my usual Nordstrom Plissé crinkle leather shopper, which is much too large and doesn't really compliment the outfit.
This post is titled Copycat Kendi #1 only because additional copies of Kendi's outfits are coming up. This may sound a little stalkerish, but I am actually very glad I've found a blog whose style I like, and I'm getting fantastic ideas for colors I've never thought of that could go together.
A note about this blazer: Ambition makes really nice blazers, and they are very reasonably priced. This one was regularly priced at $59, but I got mine at the Nordstrom Rack price of $19.97! This is very lightweight for summer and I just love it. I prefer my arms to be covered up during the heat so this jacket will keep me cool, too. I believe this is a Nordstrom house brand sold in the Point of View department. I'm excited to remix this blazer.
Here is my new 'do. I've decided to let my bangs grow out a bit and do the side-swept look for a while. I also got my eyebrows shaped. It has only been done once before back in 2009 before a work reunion. I've always thought I had okay looking eyebrows and never wanted to deal with the upkeep. I really like the more feminine and polished look this has given me, so I think I'll be dealing with the upkeep.
Ambition Twill Blazer, red - nordstrom.com
Blue Essence 'Eliot' Skinny Denim Jeans, Indigo Mood Wash - nordstrom.com
Vanessa Mooney 'Oleda Turquoise Necklace' - vanessamooney.com
Cole Haan 'Air Carma' OT pump, Sandalwood - zappos.com