10.22.2010

What I Wear :: Guest Post (Kendi)

I am so pleased to be able to introduce Kendi to you, from Kendi Everyday. She was kind enough to take a few minutes for an interview earlier this week as well as allowing me to share some of her amazing photos taken by her super-talented hubby. I'm almost embarrassed to post my little button over there because my daily-wear is hardly up to the Kendi standard, but I keep going back to what I said a week ago - we're all different and that's a good thing. I love how Kendi incorporates styles from the past - more classic looks - with trends from today. It allows her to have her very own classic style, which works for her tall frame (and might look a little silly on my 5' 2.5" self). But enough from me...let's get on to the interview! 

Carrie: Thanks so much for doing this Kendi - you've made my week!

KENDI: Thanks so much for the interview, Carrie!

Carrie: Could you describe your style (i.e. classic, trendy, simple, tailored, etc.) and have you always dressed this way?

KENDI: I think I would describe it as a quirky take on classic style. If that makes any sense at all. I guess I've always had the same fashion sense but as I get older I have been able to wear different fashions that maybe didn't make sense when I was in high school or college. So now pencil skirts and cute trousers are a part of my every day wardrobe but I can keep my quirkiness that I've always had through eclectic tops or accessories or a certain pair of red heels.




Carrie: You always look so put together, but if you’re at home all day, do you still wear the same stuff? In other words, what do you wear to relax?

KENDI: If I work from home, I get up and get ready just as if I was going in to work so yes I do wear the same stuff! If it's on my blog, I've worn it that day. But to relax? a t-shirt and running shorts or sweatshirt over a maxi dress. Anything that doesn't require ironing or makeup and a shower :)



Carrie: If you could have five pieces of clothing in your closet, what would they be?

KENDI: A dark denim pair of skinny jeans, a blazer, tall boots, a pencil skirt and a button down top. Oh the outfits I could make with just those items!

{Photo Credit} - I love the straps on those boots!


Carrie: Do you have a “go to” outfit for special occasions or do you always mix it up?

KENDI: I always mix it up! I have one dress that I tend to wear to weddings a lot though -- it's a navy J.Crew shift dress. It's so easy to play up for a nicer wedding or play down for a smaller wedding. Other than that I tend to go with black if it's a special occasion. I am so cliche, sigh.



Carrie: Small town Texas – so where do you shop?

KENDI: Ha! That is a good question -- one I've been asking myself for two years. Besides the thrift stores in town, I don't shop where I live. Which is nice on one hand, I can't go out and spend money unintentionally because I'm bored or because I've had a bad day. But on the other, it becomes a pain when I need something fast. We live about an hour away from a metro area, so we drive in from time to time to shop. I miss living across the street from the mall, but I'm sure my husband doesn't!

2 comments:

  1. Great Interview, Carrie! Kendi (and her fabulous blog) are total inspirations to me. She's completely relateable without sacrificing the chic factor ;)

    Loved reading about her.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  2. What a fun post! She is a styling girl!

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