Closet Confection: Fearless Fourteen


When: Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Where: Central Park

What: Jacket ($35 H&M), blouse ($40 H&M), brooch (H&M), hooded scarf (H&M), leather gloves (Michael Kors via Century 21), velvet leggings ($12 Romeo & Juliet Couture via HauteLook), boots (thrifted via Beacon’s Closet), sunglasses (Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom’s Rack)

This post is a little out of order (I’ll post Saturday’s outfit tomorrow), but I had just finished adding all of the little 14’s to the above picture before realizing this was actually outfit number 15. Yes, I admit that I sometimes have trouble counting once I run out of fingers.


I don’t do it nearly often enough, but walking through Central Park is one of my favorite past times.  It just feels so New York to me.  I remember staying at a hotel right at the entrance to the park my first time visiting here as a teenager.  It was the summer before senior year in high school, and I knew right then and there that this is where I wanted to be.


So I applied to a university here, got in, and the rest is history.

Flash forward quite a few years later, and it’s amazing to me how fresh and exciting the city can still feel. There’s always some new favorite hangout to be discovered or a never-ventured-upon side street to explore.


I know it’s totally uncool, but sometimes I get a little giddy when I’m walking past a famous landmark or passing by a site where a scene from one of my favorite movies was shot.

Unfortunately, most days it’s all too easy to get so caught up in my routine that I barely even notice the things that once struck me with awe.


That’s when I know I need to stop and smell the asphalt… to remember why I came here in the first place… and to take notice of the things that make the city so special.

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  • Liz (26 and Counting) November 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

    You look adorable! I love the red with the polka dots!


  • Sing November 23, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Great little touch with the brooch on the blouse. I have to do the Central Park walk on my next NY trip.

  • kelsey williams November 23, 2010 at 11:04 am

    so cute! i think i definitely need a hood scarf…

  • emilykennedy November 23, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Of all the items that are big this winter that I really wish I could wear: velvet leggings are top of the list. They look awesome. I wonder if they will still be so gorgeous next winter when I don’t have a bun in the oven.

  • C. November 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I adore these colors and the cute polka-dotted blouse! So classy. 🙂


  • Elle November 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    i love those polka dots with the red blazer…very vintage-chic and yet still modern and fresh!

  • Lauren November 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Love the colors and different textures you use in this outfit!! It’s so chic and so NYC 🙂

    I love visiting NYC – it is one of my favorite places to go. There’s just something about the city that I love, though I remain a country girl at heart :).

  • alessandra November 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I love the polka dots with red, the velvet leggings with the boots…basically everything! These photos of you are gorgeous and very NYC! Adorable.

  • JillGG November 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    mmmm… central park!
    mmmm… polka dots!
    mmmm… cozy snoods!
    mmmm… leaves!


  • MONKEYFACE November 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Ummm…AMAZING. What a marvelous shoot 🙂 And you’re lucky I can’t reach that hooded scarf through my monitor or I MIGHT just snatch it off your head and put it on mine ;D

  • Jenn from Much to My Delight November 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I feel like I could have written this post, Kendra. It’s the exact same way I feel walking around my adopted hometown too. Giddy. Boy do you look great in these pics. Great outfit, terrific composition, awesome setting. PS: This is kind of a personal question, but are you losing weight? You look awesome.

    • ClosetConfections November 24, 2010 at 10:42 am

      It’s funny you mention that, because I actually tossed out all of the photos where I was sitting because I thought my thighs looked enormous, lol! I haven’t weighed myself, but I’m getting pretty clever with my contrapposto poses and camera angles.

  • Kelly November 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    LOVE the polka dot blouse – looks so cute poking out from the jacket!

    I too love Central Park – there is always something that catches my son’s eye!

  • Sil November 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    You look so chic! Love the color pallette and your boots are killer!

  • Mary @ stylefyles November 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I LoVE this outfit and these photos. You look fantastic, and so colorful! What great color combinations! And you’re making me so jealous of all the pretty foliage (and the fact that you live near Central Park)!!! Only had a chance to skim the past couple entries because I’m swamped in work/life, but I’m loving everything you’re doing recently. The photos on the infield were also some of my favorites! Have a great Thanksgiving!

    • ClosetConfections November 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

      The foliage was absolutely gorgeous that day, everything was all golden. Enjoy your Thanksgiving too!

  • LinZ November 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    This has got to be my favorite remix outfit so far, LOVE everything about it!! I’m a big sucker for polka dots.

    And I’m SO jealous that you are near an H&M…and probably several of them. The closest ones to Texas are either in Arizona or Georgia…and that is NOT close! The worst part is that they show H&M commercials on TV…that is such a cruel tease!

    • ClosetConfections November 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      I can’t imagine what I’d do without an H&M nearby! Last count, there were 10 in Manhattan alone. I hope you Texans get one soon!

  • Dominique November 26, 2010 at 1:33 am

    How recently did you find your polka dot top at H&M? I’ve searched high and low for one for what feels like ages! You styled it to perfection too!

  • gina December 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Love this look! So sophisticated.