11.27.2013

Layers & Blessed Friendships


WHAT I'M WEARING :: VEST //  Kiki La'rue ::  DRESS // Kiki La'rue :: NECKLACE :: Molly Suzanne // BRACELETS :: Target // LEGGINGS :: Forever 21 // BOOTS :: JCPenny

Last Saturday, after a LONG week with my lovely new mono diagnosis, I was zonked out on the couch. When I woke up, my mom brought me a package. I was crazy confused because I hadn't ordered anything and the return address was Kiki La'rue - my favorite online boutique. When I tore into it, I saw that it was a vest and maxi dress I'd been loving for weeks, but hadn't purchased quite yet. The note on the invoice was from my amazing, encouraging, and beautiful friend Erica who loves Kiki La'rue just as much as I do! Um, WHAT?!

These friendships are the kind I am unworthy of. They are the ones that makes me feel worth something. Thought of. LOVED. Encouraged. Happy. While I am completely unworthy, as I am of every other blessing I've been given, I realize that the Lord's grace allows these blessings into my life... And for that, I am just plain grateful. It's only appropriate that I'm reminded of how blessed I am with certain friendships with Thanksgiving right around the corner!

The fit of this dress, which is a "boyfriend" style maxi, is seriously perfection. Super comfy + loose fitting which I love. It's a little long on me, but I'd choose a long dress over a short one ANY day. ;) The vest runs true to size and is an spectacular layering piece for fall + winter. I can't wait to add a scarf to it as it gets colder! I also added leggings and boots... Because while I look like I'm enjoying the fall weather in these photos, it's 10 degrees here, people! I'm determined to keep my maxi dresses alive this season. ;)


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21 comments:

Rachel said...

I love that little vest!
SO cute!
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Jannatul Rahamoni said...

you look so pretty

Brook said...

I love the vest and boots! Basic dresses are awesome for that reason. Darling!

Stephanie said...

Such a cute outfit. You look great!

The Pink Growl said...

awww what a thoughtful gift! You look adorable in this outfit!

Vicki Wilde said...

Stopping by from What I Wore Wednesday! I love this dress! The perfect winter maxi dress.

<3 Vicki
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Marie said...

fall perfect vest!
Marie @
In Our Happy Place

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

How freakin sweet of your friend!! This makes my heart happy :-)

Meghan said...

Love the look!

Amanda aka Manda said...

You are too cute! I feel blessed by those types of friendships too! And ours!!

leelee said...

I think that is so nice of your friend to surprise you with a new dress. Hope you feel better soon.

emailtwentysomething said...

This maxi is perfect for fall!

xo, tasha
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Lauren ONeill said...

You look adorable yet super cozy today Kenz! I'd love to find a maxi with sleeves!
Lauren
Exploring My Style

Rachel said...

Wow! What a blessing, how she brightened your day with a treat like that!

Carylee said...

Aww! I love this story - love having unexpected surprises like that to lift our spirits! You look adorable! Love the boots with this dress!
-Carylee
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Noor said...

Your maxi dress is way too awesome . Packages always make me excited too even if I know what's coming :)

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Aww, what a sweet gift and friend! You look lovely in this, the vest perfectly transitions the maxi dress to winter. So cute! Hope you're feeling much better!

Sarah Tucker said...

What a sweet friend for buying you that dress! You look adorable!

Sarah Tucker said...

What a sweet friend for buying you that dress! You look adorable!

Katie Slatton said...

What a cute vest! The dress is adorable too :)

Katie
Style Diary

Mason's Mama said...

I hope you are feeling better! I love how you layered the dress and vest. It’s adorable. You are just precious. What a great friend!