Now Open!

Although I’d really like to bore you with a poetic and poignant story of when I opened my first lemonade stand in 3rd grade that will certainly bring a tear to your eye, I’ll keep this short and sweet. Bloom is now online.  I’ve picked a small collection from the retail store to share online with you guys. Hope you enjoy!
And here are a few pieces that I’ve been taunting you with that are now available online:
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*Keep your eyes open for a Bloom giveaway this week!

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  1. Congratulation Kendi. I’ll check your store and see what I can find,

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  2. Ana says:

    Oh! I love the redesign! Heading over to check out your online store now!

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  3. Congratulations, that’s so awesome! i’m excited to check it out, being that I love all the things that you wear from the store :).

    xoxox Shay

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  4. Tduran78 says:

    Yay! So looking forward to adding Bloom to my shopping rotation. 

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  5. Sara Smith says:

    Congratulations on the launch Kendi! 

    ❤Sara
    Sunny Blonde Studio

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  6. Krissiegin says:

    Just made my first purchase from Bloom online! So excited! Congratulations, the website looks fabulous!

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  7. Julie says:

    Awesome job! Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE every single piece of jewelry you have on the site! Can’t wait for the giveaway!

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  8. i was hoping for a bloom giveaway! sweet!

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  9. Vanesa Castillo says:

    excited and ready to shop!:) 
    http://fancycuteness.blogspot.com

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  10. Ly Tran says:

    Congratulations! I like that you are a model for your own store. xxx

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  11. Sarah Vatch says:

    Congrats!! The site is gorgeous and the pieces you selected are totally chic. Best of luck on this venture and thanks for making your goods accessible to this girl from San Diego, CA 🙂

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  12. Woot!!

    My Bloom cobalt blouse has a twinsie?  Love that top – hangs great and looks awesome with skinnies. 

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  13. Larissa J says:

    Yay!!!! So exciting, also I love your new site! Very professional and stylish 🙂 so excited for you, Kendi, you deserve every bit of it!
    xo,
    Larissa
    http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats!  I’m going shopping.

    XO,Erin

    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  15. Congratulations on the launch of Bloom! xx

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  16. Houseofavandan says:

    Congrats! Those are adorable outfits!

    A jewelry blog.
    http://www.houseofavandan.blogspot.com

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  17. Sarah Carlson says:

    Congratulations! That’s totally exciting for you! Can’t wait to check out the online store. 

    http://www.clydeandnora.blogspot.com

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  18. ModaMama says:

    Congratulations!  That wonderful.  It feels so great when our projects come to fruition.  I’m sure it’ll be a success!

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  19. Jeanne says:

    Congrats!!!

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  20. bf+v says:

    sweet.  now all you need to do is have a mask made of your purdy face and we can all be your for halloween!  or any day of the week…
    all creepiness aside – congrats!  and i’m loving the blog changes.  🙂

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  21. Ashlie says:

    A big CONGRATULATIONS are in order! As a fellow boutique owner I can imagine how much work this has been for you! If you’re attending MAGIC next week and would be interested in meeting up with a fan and someone who would love to share ideas about bloggging/store ideas/online stores I’d love to! Possibly even a short interview for my blog with its launch scheduled for a few weeks from now?? 

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  22. Congrats! The store is amazing!!!!!!!!!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  23. ashleigh says:

    Congrats!! I already see a bright yellow blazer that I neeeeeed!!

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  24. Angela Nicolosi says:

    I’m so excited! My wallet screamed though 😉

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  25. Mrs. Baker says:

    yay! congrats! going to check it out now!

    http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ssantosuosso says:

    Congrats! Super excited for you!

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  27. Elaine says:

    That is so exciting!!! Congrats!!!! 

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  28. Guest says:

    oh! you’re new blog design is DREAMY! 

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    • Guest says:

      pretty sure i meant “your” not “you are”. whoops!

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  29. Danielle Hornyak says:

    YAY congrats 🙂

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  30. That is So exciting!!! Going to check it out right now! 

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  31. rhiannon says:

    gorgeous pieces!! great job!

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  32. Mere says:

    So excited.  Love the layout!

    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  33. Gorgeous!!  I am so in love with that black striped top!

    Jo
    http://inwhichwestartanew.blogspot.com

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  34. wildchild says:

    a) i LOVE the new blog design 🙂 grown up and clean and just beautiful.
    b) congratulations on the online shop! it’s so exciting. and all so pretty!

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  35. amy lam says:

    So excited for you, Kendi! i’m a new follower & I love your blog as well as your new online store! I see so many goodies! Congrats again <3

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  36. birdflygood says:

    Love the online store! And the blog refresh looks great too!

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  37. Maria says:

    Congrats, Kendi!!! The collections are gorgeous!

    xoxo Mariablog: http://blog.missesdressy.comShop: http://missesdressy.com

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  38. Rhoda says:

    Congratulations! Everything is beautiful! I wish you the absolute best!

    http://www.rigstyle.blogspot.com

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  39. Sharrison1028 says:

    Every single piece is something I want – so cute.  Congrats!

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  40. hooray!! now to get my shop on…

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  41. Ursula says:

    It looks fab, well done you!

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  42. Vanda says:

    BLOOM Giveaway???? I hope it will be an INTERNATIONAL one!!!! I live in Greece(and I am your BIGGEST FAN HERE!!!!!!) I  am serious!!!!!!

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    • daphne says:

      don’t be so sure !you’ve got some serious competition !lol . but really kendi i hope you can make the giveaway international and hopefully one day bloom will ship internationally also. xoxo 

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  43. BethCaron says:

    Congrats, Kendi! A beautiful start!

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  44. Rony says:

    Congratulations! Everything looks beautiful- I wish you all the best in this exciting, new endeavour. 

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  45. Chrisann83 says:

    Congrats Kendi!  I’m super excited!

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  46. Boyana says:

    Congratulations! Wish you all the best

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  47. Ashley says:

    Beautiful pieces!  Congratulations!

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  48. Amandarin says:

    YAY!! Just in time for V-day! Love the clothes and love how you included the height of the model. I am always wishing I knew that when I look at the length of pants, dresses, etc

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  49. Lizzie says:

    Congratulations! Love the design of the site and the clothes, of course!

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  50. Trude says:

    Big hugs and congratulations! Hope this means you can get some sleep now. 😉

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  51. Yay! Congrats! You have a great style and I’m excited to start seeing your style in a shop! 

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  52. Ali says:

    Congrats!! Everything is adorable! A bit out of my price range, but best of luck with everything! Maybe I’ll win a bloom giveaway 🙂

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  53. Charis says:

    Congratulations! You have some really nice pieces. And I’m excited to see that you have so many natural fiber options. That magenta skirt will probably have to find it’s way to my closet…

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  54. rachie says:

    It is so gorgeous!  Congratulations!  *tear* so happy to see someone achieve their dream!  And every piece is to.die.for!  WELL DONE!

    modestemusings.blogspot.com

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  55. Kendi, I’m so excited for you! Congratulations, wishing you the best of luck with this next step in your business! Can’t wait to go through Bloom and check out all the goodies!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  56. Super congrats on Bloom Online!! Woohoo! (and THANK YOU! :D) – also, I just noticed (sorry if I’m late to the party..) but did you redesign your website, too? Or at least the header and ‘hello!’ picture?  I think it also looks superfab. Great job, Kendi! I love being able to support you in whatever way, so thanks for giving me/us the opportunity to do so through your online shop!! 🙂 xo

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  57. Natalie says:

    Holy Crap!!! My wish has come true!!!!!!!! Congrats Kendi! 

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  58. Angela says:

    Congratulations! What a milestone for Bloom! xo

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  59. So excited! Off to check it out right now!:)

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  60. Kelly says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to shop!

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  61. Meg says:

    such exciting news! COngrats
    -meg
    mysideispinker.blogspot.com

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  62. Fashionably Geeked says:

    I’m so glad for you! I also love that blazer. Congratulations Kendi! You deserve it. Also, may I suggest advertising your twitter page on your sidebar? I’ve been following you here for ages, but had no idea that you also had a twitter 🙂

    http://fashionablygeeked.blogspot.com

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  63. Jill says:

    congrats! just a small critique.. that site is sooo hard to read 😡

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  64. Jenna says:

    The site looks awesome, really fresh. Who is your web designer?

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  65. Natalyascloset says:

    CONGRATS! So exciting! I’m heading there to check it out right now!! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  66. amy says:

    Congratulations… I love the sleeveless sheer dress!  Cool clothes.

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  67. guest says:

    Bloom is really expensive! I have followed you for a while and it seems like your outfits are getting more and more pricey. when is the next 30 for 30? bring back the bargains!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Hi Alexis! Bloom may not be for all budgets. However, I do carry high quality pieces and sometimes that’s not always a bargain, but I just can’t carry something that will fall a part after two wears. I don’t believe in buying something that can’t last in your closet for many years to come, that’s just not worth it to me. In general, boutiques are a bit pricier than shopping at a big box store or a large retailer because of the quantities that I deal with and the quality of lines that I choose to work with. Not everyone has to shop at Bloom by any means and as a reader I never want anyone to feel that pressure because it’s tied to me personally.

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  68. Congratulations kendi!!! Cant wait for your giveaway 🙂

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  69. Lindsay says:

    Awesome! Congrats Kendi!

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  70. Andrea says:

    Congrats on the opening of your online store!

    Andrea
    http://www.MyClosetToYours.com

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  71. zahara says:

    awesome!

    xoxo, zahara tales

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  72. Terri says:

    So awesome! Just checked out the website and even placed an order. So glad that you ship to Canada as well. 🙂 Congrats!

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  73. Kristin says:

    I could not be more excited!! I want everything! Congrats!

    http://buttonspockets.blogspot.com

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  74. Laura Cowie says:

    Congratualtions! 

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  76. Sara Grace says:

    Way to go! The Silk Striped Blouse is already sold out in a medium! Jealous, but super excited for you!

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  77. Megan says:

    A mustard blazer?! Ahhh can’t wait to receive it 🙂 So exciting, Kendi… congratulations! Seems it’s been a very successful grand opening, I see a lot of items are already selling out! Hope you pop a few bottles of celebratory wine tonight.

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  78. Ellen says:

    I know this is a (really, really) long shot, but you don’t ship to Australia do you? 🙂

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  79. Annie says:

    Congratulations! I especially like the nude & black blazer and the crochet tube dress – tres chic! I like your site redesign as well 🙂

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  80. Kristie says:

    congrats! the site looks great. love that you modeled some of the pieces!

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  81. The site it gorgeous! I’m in love with the yellow blazer. love.

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  82. Kendall says:

    So exciting! Do readers get a discount? 😉

    tallkendall.blogspot.com

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  83. Wren says:

    I love those pants! They would be so great for work. 🙂 Those wedges, too. And that red skirt. And…Oh, heck. You’ve twisted my arm. I’m going to your shop.

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  84. Thirteen Pounds says:

    Kendi, you are amazing!

    Win a Dress from Shabby Apple!

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  85. Claire-elisa says:

    Go kendi, you are becoming the next Emerson, maybe a clothing line of your own is on the horizon! Congratulations.

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  86. M.R. says:

    YAY! so excited to check it out!

    mindofmr.blogspot.com

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  87. Irisa386 says:

    im so excited ahhhh!!!!!

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  88. Brooke says:

    Very exciting for you and I love the new look of your blog! So pretty!

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  89. Chavi says:

    Congratulations!
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now ad posting a lot of your outfits to Tumblr. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Best wishes on your new endeavor. 

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  90. Elise says:

    So excited to shop!

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  91. elisepod says:

    Congratulations! The site, not to mention the garments, are beautiful.

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  92. Lisa S says:

    very cool! i love everything! congrats! (enough exclamation points for ya?) xoxo

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  93. Linda says:

    Congratulations Kendi! That’s amazing 🙂
    I’m heading over to browse through Bloom right now <3

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  94. J'Ann says:

    Ohhhh I was eyeing that tuxedo-esque blazer!

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  95. MJ says:

    Congratulations!!  So exciting and so fun for us to finally shop!!

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  96. Congratulations! This is a big deal! I can’t wait to find wonderful things I didn’t even know I needed!
    –TS
    http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

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  97. congrats kendi! i love that you did some of the modeling as well … esp the mustard blazer!

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  98. Samantha says:

    Spool pumped!!

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  99. Samantha says:

    Soooo pumped( sorry getting use to new phone)

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  100. Reese N. says:

    Site looks great!!!! Can’t wait for the giveaway!!!

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  101. Thelifeafter says:

    Congrats!! It is nice to hear!

    The Life After

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  102. carolina says:

    Congratulations! it is lovely!
    and also liking the changes here on the blog 🙂

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  103. Erica says:

    Yay! Congrats!

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  104. Vhing Bayot says:

    Congratulations! :)) All are so beautiful. ♥

    kaarttehan.blogspot.com

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  105. emilie says:

    i rarely give comments, but i do stalk your blog like umm, a stalker. i just want to drop by and say congratulations dear! i love how you style and mix and match all the colours and texture and i hope the best of the best for your bloom!

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  106. Mica says:

    So exciting! Wish you shipped to Australia 😛

    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com

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  107. Congratulations Kendi  ! Everything looks gorgeous <3

    http://www.sunkissed-style-file.blogspot.com

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  108. Congratulations, Kendi! Your collection is beautiful.

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  109. heather says:

    Love the logo and branding of your website! Congrats 🙂

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  110. Congrats Kendi! I’m quite excited that you are shipping to Canada too 🙂

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  111. RaspberryTart says:

    Congratulations!!! The site looks fantastic and I know that I will be making a purchase soon. 🙂

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  112. Kelly says:

    Congrats!! The site looks awesome!

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  113. whitley says:

    Congratulations, and best wishes on continued great success!

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  114. Lauren says:

    Congratulations!  Bloom has now offically been added to be favorite places to shop on big city seams!  I’m so proud of you!
    http://www.bigcityseams.blogspot.com

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  115. Laura says:

    Congrats! Gorg site! I think you should have been the model on ALL of the items I think they were the cutest and fit better on you! Just something to think of for the next picture shoot.

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  116. Susanna Niccum says:

    Adorable clothes – wish they were a little less pricey so that they fit my budget!  Congrats, dear!!

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  118. Demi3 says:

    Congratulations Kendi!  Good luck on this new addition to your endeavors. That said, I guess I’m going to be honest and say that because your shopping purchases on your blog were mostly reasonably priced (for me anyway), I was hoping your store would offer the same options. Your clothes at your shop are beautiful but too pricey for my wallet. Give me a clearance/sale tab, and I’ll come a runnin’!!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Hi Demi! Thanks for the feedback, this was just the first collection from the store which does have some higher price points right now. Throughout the spring lower price point pieces will be available, promise! And yes, soon enough there will be a sale tab! Because who doesn’t love a good sale? 😉

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  119. Chrstinaday27 says:

    Congrats on your opening! I’m hoping that some of the out of stock items may be offered again in the future! I loved that cluster rhinestone necklace (unsure of name? price was $48)! I waited too long and missed it! Hoping it will come back again, I have loved how you have styled it. 

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  120. AP says:

    Congrats! Is the dress from the second picture available at your store? If not, where did you find it?

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  121. Malia O says:

    Congratulations, great store.

    stylememento.blogspot.com

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  122. CONGRATS!!! You deserve all the awesomeness coming your way 😉

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  123. Casey C. says:

    Good for you. Yours is honestly the only fashion blog I haven’t gotten sick of after reading for a few weeks. If only all bloggers were clever, grammatically adept and had actual demonstrated work ethic!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      I get a grammar award?! Yes! To be honest, I am not that keen on grammar or spelling, so I always welcome a nice reminder when I get something wrong. 

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  124. BrianneWeber says:

    YAY!!! 

    HauteStandards

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  125. Suzanne says:

    How exciting – congrats to you!
    I, for one, would love to hear your “lemonade stand” story… it’s always been a dream of mine to open my own little boutique, so I am always inspired when I hear stories from those whose similar dreams have come true!  (Especially in [what I’ve always considered to be] sleepy little downtown McKinney – I’m from Canada but my in-laws live in McKinney and we’re actually considering moving down there.)

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