City Girl


{Tee: Similar | Skirt: Bloom | Heels: Similar | Sunnies: c/o Bonlook}

Well friends, I’m back from New York and I have a bajillion photos to prove it. I was going to force them all on you this morning, but instead I thought I’d ease into it. It is only Monday after all. Get some coffee, answer a few emails, prepare yourself for the photo dump of someone else’s trip that’s about to happen to you. At least I’m prepping you for it right? That’s kind of me. 

These were taken while in New York in our hotel lobby. How brazen have I become? Snapping photos on the streets, in busy hotel lobbies. I’m thisclose to getting a shirt that says “i haz a fashun blog?” Just kidding, I already have that tee and I wear it daily.


This post is sponsored by the Yotel. Thank you for letting me stay with you for a couple of nights. 

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  1. Natali Karppinen says:

    Very lovely outfit! I like it a lot 🙂

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  2. If I stayed in a hotel with that couch in a lobby, I would take pictures on it, too.  So I don't blame you one bit for your recent brazenness.  Also, I love your striped top!  And your skirt.  And your navy blue wedges.  I hope you had a lovely time at Fashion Week!

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  3. Not only do I love this look, I really do appreciate you easing us into the pics. Can't wait to see them!

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  4. Bri Ray says:

    Glad you guys are back safe, Kendi! Love that skirt!!! 🙂

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  5. Cake Valley says:

    love that these photos were taken in a busy lobby-you'd never know!!!
    perfect location to accent your look. can you say all over color blocking pics?!?!? can't wait for all the other pictures!

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

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  6. RunwayChef says:

    Love that skirt!! Good for you taking these in a busy lobby…even living in NYC I still get embarrassed to take pictures when there are more than 2 people around! haha

    PS Great meeting you guys last week!! 

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  7. rhiannon says:

    love that skirt! you look gorgeous and i love these photos.

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  8. I would LOVE to see a picture of you wearing said imaginary shirt 😉

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  9. Yotel hay hay hoo!

    I love that teal.  It's so pretty!

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  10. mamagoka says:

    Oh, so jealous about your trip to NYC. You look fabulous! Love your skirt, where can I buy it?

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  11. Andrea says:

    Super cute pictures. I'm glad you had a nice time in NY. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  12. So jealous you got to stay at the yotel – complimentary! That's usually where I stay when I go for work. But would love to be gifted a room for a blog conference.  Oh to dream… I'm so sad I missed you at IFB.  I was busy over at Lucky FABB but heard you were hilarious and so inspiring.  Love this outfit too, super cute!

    xoxo Jessica

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  13. Liz says:

    very cute look!

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  14. Rosely says:

    Lol! Love your writing and your fashion. Cant wait to see the pics.

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  15. Carrie says:

    Super cute! Can't wait to see the photos!
    Style in the City

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  16. Mk4507 says:

    Great outfit!  Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

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  17. You look adorable. I love that skirt, what a pretty color on you. Can't wait to see the pics from NY!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  18. Thais says:

    Beautiful skirt. Btw the colors from these pictures totally match the colors of your website. Kinda fascinating.

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  19. Amazing outfit ! Love the skirt !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

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  20. Tiffany says:

    Darling outfit, love the backdrop.

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  21. Coffeebeansandbobbypins says:

    Hope you had a blast!

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  22. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous photos! You look absolutely lovely!

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  23. malasite says:

    Cute skirt

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  24. love this outfit!! how did you like Yotel? I've heard awesome things.

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  25. You look gorgeous, this could be a book's author photo! BTdubs, the Yotel link doesn't work… 🙂

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  26. i love your skirt!!!!

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  27. gigi says:

    I adore the brazen you.  Blooms sells the cutest clothes. 

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  28. Stripes + pleats = love! 🙂

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  29. Kristen says:

    Great skirt! Can't wait to see more pics!

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  30. Caroline L. says:

    You look amazing in these photos! Great makeup and outfit and smile and everythinggg! Glad you had fun, can't wait to hear all about it 🙂

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  31. Nat says:

    Lovely outfit! Loving that skirt and heels! ♥

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  32. suzanne says:

    LOL! I want that t-shirt! You crack me up. 

    That skirt against the lime of the sofa backdrop?…i haz a fashun blog perfection.


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  33. Sarah H. says:

    That is a badass couch! I hope you snuck it into your luggage and brought it home. Considering how many stripes you wear, I think the couch will enhance your outfit on a daily basis.

    Sarah's Real Life

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  34. XeanaFashion says:

    Cool photos!


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  35. Alissa Futhey says:

    I completely feel like I have to hide while taking out outfit photos because I have been called some nasty names when people see me doing it!

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  36. Tess says:

    Every time I read your blog I can't stop thinking about how much Melanie Lynskey is your doppelganger. 

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  37. Lauren says:

    I was one of the designers on Yotel! I hope you enjoyed your stay.

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  38. Laura Paniagua García says:

    What a beautiful look! 

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  39. Miranda says:

    I love this outfit, so cute! I'm super excited for the photo dump! Bring it, Kendi!

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  40. Christina Stylestorm says:

    Love this look! The stripes are so cute! Huge fan of your blog 🙂

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  41. Gorgeous! Love the skirt and the stripey shirt! 

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  42. emily v says:

    You look gorgeous! I love the colours in your outfit 🙂
    xx Emily

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  43. Eeb0321 says:

    you inspire me to not wear nike shorts and t shirts to class! hah! you're too cute.

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  44. Emily says:

    So pretty!  That skirt is perfection.

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  45. Cute photos!

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  46. Jhan says:

    So cool! Love that green sofa! Can't wait to see the pics of your travels. 🙂

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  47. You match with that green sofa really well 😉 Can't wait to see more snaps of your time in NYC!

    xo, alison*elle

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  48. Love the shades of blue in your outfit.  And the green couch compliments the outfit very nicely!

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  49. Heidi says:

    Cute pictures! 

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  50. Jessbroyles says:

    Lovely outfit – especially the skirt!

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  51. Andrea says:

    awww the skirt is so pretty!

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  52. Haha, love the brazeness, Kendi…so brave! I still cower if I have to take pictures in a place where there are any other human beings. Heck, I don't even like taking outfit photos in front of an overly nosy squirrel. You look fab, hun!

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  53. Morgan Liti says:

    i can't WAIT for your photo dump of NY photos. My husband and I went for the first time in February and I died everywhere we went. I literally took a picture of everything. I'm talking trashcans, bottles of water – it was ridic.

    And how could you not pose in that lovely lobby chair? Such a perfect setting for an OOTD post.

    P.S. – I might need your fashion blog shirt. 🙂


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  54. Kristin says:

    Ha, looking foward to it! Love all of these colors paired together. And that skirt is adorable 🙂


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  55. Lexi says:

    I love that striped top.
    I have about a billion stripy tops (I'm not prone to exaggeration) but you can never have too many, right?!

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  56. Haha I admire your boldness in outfit picture taking! I also love this fun pleated skirt and blue wedges 🙂 


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  58. Doan says:

    Looking cute Kendi! I actually want that sofa in my place. I LOVE the color. 


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  59. that skirt is so cute, love the colour!

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  60. Veronica says:

    LOVE that skirt!  Its sucha  pretty color too!

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  61. Amy Painter says:

    Love this outfit! Especially that skirt 🙂 can't wait to see the photos!

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  62. So pretty sitting in that big girl chair!

    Method Clothe

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  63. Marya says:

    The big celery colored leather couch is worth risking some brazen public photo taking.  I wanna roll my face around on that couch, it's so cool.  I have no idea what that means.  I don't normally roll my face around on things…Well, except my dogs.  I roll my face around on them sometimes. They're just so soft.

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  65. Claire M says:

    Ahah your shirt made me laugh!! you look great and I love your skirt, it's looks vintage 🙂

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  66. Stephanie Lam says:

    How cute!!! 🙂

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  67. Claire M says:

    Ahah your shirt made me laugh!! you look great and I love your skirt, it's looks vintage 🙂

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  68. ginger malacko says:

    Love that your blues aren't matchy. Love the chair. Love New York. 

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  69. amber0517 says:

    you look great! love the hotel too. 

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  70. chioma anosike says:

    that chair is the background for that lovely look! pretty skirt 🙂

    C’s Evolution of Style

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  71. Afancydayblog says:

    I love these pictures you look so beautiful! 

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  72. Crystal says:

    I love when I see an outfit on your blog that I can re-create with pieces I already have. It's the little things in life!

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  73. Sara says:

    I love these photos and your outfit!! Glad you enjoyed your time in NY! Can't wait to see more.

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  74. I love the way your outfit pops against the chartreuse! And, I'm so impressed with how brazen you've become! I did outfit photos on the street a few times and got so self-conscious. You go, lady!


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  75. You look amazing in these pictures! Please ease us into the photo dump of your NYC trip.  You're going to have me packing my bags and moving back to that amazing city!

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  76. Joyce says:

    you look so pretty in these pictures!  (you always do, but especially in these…:)) and that sofa is just the perfect little background…


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  77. EnterKelly says:

    HAHA Can you please make a shirt that says that and wear it? Pretty please? 

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  78. Love this

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  79. I look forward to seeing all the photos! Nice outfit, you look happy! 🙂



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  80. Kelli Murray says:

    You're a doll.  Looking forward to seeing all your fashion week pics!!

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  81. Jennifer Merlin says:

    Gorgeous look. You're the best at looking amazing without looking like you spent five hours prepping.  Can't wait to see more from NYFW. xo


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  82. Lauren says:

    I nearly died when I saw these pictures!  So beautiful, so glamourous, so amazing!  Everything about the pictures and your outfit spells out perfection.

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  83. Libby says:

    Love this look!  Maybe one day I'll get to your level of boldness with photo shoots, but for now I'll stick to the parking garages!
    Libby at

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  84. Tracy says:

    Such an adorable outfit! And that chair/bench/couch is perfect!  It was so great meeting you at the IFB after party – you are such a sweeatheart!


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  85. Leigh says:

    Stripes and pleats! Lovely combo! Glad you are back safe!

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  86. Josephine says:

    This outfit is so cute! Love that top, and those flats are adorable!

    <3 Josephine

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  87. Amy B. says:

    You look super happy here

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  88. Jaclyn says:

    Great photos! Can't wait to see some from NYC! 

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  89. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Can't wait to see your pics! Love how your skirt pops against the cool couch!


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  90. Sheislovely says:

    Love the simplicity of your outfit. Nice and comfy looking. 🙂

    xo – Sheila

    Giveaway on my blog!

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  91. Genie says:

    You go Kendi! I have yet to move past parks. I love the pleated skirt, and striped top, simply chic.


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  92. BelatedBloomer says:

    Such a pretty outfit, Kendi! Love that big lime couch! 😀

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  93. Mica says:

    Lovely outfit! Hope you had a great trip 🙂 I like the stripes paired with the pleated skirt 🙂

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  94. I so love the skirt!

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  95. you are soooooo adorable!!!

    Sandy a la Mode

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  96. Mecole Maddeaux says:

    Kendi, you're so darn witty. I just love it 🙂

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  97. lizette vigo says:

    love the color of your skirt! im looking for one like that 😀 but longer.

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  98. Madeleine Douglass says:

    for real though, if you don't have that shirt you need to get it.

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  99. kristian satterlee says:

    A simple but very lovely look.

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  101. Savez76 says:

    Love your neacklace. Would love to know where it's from.

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  102. Ahhh, Yotel is awesome!!! I stayed there when we went to NYC last fall! Very cool to find someone else who has stayed there, most people have no idea what I am talking about when I mention it. Cute outfit as always 🙂 

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  103. christen says:

    gorgeous photos. love the skirt! 


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  104. Love the colour of your skirt!

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