New York, New York

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For your sake, I’ve edited myself on photos. I believe I got it down to 12 from the original 1,000. You are very welcome.

Wednesday morning of last week we headed to Soho for the IFB Conference. I was a panelist on “The New Entrepreneur” with Mr. Newton, Taylor Sterling, Katie Armour, Katie Rodgers and Michelle Madhok. (Side note: Mr. Newton might be the best person I’ve ever met in life. He coolly sat down next to me and we chatted like old friends. Who does that? Also, I think this means we are best friends now?)

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The panel was about business and blogging, but not necessarily the business of blogging. It’s hard sometimes because I came into this as a blogger first, well technically as an awkward girl first then a blogger, so at times I have to remind myself, “yes Kendi you are also an entrepreneur.” The only regret of being on a panel is that I don’t quite remember things I said. Not remembering things that fall out of your mouth in public is a shame. But what I can remember is that I said that women were made for entrepreneurship — we are inclined to details, multi-tasking, handling everything while juggling everything else. Simply put, we were made for this. And if you have that spark in you, that little sparks that whispers to you “you could do that” then you should listen. I sat up on the panel with 5 other normal people who listened to that voice that said that could and still says they can.

It was nice to hear other people talk about their business and their philosophies. Do we do it for money first or for the love of it?  Do you really need a plan or do you wing it as you go? Both sides of each question were represented and to tell you the truth – no one was wrong. We all run our business they way we want to run our business. It was nice to hear other’s philosophies and how strongly everyone believed theirs to be true. (Which I believe is the truth. You are your own truth, so why not believe it wholeheartedly?)

I think the most comforting thing I heard was that no matter what, following your dream is hard work. We’re all tired, we are all a little worn down but tired of the dream? Never. That in some sick twisted way was the biggest comfort for me.

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And then I talked to bloggers and showed them my jazz hands. They were impressed.

No, then I talked to bloggers who also wanted to start businesses. Who wanted to open store fronts or online stores and become entrepreneurs with their own talents but didn’t quite know how to yet. But yes, they were also impressed with my jazz hands. Of course they were,  I mean look at them.

All in all, it was a fun panel that I actually ended up learning more than I probably shared. I just take, take, take, don’t I?

Then we explored the city for the better part of two days. This is my husband. Say Hello to B. (I forced him to take this photo and he probably hated it. But the kid can dress therefore you get your photo taken.)

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We walked back up the hotel that afternoon by taking the slow route. We walked through the West Village, Meatpacking District, up to the High Line and back over the Hell’s Kitchen. B had been to New York for about 20 hours one time last year. It was due time he saw the City. And that we did.

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Poor kid. Subjected to photos on the street. At least I didn’t draw arrows on him?

We walked as far as we could for two days. We didn’t even see a tenth of what the city has to give. I think the best part of New York is the energy it shares. I don’t know if it is the amount of people, the thousands of businesses, the creativity that thrives but you fall in love with the city within minutes of arriving. It’s magical. Even the dirty streets and the strange smell on every block becomes romantic to you. All of a sudden a place that should intimidate becomes intimate and you suddenly feel like you belong. Eight million people and they let one more girl in. That was certainly nice of them.

This will not be the last of me, New York. You have a friend for life.

  • http://chaoticdomestic.blogspot.com/ Laura @ Chaotic Domestic

    Great post!  Absolutely love your panel outfit!

  • http://www.taianderson.com/ Tai

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Just wanted to say that I loved what you had to say about New York. I lived there for a while and I miss it every day. Glad you had a good time. :)

  • Sara

    Sounds like a very successful trip to NY! Glad you had a good time and that you enjoyed being on panel. 

    sincerelysk.blogspot.com

  • Carrie

    I want to go to New York sooooo bad!
    Lovely photos
    Style in the City

  • bijouxbyele

    Totally love your panel outfit! Wish I could look that good in what I wear, just once would be great! Your husband is very handsome!  Hope you had a wonderful time x

  • http://stephaniereiner.blogspot.com Stephanie Reiner

    Where are the most comfortable flats ever from? P.S. I often mesmerize people with my jazz hand skills. 

  • Sarah Tucker

    The last paragraphs of your post describe EXACTLY how I feel about New York. It is magical, yet busy and hectic…and I love it! So different from the slow Texas pace. I always have to tell people in New York to please slow down their talking because this Texas girl has a hard time understanding what they are saying!

    – Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

  • http://www.scavengenius.com/ Anathalia

    What a lovely couple you two make! <3

  • amber0517

    Amazing! I loved NYC the time I visited, cant wait to go back. What hotel did you guy stay at (if you don't mind)? 

    I'm excited to see what you bought. 
    Also FAO is not only amazing for kids… I kind of fell in love and spent too much there for a grown ~young adult~

    http://frenchpresstights.blogspot.com/ 

  • Beth Summerfield

    I love seeing more lifestyle pix on the blog!  Looks like so much fun.

  • Amy Campbell

    Aw you two are so cute. Looks and sounds like it was tons of fun!!

  • Ashlie

    So fun! I'm going next week for Coterie and I am SO thrilled to visit the city for the first time!

  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    Great post – wish that I could have heard you speak because I'm sure it was inspiring :)

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    We stayed at the Yotel. It was in Hell's Kitchen, a few blocks from Times Square.

  • http://www.natinlove.com/ Nat

    Sounds like a fun trip! Cute outfits too :)

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

  • http://www.mystylevita.com Jessica Camerata

    Great photos. I wish I took more while there.  And I do not believe you that those shoes are comfy. Even in my sneakers my feet hurt in NYC. I don't know how people look cute and live in NYC.

    And SOOOO uber pissed I didn't get to see you or meet you. I'm your biggest stalker, i mean fan… Heard you were quite the comedian though.

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    They are from J.Crew Factory Store! I could not believe how comfortable they were and they held up so well. They do not look like I walked for two days straight.

    Jazz hands FTW.

  • Cristi Owen

    your husband should totally start a style blog of his own. i will make my husband follow him. oh wow, that sounded beyond creepy. and may my husband never see this comment. ever.

  • http://ohpageboys.blogspot.vom/ kitsune-kun

    cute! I'm so glad you posted the ones of your husband, it's fun to see what your spouse looks like/ seems like.

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    Jessica —

    We so missed each other! But did you get to see Rachel Zoe and Lauren Conrad? Because, I might be jealous if you did.

    Girl, I'm not even lying these shoes are so comfortable. Now I stand in the store or walk around most days so I'm used to being on my feet in heels. And I'm used to my feet hurting by the end of the day. So cushy flats were a nice vacation.

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    I realized that I rarely post anything on him! He doesn't really like being in front of the camera so I had to coerce him on this trip. :)

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    Ha! I'll tell him you said so. (Also, this is a husband free territory so you are good.)

  • leyla.

    i would've loved to listen in on that discussion. even though i do not have my own business, nor do i plan to have one in the near future, it can still be inspiring hearing what wisdom young, successful and hard working individuals have to share. glad you had a great time and it's nice seeing your husband as well. he's quite handsome and a good dresser as well.

    leyla.   

  • lindsay

    Pretty sure your hubby could start a men's fashion blog…or maybe you dress him? (Sometimes my husband lets me put outfits together for him)
    Either way, looks like you both had a great time, look fashionable of course. 

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  • http://themollybuckley.com/ still being [Molly]

    love this post. i love new york a whole lot despite my southern roots and this post made me a bit nostalgic <3

  • Katie

    OMG YOUR HUSBAND WEARS COLORED PANTS TOO!!! You guys rock.

  • http://garlicandsalt-tiffany.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    How fun!  I have only been to NYC once but I loved it.  Never to live there, no no no, but to visit –YES!

  • Christina Storm

    Love these photos thanks for sharing! Love NYC too!! Big fan of your blog :)

    http://www.thestylestorm.com

  • Jumberlain

    Looks like you guys had a great time! :)

    I love NYC and got chills reading this part of your post: "I think the best part of New York is the energy it shares. I don't know
    if it is the amount of people, the thousands of businesses, the
    creativity that thrives but you fall in love with the city within
    minutes of arriving. It's magical. Even the dirty streets and the
    strange smell on every block becomes romantic to you. All of a sudden a
    place that should intimidate becomes intimate and you suddenly feel like
    you belong."

    Sorry for re-pasting .. just about half the post 😉 but it really spoke to me. I feel the same way about that city. Love the way you write.

    :)

  • Jess {The In-Between}

    I love the part about listening to the little spark, and how women are meant to do this due to our attention to detail and our multi-tasking abilities.

    Cheers to that!

  • inhonorofdesign

    So loved meeting you and your husband. You were a breath of fresh air!
    Hope our paths cross again someday soon:)

  • suzanne

    Great post. 

    The vibe in NYC is great. It can get freaky…but overall it's exhilarating.  Glad you were able to see more of it this time.BisousSuzannehttp://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

  • http://newpetite.blogspot.com/ New Petite

    Beautiful pictures!! 

  • http://twitter.com/Yorkiesandme Karen Houser

    Glad the NYC trip was a blast. Your husband is darling.. model good looking :)

  • Amberly Roland

    You described my love for New York so perfectly. Most people don't understand, they think oh its dirty, hectic, or busy. But I think it takes certain people to really love NY. It truly does become intimate even as your pushing yourself against thousands of people all headed somewhere. 

  • Taís Meireles

    Your husband is toooo cute! How come you never showed him around here? Hahaha =P

  • Leah Selim

    Kendi you and your hub should move here! You would add even more charm to the city :)

  • Kastles

    Such a beautiful post! I am glad Brian got to share that with you! I so wish I could have to come to listen to you talk about your store! I see your one year anniversary is coming up! Congrats! Hope you are having a lovely week!
    <3 Kastles

  • Sarah

    Love your flats, they're gorg! I love your jazz hands by the way :)

    http://www.thepursesnatcher.net

  • Kristina

    Great post. Thank you for the inspiration you give me almost daily. I love reading your posts and especially this one. You are a gift to the blogging world Ms. Kendi. Mahalo and Aloha.

    Thank you,Kristina
    http://ksfanatic.wordpress.com

  • http://www.10thirteen.com/ Leslie L.

    I love when you speak about being an entrepreneur Kendi. I've always wanted to open a boutique and I'm finally planning it out and going through with it! You've inspired me, and I'm sure tons of other ladies as well to pursue their dreams!

    xoxo,
    Leslie

    http://www.10thirteen.com

  • Ellen Dignazio

    been reading your blog for awhile now.. love not only your outfits, but also every word you write.  Funny, sincere, self teasing…. great.. your husband should do a blog for the men!

  • Joyce

    Awwww cute pics of the hubby and he does know how to dress! Nice! I really want to visit ny too… Sounds like so much fun!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

  • http://shopandtwirl.com/ Miranda

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Kendi! I loved seeing your photos. PS, you and your husband are both total dreamboats! Perfect match! So cute :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolinestarrrose Caroline Starr Rose

    Tell us about those comfy flats. Where are they from??

  • eelsay

    Loos like you had a great trip! love all the looks! 
    http://www.theluxuryrehab.com

  • pretty little things

    great photos – hope you had a great time in the best city ever! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.puttingmetogether.com Audrey @ Putting Me Together

    I love whenever you write what you're up to!  And seeing your outfits–and Bryan's–is always a plus.  Who taught that kid how to dress, anyway?

  • http://www.clothedmuch.com/ Elaine

    You two are adorable! Wish I had been there to hear you speak.

  • http://www.etcillustration.com/ etcillustration

     Where are those flats from? I'm on the hunt for comfortable, colorful flats and I've been striking out on the comfortable front.

  • Stephanie Lam

    Love this post!! I wish I could have been there! I'll definitely try to go next year! Your husband looks very happy in the photos (why wouldn't he be, he's married to a beautiful woman)!! :) 
    -Stephanie@LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

  • Seekingstyleblog

    Pardon my gawking, but your husband is a hottie!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Katie

    Great post. I am a fan of your bag. Where is it from?

  • Marin

    I love it when you share bits of your personal life (like your husband).  You guys are so cute and happy. :) thanks for such a great blog!

  • http://twitter.com/sarahsreallife Sarah H.

    Are we sure those are jazz hands? They look more like spirit fingers to me. Also, your husband is a cutie. If I ever get tired of having a wife and want to try a husband instead, I may take yours.

    Anyway…Wonderful post and looks like an awesome time!!!! <–4 exclamation points are necessary

    Sarah's Real Life

  • Annika

    More information about you bag and flats please!

  • Alison

    Kendi,
    I have been following your blog for over a year now and I FINALLY worked up the courage to start my own (primarily secret, obviously) style blog this past weekend! Your great taste, wit, and charm are three components that make your blog stand out from the rest…and of course your jazz hands. Any pointers would be so appreciated (because if the style angle bombs I'll have to blog about my second favorite thing: Chick-Fil-A). 

    Thanks for being such an inspiration! 

    Alison 

    http://districtdebonair.tumblr.com/

  • http://twitter.com/kathryncole kathryn cole

    Kendi~ 

    Thank you so much for writing about this…it comes at a perfect timing while I have been contemplating starting a BLOG. 

    It seems you had a wonderful time in New York! 

    I wish I could have been there to hear you speak. Is there a recording of the conference?

    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Kathryn

  • kristian satterlee

    Sounds like such an amazing trip! 

    http://www.withoutastyle.com

  • http://twitter.com/kathryncole kathryn cole

    Kendi~ Thank you so much for writing about this…it comes at a perfect timing while I have been contemplating starting a BLOG. It seems you had a wonderful time in New York! I wish I could have been there to hear you speak. Is there a recording of the conference?Have a Beautiful Day!Kathryn

  • http://www.lilysaysgo.com/ Lily

    I love this post! What you said about that little spark that whispers in you, I feel like you're speaking to me! I'm just getting started but I already love this blogging world so much and I have big dreams for the future! I adore you and your blog!

  • http://twitter.com/KateJones365 Kate Jones

    love those shots – wouldn't mind seeing the rest! katejones.me

  • Alissa Futhey

    You two are seriously the most fashionable couple! I've never seen photos of his before, what an adorable guy!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

  • Sheislovely

    Looks like a lot of fun in NYC!!! Jealous! :)

    xo – Sheila

    http://sheislovely1.blogspot.com

  • http://botanicalcurator.blogspot.com/ Van

    Your husband can dress as well as he does because he learns from the best, you.

  • SE

    Wonderful to hear about your NY trip- and your hubby looks like a celebrity!. What a great looking couple you two make.

     I started following you back when you were working for some company, and I have to say, I am so thrilled at all of your success. I always felt you had something special and authentic and talented in your blog. I know you're busy with the store, but I hope you'll also consider other writing avenues because you're one of the best.

  • http://advicefromatwentysomething.com/ Amanda – Advice Blog

    Your jazz hands look great. Just wanted to make sure you knew that.

  • Angela

    Looks like so much fun. Wish I had been there!

    Method Clothe

  • Jane

    Could we hear about the "most comfortable flats ever"??  Who wouldn't want some of those?  Thx!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahEverly Hannah Everly

    New York looked like a blast!
    P.S. I always impress people with my jazz hands 😉

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahEverly

  • Lizette Vigo

    What a lovely post! You always make me laugh when you write! Loved all the pictures and how they described your whole trip there! Someday I'll visit New York! Can't wait!

    http://www.thebluecurtain.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/MyClosetToYours Andrea

    Love your polka dot outfit! Where are your red flats from? When you said that they were the most comfortable flats, that hooked me. I need comfortable and cute!

    http://www.MyClosetToYours.com

  • Aileen

    Aww, you guys are such a cute couple! Loved this post, I miss New York City!!

  • http://www.pirateandlilac.com/ Kellee

    Sounds like you had a blast!! I really want to take in a few blogger workshops.  Blogging is always evolving, and it's so inspiring to hear from other girls that have made it their own way.  Thanks for sharing!! And cute photos <3

  • http://perfectlypriya.blogspot.com/ Priya Pappu

    Kendi I loved reading this post! It's always nice when you give us a little peek inside your life, I don't think I've ever even seen a picture of your husband (who is a fantastic photographer)! Looks like a fantastic trip. I haven't spent much time in NYC, but I can't wait to one day. It must have been a little unnerving to speak amongst other talented and fashionable people (not to mention, how did you ever pick what to wear?) but I'm sure you were just great. Wish I could have been there!

    http://www.perfectlypriya.blogspot.com

  • julia martin

    aww, this is such a sweet post!  glad you had a great time at IFB, I wish I could have been there to hear all the awesome panels!

    xo julesinflats.com

  • http://thepumpkinspot.blogspot.com/ Becky {the Pumpkin Spot}

    I can personally attest to the cool jazz hands you so eloquently speak of b/c I am in the picture!! (Starbucks in hand). You gave great advice and I cannot agree more with your point that women are made for Entrepreneurship. I was that blogger that asked (grilled) you about opening your own store. Thanks for the honest and down-to-earth advice. Hope our paths cross again!-Becky

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacytilton Jacy Tilton

    Super cute outfits! Perfect for a visit to the city :)

    ~Jacy

    http://www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com 

  • Myrna

    LOVE these pics. If only the conference was able to have been streamed. Bummer. Would have loved to hear your advice about opening your store.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

  • Lizzie

    Awwww, how to cool to see your husband on here :) You guys make a wonderful couple!

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/ayessadelapena Ayessa

    What a stylish couple!! I love your flats, Kendi. <3

  • http://twitter.com/myotherself_ MYOTHERSELF

    Did you see how horrific people dress in midtown?….It's because they all subjected to corporate biz culture/work in cube farms.

    compromising your self assertion = dressing for success :) http://myotherself.com/

  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    I knew you were dazzled by them all night. You just couldn't take your eyes off of them. 

  • http://www.viaemily.com/ Emily Acton

    So glad to hear you have a love affair with NYC too and that you had a successful (and fun!) visit. Your hubby is adorable and very well dressed. You need to feature his style more in this space! 😉

    Emily
    via Emily

  • Kirsten

    Looks like so much fun!!
    You, AND your cute little Mr look adorable. DId he dress himself? If so, he needs to start hanging out with mine so he can teach him a fee things!! :)

    Kirsten
    {travandkirk.blogspot.com}

  • Gabrielle Pedriani

    Hahahh. Such great writing here. Love how you treat your husband – such a cute couple. 

    Congrats on the panel , I'm sure everyone loved your wisdom (and your jazz hands. obviously your jazz hands)

    It must feel wonderful to have gotten to this place in your life doing something that you love. 

    "an awkward girl first then a blogger" 

    Story. of. my. life. 

    _Gabrielle

  • Hailey

    ah i love that red skirt!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Looks like a great conference & you and your hubby got to see quiet a bit of NYC in 2 short days!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

  • http://twitter.com/drmngincashmere Amy Bishop

    You are so inspiring Kendi!! Thanks for sharing your experiences and photos.  Your Mr. can dress:)
    xo, amy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

  • http://forunendinglove.blogspot.com/ Lauren

    So cute!  I love this post!  You two are such an attractive couple!

    forunendinglove.blogspot.com

  • http://daydreamer-alifestyleblog.blogspot.com/ Jackie Saffert

    I can only imagine just how impressed those bloggers were with your jazz hands.  I'm impressed, and I didn't even see them in person!  But for real, I'm sure you were a lovely panelist and I'm so glad you got to have a few days to enjoy New York.  I've never been but I'm crossing my fingers that someday soon I'll have the opportunity to go!  Maybe those eight million people will be nice and let me in, too.

  • TheresaTran

    How cute!! You two are a very good looking couple!! (: Great photos!! looks like you had so much fun!

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

  • elizabeth c.

    Just came back from New York last week and totally agree with you calling the city "magical" and simply, love at first sight. Crowded, dirty, and smelly but still love…ironic isn't it? 

  • Frugalistamom

    You are such a good writer.:)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3BLO7435RUA44NBCSNZZIQNN2U Zadin

    Your husband is very handsome and together you are very good looking couple.

    It brought me great pleasure to read this post.

    http://www.zadinblog.com

  • XeanaFashion

    So pretty!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com  

  • http://profiles.google.com/iamcoocooforcoco Colleen Welsch

    Wow, you guys are so cute, you're like puppies!

  • Cathy Anderson

    It was so great hearing you on the IFB panel last week!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

  • Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen

    Where are your red flats from? They're super cute!

  • http://www.alwaysmaylee.com/ Always Maylee

    Yay, it seems you had such a great time in NY. Loved your outfit for the panel. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

  • http://heartofablonde.com Molly Rasmussen

    Ok your husband is adorable! And you two together are even more adorable! Loved both of your outfits throughout your few days in NY. xx

  • http://cheesetwinewine.blogspot.com/ Crystal

    "And if you have that spark in you, that little sparks that whispers to you "you could do that" then you should listen." LOVE that. Thank you for inspiring some of us "normal" people to listen to that voice!

  • http://earningmytwocents.blogspot.com Alice @ EarningMyTwoCents

    Kendi, I love your "tourist mode" over the shoulder bag. Where did you get it?

  • http://www.mystylevita.com Jessica Camerata

    I did get to see them! It was super cool since I've been envying them for years now. I still don't believe your shoes are comfy. Although I am wearing those Urban Outfitters red shoes and got a compliment through a bathroom stall on them. gotta love that.

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  • http://twitter.com/Clarkkn Krystal Clark

    You are your own truth, so why not believe it wholeheartedly? #BOOM That is beautiful Kendi. Thank You!

  • Danielle Pervinich

    Glad to see y'all got Bryan a nice pair of red pants! Are they from JCrew too? P.S. this is your crazy awesome blog "stalker" who came to your shop a few Sunday's ago to meet you…and you commented on my husband's red pants.  He felt so cool.  It was a pleasure meeting you! ~Danielle

  • Count To Four

    loved this post! thanks for sharing your experience. great photos, and the tourist mode photo is my fav!

    http://www.counttofour.com

  • http://twitter.com/luvvleighb Leigh

    Speaking of arrows, is there a tutorial you could point me towards PLEASE!?! I love your arrows, and can't manage to figure out the trick…
    Looks like you had a great trip :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Rjmiller559

    I'm a fashion merchandising student at Mizzou and just wanted to share with you how much I love your blog! I'm so inspired by this post because recently I've been thinking about starting a blog but can't get over the fear/butterflies and the thought that who would care what I have to say? You're my inspiration! I'm gonna take the plunge into the blog-o-sphere! 

  • Katie

    Oh Kendi, you can't label something "the most comfortable flats ever" and then leave us hanging without telling us where to find them :)

  • Kendrrat

    Looks like you had a ton of fun! Your photos are great!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com
     

  • http://cairelchronicles.blogspot.com/ Jen Cairel

    That navy/orange outfit is seriously one of my absolute faves of yours.  Ever.  Looks like a great time with your man.

  • Natalia Valle

    Dear Kendi…I've got a little question…Could you please tell us but are you doing in a slideshow at Megan Nielsen's blog? I've just seen you and it's been kind of weird…

  • Caroline L.

    Totally agree with you about the energy in NYC. You and your husband look so adorable traipsing around the city!

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

  • Mary Boctor

    I love the outfit in the second photo, very original and flattering (a happy medium is hard to find sometimes…), and the jazz hands!

  • http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/ blue roses

    new york is a behemoth, in energy and in passion and in character…. you could easily spend 2 days exploring each of its neighborhoods. i never tire of the city!

    sounds like it was an exciting panel, wish i could have attended.

  • http://twitter.com/ErinGlabby Erin Michelle

    Looks like it was a great trip! I love that blue and orange outfit. 

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

  • http://thriftedorscripted.blogspot.com/ Christine

    Kudos to the Mr. B looks great and could have his own fashion blog! Thanks for sharing NYC.

  • bethany

    i have never left a comment before, despite being a daily stalker and though i always love your written voice (as well as your fantastic style), i was just smitten with the way you described my city. "All of a sudden a place that should intimidate becomes intimate and you suddenly feel like you belong." that's part of the magic and why i adore it. im glad you enjoyed your visit + that you captured it so well in word + photo! ill actually be spending thanksgiving in mckinney and i hear it has its own magic as well. cheers!

  • http://twitter.com/ErinGlabby Erin Michelle
  • http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/ Kendi Lea

    Ha — major lookalike I'm guessing. I couldn't tell you which girl you were talking about – the slideshow just sent me to a hot blonde chick. But if that's who you were talking about, why thank you. 😉

    Also, the day a street style photographer shoots me, is the day I die and become Rachel Zoe. 

  • Eve Maria

    I love your thoughts on women & blogging and your thoughts on why we do this. I totally agree :)

  • http://lorenamarchis.wordpress.com/ Lorena

    nice pictures! your flats looks adorable!!
    kisses,Lorena

    http://lorenamarchis.wordpress.com/

  • http://lorenamarchis.wordpress.com/ Lorena

    great pictures! your flats looks adorable!
    Kisses,Lorena

    http://lorenamarchis.wordpress.com/

  • Rachael Hawkins

    Wonderful post and beautiful pictures as always.  I'm sure the bloggers at the conference were so grateful to hear your insight on the business side to blogging and your store. 

    http://www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

  • Rosely Carrasco

    New York sounds and looks amazing. Its so awesome you get to have those opportunities. Goes to show that hard work and doing what you love goes a long way. Congrats.

  • Molly McConn

    I am swooning over this post. It's so beautifully written; I love the last little piece on NY, especially how you say it all of the sudden transforms from "intimidating to intimate." Well put. And the ghost chairs! I died. Your hubby is very photogenic, and I laughed at the arrows comment. Thanks for sharing! 

    -Molly
    http://www.bridgetsowndiary.com

  • Nikki Hodum

    Your New York pictures look so fantastic!!  I just love New York.  That is so awesome that you were on the an IFB panel!  I hope to be able to go to the IFB conference & fashion week next year!  

  • Librarian on the Run

    Great great pics! We are all so so so proud of you – I'm like the others – I've been reading/following you from days of yore – when you teased your coworkers with your colored tights :) Oh, those days are long in the past! Your red flats look just like some that are at Old Navy – and I've been debating about buying them – now I just might! I must add – and I don't mean this at all in a negative or bad way – but HOLY – did your husband lose weight/tone up?! I remember older photos of him – he looks fit as a fiddle! WOW! You guys both look great!

    Lastly – thank you – thank you Mrs. Skeen, for working through Bloom and getting me my most beautiful bag. I do adore it – and it's a bag I've been hunting down for awhile now. Thank you so much for helping me out! I hope you have a lovely weekend and impress many more people with those jazz hands.

  • kayleigh maryon

    I think thats great that you made the time who look up to you and what you have accomplished with opening up your own business ect. Have you ever considered started a blog dedicated to small business ownership and how you got started and how other people could turn their dreams into reality. I think you have a knack for it and would love to hear what you have to say.
    http://thewayiwanderlust.blogspot.com.au/

  • LabelSnobblog

    Sounds like you really fell in love with NYC! I hope to go one day.
    Looks like you had a great trip and you really are an inspiration to so many woman.  You have a great blog, business and personality! XOXO

  • Julia Beckley

    Great post! New York really is a special place. I'm headed up there next month for a ladies weekend with my besties and I can't wait. Loved seeing your pics and reading about your experience. Looks like you and your mister share a love of colored pants…. :)

  • Haleigh

    You both look darling! Love the first outfit especially! Glad to see you are getting so many great opportunities!

    -Haleigh
    http://soulstitches.blogspot.com/

  • Marcie

    You and the dude will have lovely well dressed kids.

  • http://twitter.com/alaabs1 Ashley Laabs

    Where are these adorable, red "most comfortable flats ever" from?

  • Chris

    Thanks so much for including the pics of B in colored pants!  I have a pair of brick red pants as well that I've been trying to figure out how to wear.  since you are all about them,  I was also wondering what you thought of men in colored jeans and it appears I may have gotten my answer.

  • Jenn D

    I LOVE that first outfit!

  • Ashley Spelce

    Hard to believe that's the same shaggy-haired NSO dad who made us stomp around campus to the tune of "BLADES OF STEEL, KEEPIN IT REAL" and play an awkward game of hockey on stage in front of a thousand freshmen. I think we've come a long way in eight years (EIGHT YEARS?!?).

  • Ashley Spelce

    Hard to believe that's the same shaggy-haired NSO dad who made us stomp around campus to the tune of "BLADES OF STEEL, KEEPIN IT REAL" and play an awkward game of hockey on stage in front of a thousand freshmen. I think we've come a long way in eight years (EIGHT YEARS?!?).

  • http://blarkness.blogspot.com/ Leesh

    Where is your bag from? It looks like a great crossbody bag for traveling.

  • kendra
  • Julie

    Your husband is just as cute as you! :)  Yes, he can dress and deserves to be photographed and blogged about.

  • http://twitter.com/PetiteAdventure Petite Adventures

    Great photo diary!

  • http://www.facebook.com/samantha.baldwin.121 Samantha Baldwin

    Hi B. You look as cute as can be.
    My husband and I also walked for two days all over the city that weekend (and the High Line. Perhaps we passed each other.) Gorgeous weather. NYC looked (and smelled) better than I ever remembered.

  • Kimberly Renee

    I love your bag! I have been looking everywhere for a good travel bag. Would you mind telling me where it's from?