Twenty Eight

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{Hat: Gap | Dress: Similar | Tights: Gap | Shoes: Sole Society | Tote: Jigsaw UK}

As you all know, since I’m a lush and tell everyone it’s my birthday and expect just as many gifts in return for my news, I turned 28 on Saturday. I joked about getting old in my last post, but I’m actually 100% ok with turning one year older.  While it did feel weird to type out the number twenty-eight, mainly because I still feel every bit of 12 years old, I’m actually okay with growing up now. The wrinkles are starting to make their slow entrance on my face, the grey hairs come in twos every few months, and somehow a ten o’clock bed time seems late these days. But I’ve got 28 years and two days of experience in my pocket and that’s something to be wrinkled, grey and tired about, right? 

Plus, who am I kidding? I still get carded every time I order a drink. Which is not often, grandma, I promise. 

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  1. Anne Hill says:

    This looks is perfect, happy birthday!

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  2. Coffeebeansandbobbypins says:

    Happy belated, love this look and hope you had an amazing bday weekend!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  3. RunwayChef says:

    Hope you enjoyed a lovely birthday (complete w/a 10 PM bed time haha)!!

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  4. Deanna C says:

    I adore your hat!  Hope you had the happiest of happy birthdays!

    http://theharrissisters.blogspot.com/

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  5. Gina says:

    Happy Birthday!  I am fine with getting older too and also still get carded and then shocked "you cannot be 31!" exclamations from the checkout people at the grocery store. makes me feel good about myself ;). 

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  6. sihijau says:

    love love your boots. :) Happy birthday. :) Irene Wibowo

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  7. Rory WearAbouts says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! also think you have a typo in there haha…it's 28 and 2 days, right? 

    :)
    Roryhttp://www.wearaboutsblog.com/

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  8. Jo says:

    You've actually got 28 years and two days of experience in your pocket. You're now in your 29th life year. Gasp! :)

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  9. Guest says:

    If you turned 28, don't you have 28 years and 2 days of experience, not 27 years?

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  10. Natali Karppinen says:

    Such a beautiful dress and booties! Happy 28th, wish you all the best :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  11. photosbyjaana says:

    you wear it well.  i convinced myself i was fine with getting older too, then 30 sneaked up on me and i had a mild concussion.  now i just tell people (and myself) i'm "almost 30".  They don't know i'm counting backwards…

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  12. Anita says:

    Happy Birthday! I think too, it's totally to turn older, and we (I'm 27) don't have to worry about wrinkles and all that stuff yet, so I don't see any problem – at least so far 😉 I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend!

    xxx Anita

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  13. Siena Style says:

    you are great! I love your posts, always make me smile! Happy Birthday from Milano
    you always look great, no matter how old you are:)
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  14. Miranda says:

    Happy birthday Kendi! You look gorgeous!

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  15. Sarah says:

    Great outfit! Happy Birthday!

    http://www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  16. Happy belated b-day – hope you had a great time enjoying it. I still fully expect to get carded when I go out and I am kind of miffed when it doesn't happen – like, oh no, is it showing?!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this outfit and that hat on you is adorable.  Now I need one.  Thank you.

    Happy birthday! Hope you had a great weekend!

    xoxo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

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  18. Jessica Broyles says:

    Love love the hat! Great look for 28! Happy Birthday!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  19. Rachelle says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! you look gorgeous, cute ensemble.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  20. Genalpalmieri says:

    Omg, I'm dying over those booties! Happy Birthday!(:
    xoxo, Gena 
    Pearls,
    Curls, and Uptown Girls

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  21. Betsy says:
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  22. Happy Birthday!!! Such a gorgeous color combo, on such a gorgeous 28-year-old! 😀

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  23. Carrie says:

    HAPPY BELATED BDAY!
    You look fab at 28!

    Style in the City

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  24. Happy belated birthday! I just turned 28 last week and got carded, too – who says 28 is old? :)

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  25. stealthnerd says:

    Happy belated birthday! You make 28 look great–I can't wait to join you there in a few months :)

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  26. Andrea says:

    haha i am turning 30 next year and i still get asked everytime i buy a R rated movie: are you 18 yet? boo! by the way i thought  you are 20 or 22 when i first saw your blog 😉

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  27. EmerJa says:

    I've smiled reading your word today:) I'm turning 27 in a few months..and I still feel like a child too!
    Beautiful post…your look is amazing too:) Love your hat:P

    http://www.emerjadesign.com

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  29. Brandy Saldana says:

    Happy Belated birthday Kendi! You will look fabulous at every age!

    whattowearwithpandy.blogspot.com

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  30. you look gorgeous!! happy birthday, kendi!

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  31. Slurfeefrenchie says:

    Twenty eight looks awesome on you. I love your dress and I just started a new fashionish blog and I'm trying to take cues from you on posing. I pretty well suck so far but we have to start somewhere, right? 
    Rachael

    http://www.slurfeefrenchie.blogspot.com

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  32. Morgan Liti says:

    Happy birthday, lovely lady! You're hysterical and have amazing style – so I'd say the first 28 years have done you well. :)
    Morganseemomogo.blogspot.com

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  33. Terri Smith says:

    Twenty-eight is pretty cool, you'll have a blast.  While on a cruise this past summer, I managed to mistaken for a 15-year-old, so there's always that.  Happy late birthday!
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  34. jen says:

    happy birthday! hope it's as lovely as you are!

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  35. You look so beautiful in this dress, what a great color for you. Love those cute booties and the hat too. Hope you had an amazing birthday!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  36. Asilia Patel says:

    You look fantastic. As usual. That dress is perfect. Happy belated birthday. We are (almost) twins, except I just turned 16. And I feel way too old. 

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  37. Belén says:

    Happy birthday from Canary Islands

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  38. Brenna says:

    Well despite your age, you look great! I love the color combo here.

    XoXo Brenna

    http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

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  39. Kristen says:

    Happy late birthday! Love this outfit! The booties and leggings are too cute!

    http://www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  40. Alissa Futhey says:

    I didn't get carded this past weekend and omg it was so exciting. Yes, clearly I have an exciting life is this is what I am most excited about!
    adoredlife.blogspot.com

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  41. Kerry A says:

    happy belated! you look beautiful!
    http://kerrying-on.blogspot.com

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  42. Happy birthday! I read this post and I had to do the math to remember if I was 27 or 28. I keep telling people – if you're not getting older, you're dead! So keep getting older!!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  43. Carlee says:

    Happy Birthday, you are too cute as always. I love that color blue on you!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  44. You are so adorable – if I could wear a hat like this and look half as cute as you, I'm pretty sure I'd never have to style my hair again.  Love it!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  45. Tan D27 says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Kendi! My birthday was on Saturday too except that I turned 17 And there's no way on earth you look 28 or close to it! The wrinkles you apparently see must be an illusion 😛

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  46. Jessica says:

    So cute! happy birthday!

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  47. Jenny says:

    Happy birthday to you! You look so great and 28 sounds like a blast! And I know what you mean by feeling 12. I think I'll ALWAYS be 12 haha! 

    Have an awesome post-birthday week, 
    Jenny
    http://www.bravo-style.blogspot.com

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  48. Hannah says:

    Happy Birthday!  Great outfit, as usual.  :)

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  49. Star White says:

    I hope to be as lovely as you at 28! You have fab style and a great sense of humor! Love following your blog! Happy bday!

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

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  50. Daniela Břížďalová says:

    Lovely! :)

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  51. Zadin says:

    Getting carded is so cool.
    I get excited too when someone addresses me with "miss".
    And I say… Ya' right… miss with a baby at home…

    http://www.zadinblog.com

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  52. Amy says:

    I hope you had a fabulous birthday! I am loving that hat!

    Xo
    Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  53. Sarah H. says:

    28 will be my next birthday as well..let me know how it goes for you. Hope it's great!

    Sarah's Real Life

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  54. Definitely celebrate 28! So many people don't get the chance and I've realized what a blessing it is to get older. Love the dress with the tights! Yay fall!  Happy Birthday!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  55. Heather says:

    I am absolutely in love with those shoes! So cute!
    xo Heather http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  56. Supal says:

    happy belated, kendi!! You may be 28, but you will always look 21 [with amazing style of course]!! 

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  57. Jillian says:

    bought those shoes after the last post they were in…loveee them – thanks!

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  58. kendra. says:

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Kendi. Hope you had a wonderful day. I love your outfit here. So cute. 

    X

    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

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  59. Darlene says:

    Beautiful photos! Happy birthday!

    Darlene
    http://mymauveshoes.blogspot.com/

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  60. lavieenliz says:

    gorgeous!

    check out my giveaway!http://lavieenliz.com

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  61. Meghan Donovan says:

    love this, kendi! great color on you. and happy, happy birthday!

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  62. Rachel Booth says:

    Aww happy birthday!! We share a birthday!!! :) Yikes! We're getting closer to 30…. and it's a great thing! have a great day!!

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  63. Ottitoto says:

    Hey! I also turned 28 on Saturday :) Love your blog!

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  64. Donna says:

    Happy birthday Kendi, hope the weekend was fantastic! Love your fit!!

    http://www.soyouagree.com

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  65. Heather says:

    Happy belated, Kendi! You do look 12, but we should all just drink to that alone. 

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  66. Heather says:

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  67. Houseofhemingway says:

    Happy belated… I made you some cupcakes to celebrate. Shame you couldn't taste them 😉

    check em'
    http://www.houseofhemingway.com

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  68. Sheislovely says:

    Love your booties!! :)

    xo – Sheilawww.sheislovelyblog.com

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  69. Caroline says:

    That is a lovely shade of blue! It reminds me of the Crayola color "Cerulean" which was always my favorite when I was younger :)

    xoxo
    http://rubiesemeralds.blogspot.com/

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  70. Michele Katz says:

    You do look great but look at all you've accomplished so far!  That's what counts.  Stated the 39 year old SAHM, who feels accomplished when the kitchen looks clean. ; )

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  71. Sami says:

    Happy Birthday! If it makes you feel any better, you're technically only a day older 😉

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  72. Doan says:

    A year older, a year wiser! Happy 28th Kendi! :)

    -Doan
    http://anewdoan.wordpress.com

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  73. The Style Storm says:

    LOVE this look, so cute! The booties are amazing!!
     
    http://www.thestylestorm.com

    xo, Christina

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  74. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I love this outfit! Love your boots! You have the best shoes ever.

    Jess
    http://Jessicas-Wonderland.blogspot.com 

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  75. Maria @ GLD says:

    Happy 28th! I can totally rely on the wrinkles :(

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  76. Happy birthday and love the outfit! 

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  77. Jennifer Merlin says:

    Happy birthday! Your outfit is great as always!

    http://www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  78. Leighleigh Uzumaki says:

    Happy birthday!
    I love the look, I just think those tights don't go. Just my opinion of course but with the color of the booties I would have picked another, more complimentary color for the tights. Or used black accessories to compliment the color of the tights. Whichever. I love the dress but most of all the hat!

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  79. Nikki says:

    I love your outfit!  You look great in hats!  Sounds like you had a good birthday!  

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  80. jesscause says:

    really lovely outfit Kendi … and what a great location!! happy birthday to you girl!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  81. Caroline L. says:

    Happy Birthday, girly! Mentally sending you lots of balloons and confetti and shiny shoes :)

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  82. Maggie K. says:

    Great outfit!  I especially love the hat.  Also, happy belated birthday!

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  83. happy birthday!

    you look absolutely beautiful! that colour is amazing and love your hat!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  84. Anamaria says:

    I turned 28 yesterday!  So far it's great.  Plus, you look great!

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  85. Amy B. says:

    Happy belated birthday

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  86. Danica says:

    happy belated birthday! love the outfit. :)

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  87. Happy birthday! I love the close-up shot of you in the hat, beautiful photo :)

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  88. aprettynest says:

    Happy birthday ! Love the outfit ! Great hat !
    My Blog – A Pretty Nest

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  89. Chloe Chapman says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  90. Amgmom says:

    Aww…happiest of happy birthdays to you!  And relish #28…I just reached #40.  Though I do get carded when I order a drink (which is often lol!) I do believe that it is because they have to card me because that is what the law says.  :)  Your outfit is so cute…one day I hope to be as cute as you!

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  91. Nat says:

    Such an adorable outfit!
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

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

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  92. I love the pretty fall colors in this outfit! The grey tights look awesome with the cognac booties, and I LOVE that blue dress. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  93. Kristin says:

    Love the color of that dress! And adore the booties. Hope you had a wonderful birthday:)!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  94. Sailorchick says:

    Happy Birthday! I just saw your bag was from Jigsaw, love it! My first London pay cheque may have landed up in that store :)

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  95. Erin says:

    Cute look! I love your hat!

    Xx Erinthefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  96. Mai Heart says:

    I love your outfit! The blue dress is super cute! 

    Crystal 

    http://mai-heart.blogspot.com/

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  97. gapgirl says:

    Happy Birthday! Great outfit!

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  98. Carissa stevens says:

    I just turned 30 and I thought it was the end of the world! But you are soooooo right. I still get carded, and as long as that keeps happening, i'm ok with it! lol

    xx
    Carissa

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  99. Ashley Taylor says:

    You're too cute. That close-up is gorgeous and you don't even look 28. Happy belated!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  100. GiovannaPacini says:

    Cute look! Loving your hat! Happy Birthday!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  101. Ayessa says:

    Belated happy birthday, Kendi! More gorgeous years for you. <3

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  102. Happy Birthday! Also, I am sooo in love with your shoes.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspor.com

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  103. Happy birthday!!! Love the hat and shoes… gorgeous!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi

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  104. Joyce says:

    Happy birthday!! We're the same age!! 😀

    Joyce@
    Sp-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  105. Amanda Hayes says:

    Happy birthday Kendi! My hub turned 30 today and I will be 27 Saturday. 

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  106. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! 😀 katejones.me

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  107. marjorie says:

    You're so cute. Happy Birthday!!

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  108. TheresaTran says:

    Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day. (: Great outfit you have on! Very cute.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  109. It's when they stop asking for ID you start to freak out.  But that won't happen until 30.
    http://ahkavintage.com

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  110. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Hope you had an awesome birthday.  Love the hat!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  111. audrinajulia says:

    Happy birthday! 28 is way too young dear. I'm 39 and feels like I'm still in my 20's. Maybe that's the vibe.:)

    <3,
    Angie
    audrinajulia.blogspot.com

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  112. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  113. Lisa says:

    Hi Kendi,
    I know you are super busy but I hope you can help me out! I think I have that same dress – is it BCBG? If so, I wore it, dressed up, to a wedding but have trouble adding it to any sort of other outfit. Other than how you have styled it above, you do have any possible suggestions for me? 

    Thank you!

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  114. Mica says:

    Happy belated birthday! :) Love the bright blue dress on you :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  115. Catherine Lea Anderson says:

    Hope you had the most amazing birthday ever…and I love that dress/tights combo!

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

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  116. Ruby Girl says:

    Well happy bday, kendi! we may share a birthday? or similar birthday. i turned 25 on oct 26! i'm with you, bring on another year! though it does feel odd to say 25 as opposed to 22,23,24. I told my parents I'm over the hill now, into real adulthood i think :) xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

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  117. Melisa says:

    Great dress! And happy belated birthday!

    xoxoMelisahttp://mylittlesliceoflife.blogspot.com/

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  118. AtamAshish Kaur says:

    I love your style so much! I started a fashion blog with my sister and I would love for you to check it out!
    We are having a Nordstrom gift card giveaway on our blog…check it out!
     http://www.doubletheglam.com/2012/10/giveaway.html

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  119. Cynthia Meyers says:

    Welcome to 28!  Its fun! hope you had a great birthday!

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  120. Happy Birthday! Love you in that hat!

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  121. Nona says:

    You look so beautiful in these pictures! Happy Birthday!

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  122. Seekingstyleblog says:

    Love those booties!
    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  123. Love the look! Happy Birthday! 

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  124. Moji says:

    Happy Birthday!! love the hat!

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  125. Stephanie says:

    Love this outfit! Also, happy happy (belated) birthday. :)

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  126. Melissa S. says:

    You look awesome!!!! Quick question: How are the shoes? Are they comfortable? I'm thinking about ordering that same pair:)

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  128. Holly says:

    i love this outfit! you are a perfect 28. also, i think you should frame the last photo for your future children :) happy (belated) birthday!

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