In The Bag

posted on: 12/04/2012

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My purse is actually not a purse; it is a camera bag. I'm sneaky like that. Which is nice especially when traveling to have a cozy place to put your camera. (Or on a nature walk as my husband said that these photos look like today. It should be said that I've never been on a nature walk and this is an alley.) I've decided that I have just a little bit of room in here though that I think I can cram in my lip gloss, phone and wallet. Because at the end of the day, the other 30 lbs I carry around in my purse is really for comfort. Of course where would I be without all of my receipts from the past 6 months crumbled at the bottom of my bag so wrinkled that they are now illegible? What would happen if someone stopped me on the streets and tried to audit me right there and I had no recollection of my past purchase history at the grocery store and gas pump? Or my half-eaten Larabar from who knows when -- what if I get hungry for a stale energy bar and I have nothing? And where will I put my twenty bobby pins for emergency updos or my matchbook in case I need to light something on fire? WHERE?!
On the other hand, perhaps I shall just keep this as a camera bag after all. 
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Dress: Madewell
Shirt: Similar
Hat: Gap
Bag: c/o Ona Bags

123 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! Such a cute dress!

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  2. Great bag and dress! You look lovely :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Is it possible to even try and find a more comfortable looking dress than what you have on? Oh my gosh it looks soooo wonderful!
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  4. LOVE this bad, so cute! I think I'll add it to my santa please list. :) 

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  5. I am LOVING that camera bag and the fact that you keep a ton of things in your purse for comfort... because I do that, too. Most recently, I've been moving some of it to my camera bag (because, you know, as a photographer, you never know what you'll need). The most ridiculous thing so far? A koozie. And I don't even feel bad or weird about it. -erin

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  6. LOL, sounds like we have the same purse habits.

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  7. I agree with homegirl's comment. That dress looks incredibly comfy. Cheers to the trees finally shaking their leaves.

    Great bag, btw!

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  8. Love combination dress & boots! So lovely
    kisses
    VOGUECITA
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  9. you look absolutely adorable toay! 

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  10. I JUST learned about ONA bags... so beautiful and well-made! You look great - and hey, anywhere outdoors is a nature walk :)

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  11. I love simple outfits like this! And that camera bag, I would have never known it wasn't just some super chic cognac shoulder bag if you hadn't given us that little sneak peak.

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  12. I am in love with the ONA bags.  I hope some day to save my money and purchase one.  In love.  You look precious!  And your purse sounds like mine. 

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  13. That bag is gorgeous :)  If I didn't already have a Kelly Moore, I would get one!

    That dress.  It looks gorgeous and comfortable.  I love it!

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  14. Kendi you are beautiful, I absolutely LOVE this outfit! especially the camera bag :)

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  15. Ahh! I just love the colors. You really know how to mix and match colors; brilliant! The background is so pretty and your husband is quite right...haha. The way you styled the dress... <3

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  16. kendi, you are so cute, love this dress!
    kisses from Milano
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  17. Love the outfit!

    BTW - Which marathon are you training for!? I just ran Philadelphia and am signed up for Napa Valley in March! Eeeek.

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  18. This outfit is awesome. I love that shade of grey and how you paired it with the brown leathers and chambray! 

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  19. so adorable, I love this look.
    xo
    Rachelle
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  20. cute look!!!

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  21. oh my goodness that bag is soo soo beautiful!! i want one for my camera! and i love your outfit as usual :)

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  22. I started following your blog because I loved what I saw style-wise - simple but chic, wearable, affordable looks... I keep following for all the above listed reasons + the fact that I think we would be friends in real life. Not just internet/blog life, but REAL life. Consider me one of many devoted Kendi-stalkers.

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  23. You are adorable! I love the shirt under the dress and your cute hat!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  24. I am lusting for that bag!  And I wish my alley were was neat and clean as yours! :O)

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  25. Hahaha so weird how we all carry the extra 30lbs in our bags for whatever the reason... Love you in that hat!

    Joyce@
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  26. is it weird that this post only makes me think of Ludacris? What in the world is in that BAG, what you got in that BAG?

    Roll out!

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  27. Lovin the casual color and fabric of this dress but that it's sewn to have structure. Very cute!
    Great bag, too! Better than the typical bulky black camera bag!

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  28. I really enjoy this outfit, Kendi!

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  29. Ginny.mossman@doane.eduDecember 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Kendo, you seriously crack me up! I'd read your blog just for you words, even if you didn't have super great style (which you do).
    Ginny

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  30. Wow that is a gorgeous camera bag! And I am obsessed with your boots! :D
    https://twitter.com/closet_fashion/status/276065662605066241

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  31. i LOVE that bag! Have been looking for a better looking camera bag, and this definitely fits the bill! Question: where did you get your socks?? I'm looking for knee-high socks :) thanks!!

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  32. that camera is nothing short of AMAZING. i love it! and reading your explanation to an overstuffed bag -- i laughed so hard because that is seriously the same way i carry my bags...with a bunch of WHAT IF stuff in there. 

    -rose

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  33. I have the same problem with overstuffed bags. I swear that I keep receipts that are months and months old. They're useless but are completely necessary to have that my purse is full feeling. Any who, this outfit is so cute. The dress is just perfect. 

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

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  34. This look is SO adorable! I love every detail!

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  35. I love your posts! This one especially! Love the hat too! Okay, it's just all around love!
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  36. Me too (junk-in-purse-keeper). Receipt audit here i come!

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  37. yay pleats! I love your sneaky bag!
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  38. Don't forget the layer of doggy treat crumbs to line the bottom of the bag.  I'l' bet that'd really bring out the flavors of stale energy bar.
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  39. You are hilarious.  Your bag sounds IDENTICAL to mine.  The receipts!  HAHAHA!

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  40. Amazing camera bag - love that!  Also the way you took preppy pieces like a shirt under a fit & flare dress and somehow made them look boho chic is totally inspiring me right now :)

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  41. okay this is especially creepy because I AM WEARING THIS SAME THING today. madewell dress (albeit this summer's sleeveless version), same gap button-up, and my replacement for our beloved but worn-down steve madden boots.
    is this proof that i am psychic or just stylish?

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  42. OMG did you just describe our bags too? who let you look in there?!?! HA!
    obsessing over that dress!!!

    xo. c & v








    cake & valley

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  43. Haha Sounds like my bag too! I keep way too much stuff... Oops! Lol

    Adorable outfit though! The tee under the dress is cute and love the boots! :)

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

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  44. women and our purses. you described the bizarre relationship perfectly. Its for comfort. I don't exactly know what it's comforting me about...all that stuff that contributes to a bi-monthly visit to the chiropractor. But darn it, it's comforting.

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  45. what a great look, and I can't wait to get my hands on one of those bags!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  46. Leighleigh UzumakiDecember 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    I looooove the camera bag! It looks like a classic coach purse, only bigger. And I adore when you wear hats.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  47. This is one of my favourite looks from you. 

    I've tried putting my camera in my bag...didn't work out so well for me or the camera. 

    Bisous
    Suzanne

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  48. Can i just say how much I adore this look and your blog!!! I discovered it last week and I love it. Love your looks and your style.

    Agi:)

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  49. lovely dress. You look so pretty.
    xo, Petra 

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  50. Love that bag! It's perfect!

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  51. Beautiful bag Kendi!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  52. We are two stylish souls that can not be seperated by the miles between us. And you are probably a psychic, I've always got that vibe from you.

    Get this, when I was getting ready today I thought of you and thought -- this is a very Tania outfit. Then I wrote a dissertation. And on a side note -- did you see that Target has our steve madden boot knock offs? I think they are like $28. My nostalgia might get the best of me and my thirty dollars.

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  53. The Kelly Moore bags are great! I have one for my side job as professional wife photographer. KM bags are so roomy, too.

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  54. It is quite an investment but girl is it quality. It's so nice and well worth it if you are looking for a long-lasting camera bag :)

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  55. Kristian SatterleeDecember 4, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I love the layering here. Just one more reason to buy a cambrey shirt! 

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  56. I have a Ketti bag, and I almost got the ONA. Now I'm wishing I had the ONA. lol

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  57. Love this entire outfit. You look cutely northeastern :)

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  58. Such a cute look! Loving how you layered that dress and your camera bag!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  59. Our purses sound oddly similar. And I have the same ridiculous reasons for keeping anything and everything inside.

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  60. Love the shoes, love the dress, love the bag, love everything! Perfect outfit for those of us push the boundaries on business casual (or maybe casual/casual) in the photo industry.

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  61. That is the cutest camera bag I've ever seen! You coulda fooled me into thinking that was a purse

    - K.www.boardwalksandboulevards.com

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  62. brilliant, I love the minimalism of the purse/camera bag! hahaha :)

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  63. Hahaha, you make me laugh. That camera bag is the business! x

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  64. cute! love the outfit.

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  65. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does that! I have thousands of receipts in the purse and as for hair pins, well, I won't even go there. I love the bag though. It's a really nice color. The dress is really cute, too. 

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  66. Where did you get the camera bag?

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  67. This outfit is too adorable!
     But seriously stop it. :)xo Hannahhttp://myrunawaystyle.blogspot.com/

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  68. gorgeous bag and outfit!

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  69. I love this look!

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  70. love this outfit!! a lot!! super chic!! the bag is perfect!!!

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  71. Totally ADORABLE!
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  72. Oh wow!! what a creative way to layer that shirt under the dress! Looks fabulous! I should try that sometime. Love the boots too!!









    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof...

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  73. Today, I had an allergic reaction to medication and then I fell down the stairs because I'm an 80-year-old woman on the inside. Needless to say, your sense of humor provided a very welcome bright spot in my day. So does this lovely dress. And so does that hat. Thanks for that! 

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  74. This is the cutest outfit i have seen you in. Go for more like this. Adorable.

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  75. This is grandma-pinching-your-cheeks level of adorable. But you're tall so you manage to not look like you're 11. For some reason, when you're 5'3" and under 40, it's very easy for people to assume you're not a full grown adult. Hopefully you don't have that problem, because I know how you like to dress like a kid :)

    Sarah's Real Life

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  76. Super cute dress! Love the shirt layered underneath!

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  77. Yay! I bought that dress like a week ago to wear to an engagement party later this month...now I feel super hip. The dress is so comfortable and super flattering.

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  78. HappinessatmidlifeDecember 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    What a beautiful camera bag! I hear you on the 30 lb purse - my arms get so tired carrying unless stuff in there.  How does all those little things (like receipts & rubber bands) get so heavy?

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  79. Your purse/camera bag is so cute!! I love how pretty the leather is!! 
    Loving the outdoorsy look! I kinda want to steal your boots!! :)

    EverythingPretty&More

    Megan

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  80. I love that dress! the shirt underneath is so cool.

    x's & o's 
    Anacristina 
    laughsandicecream.blogspot.com 

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  81. That dress is so amazing! I love how your paired it with that undershirt - it doesn't even look different from the dress. So cute!


    xoxo, 
    Laura
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  82. You look adorable, Kendi!

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  83. What about the one earring that has been missing a match for two weeks, or the sticky tube of lip gloss that you have to kind of half-open and then shake to get any on your lips?  No?  Just me?

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  84. These pictures are beautiful! I love the color of your boots.

    -Erica
    sweetendeavours.blogspot.com

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  85. The Ona Bag is amazing! On top of that, I love the layering that is going on here :) 

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  86. Such a cute camera bag :) really like your grey dress too.

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  87. ya, i would wear that on a nature walk :)

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  88. I just got my first "big girl" camera, so this is perfect! Clearly I need something cuter than the black bag it came with. 

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  89. I absolutely love that dress and denim shirt combo...so perfect for fall!

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

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  90. I have been wanting one of Ona's camera bags for ages! Crossing my fingers for Christmas ;) 

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  91. Beautiful bag. I like how you layered the dress.

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  92. I love this dress! Simple but so nice. By the way, these posts remind me of Kendi two years ago ;)

    Typhanie
    www.mygarmentsofpraise.com

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  93. That bag is amazing.

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  94. that bag! I want it!

    very cute outfit :)

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  95. I love the idea of layering chambray under a dress - didn't think of that before!  The bag is great.  I hate not having my camera on me, so it's always best when you can combine.

    Camera bag? Purse? *insert mysterious voice* Nobody knows...

    I mentioned you in a new post on my blog regarding bloggers that inspire me.  Hope you'll take a moment to check it out!

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  96. Super cute. Looks very Coach. Might check them out for my next camera bag. Thanks. 

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  97. I think I've signed up for every possible ONA giveaway and I'm yet to win :( It looks gorgeous, I think this is by far my favorite bag thus far....

    Check out my 25 days of Christmas Series!

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  98. First of all, I'm dying of laughter, everything from the 6 mths of receipts to the half eaten Larabar is totally me :) Second of all, I just heard of these bags and now am seriously coveting one (never mind that I don't even have a serious camera yet :)

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  99. Great write-up and cute outfit! I wasn't familiar with Ona bags, thanks for introducing me to them. Maybe...now I'll probably want one ;)

    Kristin
    www.dressedandfed.com

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  100. Kendi, you look adorable and I am in love with this outfit. 

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  101. I love this bag! I have a thing for satchel style bags and this one is a perfect girly camera bag!

    www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  102. I always feel weird combining gray/black with black/brown/beige. One of those rules I heard as a child, I guess. You have a way of making me rethink all my wardrobe rules! 

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  103. I truly love that camera bag!

    xo, Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  104. I love how you layered here! That Madewell dress looks great on you, I tried it on and the proportions weren't quite right for my body which made me sad :(

    Strive to Thrive,Nicwww.Thriving-Wives.com

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  105. I know I've said this before, but you are the best!! I love your blog and your commentary beats all! 

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  106. You look gorgeous love it!

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  107. I love those Fossil boots! They are so pretty!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  108. I love how you put your collared button-down under this! I would have never thought to do that.

    xoxo
    Holly
    www.myscuttle.com

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  109. Such a cute look!

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  110. I'll just keep the romance going in my head of the photos being taken on a nature walk ;)
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  111. Love the bag! I've wanted an Ona for quite some time! Also, I really love how you layered the chambray shirt with the dress. I need to try that out sometime! I just posted about my celebration of 1 year of blogging :) Stop by if you have a chance, Kendi! I'd love to know what you think!


    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

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  112. kendra genevieve rose.December 6, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    Wow I love that! It's such a cute bag!

    X

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

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  113. Great boots!

    http://suspironews.blogspot.com/

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  114. i think this is the best outfit you've done!  you look wonderful!  

    kelly from www.twentysixeast.com 

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  115. This outfit is so cute! 

    http://www.tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  116. I love your sense of humor! Cute post. Would love your opinion on my latest outfit post!
    Http://thefluffreport.blogspot.com

    Xo
    Becky

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  117. Hi doll,

    You're rocked a haute look, and Pearls and Peacocks would like to congratulate you. 

    Thanks for inspiring all with your haute style.

    ~Kanae at Pearls and Peacocks
    http://www.pearlsandpeacocks.com/2012/12/bloggers-got-style-too-december-2.html

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  118. Wow, I didn't knw it was a camera bag until I scrolled down to the last pic. Very cute outfit! :)

    http://petit-macaron.blogspot.com.au/

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