I wore this last Wednesday.

posted on: 5/31/2012

{Blouse: Similar | Similar Jeans: Target or J.Crew }

You know what's cruel? Posting old photos of a good hair day on a day that you aren't having a good hair day. It's a reminder of what could have been. Sigh.

This post was about to become an ode to mint jeans, but as I was looking at these photos I realized that these "ankle-cut jeans" don't actually hit my ankles. I'm eye-balling it but that's a good 3 inches up from my ankles, which makes them "cankle-cut jeans". I'm not sure I would have bought them had I noticed the word 'cankle' on the tag. But on the other hand, I have mint colored jeans so that trumps overly long ankles any day. 

JewelMint Giveaway!

posted on: 5/30/2012

Accessories are a girl’s best friend is my motto. (Well, accessories and red suede pumps.) So I jumped at the chance to have a giveaway this week with JewelMint. One lucky winner will win their favorite piece from JewelMint. All you have to do is:

2. Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite piece from the JewelMint collection!

Giveaway is open from now until Monday, June 4th. Open to U.S. and Canadian readers only. Check back next week to see if you are the winner! If you can't wait until then, when you click through this link, you receive 20% off your first order!

My favorite pieces that I’m wearing are the Gypsy Queen earrings, Heavy Metal necklace, and the Wild Thorn Bracelet. My dress is from Bloom
Winner of last week's giveaway is...

Congrats, Maria B! Email me :)

Weekend Wear

posted on: 5/28/2012

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{Top: Similar | Cardigan: Zara | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Wedges: Similar | Clutch: Target}

This cardigan jacket thingy is kind of like a cape I've decided. I've yet to figure out my super power, but when I do I have a cape and it's an appropriate shade of coral. Taking outfit photos isn't a crime-fighting talent yet, is it? I didn't think so.

Thank you to all who serves or has served our country! We wouldn't have this day without you. Hope everyone's had a great Memorial Day weekend. 

Short Story

posted on: 5/25/2012

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{Top: Bloom | Shorts: Gap | Shoes: UO | Bag: Brahmin - Elisa}

I'm pretty sure from the back it looks like I'm not wearing any shorts. Which what exactly my plan. I wanted people to see the front of my outfit anyways, so maybe they will just to see if this is only a shirt. And then out of pure relief maybe they will tell me I look cute today. Mission accomplished. 

Hope everyone has a fun and long weekend planned for Memorial Day. See ya Monday. Or Tuesday...we'll see how it goes ;)

Feelings and Stuff

posted on: 5/24/2012

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{Dress: Shop Mamie | Jacket: Similar or Similar | Sandals: Target | Bag: Target}

These photos were taken before I had time to tell my face to wake up. So don't judge ol' sleepy eyes over here. Sometimes waking up is hard to do. A black maxi dress is surprisingly harder to style up than one would imagine. I wanted to wear color but any color I put with this just looked harsh. So I went with my 'I just got back from a market while on vacation in Mexico" accessories. Don't act like you don't categorize your jewelry and purses by made up situations, too.

Thank you for you kind words on yesterday's post! You guys are just so nice. Honestly, I'm a very private person so I don't usually like to open up much of my life online. I realize this is awkward because I take photos of my outfits and post them everywhere. But it's true. I'm that sneaky kind of private, too which means you never quite notice how private I am. I can keep a conversation going for hours with someone because we constantly talk about them. That's what I do. I ask more questions before they are even done with the last answer. So opening up and sharing and getting all kumbaya with you guys was a bit of a stretch for me. So thanks for the sweet words and internet love. 
*group hug*

Now who wants to come over here, sing camp songs and eat smores while we talk about your feelings? Anyone? 

Win a $75 Gift Card to Ruche!

This week you have a chance to win a $75 gift card to Ruche! (How cute is their newest lookbook, right?) All you have to do is: 

1. Visit Ruche and pick out your favorite piece.
2. Leave a comment below with your name and your favorite item. 
3. Gain a bonus entry by "liking" their Facebook page! (If you've already 'liked' it, just let me know!)

That's it! Check back next week to see if you are the winner. Giveaway open to all readers and until Monday, May 28th at 10 pm. 


Winner of last week's Shabby Apple giveaway is....

Congrats, Lauren! Email me to claim your gift card!

A Day in The Life

posted on: 5/23/2012

The other day I read a comment that asked me what I did and how I was able to wear some of the things I did. It first made me think -- have I been wearing short skirts again? and then it made me shake my head at myself -- I haven't really been sharing my life with you guys. So for those of you who always wondered, 'what in the world does this girl do all day?' I'll fill in the blanks for you. 

My Day Job // Bloom
Typically I'm up at Bloom every day of the week. (For those new here, Bloom is the little boutique I opened last September in downtown McKinney.) Oh, the stories I collect from day to day-- that could be a blog in and of itself.

After being open for 8 months (to the day!), I think that I'm finally finding a balance of keeping the shop, being a boss and trying to keep with my blog. You'd think taking outfit photos is a no brainer, but sometimes I get so distracted that I don't even open my laptop that day. Don't get me wrong -- I'm still juggling as much as I can and by juggling I mean I throw the balls up in the air and distract you while they all fall to the ground. I've never been good with my hands.  I still get all Kathleen Kelly when I sweep the store or clean the windows. I'm thinking twinkle lights for Christmas this year, too. 

 This week we launched a new collection for the online side of Bloom! 
And yes I modeled for my own store, mainly because I'm the cheapest talent I could find on Craigslist.

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My Weekend Job // Photographers Skeen
The past few weekends we've been shooting weddings non-stop. Not with guns, mind you as we are not like that. But we shoot weddings as photographers. I am my husband's right hand lady when it comes to photography. My husband has been shooting weddings for about 3 years now and I've been on board with him for about one year. 

(I actually took those. Hard to believe right? Ok except the first one. B took that.)

Everything in Between
Honestly a lot of my life is lived out on Instagram. I feel part cool, part lame for saying that but it's true. You want to know about things I eat? Instagram. Things you never care to know about me? Instagram. More self portraits than should be legally allowed? Instagram.

You can find me on the Insta as @KendiEveryday. I like to keep things simple.

And no life recap post would be complete without Hart of Dixie. Every night there is a fine balance of wine, television and Sour Patch Kids to create just the perfect evening. Also, it is my goal in life to be the 5'9" version of Dr. Zoe Hart. 

And that is my life in a blog post. I'm going to go take a nap now.

On Trend

posted on: 5/22/2012

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{Tee: Anthro | Skirt: Same or Similar | Sandals: Blowfish Shoes }

I'm wearing a lot of trends right now. Ombre, stripes, maxi skirt. For when you can't pick just one, right? 

My hair looks kind of long in the last picture. I didn't realize that the growing out stage would happen so quickly. I don't remember it growing this quickly the last time I cut it off a few years back. Fact: hair grows more when you forget about it. To cut again or let it grow? That is the question. 

Weekend Wear

posted on: 5/21/2012

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{Dress: c/o Lilly Pulitzer | Shirt: Similar | Shoes: c/o Blowfish | Sunnies: Target}

I feel a little guilty for posting a weekend outfit at nearly the end of the day on Monday. Talk about bad timing. It's just going to remind you that we still have 4 more days until the weekend. I apologize for any bitter feelings you might harbor for me now. 

I want you to imagine that I did something really fun and weekend-y in this outfit†. Like that I went to a farmer's market, or out to brunch with friends. Or maybe I was on a boat all weekend long (with 150 spf which is why my legs are still pale). Because the most exciting thing I did in this outfit was take a nap and work up at the shop. Although weekend's at the shop are exhilarating. I heard a lady say that downtown McKinney was like a smaller version of New York. I agree -- New York and McKinney both have people and crosswalks. Pretty much the same place, if you ask me. 


posted on: 5/18/2012

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{Tank: Similar | Jeans: Gap | Purse: Brahmin | Wedges: Similar}
This has been the longest shortest week ever. I can't even explain that last sentence.
Thank goodness it's Friday. Can I get an amen?
We are about to be in the it's really hot time of the year here in Texas. AKA the time of year that I feel ridiculous wearing scarves and blazers but I do it anyways. I'll just sweat it out for the sake of fashion. I am not above that.

Sail Away

posted on: 5/17/2012

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{Dress: Questhaven | Blazer: Similar | Bag: Brahmin (Elisa) | Necklace: Acanthus}

I'm going to be honest -- the closest I've been to a sail boat is when B and I took the ferry to see Alcatraz on our honeymoon. (That's right, what's up romance?) So my classy level stays at about a 2, but I do feel like I could kick it in Nantucket with this cute little dress. As long as I keep my mouth shut, that is. 

Can I just throw something out there? My hair does look good today. IN THESE PHOTOS. It does not look like this in real life. You hear me? Real life hair not dreamy; magic camera make hair dreamy. That's all.