Mane Interest


I know what you are thinking. Man, does she like to touch her hair. I mean judging from the photos you would think B was in the back yelling “more hair toss! more!” But in all fairness it was very windy that day so we had to play the game of hold hair, wait for wind to calm for 5 seconds, shoot, repeat. This is a fun game because 1 out of every 20 photos is okay. The rest of the photos are reminders that I should never be caught in a wind storm with a camera around because I give dirty face. 

But speaking of hair, my hair is at the length now that if I cut it I will regret it but it’s just not growing as fast as I would like it to (meaning instant) and it’s driving me crazy. So I’ve been trying to switch it up and try a few different styles. Since I suck at braids and anything else that requires motor skills and patience, I tried this tutorial out on The Beauty Department and now I feel like Kate Middleton’s distant, distant cousin related by marriage not by blood who only surfaces when someone in the family wins the lottery and proceeds to ask for a loan. Close enough for me. 


Top: sold out at bloom

Skirt: Similar

Shoes: Similar

Tote: c/o Joie

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  1. Amy Welch says:
    04.22.13 · Reply
  2. Joyce says:

    your hair looks great!! and i didn't even notice you were touching your hair in the two pictures until i read what you typed πŸ™‚ love that green blouse!!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  3. KW&CP says:

    love this combo of prints!

    kw, ladies in navy

    Zara giveaway

    04.22.13 · Reply
  4. Rachelle says:

    Love the print mixing with the purple heels, you look gorge.


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  5. Natali says:

    Gorgeous top and shoes!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  6. sandyalamode says:

    such a cute look! great colors, kendi!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    04.22.13 · Reply
  7. Oh I know this game all too well…and it's one I never win! πŸ™‚ Love the mix of florals & stripes here πŸ™‚

    04.22.13 · Reply
  8. someone told me that i looked like her once and it made my WHOLE LIFE.

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  9. Rebecca says:

    I love it! the pattern looks great with stripes and your hair turned out fantastically!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  10. Loes White says:

    Love this outfit, it's so cute

    04.22.13 · Reply
  11. Supriya P says:

    Loved the mix!! so awesome!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  12. I love this top! And I just started growing my hair back out after a serious chop over a year and a half ago. It's only been 3 weeks since my last trim and I'm already pissed off. Why can't hair grow as fast as the hair on my damn legs? I'd be in heaven!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    04.22.13 · Reply
  13. I tried outdoor pictures Friday evening because it was sunny and the little girl was desperate to play with her new bubble machine. Took a few on the self timer and there seemed to be a gentle breeze whipping my hair across my face the very minute the picture took. Every flipping time! Doh.

    I think you posted this top on Instagram, I'm not surprised it's sold out, it's really lovely.

    04.22.13 · Reply
  14. ashleigh says:

    I thought that top had Mickey mouse on it! I still like it though!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  15. Laura says:

    I think your hair is looking great! I love that top by the way!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  16. What a gorgeous outfit. I love that top, it's SO pretty. And your hair looks so pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    04.22.13 · Reply
  17. I love the shirt from bloom, let us know when we can purchase it again!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  18. Kodi says:

    Totally have played the wind game before, ugh! Your hair looks great in these images!
    grey et al

    04.22.13 · Reply
  19. Hannah says:

    This look is so fresh and effortless. Love the top paired with the stripes. Also, the hair is darling. πŸ™‚

    XO Hannah

    04.22.13 · Reply
  20. Love how you styled this outfit!!! That skirt is the best..

    04.22.13 · Reply
  21. i never know what to wear with skirts so thank you thank you for this! perfect!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  22. sealedwithstyle says:

    Love your print on print… and you work that hair girl! πŸ˜‰
    xo, Meg

    04.22.13 · Reply
  23. Sammy Casey says:

    Hahaha… I love reading your posts.
    Loving that top, too.

    04.22.13 · Reply
  24. jen says:

    love love love that top!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  25. Kate @ The Kate Keeper says:

    I have a striped skirt just like this one that gets so much use these days! I love what you've done here with the pattern mixing.

    04.22.13 · Reply
  26. I love this combination!!!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  27. Julie says:

    hilarious! You crack me up, love the Kate Middleton reference. I suffer the same hair ailment (I live in Oklahoma) and there's always at least one photo of me holding my hair back and no less than 20 of me glaring accusingly at the wind.

    04.22.13 · Reply
  28. Dani says:

    I think your pictures are way cute! And thanks for inspiration on how to style a striped pencil skirt!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  29. andkap says:

    love the skirt. I always struggle with styling that type so your outfit helps!

    xo Andrea

    04.22.13 · Reply
  30. Sincerely Sammie says:

    Love florals and stripes paired together! I was channeling this look on my blog today, too! And I totally get that you had to hold your hair down. I guess mother nature is better than having to buy a wind machine. πŸ˜‰

    04.22.13 · Reply
  31. Haha, I'm terrible in the wind, too. Although I'm usually having to hold down my skirt rather than my hair…
    I love your pattern mixing!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  32. Lovely outfit! I love the pink shoes, great eyecatcher! (:

    04.22.13 · Reply
  33. Anne Hill says:

    haha oh man I'm glad I'm not the only one who completely lacks the motor skills to make a decent braid! love this outfit

    04.22.13 · Reply
  34. I'm at the same point with my hair. Too short for anything fun, too long for an easy wash 'n' go. So far it has been a lot of ponytails, which I know isn't great…but for now, it's all I feel like doing until I can get this hair into a bun or something!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  35. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

    Lovely mixture of prints and colors! Really fun outfit! Hugs!


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  36. Anna says:

    Love this outfit!! Omg, THESE shoes with THAT green – amazing. I am addicted to eyecatching colored shoes contrasting the rest and you seem to be so good at styling such outfits πŸ™‚

    04.22.13 · Reply
  37. MAHL Twirl says:

    The shoes are stunning! totally obsessed with that color!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  38. Salome Maliro says:

    Forever envious of your style

    Quirk and Swirl

    04.22.13 · Reply
  39. Veronica C. says:

    I'm seeing lots of green on people's blogs today! Not only the color or the year but the color of the day. LOL! Anyway, love the shoes and skirt!. LOL at "Kate Middleton's distant cousin by marriage…" HILARIOUS!

    Beauty "Musts" for Spring 2013 – Pretty Girl Rock

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  40. Corinne says:

    I was just thinking that your hair was looking so long! Haha I guess no one's hair grows fast enough for their liking – I'm currently complaining about the exact same thing πŸ™‚

    04.22.13 · Reply
  41. kristian satterlee says:

    Love that top. Growing out hair is hard.

    04.22.13 · Reply
  42. Jules says:

    Adorable! Love the stripes with that pattern. So lovely. I also love the necklace you have on in your welcome photo. I'm wearing one today almost exactly like it. πŸ™‚
    Jules of Canines & Couture

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  43. I love your outfit! Great minds think alike ~ I'm wearing a similar outfit in my blog post today!

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  44. Is this blouse still available at Bloom? I so need it for spring!

    04.22.13 · Reply
  45. Jennifer says:

    These mixed prints are so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    04.23.13 · Reply
  46. Kacie Ellis says:

    I know how you feel…it's been so windy here too!

    I just got a skirt for my store that looks just like the one you have on πŸ™‚

    04.23.13 · Reply
  47. I love that you combine these prints.It's unusual but very stylish.

    04.23.13 · Reply
  48. Max Rose says:

    i am also growing out my hair. it's a painfully slow process…
    regardless, your hair looks lovely!


    04.23.13 · Reply
  49. Michaela says:

    Adore the print and color combo!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  50. tlb12 says:

    Your hair does look good! I've tried sponge rollers but definitely don't get the same effect..,

    Flounces & Hubbub

    04.23.13 · Reply
  51. LOL. Funny narrative as ever, Kendi! πŸ˜€ I come here for the fashion and humor, because both are a killer combo!


    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

    04.23.13 · Reply
  52. Oh.. there always is that one point where the hair just stops growing.. rather grows very slowly and now Ive hit that spot πŸ™ You look lovely!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  53. Beautiful outfit!!!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  54. chioma anosike says:

    you look fabulous as usual, love how you casually tucked that blouse into your fitted skirt, i must try it on the blog πŸ™‚


    C's Evolution of Style

    04.23.13 · Reply
  55. Boardwalks & Boulevards says:

    Love the pattern on your top! And your hair looks pretty…it's a great everyday curl.

    – Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

    04.23.13 · Reply
  56. Mica says:

    Love the printed top with the striped skirt and I really like your hair πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

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  57. Ilana says:

    gorgeous wish I could pull off horizontal stripes xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

    04.23.13 · Reply
  58. Cathy your Poor Little It Girl says:

    Love the stripes with the green printed top…so fun!!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  59. Chelsea Tubbs says:

    I love the mix of stripes and floral Kendi! You (and your hair) look great.

    Chelsea & The City

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  60. Agi Mayer says:

    Love this outfit. The mix of prints is so pretty!!!

    Don't forget to enter my stella & dot giveaway and join me this thursday April 25 for my link up.


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  61. Kristen says:

    Love that top! Where else could I get it?!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  62. Kaitlin Charles says:

    I love your blog as much for your writing as I do for the fashion!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  63. Love that top!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  64. I recently stumbled upon your blog and I am in love with your style and your witty blurbs. The pale suede pumps look great with your outfit. Keep up the fab work!

    04.23.13 · Reply
  65. Josephine says:

    I LOVE that skirt! Gorgeous outfit.

    <3 Josephine

    04.23.13 · Reply
  66. Ashley says:

    This whole outfit is beautiful and so are you!! I love the mix of prints and this color on you πŸ™‚ Also, please give me that bag!!

    xo Ashley

    04.23.13 · Reply
  67. Been eyeing that skirt at Madewell!! LOVE IT!!!

    04.24.13 · Reply
  68. Carmen says:

    Beautiful outfit! Love the combination of floral and stripes!

    04.24.13 · Reply
  69. Kristen Honey says:

    My hair is the same length and I'm with you! Too long to cut shorter but not long enough. Love the Kate hair and outfit πŸ™‚

    04.25.13 · Reply
  70. Jana says:

    What type of shampoo and conditioner do you use?

    04.26.13 · Reply