Rainy Day Repeat

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I wore this dress and these boots the other day when it was supposed to rain. It did, albeit for about 20 seconds. Today though, today it is really supposed to pour and I will be ready. Ready to sit inside while wearing my boots and watch it rain outside. Because goodness knows I don’t want to get my new rain boots wet. Also, this dress is quite possibly the happiest dress I own therefore I like to wear it. I wonder if there is a theory out there that if you dress happy, you are happy. I am testing that out today.

So since I now know in full that you want to hear about my life, here goes:

We found a new town home down from the shop and are moving in twelve days.
Our one employee at the shop gave her two weeks a week ago.
We are interviewing and training three new people this week.
My sister just had a baby and she is the most precious thing in the world and I want to hold her at all times but I can’t because of life and work and other things that keep me from becoming a retired grandmother who sits in a rocking chair for 8 hours at a time.

Half of our stuff is in storage, we just went through it last night and most of it is crap, broken, or really stinky.
Did I mention we are moving in twelve days?

Now taking volunteers who want to come and help pack so I can go hold that new baby and watch you work. 

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Dress: Bloom (one size left! It sold so quickly in store I couldn’t get it online fast enough.)

Boots: Hunter, Flame

Tote: c/o Jigsaw London

Sunnies: c/o Coach

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PS: My heart goes out to those who were affected in the Oklahoma tornadoes. As a born Okie, much of my family and my heart still live there. I can’t imagine the heartbreak of the families who lost their homes or even children and I know it’s not much, but my thoughts are with you as you recover and rebuild.

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  1. Jhan says:

    THAT dress!! … so cute!

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  2. jentine says:

    I giggled because I was like 'Is Kendi wearing a dinosaur dress?'… which you are not, but you should one day…

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  3. Congratulations on everything! Your new place on Instagram looks gorgeous. Remember to take time to breathe and enjoy all of the new things. πŸ™‚

    Alyssa

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  4. Kendi Lea says:

    Well….a dinosaur dress *is* on my short list for spring. But ya — they look like little brontosaurus's don't they?

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  5. Natali says:

    You look beautiful and I love your dress! Congrats on becoming an auntie πŸ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Joyce says:

    I love that dress! Just one left and not my size.. πŸ™
    And congrats on the niece!

    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  7. Jessica says:

    Didn't know you were a native Okie…another reason you're great!

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  8. lillypea says:

    Bummed about that dress being sold out- as soon as I saw it I thought "my sister in law would love that, I'll buy it for her birthday!"
    Congrats on the niece and the new home!

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  9. Well it doesn't get much cuter than this! Love a good animal print and how fun are those boots?! Congrats on your new place πŸ™‚

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  10. Kate Swanson says:

    Oh my gosh, please continue sharing things about your life because you are so funny and delightful! Hiring/training is so stressful, but babies and giraffe print dresses make the world a beautiful place!

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  11. Julia says:

    What a fun dress for a rainy day! Congrats on becoming an aunt. Good luck on the move… πŸ™‚

    Julia @ http://www.livingoninspiration.com

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  12. Kendi Lea says:

    Haha yep! Born in a realllly small town and spent most of my summers there πŸ™‚

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  13. Kendi Lea says:

    Gahhh I know. I'm going to see if I can re-order though! I'll keep ya'll updated.

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  14. agreed – the whole thing is so happy and cute. it's making me happy just to look at it! πŸ™‚

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  15. Brittney says:

    Take it one step at a time, and even the most overwhelming week will pass. Congrats on the new baby in the family!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  16. Could this outfit BE any cuter?

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  17. KDot says:

    You look great!
    Try not to stress; everything that matters WILL get done. Enjoy your new place (I'd love to see some new house pics sometime)

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  18. TK says:

    Congrats on everything!!!! I have heard that theory and agree with it… if you dress happy then you are happy πŸ™‚

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  19. Elena Drake-Knight says:

    Love the dress and the updates! If I lived in Texas I would most definitely be coming in for an interview at Bloom; you don't need any help in California, do you?

    xx Elena

    http://the20-somethingproject.blogspot.com/

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  20. Good luck with the move! Wish I could help but I'm much too far away~

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/2013/05/currently-obsessed.html

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  21. Rebecca says:

    This is so so cute!!! Your dress and boots are very happy, and so perfect for a spring, rainy day.

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  22. Ashley says:

    Ummm giraffes are my favorite!! πŸ˜€ This dress makes me happy. Also, it's nice to be on a more personal level with you. Congrats on being an auntie! And more congrats on moving πŸ™‚

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  23. Shannon Harrison says:

    Kendi! Can you tell us who the designer is? I need this in my like and Bloom is SOLD OUT!

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  24. UM…I love this! The colors are perfect!
    http://www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

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  25. Cutest dress ever! I absolutely think that dressing in something cheerful makes us feel a little bit happier. And so much going on with you right now! Hope the move goes well. Congrats on your new niece, too! Being an aunt is my favorite thing!

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  26. Lindsay says:

    The best reason to buy hunter boots (I own a pair) is that you are happy every time it rains! I get so excited on rainy days because then I'm justified in wearing my adorable red Hunters!!

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  27. Julie says:

    Agreed with Jessica, didn't know that and that does make you even more awesome πŸ˜‰
    I live about 15 min from Moore and the tornado hit several of our friends homes. We were able to get in there yesterday and implement a pet rescue for some friends who were away on vacation who's home was hit.
    thanks for thinking of us in OK πŸ™‚

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  28. Giedre Krulikas says:

    Those boots are so cute!!! The color is perfectly cheerful and I totally accept your premise that the outfit you're wearing will make you happy. πŸ™‚
    xox
    giedre
    http://www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  29. Brei Delahoussaye says:

    So adorable!

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  30. Jordan says:

    Love love love love x a million your outfit! That dress is so cute and goes perfectly with those rain boots!

    xx

    http://thattallgirlinheels.com

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  31. Caroline L. says:

    It's so great to hear more about your life πŸ™‚ I hope the dressing happy = happier self indeed rings true for you!
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  32. Donna says:

    That dress is TOO cute! Love the subtle animal print!

    Good luck with the move!

    xoDonna
    http://www.soyouagree.com

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  33. This is such a cute outfit! I love the little giraffes.

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  34. Amanda Massie says:

    This dress is absolutely adorable and it is so perfect with those rain boots!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

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  35. KK @BSMMH says:

    LOVE that outfit. Haven't seen Hunter Boots in that color before…I love how it's so bright and cheery for rainy weather! I totally feel happy when I dress happy, so I hope that works for you today. Eeek! Moving stinks, and I feel you girl. Just take it one step at a time and take lots of breaks for ice cream! =)

    http://www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  36. such a sweet look!! good luck with your upcoming adventures!! sounds exciting! x

    dipped in yellow

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  37. Kendi Lea says:

    Hey Shannon — it's from I.Madeline. If you find it online, let me know! I'm trying to see if I can re-order since I can't find it anywhere else πŸ™‚

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  38. Kendi Lea says:

    Oh no! Did you find their pets? Was everything damaged? It's just so sad. That's super nice of you to go and help!

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  39. Chelsea Tubbs says:

    I love the details you shared in this post, woohoo for more Kendi! Good luck on the big move and congratulations on a sweet niece. That dress is so sweet and you've convinced me to go with that color when I invest in my Hunters.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  40. Julie says:

    sorry, I should have said that. Their home was hit pretty bad, but we were able to find their three pets and thankfully they were ok. πŸ™‚

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  41. Jade says:

    What a lovely dress! I do hope you get more in stock, as I'd love to buy it!

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  42. scunningham says:

    It is strange that I wish I could give you a hug? Or come over with a casserole? Yes, that IS strange, I guess.

    *hug* (anyway)

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  43. Ashleigh | Love Stoned says:

    This dress is incredible. I love anything with an animal on it these days. What's that about?! Crushing on your Hunters too πŸ™‚

    xx Ashleigh
    http://www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  44. Megan Maddison says:

    That dress is adorable and love it paired with your pretty coral hunter boots! Great Spring outfit!

    Hugs to you during the next few busy weeks! You'll make it through… πŸ™‚

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  45. This love is SUPER adorable! LOVEEEEE the dress. It's so darling.

    good luck with the move!! Moving is such a pain in the you know what!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  46. Lacey says:

    Hey Kendi,
    I love this whole look. I was wondering where your monogram necklace is from. I reallylike it. Thanks!

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  47. Anca Madalina Baboi says:

    Amazing look, Kendi! I loooove the dress, such a cute print! And it fits you perfectly! I like this shape very much!

    Hugs,

    Mamalina

    http://dresssidestory.blogspot.ro/

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  48. Nikki says:

    That dress is so adorable and it looks fantastic with the boots! Good luck with the move! We moved last summer and it is always a nightmare no matter how prepared you feel!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  49. Tina Kragelund says:

    How great that you have found something new – 12 days Will come and og before you have time to worry. Maybe it will turn out to be just what you needed… There is an old saying "what ever you Think you Can do it or not, you are right". Maybe that goes for dressing happy as well :0) I put on my blue tutu skirt when ever i need to feel extra happy – works like a charm on me and the people around me.
    Wish you all the best with the move – a first step in a new chapter

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  50. Your dress is so cute !!! Love your great blog πŸ˜‰

    http://julesfashionweek.com

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  51. Julia Bradbury says:

    Oh Kendi I'm in love with you, you look really yummy wearing your Rubber Wellingtons, they are such a lovely color and look adorable on your bare legs, I want to pull my Wellingtons on and meet you for coffee.
    Hugs and Kisses
    Julie

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  52. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    That dress looks like the happiest dress on earth! Sometimes when I'm feeling down I always put on my brightest clothes to lift up my spirits!! Congrats on all the exciting changes!!
    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  53. Karen L. says:

    This outfit even made me happy, and I'm not even the one wearing it! πŸ™‚ I love dresses- but dresses with giraffes on it? Get out. Happy, happy!
    P.S. Here's my strategy for feeling less stressed when you have a gazillion things to do in very little time: break it up into do-able, realistic increments each day. You will feel better knowing you have a plan of action and it will all get done on time and you will feel accomplished each night as you check off your day's worth of "to-do's" instead of harried and stressed. (of course, if you don't get them done, that compounds the stress- so get. it. done.)
    And reward yourself with some time for nothing else other than holding a sweet infant in your arms and enjoy every second because they are not tiny for very long πŸ™
    ~Karen
    sewstitchincute.blogspot.com

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  54. MAHL Twirl says:

    Amazing dress and good luck moving!!!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    http://www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  55. Jaclyn says:

    Such a fun outfit! I love the dress and the boots πŸ™‚

    Sounds like you have a busy couple of weeks ahead, I hope they go smoothly and that you get lots of time to cuddle the baby!

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  56. Oh my gosh that dress is so adorable! Moving is the worst, I feel your pain.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  57. Andrea says:

    love lvoe love this!!! and what a tiny little waist!

    http://www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com

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  58. That might be the cutest dress I've ever seen! The print is definitely happy!

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  59. Anne Hill says:

    the print on this dress is amazing!

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  60. Ainslee says:

    I love your hunters and printed dress, so adorable! πŸ™‚

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  61. Giraffes make the cutest dress print ever, just by looking at it makes me smile! Hope you enjoy the rain with a cup of coffee and a nice read.

    Cee. β™₯

    Code Overdressed

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  62. Jen C says:

    Great dress! And I don't know that I've seen that color Hunter boots before – super cute! I didn't realize you were an Okie originally…I hope your friends are family are OK.

    Also, I didn't comment on your big post because I just wasn't sure what to say….but I totally identify with everything you said. I always thought I suffered from depression, which I do a bit, but turns out it's more anxiety than depression (epiphany thanks to my *wonderful* therapist). But they're so similar and both so hard to explain to people who don't have the same experiences. I used to write a lot about that kinda stuff on my blog but shied away from it because I felt like things got a little dark. Your post has encouraged me to open up more about it. I only have a couple followers but just documenting how I feel & the improvements I make is good for ME.

    Thank you for having the courage to post such personal (& meaningful) words to your thousands of followers.

    I hope you see this πŸ™‚

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  63. Oh I've moved so many times that I now keep the boxes my glassware came in just so I'l have a box to move them in without having to wrap each wine glass! Also I've been know to use sheets and towels to wrap breakable like frames and such..It's a job! Hopefully it will all go smoothly for you!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  64. Jennifer says:

    Those boots are the perfect color!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  65. melissa rosenkilde says:

    What an adorable dress Kendi. Wish I had Bloom right down the street!

    http://www.topitoff-mel.blogspot.com

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  66. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I love this outfit. It's so happy and perfect for a dreary rainy day. I believe that rainy days are the best days to wear uplifting colors and fun prints.

    I'm sending you good vibes for your upcoming move.
    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  67. Amber Rathvon says:

    This dress is so adorable, I can totally see why it sold out immediately! You look gorgeous as always, Kendi. =)

    Avec Amber

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  68. Kristin says:

    Cute dress! I love the color of those boots. I have them in black and am kind of regretting not buying a more playful color. Congrats on your new niece! My sister is expecting my niece in July and I'm sure I'll be like you…just want to hold her all day πŸ™‚

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  69. oh my gosh that is the cutest dress ever, it makes me happy seeing you wear it

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  70. ashleigh says:

    That dress is amazeballs!
    -ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  71. This is so cute! The coral hunters are fabulous!

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  72. Christine Robertson says:

    I love the dress! Like for real LOVE. I would so come help pack if I lived in Texas, I actually love packing. It's weird. Alas here I am useless in Canada. Good luck with the move!

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  73. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you look gorgeous! πŸ™‚ adore this dress. congrats on the house! wahoo!

    kw ladies in navy

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  74. EnterKelly says:

    Congrats on the new house! And your outfit just totally rocks πŸ™‚

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  75. Oh. My. Goodness. I adore that dress.

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  76. Georgette says:

    I love this dress! They go so well with the boots!

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  77. Elaine says:

    i love these new posts πŸ™‚

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  78. thank you for mentioning Oklahoma. It has been a sad day here.
    My husband is an expert packer and I wish he could come help!

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  79. Such a cute print, love the colors too!
    xx Allie

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  80. Jamie Weingartner says:

    Kendi, I am a faithful reader and have never commented before. Want to let you know how much I admire your courage in your recent posts . You are a beautiful person inside and out. And this dress you're wearing today is adorable. You look stunning as always:)

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  81. Danielle Wojcik says:

    When I saw the first picture of this dress, I thought, "ooo, I like the cut and colors." When I saw the giraffes, I actually dropped the f bomb. It went something like this: "oooo" skurrrrrrrt (that's the figurative tires screeching to a halt in my brain) "*f bomb* are those giraffes?!"

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  82. Jackie says:

    That dress is INCREDIBLE. No wonder it sold out so quickly.

    I think your theory about feeling happy when you dress happy can be proven correct. I find a direct correlation between how I feel and how I dress. Shopping also makes me happy. New clothes (or boots) are basically key for feeling good on any given day.

    I had a horrible work day on Friday and literally felt like a new person after I bought myself a couple new tops downtown.

    xoxo Jackie
    somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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  83. Erin C says:

    This dress is perfect. I hope you get it back in the shop soon because I absolutely love it.

    Lately I've been trying to change my wardrobe (slowly, because I'm broke) to reflect the fact that I'm becoming more feminine and just plain growing up. I'd love to read more of your thoughts on clothes and their reflection of what you're going through inside in the future. I can say that at my worst times in life (dealing with loss, depression from that) I dressed almost exclusively in dark colors. I wasn't making an emo statement, it just came out that way. I'm trying to work more light blue, light pink, and white into my wardrobe now πŸ˜‰

    And I'll run the shop so you can hold your niece! Those first few months are too precious to miss a moment of possible cuddle time.

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  84. lisdom says:

    Seriously, how cute is this dress!? Hope you're starting to feel better. I've been there and totally understand. Also, prayers for Oklahoma.

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  85. Good luck with the move and all the crazy changes!

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  86. Susan says:

    On my way to help with the move, Kendi! πŸ™‚

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  87. Laura says:

    This is the cutest rainy day outfit I've ever seen!!
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  88. that dress is super cute!!!!

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  89. Laura Whitman says:

    Oh my goodness, that dress is completely adorable – I could see why you couldn't keep it in the store.

    Sounds like you are going through quite a stressful time, so I hope that you get through this with a smile! Enjoy the time holding that baby!

    xoxo,

    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  90. Little Red Book says:

    Love that dress! And I do hope that your family is all well in Oklahoma. Thoughts and prayers…

    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

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  91. nathyness says:

    This is all so exciting, Kendi! I wish you a smooth and easy move.

    P.S. I'd love to work for Bloom if I lived in Texas. Well, not just anywhere in Texas. That wouldn't work, since it's kind of a large state and all. You get the idea.

    -Nathy
    http://earnestyle.blogspot.com/

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  92. Laura says:

    When I saw this outfit I blurted out 'Adorable!'. Congrats on the new member of the family! That is always happy news! Good luck with moving and the new employees.

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  93. Oooh, good luck Kendi! πŸ™‚ Also, whattay outfit! I LUHHHHRVEE your look. Kisses to you + new baby! { http://www.jupiterskye.com }

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  94. Samara says:

    Oh wow! Love this outfit! I wish I could find some rainboots like those, in that gorgeous colour where I live! And that dress! Hope you get more like it in future! Congratulations with your baby niece, she will be one lucky spoilt little girl with you as her Aunt! πŸ˜‰
    So excited for you and your new home! You will be living in the cutest little house! Stinky storage stuff sucks, I dread the day i have to go through the boxes of crap under my mum's house! Sometimes best to just chuck it? In 12 days though – think of all the fun you will have with your new place! New possibilities, new adventures!
    Oh, a tip my sister used when she moved last – she placed all her hanging clothes, hangers and all, into several suitcases so they'd be safe! And at the other end, she could just open up the suitcases and hang them up right away into the new closet! πŸ™‚

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  95. Christine says:

    Love this outfit, you look great!! Take the time to sit and rock your baby niece as much as you can…it will go by so fast and it will calm your soul. Everything.will.fall.in.to.place. Really, it will.

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  96. Vickie Simons says:

    your dress is gorgeous – good luck with the move & hope you get lots of snuggle time with little one πŸ™‚

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  97. Shreya says:

    Giraffes and Hunter boots!Two of my favorite things!

    Happy Moving!

    ~Shreya

    http://fashionbaubles.blogspot.com

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  98. Mica says:

    That dress is beautiful! πŸ™‚

    Good luck with your move, and congratulations on your new niece πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

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  99. Natalia says:

    Looooooooooooove that dress!
    And I'm pretty sure that if you dress happy, you'll be happy.
    Have a nice move! ;p

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  100. Beth says:

    Just got a pair of Hunter boots for Mother's Day! I agree…they do make you happy too and if there is even a chance of a grey cloud in the sky – I wear them ? Happy feet make for Happy girls, right? Just think, in 12 days, you will be in your new place and the baby doesn't care about the boxes…..trust me!!! xxox

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  101. Annie says:

    I didn't know you were a born-Okie. I knew there was a reason I loved you so much. This outfit is outrageously adorable!

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  102. Jill says:

    This outfit is fantastic! It's such a happy outfit and I am so jealous of the dress. It is a very happy dress!!!

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  103. Cathy your Poor Little It Girl says:

    That dress is adorable…how cute is that print!!

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

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  104. Bridget Dierks says:

    I remember moving and having to put a bunch of stuff in storage for a few months while we DIYed a remodel on our current house. By the time I returned to get my stuff, I decided to throw away half of it because I rationalized that if I didn't need it in 4 months, I didn't need it at all! Sometimes i do miss things from that rash decision, though. πŸ™‚

    Great dress. I have always read your blog, but now I want to comment because you're telling us real stuff about your life. Very cool.

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  105. Good luck on your move. It's fun being an aunt. I would like to help you out but I'm really far away (many states away).

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  106. When it rains it pours, doesn't it? Last year, I had two of my staff quit within weeks of each other, and I had just hired a new staff person. Needless to say, I spent months hiring and training people, but I have the best team now. What I'm saying is, things always work out the way they should. There's a silver lining in all of this stuff you have going on, and soon you'll be able to hold your new niece for 10 hours a day!

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  107. denise Stephenson-Cameron says:

    Thank you for opening just a small window into your daily life! Makes me love you even more!!

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  108. This is the most adorable outfit ever. I'm totally in love with this dress and I now want a pair of Hunters in this color! Good luck with your move! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  109. Amy says:

    I definitely believe that wearing happy clothes makes for a happy mood – at least I hope it's true because I do it all the time. Your last few posts have been really brave. I'm a long time reader and first time commenter. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  110. AurΓ©lie FORTUNE says:

    Nice dress, very funny with this shoes!

    kiss

    AurΓ©lie

    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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  111. Sara says:

    So bummed that dress is sold out. It is SO great. I love the print! Good luck with the move– that is one of my least favorite things– but the reward after the move always ends up being worth it!

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  112. Agi Mayer says:

    The dress is so pretty. You look amazing Kendi. Love the dress with the rain boots. Good luck with the move. Moving is hard but it's a great time to de-clutter. Good luck with hiring a new employee. That's always hard as well. When it's all said and done, sit back and have a stiff drink.

    Don't forget to stop by and link up tomorrow on my Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up and enter my stella & dot giveaway.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  113. Sarah H. says:

    Are there seriously giraffes on your dress? That is amazing.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  114. EnvisionPretty says:

    the dress! I neeeed it! Please order more so we can all wear happy giraffes!

    xx! Danielle
    http://www.envisionpretty.blogspot.com

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  115. Nicole Dawson says:

    those boots are to die for!

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  116. Andrea Litsch says:

    This outfit is Perfect!!!! Love that dress+ rainboot combo! So hilarious about your 20 second rain because I can totally relate! I have the proud owner of 2 tall & 1 short pair of hunter boots & they never seem to be given the life they deserve because whenever I think about putting them on it stops raining!!!

    Nordstrom has a beautiful tall yellow pair on sale right now!!

    http://stylishadventures-al.com

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  117. Sincerely Sammie says:

    Are your boots a coral color? They are darling with that dress!

    http://www.sincerelysammie.com/

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  118. If I lived in Texas, I would definitely come help you pack! Sorry, I'm all the way in NY.

    I LOVE your dress and boots. You look adorable and it is most definitely a happy looking dress.

    Congrats on being an aunt and congrats to your sister too!

    All the best,
    ~FringeGirl (thedomesticfringe.com)

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  119. Emily Jenny says:

    Lovely photos! amazing fresh take on Hunter rain boots.

    xo

    Emily Jenny

    Stiletto Beats

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  120. That is the sweetest dress! If I lived in Texas, I'd totally volunteer to help you πŸ˜›

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  121. I love this dress! The print is really pretty…

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  122. Congrats on getting the house πŸ™‚ Love the dress and those boots!

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  123. Sarah Johnson says:

    I absolutely adore the giraffe print. They are by far my favorite animal. I also love the color of those boots!

    05.22.13 · Reply
  124. Andrea Jaramillo says:

    Love the Hunter boots!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

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  125. this is one of my favorite outfits of yours lately! and i'm always a sucker for being matchy matchy, so i love that your boots match the print. best of luck with the move!

    05.22.13 · Reply
  126. love that dress!

    thecorporatecatwalk.blogspot.com

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  127. molly says:

    I'm freaking out. this is the most whimsical rainy day outfit ever. i already have hunters is green but…must. have. coral. XO

    05.22.13 · Reply
  128. Such an adorable dress!! And the perfect picker-upper when it's gloomy and rainy. Absolutely love!

    <3 sarah

    Life by Appointment

    05.23.13 · Reply
  129. lindseyt says:

    Love the dress! Who is the designer?

    05.23.13 · Reply
  130. Kara L says:

    You are such a spirited young woman with real class. Glad I discovered your site.
    http://thescarletthread7.blogspot.com

    05.23.13 · Reply
  131. Mallory says:

    I really thought the dress might have dinosaurs on it. Giraffes are even better.

    05.23.13 · Reply
  132. If I had boots as cute as yours, I'd want it to rain too. πŸ™‚

    Abi

    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

    05.23.13 · Reply
  133. Malena says:
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  134. Haley says:

    I am in love with your dress! Anything that has animals on it, I become completely obsessed with.

    -Haley
    thecookingveggie.blogspot.com

    05.23.13 · Reply
  135. I love this look!

    Method
    Clothe

    05.23.13 · Reply
  136. Danielle Kamens says:

    omg. Hunter boots!! i want a pair soo bad. That outfit is fabulous!

    craft-deee.blogspot.com

    05.23.13 · Reply
  137. Ingrid says:

    Adorei ver esse sorriso lindo no seu rosto foi o que eu mais gostei no seu look!

    O vestido Γ© lindo e ficou perfeito com a bota!

    Beijos

    Ingrid

    05.23.13 · Reply
  138. Fashion Koketi says:

    This is so fricking cute… i can totally see how you are sold out on this dress… simply adorable!

    fashionkoketi.com

    05.24.13 · Reply
  139. Sarah says:

    I seriously had a dream the other night that I had started working for you at Bloom, before I read this post. If I ever leave teaching, and MA, I may be knocking on your door!!!

    Sarah
    smalltownchic.com

    05.24.13 · Reply
  140. Alexandra Ghoman says:

    Love the dress, the personal tid-bits and the fact that we are both moving in a couple of days.My husband and I are moving out of our newlywed apt and into a bigger place. I've decided that moving is the worst. And I have yet to pack a SINGLE box this go round. It sounds like you're doing much better than me:) June 1st is much too soon.

    Alexandra

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  141. Fashionz.co.nz says:

    I love your outfit, Your attires are always spot on! And your shoes are making you more attractive.

    05.24.13 · Reply
  142. Milena Disario says:

    I love the dress!, man, i didn't know bloom has an online store! im so excited πŸ™‚

    milena
    http://www.milenalovesthis.blogspot.com

    05.24.13 · Reply
  143. Deusapps says:

    This outfit is mind blowing.

    iPad developer wanted

    05.25.13 · Reply
  144. Saddy says:

    Perfection!! Giraffe print on a dress is so adorable – who knew?

    05.26.13 · Reply
  145. Nichole says:

    Lovely!

    05.27.13 · Reply
  146. Inspired By The Blog says:

    We love a bold color of Hunters to brighten up any rainy day! So cute!

    http://inspiredbythisblog.com

    05.28.13 · Reply
  147. gina says:

    Oh my, Kendi! I absolutely love this dress and the bright Hunters! What a fun look:-)

    06.03.13 · Reply
  148. YuNYuN says:

    is there any way to have the dress back online anytime soon??
    please *_*

    07.06.13 · Reply
  149. Wendy says:

    Where can I find this dress? I love it!

    07.09.13 · Reply
  150. Summer says:

    I am so sad this dress is gone, anyway it will make a comeback?

    08.17.13 · Reply
  151. Ash~ says:

    Hello! πŸ™‚ I've been looking for this dress for months and I finally found it on your site, however your website is down? Is there any way you will sell this dress again? It is absolutely adorable and I'd LOVE to purchase it.

    08.13.14 · Reply
  152. Amber says:

    HI there! I'm putting together a post on stylish ways to wear Hunter boots for my shoe blog, ShoeperWoman.com, and would love to include this look – hope that's OK with you: let me know if you'd rather not be featured!

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