So Little Time

posted on: 6/27/2013

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I'll have to make this quick as possible since I'm running about an hour behind this morning. How does this happen? Oh that's right because I didn't get up until an hour past I was supposed to. That's how that happens. Time waits for no snooze button. 

So pretty much today will consist of re-merchandising the whole store and getting ready for the party tonight and possibly a shower. Merchandising is my favorite thing about the store. I didn't realize this when we opened, but that and buying (no surprise there) are my two favorite things. If you've never been to the store, basically I try to merchandise by color stories, so that everything makes sense to your eye as soon as you walk in. It's like a huge mosaic puzzle to put together when I start, but I love a good challenge. My monthly routine for merchandising is very specific: iced coffee, a certain Taylor Swift Pandora channel and complete concentration. It's a creative process, ok?

Also, it's supposed to be 106 today. That shower just moved up on the priority list. 

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Top: J.Crew Factory
Skirt: Bloom
Wedges: J.Crew Factory
Clutch: c/o ever+mi crush
Bracelet: c/o Wanderlust + Co

70 comments:

  1. wishing you a successful party! wish i could be there!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  2. pretty little thingsJune 27, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    love this classic yet casual look. You look fab as always kendi! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  3. For waking up late and throwing yourself together I have to say you look pretty fabulous. Listening to you talk about merchandising makes me envious of your plans today. Sounds like fun! Enjoy!


    Brandy J | www.prettyplainjanes.com

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  4. I wish I lived nearby to attend tonight's event at Bloom! God Speed with all you need to do to prepare. btw- your outfit is adorbs. simple, classic, effortless and completely put together!

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  5. Simple yet oh so chic. Love your clutch!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. ADORE this look Kendi! I am rocking a similar outfit today in my style post and was so giddy to see us twining! XOXO


    leelala.net

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  7. The picture you Instagrammed might be one of my favourites of you!

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  8. The outfit looks perfect for a hot day... And buying and putting together a huge puzzle sounds fun!

    Joyce
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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  9. So chic and cool!

    With love
    Elisa - My Fantabulous World

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  10. I love wearing button downs with skirts like this! PS has anyone ever told you that you have great legs? I'm sure they have - but I thought you should hear it again.


    xo Jackie

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  11. Ok. Can you model that hot pink open back dress on Bloom's website? I love it but I cant tell how short it is or how formal it looks from the front view. And its not clear whether its a very summery fun dress or a more revealing cocktail party type dress. Would LOVE to see it sometime.

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  12. bahaha, I love the monthly creative process routine. I totally identify with the love for guilty pleasure Pandora stations, coffee and organizing. My house is an utter wreck, but open my closet and it's all neatly arranged by color. Priorities.

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  13. Love the outfit on you, and that clutch is gorgeous

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  14. Merchandising sounds like it'd be my favorite too. Plus, iced coffee and jamming out to some sweet tunes makes everything more fun. Living the dream.

    http://currenttempo.blogspot.com

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  15. Sounds like so much fun, oddly enough. Love your outfit today! Gorgeous.

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  16. I feel like the tone of that last post was more demanding than I intended. :) pretty please...

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  17. This is such a lovely, easy summer look!

    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  18. The first time I saw those shoes, I was like, "Those are cute." Then, you've worn them with all kinds of outfits. Now I think, "I shoes like that. They go with everything, and surely must be comfortable." #shoeenvy haha!

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  19. I've been following your blog for awhile now and somehow I didn't know that you were a buyer! cute pieces! (:

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  20. Fabulous clutch and shirt! You look stunning!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  21. what a gorgeous skirt! i am loving this combination.

    kw ladies in navy

    $50 anthropologie giveaway!

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  22. How about possibly a shower or two? I usually end up showering twice a day in this yucky summer Miami heat!

    I saw a store on Miracle Mile (Downtown Coral Gables, one of the oldest, prettiest areas of Miami) called "Bloom" and I swear it had the same font as your Bloom. Do you have anything to do with this, or is it a coincidence? I figure it's a coincidence, but the font part really had me thinking there!

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

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  23. You crack me up! Enjoy your shower! :D Going into Bloom is now on my list of things to do before I die. :)

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  24. Lol you are too funny, you look fresh and summery.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  25. Looking adorable. This is the perfect casual summer outfit. Also-has anyone ever told you that you look like Katie Holmes?

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  26. I really hope to be able to visit your store someday! It looks wonderful, and you've done such a great job with it. Love this outfit too!
    Christy
    Sunny with A Side of...

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  27. always so chic. love the shirt!

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  28. I love the top and clutch. When I worked retail, I was the merchandising manager. I absolutely loved it. So, I know exactly what you mean. When I had to redo the floor, I'd come in extra early with my huge coffee, put on some smooth jazz and get to work. It's like your "art" is displayed for everyone who walks into the store to see (^_^)

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  29. Such a simple and chic outfit!

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  30. That skirt is adorable! Great outfit. Good luck getting everything done today (especially in the heat)


    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  31. I would love to see photos of your shop sometime!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  32. I love your outfit!. You look so gorgeous!.

    And I love your bun!. It’s very pretty and elegant!. You look so cute with it!. It suits you so well!.

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  33. 106 degrees? Oh my goodness!! Looks like I'm staying indoors... but this outfit is amazing! I love pairing white with pale shades of blue.. and the nude shoe is a classic touch. All gorgeous pieces put together beautifully!!

    Madebygirl.blogspot.com

    MadeByGirl.com

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  34. In my dreamy state I think that time will not pass when I hit snooze. I always need a little more time to wake up but think it will still be 7:15 when I am ready to wake up. I always snooze at least five times so I clearly have a problem.

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  35. I love your topknot! Looks perfect for a 106 degree weather day. =)

    P.S. I'm running a giveaway this week! Two beautiful Stella & Dot pieces of jewelry! Be sure to visit http://www.avecamber.blogspot.comand enter. =)

    Amber

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  36. That SKIRT! This outfit screams summer perfection. Nicely done :-)

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  37. love your outfit!

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  38. 106? HECK NO! I would seriously just be laying in bed moaning that I can't do anything. Also, that skirt. WANT IT!


    www.theadoredlife.com

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  39. Love your skirt!! I bet I would like merchandising too, big puzzles are my favorite.



    Kristina does the Internets

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  40. I love the muted tones of this look!! Have fun merchandising, that kind of sounds intriguing!


    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  41. Love the look! I would love to see the store! Ever thought of blogging about the store and how you merchandise?
    http://akstylemyway.blogspot.com/

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  42. Love the white and striped top! So fresh and summery :)


    xo, Ainslee


    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  43. footnotes and findsJune 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    love this look! very classic :)


    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

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  44. don't even get me started about so little time! I have a dissertation to write and june is almost over and it's due in august! But at least you have so little time in cute clothes.


    www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  45. Do you fake tan or is that a natural glow?

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  46. Chic combo with the blouse & the skirt!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  47. Love this look! And isn't it funny that some days the "last minute throw this together" look is simply some of our best looks!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  48. 106 is crazy. I did a little hit of merchandising when I worked for a local boutique up here and it was fun! I can see why you like it! You look beautiful!

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  49. What a fun look! And your remerchandising day sounds amazingly fun! Saw the results on instagram and it looks great! Hope your party is a great success tonight!

    Love the beach to streets idea - so necessary for days at the beach!

    Trendy Mondays - your online destination for Indie European designs.

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  50. Nice outfit, I like the stripes with the eyelet skirt! :)

    Good luck with merchandising the store and with your party later! :)

    Away From Blue

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  51. This looks so pretty and makes me very envious of your Summer. You lucky thing.

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  52. What a cute summer look!!

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  53. That clutch is the perfect piece to this look!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

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  54. Right on for creating a good creative juju atmosphere :)

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  55. You rock the messy bun!

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  56. so simple yet so stunning :)

    http://jessielovesjake.blogspot.co.nz/

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  57. I absolutely love this outfit. Perfect, effortless, so put together. you look amazing. Love the top knot too.
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  58. chelseaandthecityJune 28, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    106... ouch! You look so gorgeous Kendi. I'm sure merchandising your own store is the best. I worked for bebe and merchandised there and it was a blast but I'd love to have full creative control over my own place. Fun!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  59. Great outfit Kendi. The sun is finally shinning here. Have a great day and enjoy the merchandising.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  60. Roanna FernandesJune 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Simple times call for simple measures! Completely pleasing on the eyes, this! :-)

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  61. Love this look, can't wait until I am outta maternity gear and into stuff like this!

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  62. I'm obsessed with the "Rae"!! So adorable. Must have

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  63. I work for Madewell, and when we re-merchandise the store, we are fans of the NSYNC station. Lots of 90s goodness!

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  64. Oh my gosh, this might be one of my favorite outfits of yours as of late. It's so simple, but classy and gorgeous. You look so beautiful! I think I would love merchandising as well - I'm all about categorizing and making things look great and make sense :)

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  65. Rachel HoneysuckelleJune 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    106? Bleh! Anything over 80 degrees is too hot in my world lol (I don't spend a lot of time outside on the really hot days). You look stunning and sophisticated as you always do, I have been on the tireless search to find a great pinstripe button up top but rarely do button up tops fit me.... le sigh. Stay cool in this weather!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  66. Nice outfit! Love the clutch ♥

    http://www.cleaning-chelsea.com/end-of-tenancy-cleaning.html

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  67. Lovely outfit! That shirt looks like one I own, that I wear CONSTANTLY.

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