Downtown Dates

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Since summer began, it seems that every night wants to be date night. The thing about summer is though that casual is key. Date nights don’t have to involve me dressing to the nines, I can through on a cute tee or shorts and we are out the door. (I really hope that’s summer as casual time is universal and not just me being lazy). Now don’t get me wrong I’m not going out in my sweats, but I’ve noticed lately I’ve just been reaching for shorts, a tee and flats more than a dress and heels. Then it hit me — why don’t I just blog a few casual date night outfits? And then I thought why don’t I blog about the cute places we go in downtown McKinney on our date nights while wearing those outfits? Two birds, one blog post. Done.
We are pretty much spoiled now because any night we deem date night we are just a 5 minute walk to downtown where the best restaurants in town are. (And that is a slow walk. If we were really excited about it, I bet we could make it in 3 minutes.) Β Here are a few of my favorite casual dates + outfits:

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Sometimes after dinner at the house on a Friday night we walk our dog downtown and get gelato at Pacuigo. So simple, but so nice. I told B the other day the good thing is that there is a gelato shop minutes from our house. The bad news is that there is a gelato shop minutes from our house. Please note that I’m wearing drawstring shorts — this is key for indulgence and hiding it well.
{tee: j.crewΒ | shorts: old navy | shoes: here orΒ similar | purse: c/o brahmin}

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Another good/bad thing near our house and on the square is Landon Winery. We come here a lot. Too much? Is there such a thing as too much wine? I’m still researching that answer. I try to look nice but comfortable since we like to sit on the patio. It is the perfect evening though — live music, good wine, fantastic people watching. Sometimes B and I forget to talk to each other because we are both zoned out watching strangers pass. Isn’t that the most romantic date you’ve ever heard of?
{ sweater: old navy | shorts: old navy | sandals: similar | tote: madewell }

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My very favorite as of late is Cadillac Pizza. Pizza and beer spell love to us. I typically just throw on a cute tee with jeans and wedges and head to this little dive. Wedges are a close relative to heels, but not as pretentious. Also this little graphic tee is about as edgy as I get.{tee: old navy | jeans: gap | wedges: similar | purse: cynthia vincent }

Can we all agree casual dates are the best dates? And since I realize the majority of you aren’t my backyard neighbors, let’s just say that if you ever make the trek to McKinney and after you stop by bloom (wink), you really should stay for dinner or at least for gelato. There’s always time for wine and gelato.

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  1. ZipStyle says:

    My favorite is the last one love the jeans and tee. So simple but chic.

    http://zipstyleseattle.com

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  2. Natali says:

    Super pretty outfits, esp. the 1st one! πŸ™‚

    https://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Julie says:

    love them all, but I think my favorite is the last one. It could have something to do with the fact that you mentioned beer and pizza in that one.

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  4. Kimberly says:

    These are all great casual looks – loving that last tee…so fun! πŸ™‚

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  5. Diana Buchanan says:

    I agree, every night should be date night! Your post makes me think that we are way overdue for a McKinney visit. Love it!

    http://www.fromragstonorthrich.blogspot.com

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  6. McKinney is so dang cute! I love all those casual outfits. They are so perfect for a Friday or Saturday date night.

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  7. Micky says:

    Sooo cute! If you don’t mind me asking, which font are you using? Love it almost as much as your outfits! πŸ™‚

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      KG hard candy striped is the name of the font! I can’t remember where I downloaded it from but i bet if you google it you can locate it!

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      • Micky says:

        You are a darling! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Loving those white linen shorts!

    xoxo
    Lacey πŸ™‚
    http://alaceyprespective.com

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  9. Danielle Nordahl says:

    I’m loving these outfits! Cute drawstring shorts have been a must have for me, nothing says summer casual quite like it.

    P.S. Your hair is gorgeous!

    xo,
    Danie

    http://www.danienordahl.com

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  10. Katie says:

    I have loved that striped linen T everywhere I’ve seen it – on you, on Franish, I think one other blogger has it… it is everywhere for a reason. Super cute!

    07.30.13 · Reply
  11. Megan Maddison says:

    Great date ideas and all three outfits are adorable!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  12. We’re also lucky enough to live super close to town at the moment. Our favourite sushi place has had a 50% off winter special for the last 3 months and we went there impulsively very very often.

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  13. Ffion Thomas says:

    Love the square!! Wish I lived closer to it (in Allen) but all those places are the best! Love your outfits. πŸ™‚

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  14. pretty little things says:

    sounds like some great date nights! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  15. ashleigh says:

    I love the lariat necklace you are wearing in the last look. All of these are perfect for a summer night out.

    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  16. Kayla says:

    These are some great casual looks! I’m loving the necklace + striped shirt combo πŸ™‚

    xx
    Kayla @ Style Vancity

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  17. PearShapedGirl says:

    So cute! Love all the outfits and the theme. Great idea!

    – Katie (http://pearshapedgirl.com)

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  18. rhiannon says:

    you look so adorable! love these looks on you.

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  19. Such cute looks- love that LA shirt with the jeans and wedges!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  20. Kristen Honey says:

    Thank you for doing some cute caual looks!!! Its hard to find outfits sometimes that are both. I will definitely be recreating these. I think my fav is the LA tee and jeans:)

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  21. Catherine says:

    The link for the shoes in the second outfit is missing (those cute light brown leather sandals). Could you update? Would love to get my hands on something similar.

    07.30.13 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      Catherine — they are Swagger by BC Shoes. Everywhere I look they are sold out and I couldn’t find a similar this morning but I’m on the hunt for some similar ones to link tonight!

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  22. Molly {Dreams in hD} says:

    lovely photos kendi!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

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  23. Mj Rdn says:

    you’re so sweet! con geleato , senza gelato πŸ™‚ nice outfit..very wearable for me, http://underthestarsandsun.blogspot.com/

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  24. Erin Brown says:

    Loving these date night looks!

    XO,

    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  25. Amanda says:

    The RIGHT way to do a sponsored post. Good job Kendi! Love all of these outfits!

    Amanda
    http://www.thesequinedspaniel.com

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  26. FabEllis says:

    Great photos! You look lovely and the wedges are too cute in the last photos.

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  27. Addison says:

    Thank you for being real! I LOVE this post because it’s real, and I’m in love with casual summer date nights. I too find myself reaching for shorts and t’s almost every day this summer and I was starting feel like maybe I’m just being lazy and frumpy (especially as I read all these other fashion blogs), but I’m glad to see this post feature the casualness of summer in such a cool way!

    Oh and most times on our date nights, we forget to talk too, so busy people watching.

    http://sweetteasweetnchic.blogspot.com

    07.30.13 · Reply
  28. Allison says:

    I love the first look of white shorts and striped tee. Yes it is simple but it looks great on you!

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  29. Rebecca says:

    All of these outfits are so absolutely fabulous! casual and perfect for summer. I especially like the first one, the striped shirt and white shorts look beautiful.

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  30. Gwendolyn says:

    Love this post! As a stay at home mom of two shorts, a tee, and flats is pretty much my summer uniform! That is, if I actually get dressed that day. πŸ™‚

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  31. Sarah says:

    Gelato is amazing. This post has reminded me of that.

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  32. tanja says:

    i love your first outfit…
    and the town where you live looks cute

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  33. melissa rosenkilde says:

    Love all the casual looks Kendi, I have noticed myself reaching for shorts this year more than ever!

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

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  34. Faith says:

    i adore your style!

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  35. Tiffany says:

    gelato and wine within blocks! So jealous! Your outfits are all perfect for outdoor date nights with the hubs!!

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  36. I totally agree that every night in the summer seems like date night. Your outfits are adorable as usual!

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  37. I love every single look Kendi and these sound like the perfect casual date spots… I’ve been saying this all Summer but I really need to institute date nights with my beau ASAP!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  38. Berty Morales says:

    Very lovely post, and I have to agree with you. This is why I love summer so much because me and my honey we have date nights like always every night. You look amazing and I love every single one of your look.

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  39. Shannon says:

    Loving the stripped tee in the first look!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

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  40. Candice says:

    Seriously that first outfit is perfection. The stripes the white the neon flats everything!!

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  41. I’m obsessed with your last outfit! I need that t-shirt ASAP!

    http://www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  42. Short and Sweet Blog says:

    Such cute outfits…hard to pick a favorite…love how casual and chic they all are!

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  43. alicebarton says:

    love outfit number one, perfect for warm summer days! xx

    Alice Barton β™₯ TheMowWay

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  44. Abby says:

    Summer in Texas necessitates as little clothing as possible, so shorts and tees are my go-to choices as well. Casual summer is definitely not only you!
    xx Abby http://www.ageektragedy.net

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  45. Amanda says:

    So in love with this post and concept! You are adorable!

    Xo, Amanda
    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

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  46. Love all of your outfits for your dates. Simple yet super cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  47. Margo says:

    Nope- you’re not alone in that- I love casual summer date nights! I’m even thinking of carrying that concept over into fall…

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  48. i just noticed that sweater color is called peach gelato πŸ™‚

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      what?! That is so funny — I didn’t even realize that!

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  49. Marissa says:

    Are your jeans navy or the true black?

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      mine are true black — I think the photo just makes them look navy πŸ™‚

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  50. ZipStyle says:

    My favorite is the last one love the jeans and tee. So simple but chic.

    http://zipstyleseattle.com

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  51. Natali says:

    Super pretty outfits, esp. the 1st one! πŸ™‚

    https://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  52. Julie says:

    love them all, but I think my favorite is the last one. It could have something to do with the fact that you mentioned beer and pizza in that one.

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  53. I love the faded look of the jeans I really need ot snag a pair!

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  54. Kimberly says:

    These are all great casual looks – loving that last tee…so fun! πŸ™‚

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  55. I love seeing the casual looks too- and you are too cute!!

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  56. Diana Buchanan says:

    I agree, every night should be date night! Your post makes me think that we are way overdue for a McKinney visit. Love it!

    http://www.fromragstonorthrich.blogspot.com

    07.30.13 · Reply
  57. McKinney is so dang cute! I love all those casual outfits. They are so perfect for a Friday or Saturday date night.

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  58. Micky says:

    Sooo cute! If you don't mind me asking, which font are you using? Love it almost as much as your outfits! πŸ™‚

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  59. There’s a Paciugo near me too and I loooove it, the drawstrings are definitely necessary πŸ˜‰

    Kristina does the Internets

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  60. Lacey Maffettone says:

    Loving those white linen shorts!

    xoxo
    Lacey πŸ™‚
    http://alaceyprespective.com

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  61. Kendi Lea says:

    KG hard candy striped is the name of the font! I can't remember where I downloaded it from but i bet if you google it you can locate it!

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  62. Danielle Nordahl says:

    I'm loving these outfits! Cute drawstring shorts have been a must have for me, nothing says summer casual quite like it.

    P.S. Your hair is gorgeous!

    xo,
    Danie

    http://www.danienordahl.com

    07.30.13 · Reply
  63. Katie says:

    I have loved that striped linen T everywhere I've seen it – on you, on Franish, I think one other blogger has it… it is everywhere for a reason. Super cute!

    07.30.13 · Reply
  64. Megan Maddison says:

    Great date ideas and all three outfits are adorable!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  65. Micky says:

    You are a darling! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!

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  66. Natasha says:

    We're also lucky enough to live super close to town at the moment. Our favourite sushi place has had a 50% off winter special for the last 3 months and we went there impulsively very very often.

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  67. Jasmine says:

    Summer is all about relaxed date looks!!!! Love all of them…the one featuring the drawstring shorts is my favorite πŸ™‚

    -Jasmine
    http://huesnviews.com/

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  68. Ffion Thomas says:

    Love the square!! Wish I lived closer to it (in Allen) but all those places are the best! Love your outfits. πŸ™‚

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  69. Liz says:

    i love how effortless you look! great photos are always!

    http://oyouclassy.com

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  70. Lovely looks! Love the Brahmin bag πŸ™‚

    http://pslilyboutique.com

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  71. pretty little things says:

    sounds like some great date nights! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  72. ashleigh says:

    I love the lariat necklace you are wearing in the last look. All of these are perfect for a summer night out.

    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

    07.30.13 · Reply
  73. Kayla says:

    These are some great casual looks! I'm loving the necklace + striped shirt combo πŸ™‚

    xx
    Kayla @ Style Vancity

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  74. PearShapedGirl says:

    So cute! Love all the outfits and the theme. Great idea!

    – Katie (http://pearshapedgirl.com)

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  75. rhiannon says:

    you look so adorable! love these looks on you.

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  76. Peyton Simms says:

    Love these little looks!! Especially the neon shoes and matching bag!!

    xo
    http://www.alluredevieblog.com

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  77. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    Such cute looks- love that LA shirt with the jeans and wedges!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  78. Ashley says:

    These are my favorite kinds of date nights πŸ™‚ They DO get more romantic! When I’m with my man and we feel like best friends, and we’re just having fun, those are my favorite days. The gelato outfit is the best!

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  79. Kristen Honey says:

    Thank you for doing some cute looks!!! Its hard to find outfits sometimes that are both. I will definitely be recreating these looks. I think my fav is the LA tee and jeans:)

    07.30.13 · Reply
  80. Catherine says:

    The link for the shoes in the second outfit is missing (those cute light brown leather sandals). Could you update? Would love to get my hands on something similar.

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  81. Molly {Dreams in hD} says:

    lovely photos kendi!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

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  82. Hope Howland says:

    Ahh.. yes.. this is perfection date nigh looks! Love them all!

    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  83. Mj Rdn says:

    you're so sweet! con geleato , senza gelato πŸ™‚ nice outfit..very wearable for me, http://underthestarsandsun.blogspot.com/

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  84. Erin Brown says:

    Loving these date night looks!

    XO,

    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  85. Amanda says:

    The RIGHT way to do a sponsored post. Good job Kendi! Love all of these outfits!

    Amanda
    http://www.thesequinedspaniel.com

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  86. FabEllis says:

    Great photos! You look lovely and the wedges are too cute in the last photos.

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  87. Addison says:

    Thank you for being real! I LOVE this post because it's real, and I'm in love with casual summer date nights. I too find myself reaching for shorts and t's almost every day this summer and I was starting feel like maybe I'm just being lazy and frumpy (especially as I read all these other fashion blogs), but I'm glad to see this post feature the casualness of summer in such a cool way!

    Oh and most times on our date nights, we forget to talk too, so busy people watching.

    http://sweetteasweetnchic.blogspot.com

    07.30.13 · Reply
  88. Allison says:

    I love the first look of white shorts and striped tee. Yes it is simple but it looks great on you!

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  89. Rebecca says:

    All of these outfits are so absolutely fabulous! casual and perfect for summer. I especially like the first one, the striped shirt and white shorts look beautiful.

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  90. Gwendolyn says:

    Love this post! As a stay at home mom of two shorts, a tee, and flats is pretty much my summer uniform! That is, if I actually get dressed that day. πŸ™‚

    07.30.13 · Reply
  91. Sarah says:

    Gelato is amazing. This post has reminded me of that.

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  92. tanja says:

    i love your first outfit…
    and the town where you live looks cute

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  93. melissa rosenkilde says:

    Love all the casual looks Kendi, I have noticed myself reaching for shorts this year more than ever!

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

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  94. faithchen says:

    i adore your style!

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  95. Loving your date night outfits, Kendi. You are gorgeous. πŸ™‚
    Ronnie xo

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  96. Tiffany says:

    gelato and wine within blocks! So jealous! Your outfits are all perfect for outdoor date nights with the hubs!!

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  97. I totally agree that every night in the summer seems like date night. Your outfits are adorable as usual!

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  98. chelseaandthecity says:

    I love every single look Kendi and these sound like the perfect casual date spots… I've been saying this all Summer but I really need to institute date nights with my beau ASAP!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  99. Berty Morales says:

    Very lovely post, and I have to agree with you. This is why I love summer so much because me and my honey we have date nights like always every night. You look amazing and I love every single one of your look.

    07.30.13 · Reply
  100. Debbie Stinedurf says:

    Love the pops of yellow in the first outfit! And don’t you just love gelato!
    Debbie πŸ™‚
    http://www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  101. Shannon says:

    Loving the stripped tee in the first look!

    Shannon

    http://GBOfashion.com

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  102. Candice says:

    Seriously that first outfit is perfection. The stripes the white the neon flats everything!!

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  103. I'm obsessed with your last outfit! I need that t-shirt ASAP!

    http://www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  104. Short and Sweet Blog says:

    Such cute outfits…hard to pick a favorite…love how casual and chic they all are!

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  105. I agree! And I really love all of these date night ideas – they are just so simple, and includes some yummy food/libations πŸ˜‰ Also, I just picked up that J.Crew shirt in black/white stripes – I am currently OBSESSED with linen shirts – so amazing in the summer!
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  106. alicebarton says:

    love outfit number one, perfect for warm summer days! xx

    Alice Barton β™₯ TheMowWay

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  107. Abby says:

    Summer in Texas necessitates as little clothing as possible, so shorts and tees are my go-to choices as well. Casual summer is definitely not only you!
    xx Abby http://www.ageektragedy.net

    07.30.13 · Reply
  108. Amanda says:

    So in love with this post and concept! You are adorable!

    Xo, Amanda
    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

    07.30.13 · Reply
  109. Love all of your outfits for your dates. Simple yet super cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  110. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I really love the first outfit! That striped shirt is just gorgeous!

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  111. Margo says:

    Nope- you're not alone in that- I love casual summer date nights! I'm even thinking of carrying that concept over into fall…

    07.30.13 · Reply
  112. i just noticed that sweater color is called peach gelato πŸ™‚

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  113. Marissa says:

    Are your jeans navy or the true black?

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  114. I love the faded look of the jeans I really need ot snag a pair!

    07.30.13 · Reply
  115. I love seeing the casual looks too- and you are too cute!!

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  116. There's a Paciugo near me too and I loooove it, the drawstrings are definitely necessary πŸ˜‰

    Kristina does the Internets

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  117. carlibee says:

    love all these outfits! seriously would wear each and everyone of them. and casual dates are the BEST dates. couldn’t agree more πŸ™‚

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  118. Kara says:

    You have no idea how thrilled I am to have found a successful fashion blogger shares my opinion/need of drawstring shorts. And, that you make them completely adorable. I’ll definitely dawn mine with confidence (rather than slight shame) from now on.

    http://unesplendidvie.blogspot.com/

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  119. Jasmine says:

    Summer is all about relaxed date looks!!!! Love all of them…the one featuring the drawstring shorts is my favorite πŸ™‚

    -Jasmine
    http://huesnviews.com/

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  120. Kendi Lea says:

    mine are true black — I think the photo just makes them look navy πŸ™‚

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  121. Kendi Lea says:

    Catherine — they are Swagger by BC Shoes. Everywhere I look they are sold out and I couldn't find a similar this morning but I'm on the hunt for some similar ones to link tonight!

    07.30.13 · Reply
  122. Liz says:

    i love how effortless you look! great photos are always!

    http://oyouclassy.com

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  123. Ahka Vintage says:

    Love date night! Wine and gelato sounds great!

    AHKA VINTAGE BLOG

    Sign up for special AHKA store priviledges

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  124. Lovely looks! Love the Brahmin bag πŸ™‚

    http://pslilyboutique.com

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  125. Lindsey M says:

    I absolutely love your yellow purse! It’s my favorite color and can bring such a great pop of color to an outfit! πŸ™‚

    -Lindsey | Zip & Zeal

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  126. Peyton Simms says:

    Love these little looks!! Especially the neon shoes and matching bag!!

    xo
    http://www.alluredevieblog.com

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  127. Ashley says:

    These are my favorite kinds of date nights πŸ™‚ They DO get more romantic! When I'm with my man and we feel like best friends, and we're just having fun, those are my favorite days. The gelato outfit is the best!

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  128. Jess says:

    We have similar dates nights. I love them and I love summer casual!

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  129. you look so happy in each of these photos and i love each of the outfits equally!

    kw ladies in navy

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  130. Hope Howland says:

    Ahh.. yes.. this is perfection date nigh looks! Love them all!

    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  131. Judy Williams says:

    Aww, love this! Perfectly cute and comfortable date night outfits! Thanks for sharing and love the downtown restaurant highlights. We are considering relocating from So Cal and McKinney is one the places on our short list of where in Texas we’d like to live πŸ™‚

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  132. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Great posts! Love all the causal outfits. How do you make drawstring shorts look so adorable?

    Love that you live walking distance to so many places.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  133. Ayantika says:

    loved all the outfits! πŸ™‚
    Love,

    Bong’s Belleza
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  134. Loving your date night outfits, Kendi. You are gorgeous. πŸ™‚
    Ronnie xo

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  135. Jennifer says:

    Aw this is a cute post!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  136. Debbie Stinedurf says:

    Love the pops of yellow in the first outfit! And don't you just love gelato!
    Debbie πŸ™‚
    http://www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  137. Caroline L. says:

    I agree! And I really love all of these date night ideas – they are just so simple, and includes some yummy food/libations πŸ˜‰ Also, I just picked up that J.Crew shirt in black/white stripes – I am currently OBSESSED with linen shirts – so amazing in the summer!
    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  138. photosbyjaana says:

    you look so tan and cute! god i miss date night!!!!!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  139. Jess_Dynarski says:

    I really love the first outfit! That striped shirt is just gorgeous!

    -Jess
    http://www.JessicasWonderland.com

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  140. carlibee says:

    love all these outfits! seriously would wear each and everyone of them. and casual dates are the BEST dates. couldn't agree more πŸ™‚

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  141. Kara says:

    You have no idea how thrilled I am to have found a successful fashion blogger shares my opinion/need of drawstring shorts. And, that you make them completely adorable. I'll definitely dawn mine with confidence (rather than slight shame) from now on.

    http://unesplendidvie.blogspot.com/

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  142. Ahka Vintage says:

    Love date night! Wine and gelato sounds great!

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  143. Lindsey M says:

    I absolutely love your yellow purse! It's my favorite color and can bring such a great pop of color to an outfit! πŸ™‚

    -Lindsey | Zip & Zeal

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  144. Jess says:

    We have similar dates nights. I love them and I love summer casual!

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  145. Mica says:

    So nice to see your casual outfits too, especially that last one, I really like it πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

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  146. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you look so happy in each of these photos and i love each of the outfits equally!

    kw ladies in navy

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  147. little & ever says:

    Love the casual looks Kendi. Great ideas and inspiration.

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  148. Judy Williams says:

    Aww, love this! Perfectly cute and comfortable date night outfits! Thanks for sharing and love the downtown restaurant highlights. We are considering relocating from So Cal and McKinney is one the places on our short list of where in Texas we'd like to live πŸ™‚

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  149. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Great posts! Love all the causal outfits. How do you make drawstring shorts look so adorable?

    Love that you live walking distance to so many places.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  150. Ayantika says:

    loved all the outfits! πŸ™‚
    Love,

    Bong's Belleza
    Join fun link party at Tabloid Tuesday

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  151. Jennifer says:

    Aw this is a cute post!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  152. Such a cute post ! Love the second and last looks!

    xo, Nina

    afterthe40barfinish

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  153. photosbyjaana says:

    you look so tan and cute! god i miss date night!!!!!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  154. I love this post! Date nights do not have to be about dressing to the nines! Casual is just as good πŸ™‚

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  155. Mica says:

    So nice to see your casual outfits too, especially that last one, I really like it πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

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  156. whitneyprior says:

    Such a great roundup! Love all the short shots. I recently shared some of my favorite summer shorts: http://winkthinks.com/2013/07/summer-shorts/

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  157. little & ever says:

    Love the casual looks Kendi. Great ideas and inspiration.

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  158. Bekah Crowell says:

    I have been loving white short for the summer and this is a great way to style them. Your pictures are fantastic.

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  159. I love the pizza and beer look! I’ve also been into dressing casually this summer. Maybe it’s because I’m a new puppy owner and I don’t want my clothes ruined, or maybe it’s because I’m just lazy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  160. Such a cute post ! Love the second and last looks!

    xo, Nina

    afterthe40barfinish

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  161. Kate LaBarbera says:

    I love downtown McKinney and I love this post! I just moved from Dallas Proper to McKinney a few months ago and love the little downtown area. Very cute outfit ideas for nights out, especially in this heat! If you haven’t already, try Sauce on the Square (soooo good) followed by some good music at the Grotto next door. πŸ™‚

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  162. Brynn says:

    I love that your date night outfits are casual and comfortable! Those are the kinds of dates my husband and I go on – we’re not “dress up” kind of people, and I hate that most bloggers write that date night = stilettos, cleavage, and lots of leg (which I’m sure my husband would love but I’m just not into sharing with everyone). I love how adorable you look in all these outfits. I’m just starting to fall in love with wedges, and I love the last outfit with the wedges and cuffed skinny jeans! Thanks for the inspiration!

    brynnash.blogspot.com

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  163. Love the looks, Kendi & casual dates are my favorite πŸ™‚

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  164. Theresa says:

    3 great outfits and 3 great date nights! I wish I lived there because I’d like to try all those places! Maybe all in one night too! haha

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  165. Allison Buthray says:

    I love this post! Date nights do not have to be about dressing to the nines! Casual is just as good πŸ™‚

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  166. Chelsea Finn says:

    Aw love all 3 of these outfits! I love when bloggers post casual outfits. It takes off some pressure to look so dressed up all the time! You look adorable. The 2nd one is my fave!
    -Chelsea
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  167. Roanna Fernandes says:

    Oh Kendi, this is a really cute series (well, if you wanted to make it one); can you please tell me what font you’ve used in the post? I think it’s super adorable! Promise to exchange a cuter font with you if you want to share! πŸ™‚ { jupiterskye4@gmail.com }

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  168. whitneyprior says:

    Such a great roundup! Love all the short shots. I recently shared some of my favorite summer shorts: http://winkthinks.com/2013/07/summer-shorts/

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  169. standbyq13 says:

    I wish you had posted this exactly one year ago when we were in McKinney visiting family! I love gelato and we would have hit that for sure!

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  170. Bekah Crowell says:

    I have been loving white short for the summer and this is a great way to style them. Your pictures are fantastic.

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  171. Kendi Lea says:

    what?! That is so funny — I didn't even realize that!

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  172. I love the pizza and beer look! I've also been into dressing casually this summer. Maybe it's because I'm a new puppy owner and I don't want my clothes ruined, or maybe it's because I'm just lazy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  173. Kate LaBarbera says:

    I love downtown McKinney and I love this post! I just moved from Dallas Proper to McKinney a few months ago and love the little downtown area. Very cute outfit ideas for nights out, especially in this heat! If you haven't already, try Sauce on the Square (soooo good) followed by some good music at the Grotto next door. πŸ™‚

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  174. Brynn says:

    I love that your date night outfits are casual and comfortable! Those are the kinds of dates my husband and I go on – we're not "dress up" kind of people, and I hate that most bloggers write that date night = stilettos, cleavage, and lots of leg (which I'm sure my husband would love but I'm just not into sharing with everyone). I love how adorable you look in all these outfits. I'm just starting to fall in love with wedges, and I love the last outfit with the wedges and cuffed skinny jeans! Thanks for the inspiration!

    brynnash.blogspot.com

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  175. Dayle Pereira says:

    Love the looks, Kendi & casual dates are my favorite πŸ™‚

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  176. Theresa says:

    3 great outfits and 3 great date nights! I wish I lived there because I'd like to try all those places! Maybe all in one night too! haha

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  177. Chelsea Finn says:

    Aw love all 3 of these outfits! I love when bloggers post casual outfits. It takes off some pressure to look so dressed up all the time! You look adorable. The 2nd one is my fave!

    07.31.13 · Reply
  178. Roanna Fernandes says:

    Oh Kendi, this is a really cute series (well, if you wanted to make it one); can you please tell me what font you've used in the post? I think it's super adorable! Promise to exchange a cuter font with you if you want to share! πŸ™‚ { jupiterskye4@gmail.com }

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  179. standbyq13 says:

    I wish you had posted this exactly one year ago when we were in McKinney visiting family! I love gelato and we would have hit that for sure!

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  180. Cintya says:

    Your outfits look great! That first picture really made me want gelato!

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  181. Diana says:

    Love the outfits, perfectly effortless for date nights!

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  182. Cintya says:

    Your outfits look great! That first picture really made me want gelato!

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  183. Diana says:

    Love the outfits, perfectly effortless for date nights!

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  186. Liz says:

    Are you getting even prettier? How is that even possible? You are adorbz.

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  187. Liz says:

    Are you getting even prettier? How is that even possible? You are adorbz.

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  188. Steffany says:

    This was such a great post. I am casual about 80% of the time and I enjoyed this glimpse into date nights. x

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  189. Steffany says:

    This was such a great post. I am casual about 80% of the time and I enjoyed this glimpse into date nights. x

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  190. I am also really not wearing anything more fussy than a tee and shorts this summer either…it’s just too much effort to dress up when you can look just as nice in casual wear. This was a lovely post and all of the outfits are adorable!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    http://www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  191. MAHL Twirl says:

    I am also really not wearing anything more fussy than a tee and shorts this summer either…it's just too much effort to dress up when you can look just as nice in casual wear. This was a lovely post and all of the outfits are adorable!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    http://www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  194. Love your LA t, so cute and nice to know it’s from Old Navy. I haven’t been in one in a while. Cheers
    Carly
    http://www.carlytati.com

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  195. Love your LA t, so cute and nice to know it's from Old Navy. I haven't been in one in a while. Cheers
    Carly
    http://www.carlytati.com

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  196. Stephanie Baxter says:

    This is going to seem like a very strange question, given that your blog is a style blog (which I do take notice of, I promise…just check my Pinterest feed πŸ˜‰ )…

    What is the font that you used on your photos here? I’ve fallen in love with it!!

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  197. Stephanie Baxter says:

    This is going to seem like a very strange question, given that your blog is a style blog (which I do take notice of, I promise…just check my Pinterest feed πŸ˜‰ )…

    What is the font that you used on your photos here? I've fallen in love with it!!

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  198. Hilary says:

    Where are your necklaces from in the last picture?? So pretty!

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  199. Hilary says:

    Where are your necklaces from in the last picture?? So pretty!

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