2013 | Snapshots

A few of my favorite photos from this past year. 

2013 was a quiet year of self discovery. I learned just how strong the human spirit can be, not only mine but also those around me. As I look back through these photos, I see one common thread: I look happy. It’s hard to remember if I actually was happy or if I was struggling, but even through struggle, my spirit is happy. This blog has kept me going on many days that I didn’t think I could. You guys are lifesavers. 
Thank you for letting me become and grow into who I am over these past 4 years. It’s not often that a person can find friends who let them evolve, but I’ve got many of them (that’s you) and for that I am forever grateful. In October, I turned 29. I figured it would be the same as my other 28 birthdays but something clicked this year. I feel happy, grateful, and confident in myself and in my life. Those three things are worth any struggle I could go through. 
Thank you for sticking around for the words, the photos, the outfits or whatever you stop by to see. 2014 better be ready for us, I have a feeling we are going to be unstoppable. 

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  1. Casey says:

    Such a great sentiment to look back on. I often look back on photos of times when I remember being unhappy, but there are moments even in the darkest of times that we are happy and photos are such a great way to remember that! Here’s to a great 2014!

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  2. Sotela says:

    I’ve followed your blog for over a year now and have to say it is one of my favorites. It isn’t just your outfits (even though they are fabulous), but also the honesty in your writing. You are an inspiration and I hope you know that. Happy New Year!

    http://www.goldpolkadots.com

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  3. Nicole K. says:

    Lovely photos πŸ™‚ It sure is nice to have friends who will allow and support you to revolve into a different person πŸ™‚ Happy New Year dear! xx

    Chic Nikkie

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  4. Hope Howland says:

    It’s so great that we have the opportunity to look back and be grateful… it’s a gift really… Happy New Year from H.H Designs!
    Hope
    http://www.hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Kara M says:

    Love the recap pictures! Thank you for sharing your year with us. I LOVE the first and last pictures. That black & gold dress is awesome!!

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  6. JaToya says:

    Love all these photos. I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

    JaToya
    http://www.thejatoyachronicles.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be awesome!

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  8. Maren Murphy says:

    Happy New Year, Kendi! I check out your blog every day from little ole Montana. Keep on keeping on!

    bureaucrachic.blogspot.com

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  9. Maddie says:

    gorgeous!! i adore your style! happy new year!
    xo,
    maddie

    http://feelingmagenta.blogspot.com/

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  10. Heidi says:

    Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be wonderful, even on the bad days.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  11. Christi Deemer says:

    Thank you for opening up about your struggle. We all, in some way, struggle. Thank you for being real, open, and honest (and funny and witty and stylish and beautiful). I wish you the best in 2014!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  12. Allie says:

    Happy New Year, Kendi!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  13. Happiness, joy and beauty shine through in all of your snapshots. Happy New Year!

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  14. Theresa says:

    Happy New Year! Love all these photos, although we’re just virtual friends, I can tell you’re the sweetest! I’m glad you’ve had such a wonderful, happy year! I hope that 2014 is even better! Have a wonderful day and happy new year!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  15. Happy New Year! I love your style and seeing your outfit pics everyday! And as hard as it probably was (and is) to talk about your struggles, thank you for being open and sharing with us. I hope you continue to grow and be happy in this new year!

    xo
    christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

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  16. Berty Morales says:

    Beautiful photos and what an amazing recap. I adore your style and your blog. Wishing you and your love ones a Happy New Year xoxox

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  17. Van Nguyen says:

    I love reading your writing and looking at B’s photos of you. Happy New Year, Kendi and B. You know what they say about turning 30: thirty, flirty* and thriving. *to the camera because you’re a married lady

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  18. Emilie says:

    You are so pretty! Thanks for inspiring us! πŸ™‚

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  19. natalie says:

    <3

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  20. Beautiful looks! Lovely inspirations πŸ™‚

    Happy New Years xx,
    http://www.pslilyboutique.com
    Nordstrom Giveaway

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  21. Grace says:

    Gorgeous pictures, girly! You look lovely! Bring on 2014! πŸ™‚

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  22. mark a. says:

    these are a great assortment of snapshots! have a great new year!

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  23. Wendy says:

    Happy New Year, Kendi!! Can’t wait to see what wonderful things 2014 brings you. πŸ™‚

    12.31.13 · Reply
  24. Beautiful, as always. I’ve been quietly following along for years and I have to say, you never fail to impress me with your adorable outfits and your silly (and sometimes profound) writing. Wishing you the happiest new year–may it bring fewer struggles and more joy.

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  25. Valerie says:

    happy nye and new year’s! those hunter boots are so darling.

    xo, lilyonfillmore.com

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  26. Kristin says:

    Great roundup of shots! I think 2014 has great things in store for you…keep your chin up and happy new year!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  27. Colleda says:

    Love it! You’re such a beauty and hilarious to boot! Brava on another year, Kendi!

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  28. Jen says:

    I rarely comment online but I have to tell you that after following your blog for about six months now, I think you are a truly beautiful person – inside and out!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  29. Mica says:

    Lovely post, and nice picture wrap-up of 2013. Hope you have a happy new year and a great 2014!

    Away From The Blue

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  30. Casey says:

    Such a great sentiment to look back on. I often look back on photos of times when I remember being unhappy, but there are moments even in the darkest of times that we are happy and photos are such a great way to remember that! Here's to a great 2014!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  31. Hanna Baror-Padilla says:

    I've followed your blog for over a year now and have to say it is one of my favorites. It isn't just your outfits (even though they are fabulous), but also the honesty in your writing. You are an inspiration and I hope you know that. Happy New Year!

    http://www.goldpolkadots.com

    12.31.13 · Reply
  32. Nicole K. says:

    Lovely photos πŸ™‚ It sure is nice to have friends who will allow and support you to revolve into a different person πŸ™‚ Happy New Year dear! xx

    Chic Nikkie

    12.31.13 · Reply
  33. Hope Howland says:

    It's so great that we have the opportunity to look back and be grateful… it's a gift really… Happy New Year from H.H Designs!
    Hope
    http://www.hchdesigns.blogspot.com

    12.31.13 · Reply
  34. Kara M says:

    Love the recap pictures! Thank you for sharing your year with us. I LOVE the first and last pictures. That black & gold dress is awesome!!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  35. JaToya says:

    Love all these photos. I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

    JaToya
    http://www.thejatoyachronicles.blogspot.com

    12.31.13 · Reply
  36. Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be awesome!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  37. Maren Murphy says:

    Happy New Year, Kendi! I check out your blog every day from little ole Montana. Keep on keeping on!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  38. little & ever says:

    Happy 2014 Kendi. A lovely post. I’ve been regularly popping by for two years now, and always enjoy your fashion ideas and wit. You definitely inspire me. Thank you x

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  39. Maddie says:

    gorgeous!! i adore your style! happy new year!
    xo,
    maddie

    http://feelingmagenta.blogspot.com/

    12.31.13 · Reply
  40. Heidi says:

    Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be wonderful, even on the bad days.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  41. Christi Deemer says:

    Thank you for opening up about your struggle. We all, in some way, struggle. Thank you for being real, open, and honest (and funny and witty and stylish and beautiful). I wish you the best in 2014!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  42. Allie says:

    Happy New Year, Kendi!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  43. Happiness, joy and beauty shine through in all of your snapshots. Happy New Year!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  44. Theresa says:

    Happy New Year! Love all these photos, although we're just virtual friends, I can tell you're the sweetest! I'm glad you've had such a wonderful, happy year! I hope that 2014 is even better! Have a wonderful day and happy new year!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  45. Christa says:

    Happy New Year! I love your style and seeing your outfit pics everyday! And as hard as it probably was (and is) to talk about your struggles, thank you for being open and sharing with us. I hope you continue to grow and be happy in this new year!

    xo
    christa
    http://www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

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  46. Berty Morales says:

    Beautiful photos and what an amazing recap. I adore your style and your blog. Wishing you and your love ones a Happy New Year xoxox

    12.31.13 · Reply
  47. I love reading your writing and looking at B's photos of you. Happy New Year, Kendi and B. You know what they say about turning 30: thirty, flirty* and thriving. *to the camera because you're a married lady

    12.31.13 · Reply
  48. Emilie says:

    You are so pretty! Thanks for inspiring us! πŸ™‚

    12.31.13 · Reply
  49. natalie says:

    <3

    12.31.13 · Reply
  50. Beautiful looks! Lovely inspirations πŸ™‚

    Happy New Years xx,
    http://www.pslilyboutique.com
    Nordstrom Giveaway

    12.31.13 · Reply
  51. Gorgeous pictures, girly! You look lovely! Bring on 2014! πŸ™‚

    12.31.13 · Reply
  52. mark a. says:

    these are a great assortment of snapshots! have a great new year!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  53. Wendy says:

    Happy New Year, Kendi!! Can't wait to see what wonderful things 2014 brings you. πŸ™‚

    12.31.13 · Reply
  54. Beautiful, as always. I've been quietly following along for years and I have to say, you never fail to impress me with your adorable outfits and your silly (and sometimes profound) writing. Wishing you the happiest new year–may it bring fewer struggles and more joy.

    12.31.13 · Reply
  55. Valerie says:

    happy nye and new year's! those hunter boots are so darling.

    xo, lilyonfillmore.com

    12.31.13 · Reply
  56. Kristin says:

    Great roundup of shots! I think 2014 has great things in store for you…keep your chin up and happy new year!

    Kristin
    http://www.dressedandfed.com

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  57. Colleda says:

    Love it! You're such a beauty and hilarious to boot! Brava on another year, Kendi!

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  58. ashleigh says:

    Happy New Year!
    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  59. Jen says:

    I rarely comment online but I have to tell you that after following your blog for about six months now, I think you are a truly beautiful person – inside and out!

    12.31.13 · Reply
  60. Mica says:

    Lovely post, and nice picture wrap-up of 2013. Hope you have a happy new year and a great 2014!

    Away From The Blue

    12.31.13 · Reply
  61. Merrick says:

    Kendi, you are seriously the prettiest. Happy New Year!

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  62. little & ever says:

    Happy 2014 Kendi. A lovely post. I've been regularly popping by for two years now, and always enjoy your fashion ideas and wit. You definitely inspire me. Thank you x

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  63. ashleigh says:
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  64. Merrick says:

    Kendi, you are seriously the prettiest. Happy New Year!

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  65. Miss Elisa K. says:

    You were very cute in 2013. I know you will only get cuter πŸ™‚

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  66. Congratulations for such a great year of self-discovery! It’s been so inspiring to follow your story (since 2010, haha!) and looking forward to see where you take it next!

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  67. This year I actually felt like I connected with you. You posted about truly personal things twice over the summer and I’ve saved those posts. I’m younger by just a few years, but I think I’m grappling with identifying myself too. These posts help me understand that the path is always winding, but eventually you get there with everyone else. So thank you for another year of inspiration and looking forward to many, many more! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  68. Amy B. says:

    Happy New Year!

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  69. Claire says:

    You look gorgeous in every shot! I love each and every outfit. Congratulations on 2013 and cheers to an even better 2014.

    xxClaire
    http://www.petiteswede.com

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  70. Megan Alisa Miller says:

    Hi Kendi– I have been following your blog this year and never comment– but I just want to say thank you for your fashion inspiration and commentary! I adore you and think you are a genius in every way. Warmest wishes to you and B in twenty fourteen!!!

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  71. Happy New Year, Kendi! You are beautiful inside and out!
    ~Jessica

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  72. You are truly beautiful, inside and out and your photos reflect that. All the best to you in the New Year.

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  73. Miss Elisa K. says:

    You were very cute in 2013. I know you will only get cuter πŸ™‚

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  74. dianawillard says:

    Congratulations for such a great year of self-discovery! It's been so inspiring to follow your story (since 2010, haha!) and looking forward to see where you take it next!

    01.01.14 · Reply
  75. Supal says:

    This year I actually felt like I connected with you. You posted about truly personal things twice over the summer and I've saved those posts. I'm younger by just a few years, but I think I'm grappling with identifying myself too. These posts help me understand that the path is always winding, but eventually you get there with everyone else. So thank you for another year of inspiration and looking forward to many, many more! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

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  76. Nikki says:

    so many great outfits! so glad i found your blog this year πŸ™‚

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  77. Amy B. says:

    Happy New Year!

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  78. Claire says:

    You look gorgeous in every shot! I love each and every outfit. Congratulations on 2013 and cheers to an even better 2014.

    xxClaire
    http://www.petiteswede.com

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  79. So many beautifully put together looks! Love your blog and can’t wait to continue following along to see what’s next!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  80. You have an amazing wardrobe!

    Kirby x
    http://www.grownupgals.blogspot.com

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  81. Stunning! Love the photos.

    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

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  82. Rosie says:

    Happy new year Kendi!

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  83. Mary Krulia says:

    It’s been fun to follow along throughout 2013! Cheers to you and yours in 2014! πŸ™‚

    01.01.14 · Reply
  84. Megan Alisa Miller says:

    Hi Kendi– I have been following your blog this year and never comment– but I just want to say thank you for your fashion inspiration and commentary! I adore you and think you are a genius in every way. Warmest wishes to you and B in twenty fourteen!!!

    01.01.14 · Reply
  85. Happy new year! Can’t wait to see how you style 2014 πŸ™‚

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  86. tnt521 says:

    You are truly beautiful, inside and out and your photos reflect that. All the best to you in the New Year.

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  87. Smart Dresser says:

    Happy 2014! πŸ™‚ http://www.smartdresser.net/

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  88. Georgia says:

    Happy New Year, Downtown McKinney neighbor! Hope it’s your best year yet! ~Georgia

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  89. nikki says:

    so many great outfits! so glad i found your blog this year πŸ™‚

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  90. czawacki says:

    I really enjoy your blog. So many of the things you have said in your personal life resonate in mine! I am so glad that you are feeling more confident this new year! Continue to be confident in yourself and your decisions! You are a beautiful and talented individual with so much to offer! All the best in 2014!

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  91. kforkarli says:

    Happy in spirit or actually happy, I’ll take you as both. This is my favourite blog, you gorgeous thing!

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  92. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    So many beautifully put together looks! Love your blog and can't wait to continue following along to see what's next!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  93. Kirby Throop says:

    You have an amazing wardrobe! x

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  94. Elisa Taviti says:

    Stunning! Love the photos.

    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

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  95. Rosie says:

    Happy new year Kendi!

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  96. Amazing, so many beautiful outfits! Happy new year πŸ™‚

    http://www.shygirlloudvoice.com

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  97. Mary Krulia says:

    It's been fun to follow along throughout 2013! Cheers to you and yours in 2014! πŸ™‚

    01.02.14 · Reply
  98. shoresociety says:

    Happy new year! Can't wait to see how you style 2014 πŸ™‚

    01.02.14 · Reply
  99. Georgia says:

    Happy New Year, Downtown McKinney neighbor! Hope it's your best year yet! ~Georgia

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  100. czawacki says:

    I really enjoy your blog. So many of the things you have said in your personal life resonate in mine! I am so glad that you are feeling more confident this new year! Continue to be confident in yourself and your decisions! You are a beautiful and talented individual with so much to offer! All the best in 2014!

    01.02.14 · Reply
  101. kforkarli says:

    Happy in spirit or actually happy, I'll take you as both. This is my favourite blog, you gorgeous thing!

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  102. Happy New Year Kendi – I hope 2014 is an awesome year for you πŸ™‚

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  103. Amazing, so many beautiful outfits! Happy new year πŸ™‚

    http://www.shygirlloudvoice.com

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  104. Dina Karivalis says:

    So enjoyed following you and your style in 2013 Kendi! Can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store.

    xo Dina

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

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  105. Happy New Year Kendi – I hope 2014 is an awesome year for you πŸ™‚

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  106. Dina Karivalis says:

    So enjoyed following you and your style in 2013 Kendi! Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store.

    xo Dina

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

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  107. Saba Joseph says:

    youre so adorable, i love your style
    x
    Saba
    http://itsmysash.wordpress.com

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  108. Saba Joseph says:

    youre so adorable, i love your style
    x
    Saba
    http://itsmysash.wordpress.com

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  109. Londyn says:

    You continue to be such an inspiration! Thanks for continueing to share your amazing style and lovely thoughts with us!
    http://www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

    01.03.14 · Reply
  110. Summer says:

    Kendi, I’ve been following your blog for a few years, but this year things felt different. It was great to hear you open up about your life and struggles – things I’ve been struggling with too. I’ve never been a bigger fan of you than I am now! You’re wonderful, and that picture of you in the black and white striped shirt is what I want to look like everyday!

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    • stephanie says:

      I agree! happy 2014. =)

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  111. You’re amazing Kendi – Keep going strong!

    http://www.stylefile.in

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  112. Londyn says:

    You continue to be such an inspiration! Thanks for continueing to share your amazing style and lovely thoughts with us!
    http://www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  113. Fiona Kinghorn says:

    Happy 2014 Kendi! I hope that it treats you well, be unstoppable.

    01.03.14 · Reply
  114. Summer says:

    Kendi, I've been following your blog for a few years, but this year things felt different. It was great to hear you open up about your life and struggles – things I've been struggling with too. I've never been a bigger fan of you than I am now! You're wonderful, and that picture of you in the black and white striped shirt is what I want to look like everyday!

    01.03.14 · Reply
  115. You're amazing Kendi – Keep going strong!

    http://www.stylefile.in

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  116. Fiona Kinghorn says:

    Happy 2014 Kendi! I hope that it treats you well, be unstoppable.

    01.03.14 · Reply
  117. stephanie says:

    I agree! happy 2014. =)

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  118. Laura says:

    You’ll have an amazing 2014, I’m sure of it!

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  119. Laura says:

    You'll have an amazing 2014, I'm sure of it!

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  120. Margaret says:

    Is there any chance you’d do a daily make up or skincare post….? You look glowing in all of these pics! Happy new year!

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  121. Margaret says:

    Is there any chance you'd do a daily make up or skincare post….? You look glowing in all of these pics! Happy new year!

    01.06.14 · Reply
  122. Stef says:

    I never realized how much you remind me of Alexa Vega! (:

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  123. Stef says:

    I never realized how much you remind me of Alexa Vega! (:

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  124. Kymmie says:

    These photos are stunning! No wonder why you like them πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year. It’s been quite a biggie. I suspect 2014 is going to be awesome. x

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  125. Kymmie says:

    These photos are stunning! No wonder why you like them πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year. It's been quite a biggie. I suspect 2014 is going to be awesome. x

    01.23.14 · Reply
  126. Danielle Kamens says:

    Great Photos!

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  127. Danielle Kamens says:

    Great Photos!

    01.23.14 · Reply