Little Red Coat

Well we survived our first weekend back as shop owners again. It felt so good to be back in the shop and doing what we love again. Technically today’s post was supposed to be all about the shop, but I started the post and started getting lots of feels so that post is being finished today for tomorrow. I can’t wait to show you the space and the story! I didn’t realize how much of a story I had in there until I started typing everything out. I figured it would be a quick shop tour but as we all know, I love feelings and words. So basically this is me preparing you for a long post tomorrow. Consider yourself warned πŸ˜‰

I got this little red plaid number for my birthday this year. When we were in Chicago, B had a meeting and I had time to kill…inside of a Nordstrom. Birthday money does not stay in my wallet for long. I think I made a good responsible choice though for a 30 year old. You can’t get more grown up than a winter coat. Well, maybe a vacuum cleaner but that’s slated for next year. I’ve got to have something to look forward to.



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  1. Kimberly says:

    That coat is gorgeous – and girl, you look so good in red! You should wear it more often!! Can't wait to hear more about the shop – I was praying for you this weekend! xo

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  2. Melisa A. says:

    Love this look on you Kendi. Perfect dress and
    amazing coat. Looking forward to read about new store, so happy about you guys
    πŸ™‚ Mel

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  3. kendall says:

    this might be one of my favorite looks of yours so far! so fun! x

    dipped in yellow

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  4. This coat is amazing!! Love it with the red dress.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  5. Anita says:

    I've killed a lot of time in Nordstrom– something good always comes from it. πŸ™‚

    You look so festive and cozy! Such a pretty coat.

    Always, Anita

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  6. Erika says:

    That's such a cute red dress!


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  7. Natali says:

    Oh wow!!! That coat is so perfect! Beautiful and feminine outfit and you wear it so well!

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  8. Jenn says:

    Love that red coat! Good choice πŸ˜‰ Happy belated!

    xo, jenn

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  9. Jess says:

    Congrats on your first week back in the shop! Can't wait to read more about West and Lou! Lovely to see you back in colour as well it suits you fabulously! Jess

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  10. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    you look great in this bright red!

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  11. Love the plaid coat! I wore red plaid recently as well.

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  12. Love the red dress on you!

    Liz @

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  13. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    what a great coat! in love with the plaid

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  14. can't wait to read the shop blog post! but loving this look!! great fall look!

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  15. Julia Shutenko says:

    Lovely red on red!

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  16. Monic says:



    Simply Sutter

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  17. Adorable!

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  18. I looooove that red dress! And the coat is pretty gorgeous too πŸ™‚ Can't wait to hear all about the shop tomorrow!

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  19. Beautiful red! Lovely dress and plaid.

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  20. Love the coat! ;)))

    xo Jenny

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  21. Stylish Housewife says:

    Congrats on surviving the first weekend! I can only imagine how exciting it was! Can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow. Always love your stories. =)

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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  22. Totally a great purchase! Can't wait to see the store!
    xo Adri

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  23. The coat is amazing, love that you paired it with a red dress. Red and plaid are a great mix. Looking forward to you post about the store.

    Princess Audu

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  24. Congrats on your first busy weekend! How exciting! And that coat, girl! Just stop it with the cuteness. πŸ˜‰

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  25. Elisa Taviti says:

    Amazing coat!



    My Fantabulous World

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  26. nikki says:

    that coat is beautiful!

    xx nikki

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  27. nany Buz says:

    when i saw ur post , the song (pretty woman walking down the street pretty woman the kind i like to meat pretty woman !!)

    lovely glasses


    P.S Check my November wishlist , you may be inspired !!

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  28. nany Buz says:

    the kind i like to meet not meat !! hehe

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  29. Lindsay Truax says:

    Love red on you!!

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  30. MARTA says:

    Love the coat! This look is so gorgeous!

    β™₯ β™₯

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  31. Oana says:

    That dress is gorgeous on you

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  32. Mica says:

    Glad the opening went well! looking forward to reading more about it πŸ™‚

    That's a lovely coat too, very good purchase with the cooler weather coming up πŸ™‚ It's really nice paired with the red dress.

    Away From The Blue

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  33. Miss J. says:

    Stunning colour! I love your coat!


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  34. Krista says:

    Love the bold look with red on red! You look amazing!!

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  35. Diana says:

    Super cute dress!!

    xoxo, Diana

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  36. Rebecca says:

    This dress looks lovely on you, and I always swoon over those shoes.

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  37. aditi says:

    timeless beauty and elegance.

    my latest post deals with a social good company indebted to helping children in third world countries get an education, i'd love for you to check it out when you have the chance! πŸ™‚



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  38. Lauren says:

    gorgeous coat!

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  39. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love the plaid coat! So cool:)

    Shall We Sasa: Blanket Scarf Three Ways

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  40. Would love to see this styled in more ways! Love how it looks with the red dress.


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  41. lavieenliz says:

    perfect! reminds me of cher from clueless!

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  42. Jackie says:

    I've been wondering about how things were going with the new shop officially all up and running! I can't wait for tomorrow's post πŸ™‚

    As someone who's literally already spent her birthday money for this year on a coat (ps – it's not my birthday yet), I can give you the thumbs up on your choice. It's gorgeous!

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

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  43. Sarah says:

    Beautiful coat! Can't wait to hear all about the shop tomorrow!

    x Sarah

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  44. Beautiful look! Love the plaid coat and bag πŸ™‚


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  45. Love the striking red outfit, especially the classy yet cute plaid coat! Very sophisticated and chic!


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  46. Dana Mannarino says:

    I mean, I would say you got the most out of your birthday money;) Love love love that coat and dress!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  47. So excited to read about the shop! I loved following along with Bloom and I'm sure I will love West & Lou just as much:)

    The 20-Something Project

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  48. Melanie says:

    Great coat!! Congrats on the new store!! So wish I lived closer! xo

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  49. Little Red Book says:

    Great coat that you can dress up or down.

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  50. The red is so festive! I'm getting excited for the holidays.

    xo, Irina

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  51. I love your plaid coat!!


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  52. Abby says:

    That dress is spectacular. I like the way in which you wear the coat but I don't think it is something I would pull off.

    XoXo One Stiletto At a Time

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  53. ah the perfect statement coat! Reminds me of Scotland when I lived there… woolies and warm. Love how it's paired with a red dress πŸ™‚ x

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  54. What a wonderful coat. Great score!

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  55. Sarah H. says:

    You make that coat look way better than the Nordstrom model. You look all around amazing. 30 is working out for you.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  56. Love the dress! The fit n' flare style is one of my favorites!

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  57. Meghan Olson says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing!

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  58. that is not just a little red coat, that is THE little red coat! Love the texture, patter and fit on you!!

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  59. albertjay8786 says:

    I love your styles!!! I also found this awesome website Name it, they have it! Jewellery, jeans, designer clothes and the list goes on. You should check it! πŸ™‚

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  60. Amazing coat! I love the plaid. Great bag, too.

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  61. Katie says:

    Where exactly did you get the red dress? I love the pleats!!!!

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  62. Trude says:

    So happy for you, realizing your dream again and not giving up! This is a perfect holiday look, classic.

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  63. Rach says:

    Love the plaid coat!! So happy about the store opening and can't wait to see tomorrow's post!

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  64. Ahh! Can't wait to read up (and experience my own feels) from your next post about your latest store.

    This coat is definitely a sensible choice, and I would have chosen it over a vacuum anyday. (but seriously, when you buy a great vacuum cleaner it changes your mind about cleaning).

    I have yet to share a post with my kate spade bag, but I am loving all the style inspiration I am getting from you. =]

    Hope you have a great day Kendi!

    Brandy –

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  65. Kendi Lea says:

    it's from BB Dakota but last fall. πŸ™ I'm sorry I couldn't find an exact one to link!

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  66. Kendi Lea says:

    baha i didn't even notice that. thanks!

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  67. I wish I lived in weather to wear coats. But seriously YAY for birthday money!!!

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  68. Berty Morales says:

    Wow gorgeous! Love the dress, and the plaid coat is just perfect. You look amazing as usual.
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