The humidity here is giving me less and less of a reason to wash my hair. I don’t know when Texas became Florida but my gosh, I half expect there to be an alligator in my toliet next time I turn around. I was left with no choice this morning but to wash my hair because it was starting to dread on it’s own, but after a blow dry and curl it just goes lifeless after about 30 seconds. Flat and straight is the new wavy and bouncy.

I felt it fitting to pose in front of bloom since essentially I am wearing all bloom. If you’ve ever wondered what the dirty sidewalk looked like in front of the store, here you go. (Also can I humble brag at how clean those windows are? I can’t believe how good of a window washer I am. Humble brag complete.) 

I’m a little light on words today. I think my last few posts have wiped me clean of words. I’ve just been staring at my screen for the last 30 minutes deleting every sentence I write. Usually my posts come out easily as if you were my best friend and I was just telling you my thoughts at the moment but not today. I’ve thought about it and I actually zero thoughts today. Suggestions for thoughts are welcome.

Dress: bloom
Vest: bloom
Shoes: c/o Ivanka Trump
Necklace: c/o ILY Couture

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  1. Hey, best friends sometimes sit for hours together without saying a word and not feel weird about it! At least that's how I and mine are πŸ™‚ – Hope you're doing better.

  2. Kendi – while your LWD is super cute, I cannot wear white without ruining it! I am a clutz with all food, ink pens, etc. I do however LOVE the blue dress in your window and the white and blue polka dot dress as well. Can I purchase these online??

  3. Your storefront looks beautiful! What a nice way to style a simple (but very pretty) white dress.


  4. Hi sweet pea! Yeah I'm pretty much on countdown to when I will stain this beauty. So the blue dress is being shot this weekend for next week's upload, but the White and Blue dress is online! http://bloomdowntown.com/products/floral-print-dress

    I have this dress too and love it. It's a good length, too. A bit longer than this one I'm wearing.

    PS: I don't know if you are signed up for bloom emails or not, but we are going to have a flash sale today! 30% off your purchase! use "flashsale" at check out πŸ˜‰

  5. Love this outfit. I pretty much want every piece of it. Where is your bag from?

    xoxo, Elena

  6. Totally cool. Would love to know more about your hair color when you feel like talking about that though.

  7. You don't always have to have thoughts, a little balance is best. Loving this look Kendi and your window washing skills are BANANAS! I think your hair looks great. If you want to see actual humidity hair, do come visit me in Florida!

    Chelsea & The City

  8. I just have to say that you have inspired me to share my story on my blog, even though it was highly personal given your recent sharing about your life. I love seeing what your store looks like. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. I love love love that you shot in front of bloom… that's so you and we all love it! Also I love your mix of hard and soft with your light and airy dress with your hard and funky vest…. super cute!
    xo, meg

  10. Hey hey hey, I've never found a gator in my toilet. I have, however, found lizards in the bathroom (and in every other imaginable room in the house). That counts.

    Your windows are pretty, and the sidewalk looks good in the pictures. Must be your super awesome lens making it look cleaner than it probably really is.

    I SO wish I could stop by Bloom occasionally and strike up a conversation with you! I swear, whenever I visit Texas, I will pass by Bloom. No visit to Texas will be complete without stopping by.

  11. Hey! I can totally talk about hair. So the color on the top is my natural hair color, dark brown. The color on the bottom is from when I tried to dye my hair red and it didn't really work out. Since I didn't want to dye the whole thing again for the sake of my hair, my hair stylist did a subtle ombre effect with my natural color up top added to my roots. Since my hair naturally has a bit of red, it ended up just kind of looking normal. (Thankfully!) So it's dark brown with red undertones.

    MORE than you ever wanted to know. πŸ˜‰

  12. Bahaha well fair enough. I would always hear stories of alligators getting in people's houses or in drains and when we went to Disney World a few years ago I was on high alert at all times. Alligators rank up there with spiders and clowns on the fear spectrum.

    Photos always make things better, fact.

  13. Loving this look! I just bought a jacket similar to that vest and I can't wait!

  14. Wahh?! You look great in these photos. I think I see a glow, Kendi. And… you're a great window washer, indeed. πŸ™‚

  15. Well I think your hair looks great! That dress in the window of bloom i the third picture looks so cute!!! πŸ™‚ BTW hope you are doing okay with all these crazy tornado's!

  16. Long time reader, first time commenting! Your blog is the only one I follow on a daily basis, not only because you have the cutest outfits, but your wittiness and jokes bring a smile to my face every afternoon!

    Thank you for sharing your story with all of us..it is so refreshing to hear that all of the beautiful people on the internet are not perfect! I hope that all of the inspiring messages have lifted your spirit and that you are able to find joys in the little moments.

    As soon as I saw this post I thought, "yes, I must pin this asap!" I have been hesitant to buy white dresses for my future bridal showers, because really, how often can one wear white dresses? But this is a perfect way to tone down the "white-ness"! Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. Kendi, I really like the little anchor ring! May I ask where you got it, please? You look very pretty as well πŸ™‚

  18. If you hadn't have mentioned feeling at a loss for words I wouldn't have known. You made me laugh right off the bat and your words seemed so off the cuff and relaxed. πŸ™‚ Darling as always, both the outfit on your cute self, and your twinkling personality.

  19. Just tell us about your day… Your favorite customer of the day…..who inspired you today….something we may not know about the town you live in…..photos don't always have to be staged….pic getting your favorite breakfast item or lunch ….dinner with your husband at your favorite restaurant …..all while sporting amazing fashion! You are my favorite blog Kendi!

  20. I feel you about this Texas weather lately. It's just been so bleh and not friendly to my hair. Don't worry about having zero thoughts. Sometimes it's good break from thinking all of the time. Keep talking to us like you always do and thoughts will come eventually. Love the outfit, by the way!

  21. You are beautiful and I admire you so! Thanks for sharing about your heart and opening your own shop. I hope be able to open an art gallery someday…. keep an eye out for "lease" signs near your cute shop!

  22. Love the outfit and the windows πŸ™‚

    It would actually be cool to hear you talk about how you select pieces for your shop! Do you buy things you would like to wear, or do you purchase a variety of styles? Just a thought! πŸ™‚

  23. I love the white-army green-camel brown combo! I just managed to see your shop today and the location is so great! Thanks for your online and downtown presence!

  24. Can we talk about how amazing your entire outfit is? I'm pretty convinced that tanned leather is the new black. Those shoes are to die for … but I think I might die walking in them. Fact.

  25. Kendi, I love ya but if I saw you on the street I might mug you for those shoes. They are SOO cute!!

  26. I love what you put together here, especially the vest. Really lovely!


  27. well words about words are good!! really like the way you write and especially the way you dress. Good wishes from Germany!

  28. can you blog about how you pull together accessories for your outfits? they always come together so beautifully!

  29. Bloom is such a cute store. I love seeing the store behind you in the pictures. It's a great backstop. =) The humidity is definitely high in Florida this week. With summer in full swing, the rain has been conveniently stopping by every afternoon and my hair says it all. So frizzy!

  30. I love your entire outfit!! Shoes and necklace, too!! Will you be getting the vest and dress back in stock online? The dress is so lovely!!

  31. Tell me how the humidity actually does CUTE things to your hair! I have the opposite problem – the more humid it is, the bigger it gets, so I'm sporting a large brown cloud of frizz the last few days.

  32. Love this look so much! I love everything about it! Too too cute! (and those windows… WOW!)


  33. It is crazy hot and humid indallas… Im scared for what the summer will be like… I love the white dress with the white necklace


  34. Suggestions for thoughts: more about alligators in toilets. Also, if TX is FL, maybe we can just have one big state called Texida and save money on the US flag since we'd have fewer stars.

    I am just full of ideas. (PS. Thanks for your blog. I heart it.)

  35. I love love love your shoes!! Ivanka Trump knows what she's doing. And your legs look miles long! Gorgeous, Kendi!

  36. Actually, best friends often can sit and say nothing or, at least, nothing important. That's why it works. So, I think you're in good company. Loved seeing BLOOM. Really darling storefront; I can imagine walking down the street and something wonderful catching my eye. On the MORE important note, love the lace with the utility green. Going to copy this tomorrow with a sleeveless, crème lace sheath and my NEWLY purchased utility jacket and nude wedges. Silent inspiration is just fine with me!

  37. I'm telling ya', I have had a serious case of blogger's block these last couple of days too…. Love the necklace, it kind of reminds me of pieces of gum. And the cropped cut on the vest is perfection (I love me some cropped outerwear)!

  38. This outfit is amaze. It would be perfect for a client meeting because I love that the vest brings it down to be a little more casual.

  39. Such a lovely little white dress, and a really fitting location for photos! πŸ™‚ I like the brown accessories with it.

    If your head is free of thoughts, may I suggest a good nap? You'd have a lovely sleep not laying there thinking things waiting to drift off! haha!

    Away From Blue

  40. i love your outfit, Your
    attires are always spot on! And these necklace is making you more attractive!

  41. The front of Bloom is really pretty (& has awesomely clean windows!) – love the pink door.
    I wouldn't worry about a temporary lack of thoughts – I'm sure some will pop up when you need them πŸ™‚

  42. Even "flat" your hair looks awesome, Kendi. πŸ˜‰ Today, think nothing. Just BE. Just DO. Just BREATHE. My Type-A brain gets locked into running constantly, so on the days where I just feel like a blank slate, I try and push down the frustration with it and just give myself a break. πŸ™‚

  43. Your hair looks great and your dress is perfection! My hair is a halo of frizz in humidity. It's quite awful. P.S. you are AWESOME!

  44. Love your outfit.How you styled that vest over the dress. So pretty. Love the necklace. Your hair looks amazing. Don't forget to enter my stella & dot giveaway.



  45. Love the shoes & the vest! I can relate to the feeling! Thinking about the positives…It's almost a long weekend & you are standing happily in front of your beautiful store!! Sometimes it's better to let the picture speak…sometimes a pic is worth a 1000 words right ?!


  46. LOVE seeing the front of your store. I'd love to see even more of it around here. It's something to be SO proud of. Love all the details on the dress too. You look great girl.

  47. Thanks! I'll be on the look out for that blue one. And I have your store bookmarked now for easy access. πŸ™‚

  48. oh good!! i have a cargo olive jcrew vest i've been wearing with tons of pants and forgot about matching it with my cute white dress! πŸ™‚ woop!

  49. Can I please just let it be known that your "flat and straight" hair is 500% better than my flat and straight hair? You have the best hair. Also, you look super cute in front of Bloom.
    You are also an excellent window washer. I'm a little burned out on washing windows. The last time I did, it wasn't but 5 minutes before a cardinal kamikazied himself into one of our front (clean) windows. Ay ay ay.

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  51. I have been looking at your blog for years, but never really felt inclined to write anything. However, today I feel super inclined to tell you that this is the cutest outfit ever. Flawless. From head to toe.

  52. You are too cute and pretty sure we would be BFFs if I lived in your area. haha I'm not far though! Next time I'm there, I'm for sure stopping by Bloom πŸ™‚

  53. You are funny even when you don't have anything to say. LOL! I love your humor, your honesty and your outfits. My favorite blog.

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