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

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

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

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Top: J.Crew Factory

Skirt: Bloom

Wedges: J.Crew Factory

Clutch: c/o ever+mi crush

Bracelet: c/o Wanderlust + Co

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143 Responses

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

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

    leelala.net

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

    Joyce
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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

    1. I feel like the tone of that last post was more demanding than I intended. πŸ™‚ pretty please…

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

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

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

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

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

  8. You crack me up! Enjoy your shower! πŸ˜€ Going into Bloom is now on my list of things to do before I die. πŸ™‚

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

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

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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

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

  12. 106 degrees? Oh my goodness!! Looks like I’m staying indoors… but this outfit is amazing! I love pairing white with pale shades of blue.. and the nude shoe is a classic touch. All gorgeous pieces put together beautifully!!

    Madebygirl.blogspot.com

    MadeByGirl.com

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

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

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

    leelala.net

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

    Joyce
    Sip-n-wear.blogspot.com

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

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

  19. I feel like the tone of that last post was more demanding than I intended. πŸ™‚ pretty please…

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

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

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

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

  22. You crack me up! Enjoy your shower! πŸ˜€ Going into Bloom is now on my list of things to do before I die. πŸ™‚

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

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

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

  26. 106 is crazy. I did a little hit of merchandising when I worked for a local boutique up here and it was fun! I can see why you like it! You look beautiful!

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

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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

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

  29. 106 degrees? Oh my goodness!! Looks like I'm staying indoors… but this outfit is amazing! I love pairing white with pale shades of blue.. and the nude shoe is a classic touch. All gorgeous pieces put together beautifully!!

    Madebygirl.blogspot.com

    MadeByGirl.com

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

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

  32. 106 is crazy. I did a little hit of merchandising when I worked for a local boutique up here and it was fun! I can see why you like it! You look beautiful!

  33. 106… ouch! You look so gorgeous Kendi. I’m sure merchandising your own store is the best. I worked for bebe and merchandised there and it was a blast but I’d love to have full creative control over my own place. Fun!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  35. Simple times call for simple measures! Completely pleasing on the eyes, this! πŸ™‚

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

  37. 106… ouch! You look so gorgeous Kendi. I'm sure merchandising your own store is the best. I worked for bebe and merchandised there and it was a blast but I'd love to have full creative control over my own place. Fun!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  39. Simple times call for simple measures! Completely pleasing on the eyes, this! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

  43. Oh my gosh, this might be one of my favorite outfits of yours as of late. It’s so simple, but classy and gorgeous. You look so beautiful! I think I would love merchandising as well – I’m all about categorizing and making things look great and make sense πŸ™‚

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

  45. 106? Bleh! Anything over 80 degrees is too hot in my world lol (I don’t spend a lot of time outside on the really hot days). You look stunning and sophisticated as you always do, I have been on the tireless search to find a great pinstripe button up top but rarely do button up tops fit me…. le sigh. Stay cool in this weather!

    <3Honeysuckelle

  46. 106? Bleh! Anything over 80 degrees is too hot in my world lol (I don't spend a lot of time outside on the really hot days). You look stunning and sophisticated as you always do, I have been on the tireless search to find a great pinstripe button up top but rarely do button up tops fit me…. le sigh. Stay cool in this weather!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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