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I don’t know why but I always feel the need to apologize if I haven’t posted much on my blog. It’s like saying sorry to a friend because you missed a lunch date on accident. These last two weeks have been a blur; things have moved so fast I’m struggling to remember the day of the week when I wake up. Yesterday I woke up trying to convince myself it wasn’t Thursday, but by the world’s calculations and standards, it certainly wasn’t Wednesday. No amount of bargaining can give you more hours in the day, I’ve tried. 

B and I have been finalizing new job descriptions for the shop this week. It’s weird being a boss of your own business — you literally create jobs out of thin air. Well not complete thin air, I mean we’ve been doing this for a couple of years now so we know the ins-and-outs and needs of our business. We are finally at a place where we can see the big picture instead of the small frames we see every day. I mean, it’s not like we created a position for someone to just go get us coffee all day. But we could. 


But it is one of those weeks where you just have to get everything done all at once. I’ve been so lame on instagram, too. Every time I think ‘oh! I should insta something‘ I look around at my current surroundings of pieces of paper with illegible handwritten notes, multiple half-drank, melted iced coffees, and my computer who I’m pretty sure is starting to resent me because I never turn her off. This is not what pretty instagrams are made of, my friends.  

And you know when you get busy you just don’t really care what your hair or outfit looks like? That is this week. I keep telling myself, ‘Kendi, you write a style blog, get yourself together.‘ So today I listened and got myself an outfit together. Not sure if these are bears or cows on my dress, but it’s at least something at resembles an outfit so we will just go with it.  

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Dress: Anthropologie

Flats: c/o HauteLook // Similar

Necklace: Similar

Tote: Madewell

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160 Responses

  1. I absolutely know what you mean! Since I’ve started my blog I always feel a little guilty when I run around in old denim shorts and a simple t-shirt!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is a very cute look though! I love these bright flats! ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  2. Slightly random, but I just wanted to thank you for carrying the same bag so often in your blog photos. Too often, I feel pressure from other bloggers to have a zillion handbags or always be grabbing the new “it” bag, and it’s just lovely to see a blogger who actually uses their bag like a normal human being. So thank you!

    xo
    Erin

  3. ha-ha thats funny! I hear ya though. I feel like if I am too busy to organize my clothes then I look like a disaster… like my outfits reflect the current state of my apartment… which is sad. Anyway… Love this dress! I feel like it may look like pigs actually? ha-ha who knows… but its adorable and that all that matters!

  4. poof. i’m there (too busy) 3-4 days out of a week. and I can’t tell myself I write a style blog for a boost of motivation.

  5. These colors together are great for summer. I have a new love for navy this season which is strange for me…

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

  6. Life gets busy, especially when you’re juggling a business and a blog! I love how effortless and easy this outfit feels, while still looking absolutely adorable. The print is my favorite part – no matter what animal that might be!

    Callie
    http://www.coffeeandcardigans.com

  7. That dress is so perfectly whimsy and fun, and looks just darling on you. We have allll had days/weeks/months even like what you’re going through– never feel like you have to apologize for having a life outside of this blog, or for being uninspired ๐Ÿ™‚ [though sending you positive vibes for inspiration!]

  8. I absolutely know what you mean! Since I've started my blog I always feel a little guilty when I run around in old denim shorts and a simple t-shirt!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is a very cute look though! I love these bright flats! ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  9. Slightly random, but I just wanted to thank you for carrying the same bag so often in your blog photos. Too often, I feel pressure from other bloggers to have a zillion handbags or always be grabbing the new "it" bag, and it's just lovely to see a blogger who actually uses their bag like a normal human being. So thank you!

    xo
    Erin

  10. ha-ha thats funny! I hear ya though. I feel like if I am too busy to organize my clothes then I look like a disaster… like my outfits reflect the current state of my apartment… which is sad. Anyway… Love this dress! I feel like it may look like pigs actually? ha-ha who knows… but its adorable and that all that matters!

  11. poof. i'm there (too busy) 3-4 days out of a week. and I can't tell myself I write a style blog for a boost of motivation.

  12. These colors together are great for summer. I have a new love for navy this season which is strange for me…

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

  13. That dress is so perfectly whimsy and fun, and looks just darling on you. We have allll had days/weeks/months even like what you're going through– never feel like you have to apologize for having a life outside of this blog, or for being uninspired ๐Ÿ™‚ [though sending you positive vibes for inspiration!]

  14. I’m voting for bears. Cute outfit. I wish I live in Texas by your store. I need to find a job.

  15. I love the print of your dress! Your bag adds a really nice touch to your outfit and you have stunning photography ๐Ÿ™‚ Pleasure to stop by

    xx
    stylevancity

  16. i was hoping you would identify the animals for me! love this look. if you ever open an austin shop, i'm your girl.

  17. Oh, pooh! Don’t apologise. I love that dress, by the way. It’s very cute.

  18. I love the print of your dress! Your bag adds a really nice touch to your outfit and you have stunning photography ๐Ÿ™‚ Pleasure to stop by

    xx
    stylevancity

  19. Stop being so hard on yourself lovely lady. You are a sweetie.be kind to yourself.

  20. Oh, pooh! Don't apologise. I love that dress, by the way. It's very cute.

  21. I’ve been rocking a purple and pink Ann Taylor LOFT cat-print dress in the same shape for months with no idea how to wear it in the summer. In the chilly months, it was too cute was black tights and black boots, but what now? Heels and a belt? It looked forced, and somehow upped the juvenile factor of wearing cats. But a tote and bright flats? Perfect.

    Thanks for sharing! Now I can pull my similar dress out of the back of the closet!

    Best,
    Julia
    http://www.ohjuliaann.com

  22. Stop being so hard on yourself lovely lady. You are a sweetie.be kind to yourself.

  23. I've been rocking a purple and pink Ann Taylor LOFT cat-print dress in the same shape for months with no idea how to wear it in the summer. In the chilly months, it was too cute was black tights and black boots, but what now? Heels and a belt? It looked forced, and somehow upped the juvenile factor of wearing cats. But a tote and bright flats? Perfect.

    Thanks for sharing! Now I can pull my similar dress out of the back of the closet!

    Best,
    Julia
    http://www.ohjuliaann.com

  24. Hang in there, and you’ll get back into your blogging groove eventually. I can’t imagine trying to keep up with all of this while also running your own business – so don’t worry…most of us will understand if you fall off the radar once in a while!

    I’m kinda going through the same thing right now anyway. I’m in the process of moving, and it has been the worst move ever. Spending today blasting all of my clothes with super hot heat to kill any bed bugs…yes, bed bugs…that we found in our new place right after I unpacked my closet. :-/

    Iced coffee sounds great right about now. Have your coffee-runner bring me some too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Hang in there, and you'll get back into your blogging groove eventually. I can't imagine trying to keep up with all of this while also running your own business – so don't worry…most of us will understand if you fall off the radar once in a while!

    I'm kinda going through the same thing right now anyway. I'm in the process of moving, and it has been the worst move ever. Spending today blasting all of my clothes with super hot heat to kill any bed bugs…yes, bed bugs…that we found in our new place right after I unpacked my closet. :-/

    Iced coffee sounds great right about now. Have your coffee-runner bring me some too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. It’s awesome… and real life happens whether we are ready for it or not… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  27. Haha this reminds me of my life, except I have no style blog to keep me even remotely accountable.

  28. It's awesome… and real life happens whether we are ready for it or not… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  29. Haha this reminds me of my life, except I have no style blog to keep me even remotely accountable.

  30. Love your whimsical dress.

    Hope you had a great weekend.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  31. Love love love that darling anthropologie dress! So darling. I’m styling boyfriend shorts three ways in my recent video post, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my outfits!

    xo, elle | Living in Color.

  32. Whatever job descriptions you come up with– I’d love to come be one of them. I love your shop– such darling things!

  33. Love your whimsical dress.

    Hope you had a great weekend.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  34. Love love love that darling anthropologie dress! So darling. I'm styling boyfriend shorts three ways in my recent video post, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my outfits!

    xo, elle | Living in Color.

  35. Whatever job descriptions you come up with– I'd love to come be one of them. I love your shop– such darling things!

  36. Dear Kendi,
    I just wanted to let you know that I save your posts for special occasions. I wait until I desparately need some inspiration in my work day and then I look at/read your posts. They make me so happy.
    Just thought you should know.
    Emily

  37. Dear Kendi,
    I just wanted to let you know that I save your posts for special occasions. I wait until I desparately need some inspiration in my work day and then I look at/read your posts. They make me so happy.
    Just thought you should know.
    Emily

  38. How many ways can Kendi state she is the “boss of her own business” ? 1 multiplied by the number of days she’s been blogging. You own your own business. We got it.

    1. Yep, I do own my own business and I am damn proud of it. And that’s what I will continue to blog multiplied by as many days as I feel like talking about it.

  39. How many ways can Kendi state she is the "boss of her own business" ? 1 multiplied by the number of days she's been blogging. You own your own business. We got it.

  40. Yep, I do own my own business and I am damn proud of it. And that's what I will continue to blog multiplied by as many days as I feel like talking about it.

  41. Your hair looks amazing here! I have this dress too and love how easy it is to wear, hand wash it though or it will shrink!

  42. Your hair looks amazing here! I have this dress too and love how easy it is to wear, hand wash it though or it will shrink!

  43. They’re bears! And I love that dress! I actually have it too – it’s the one time I saw something in an Anthro catalog and went out directly to buy it because I liked it so much. It looks so nice on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. They're bears! And I love that dress! I actually have it too – it's the one time I saw something in an Anthro catalog and went out directly to buy it because I liked it so much. It looks so nice on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Well, you make busy look gorgeous. Dresses are my default "busy" slash "lazy" slash "overslept" outfits because they generally require less time than pairing separates. (Is "separates" still a word?!)

  46. I totally stalked a girl on an aeroplane wearing this dress and high jacked her on the way to the loo to ask where the dress was from. When I asked Anthro for the ‘cow’ dress the shop assistant said, ‘oh you mean the dress with the polar bears’, so I guess they are polar bears!

  47. I totally stalked a girl on an aeroplane wearing this dress and high jacked her on her way to the loo just to ask where she got this dress from! Is that weird!
    I went into anthro all excited and asked for the dress with the cows on it, to be corrected, oh, you mean the dress with the polar bears!

  48. I totally stalked a girl on an aeroplane wearing this dress and high jacked her on the way to the loo to ask where the dress was from. When I asked Anthro for the 'cow' dress the shop assistant said, 'oh you mean the dress with the polar bears', so I guess they are polar bears!

  49. I totally stalked a girl on an aeroplane wearing this dress and high jacked her on her way to the loo just to ask where she got this dress from! Is that weird!
    I went into anthro all excited and asked for the dress with the cows on it, to be corrected, oh, you mean the dress with the polar bears!

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