Spring Edition

Each spring I’m reminded of the sarcastic line in Devil Wears Prada when Anna Wintour-esque editor Miranda Priestly says “Florals? for spring? Groundbreaking.” when presented with new ideas for the spring issue. I think of this every time I gravitate towards florals…for spring because I just can’t help it. 

Spring prints and colors are just so happy and flowery and well, for lack of a better term, springy. So florals for spring it is for this girl. (I mean for goodness sake I named my store ‘bloom.’ I think it’s safe to say that I love florals. It’s also safe to say that I’m much better with printed flower arranging than with real flower arranging.)

I love this print so much I had a hard time picking between this skirt, the pants and the top. Heck, if J.Crew made a sofa in this fabric I’d probably buy it. Of course I’d have to mortgage the house I don’t own but I’d find a way.

Can you believe this sweatshirt from Old Navy? I know, I know…take a second to collect yourself. I was literally on my way out of the store when I spotted this gem and went right back to the check-out, sweatshirt in hand. No shame in the game, not when it comes to cute shirts. 

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  1. zhanna says:

    HI, Kendi, you look so sexy in this outfit, I love when women dress like that, very feminine, elegant and chic, the skirt is very beautiful, can also go beautifully with denim shirt, what do you think? Have a great week!
    <3 Love, Zhanna, http://www.stylehenge.com

    p.s. how about following each other? <3

    02.24.14 · Reply
  2. Heidi says:

    I sarcastically say that line every time I put on something floral in the spring time! I knew I wasn't alone. Your skirt and bag just belong together – they compliment each other beautifully.


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  3. Mica says:

    That cut out top is so nice! πŸ™‚

    Love the floral print on that pencil skirt too πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

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  4. Supal says:

    I love, love, love the colors here. I'm the type of person who will wear florals in the winter so I can pretend it's spring hah.


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  5. Christina Storm says:

    Love this look! so pretty!

    The Style Storm

    <3, Christina

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  6. Dosta Radnjanska says:

    Love the skirt

    Win Blog/Website Design

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  7. I'm awful at actual floral arranging, too! I love the skirt and top together.

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  8. Natali says:

    Fabulous! You look stunning!! I like your skirt and bag very much!


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  9. Old Navy has been rocking the spring looks lately! I just picked up probably TOO many denim shirts from them last week….that sweatshirt is darling!

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  10. Elizabeth Hawn says:
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  11. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    That skirt is gorgeous!! I've seen it at J.Crew and it is definitely florals done right! XO

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  12. Sarah H. says:

    Groundbreaking or not, I'm digging it. If there ever comes a spring when we DON'T wear florals, that would be very sad.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  13. love the slight mix of patterns here! it's just subtle enough and the look is so feminine! love the cross body!


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  14. Jannira says:

    I love that skirt and those shoes! GORGE!!

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  15. Love the skirt! Florals are a must for spring..

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  16. Androbel says:

    yeap, love the sweatshirt and florals are always, always pretty!

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  17. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this sweatshirt is amazing! old navy??! crazy

    Ladies in Navy

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  18. Kimberly Ann says:

    Such a cute outfit! Love the print on the skirt!


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  19. Sarah says:

    Love the colors in the J Crew pencil skirt! You look ready for spring!


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  20. Shira says:

    I'm in love with this entire outfit- so chic and gorgeousssss! πŸ™‚


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  21. Kerry Conn says:

    I'm game for anything springy! You look marvelous! Love the shoes and the skirt!

    Nice and Clean Wimbledon

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  22. Holly + Casey says:

    haha love that line too, love the cut out details on the top!

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  23. This sweatshirt is mudt adorable and versatile. I would of scooped up multiple colors! Lol.




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  24. Stylish Housewife says:

    LOVE! You always looks so effortlessly chic lady!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

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  25. Amanda says:

    The skirt was an excellent choice; it was my favorite out of the three! I'm keeping my eye out for a cute floral top to buy for the spring. And yes, I was shocked when I saw that sweatshirt was from Old Navy – they outdid themselves!

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  26. Ashley says:

    I love that skirt and bag paired together, so springy! xx


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  27. i work at ON, and have spent the past few weeks convinced no one could make that sweatshirt look cute. You done proved me wrong, girl! So cute. As always.

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  28. Jourdin says:

    Loving all of the Kate Spade lately! And of course that J Crew print is beautiful.


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  29. Cait says:

    The pattern on that skirt is seriously beautiful! This outfit is so gorgeous, but so simple. Can't wait to see what else you have for spring!

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  30. Megan says:

    this is so so pretty. I love the navy with the mint.
    Megan @ sirenjane.blogspot

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  31. Rach says:

    I totally agree with you on floral prints! Isn't it great when you find an unexpected gem?! That shirt is cute!


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  32. This skirt is BEAUTIFUL! I love how you paired it with a textured top, a more conservative person would have gone solid. I love that you took a risk – it works!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  33. zhanna says:

    Such a beautiful skirt, love the print! I like the overall styling, very beautiful!

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  34. Alicia says:

    You are the master of the front-tuck!

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  35. Jennifer says:

    I adore those shoes, Kendi!

    xo Jennifer


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  36. i have a floral shirt on today too! great minds!

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  37. Sasa Zoe says:

    This look so spring. Love the pretty floral skirt. Such a sweet outfit:) <3

    New on http://www.shallwesasa.com

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  38. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    Loving those heels, and the print of that skirt is fabulous!



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  39. Q. says:

    love the shoes and bag.x


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  40. nikki says:

    i love the skirt! that pattern would look so cute in pants form too!



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  41. Chelsea says:

    I've had my eye on this skirt! I love how you styled it.

    Haute Child in the City

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  42. Blake says:

    That skirt looks so awesome on you!


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  43. Julie says:

    1) yay for spring! It's my favorite clothes' season. 2) yay for the helpful packing post! Thank you:) 3) I went ahead and ordered these shoes ^^ from bloom in a half size smaller, (my reg. size sold out) and they fit perfectly!! I love them. 4) I LOVE your new "what I'm buying" board on Pinterest. So glad you're doing that. 5) this look is so great, and I also loved the outfit you put together with the C'est la vie J.Crew tee recently. Such a pretty floral print. 6) I think I'm done listing now… πŸ˜‰

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  44. Hah, I always think of that line, too! Similar to how, when I'm stuck behind a slow walker, I always think, "By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me."

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  45. That print on that skirt is just so pretty! Maybe it's not groundbreaking but it's too pretty to pass up.
    xo Adri

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  46. Um, no I can't believe that sweatshirt is from Old Navy! It's gorgeous!

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  47. Leah S. says:

    There's just nothing better than a good floral to kick start Spring!

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  48. that was one of my favorite quotes from the movie as well πŸ™‚
    in love with that skirt!!

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  49. Rebecca says:

    I really love the shape of this outfit – all the different pieces work together really well. Your skirt is gorgeous, and I really like that bag. So perfect for spring!

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  50. Old navy does it again!

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  51. Love that floral print skirt and cross body bag πŸ™‚


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  52. paige says:

    that bag is the shit.

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  53. Faith says:

    Love the texture of the sweatshirt- so perfect with the floral skirt!

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  54. Kristin Haus says:

    Love the mix of high and low brands here! And it goes without saying that the skirt would also look fab with a striped top! πŸ™‚

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  55. Ellese Launer says:

    This whole outfit is perfect. The floral skirt, the pointy wedge heels (btw I need those), the perforated sweater, and light blue kate spade purse. Seriously in love. It is amazing how many trends you were able to mix into one outfit without it looking overboard. I might have to use this as an inpiration. Thank you xo -ellese http://rockpaperglam.com/

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  56. Jackie says:

    That sweatshirt is definitely more "J Crew" than Old Navy, but they have some gems you just need to dig for a bit more.

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

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  57. Stacy Armistead says:

    I discovered that sweatshirt at the last second at Old Navy too! I got the navy.

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  58. Kimi says:

    I love that sweatshirt! It looks similar to one I have from J.Crew but I might have to get it in a different color.

    xo Kimi

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  59. Benj Montgomery says:

    You are so pretty <3


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  60. Julie says:

    I have just realized who you remind me of! Michelle Dockery (A.K.A. Lady Mary from Downton Abbey). I just finished watching the finale–so clearly I am an expert. πŸ™‚ You are her with a springy, floral twist that I am certain even Anna Wintour would approve.

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  61. Elisa Taviti says:

    Lovely look! I like your skirt πŸ™‚

    My Fantabulous World

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  62. Kellie The Shoe Diva says:

    LOL I do remember that line from the movie. But hey, I think that skirt is just absolutely perfect for spring, so cliche or not, I say yay for florals!

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  63. Loving that floral pencil skirt…what a great piece to have year-round!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  64. that skirt is a dream! and that lipstick looks really nice on you!

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  65. Shanon says:

    This skirt is amazing!



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  66. Hope Howland says:
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  67. Ahka Vintage says:

    Very sweet look! Love your skirt, very pretty!


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  68. Emily says:

    Love the sweatshirt paired with he sweet florals! &your hair looks great!

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  69. pretty little things says:

    I've been eyeing up that gorgeous pencil skirt from j.crew — this looks lovely on you! xo


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  70. Super Stamp Girl says:

    Hi Kendi, I recently have stumbled across your website and consider me one of your newest followers! I love everything I see! Love your style, love your photos, love it all! Can't wait to come back regularly and see what's new!!

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  71. lena says:

    such a beautiful floral skirt! really like its colour πŸ™‚


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  72. Letitia Elizabeth says:

    Your floral skirt is stunning. Love your simple accessories. It looks effortless.

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  73. It would be impossible to say no to a sweatshirt that cute, we all understand!


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  74. natalie elisabeth says:

    thank you for the sweater recommendation. i will be picking it up tomorrow (:

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  75. Jamie Morton says:

    Love the floral print, great idea for the spring. I've already put it in my shopping list :))
    Carpet Cleaning Services Croydon

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  76. Lydia Holden says:

    Your eyes and smile are so nice and pure! I like your floral skirt also, it is just for you!

    Carpet Cleaning Fulham

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