My Favorite Skirt

You guys, tonight is the night that we open West & Lou for a preview party and tomorrow is when we open for forever! Am I ready? No! Is it going to happen anyways? Yes! This is the question and answer session I have with myself every day lately.  The best thing I’ve learned is that I’m probably never going to be 100% ready, but what needs to happen always will and it’s (usually) just fine. I mean not everything has to be perfect today. I’ve got many years of perfecting the store ahead of me. That’s one thing I learned for sure the last time we opened the shop. I’ll be posting a little bit more about re-opening the shop again and doing things for the second time around tomorrow (if I can get my life together between now and then. If it doesn’t happen tomorrow, you will know I drank too much at the party tonight.) 
Since it’s almost opening day, I decided to wear my lucky skirt today. True, I’ve never won a game or held a winning lottery ticket in this skirt, but it’s my favorite so I feel that it gives off good vibes. Everyone needs a lucky piece in their closet and this is mine. Of course when you are 80-85% ready, you don’t need luck right? That’s what I keep telling myself. 

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  1. 10.29.14 · Reply
  2. gwenkortsen says:

    That's so cool. Congratulations and good luck, all baked up in a muffin for you! 🙂 Are you going to stock Jess Lively's jewellery in the new shop? That just seems sort of logical and meant-to-be. 🙂

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  3. GapToothedGirl says:

    Great look…perfect for Fall!

    XOX, Gap.

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  4. sailorchick says:

    Best of Luck tonight! I can't wait to hear all about it 🙂 You are such an inspiration!

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  5. So many well wishes coming your way!! Sadly, this Kansas City girl has never been to the Dallas area, but I might have to plan a special trip just to visit West & Lou (adorable name, btw).

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  8. Lisa Griffin says:

    I am sooo excited for you!!! I can't wait to hear all about the party and the fabulous new store!

    In Dramatic Fashion

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  9. Sasa Zoe says:

    It is cute skirt<3

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  10. Gabriela Grębska says:
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  11. SEM says:

    Congrats! …and stop it with those shoes! Love!

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  12. DannaK says:

    Can't wait to see your new shop tonight!

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  13. Melisa A. says:

    Love this look on you Kendi, so effortless and
    perfect. Mel

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  14. Jessica says:

    Woo, congrats!!! Cheers 🙂

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  15. Julia Shutenko says:
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  16. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    absolutely adorable dress!

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  17. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    skirt**** hahaha!

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  18. Gentry says:

    Such an adorable look! I'm saving it to my style file for inspiration! 🙂

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  19. Diana says:

    Super cute look, love the fur vest!!
    xo, Diana

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  20. Heidi says:

    Congratulations! I hope everything goes fantastic and you come back next week with "you guys, the store is awesome" news.

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  21. Krista says:

    Congratulations! What an exciting couple days! Can't wait to hear about it and since I'm a local, visit the store!

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  22. Monic says:




    Simply Sutter

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  23. Natali says:

    Congratulations on the opening and I'm wishing you a great start with your old-new business!! Have fun tonight!

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  24. Congrats on the opening and goodluck with everything! love the colour of the skirt and pairing it with that fur vest!

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  25. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this skirt is darling and i love the fur! even if i can't really pull it off, it looks fab on you

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  26. amy says:

    How come you don't get free clothes. I look at tons of fashion blogs and I notice everyone else has c/o next to their new clothes. I assume if you got free stuff from stores you would put c/o too.

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  27. I love the brown of that vest… I'm currently on the hunt for a darker vest… got my light brown covered which I wear way too often!

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  28. Congrats on your impending store opening! How exciting! I'm sure it will be great!

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  29. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on the store opening! My mom lives off of Virginia and we LOVE to go to downtown McKinney (Petunia Green, Cotton Hearts) and will definitely check out your store next time I am in town:)


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  30. The Ticket Hog says:

    Good luck with the store, I hope your skirt brings you a great opening.

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  31. Best wishes on opening! Very exciting new chapter!

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  32. Congratulations! I can't wait to make the drive to McKinney to come see the new store and shop! Hopefully sooner rather than later… =)

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  33. Cheyenne says:

    This is such a cute vest!

    xx Cheyenne

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  34. The skirt is the perfect length and perfect amount of flare! Congrats on the soft open/preview!

    Liz @
    A $300 Kate Spade giftcard giveaway on the blog

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  35. Dana Mannarino says:

    I love that you call your favorite skirt, your lucky one;) It just makes sense. And this look is just fantastic!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  36. Barcy says:

    Congratulations on the store! I can hardly wait to hear all about the opening!

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  37. Phuong says:

    Congratulations, Kendi!!! Soo excited for you and can't wait to shop online!!

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  38. I don't love a lot of fur vests, but this one looks so gorgeous and luxe!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  39. Sarah H. says:

    Congrats and good luck with the new store! I have no intention of ever being in McKinney TX, but if I am…you better believe I will stop by.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  40. Marifer says:

    Congratulations on the opening and I love the outfit.

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  41. Such a lovely fur vest and love the neutral color palette of this ensemble! Simple yet beautiful style.


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  42. Great outfit! I especially love the fur vest and the boots. Good luck tonight!

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  43. Rach says:

    Congrats on the store opening!! This is the perfect outfit for it! Good luck 🙂

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  44. Congratulations on the opening! So excited to follow the preview party on social media 🙂 Also, I have a very similar skirt and I wear it to pieces! x

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  45. Rena says:

    good luck!!! love the skirt.

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  46. Melissa says:

    I'm assuming it's because she buys her clothing and blogs from a real place. She blogs about things she actually buys and not just stuff she gets for free (which she has plenty of, if you read back through). In my opinion, I would much prefer the real version versus someone just blogging about some piece of clothing because they have to.

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  47. Sheila says:

    Love this look esp the vest!

    xo – Sheila

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  48. Sarche says:

    I love the skirt and the vest! Great outfit! 🙂

    Where could i find a similar skirt in a different color?


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  49. Samantha Keogh says:

    Lookin’ good Kendi. Best wishes with West & Lou.

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  50. nikki says:

    that skirt is gorgeous!

    xx nikki

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  51. Congrats on the new store! Definitely feel that big moments in life will never be 100% ready, but I'm sure everything will be great!
    xo Adri

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  52. Loving the Fax Fur vest!

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  53. Abby says:

    The gilet looks great!

    XoXo One stiletto At A Time

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  54. Nice outfit! Good luck with your opening!

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  55. Shoshana says:

    Super cute skater skirt. You look great. Simple & chic styling.

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  56. Dani Rose says:

    <3 So happy for you!

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