One Year Older

Well friends, today I turned 30. It’s a little bizarre reading that number because I think somedays I still feel 16 years old. But if this is what 30 feels like, I’ll take it. In fact, for my birthday I got to come see my best friends who moved to Chicago a few months ago and we’ve had the prettiest fall weather over the last few days here. I mean look at those leaves behind me! At one point they were blowing from the trees and falling on me as if we planned it and there was a guy above me with a wind machine and a bag of leaves. Turns out, this is actually just what autumn should feel like in most places and that is actually just a natural progression of trees. You can take a girl out of Texas, but you can’t convince her there are actually places that have real seasons. 
Back to turning 30. Yes, that number is weird to type out because it all seemed to happen very fast. But as far as being afraid of getting old or aging and all that noise, I’m just grateful for the last 30 years. I mean three decades — that’s a lot of life in the books. How many days is that even? Nevermind, let’s not count the days. Let’s just leave it at 30 years old. I’m good with that number. 
I’m going to be real about this sweater: it’s pretty much perfect. I bought it from Piperlime one day when we had a random cold front and I got excited, but then it just disappeared from their site. No worries though, this little detective found it at Nordstrom. So it can be all of our birthdays today. πŸ™‚
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  1. Welcome to club 30 — where on occasion we still act 25, 21, and on rare occasion 16. It’s a pretty fun if I do say so myself, except that for some reason the hangovers just get exponentially worse (but hey that started at 27). But that’s why someone invented Tylenol right? Either way, Happy Birthday! Hope you’re enjoying Chicago πŸ™‚

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  2. Lovely look!! Your boots are so pretty.

    xoxo, Diana

    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

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  3. Cute comfy look, love the sweater πŸ˜‰

    xo Jenny
    ❀ Tsangtastic.com

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  4. Woo hoo! Happy birthday! 30 never looked more stylish πŸ˜‰

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  5. Joules says:

    I’ll be turning 30 in about 9 months. I’m not sure how to feel about it, but so far I think I have the same attitude you do. I’ve had a great (nearly 30 years). πŸ™‚

    Style by Joules

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  6. Mel says:

    So pretty! Happy Birthday! You look great

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  7. Melisa A. says:

    Happy bday Kendi, wish you all the best. Love your outfit as usual πŸ™‚
    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

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  8. jesshett says:

    Happy Birthday Kendi! New shop, new decade, fall weather…all good things πŸ™‚ Enjoy it all!

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  9. Emily Jones says:

    happy happy birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Kendi!!! xo

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  11. Madeline Mihaly says:

    happiest of birthdays. hope you have a great day!

    xo, Maddy

    http://cassidylou.com

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  12. Megan O. says:

    Happy Birthday Kendi! I just love your blog – I hope I can be as cool as you when I turn 30 (which is in July) – but 30 looks pretty fabulous (as is that sweater!). Thanks for being you.

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

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  14. Natali says:

    Beautiful and comfy outfit, perfect for Fall and for a birthday girl! Happy birthday to you!! πŸ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Happy birthday and what a lovely look!

    XX Nora / 1310bynora.com

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  16. Happy birthday! Love the cardigan!

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

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  17. Happy Birthday Kendi! I absolutely love your blog, one of my favs! i check in everyday! I”m also turning 30 in about 2 months!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

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  18. Danielle says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi! We share a birthday! So cool to share my bday with such a cool lady.

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  19. Dana Mannarino says:

    Great laid back look! Hope you had a great birthday!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  20. Pranjali J says:

    Happy Birthday !

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  21. gwenkortsen says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi!!

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  22. Rach says:

    Happy Birthday!! No way you were in Chicago! That’s where I’m from πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoyed your stay!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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  23. beautiful top! i love this color!

    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  24. Marisa Zerby says:

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! I’m two years into my 30’s and so far it’s my favorite decade yet! Wishing you the best!

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  25. Happy Birthday! Enjoy Chicago (and the weather). If only you could bring some of that autumnal gorgeousness back to Texas with you… =)

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  26. Marifer says:

    Happy birthday!!! Im 30 but still i feel like a baby!

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  27. Happy birthday, Kendi! I’m 31, and I felt incredible when I entered my 30s and hoped it would only get better. And it has! πŸ™‚ Wishing the same for you!

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  28. Sasa Zoe says:

    Happy birthday, babe! You look gorgeous! <3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

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  29. FabEllis says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. BTW, those boots are fierce!

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  30. Krista says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi! What a special chapter this is for you.

    http://www.kristajacobs.blogspot.com

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  31. Anna says:

    Happy Birthday Kendi! Hope you have an absolutely amazing day today πŸ™‚

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  32. Heidi says:
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  33. Happy happy birthday! I love your outlook surrounding getting older. It’s not something to dread πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  34. Nikki says:

    love this look!! and happy birthday. that sweater is perfect!

    xx nikki
    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

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  35. Berty Morales says:

    Happy Birthday and welcome to the club. You look amazing as usual, and always have been a huge fan of your style.
    #MadForFashionForLess Follow Us on Facebook!

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  36. Blair M says:

    happiest of birthdays to you! i’ll join you at 30 at the end of next month. here’s a fabulous new decade! thanks for always bringin’ it in the style department! πŸ™‚

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  37. Happy, happy birthday Kendi! πŸ™‚

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  38. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    what a cute outfit! and happy birthday kendi!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

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  39. jan miguel says:

    Happy birthday! πŸ™‚ <3

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  40. Welcome to club 30 — where on occasion we still act 25, 21, and on rare occasion 16. It's a pretty fun if I do say so myself, except that for some reason the hangovers just get exponentially worse (but hey that started at 27). But that's why someone invented Tylenol right? Either way, Happy Birthday! Hope you're enjoying Chicago πŸ™‚

    10.27.14 · Reply
  41. Diana says:

    Lovely look!! Your boots are so pretty.

    xoxo, Diana

    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  42. Cute comfy look, love the sweater πŸ˜‰

    xo Jenny
    ❀ Tsangtastic.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  43. Joules says:

    I'll be turning 30 in about 9 months. I'm not sure how to feel about it, but so far I think I have the same attitude you do. I've had a great (nearly 30 years). πŸ™‚

    Style by Joules

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  44. Mel says:

    So pretty! Happy Birthday! You look great

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  45. Melisa A. says:

    Happy bday Kendi, wish you all the best. Love your outfit as usual πŸ™‚
    http://www.livingoncloude9.com

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  46. Megan says:

    cute outfit and so nice fall in background

    http://meganlike.blogspot.com

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  47. jesshett says:

    Happy Birthday Kendi! New shop, new decade, fall weather…all good things πŸ™‚ Enjoy it all!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  48. Emily Jones says:

    happy happy birthday!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  49. deloom says:

    Happy Birthday, Kendi!!! xo

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  50. Madeline Mihaly says:

    happiest of birthdays. hope you have a great day!

    xo, Maddy

    http://cassidylou.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  51. Megan O. says:

    Happy Birthday Kendi! I just love your blog – I hope I can be as cool as you when I turn 30 (which is in July) – but 30 looks pretty fabulous (as is that sweater!). Thanks for being you.

    10.27.14 · Reply
  52. Happy Happy Birthday!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  53. Natali says:

    Beautiful and comfy outfit, perfect for Fall and for a birthday girl! Happy birthday to you!! πŸ™‚

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  54. Nora says:

    Happy birthday and what a lovely look!

    XX Nora / 1310bynora.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  55. Happy birthday! Love the cardigan!

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

    10.27.14 · Reply
  56. Happy Birthday Kendi! I absolutely love your blog, one of my favs! i check in everyday! I"m also turning 30 in about 2 months!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  57. Danielle says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi! We share a birthday! So cool to share my bday with such a cool lady.

    10.27.14 · Reply
  58. Dana Mannarino says:

    Great laid back look! Hope you had a great birthday!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    10.27.14 · Reply
  59. Pranjali J says:

    Happy Birthday !

    10.27.14 · Reply
  60. gwenkortsen says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi!!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  61. Rach says:

    Happy Birthday!! No way you were in Chicago! That's where I'm from πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoyed your stay!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  62. Happiest of birthdays, Kendi! And what a beautiful day it seems like it was πŸ™‚ Lovely outfit too! Sending my warmest wishes to you from London! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

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  63. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    beautiful top! i love this color!

    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  64. Marisa Zerby says:

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! I'm two years into my 30's and so far it's my favorite decade yet! Wishing you the best!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  65. Happy Birthday! Enjoy Chicago (and the weather). If only you could bring some of that autumnal gorgeousness back to Texas with you… =)

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  66. Mica says:

    Happy birthday! I love that dark emerald green on you! And your cardi looks so cosy! I’m petite so they never work on me, but my sister has a similar one and looks just as good as you in it.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, it sounds like you did πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  67. Marifer says:

    Happy birthday!!! Im 30 but still i feel like a baby!

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  68. Gabby Vannozzi says:

    Happy Birthday, Kendi! Can’t wait to come see you in the new shop! <3

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  69. Happy birthday, Kendi! I'm 31, and I felt incredible when I entered my 30s and hoped it would only get better. And it has! πŸ™‚ Wishing the same for you!

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  70. Sasa Zoe says:

    Happy birthday, babe! You look gorgeous! <3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  71. FabEllis says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. BTW, those boots are fierce!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  72. Happy birthday!! 30 looks gorgeous on you!

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  73. Krista says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi! What a special chapter this is for you.

    http://www.kristajacobs.blogspot.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  74. Anna says:

    Happy Birthday Kendi! Hope you have an absolutely amazing day today πŸ™‚

    10.27.14 · Reply
  75. Heidi says:
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  76. Jessica says:

    Happy happy birthday! I love your outlook surrounding getting older. It's not something to dread πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your day!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  77. nikki says:

    love this look!! and happy birthday. that sweater is perfect!

    xx nikki
    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

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  78. Shirley says:

    Looovin it girl! happy birthday(:

    30 years old and still rockin it

    xx Shirley

    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com

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  79. Happy Birthday! You look fabulous !

    Red Reticule

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  80. Berty Morales says:

    Happy Birthday and welcome to the club. You look amazing as usual, and always have been a huge fan of your style.
    #MadForFashionForLess Follow Us on Facebook!

    10.27.14 · Reply
  81. Blair M says:

    happiest of birthdays to you! i'll join you at 30 at the end of next month. here's a fabulous new decade! thanks for always bringin' it in the style department! πŸ™‚

    10.27.14 · Reply
  82. Happy, happy birthday Kendi! πŸ™‚

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  83. Elizabeth Hawn says:

    what a cute outfit! and happy birthday kendi!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    10.27.14 · Reply
  84. That sweater is perfect!! Love the whole look!

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  85. Andrea says:

    Happy Birthday!! I remember having a hard time turning 30, but it ended up being so much better than my 20s – you become more confident and comfortable in your own skin, which I think is a good thing:). Now 40 is only weeks away for me!
    Love your blog and best of luck on your new shop!

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  86. jan miguel says:

    Happy birthday! πŸ™‚ <3

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  87. Happy Birthday! Love this look πŸ™‚

    xx,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

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  88. Megan says:

    cute outfit and so nice fall in background

    http://meganlike.blogspot.com

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  89. Julia Adele says:

    Happy birthday Kendi! Many blessings your way. You continue to inspire with your wisdom, humor, and refreshing dose of reality. Here’s to many more!

    xoxo,
    Jules
    http://julesadele.blogspot.com

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  90. Lauren says:

    Happy Birthday girl!! 30 looks amazing on you!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    http://www.dressingdallas.com

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  91. Happiest of birthdays, Kendi! And what a beautiful day it seems like it was πŸ™‚ Lovely outfit too! Sending my warmest wishes to you from London! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

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  92. Linda Z says:

    Happy Birthday, Kendi! Hope it’s the start of a terrific new decade! πŸ™‚

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  93. Kayla D says:

    Happy Birhday! Hope you had a fashionably fabulous day!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

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  94. Mica says:

    Happy birthday! I love that dark emerald green on you! And your cardi looks so cosy! I'm petite so they never work on me, but my sister has a similar one and looks just as good as you in it.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, it sounds like you did πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

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  95. Ayala says:

    Happy Bday, from sunny Tel-Aviv.
    Ayala

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  96. Gabby Vannozzi says:

    Happy Birthday, Kendi! Can't wait to come see you in the new shop! <3

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  97. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Happy Birthday – hope you had a fabulous time celebrating!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  98. Happy birthday!! 30 looks gorgeous on you!

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    10.28.14 · Reply
  99. Shirley says:

    Looovin it girl! happy birthday(:

    30 years old and still rockin it

    xx Shirley

    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com

    10.28.14 · Reply
  100. Happy Birthday! You look fabulous !

    Red Reticule

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  101. lavieenliz says:

    love this outfit

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  102. Andrea says:

    Happy Birthday!! I remember having a hard time turning 30, but it ended up being so much better than my 20s – you become more confident and comfortable in your own skin, which I think is a good thing:). Now 40 is only weeks away for me!
    Love your blog and best of luck on your new shop!

    10.28.14 · Reply
  103. Happy Birthday! Love this look πŸ™‚

    xx,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

    10.28.14 · Reply
  104. Julia Adele says:

    Happy birthday Kendi! Many blessings your way. You continue to inspire with your wisdom, humor, and refreshing dose of reality. Here's to many more!

    xoxo,
    Jules
    http://julesadele.blogspot.com

    10.28.14 · Reply
  105. Lauren says:

    Happy Birthday girl!! 30 looks amazing on you!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    http://www.dressingdallas.com

    10.28.14 · Reply
  106. Linda Z says:

    Happy Birthday, Kendi! Hope it's the start of a terrific new decade! πŸ™‚

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  107. Kayla D says:

    Happy Birhday! Hope you had a fashionably fabulous day!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

    10.28.14 · Reply
  108. Ayala says:

    Happy Bday, from sunny Tel-Aviv.
    Ayala

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  109. Happy birthday! Have a fantastic day!

    Xxx

    Elisa.

    My Fantabulous World

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  110. Happinessatmidlife says:

    Happy Birthday – hope you had a fabulous time celebrating!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  111. happy birthday! This is a great outfit. I really love the colour of the blouse under the sweater you’re wearing. It’s such a warm shade of green.

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  112. Anett says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi! The thirties are the best, so you have great times ahead of you!

    http://tallgirlsfashion.no

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  113. Happy Birthday!!! This is a perfect outfit for autumn!

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  114. Abby says:
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  115. Elisa Taviti says:

    Happy birthday! Have a fantastic day!

    Xxx

    Elisa.

    My Fantabulous World

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  116. Pili Losilla says:

    One year wiser, Kendy! Congratulations!

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  117. happy 30th! as a fellow just-turned-30-this-month-year-old, I totally agree that just being “good with that number” is all you can be πŸ™‚

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  118. happy birthday! This is a great outfit. I really love the colour of the blouse under the sweater you're wearing. It's such a warm shade of green.

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  119. Welcome to the dirty 30 club! 30’s are the best yet!
    Love your sweater by the way!
    xoxo,
    Lindsey
    http://www.lindseywithlove.com

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  120. Anett says:

    Happy birthday, Kendi! The thirties are the best, so you have great times ahead of you!

    http://tallgirlsfashion.no

    10.28.14 · Reply
  121. Happy Birthday!!! This is a perfect outfit for autumn!

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  122. Chacha Garcia says:

    Happy Birthday beautiful and welcome to the Hot 30’s Club!!!
    XO

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  123. Shreya says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day! <3
    Shreya
    http://fashionbaubles.blogspot.com

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  124. Abby says:
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  125. Pili Losilla says:

    One year wiser, Kendy! Congratulations!

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  126. Kelly says:

    happy 30th! as a fellow just-turned-30-this-month-year-old, I totally agree that just being "good with that number" is all you can be πŸ™‚

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  127. Welcome to the dirty 30 club! 30's are the best yet!
    Love your sweater by the way!
    xoxo,
    Lindsey
    http://www.lindseywithlove.com

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  128. Chacha Garcia says:

    Happy Birthday beautiful and welcome to the Hot 30's Club!!!
    XO

    10.28.14 · Reply
  129. Shreya says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day! <3
    Shreya
    http://fashionbaubles.blogspot.com

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  130. Caroline says:

    you look great, happy birthday Kendi!

    xo Caroline
    http://www.ladylikelace.com/

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  131. Monic says:

    For one year older you look FAB !
    Mβ™₯
    Simply Sutter

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  132. Ahka Vintage says:
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  133. Looking absolutely gorgeous, 30 suits you well, lovey!! Happiest Birthday! xo

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  134. Caroline says:

    you look great, happy birthday Kendi!

    xo Caroline
    http://www.ladylikelace.com/

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  135. Monic says:

    For one year older you look FAB !
    Mβ™₯
    Simply Sutter

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  136. Ahka Vintage says:
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  137. Looking absolutely gorgeous, 30 suits you well, lovey!! Happiest Birthday! xo

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  138. Ago Prime says:

    NICE OUTIFT!

    http://www.agoprime.it

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  139. Awesome casual outfit. Love the cardigan!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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  140. Happy birthday! I think you’re going to love your 30s! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  141. Ago Prime says:

    NICE OUTIFT!

    http://www.agoprime.it

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  142. Super bizarre sweater, but I think I like it – a lot!

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  143. Awesome casual outfit. Love the cardigan!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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  144. Happy birthday! I think you're going to love your 30s! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    10.29.14 · Reply
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  147. Super bizarre sweater, but I think I like it – a lot!

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  148. Meg says:

    I love the cut of that sweater!

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  149. Meg says:

    I love the cut of that sweater!

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