Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Selfie"



Inspired by Free People's newest September Catalog and their announcement of the #FPselfieedition, I figured I would embrace my inner self[ie] and throw together a look that is one of my fall favorites! I know there is a lot of negative vibes surrounding the whole "selfie" addiction that our generation has been bombarded with, but in all honesty I don't see anything wrong with taking a photo of yourself. In my perspective, we take selflies because we feel confident, inspired, and self-assured. Occasionally we gotta show ourselves some self-love, and hey, whats the problem with sharing that beauty with others?  Don't get me wrong, this is NOT a proclamation to become arrogant or big-headed. Instead, I think it is important to have self-appreciation and acceptance for our individual beauty. So take a selfie, have confidence, and just DO YOU… always.

"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me that is the true essence of beauty." -Steve Maraboli

                                       xoxo Kendall 





Pants: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21 
Shoes: Tobi (similar here)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Coffee. Cures. All.



I have a problem. The first step is admitting it right? If there is one thing you should know about me, its that I love coffee. Like really love coffee. Too much for my own good. Sundays are my favorite because I get up early and enjoy the quiet of the morning sipping my coffee. I mean I don't want to go on a rant or anything but i'll just name a few reasons why I love coffee: 

  1. Coffee is love. 
  2. Without coffee there would be chaos.
  3. Coffee wakes me up.
  4. I get to discover cute coffee shops.
  5. Coffee doesn't ask questions.
  6. Coffee understands me. 
  7. I can espresso myself with coffee. (Ok I obvi had to go there lol) 
  8. It warms my soul.
  9. Coffee brings people together.
  10. And of course, coffee is oh so yummy!

So now that I got that out of my system… I hope you all enjoy a cup of coffee (or two) on me and have a fantastic week :) xoxo Kendall 






Shorts: Free People 
Coffee: Starbucks
Lipstick: MAC Media 



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stop Waiting...


"I have always, essentially, been waiting. Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In my head, I was always one step away. In high school, I was biding my time until I could become the college version of myself, the one my mind could see so clearly. In college, the post-college “adult” person was always looming in front of me, smarter, stronger, more organized. Then the married person, then the person I’d become when we have kids. For twenty years, literally, I have waited to become the thin version of myself, because that’s when life will really begin.
And through all that waiting, here I am. My life is passing, day by day, and I am waiting for it to start. I am waiting for that time, that person, that event when my life will finally begin.

For me, life is what was happening while I was busy waiting for my big moment. I was ready for it and believed that the rest of my life would fade into the background, and that my big moment would carry me through life like a lifeboat.
Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearl. It takes so much time, and so much work, and those beads and moments are so small, and so much less fabulous and dramatic than the movies.

But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.” 
                                                                                                    - Shauna Niequist 





Bralette: Free People
Blanket: Vintage


Friday, August 8, 2014

Shopaholic


It's no secret that every fashion guru has a strong urge to shop, and by strong I mean an uncontrollable addiction. So naturally we feed into this addiction and take advantage of as many sales, new arrivals, and deals that you could possibly imagine. Personally I really just love the feeling of receiving that big fat paycheck at the end of the week (very hard earned and deserved) and treating myself to something I have had my eye on. For today's post I just wanted to share an OOTD of some of the things I have recently picked up on my last shopping binge. You all know I love me some kimonos and of course I had to snag this sheer floral one for my collection. I also picked up a few dainty necklaces, an oversized  simple tee, and some shorts. So for all the shopaholics out there, don't worry because I am right there with ya! Oh and if you need a shopping buddy feel free to hit me up:) I am always available to shop! Thank youuuuuuu xoxo Kendall 






Kimono: Pacsun 
Gypsy Necklace: Brandy Melville
Shorts: Free People

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Warped Tour '14



So big news everyone!! I finally popped my Warped Tour cherry! I have been looking forward to this weekend all summer anxiously awaiting this fun-filled adventure and being reunited with my Orlando BFF's. If you have never been to Warped Tour it is basically an all day music festival type concert filled with rock, alternative, metal, and pop-punk bands from across the country. This year some of the bands on the tour included Breathe Carolina, The Story So Far, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Issues, Yellowcard, and my all time fav Mayday Parade (just to name a few). I am so happy that I was able to spend time with my girls Devin and Laura in Orlando for a much needed girls weekend. I was pre-warned that it would be a hot one so I dressed accordingly in a crop top and shorts, and believe me I am so glad I did. Luckily the weather held up and we were able to enjoy some awesome music together. As always, stay tuned for more adventures and fashion inspo. xoxo Kendall 






Bottoms: Vintage thrifted 
Shoes: Vans 
Sunglasses: Forever 21 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sunshine and Soul Sisters


This past weekend I had the luxury of spending the day with one of my best friends in North Florida. For a late birthday gift I took her to the beach for a day filled with paddle boarding, relaxation and lots of laughter. Lately I have been realizing that as I grow older I won't have as many opportunities like these to spend time with my dear friends as we all venture out into the real world. So I have really been trying to cherish these moments as much as possible. Our day started of with an iced coffee run and ended by comparing our gnarly sunburns (oops..sorry mom!). Needless to say we definitely enjoyed some much needed fun in the sun. I hope you all had a great weekend as well:) xoxo Kendall










My Outfit: Free People Dress // Belk Sandals
Amber's Outfit: Pacsun Top (similar here) // Vintage Shorts (similar here) 





Thursday, July 3, 2014

Born to Be…


So this may seem like a shocker (..not really lol) but I really enjoy dressing for holidays and any sort of themed event! I know right about now you're probably thinking I am the lamest of the lame, but seriously I just can't get enough of it, especially since that means I have an excuse to buy more clothes and style new outfits haha! And the Fourth of July is no different for me. Although I am not a huge fan of the whole 'Merica trend going on, I could not resist throwing together this Americana look. But in all seriousness, lets not forget the bigger picture of why we celebrate this red, white and blue occasion…America's independence. For me independence means having the freedom to act how I want to act, dress how I want to dress, and be who I want to be. And I am forever grateful for this liberty. So with that being said I will leave you with this quote by Albert Camus, "Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." Stay safe and have a happy 4th!   --xoxo Kendall







Jewelry: Forever 21