One of the great things about living in South Florida , is the fact that we can hold on to the summer well into the middle of November. Yup you read that correctly, in South Florida you will see people in short shorts,sundresses, and crop tops while the rest of the United States are trying to find their other glove and favorite scarf. Even now well into Fall, the weather down here doesn’t reflect the season and I’m still able to wear dresses like this gorgeous one from @shopdeuxreines , which is in a new color I’ve been trying out. Usually you will catch me in all black everything ( if you didn’t know, black is my happy color) but for the past month or so I’ve been trying to add a little more color into my wardrobe. I realized a few weeks ago I don’t really mind the colors red and yellow, now I can’t get away from them. I’ve started wearing a bold red lip everyday with matching Big Apple Red by OPI nails, but with all that being said let me not fool you… let alone myself by making it seem like I’m going to stop wearing all black . Matter of fact I’m completely eager for the cool weather to roll in so I can wear my black without dying of heat stroke. Whenever the temperature finally decides to drops below 72 degrees I plan on being in full Fall/Winter attire and this includes scarfs ( you’ve been warned! ). Until then it’s not so shorts shorts and dresses for the next few weeks.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set down to write this post about me not going to New York Fashion Week, let’s just say I planned for this to be up way before fashion week even started, but here we are a week later and I still don’t really have the words. So let’s just start at the beginning,way before Oh Yeah Kendra was a thought, I dreamed of attending New York Fashion Week. I didn’t know how it was going to happen but I knew it would. A few months back after Swim Week, a PR company that invited me to a few Swim Week shows. Asked me if I would be in New York during fashion week, now prior to this email I had no plans of attending New York fashion week, but as soon as receiving this email I began searching for flights and a possible Airbnb to stay in. The next day I went into work and requested the necessary days off. All was going to plan until a week before my trip to New York Fashion Week. My dog that has been a member of the family for the past 14 years fell ill, and attending fashion week took a back sit to everything going on in my life. Even though I would no longer be attending the shows I was invited to, I decided to still take the time off. The first two days of my stay home vaca I took it easy and the norm, you know browsing Instagram and spend countless hour watch Netflix. By the third and I became restless and began to work on blog post, redesigned @shop.hazed website( I finished it in one day) and shot some of the branded content that up coming due dates. You guessed it at this point I need a vacation from my vacation, so I put the phone and iPad down just in time to celebrate my mother’s 68th Birthday. Usually on her birthday I end up having to work because if you work retail you know you days and nights aren’t really yours, but since this year I wasn’t working I was able to spend the day with her. We first we to a cycling class because cycling is now my thing and I’m trying to make it hers ( so far she’s into it, or at least pretending she is lol) and later in the evening my brother and nieces stopped by to surprise her and celebrate with cake and ice cream. After everyone left and it was just the two of us, I asked her did she enjoy her birthday and she replied…. “This was the best one yet”. At that moment I realized everything truly happens for a reason. There will always be more fashion shows or events or what ever but you have to take the time to spend no matter how simple the moment is with the ones you love.
As spring approaches and South Florida’s weather gets back to normal ( so tired of the fake winter we’ve been having for the past few months), I’m staring to incorporate bold colors and patterns into my daily wardrobe. I don’t know if it was the time off or my trip to Medellín, but I’ve definitely been inspired to wear idgf outfits. I feel like in the past I was afraid to wear outfits that were to outside the box in fear that I would get those “wtf was she thinking” stares, but now I could careless. The bolder, the brighter, the better, because honestly #icantkillmyself2018. I’m not going to stump my creativity for the sake of the Florida “norm”.
I had the pleasure of attending the #LOEWEprojects x Solar Magazine Launch, which showcased the Marquetry Collection. The Loewe space alone is breathtaking, it houses a stone barn from the middle ages that was taken apart and then reassembled once inside the store( yeah I know….). The Marquetry collection consist of bags and furniture constructed in leather, that was cut and place on top of each other to create intricate patterns.Most of the patterns were recreated from silk prints found in LOEWE’s archives. The 170 year old luxury house was giving me major bag, house, and wardrobe envy.