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 you may know by now, I launched my online boutique Hazed and for the past month it’s been my main focus. I spend majority of my free time working on my boutique, so much I put blogging on the back burner. I got into the mind set of designing a web site and curating merchandise for my boutique that would appeal to everyone, and kinda lost my creativity. So I made a decision to not to sell pieces that were safe and easy, but to sell pieces that would not necessarily be a go to for most but would be great additions to anyone’s wardrobe and to use my blog as a platform to show how to style the pieces in your everyday life(you know two birds one stone). *side note have you guys noticed my new found love of crop tops? Keep an eye out for them on @shophazed*
As long as can remember, I’ve had a feeling that I’ve was born in the wrong decade and missed the golden age of the 70s. I am completely in love with the disco era, from the music to the fashion. One of all time favorite artist is the legendary Jimi Hendrix, yes ladies and gentlemen Jimi. He has been setting my sole on fire since I was 15 and you through I didn’t realize it tell later in life as so my fashion sense.Who doesn’t love a high waisted long wide leg pant ?!? It makes you look taller then life. 70s influence can be seen in all of my everyday looks, whether it’s a high waist jeans,band T-shirts or big glam hair. What did decade do you identify with? And where do you grab your style influence from?
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”.
As you know by now from my InstaStory ( If your not follow me, I’m judging you…. click HERE to follow my crazy/sometimes weird life and daily inspirations ) , I am in love with the revamp of 80s and 90s style with a touch of western flair. As soon as I laid my eyes on this top by the Persian brand Zadig et Voltaire, I knew I wanted to style it with some type of leather and lots of gold chains. Wala begins you to today post, an 80s/90s with a hint of western, Shirt can be purchased HERE , Bootie are from my all time shopping go to Zara purchase it HERE , chain are buy jewelry boutique @viembazaar and can be purchased HERE . what do you guys think of these trend do you love them or wish it would stop?
I consider myself queen of the oversized outfit, but this week I decided to step out of my comfort zone and shoot a look I wouldn’t normally choose to wear. Even though the outfit is out of my comfort zone it still consist of all my go to’s. A Band T(which I honestly may own way to many of…. said no one ever!), velvet ( keep I eye out for it in post to come because it fall and duh), and of course a comfy sneaker. I recently purchased this Rolling Stones brand T from cotton and have been living in it, the shirt is currently sold out but you can find a similar one HERE. The skirt I purchase during a rushed shopping trip to Zara, I was initially to looking for something to wear to dinner (causal) when I came across this skirt. When I purchased it I had no idea if I would actually wear the skirt but I knew I had to have it, you can purchase it HERE. My vans I’ve had for some time now and their the right amount of worn in, I find myself grabbing for these before any of my other shoes. Eventually all purchase a new pair( more then likely when they fall apart) and kept these as back ups, if you don’t already own a pair…. shame on you your missing out and get you some HERE.