Kendi of Kendi Everyday is a small town girl living the dream in Texas. And Kendi’s blog is aptly named—she seems super down to earth, like the best friend you always wanted. Kendi and her husband spend their free time camping and visiting wineries (no cow tipping for them!). Check out her interview to hear about how shy she is (I don’t believe it) and what she does when she’s not blogging. You’ll fall in love with her namesake dress and her favorite ModCloth pieces, which are perfect for an everyday girl ready to add a little pizazz to her look.
Who are your style icons? What else inspires your sense of style?
I’ve always loved Audrey Hepburn, she had such grace and her style was so clean and classic. Nowadays I love Rachel Bilson’s style, she has such a laid back approach to fashion. I gain tons of inspiration from other bloggers as well as street style blogs. Magazines are also great sources for me in my sense of style. But honestly sometimes just being out and seeing how other people are dressing serves as the biggest inspiration to me. People watching is great if your in need of inspiration.
What blogs do you follow?
I follow so many blogs, it’s hard to keep up! But some of my favorites are What I Wore, Calivintage, Orchid Grey and My Edit. They each have such unique and different styles, but they all are great inspirations for my wardrobe.
What is your favorite way to have fun in your small town?
Our town is small but I don’t give it enough credit for being quaint. During the summer, my husband and I will float the river on inner tubes with some friends or we’ll go camping. All around our town are local wineries, sometimes we go on a wine-tasting and tour. Other than that we normally just stay home, watch movies and make each other laugh. (I bet you were expecting me to say cow-tipping, weren’t you?)
What are your hobbies?
You mean besides blogging? ;) I play guitar and I like to paint. I’m not great at either, but it doesn’t stop me from playing or creating. I also have a habit of starting a book and never finishing. I’m becoming really good at that one.
Do you have a favorite food?
Macaroni and cheese. Is there anything better than cheese and pasta? (The answer is no.)
If you could live in the pages of a book or on the set of a movie, which book or movie would it be? Why?
I’d live in the pages of The Great Gatsby. I’m fascinated by that era and the way people lived their lives. The setting of the book and the fashions were so extravagant, I would love to have been a fly on the wall at one of their soirees.
What would the perfect romantic date be for you?
I’m not much on romance—I’m more of a dinner and a movie kind of girl. You take me to dinner and a movie and you’ve got a date for life! That’s exactly what my husband did, except he sprung for popcorn and candy. That’s what really sealed the deal.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m actually pretty shy when I first meet someone. And by pretty shy I mean quiet and kind of awkward. I bet most people wouldn’t expect that after reading my blog, well maybe the awkward part but not the shyness.
Do you have any secret dreams for the future?
Of course! I hope to continue to write and style for my blog as well as continuing to help my husband in his photography business. My biggest secret I think is yet to be discovered, but I’m excited to figure it out.
And don’t forget to check out all of Kendi’s favorite ModCloth pieces!
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