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Trench Love


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I still have been wearing beanies and trench coats pretty much on the daily over here! I love this trench from Forever 21 in particular because of how lightweight it is. This is the perfect piece to transition into spring. It still keeps me warm if I pair a thick scarf on top.
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I hope you all are having a great week so far! I’m heading up to LA tomorrow and will be staying there all weekend to attend some fun beauty events. I’ll make sure to post some pics on Instagram and Snapchat (kendraatkins)!

 

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Beanie Life


Happy Monday everyone! I had a busy weekend. We went to visit our friends who just had a baby and spent the morning with them. Afterwards we drove out to Julian to explore the town a little since Andrew and I haven’t been there before. It was super cute, and super small. We had some coffee and pie which was delicious. We also did a little antique shopping, which has become my new obsession. It is so satisfying when you find something so unique. There is this place on the way out to Julian that is called The Barn I believe. It was so great. I got a few old books and another milk glass vase. On Sunday we drove up to Newport to watch the Hawks game with a friend. What a crazy game! If you watched it, you know what I mean!

Today’s outfit is so warm and cozy. I love starting with neutral colors and then adding in pops of color with my accessories. I have been wearing beanies practically everyday. They keep me nice and warm, and also look super cute. My scarf and top are currently on sale at Loft so hurry before they are gone! They are linked down below! Have a great week guys!
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top: loft

jeans: nordstrom

boots: steve madden

scarf: c/o windsor

coat: c/o fashion nova (use code XOKENDRA for a discount on your purchase!)

sunnies: rayban

beanie: loft

bag: c/o forever 21 (similar)


 


Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas Eve everyone! This morning I wanted to share some pictures of our holiday decor! I felt like this was such a long holiday season full of parties, decorating and so much sugar! Andrew and I were at Disneyland the other day and it was swamped with people. I think we hit a wall and realized we need a break from both Disney (I know shocking!), and also people. Christmas functions become a bit overwhelming at times and I think January is such a great time to regain your energy and clarity for the new year. So with that said, time to show you some pictures of our decor. It isn’t a ton, but we have been in apartments up until this year so I never really bought too many things for Christmas. I might go shopping after Christmas to get some more things for next year!
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We got a fake tree this year from Lowes. I wasn’t even planning on it, but when we saw how real it looked we thought it was a no-brainer. We ended up getting the 7.5 foot one and it fits perfectly. I also love not having to water it! Our tree skirt is from West Elm, but unfortunately is sold out. But I love the faux fur look. For our whole tree theme it ended up looking very cozy and cabin-like. Reindeer and flannel wrapping paper will do that! (I found all my wrapping paper from Target this year.)withkendra.com

I love building upon our ornament collection each year. Andrew and I give each other one every Christmas and I always look forward to it! A few places I love to get mine from are Pottery Barn (wait till they go on sale), Michaels, West Elm, and Pier 1.withkendra.com

(mantel decor from homegoods and michaels)

We found new stockings this year from West Elm (again, out of stock…so sorry!). The green one is for our sweet pup and those were the ones we used to use in our old apartments! I found those at Target three years ago. withkendra.com

I am a huge fan of putting greenery everywhere possible! It adds a cozy feel and is super easy. I also love that you can make it your own by sticking some metallic beads or pinecones in it. You can see I don’t like to use very bright decorations. I like them to just blend with our normal decor.withkendra.com

(candle and holder: target)

How cute are those baby pinecones!? I found them at Kohls and they add just a touch of sparkle to our door.
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(trees: homegoods)

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(mirror: ballard designs // table: joss and main // trees: target)

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family! Thanks so much for being a part of my life. I can’t wait for the new year and all it has in store!

 


Classics


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*use code KENDRA30 for 30% off your entire order with RO & DE noir

*use code XOKENDRA for 15% off your entire order with Fashion Nova


top: c/o RO & DE noir

pants: c/o fashion nova

coat: c/o RO & DE noir

shoes: c/o windsor (similar)

sunnies: c/o windsor (similar)


Sometimes you just need to wear black. I’m slightly obsessed with this coat from RO & DE noir. It is super warm and so chic with any outfit. I’m am completely in the holiday spirit these days, wearing warm coats, drinking white russians and listening to Christmas music 24/7. And I finished all my holiday shopping yesterday. It was a Christmas miracle! I hope you are all enjoying December so far. Only 14 more days until Christmas!

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Trenched


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coat: c/o h&m (similar)

dress: c/o fashion nova

booties: sam edelman (similar)

sunnies: loft

necklaces: c/o miranda frye 1 + 2

(SALE ALERT: Starting black Friday – Jan. 1st, the entire Miranda Frye site will be 25% percent off with code MFSEASON! Don’t miss out!)


Something I have been loving lately are midi dresses. For some reason I never used to wear them, but I find them to be extremely comfortable and work for many occasions. Especially black ones. You can add a jacket, some jewelry, and you look totally put together. Especially with the holidays coming up, this style of dress would be perfect for a work party, Christmas Eve, or just a night out.

How is Thanksgiving in a few days?? Are you all ready? Good grief the holidays snuck up on me this year. My parents are going to be out of town so we’ll be spending the day with Andrew’s family. Usually we flip flop between our parents house’s because they both live in the same town. Are any of you hosting Thanksgiving this year? I think once Andrew and I have our house fulling furnished I’ll want to have it here. I’m a sucker for pretty tablescapes! I also wanted to remind you that I’ll be doing multiple gift guides this year so make sure to check back for more! And on Thanksgiving I’l have a list of sales you won’t want to miss! Have a great day!



Over The Knee


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dress: c/o forever 21

boots: nordstrom

bag: c/o forever 21

necklace: c/o forever 21

sunnies: c/o forever 21


Hey guys! I’ve been so excited to share this outfit with you. Forever 21 just launched a new shop section called Forever 21 Now and in honor of it, I have some super affordable pieces for you to shop! They’ll launch new pieces every week based on current trends. Check out their instagram HERE. I love mixing things up and trying out new styles. I decided to wear a darker lip for this ‘mostly’ black look because it’s fall, so why not! The lip color I’m wearing is the color I created in a recent video. You can watch that HERE. I’m loving this dress with the fringe sleeves. I think it adds a little edge to a simple dress. To make it more fall appropriate I added over the knee boots which I am so obsessed with. These are incredibly comfortable and dress up any outfit. I think these would look great with some skinny jeans! Let me know what styles you have been loving this season in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!


 


Comfy + Cozy


Happy Thursday! I hope you have all been having a great week so far. I feel like I’ve been all over the place this week! I went up to LA on Tuesday for a dinner with Kevin Murphy and I’m going back up for another event tonight. It’s definitely nice being able to drive to LA for events, but the traffic is so brutal. But tonight I’m lucky because one of my friends is going to drive with me. Time always goes faster when driving with a friend! Something great happened yesterday, it was cloudy all day! Haha, I know all of you who live anywhere other than California are rolling your eyes. This is big news over here! It’s been in the low 80’s high 70’s which I know is still warm, but sadly it feels so much cooler. I’ll take 78 over 105 any day! One other totally random thing, I finished season 6 of Vampire Diaries last night, it was so intense! I am almost caught up! Anyways, I hope you all enjoy today’s outfit. Thanks for stopping by!

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sweater: c/o vintage havana – similar HERE

(use code KENDRA20 for 20% off vintage havana)

jeans: c/o fashion nova

(use code XOKENDRA for a discount on fashion nova)

sunnies: loft

shoes: vans

bag: c/o windsor


 


Pumpkin Donut Muffins


It is pumpkin season! My goodness it is everywhere I look! But I am totally fine with it because I love me some pumpkin. So I just posted a new video on my channel showing how to make these pumpkin donut muffins. If you aren’t in the mood to read, come watch the video HERE. These little drops of heaven were super easy to make and got my husband’s approval! (basically they don’t taste gluten free!) I made these first with a little too much batter in each muffin tin, so the next time baking I filled them up only about half way and they turned out much better. I like how these are honestly a perfect mix between a donut and a muffin. Incredibly moist, satisfying and just the right about of pumpkin. I hope you all enjoy!

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 What you will need:

(pumpkin donut muffins)
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 egg

(cinnamon sugar topping)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

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1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray and fill 1/2 way up with batter.

3. Cook for about 10 minutes at 350. (I stick a fork in one at 10 min. and if it comes out clean they are done. If there is still batter on the fork I put them back in for a few minutes.)

4. Brush just the tops with melted butter. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar all around entire donut muffin.

5.  Enjoy.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Donut Muffins

original recipe HERE



Pumpkin Patch


The other day I went to the pumpkin patch with my friends and I took some pics to share with you guys! Nothing like a rustic pumpkin patch, am I right? I was really hoping for a legit corn maze but there was only a hay maze. Meaning we could see everything over hip-level. Super fun for little kids, not too scary for this 26-year-old. Have you guys been to a pumpkin patch yet? I always try to go every year to get in the fall spirit. Andrew couldn’t go this year because he has his Board exam this Wednesday so he’s been studying like a maniac. Which is great! But I’m ready to get my husband back soon! Once he is done, he’ll be completely done with school and can start working full time! I’m so proud of him for all he has accomplished. If any of you have gone through physical therapy school, you know what a job it is. Being married to someone going through it felt like I was in school for three more years too. (Okay, I know it was harder for him. But still!)

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Pumpkin patches are totally acceptable photoshoot locations right? I’m going with yes! I loved how all these little families are walking by me trying to pose… One day I’ll have cute pictures of my little kids, but for now it’s just me haha.
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I used to love salt water taffy. But now I look at it and think instant cavity.withkendra.comwithkendra.com

Here is our wheel barrel of pumpkins! We later went home and painted them. Way less clean up and mess. And the pumpkins last way longer.
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Our super fast and wild hay ride.

withkendra.comI hope you all have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!


top: urban outfitters

jeans: c/o windsor

flannel: c/o windsor

booties: c/o windsor (similar here)

sunnies: c/o windsor



Cover|FX Foundations


Hey guys! So I posted a video on my channel, you can watch that HERE all about Cover FX’s foundations. You all know I use these most days and I get a lot of questions asking which one I like the best. The truth is, it depends on what kind of makeup look I want that day. If I want a full face of makeup that will hold up all day, or just a light application for running errands. I made this video to help you differentiate them from one another in terms of the finish and amount of coverage they give. Check down below for a condensed version of each of these products. I’ll let you know why I use different ones for different occasions.


All Cover FX product are free of the inflammatory 5: gluten, mineral oil, talc, parabens and fragrance.
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1. BB Gel Mattifying Anti-Blemish Treatment: This BB Gel feels super lightweight on the skin. It gives medium coverage and leaves a matte finish. So if you have oily or acne-prone skin you would love this. There is 1% salicylic treatment, so it helps heal and prevent blemishes while you wear it. This is my go-to when my skin is acting up, especially during hormonal breakouts. It also has thyme extract to help clarify the skin and EVERMAT to reduce pore size and control shine.

2. Pressed Mineral Foundation: I’m more of a liquid foundation type of gal, so I use this to set my other foundations. But if you prefer powder foundation, then this will be great for you! It gives a natural matte finish and provides sheer to buildable coverage. There is amazonian clay to help absorb excess oil and control shine along with green tea leaf extract to calm the skin.

3. Total Cover Cream Foundation: If you are looking for total coverage this is for you! It is a foundation and concealer in one so you can apply all over and then spot treat for more coverage. This has SPF 30 but it still photographs beautifully. I always use this on brides because it gives a natural radiant finish that holds up all day long and feels light on the skin. This foundation also has vitamin E to provide antioxidant protection and promote skin cell renewal. Also, this is good for any skin types, especially sensitive.

4. Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation: This foundation is great for those of you with normal to dry skin. It gives a satin/dewy finish and will last all day long! I find this foundation to be very hydrating and it’s also anti-aging which is always a plus! Since I find this formula to be pretty rich, I like to mix in a drop or two of my Custom Infusion Drops to sheer it out a bit. I’ve been wearing this foundation basically all month!


Let me know if you use any of Cover FX’s foundations, and which are your favorites!