So, tell me “Who is this chick?”
My name is Kendra, and I am simply a woman who loves fashion.  I’m known to spend my Saturdays rearranging my shoe collection for fun or trying on different outfits in my closet to create new looks.  Like any frugal fashionista, I appreciate a good bargain. But more importantly, I look for quality and longevity in the items I buy. I have absolutely no background in fashion (unless living in NYC for the past 11 years counts). I started Closet Confections as a way to catalog my daily style choices, and share my thoughts and inspirations about fashion with the rest of the world.

While I don’t think fashion has any rules, I do have a few guidelines that influence my personal style.  Here they are for those who care to know:

  1. If I wouldn’t want to be photographed in it, then I probably shouldn’t be wearing it. Not saying that I have to look like a glamour goddess everytime I step out of the house, but everything should at a minimum be clean, fit well, and most importantly, make me feel confident.
  2. High heels are FABULOUS, but not at the expense of damaging my tootsies. Whenever my feet are feeling a little worse for the wear, I immediately treat myself to a pedicure and give my toes a break by rocking super cute flats or low-heeled boots.
  3. Just like a house needs a sturdy foundation, any great outfit begins with the proper undergarments. With recent advances in underwear technology, things like VPL, falling bra straps, whale tail, muffin top syndrome, and boob spillage should be a thing of the past. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned slip.
  4. True style has nothing to do with money. While I do occasionally like to splurge, many of my favorite pieces cost me less than $50.
  5. Access to a good tailor and shoe cobbler are priceless! It’s amazing how a shorter hemline can instantly update a vintage dress, or how a new sole and a quick polish can breathe life into a pair of old boots.
  • Latosha robertson ctmb

    Hey Kendra!!! I love this blog!! Your style is awesome and fresh!!! I love it!!! Very proud of you and keep up the good work;)

  • Urban Intimates Girl

    Hey girlie! Love the blog! Great to meet you in NY!

  • Pals

    Hi Kendra, I like what you’ve written here. It’s an eye opener for me

  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    Cool, I’m glad you found it useful! :-)

  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    It was great meeting you too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • http://stylechic360.blogspot.com Stylechic360

    Great tips!

  • http://thelovelymundane.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    Found your blog through Already Pretty and I love your blog!

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Awesome! Thanks for reading. :-)

  • Cindy

    I just found your blog and you are darling!  Your style of bright colors and girly silhouettes is very similar to mine.  I”ll be adding you to my blogroll!

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  • KalypsoDiva D

    Hi Cindy!

    Someone posted, on a natural hair board site, a picture of one of your outfits along with a link to your blog. I loved the ensamble so much that I had to visit, and now I’m subscribed. You’re so pretty and I LOVE how you put your colors together! :-)

  • Sah103

    I love your blog. You have excellent taste. I’m sharing with all of my fashionista friends.

  • The Tiny Closet

    where oh where has this blog been all my life?  your photos, outfits and personality is a breath of fresh air!  Thanks for your comment, I am now hooked and following you!


  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    You’re welcome, and thanks for stopping by! :-)

  • Need Help

    Great blog, your looks are good inspiration for using my wardrobe in new ways.  I’m curious though, how tall are you?

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      So glad you’re enjoying the blog! I’m 5’7″ :-)

  • http://bcommanderinchic.com/ Bailey Nielson

    I love your blog, I can’t wait to read more. Thank you for everything you post. Great job. xoxo 

  • http://livingsimplistically.tumblr.com/ Christie R Edwards

    I really enjoy your blog!  I’m not in the fashion world but have used my new blog as an outlet as well.  Feel free to check me out at http://livingsimplistically.tumblr.com.  Looking forward to keeping up with you and styles!

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to checking out your blog as well.

  • LaToshia Smith-Brown

    WOW!!! You are such a breathe of fresh air and nice to see you’re a natural(hair)

  • MG

    I echo the sentiments of the poster below me. You are truely a  breath of fresh hair. I am now a stalker….I mean follower.

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Thanks for the follow! :-)

  • Kemi Sorinmade

    Agree with you on the tailor part. I just recently started altering most of my pants to give me a better fit in the hips.
    Kemi at http://www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com  

  • sabrina lashley

    Love your blog! Did you design your own page and who takes your creative pictures? Oh and I love the part about about wearing cute flats, I’m on a college campus so heels are not an option for everyday basis.

    Check out my blog please at http://ramencouture.blogspot.com/

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Yes, I designed the blog myself. My husband usually helps me snap pics and sometimes I do it myself using a tripod and remote. I do all of the post-production processing myself though. I’m glad you enjoyed the post about flats. :-)

      • MorganHarperNichols

        yay for having husbands around to do some snapping, haha! i do that too!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing… I have been looking for a good fashion blog done by an AA.. I like all of them, but I find that I may be able to relate more to someone that looks like me…..

    http://www.facebook.com/its.only.perm – MY NATURAL HAIR BLOG

  • Anonymous

    Wow…how did I not know about you.  Thanks so much for sharing your style with us.  You’re an amazing Fashinista!!!   I will be following your blog…Absolutely love everything that I’ve seen so far.

  • Vgriffin

    Hello Kendra,

    Time sure is of the essence.  I’m going to have to communicate with you more often to get things back in the rigt prospective.  I love what you’re doing keep on creating those fabulous trends.  Love ya.  Chat with you soon.

  • Stephanie

    I just discovered your blog last week while I was doing a Google search for the Marc Jacobs candy striped silk dress. I love your styling, I’m bookmarking your page and constantly checking back for ideas! Thanks for sharing these awesome style creations! Love it! :)

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      I’m glad you found me! Thanks for stopping by, and I’m happy to hear that you’ve gotten some great ideas. :-)

  • Lashleyb

    Hi Kendra! I love your style, energy and most of all commitment to what you love. Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration. Blessings.

  • http://www.acreativereality.com/ Kara | A Creative Reality

    Great blog Kendra! It’s very inspiring. You have a great sense of style! In my other life, I talk system testing and project statuses with IT Directors. It’s always good to see someone with a similar story. :)

  • http://www.indulgingmywanderlust.com/ Usha

    Kendra – I stumbled upon your blog via googling something and I LOVE IT! Combing through your archives all afternoon (shhhh pdt!)
    You have a new reader in me.

    Sincerely, a fellow NYC-er

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Hi there! So glad you found my blog and are enjoying it. :-)

  • MorganHarperNichols

    “If I wouldn’t want to be photographed in it, then I probably shouldn’t be wearing it.”

    Good rule! I’ll be remembering that! :)

  • modern sophisticate


    I love your style all around! Your fashion choices are fantastic and your writing voice is warm, engaging and intelligent.
    I just spent more than an hour playing with my clothes (trying things on, moving things around, creating “capsule collections” of must-wear-more items I forgot about…and your reference to your Saturday morning shenanigans made me feel a bit less crazy for it.
    Thanks for reminding us of these fundamental (but too easy to forget!!!) guidelines for fabulous, authentic style everyday.
    You have a new reader. :) Thank you!


    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Thanks so much for stopping by! :-)

  • Angela Bryant

    Hi Kendra,

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and have decided it’s time to revamp my OWN site. That said I’m really digging the layout you have now, especially the navi-bar. That said, do you happen to know/remember who designed this for you? Or better yet, is this DIY?

    • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

      Hi Angela. I’m glad you like the new layout. I designed it myself on WordPress. Good luck with your revamp, and thanks for reading! :-)