Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Random Wednesday #36 - Kendra Scott

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Forever 21 Dress (option) (option) // Kendra Scott Necklace (exact) // Forever 21 Earrings (option) (option) // Forever 21 Glasses (option) (option) // Target Sandals (exact) (option)

If you know me, you know I am a budget shopper. I tend to stray from spending extra dollars on clothes, accessories or shoes.

Today, I am straying from my beliefs. I will say that I have been a fan and will always be a cheerleader for Kendra Scott. Maybe it's because she is a fellow Austinite, but most likely it is due to the fact that she is a woman who had a dream and went for it. She started her business in her home when times were "rough". She didn't give up on herself or her kids. She dreamed....she visioned....she succeeded. 

Look at her now. She has been featured in almost every national style magazine known to man. Women of all ages and walks of life are wearing and styling her pieces. Can you get something similar to her brand for less money? Of course, but is it Kendra Scott? No. Her line is the epitome of classic elegance. I am willing to bet that most of us own a least one set of earrings from her line or at the very least lust over a set.

Ms. Scott started her empire in Austin and her original store is based here. If you live in the Austin area, I am pretty sure you are no stranger to her name and the South Congress shop.

She is an inspiration. She made her dreams reality. She didn't inherit a family business. She worked day and night for it. That's why I will support her, even though it may not be up my "budget" alley. I encourage you to do a little research on Kendra Scott. She will take your breath away and hopefully push you to follow your dreams and aspirations. I know she is definitely one of my role models.

I had the privilege of attending a benefit for the Dell Children's Hospital with my friend, Joy, at her Austin store last night. It was full of ladies, a cocktail and candy bar and of course filled with drool worthy jewels.

I scooped up a few new killer pieces that I can't wait to style and made a few new friends along the way.


No, I am not getting free jewelry or compensation for this post. I just truly have a passion for this designer, her philanthropist ways and her heart and drive. I believe that when you purchase Kendra Scott you not just buying a piece of jewelry, you are supporting someone's dream...a dream that we all have to make our mark on this world and to do something that actually makes a difference. Again, I encourage you to read Kendra' story. After doing so, I think you'll agree with me. 

Happy Shopping!

 **If you are linking up today, I kindly ask that you follow my blog and link back to it in your post. Oh, and go meet some new friends!
 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.

Shanna

58 comments:

Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

I am loving that mint green dress. Seriously crushing on it! And love your outfit for the event! Thanks so much for always being you! Oh and hosting this awesome link party! ;) It lets me be myself...random. lol

Kylie Rae said...

Its so inspiring to hear stories that we can relate to and to see someones dreams become a reality truly out of hard work and dedication. So glad you shared Kendra with us :)

Oh, and that color is beautiful on you Shanna!

xo, Kylie Rae
Shimmer Me Pretty

prettyanddelectable.com said...

So pretty! I am a huge fan of Kendra Scott jewelry... such beautiful pieces and the story behind her business is so inspiring!

Monique McCray-Alexander said...

Love the necklace! I'm still wary about spending more on jewelry but this collection has me rethinking that. Both outfits are cute especially the mint maxi. :-)

Mo
Who is that girl Mo?

Rebekah Bradford said...

Those pictures of you are so pretty! I love the colors of your outfit too!

http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love love love Kendra Scott!! Loved seeing all the pics on IG last night. Beautiful dress in mint. I'm loving maxis right now. Beautiful necklace. I have jewelry envy. ; ) I just hosted my first ever trend spin linkup yesterday and the theme is mint. I would love for you to linkup if you get the chance. Have a great day!
walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Beautiful outfit as always and love the dress you wore to the event...such a fun print!! and so sexy with the one shoulder!! ;) I've said it before...I'm not so much a jewelry person...but the blue necklace you posted above is gorgeous!!

Sacramento Amate said...

Beautiful dress Shanna.
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Ashley said...

I am going to have to check out her line. I agree...I think it's incredible when someone works from the ground up to become successful. This outfit is beautiful on you, Shanna!

Susan Jeffries said...

I am loving her jewelry line! But I love her success story even more! My husband and I built a business from the ground up and it takes a ton of time and energy. I am impressed by her dedication. I love your dress at the Girls Night Out! I was able to link up with you for the first time today! I am a new blogger and I am just learning my way around ! Thanks, Susan

Danavee said...

I'll have to head her way........I must live in a cave as I've never heard of her.

Love your outfit. Great pics.

Jen and Jo said...

I completely agree with the post and I feel the same way about Tory Burch. Girl power at its finest. :)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I've never even heard of her. I checked the link out though. Good for her! I love your off the shoulder dress too with those boots. hubba hubba mama!!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

JP Lord said...

You know it's coming - I love this outfit! It's so simple and your pictures are amazing girl, just amazing.
xo

Whitney James said...

LOVE the dress. Great color!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love a good hard work success story. Gorgeous jewels too!

mama-andmore said...

Wonderful story, and I love your passion. I also seriously love yours and your friend's outfits for the event, fab fab fab! I've linked up at 66 and also 67 with my two different blogs, thanks so much for hosting!

Allison said...

Speaking of Kendra Scott, I am KINDA OBSESSED! In fact, I'm giving a pair away on my blog today :) Heheheh! Her store in Austin is just so cute. I need to go again STAT to get a new pair of earrings :)

Susan said...

I had an opp to check out her site and the pieces are just gorgeous! Looking lovely girl. xo

Megan. OneFifteenDanville. said...

I got that dress in coral and loveee it! f21 comes through for the win!

TheTinyHeart said...

That mint maxi is sooo pretty on you! The event looks like it was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what other pieces you got!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
PayPal Giveaway!

Meg O. said...

I had no idea that Kendra Scott was from Austin and her amazing story. That makes me love her stuff even more!!!

Lindsay @ Love In Her Eyes said...

You look gorgeous!!! Oh my word everything about your outfit. Fabulous!!
Love Kendra Scott. My family lives in Texas and my sister works at Nordstroms in Dallas and says Kendra Scott is a big thing. Cant wait to go there and check it out in person :)

Always Maylee said...

I love the maxi dress and the other dress you wore to the event. You look so gorgeous! Sounds like a great and inspiring story and good for her. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jamie said...

Wow, this dress looks simply amazing on you! What a great color and shape. Your pictures are beautiful!

The Blue Hour

Megan Maddison said...

Love the color of that dress. You look great!

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Helene said...

i love it, sometimes you just have to talk about your fave brands- compensation or not. LOVE

Rachel Lynne said...

Gorgeous dress and photos Shanna! :) So pretty as usual!

Tiffany said...

You look so fabulous and Kendra Scott jewelry is so lovely!

Sarah Tucker said...

That necklace is perfection at its best! I wish I could buy a piece of Kendra....maybe for our anniversary the hubs will. I'll throw hints his way ;)

Sarah said...

Loving that mint green dress and jewelry, I wish I could pull off something like that, you look great!

Georgina said...

I absolutely LOVE it when bloggers talk about a brand they love solely because they love the line (and the companys socially responsible ways.) I also really love that dress! xo

Karen Curtis said...

I love both outfits you are wearing in this post. I love your friend's outfit too! Can't wait to read Kendra's story...I already appreciate her designs!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Lori said...

Love both looks! And your friend's outfit is super cute too! Where did you get the dresses y'all are wearing at Kendra Scott? Beautiful!
~Lori

Ashley Taylor said...

Love how you styled these shots :) The setting is perfect!

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Amanda Cobb said...

So pretty! I love the mint with the coral and gold. You look great!

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

I love Kendra Scott too! And I'm a budget shopper myself! Always down for a good sale! Your outfits are cute! It proves you don't need to spend a ton of money to look cute! Keep doing what you're doing girl!

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

I love Kendra's jewelry... absolutely LOVE IT. This is my first time doing your link up! I added your button my "party page!". Bye gorgeous :)

J and A said...

Love both of these dresses in this post! You Shanna are beautiful.

Lora Knight said...

OK. I am LOVING every single thing about this right now!!! The colors. Style. Accessories. OMG. Perfection!!!

Kinda weird that one of my college roommates is named Kendra Scott, LOL! I had to do a major double-take at first!!!

xo
Lora
loraknight.blogspot.com

Lindsey @ Life on Countryside said...

love the green dress but love the dress you wore to the event even more. I couldn't find if you put where it was from....where is it from?! :)

Niki Caron said...

I love Kendra Scott! I purchased my very first pair of Kendra Scott earrings for my honeymoon and I have been obsessed ever since! The event looks like it was so much fun (and for a great cause)!

Candida Maceo said...

Wow, I actually never knew anything about Kendra Scott - but now I'm totally intrigued. Love hearing stories like this, so thanks for sharing. And I adore the dress you wore to the event!

Candida
www.merchmaven.com

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

I love the photos of you in the mint dress!! The lighting is perfect and you look beautiful! :)

xoxo

Kym said...

Oh, that dress looks so comfortable! And the field you're in is beautiful. I pretty much want to be in that photo shoot with you :)
xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

TaraMixandMatch said...

That dress looks so, so pretty on you...and I love the color!

Alissa Kelly said...

This dress is gorg on you - love the necklace!!! KS's pieces are sooo fab!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Caitlin C. said...

Seriously.. these photos are PERFECT! Could not be more in love!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Beautiful necklace! I love that you're supporting a local artist and woman. That maxi looks like the perfect summer dress!

So sad I missed RW today, but hopefully I will be back next week!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Agnes Mayer said...

Love the dress and sounds like a fabulous evening shopping for jewelry. Love it!!!

Stop by and enter my sephora giveaway and link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

omg i think i saw her store when i was in austin! that last pic of you there looks like a familiar place!!!

Annie said...

You & Joy are too cute! Love love love that coral necklace you're wearing...SO pretty :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

She is quite and amazing woman! I am super glad you got to go to such a great event. JEALOUS.

Tell me more about the dress you wore. I think we've seen it on here before? I love it and I need it.

Lisette said...

You are so gorgeous! Love that green outfit on you! (And I'm calling it an outfit because I don't wanna call it something it's not!)

Ashleigh said...

That dress and necklace are amazeballs!
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Jessica said...

1st of all I am in love with your outfit. And 2nd of all that was nicely written. I love Kendra Scott. I don't own any of her jewelry because it is a little over my price range, but I cannot help myself from lusting over her items. I am actually saving up to buy one of her earrings. I am in love. Great post.


<3,
Jessica
http://lightscamerajessica.blogspot.com

Janna Renee said...

I LOOOOOOVE that mint dress. Holy moly it is just perfect!

{DallasLeopard} said...

I LOVE this mint Maxi~!!!

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