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Try to imagine having the dream of starting a business as a first time mother with only $500 to start with. Sounds impossible right? Well it’s not! That, my friends, is how Kendra Scott started her multi-million (yes I said million) dollar jewelry empire. What did she purchase with the $500? All of the materials she would need to begin making her own jewelry samples, which she then carried with her from store to store. Mind you, she did all of this while having her newborn son in tow. That is SO admirable to me. I love hearing success stories like that because it really inspires me to continue to push towards my goals. Last week, some very lucky Atlanta bloggers and I had the honor of attending a private media event at the new Kendra Scott store at the Shops Around Lenox Mall in Buckhead. We even got the opportunity to have a long chat with Kendra and to hear her success story. She was so sweet and down to earth. You can tell her heart goes into her brand. As for the store, talk about overwhelmed…in a GOOD way! I literally got flustered at the sight of all that gorgeous jewelry. The inside of the store is so beautiful, it looks like the inside of the closet I wish I had (think Carrie Bradshaw’s closet from the Sex in the City movie). There are drawers upon drawers full of baubles! And don’t let me neglect to mention the Color Bar! Wanna mix and match your stones to make a piece your own? Well, you can do that using the Color Bar AND you don’t have to wait. The staff is trained to make the jewelry so it only takes 5 minutes and you can walk out of the store with your custom-made piece!
My outfit du jour was a simple, yet chic Yvonne Sweatshirt Maxi Dress that was gifted to me from Tart Collections. I purposely elected not to wear any jewelry around my neck because I knew I would be trying on some of the pieces in the store. Kendra was nice enough to provide me with a pair of Elle Earrings in Neon Yellow, so of course I wore those. As a “thank you for coming”, all of the attendees were given a Long Station Necklace from the new Marrakech Collection! I’m so glad I didn’t wear anything around my neck because as soon as I got, I put it on!
Here’s are a few pics from the event:
And here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Megan of Lush to Blush
I seriously plan to live in Kendra Scott’s new store. I am in LOVE with my new pieces! I’m equally thrilled with my new maxi dress because it’s SO soft and comfortable! The fit is perfection too! If you live in the Atlanta area, be sure to visit Kendra’s new store in Buckhead, and check out Tart Collections, they have some fantastic dresses and jumpsuits!
So, do you own any Kendra Scott pieces?
*As always, all opinions are 100% my own
Until next time!