On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of going to a blogger event at the new Kendra Scott store at Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis. It was so great getting to catch up with local bloggers, meet the store staff, and shop all the gorgeous jewels.
The store could not have been more stunning! Kendra personally picks out each and every fixture, accessory, and finish for each unique location. She should probably start a home decor line, because I'd like her to decorate my house too please ;) Seriously though, the presentation of everything was utter perfection, from the bold shelves and gleaming brass knobs on the islands, to the delicate Kendra Scott logo engraved on the jewelry stands and the perfectly curated accessories.
|image via Champagne & Polka Dots|
While there, I got to catch up with some of my favorite local ladies: Caryl (More Pieces of Me), Jenna (Champagne & Polka Dots), Psyche (Economy of Style), and Yasmin (Bangles & Bungalows). It was also so fun meeting the local Kendra Scott staff. In all my experience with different companies and brands, I have never been so enamored with the cumulative staff of an organization. Without fail, I pretty much want to be everyones' best friend. They're so personable, helpful, and just downright fun.
There were tasty snacks, beverages, and the most delicious cookies ever- gooey butter cookies. They're a St. Louis tradition, so I loved seeing that nod to our city.
Of course I had to check out the new Winter collection too, Mirror Mirror. When in New York during Fashion Week, we got to see a preview of the collection, but I think just enough time passed that it was all new and exciting to me again. All the pieces are so gorgeous. There are a lot of drusy pieces, quartz, and unique metals like rose gold and gunmetal. While I did go home with a few new goodies, there are plenty more I adored...
I tried that drusy collar on in NY and it is AH-mazing. The quartz ring and necklace were SO tempting, but I ended up with the longer quartz pendant instead. I very much suspect the ring will join the family in time :) The drusy drops were stunning in person, however I'm not much of a drop earring person, so I couldn't justify them at that price point. If you have any kind of special occasion coming up though, I would highly recommend them.
Ultimately, I went home with a few goodies... We were given the Palmer Earrings for attending (yay!), and I bought a couple items too- the Gemma Earjackets, which double as a simple stud OR a dramatically glitzy drop earring, and the Nora Necklace. It was a really hard decision, but these were the two pieces that I was initially drawn to when I first saw the collection. AND if you subscribe to Kendra Scott emails, you get 50% off one item during your birthday month, which is how I justified the Gemma Earjackets. So if you haven't signed up yet, hop to it ;)
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|Jenna, Caryl, and Me // image via Champagne & Polka Dots|