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Kendra’s Philanthropy Wednesday: Wear Yellow and Raise Cancer Awareness
This Saturday, October 2, is LIVESTRONG Day, and I encourage you to join me, Lance Armstrong, and thousands of others by wearing yellow to help raise awareness for the 28 million people living with cancer in our world. Cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined,and together we can
help raise awareness to help cure this devastating disease. I lost my stepfather to cancer and I’m sure you know someone who has suffered from this disease that affects so many people across the world.

It helps that yellow is such a hot color right now, I love Taylor Swifts sunny number and matching shoes and Alexa Chung’s mustard yellow plaid dress. Wear your favorite yellow dress, top, t-shirt, shoes, jewelry (check out my Danielle Earrings in Yellow), or whatever you choose this Saturday and let's take a stand against cancer together!

Wild About Animal Prints

From department stores to runways, animal prints have been a common thread in the Fall 2010 fashion scene. Every time I open a magazine, I see celebs sporting stand-out prints like leopard, zebra, and python in their clothes and accessories. Animal prints have always been in and out of fashion, but this fall they have made a major comeback, showing up in tops, dresses, shoes, bags, and everything in between.

On the Fall 2010 runway, leopard prints especially had a strong presence both as dominant pieces, and as accents. Balmain
incorporated the powerful leopard print into some of his edgy dresses (upper-left), while Dries Van Noten used leopard as accent, like this scarf that topped off his military look (right).

I love Hillary Rhoda's See by Chloe dress that she wore to an Intermix event in New York. Her coral Miu Miu shoes add the perfect subtle splash of color to finish off the look.

Python print has also been on the fall fashion scope, and several celebs have added this fun, edgy print to their everyday looks.

Stella McCartney and Tory Burch have incorporated python printed clutches, totes, bags, and shoes in their line, and Prada has used the print in skirts and dresses.

I love the way Anouck LePere paired this python printed Prada skirt over her Dolce & Gabbana dress.

The animal print trend has also influenced jewelry, and I have some of my own pieces would be the perfect compliment to this safari look. Turquoise works in harmony with either the leopard or the python print, and my Alexandra Dangle Earrings in Cayenne would look stunning with a leopard dress or python clutch. The Tigers Eye stone has an animal print look, and any of my items that feature this stone, such as my Hutton Modern Earrings in Tigers Eye or my MoxiePendant Necklace in Tigers Eye, would go great with any animal print. and are featured as my Daily Deals this week.

Whichever way you choose to wear animal prints this fall, the golden rule to this trend is that you can only wear one at a time, otherwise the bold prints will be too overwhelming. I don't know about you, but
I am just so excited that I can bring my leopard heels out of the closet once again!

Kendra's Fashion Fridays: Fashion Book Doubles as Beautiful Decor

As we prepare for our big move in November, I have been doing lots of research on interior décor. First, I carefully chose our big purchases, like custom made shelving forour jewelry and our signature light blue paint color. I am now looking to polish off the lounge area with a few fashionable accents.

When I came across German photographer Claudius Holzmann, I was immediately drawn to his work. He, along with German publisher teNeues, recently released a fabulous coffee table book, Backstage.

The beautiful book is filled with an oversized collection of 120 images from some of the world’s most renowned runway shows during Berlin fashion week. The book has been critically acclaimed as a must have for any dedicated follower of the
fashion scene. Apparently teNeues fingered through over 40,000 images to find the most stunning for the book!

This will certainly be added to my coffee table in the new space. It's beautiful and will provide my customers with something to flip through, and maybe even provide some fashion inspiration! Order one of your own at

Philanthropy Wednesdays: Wine That Helps Fight Illiteracy

When I was browsing through Twitter a few days ago, I came across a really neat philanthropic company called Fledging Wine, and what they do is so awesome and innovative! This company uses their Twitter page to spread the word and raise money for Room To Read, a non-profit organization that aims to extend
educational opportunities and promote literacy worldwide. Fledgling sells wine that is made using some of the best vineyards in California. You can buy them online for only $25, and $5 goes to Room to Read.

Room to Read began when former Microsoft executive John Wood left his job to begin bringing books to children in rural communities. Now, they have reached over four million children worldwide by bringing books, libraries and literacy to people in the poorest parts of the world. They have helped the children and communities by establishing over 1,000 schools and over 10,000 bilingual libraries with seven million books in third world countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia. Their goal is to improve literacy for ten million children by 2015. You can help bring literacy to these children just by buying a bottle of delicious
Pinot Noir or Chardonnay online from Fledgling. Follow them on Twitter at @fledgling or check our their website at

I already ordered a few and I can’t wait for them to be delivered!
On My Radar: Cocktail Rings

Every time I flip through my People or Vogue magazine, I see celebrities and models alike bedazzling their attire with bold cocktail rings. These timeless embellishments are always a classic, but they are especially hot right now for fall! In Harper Bazaar’s list of the best buys for fall, two of their 14 featured items were cocktail rings, and, in case you’re thinking ahead, they also made their way into several Spring 2011 collections, including Derek Lam and Proenza Schouler.

Cocktail rings are one of my favorite ways to accessorize, and several rings from my own collection have been featured in magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, and Ladies Home Journal. My Otylia Cocktail Ring in Anise on Gold-tone, which was featured in InStyle last month, comes in all kinds of fun colors that would add a brilliant pop to any outfit.
And good news for those of you who share my love for this statement accessory, my Ulyssia Filigree Ring, just so happens to be on sale as one of my Daily Deals this week!

I especially love the fact that cocktail rings are so versatile! While they look fabulous with gowns and party dresses, they can also be the perfect finishing touch when paired with jeans and a casual top. I’m obsessed with the three gorgeous rings that Blake Lively wore at the Toronto Film Festival’s premiere of The Town. The three of them paired together gave her classy, red sequin gown a rocker-like edge.

I really loved the cream-colored cocktail ring that Eva Mendes wore with her gorgeous emerald green dress at the London premiere of The Other Guys.

Rachel Zoe proves these rings aren’t only for red carpets. She sported a geometric-looking cocktail ring (and chic glasses) at a show during New York Fashion week that added some color to her all black ensemble.

Perfect for night or day, elegant dresses or casual jeans, the cocktail ring is a must have for your jewelry box this year. It's a piece that can not only be worn for both fall and spring, but will undoubtedly continue to be a hit in the future.
Kendra's Fashion Fridays: NYC Spring 2011 Fashion Week

After top designers churned out look after look in NYC this past week, I concluded I might have ESP with the likes of Prabal Gurung and the famous Mulleavy sisters at Rodarte. How so? The colors used in their Spring 2011 collections are spot-on with my latest collection.

Although I cannot reveal my Resort Collection until I travel to NYC Coterie next week, the runway colors you see here are VERY similar to my gems that will be hitting stores late December.

Trend Alert: The barette is back!

I am all about accessories, and loved reading’s report on bringing back the barette. No longer just a means pulling back those baby hairs, the barrette has made its way back onto the catwalk in a big way this season. Everyone from Cynthia Rowley to Carolina Herrera utilized this bold ornament in their own way.

My Spring 2011 Obsession: Malandrino.

Inspired by French ceramist Roger Capron (seen left), Malandrino merged leather macramé, draped jumpsuits, and thigh-high gladiator sandals to form one magnificently chic collection.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out to get the scoop on all of the Spring 2011 collections, and pick out your favorite designers and trends. It's the perfect way to get ideas for the key pieces you'll be adding to your own spring 2011 wardrobe.
Kendra's Philanthropy Wednesdays

As some of you may know, one of my company's core values is philanthropy, and giving back to my community is something that has always been very dear to my heart. Therefore, I have decided to dedicate my Wednesday blog posts to philanthropic efforts including activities I'm involved with to also featuring other people and companies that are giving back in significant ways.

As a mother of two precious boys, I know how extremely important education is for children, and Kendra Scott Jewelry is continuously donating to many local organizations and schools in order to help see that Austin-area children
receive the education they deserve. Here is a list of some of the wonderful upcoming events around Austin to which we are contributing.

Heart House Wine-Tasting Event "Grape Escape." 10/7 - All proceeds of this event benefit Austin's Heart House, a free after school program dedicated to providing a safe haven and academic support to low-income children. Heart House currently serves 200 children annually and the money they make at this event will support the opening of two additional Austin centers in the fall.

Women’s Symphony League of Austin
“Jewel Ball - Diamonds Are Forever.” 10/16 - Net proceeds from this Jewel Ball event will benefit the Austin Symphony Orchestra and its children's educational programs. The Austin Symphony is approaching its 100th year of providing music to all kinds for the entire Central Texas community. In addition to the Classical Pops Series, the ASO offers many programs free to all such as the Christmas Sing-A-Long, the Hartman Concerts in the Park and the Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks.

Good Shepherd Episcopal School Fundraiser. 11/11 - In order to keep school affordable while providing an exemplary educational experience for their students, Good Shepherd relies on fundraising money and funds given by their supporters. Many of my friend's have kids who go to this school, so I am thrilled to be able to help out by donating to this event.

Brentwood Christian School Annual Partnership Dinner. 11/5 - Brentwood Christian School is one of the largest private schools in Austin. The Partnership Dinner will take place at the Renaissance Austin Hotel and will be attended by 500 guests. It is the largest fundraiser conducted by BCS each year.

There are so many ways that you can give back to your community and world, and make a difference in someone's life, whether by giving donations from your own company, giving monetarily, or simply giving your time.

I'd love to hear about how you are engaged in giving back to your community. Share your stories and let's inspire one another!
Rockin' Military Trend With a Splash of Yellow

Magazines, style blogs, trend forecasts and celebrities are all going gaga for military-inspired fashion. Major design house Prada has declared camo as their fashion focus this season, while affordable J. Crew has created colors such as “Monterey Pine” and “Olive Moss” to keep up with this militia-inspired movement.

At last night's VMAs, I noticed Rihanna's combat boots that she rocked during her opening performance with Eminem. They definitely gave her ballerina-like tutu skirt an edge and played up her fire-red hair.

In honor of this military trend, I picked out some of my favorite military-inspired pieces as well as some gems from my own collection so you can accomplish this "G. I. Jane" look. has a great selection of lace up booties for the more feminine military feel. I like these Patty High Heal Sneaker Booties for their versatility.

Another easy way to incorporate the military trend into your closet is by simply adding camo-print accessories, like a pair of these sassy Prada camo platform pumps or this adorable Tory Burch camo mini bag or a peacoat like this one by Burberry. This jacket has such an amazing sleek look. It’s double breasted with epaulettes, slit cuffs with four buttons and a military half belt at back. Perfect to keep you cozy and warm this winter!

B-Low The Belt’s Vintage Military Belt is a great staple to carry you through Fall and Winter. This canvas belt features studs and a brushed brass buckle to give it that vintage look. It’s great paired with jeans or wrapped around your feminine dresses and sweaters to give them an edge.

For those of you who want to add a splash of color to the camo palette, my personal favorite way to play it up is to accent with a pop of a yellow-tone, from mustard to citrine. I like how Burberry does this with a golden leather jacket over their military-inspired dress and vice-versa with this yellowish green dress under their military jacket.

If the bright splash of color is too much for you, black and gold accessories are perfect additions to the military look. The stud detailing accents with black and smoky stones in my Ava Necklace in Anise,which is featured in October's Essence Magazine, and my Linden Earrings in Black (which are on SALE this week only as one of my Daily Deal specials. Shop all Daily Deals.) are great accessories to pair with the green and brown army-inspired colors of the fall.

Which ever way you decide to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe this season is truly up to you, but a must none-the-less!