Kendra Scott is giving back to California! This is why Kendra Scott is one of my favorite designer brands on the planet. She is always finding ways to give back to the community.
Our beautiful state of California has been ravaged by wildfires, which started due to a freak storm filled with dry lightening. This is extremely rare and unusual weather for us. Since this is abnormal weather, our fire departments were stretched dangerously thin due to a lack of resources. Our fabulous firefighters worked very hard to contain and put out these fires, but unfortunately, there were still property losses; not to mention a state blanketed in thick, smoky air.
In order to thank and support our amazing fire departments, Kendra Scott is hosting a give-back shopping event to support the California Fire Foundation. The California Fire Foundation works hard to support fire victims, firefighters, and communities ravaged by fire.
August 28-29, 2020, you will be able to shop online at KendraScott.com, and you can also shop in-store at Santana Row in San Jose, or Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. 20% of your purchase will directly benefit the California Fire Foundation! Love this!!
If you plan to shop online, it will be really easy! Head over to KendraScott.com and select your favorite jewels from her collection. I hand-picked my favorites from her new fall 2020 collection in the collage above to get you started. If you are looking for a good, classic pair of earrings, I highly recommend the Elle in any color!
When shopping online, place your favorite Kendra Scott pieces in your shopping bag. When you are done shopping, click on your shopping bag and enter coupon code GIVEBACK8959 and hit “apply.” 20% of your purchase will go back to the California Fire Foundation. Yay! Loving this!
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Thank you so much for giving back to our beautiful firefighters and communities, and thank you for supporting amazing causes!
If Kendra Scott is reading this, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
So have you ever accidentally dropped your glasses, or sunglasses, and watched them break into pieces? Well, that happened to me! Last week, my only pair of prescription sunglasses slipped out of my hand while I was putting them inside my purse, after entering Safeway. My bag was at about my waist, so my sunglasses dropped from my waist, to the floor. I was mortified when I saw what happened. My beautiful Chanel sunglasses, my ONLY pair of sunglasses with my current prescription in them, was in pieces on the floor of the supermarket. Words can’t even. . .
I am one of those unlucky folks who has “must wear corrective lenses” written in bold, red letters all the way across her driver’s license. I don’t have a choice, I need to wear glasses while I drive. When it is sunny outside, I need to wear prescription sunglasses, or the sun will blind me. With my only pair of prescription sunglasses in pieces on the floor at Safeway, I was in quite a pickle!
Since I wear glasses, I keep my old pairs of glasses and sunglasses in the back of the glove box of my car. They are there for emergencies only. This fateful day, was an emergency. I was forced to pull out my old pair of prescription sunglasses, which were worn so much, they were stretched out. This old pair drove me crazy the second I placed them on my head to drive home. They immediately slipped down my nose, forcing me to adjust them constantly while driving home. Wearing too-big-sunglasses with an old prescription is not an ideal situation. I needed to replace my sunglasses stat!
As soon as I got home, I immediately called my eye doctor. I always buy my glasses through him since he gives me an additional 20% off the portion of the price that my insurance does not pay for. I end up getting Chanel glasses or Prada glasses, my two favorite eye-wear brands, at a great deal. When the nurse told me the fastest they could get a new pair of sunglasses to me was in two weeks, I knew I had to look elsewhere.
Warby Parker sunglasses review
I had heard about Warby Parker through the blogging world. It’s an online prescription eye-wear store which has expedited processing. In four days, for a $30 fee, I could have a new pair of sunglasses, with my current prescription, on my head. My too-big, old pair, could get pushed back to the back of my glove compartment in my car. Let’s do this!
It was really easy to find a pair of sunglasses on Warby Parker’s website which were to my liking. I’m all about huge sunglasses that hide all my wrinkles. When I spotted “Nancy,” I knew it was my new pair of sunglasses! The Nancy is available in two colors, Cognac Tortoise, and Rose Crystal. I chose the Cognac Tortoise, and began the check out process.
Warby Parker makes it really easy to select your prescription eye-wear. First, I chose a frame, then I chose the types of prescription lenses I wanted in my new glasses. Then, I uploaded a copy of my prescription, and lastly, I took a photo of myself through Warby Parker’s website to measure my face. Since I needed the sunglasses quickly, I chose expedited shipping for $30, instead of the free ground shipping option. Voila! Now, all I had to do was wait for my shades!
Expedited shipping takes about four business days. It appeared to take Warby Parker three business days to make my sunglasses, and then they overnighted them to me. When I slipped them on, they were perfect! I could see clearly, and they were very comfortable. Now that my sunglasses were in my hands, and they fit nicely, I would be able to submit my receipt to my insurance for a reimbursement. It’s super easy!
I am feeling a little bit addicted to Warby Parker, now that I have my first pair. I did see a few other pairs on their website that might need to end up in my closet. After all, I need a better back-up pair! Wouldn’t you agree?
Warby Parker has both men’s and women’s glasses, and sunglasses. The styles range from classic, to on trend. There is definitely a style for every outfit, and taste. Which pair will I buy next? So many choices!!!
Also, I have to point out; I love brands that give back. Warby Parker believes that everyone has the right to see. For every pair of glasses purchased, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need. It’s their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, and it’s fabulous!
Have you ever ordered prescription glasses online before? This was my first time, and I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I am so glad Warby Parker made it easy, and I ended up with a really cute pair of sunglasses.
Breast Cancer is the second largest killer of women in the United States behind heart disease. It’s something we are still searching for a cure for. Many women would be hard-pressed to admit that breast cancer hasn’t affected them in some way, shape, or form, during the course of their lifetime. I know several women who have suffered from breast cancer in their 40’s; and one woman in her early 30s.
My grandmother died of breast cancer when my mom was nine years old. She was sick for five years, and my mom, as a young child, had to endure the pain of watching her mother slowly die. I wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone. It has affected my mom her whole life, and she has never fully recovered from the pain. This is why I find breast cancer so scary, and it is why I feel it is extremely important that we try and support the fight to find a cure.
Whether you support an organization that promotes awareness or research; any type of support helps us in the fight to find a cure. Breast Cancer Awareness is important because it educates people. Through education, women know how to self examine, and understand the importance of annual mammograms. Early detection is key in surviving this ugly disease.
Of course, any type of research towards finding a cure is vital in the fight against breast cancer; or any type of cancer for that matter. The more we raise awareness, and the more we help the research community, the closer we get to finding a cure for breast cancer.
I love finding products which donate a percentage of sales to breast cancer research or awareness groups. If I need something, why not purchase the item knowing a percentage of what I spend will go for a cause I believe in? Elemis skin care is my go-to, so this travel kit is something I need for traveling, or for my gym bag. I love that something I would have bought anyway will benefit the fight against breast cancer. I am also a huge fan of Bobbi Brown lipsticks, and Estee Lauder’s Night Repair. These are products I always have in my beauty bag, so why not buy the pink versions which help the fight? Love!
If you don’t need anything right now, or you aren’t shopping for the holidays quite yet, I beg you to donate to your favorite breast cancer awareness and/or research charity. Even if you only have $1 to give, that will help. Just think, what if everyone in the United States gave just $1 towards the fight against breast cancer. That would raise about $325.7 million for the fight against breast cancer. Amazing right?
I also love what Chico’s corporation is doing in the fight against breast cancer. You can read about it here.
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