Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Kiki La'Rue Love Story

c/o Kiki La'Rue Top (here) (optional color) // Target Pants (option) (option) // Charlotte Russe Boots (option) (option) // Forever 21 Necklace (option) // c/o Wallis Bag (option) (option) // H&M Glasses (option) // Bracelets: Gallery Boutique, Laura and Lily and Stella & Dot // Midi Rings (here) and (here)

I started this post at least 10 times. I would begin a sentence and delete it...write something else and erase it. I just didn't know the words I wanted to use as an introduction for someone I truly admire and adore. You want it to be just right and make them proud.

Okay, here goes. I am gonna do my best to make my Texas buddy, Becka with Kiki La'Rue beam with excitement. She and I "met" almost one year ago today. In fact, we teamed up on August 1st of last year with this post. It's kind of crazy to think where our friendship has come since then. It all started with her messaging me on Facebook about styling a dress from her shop. Kiki La'Rue was still pretty new and I am sure Becka had no idea what was coming her way in just a few short months.

This girl is the epitome of greatness when it comes to going for your dreams and how hard work REALLY does pay off. I have never seen one lady, her husband and little "Woobie" work so incredibly hard at a business. She is up all hours of the night, personally responding to her customers, overseeing every detail, keeping us all updated on new arrivals, being genuine and engaging us with her dedication and heart. 

It has been such a pleasure to watch her store grow into something HUGE! What's even better is actually having a real friendship with this girl. We have chatted for hours on the phone, texted back and forth and supported one another since the get go. 

I can almost guarantee that you will not meet another store owner that is as hands on as Becka. Kiki La'Rue is her second child and she goes above and beyond with her customer service, pays attention to every detail, truly listens to her customers and provides women of every shape and size the chance to be stylish without breaking the bank. I swear, I don't know how she does it. I think it must be super human powers.

I cannot say enough about Becka and Kiki La'Rue. You can even ask some of my IRL friends about her. I talk about her every chance I get. She is a solid example of success. It makes my heart happy to see someone so deserving become such a rock star. I am not just saying this because she sent me a few pieces to style on my blog. I 100% believe in her, her business and offerings.

If you have purchased a piece from her before, follow her on social media or know her personally, you know what I am talking about.

If Kiki La'Rue is new to you, I highly recommend that you take some time today and visit her shop. She is constantly adding new items to her store and giving us a play by play of what's going on through all her social media outlets. 

You will be seeing more items that I styled from Kiki La'Rue in the coming weeks. I am dying to share more of my favorites, plus there might even be a giveaway in store.

Becka is so kind to offer a 10% discount to her store for all my friends and readers. Just use the code SSaidSo10 at checkout. Let me know what you get and be sure to tell Becka I sent you! 

Happy shopping!



Unknown said...

What a sweet post - to support a lovely shop.

Love all the stud details on your outfit! I have been wanting to wear my booties that are similar and now you've given me an outfit inspiration!


Anonymous said...

That orange top looks great on you! Skinny pants/jeans and ankle boots are one of my favorite combos. Will definitely check out Becka's shop!

Charming Lucy said...

I love this top Shanna! And I love a good success story! I follow Kikilarue on IG and she has some fabulous clothing. I am shopping now for pieces I can transition into fall. Any ideas how I could style this top for the cooler months? Thanks! Susan

FitTravelerAJ said...

You did a great job making Becka shine! I'm sure she will be moved to tears when she reads this. You're so generous!

I love that you paired your orange top with the camo. An unexpected but great look. And I'm jealous of your midi rings, I want some!!


Amber said...

That top looks great on you, Shanna! I love the way you styled it!

Anonymous said...

you look amazing, love the combo.

As for KLR and Bekah I totally agree that she is SUCH in inspiration to all of us who want to follow our dreams, both of you are:)

Lindsay Erin said...

I have never purchased anything, but I've seen so many women wearing her maxi dresses through pregnancy that I see myself making a purchase in the VERY near future!

RebekahRose said...

Love the color! The bag and shoes are pretty amazing too!



SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It's so important to support each other! I have not purchased from her yet, but I am going to this fall when I do a little wardrobe updating. I love how she uses IG to show people what just came in and how things fit.

Ashley said...

Great outfit, love orange and camo together!!

Sincerely Miss Ash

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

This outfit is fantastic. I'm definitely going to be attempting to recreate it at some point!

Fizz and Frosting

TaraMixandMatch said...

She does seem super sweet, and I can totally tell hard hard she works. You look perfect!

Always Maylee said...

What a really sweet post Shanna! You look amazing, I love the orange and camo together.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

I follow Kiki La'Rue on Instagram and it has been downhill for my wallet ever since :-) Love the clothes!

Alyssa said...

So sweet to hear you talk about your friend that way! You look gorgeous, I love the "tough" accents in this look!

Stylishly in love said...

Love the way you combined orange with the cameo.



Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look so cute! I love the tank. I'll have to check out her shop now.


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rebeccalately said...

Wow, coral looks great on you! I'll definitely be checking out her shop.

TheTinyHeart said...

I'd love to open up my own clothing store one day so I really admire Becka! The camo looks so cute with that studded bag!

The Tiny Heart

Unknown said...

I AM OBSESSED with that bag! And the camo pants look amazing with that orange top!

Unknown said...

I love seeing your different outfits! I have been following for a while and would love for you to follow on my site at www.fashionlifeofmarlowe.blogspot.com

XOXO Jess!

Unknown said...

You really know the right words to poetically compliment someone. Your honesty and poetry are inspiring.

Also, I've been watching (okay, stalking basically) your pics, and your camo pants are fantastic, and you always rock them so well!


Lindsay said...

Adorable outfit as usual! Love KKLR!

still being [molly] said...

you look fabulous and this is such a sweet post - i LOVE kiki la'rue!!

Elle Noel said...

What a great post and tribute to Becka! Loving that outfit (as always!)

Carly said...

I love this whole outfit! Those pants?!? Man I miss wearing regular pants!


Hannah said...

Love the pants!

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Vicki said...

Love the shoes, love the bag, and of course love the top! I love studs!!! :)

Chelsea Oliver said...

Every time I see camo pants the Mean Girls quote of "one time I saw Kady wear camp pants and flip-flops, so I wore camo pants an flip-flops" runs through my head.

That aside, I love this look, a very chic take on camo! And your words about your blog friend are so sweet and supportive - I love that too and will be checking out her stuff now!


Anonymous said...

Gah! I drool over Kiki La Rue's clothing. It's all so chic!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I placed an order with KLR last week and my package was in my mailbox 2 days later. That service can't be beat. :)

Ashleigh said...

So lovely! I adore this entire ensemble, but I'm so pleased to hear about Kiki La Rue. So often bloggers accept sponsors just because they are offering. It's nice to see you two have a genuine relationship! You're not just trying to "sell" us something, you are championing a small business and a friend.

Unknown said...

You look amazing, and I love this look. I must head to Target and see if they have anymore camo pants left because I am in love with yours. Great bag too!

Just What Jess is Up to said...

I agree with everything you have said here and how wonderful that she is your friend! I love everything I have ever ordered from Kiki and will continue to shop there for as long as she is in business! You all should follow her Keeks too! She is hilarious!

Unknown said...

Made my first Kiki La Rue purchase today!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Heading over to Kiki La Rue right now to check everything out! I really love this coral top, my favorite color. It looks so pretty with your hair and skin too.

Rachel said...

Who knew orange and camo went so well together!?

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love this outfit!! Your pants and boots are so perfect together!


Head to Toe Chic said...

I love this outfit!! Your pants and boots are so perfect together!


Sarah Tucker said...

Reading blogs on the Bloglovin' app really screws up my commenting ability. Since I made an effort to stalk you on the computer I must tell you that you are adorable as ever, and I can't wait to see you in three days!

Ladies in Navy said...

loving your orange blouse lady!
kw ladies in navy

Wine and Couture said...

You have amazing taste! So glad I found your blog to inspire me!

Cramer Coffee and Jesus said...

as always, I love you :) lol

Unknown said...

obsessed with this outfit, and your friend's gorgeous blouse, on a major level. i've been camo addicted for ages and this just looks so good together!