Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Random Wednesday #42 - Altar'd State

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c/o Altar'd State Top (here) // c/o Altar'd State Shorts (here) // Go Jane Heels (option) (option) // Coach Bag c/o Skinny Cow (option) (option) // Luxe Craving Necklace (here) (option) // Forever 21 Bracelets (option) (option) // c/o T+J Designs Watch (here) // Maybelline Lip Color in Fuschia Flash (here)

This is my last post for a whole entire week. Yep, this girl and her crazy little family are headed to California for a much needed vacay. I have four gorgeous style bloggers lined up for your reading and shopping enjoyment. Tons of hugs and love go out to Laura, Sheaffer, Amy and Jessica. Just so you know, I have already seen their posts and they are better than anything I could give ya from the beaches and bright lights of Cali. So, pretty please, with cherries on top, show your fun little faces around here while I am gone and I promise to show you mine on Instagram.

I wanted to go out with a bang before my vacation started and I think what I am about to tell you will make quite the noise. 

Let me ask you, have you ever heard of Altar'd State? Okay, me neither, until recently. And I have zero clue why because this store has stolen my heart for many reasons.

Not only do they offer some of the most adorable pieces that I have ever laid eyes on, but the owners have hearts of solid gold.

In all my years of shopping I have never felt so proud about spending money. Yeah, you heard right, Altar'd State is guilt free shopping at it's finest. Want to know why?

When you purchase an Altar'd State piece you are not only going to look fabulous, but you are doing something fabulous. With their exclusive brand, they are giving back through weekly donations, employee volunteer hours and supporting communities all over the world. They are able to feed, clothe, educate and shelter children in need. It's called "Stand Out for Good" and you can learn more about their movement for giving in the Our Story section of their website.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Altar'd State store located at The Domain in Austin, Texas last week. Austinites, go now or this weekend or whenever you get the chance. And if you don't live in Austin, don't fret because they have 20+ other stores located in the southwestern region of the U.S. and are expanding as we speak.

When I walked into their store I immediately felt it. I felt the passion that this company has for all things good. How many apparel stores do you walk into these days that play Christian music? Not many,if any. It wasn't just about the music, it was about the inspirational messages that scattered the store, reminders about their business philosophy and offerings being right up my alley and yours too, I am sure. 

I am thrilled to report that Altar'd State will be one of my go-to shops from here on out and you can bet your annual salary that you will be seeing more of this brand on the blog. They are a win-win in my book.

Just to show you how generous Altar'd State is, they are offering one reader the chance to win $40 to their online store. If you enter any giveaway, please enter this one and spread the news about this store on Twitter or Facebook. Word spread equals giving spread. Help those in need.

Talk to you pretty kitties next week. Hello, California! This song is pretty fitting, just listen. You know you are curious...gotta love some Pat Green. Can I get a heck ya from my Texas ladies?




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Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.

Shanna

101 comments:

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Safe travels! The weather is perfect here right now - not too hot, not tool cool (not that it's ever too cool ;).

Sarah Tucker said...

I found this store RIGHT before I started my resolution! I was so bummed, but it will be my go-to next year! Love it! And I LOVE that anchor top. Too presh :) Have fun in Cali! Fun fact: I was born in LA....thank goodness my parents moved to TX, right?! Muah! Love you!

Alice Warren said...

Great picks from the store Shanna! I would love to have the Polka Dot Posey dress in my closet ASAP :)

Enjoy your time in CA! If you are headed near the happiest place on earth and need a shopping break - let me know :)

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Samantha said...

Hey while you're in Cali leave your closet unlocked so I can definitely not steal your shoes kaaay thanks :) have an amazing time!

Rebecca said...

Bon voyage Shanna....I'm sure you & your fambam will love California this time of the year!! And way to go with your exit outfit.....way too adorable for words!!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

heidi said...

I love that gives back dress on altar'd states.

Amanda Massie said...

So glad you introduced me to Altar'd State! I am so in love with so may of their items I don't know if I would be able to only choose one! And I LOVE that they go to a great cause! I love their Cream Color Block Dress, The Laser Cut Sundress, and the A-Line Applique Dress! Thanks so much for sharing!

XO, Amanda

theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

SO cute! And YAY...where in CA are you visiting? Did I miss that somehow?!?! Hope you have a fabulous vacay lady! Enjoy!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great site! I like the Altar’d State Laced Yoke Dress. Those shorts are so cute with the bright pink piping! Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Safe travels and have a blast in California!!!!! :D

Karen said...

Have fun! I love this maxi: http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/dresses/maxi/altar-d-state-ombre-braid-maxi.html

Annie said...

You look SO cute in that outfit.....L-O-V-E! Hope you have an awesome vacay :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Maria said...

Sounds like a wonderful company! Thank you for introducing them to us. I wish they had a store closer to me so I could check them out in person. I am loving the Altar'd State Color Me Maxi Dress, among other things! Enjoy your vacation!

Erin Almond said...

I would choose the Altar'd State Wedding Wonder Dress!

Have a great vacay!

Channing Lobpries said...

What an amazing company! This is my first link up with Random Wednesday and I am glad I chose this week and learned about Altar'd. Have a wonderful trip!

Rebecca said...

Whoo! Have fun in California!!

MorganizewithMe said...

LOVE the splashes of hot pink...so fun! xo

Lauren said...

Sounds like a really awesome shop. I can't wait to check it out! Hope you enjoy your trip to California!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Alison said...

I am in love with this site! Thanks for sharing! I definitely have to have the Baby Doll Belted Dress

Danavee said...

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what you're up to there on Instagram!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Enjoy your vacation time! I love your outfit..the top and shorts were meant to be worn together!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Have a fabulous wonderful amazing fantastic vacation!!!

Kate said...

I love the anchor top! We have a great Altar'd State in Knoxville that I LOVE going to

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Hope you have a blast on your trip! I'm loving those shorts. You look so cute! I've had an altar'd state gift card in my wallet for 6 months now. I need to get in there!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Ashley said...

Love those shorts!! Have a great trip :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Because of Jackie said...

Oooh, I LOVE finding new stores, thanks for letting us know! P.S. Have fun on your vacation:)

Kimberly said...

I love Altar'd State - the pieces you chose pair so perfectly together! Have a fabulous vacation :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Katy Ford said...

Love Altar'd State!! I really want the "Altar’d State Seersucker Dress" that a fashion blogger friend styled for the fourth of July!

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

I would love to find a pink outfit from Altar'd State since I just realized I don't own one piece of clothing! What a shame!

Have fun in Cali :)

Janna Renee said...

I like their cute little faux vest! Have fun on your trip!

Heidi said...

I love all of the colored denim pieces. Plus a lot of their pieces are made in the USA!

Have a great vacation.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Headed my way for vacation? Lots to do and see here in California. Where will you be visiting? Have a great trip!!

Always Maylee said...

Definitely sounds like a great company! Those shorts are seriously the cutest ever. You look gorgeous my friend. Have so much fun in California!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Susan Liberatore said...

Love this from top to bottom Shanna! Just gorgeous.

TheTinyHeart said...

Your anchor print top is too cute! I'd get the High-Low Beach Maxi if I won. Have a wonderful vacation in CA!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
PayPal Giveaway!

Kenya @ My Pending Life said...
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Kenya @ My Pending Life said...

Thanks for introducing me to this store. Theres some many items I love i'd have a hard time narrowing it down to just a few!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I am head over heels for those shorts!! Absolutely love them!! Hope you have a great vacation!

Darcy said...

Ahh, I LOVE Altar'd State! They have some of the best items. They just opened up a store in my town a couple months ago! I have a couple dresses from there... so I would definitely go for another one! It was hard to pick, but I love the Green Sunflower dress!

shopfreak said...

Love the Posey dress..thanks for the chance to win!

Rachel said...

I adore this entire outfit! I love how everything matches so well!

Setarra said...

Gorgeous as usual! Nautical prints are soooo in right now. I see them everywhere! Have a great family trip in Cali!

Helene said...

yay for vacay! and i would love that poetic eyelet tunic! so pretty!

Sierra Hart said...

I absolutely love the Judith March ruffled crochet dress! And I LOVE your nautical outfit today :)

Carly said...

Oh man, the SHOES! I would love the Minnetonka Moccasins!

Have a blast in lala land my friend!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Jessica Ashcroft said...

So gorgeous Shanna, as always! I love the color palette here!

xo, Jessica

still being [molly] said...

have so much fun on vacay!! i love the polka dot posey dress!!

Misty said...

I really like this belted dress. http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/dresses/altar-d-state-baby-doll-belted-dress.html

Christine Presto said...

I would love the Acid Tie Dye Maxi Dress

http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/dresses/acid-tie-dye-maxi-dress.html

cpresto11@gmail.com

Tracy said...

I'd get that tie dye maxi!! super cute :) have fun on your vaca!!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

You look lovely in this. Those shoes are fantastic!

Have a great vacation!

bisous
Suzanne

Stesha said...

have so so so much fun on your trip!!! I am excited for you, and I am even more excited to be visiting you in under 3 short weeks!!! eeeeek!! love you!

xxS

NIGHT OWL VENTING said...

as always you're rocking it.

MIH Janise said...

What a great cause! Have fun in CA.

xo,
Janise
Mama in Heels

Anshu Tulsiani said...

Shanna - I invite you to check out my Fashion Jewelry Shop. It has some lovely costume jewelry and I would love to be featured on your blog.

Mall of Style

Raquel said...

In love with your outfit!! Ahh if I wont i would definitely get that same top you're wearing! I love anything with anchors on it!

Miz_Fitz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sorry to be such a copy cat but if I won I'd have to get the top your wearing! Its too cute! But I also like the "Horizontal Lace Vintage Dress"

Niki Caron said...

I love the Altar'd State Color Block Maxi! Have so much fun in Cali!!!

Ashleigh said...

Your legs are a mile long in these shorts with these heels! I like the pink piping too.
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

You're coming to California?! If you weren't going with your family I'd ask you to hang out with me! haha... Hope you have an awesome time here!
Love the Lost Velocity Lace Skirt!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

nikkibham said...

I'd get the Step Aside dress! SO adorable!

Lauren @ Style of Ones Own said...

That shirt is SO cute!! I was going to reply to a question you left on another blog (I think Elvy ?!) about the height of the Torrid Valentino pink studded knock-offs...They are 3". Just the perfect height in my opinion! And super comfortable. The blogger's version was from Ebay and they looked at least an inch maybe even 2+ inches taller. Just my two cents in case you were wondering. :) Enjoy your time here in sunny California!!

Lauren
Style of One's Own

Jenn @ WLB said...

I love this outfit! Those shorts are so fun! Have a great vaca!

Ashley said...

Have THE best time in CA...enjoy every second of your much needed vacation! And yes, those ladies are fantastic...looking forward to their posts!

Patti said...

Love the Delicate Cascade Dress.

Shannon Rice said...

OMG I Love this outfit! Great pairings!

Glad I stumbled across your blog :)

Shannon
clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

Cece said...

Your outfit is so cute! I'd use the credit towards an ombre maxi skirt. I bought 3 dresses now could use a skirt.

Page Zettlemoyer said...

Love the crochet chevron top and the Light in Lace blouse!

Cara Howard said...

I LOVE the Baby Doll Belted Dress so much!!!

Annie B. said...

the color of the Kind in Crochet Shift Dress has me swooning!

Valerie said...

The Laced Yoked Dress is adorable! Perfect for a wedding, baby shower or graduation!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Je Ne Sais Quoi Jules said...

I LOVE the color block maxi & thank you for the link up! :)

Karrie Harper said...

Nautical Navy Gal Dress

Steph S said...

I would get the "States of Love" Kentucky necklace!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

xoxo, Steph
www.whitecoatwardrobe.com

Amber said...

Okay, that top is precious, those anchors!!!

Shane Prather said...

Lovin this maxi! http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/dresses/altar-d-state-color-block-maxi-dress.html

Lisette H said...

I LOVE you in that top! Me thinks you look like a teenager!

stefany21 said...

I would get the Altar’d State Color Block Maxi Dress!

brittany t said...

oh i love this store. Never heard of altar'd state before! i would love to be able to get the altar'd state baby doll bunches blouse or the dot date top

Amanda said...

I came over here to link up & fell in love with your outfit... imagine my happiness when I saw you were doing a giveaway so I could copycat you! Seriously, that shirt? LOVE! And then I visited their site and realized I love everything on it! So cute! This dress though? Absolute must have! :)

http://www.altardstate.com/shop/altar-d-state-scalloped-sun-dress.html

Andrea Darst said...

Wow! I'm obsessed with the Altar’d State Denim Distress Dress!!

Susan Jeffries said...

Cute outfit!! I love that top and the chic striped top! My tween loves the ombre tee! All cute! Susan

Callie said...

Adorable anchor top! Love it. =) Your bag is super cute too. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Moira Wolf said...

I love the crochet chevron top!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Have fun in Cali!! I can't wait to see the guest posts.

As far as the giveaway - I love the crochet chevron top!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Ladies in Navy said...

you look amazing girl!
kw ladies in navy

Ellen said...

I'd get the Pretty in Paisley Dress

Yuen Lim said...

I'm loving this dress:
http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/dresses/altar-d-state-classic-cutie-stripe-dress.html

Rachel Lynne said...

You look stunning! LOVE THIS MIX!

Lauren Sutton said...

I would absolutely kill for the Jessica Simpson Catalina Strappy Wedges from Altar'd State. They are so so cute, and I have no wedges in my closet! They're a must-have!

Mary M. said...

I LOVE your look, such a classy and amazing attire, and tha touch of pink is sublime!

Have an amazing week,
Mary x

Rachel Lynne said...

This is print mixing perfection! Gorgeous as always!

Kim-Tram Phan said...

This skirt is so pretty and looks like a fun one to pair things up with. http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/skirts/altar-d-state-suzy-stripe-skirt.html

Becca May said...

Hey girl!!! I'd go straight for the Nice In Stripes mesh tank top!!! Anything I can wear a bandeau under, I am ALL about it!! xo

Amanda Cobb said...

Have a wonderful trip! :)

TrishCF said...

If I won, i would get some of the lovely necklaces.

Minty said...

If I won I'd have to buy this top FOR SURE: http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/tops/altar-d-state-tennis-top.html

meganm said...

I love the Delicate Cascade Dress!

Tessa W said...

I would love to get their chevron maxi skirt, seeing as it is still missing from my wardrobe, or this red striped skirt http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/skirts/altar-d-state-suzy-stripe-skirt.html

Lauren Elliott said...

LOVE this store! Just found that we have one here in Bham! Loving the accessories right now :) Maybe a scarf or necklace!

Whitney said...

We have one of those stores here, but I haven't been yet!

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