By ZOË HAGGARD – [email protected]
Shelbyville Woman’s Club members said Wednesday that they’re now ready for fall. Kailin Kesselring, owner of K. Ellen Boutique, located at 716 North Main St., hosted the club’s annual fashion show Wednesday—one filled with an array of autumn shades and warmth.
With six different models entering the country club dining room, Kesselring showed off her latest fall collection with 18 unique outfits, featuring pieces from top brands Renoir and Tribal.
Most outfits kept in tune with classic fall colors, like cream, rust, and brown. But a few looks had pops of bright pink, yellow, and red—all of which can transition perfectly into the holiday season, Kailin explained as she emceed the program.
Because it was her first event with SWC, Kailin told the room full of members a little about how she came to own her boutique.
Kesselring was raised in Bell Buckle and studied fashion merchandising at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She interned at Michal Kors in New York and shortly after, opened K. Ellen in March of 2019. A Tennessee Walking Horse exhibitor, Kesselring has made the Bell Buckle-Shelbyville area her home again.
K. Ellen Boutique carries sizes from XS—2X in both men and women’s clothing. They are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. But Kesselring said she is happy to make private shopping appointments for anyone outside those hours.
SWC President Mary Ann Davis was quite exciting to share some great news with the club about the scholarship fund.
SWC met its $3,000 scholarship goal after receiving $1,000 from sales made at the Optimist Donut Club Donut Booth during the Celebration. Now, Davis said, each recipient from the three high schools will receive $1,000 each. There was a round of applause for the support shown to the scholarship fund.
The Nov. 10 SWC meeting will feature Connie Gatlin, author of “Going on a Bear Hunt.”