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Get the Look: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Captain America The Winter Soldier

Just saw the second installment of Captain America and it did not disappoint! My film-buff boyfriend loved it and thought Scarlett Johansson did a great job as Black Widow in the film. I couldn’t agree more. She’s so bad ass, but still vulnerable and sassy. I love it! And she looks so awesome with red hair and minimal makeup. I like that she plays up the character’s personality with more severe clothing choice but also wears very delicate, dainty jewelry.

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Get actress Scarlett Johansson’s look (as the character Black Widow) from Marvel comic’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Stella & Dot’s silver On The Mark Arrow Necklace. She wore a similar arrow necklace throughout the movie that was super cute and delicate.

Stella & Dot’s silver arrow necklace is sterling silver and is also available in gold. Also check out the matching Arrow Cuff and Arrow Ring to go with it!

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Support Autism Awareness This April With Stella & Dot

Last year, Stella & Dot raised over $120,000 for the HollyRod Foundation in April for autism awareness month. This year, we hope to double this number.

Autism now affects 1 in 68 people. Through the funds raised for HollyRod from Stella & Dot’s autism awareness boutique, we hope to impact the lives of families who are affected by autism. >> Read more below.

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Visionary Bracelet – only $39
A rainbow of colors to represent the puzzle piece for autism awareness month

Boardwalk Beach Tote – only $69
Stella & Dot’s new Pisces Print goes to the beach! A waterproof bag for all your sandy, wet, beach essentials.

Beach Pouf – only $24
Waterproof and sand proof – this little pouch keeps your lip gloss, phone, wallet and keys safe from the elements.

Pouch Trio – only $24
Keep yourself organized with these colorful pouches – from snacks to makeup to tech cords, it fits everything!

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ABOUT HOLLYROD FOUNDATION:

Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress,Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. TheHollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

Efforts of the HollyRod Foundation are providing a better quality of life for individuals and their families.
Autism affects 1 in 88 children, 1 in 54 boys, and can decimate families physically, emotionally and most of all
financially.

HollyRod introduced the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign in 2010, providing tablet computers and specially‐designed apps to help give a voice to those without.  50% of children living with autism have extreme difficulty
learning to speak, 25% of them never will. While these individuals may not be able to speak, they have much to
say and through the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign, they can now make their voice heard. The Gift of Voice
campaign was so well received, HollyRod realized they needed to find a technology partner to fulfill all the requests.
In 2013, HollyRod began a partnership with Fuhu to provide grants for the Nabi tablet. The program is fully
operational and is helping children all across the country.

HollyRod is currently developing plans to create The HollyRod Autism Network at California State University,
Northridge, a unique constellation of autism resources, services, and one‐on‐one support, all with a family‐
centered focus. As Holly says “we need to help these children live their lives and achieve their fullest potential.”

Last April, Stella & Dot raised $120,700 from the sale of signature accessories in our Autism Awareness boutique.
Stylists across the US and Canada held thousands of trunk shows to raise awareness and funds towards
compassionate care for those affected by Autism.

The funds generated from this collaboration helped to support various autism summer camps, social skills and
adolescent prevocational programs around the US and Canada. We were also able to grant more than 100 tablets
to non‐verbal children with autism giving them the “Gift of Voice”.  This year, the partnership will allow us to serve
even more children and their families, as they navigate autism’s day to day challenges.
We are very grateful for your support!

Carrie Underwood Wearing Stella & Dot on ACM Presents

I heart Carrie Underwood. The country music star is so stylish and sweet — Total girl crush!! And I am over the moon to announce that she was spotted wearing the Stella & Dot Kahlo Bib Necklace over a gray lace dress for her performance and appearance for the “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” event.

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And I guess good style runs in the veins of Nashville… Because another country music singer was also spotted wearing this fabulous statement necklace — Miranda Lambert! You may have seen a little music video with, oh, just the wonderful country music star Keith Urban for “We Were Us” (it’s received nearly 3 million views!). Check it out below… And then click here to check out the Kahlo Bib Necklace that Miranda Lambert wore in the music video.

Stella & Dot Seen in Recent Press

I spy Stella & Dot! The couture jewelry brand continues to be featured in various magazines, as a celebrity-loved and editor-coveted, affordable accessories line. Check out the latest press from April 2014.

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Better Homes & Gardens recently featured the Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll in the red cerise color in the April 2014 issue, in the “How to Pack a Suitcase” magazine article. BHG editors loved the pop of bright, fun color (so it’s easy to see in your suitcase) and the price point (just $39!). You can pack several of your travel accessories into this fun, roll-up case for your next getaway. It’s the perfect jewelry travel case!

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The sweet & dainty gold Piper Necklace was just seen in the pages of Family Circle magazine’s April 2014 issue. The small necklace is perfect for everyday and also makes a sweet gift. And it’s only $34!

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Good Housekeeping magazine recently featured the Stella & Dot Sardinia Necklace in its April 2014 issue in a fashion spread. The necklace is a lovely pop of color and the pendant can be removed. It also look terrific paired with other necklaces and chains, as seen on the model from the magazine.

Star Magazine Features Stella & Dot Necklace

Once again, Stella & Dot is in the press and coveted by magazine editors and featured in their editorial pages. In the March 2014 issue of Star magazine (with LeAnn Rimes on the cover), the gold and peach Somervell Necklace was featured in the “Hollywood’s Rocks” style article. The necklace looks terrific layered with the Christina Link Necklace or the Mae Necklace – both of which were designed to be worn together or separately. And the Somervell is also available in gold with clear stones or silver with grey stones.

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Stella & Dot Flash Sale – 48 Hours Only!

Stella & Dot announced this morning that they are offering a 48-hour flash sale! The sale ends tomorrow, Friday March 29, 2014 at 9:00am PST. Go to my web site at www.stelladot.com/emarkland to shop and take advantage of the sale.

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Black and White Streamers Print – NOW 60% OFF!
Mariposa Print Accessories – NOW 50% OFF!
Red Crazy Hearts Print – NOW 40% OFF!

Stella & Dot scarf available in each print – hurry before they sell out and they are gone for good!
Also available are tech accessories, travel bags, makeup pouch (but we call it a pouf)…
SHOP THE SALE NOW

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CEO/Founder Jessica Herrin Talks About Stella & Dot Updates on Bloomberg TV

Stella & Dot CEO/Founder Jessica Herrin updates us on the latest and greatest with the global accessories company, Stella & Dot. Watch the video on Bloomberg TV. Here are some of the updates:

* Modernizing flexible entrepreneurship, whether you would like to be a side-preneuer” or a full-time sales rep
* Sales reps are called “stylists” because of the high-tech/high-touch philosophy that they offer their customers with individual attention and styling suggestions
* Accessories is a $30 billion dollar business each year! – So much room to thrive and grow!
* Stella & Dot operates like a couture fashion house, utilizing the talents of in-house designers who personally and individually handmake and model each piece.
* High dollar per hour with  higher-than-average trunk show sales and irresistible product
* Celebs and magazine editors continue to LOVE Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories!
* Now in several countries – US, UK, Canada, Ireland, France, Germany — Do you know someone in these countries?
* Stella & Dot Foundation supports several causes, such as partnering with HollyRod in April for Autism Awareness
* Few big investors, so they don’t need to operate like a “big venture business”
* How do they measure success? Payout and impact to their Stylists — Over $200 million was paid out in 2013!
* Revolutionizing and focusing on some basic operations, such as new technology, broader design studio, and in-house shipping warehouse

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To learn more about becoming a Stylist or hosting a casual, easy styling session, contact Erin Markland, Director and Independent Stylist: 949-395-2347 or simply.stylish@yahoo.com

Actress Nikki Reed Seen in Stella & Dot Tia Crossbody Bag

Twilight actress Nikki Reed has been spotted all over Los Angeles carrying Stella & Dot’s best-selling Tia Crossbody Bag in two colors: Cerise (a pretty poppy, orange-red) and black and white mosaic print. The A-list star looks so cute and casual – I love how she wears this bag for every day.

The best selling Stella & Dot purse can be worn three ways: cross body bag, over the shoulder and as a clutch. It also features a zip-around zipper detail that is as cute as it is functional. It expands the bag to create extra space. And just detach the straps to carry it as a fun clutch for evening. What’s more is that the interior lining is an adorable zig zag print. It’s quite possibly the perfect, most functional addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

Get it here: Tia Crossbody Bag in Cerise, Black, and Mosaic Tile.

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Stella & Dot’s Capsule Collection Pre-Launch

Stella & Dot’s Summer 2014 capsule collection launches next month, but some pieces debuted early. Get ready for shades of blue and turquoise… Perfect for your upcoming spring vacation!

Get these five pieces online at www.stelladot.com/emarkland

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Turquoise Rory Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Wear it dressed up or down!

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What I Want Now: White and Navy Stripes

There’s just something about them: the clean lines, the nod to nautical nostalgia, the crisp color combo. Stripes are loved and adored by so many, and I’m certainly one of them. I think every girl at one time or another questions the stripe — Does it make me look wide? Can I pull it off? But a good stripe story is similar to that of Goldie Locks. We all must find a stripe that isn’t too big, too little, too bright, too bland… but just right.

Just right, for me, is a about a one-inch width, navy and white in color, and has a classic but flirty attitude.

If you haven’t found your stripe yet… Consider striped accessories first. Because a striped scarf doesn’t make your arse look fat. Yes, it looks good on you. And no, you don’t look like a sailor. Well, maybe a tad…. Actually, you look just right.

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Left to Right: Stella & Dot Navy Stripe ‘How Does She Do It’ Bag; Gap Sateen Stripe Fit & Flare Dress; Stella & Dot Stripe Palm Springs Scarf; Boden USA Navy & Ivory Stripy Tunic.

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Check out Anna’s style blog Hello Handbag and read her tips on how to wear stripes.

Stella & Dot CEO/Founder Jessica Herrin Coming to SoCal!

I’m so excited to share that Stella & Dot CEO and Founder Jessica Herrin will be in Southern CA for a super fun styling session and meet & greet this month!

Join us on Tuesday, March 18 from 5:30-7:00pm at JW Marriott La Marigot Santa Monica, or on Wednesday, March 19 from 5:30-7pm at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Meet Jessica, learn more about the Stella & Dot opportunity, hear all about spring trends and learn how to accessorize for your body type and style type!

Each guest will receive a FREE piece of jewelry just for attending… Plus we will have lots of giveaways!

Spread the word… Bring a friend or two with you!

Contact Erin for more details or to RSVP to this event & to receive your free swag: simply.stylish@yahoo.com

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Stella & Dot in the Press

Stella & Dot has been in the news and in the press this month! Editors and stylists alike love Stella & Dot’s affordable accessories. Check it out!

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The floral pastel Fleurette Statement Necklace and the Cheryl Drop Earrings, both from Stella & Dot, was recently featured in a fashion article in People En Espanol, March 2014 issue.

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The latest trend for spring? Citrine yellow. And sweatpants. Yep, wear fitted sweatpants with fun accessories for a flirty but sporty look for spring. The floral citrine Palm Springs Scarf from Stella & Dot was featured in O, the Oprah Magazine in the March 2014 issue, in the “Fancy Sweatpants” fashion article.

Learn More About Becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist – March 2014 Events

Please register to attend one of our casual opportunity sessions to learn more about becoming a Stella & Dot stylist!! Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with me — I can’t wait to meet you!

I’m all over the southwest in March!
Are you in NorCal bay area, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tucson areas?
Come learn more about becoming a rep for Stella & Dot.

Monday, March 3rd – 6:30-8:30pm
Switch Wine Bar in Phoenix, AZ
More info HERE

Tuesday, March 4th – 6:00-8:30pm
Armitage Wine Lounge in Tucson, AZ
More info HERE

Wednesday, March 5th – 12:00pm
Scottsdale, AZ
More info HERE

Monday, March 10th – 11:00am
Newport Beach, CA
More info HERE

Saturday, March 15th – 12:00pm
Concord, CA
More info HERE

Sunday, March 16th – 1:00pm
Geary & 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA
More info HERE

Tuesday, March 18th – 5:00-7:30pm
Meet our CEO/Founder and learn about our opportunity!
Los Angeles area – Santa Monica, CA
More info HERE

Wednesday, March 19th – 5:00-7:30pm
Meet our CEO/Founder and learn about our opportunity!
San Diego Area – La Jolla, CA
More info HERE

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Kristi from the The Coral Court Shows You How to Organize Your Jewelry

My friend and customer Kristi from The Coral Court (follow her! she’s awesome!) recently shared a post on how she organizes her jewelry. See how she edits and organizes her necklaces, watches and bracelets. Thanks for the great tips, Kristi! (www.thecoralcourt.com)

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My jewelry situation used to be an organizational nightmare. I would basically just toss my jewelry on the dresser which would result in a tangled mess and earring studs in the vacuum cleaner.  I decided to make a change to how I organized all of my “stuff” and that is where The Container Store and a homemade necklace holder came into the picture.

I need to warn you. If you decide to go to The Container Store or surf their website, have someone with you! You will spend your entire life savings there! I have bought containers for my shoes, nail polish, makeup, makeup brushes, jewelry, and knick knacks at that store. It truly has everything you need to become an over the top organizer. I am not someone that needs a gorgeous storage container to make my space look aesthetically pleasing. I just like my space to be simple and clean so this is my go to store.

The wall mount necklace holder was made by my dad as a solution to my mangled necklace mess. I have tried different storage units including the jewelry box that you can hang them on and the behind the door pockets but I needed something that allowed my necklaces to hang all the way down. I organize the necklaces by gold, silver, delicate, bauble, and long ones. There are so many DIY sites for how to make these and the possibilities of what they can look like are endless because you can customize the hooks and the board you mount them on.

Style Blogger Sydne Summer Takes Stella & Dot to Fashion Week!

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Original post from Sydne Style, see it HERE

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I’m so excited to announce that I’m partnering with Stella & Dot for Fashion Week! Every day I’m in New York, I’ll be bringing you a new look accessorized with Stella & Dot jewels. Here’s a sneak peek of what I’m packing in my travel jewelry case…

My theme for fashion week this season is a Winter Pop of Color. I’ll be achieving that two ways: One way is through bold dresses and coats. Gold jewelry is the perfect accent for this look.

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While I’m usually drawn to more delicate bracelets, I’m loving Stella & Dot’s new Adelina Cuff ($79). Sparkle is another way to accent bright colors. So you’ll definitely be seeing me stack the new Amelie Sparkle Bracelets ($39) on my wrist.

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The second way of adding a pop of color is with a statement necklace. Stella & Dot’s Linden Necklace ($138) will bring a taste of Spring into any black and white outfit.

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Which pieces are your favorite? I’d love to hear your thoughts as I do my last minute outfit preparations. And make sure to follow my fashion week adventure on Instagram!
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‘Hello Handbag’ Loves the Stella & Dot Pouf

This post is originally from the fabulous style blog Hello Handbag.
Go over and check it out. 

You know what I should be doing? Work.

You know what I’m actually doing? Shopping.

I’m can’t pull myself away from one of my new favorite brands, Stella and Dot, and their “poufs.” A pouf is a little bag for… everything. Makeup, hand sanitizer, hot sauce, really whatever you want to pack into it.

This isn’t the tiny can’t-fit-a-damn-thing-in-it bag. It’s almost the size of an iPad (about as long and maybe 2/3 as wide). Actual measurements: about 3.5″ high, 6.1″ long and 3.5″ deep.

And this print! You just can’t get better. The colors are bold and the print has personality. I happen to be the proud adoptive mom of an elephant (Quanza, a delightful 2 year old calf at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust), so the elephant print is just the ticket for me. You can also get poufs in cheetah print, bows, stripes, fancier stripes, you name it. And they’re only $24.

Want one? Start here.

Extra bonus – in addition to the beautiful lining, there’s a surprise embellishment on the inside that says “hey there beautiful.” Because sometimes we all need that little reminder.

If you’re loving this Stella and Dot goodness as much as I am, give my dear friend Erin Markland a call. She’s an excellent stylist and a lovely person.

Thanks to Stella and Dot for the photos.

Stella & Dot 48-Hour Flash Sale!

Take a step on the wilder side… Accessorize with a little leopard, zebra or crazy stripe print from Stella & Dot! Take up to 60% off these flash sale items until Saturday, March 1st at 11:59pm PST.

Items may sell out, so don’t wait… These tech accessories, bags and scarves will go quickly!

How To Order:
1.) Go to www.stelladot.com/emarkland
2.) Click on ‘Sale’ tab
3.) Click on ‘Facebook Flash Sale’ on left side
4.) Choose your sale items, add to cart & checkout as usual

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Call me to place your order at 949-395-2347.

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40% OFF Leopard Print iPad & Laptop Covers

iPad Case – Normally $79 - NOW $47.40
Mini iPad Case – Normally $59 - NOW $35.40
Laptop Case – Normally $39 - NOW $23.40

50% OFF Painted Zebra Print Handbags & Scarf
Best-Selling HDSDI Bag - Normally $89 - NOW $44.50
Getaway Bag - Normally $138 - NOW $69
Union Square Scarf – Normally $59 - NOW $29.50

60% OFF Crazy Stripe Print Tech & Organizing Accessories
Chelsea Tech Wallet Normally $59 - NOW $23.60
Hang On Organizer Tote - Normally $39 - NOW $15.60
iPhone Case - Normally $29 - NOW $11.60

Pssst…. Tricks of the trade…
* It’s made as a travel bag ( and it IS excellent for that!), but teachers and realtors love the Getaway Tote Bag  for shlepping paperwork from home to office/school – brilliant! Unzips to expand.
* Are you traveling soon? Know a current or soon-to-be college student? The Hang On is great for the dorms bathrooms and  the HDSDI is a stylish book bag turned weekend tote.
* Cold office? Wrap up in a fashion-forward zebra print scarf!
* Always losing your wallet in your big ol’ bag? The crazy stripe print is bright, colorful and fun… You can see it in any deep cavernous tote. (Same with the iPhone case – easy to spot against a dark fabric!)

LA Times: Stella & Dot Founder Saw a Way to Dress Up Direct Sales

This article is originally from the LA Times – see it HERE.

Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales

Jessica Herrin, founder of fashion accessories e-commerce company Stella & Dot, was inspired by a Mary Kay convention but decided to give the business model a tech-infused, youthful twist.

Profile: Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales.

Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a starter kit and sell the company’s merchandise at in-home trunk show parties; they also earn money from purchases made on the brand’s website and mobile app. The San Bruno, Calif., company has 370 employees and more than 18,000 active stylists in five countries. Revenue last year was $220 million.

Personal: Herrin lives in Hillsborough, Calif., with her husband, Chad, and their two daughters, 10-year-old Charlie and 7-year-old Tatum.

Education: She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University but dropped out of Stanford’s MBA program after a year to co-create a gift registry and wedding content website called Della & James. The company would go on to become WeddingChannel.com, which was later sold to wedding and family planning website TheKnot.com.

First job: Herrin, 41, grew up in Glendale and got a job serving ice cream at a local Baskin-Robbins when she was 15. As a teenager, she also worked at Haagen-Dazs, Baby Gap, Newport Surf, Chuy’s and Islands to help pay for college.

Career change: After graduating from Stanford, Herrin was set to become an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and had an apartment lined up in Manhattan. But on a whim she took a job interview at a software start-up in Austin, Texas, and decided to pursue what she called “a less certain path.”

Got the idea: In 2001, Herrin happened upon a Mary Kay direct-sales convention while she was on a business trip in Dallas.

She says she noticed how excited the women were to be selling cosmetics and running their own businesses, but she felt direct sales entrepreneurship needed a tech-infused, youthful upgrade that Mary Kay and other brands lacked.

“I didn’t resonate with that sales model. I thought of it as something for my grandmother,” she said. “It didn’t seem very modern. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but it didn’t appeal to me or, I thought, any of the women of my generation.”

Double duty: Soon after, Herrin, who was working in the global e-commerce group at Dell, began dabbling with the idea of starting her own direct-sales company. Jewelry seemed easy to sell straight to consumers, and she recognized a hole in the market for mid-priced accessories.

She went to jewelry-making classes and bead shows, and spent her nights and weekends designing necklaces, earrings and bracelets from her Austin living room. She bootstrapped the start-up, which she called Luxe Jewels, and quit Dell in 2004 to work on the business full time.

Working mother: Although she did her first trunk shows when she was pregnant with her first daughter, Herrin decided to wait until the time was right for her family before going all-in with Luxe Jewels.

“I didn’t try to go for hyper-growth in the business in the early years,” she said. “I paced it around the birth of my newborn and then my second child, and only after I was done nursing my second baby and I could travel did I ratchet it up.”

How it works: A customer hosts a trunk show in her home and invites her friends over. A Stella & Dot stylist brings over sample products for the women to try on and takes merchandise orders, earning a 30% commission. The host of the party receives free product credit and other perks.

Herrin said stylists typically earn $250 to $300 per trunk show. Most stylists are women who sell Stella & Dot products part time and make an average of $2,400 a year.

Stella & Dot designs and manufactures all of its products. Half of the jewelry is priced at less than $50.

First big purchase: After Herrin left WeddingChannel.com, she and her husband took three months to see the world, traveling to such places as Thailand, Croatia and Egypt. She also paid off her student loans.

What’s in a name: Herrin and Chief Creative Officer Blythe Harris decided to change the name of the company from Luxe Jewels to Stella & Dot in honor of their grandmothers.

“We wanted a name that really spoke to the spirit of the business, which is — it’s a company inspired by and created for strong women,” she said.

By LA Times writer Andrea Chang
andrea.chang@latimes.com
Twitter: @byandreachang

Are you interested in becoming a Stylist or learning more about Stella & Dot? Contact Director Erin Markland for more info: 949-395-2347 or simply.stylish@yahoo.com


Stella & Dot Jewelry Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Treat the woman in your life to something special this Valentine’s Day. And I don’t mean typical diamond jewelry. While diamonds and precious stones are always appreciated, it’s also a little predictable. Give her something delicate & dainty, or fun & flirty, or personalized just for her. She will be impressed with your gift giving skills… And impressed with the quality of jewelry from Stella & Dot!

Great & affordable Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Stella & Dot jewelry:

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Left to right from top: On the Mark Arrow Necklace (also available in silver), Love Always Necklace, Ever After Heart Necklace (also available in silver), Amour Sparkle Necklace, Love Necklace, Interlock Heart Necklace, Together Forever Circle Necklace, Etoile Sparkle Necklace–All necklaces from Stella & Dot, are sterling silver or pure bronze, and range in price from only $49 to $69.

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Shop for Valentine’s Day gifts, or for any occasion, with Stella & Dot. Jewelry always makes for a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays and “just because.” Just pair with flowers or make her dinner, and you’re set!

More Valentine’s Day gift options…

Personalized Charm Necklace is the Perfect Gift!

10 Jewelry Gift Ideas

How to Wear Spring’s Hot Color: Yellow!

One of the hottest, and perhaps unexpected, colors for Spring 2014 is yellow. The canary color is bright, vibrant, fun and… a bit daunting. Not a lot of people know how to wear yellow. And I used to be one of them! I thought it wouldn’t look good with my complexion, or I felt that the bright hue would draw too much attention to me. But I’ve learned to LOVE it over the years. And now that we have an array of yellow clothing and accessory options this Spring, I’m coveting some new brights. Would you wear yellow? How would you wear it?

Wear a little or a lot… Here’s how…

Be bold with bright jewelry! Perk up any outfit with a pop of yellow in your jewelry. Sounds kind of funny, but don’t worry — It’s surprisingly versatile! Wear with a solid colored top (looks fab with teal, navy blue or burgandy) or pair with a stripe tee for spring!

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Add a canary or mustard item. Be bold and update your spring wardrobe with a bold shot of yellow. A solid blouse, pair of shorts or pleated skirt (psst, pleats are also a huge spring trend!) amp up any ensemble. Or tone down the bright hue with sweet pastel florals. Just one tip: Be sure to wear a neutral with your yellow. Denim, camel, khaki, navy or cream look great.

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Anthropologie Spring ’14 Collection: Josalia Peplum Top; Patula Maxi Skirt; Mireia Blouse

Accessorize with bright, fun outfit-makers. The perfect way to update your look is to buy one or two fun accessories for spring. A citrine scarf or perforated leather clutch (by the way, perferation is another HUGE trend this season!) will freshen up your look, whether you’re on the soccer field or out to dinner with the hubs.
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Stella & Dot Spring 2014 Collection: Citrine Perforated Double Clutch; Citrine Yellow Scarf

Street Style: Real women show you how to wear this trend

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The Bachelor’s Catherine Giudici Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry

Who watched Sean and Catherine’s wedding last night? I thought it was so cute and adorable. Catherine continually wears her Stella & Dot jewels (along with Bachelor’s Molly Mesnick, seen HERE) on the red carpet. I love her sassy outfits… She’s classy and ladylike but infuses a little sex appeal into everything.

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 10.28.38 AMThe Bachelor’s Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe at an ABC red carpet event. Catherine is wearing the genuine green jade Serenity Drop Earrings from Stella & Dot jewelry with her hot leopard print dress. Also check out the matching jade bracelet.

Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 10.28.15 AMCatherine Giudici and Sean Lowe on GMA promoting their Bachelor wedding episode on ABC. Catherine is wearing a cute grey dress with the red Sardinhia Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot jewelry. (Pssst – the red pendant is removable, so it’s two necklaces in one!)

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Stella & Dot Gold Lace Cuff in Better Homes & Gardens

One of Stella & Dot’s best-selling pieces has a fabulous story behind it: Stella & Dot jewelry designer Blythe Harris molded the Chantilly Lace Cuff Bracelet & Earrings from a piece of lace material that she found from her grandfather’s late lace factory from the turn of the century.

The press loves the story and the design, too! The gold lace bracelet was recently featured in February 2014 issue of Better Homes & Gardens in their “Ace of Lace” fashion article as a perfect lace accessory for spring. Be sure to check out the matching earrings too!

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Stella & Dot’s Chantilly Lace Cuff Worn by Kristin Cavallari

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Bachelorette’s Molly & Peyton Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry

Molly Mesnick and Peyton Wright both were spotted wearing Stella & Dot necklaces in a recent ABC News article about Bachelor and Bachelorette relationships.

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Here’s a snippet of the article…..

Bachelor” star Sean Lowe is set to wed Catherine Giudici on Sunday night, but they’re not the only ones who found love on the ABC reality show. Fans of the series know that some of the relationships from the show have been lasting, but others fell in love off-camera. For example, Jason Mesnick originally gave his final rose to Melissa Rycroft, but later changed his mind, and professed his devotion to Molly. (They said “I do” in 2010, and now have a daughter.) The crazy thing is, they’re not alone. Meet the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants who didn’t find lasting love during their seasons of the show, but met their match in their fellow reality TV stars once cameras stopped rolling. >> Read it all HERE.

Get The Look: Miley Cyrus at Fall 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Say what you want about Miley Cyrus, but the girl has guts. I love this fresh look that she wore at Fall 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (a photo from a little while ago, but a style that’s still very relevant). I want to copy everything about this look! Every piece is strong but when it’s all paired together, it looks subtle and chic. Plus, it’s such a great way to wear your summer maxi dress in fall & winter! Rock it, Miley!

MileyMiley Cyrus in a Maison Martin Margiela dress, Moschino leather jacket, and Versace leather handbag at the Fall ’13 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

You can create this look from some basic items that you might already have in your closet.
But if not… Get the look for less with these key pieces:

Key Piece #1 — Start with a floor-grazing, white maxi dress.
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Koh Koh Women’s White Maxi Dress from Amazon.com;
LA Made Cami Maxi Dress from Revolve Clothing.

Key Piece #2 — Add on the classic, black moto jacket
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Guitar Repertoire Moto Jacket from Modcloth;
Steve Madden ‘The Wheel Deal’ Leather Jacket from Modcloth.

Key Piece #3 — Classic black handbag

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Oliva + Joy Chicago Tote from Bonton.com;
BCBG Harper Top Handle Handbag from Amazon.com

Key Piece #4 — Add Sparkle & Color with a Statement Necklace

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Tansy Collar Necklace from Stella & Dot;
Christina Gold Link Necklace from Stella & Dot;
Norah Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot.

Molly Mesnick Wears Stella & Dot on “The Bachelor Love Stories”

One of the love stories that has lasted through the Bachelor microscope is Molly & Jason Mesnick  — oh wait, only after Jason changed his mind and chose Molly as his second choice. But… Anyway… Jason was the season 13 bachelor on ABC’s hit show, and they were recently featured in “Bachelor Love Stories” on Sunday, January 19, 2013 on ABC. And what’s more? Molly Mesnick was spotted wearing some Stella & Dot fashion! The Bachelor and Stella – go hand in hand, of course.

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Molly Mesnick wearing the gold “feathery wing” Pegasus Necklace (above) and the black, white & blue Midnight Bloom Scarf (below) from Stella & Dot.
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Also spotted on the Bachelor Love Stories? Molly Mesnick was seen pushing the stroller with the orange-poppy colored Madison Tech Tote Bag from Stella & Dot. It’s the perfect bag for the girl on the go: enough room for an iPad and/or laptop, tons of pockets and a printed inside lining so you can actually see what’s inside.
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Learn More About Becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist — January 2014 Events

If you are in the Southern CA areas in January 2014, please register to attend one of our casual opportunity sessions to learn more about becoming a Stella & Dot stylist!! I’ll be in LA and OC, so please stop by for coffee or a glass of wine — I can’t wait to meet you!


Are you in NorCal, Los Angeles or Orange County areas?
Come learn more about becoming a rep for Stella & Dot.

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Bay Area Opportunity Event
Burlingame, CA – Wednesday, January 8th
More details HERE.

Spring Line Launch & Opportunity Event
VIEW THE BRAND NEW JEWELRY COLLECTION!!
Tustin, CA – Monday, January 13th
More details HERE.

Stella & Dot Jewelry Featured in Lucky and Glamour Magazines

Stella & Dot’s gold Paloma Stacked Rings were recently featured in the January 2014 issue of Glamour magazine with Claire Danes on the cover. The magazine suggested the gold rings for a simplistic work outfit. Get them HERE for just $49. Also available in silver.

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Also in seen in the press pages is the silver Rhea Bangles from Stella & Dot. The bracelets were featured in a fashion spread in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Lucky with cover girl Keri Washington. The bangles come is a set of three, and are also available in gold and rose gold.

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Stella Steal: Sommervell Necklace & Christina Gold Link Bracelet

These two pieces are perfect holiday accessories to dress up any dress or work blazer. It’s the perfect amount of gild and glam and it’s a favorite combo of mine! Get this look for less (half the price!) with Stella & Dot jewelry.
J. Crew has these two pieces for the holidays. They are great pieces and great quality… But Stella & Dot’s Sommervell Necklace and Christina Gold Link Bracelet (bottom pics) are half the price and the same great quality. Plus, we have a delight guarantee at Stella & Dot on all our accessories!

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Great gift idea: Personalized charm necklace

Looking for a cute, affordable gift idea? Look no further! Stella & Dot’s Soho Initial Charms are so pretty and affordable, they are sure to delight any one, no matter age or style type! They are universally flattering and a great stocking stuffer for the holidays.

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How to create the perfect personalized gift:

Step 1: Choose your charm
The Soho Initial Charm is Italian bronze and just $18. Choose a letter that personal to the recipient… Initial of her first name, last name, baby’s name, or a loved one. Hints: First name initial for coworkers, employees, secret santa or the single girl; last name initial for the newlywed, fiance or wife; baby’s initial for the new mommy; “other” initial if recipient has lost a loved one recently, so they can wear them close to their heart.

Step 2: Choose a chain
There are 2 options – a sterling silver chain or a bronze chain. Mixing metals is very trendy and “hot” right now, so gifting a gold charm with a silver chain is unexpected and fun. Or choose the bronze gold chain for a classic, more simple charm necklace.

Step 3: Choose Add-on Charms
If you want to add any other personalized charms, Stella & Dot has several options. Choose a birthstone, zodiac, symbol, number, word or phrase that meaningful to the recipient. Hints: Choose a freshwater pearl for a classic look; add on a birthstone charm to symbolize a special someone’s birthday; cross or star of david charm for a spiritual person; or the Grandma charm for nana.

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