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Keaton-Row-Logo-for-business-cards-blogsI am happy to announce that I am now a Keaton Row Stylist and I offer FREE virtual styling services. Create your own Keaton Row style profile by taking a few quizzes and answering some questions about your body shape, personality, style preferences and overall goals, concerns, or questions. I will then create a personalized Lookbook designed just for you – with your budget, body shape and style goals in mind. The Lookbook is yours to peruse and use as reference. And you can shop straight from the Lookbook, too, of course!

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Start With Skinnies: How to Refresh Your Wardrobe For Fall 2014

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As seen in the recent September issue of Marie Claire magazine!
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Natalie Morales Wearing Stella & Dot Necklace

New anchor Natalie Morales was spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry again on camera on the NBC morning talk show The Today Show. She wore the edgy Cassady Collar Necklace from Stella & Dot, but paired it with a soft pink blouse to soften it a bit. I love this combo. The statement necklace is very versatile because it has both silver and gold metals, so it goes with everything!

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Lizzie Rovsek Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry on RWHOC

The OC housewives got a little feisty in Bali and the drama continues… But, what else is new?!?

What’s new is that housewife Lizzie Rovsek is wearing Stella & Dot jewelry on the Bravo hit TV series, Real Housewives of Orange County. While in Bali, and while Lizzie let Tamra know how she was really feeling, she was spotted wearing the white and gold Mallorca Chandelier Earrings from Stella & Dot, on sale right now for a limited time – only $41!

Lizzie was also wearing several Stella & Dot bracelets, such as the gold Renegade Spike Bracelet and the Milana Beaded Bracelets.

[Bravo TV, Real Housewives of Orange County, Season 9, Episode 16]
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Stella & Dot Launches Foundation Bracelet Benefiting Every Mother Counts

This post is originally from Accessories Magazine – see it HERE.

Stella & Dot Re-Launches Foundation with Every Mother Counts

San Francisco– Stella & Dot, a fashion accessories brand announced this week the global re-launch of the Stella & Dot Foundation in partnership with Every Mother Counts.

Founded in July 2010, Stella & Dot CEO & Founder, Jessica Herrin created the Stella & Dot Foundation as an extension of the company’s mission in its everyday business – to give women the means to style their own lives. “We are committed to making a difference in women’s lives. It’s important for us to extend that mission to impact the lives of women and their families, at home and around the world through the Stella & Dot Foundation,” says Herrin.

In celebration of the Stella & Dot Foundation expansion and global re-launch, Stella & Dot introduces the Enlighten Bracelet (retail:$39). All net proceeds of the bracelet will support Every Mother Counts in their mission to inform, engage, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide.

“Every Mother Counts’ is excited to partner with Stella & Dot’s mission driven community to help us achieve our goal to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We know we can’t do this work alone and are always reassured that there are others who want to contribute in meaningful ways. Through this partnership, we will be able to educate many more about the global maternal healthcare challenges and also raise funds to support programs that improve access to quality maternity care that can prevent unnecessary deaths at birth,” said Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts

For more information on the Stella & Dot Foundation and charitable jewelry pieces, please visit:
http://www.stelladot.com/emarkland

About Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns in 2010 to increase public awareness and support for improved maternal and child health. Every Mother Counts is committed to ending preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. EMC informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women worldwide.

Maleable gold-plated brass bar sits atop an adjustable, poppy orange leather band. The interior is embossed with the names of all the important women in your life: MERE – SOEUR – FILLE – MOTHER – SISTER – DAUGHTER – MAMA – SCHWESTER – TOCHTER; which translates to Mother, Sister, Daughter in French, English, and German.

Stella & Dot ‘Enlighten’ Bracelet, above: Maleable gold-plated brass bar sits atop an adjustable, poppy orange leather band. The interior is embossed with the names of all the important women in your life: MERE – SOEUR – FILLE – MOTHER – SISTER – DAUGHTER – MAMA – SCHWESTER – TOCHTER; which translates to Mother, Sister, Daughter in French, English, and German.

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Wearing Stella & Dot Bracelet on “After The Final Rose”

Yayyy! I think we can all agree that Josh is a great match for Andi from this season of The Bachelorette. Sometimes – well, many times! – I don’t see the love between the two contestants. But I do have to say that I think Andi and Josh are truly in love and very happy with each other. I think it’s reflected through their actions, especially on tonight’s “After the Final Rose.”

Nick came out and revealed some private details about his and Andi’s relationship (such a no-no!). But Andi took it in stride, and responded with grace, honesty and dignity (how she’s handled most everything on the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise, in my opinion).

Andi looked especially stunning, wearing a short, revealing lace dress from Lover (which, by the way, is a whopping $1,150!)… But fear not. You can have a piece of Andi’s style for much, much less than that.

Andi wore the Stella & Dot Amelie Sparkle Bracelet with her thousand dollar dress on the Bachelorette’s “After the Final Rose” finale episode. [ABC's The Bachelorette, Monday, July 28, 2014, After the Final Rose]. The bracelet is super sparkly, fun and pretty… For a not-so-whopping $39. It also comes in gold & peach (like a rose gold) and silver & grey.

See what other Stella & Dot jewelry Andi has worn on her season of The Bachelorette!

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Stella & Dot Fall Collection Launch Events in Southern California

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The NEW Fall Collection is HERE!

I’m excited to announce that we have just launched our brand new Stella & Dot Fall 2014 collection! Pops of color, splashes of brights, lots of neutrals – and beautiful rose gold, too! It’s all stunning. This new line is a must-see!

Here are several upcoming events for July & August…
Please bring a friend or two and join the fun!

Friday, July 26th – Irvine
6:30 – 8:30 PM — Hosted by Sally

Sunday, July 27th – Fountain Valley
12:00 – 3:00 PM — Stella & Dot w/ CAbi Clothing

Monday, July 28th – Corona Del Mar
5:30 – 7:30 PM — Hosted by Mary

Saturday, August 2nd – Gardena
12:00 – 4:30 PM — CREATE 2014 at Gardena Valley JCI

Friday, August 22nd – Mission Viejo
6:30 – 8:30 PM — Hosted by Melissa

* Contact me for further details and private addresses *

* NOTE: Dates, times & events periodically change, so please contact me or check back here to confirm event info *

 

Love Stella & Dot’s new fall line?

Gather some girlfriends together for a fun styling session, either in the comfort of your own home or in your office – morning or evening, week day or week night – let me know what works best for you! My hostesses typically receive $250 in FREE JEWELS!

PLUS! Host a show before August 31st and receive a FREE engravable necklace – on top of your hostess rewards!

More info HERE – Or contact me: 949-395-2347

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Erin’s List: Summer Bathing Suits for D+ Cups

If you’re a busty babe like me, you certainly dread (as in, D-R-E-A-D!!!) bathing suit shopping. Hey, even if you’re not busty, you most likely dread it, too. I have been through several shops around Orange County and tried countless brands, and I feel incredibly confident in saying that I found a spectacular bathing suit brand for us large chested gals…

Meet SEA FOLLY, an Australian swim and lifestyle brand that’s made its way to many retail swim shops in the states including Everything But Water, Diane’s, and Nordstrom.

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I bought my first Sea Folly bathing suit online several years ago, and I instantly fell in love. Sea Folly’s bathing suit designs are fun, playful and relevant. Sometimes, bathing suits for D+ cups are so bulky or matronly. Sea Folly suits are sturdy and secure, while being uber cute and fashionable, and they have lasted me for a few years now. That’s a perfect 10 in my book.

Sea Folly has an exclusive retail location at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, and I can’t say enough great things about this store and the staff. I absolutely adored my bathing suit shopping experience (and how often do you hear that?)! The sales reps were knowledgeable, patient, honest, attentive and kind. And I even got a bottle of water in the dressing room while I tried on my swimwear – just the icing on the cake, if you ask me.

Find a Seafolly store near you by clicking HERE or shop the swimwear brand online. As a reference, I usually wear a D/DD bra and I like the fit of the Sea Folly bikini tops in a size 14, which translates to a rough US size 10.

Other swimwear brands that I think are consistent in offering quality bathing suit tops for D+ cup sizes:
Malia Mills // Vix (more on the sexy side) // Shoshanna // Freya // Panache

HDSDI Bag Mentioned as Summer Must-Have by Annalee of “Hello Handbag”

My girl Annalee Shelton from Hello, Handbag mentioned the best-selling How Does She Do It Bag as one of her summer must-haves! Thanks for the shout out, Anna! xo Read the original post HERE on her blog.

Four perfect bags for summer outings

I love the summer! This season, my dogs and I pack up and head out of doors as much as possible. Here’s what I carry when I go…

To a bbq:
BBQs are my favorite! I usually bring a bottle of wine or two, so I carry a big tote. My go to is this beautiful Michael Kors Saffiano.

http://hellohandbag.blogspot.com/2013/07/current-obsession-michael-kors-saffiano.html

To the park:
On Saturday mornings I often go to The Trails, a tiny cafe in Griffith Park. I usually take a durable crossbody, like the Whipstitch Crossbody Saddle Bag ($49 at Urban Outfitters). It keeps my hands free to pick up the delicious apple pie from the window, and can keep up if I decide to go hiking to work off that whipped cream I ordered.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-trails-los-angeles

To Disneyland:
For a day at Disneyland I carry a big crossbody with a zipper. It has to carry water bottles, layers of clothing, and lots of sunscreen! It needs to be lightweight, and it has to let me have my hands free. I usually take my favorite Susan Nichole Blossom, it’s a vegan leather bag with pockets you won’t believe. Unfortunately it’s not available anymore, but I was thrilled to see the Skylar on sale for just $38!

http://hellohandbag.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-susan-nichole-blossom.html

To the movies outdoors:
When we go the any of the outdoor movies in LA, we really do it up! We clear out all the cheese, crackers, munchies and wine at Trader Joes. You need a big bag to fit all that! I carry my trusty “How Does She Do It” by Stella & Dot, seriously best purchase ever. I love the stripes, and it has a water bottle holder inside that’s just brilliant. The How Does She Do It is only $89, and if you get one right now you also get a free Detachable Strap which would be great for keeping your hands free hauling all that food in!

http://hellohandbag.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-stella-and-dot-how-does-she-do-it.html

Extra bonus! A calendar of ALL the outdoor movies in LA!

What do you carry over the summer?

How to Accessorize For Your Summer Getaway

Whether you’re heading to the mountains, lake, city or beach, these summer essentials will help you look super cute and stylish on your next summer getaway.

1.) Lightweight Summer Scarf
It sounds like an oxymoron – summer scarf – but chilly air conditioned restaurants and breezy nights call for a light coverup. A scarf works great to keep off the chill, and also makes a great travel companion! Wear on the plane to keep warm, wrap around your waist as a sarong or bathing suit coverup, or roll it up and use it as a pillow on a long car ride. Tip: Summer scarves are more lightweight (think cotton or rayon, not cashmere) and come in bright, fun colors and prints.

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Stella & Dot Scarves: Turquoise Ikat Scarf, on sale for just $41; Capri Cotton Scarf in Mosaic Tile Print, just $59; Citrine Watercolor Floral Scarf, just $59.

2.) Large Tote Bag
A no brainer for some, but it’s worth repeating: Get a larger travel bag for your getaway. Don’t use your expensive handbags or your work bag for your summer trip, it just doesn’t fit the bill. Choose something larger in size – which can go from plane to car to beach to shopping to dinner, and back again! – with several pockets, a sturdy material, and a pop of color or a fun print.

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Stella & Dot Tote Bags: Perforated Avalon Market Tote in Red Geranium, $148; Capri Tote in Jeweled Zebra Print, $98; La Totale Large Tote Bag, $118 and comes in two prints. Note: the Avalon Tote and the La Totale Large Tote are both on sale for half price in the month of July with your $50+ order!

 

3.) Long Necklace
A longer, more streamlined necklace is a great vacation accessory because it “anchors” a lot of flowy tops and dresses, which are obviously popular during the summer! Whether you’re wearing your trusty white tee, a maxi dress or a gauzy blouse – this necklace will work! It’s universally flattering, for all style types and body shapes, and works with almost any outfit. Tip: If you tend to wear sold colors or more plain clothing, opt for a funky, quirky necklace. If you like to wear prints or colorblocking, choose a more streamlined necklace with simple lines.

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Stella & Dot Necklaces: Kimberly Necklace, $89 (also comes in silver); Rebel Pendant Necklace (also comes in gold), $79; Sanibel Reversible Semi-Precious Stone Pendant, $79 (also comes in silver); Mallorca Pendant Necklace, on sale for just $67!

4.) Clutch
This is a great travel accessory that is often overlooked. A clutch can serve as your wallet or passport holder while traveling, and you can put it nicely into a larger travel tote (such as the before mentioned tote bags), which keeps you organized while you’re on the go. Just pop in your cell, lip gloss, money and room key and you’re off to dinner! Tip: Choose a bright color or pattern that will complement most outfits in your suitcase. If you wear prints, opt for a sold clutch, and if you wear a lot of solid colors, add some oomph with something fun and unexpected. If you’re bringing a scarf to keep warm, choose a clutch that will complement it nicely.

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Stella & Dot Clutch Purses: Perforated Clutch in Yellow, $89 (also comes in red geranium); City Slim Clutch in Aztec Coral, $49; Avalon Bracelet Clutch in Cobalt Blue, $69 (also available in black).

5.) Jeweled or Metallic Sandals
Another great way to update your outfit and look instantly chic! Pair metallic sandals or jeweled wedges with your jeans and tee – add the necklace and the clutch – and you’re now ready for cocktails! One of the best ways to feel fabulous and a little bit fancy while on your trip, while still being comfy. Plus, it takes up very little space in your luggage! Tip: Use the Stella & Dot scarf bag (that the scarfs come in) as a shoe bag when you travel! You can fit two pairs of flip flops or sandals, or one pair of heels, in the bag. So easy and so cute!

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Sperry Top-Sider Laina Wedge Sandal, $89; Sam Edelman Sloane Sandal, $99; Tory Burch Emerson Caged Wedge Heels, $295; C Wonder Jeweled Gladiator Sandal, on sale for $64!

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Need help packing for a trip or finding items for your next getaway? If you’re in the Southern CA area, Erin can help! Contact her for more info on packing and styling services or click here: Simply.stylish@yahoo.com // 949.395.2347

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Wearing Stella & Dot Gold Link Bracelet

This week’s episode of The Bachelorette, Andi gave the guys a lie detector test (really?! good thing she ripped up the results) and she discovered who was her secret admirer. While reading one of the letters, toward the beginning of the show, she was spotted wearing the gold Jackie Link Bracelet from Stella & Dot! [ABC The Bachelorette with Andi Dorfman Season 10, Episode 6]

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Gold Jackie Link Bracelet
from Stella & Dot, as seen on Andi Dorfman from
The Bachelorette, Season 10, Episode 5 in Marseille, France

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Wearing Stella & Dot Blue Earrings

I am such a hopeless romantic. I’m such a sucker for goofy guys, and this week’s episode of The Bachelorette delivered some romance and sap… along with some, um, drama, too. Ha! But who can resist nine hot guys acting like a mime? With full face paint? And stripes? In France?

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman had a ball with the guys while they learned how to mime in France, during week 5 of seson 10 of The Bachelorette. And she looked darn good, too. She wore a white lace top with light blue calceldony stone earrings from Stella & Dot (the stone looks like an aquamarine, but it’s a gorgeous, light blue, aqua colored semi-precious stone).

Get the earrings here for just $49!
Stella & Dot Serenity Stone Earrings – as seen on The Bachelorette Andi Dorfman!

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CHRIS, ANDREW, CODY, PATRICK, DYLAN, ANDI DORFMAN, MARCUS, JJ, NICK V., MARQUEL

[Andi Dorfman, ABC's The Bachelorette, season 10, episode 5, aired on Monday, June 16, 2014]

More Celebs Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry

More and more of our favorite celebs, stars and A-listers are seen on the streets and walking the red carpet in Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories. I love seeing them rock some stella!

LauraPrepon.OITNBLaura Prepon, the uber cool and gorgeous actress from That 70s Show and the current Netflix hit drama series Orange is the New Black, posted this pic of herself on her Instagram account wearing the Fleurette Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot for an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Screen shot 2014-06-12 at 9.50.53 PMMore Laura Prepon! (Gosh, I love her…) She wore the green Linden Bib Necklace and the gold Chantilly Lace Cuff, both from Stella & Dot, while on the daytime talk the show The Chew on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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Screen shot 2014-06-12 at 9.37.28 PMNews anchor Natalie Morales on NBC’s morning news The Today Show wearing the peach and rose gold Somervell Necklace from Stella & Dot jewelry

LeaMichelle-scarfGlee actress, singer and author Lea Michele posted this vacation pic of herself in Hawaii. I love how she matched her Capri Scarf from Stella & Dot to her red bikini! (P.S. Her butt looks goooood!)

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drumman Wearing Stella & Dot Green Stone Earrings

Ree Drummand, the much loved cooking star, also known as The Pioneer Woman, was recently spotted wearing the green jade Serenity Stone Earrings from Stella & Dot on a recent cooking episode on The Food Network titled “Us and Them.” Her baked ziti recipe looks dynamite, but I love her pop of color even more. Get the same earrings that The Pioneer Woman wears for just $49 – also available in turquoise, brown quartz and light blue calcedony stone.

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How to Create a Complete Outfit in 3 Easy Steps

I am a believer that what you wear can have a huge impact on how you feel. Clothes can help you feel empowered, beautiful, sexy, feminine and confident. To harness the power of the outfit, I encourage you to focus on these three steps to creating a complete outfit, so it highlights your personality and your best physical assets — and helps you feel like a million bucks!

I’ve noticed that, unfortunately, most women don’t complete their outfit. They usually throw on a top with a bottom piece, slip on some shoes, and head out the door. This is really just completing the first steps. I beg you — as the beautiful, capable, unique person that you are — to learn how to create an entire outfit. And here’s why: You will stand out. You will feel confident and fabulous. And you will feel like yourself.

You won’t be just another ‘cookie cutter’ woman on the street, wearing the same uniform of jeans and tee, or skirt and blouse, right? Of course not! You want to feel and look like you.

So here are the three simple steps to creating a complete outfit:

1.) Always Start With a Foundation
Just like putting on makeup, building a house, or completing a math equation, you need to start with a good foundation. It’s impossible to move onto Steps 2 and 3 if you don’t first understand the fundamentals. So, the first step here is to determine if you have the fundamental clothing pieces in your existing wardrobe to build what I like to call a “foundational outfit.” These are pieces that you probably have in your wardrobe, and they are pieces that you have heard or read about — the “classics,” such as a quality blazer, a great pair of trousers, and a timeless wrap dress.

Shop your closet for these 10 Closet Staples that I believe every woman should own. Begin to take inventory of these items and see what’s already in your closet, and what you may need to purchase (immediately or over time). These 10 clothing pieces will be the starting point for the majority of your “foundational outfits.”

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Here’s a few examples of how you can put these items together for different occasions to create a “foundational outfit:”

Silk Blouse + Trousers = Interview
Silk Blouse + Pencil Skirt = Office Presentation
Pencil Skirt + T-shirt = Girls Night Out
T-Shirt + Trousers = Window Shopping
Skinny Jeans + Silk Blouse = Sunday Brunch
Skinny Jeans + T-shirt + Blazer = Date Night

The more items you have in your closet from this list (see it again here: 10 Closet Staples), the better off you are with creating a foundation of outfits in your wardrobe.

2.) Add Elements to Show Your Personality & Experiment With Trends
The next step in creating a complete outfit is what I call the “elements.” In reading the above outfit examples, you probably had a picture pop into your head. When you read the example, “Silk Blouse + Trousers = Interview,” you most likely had a complete picture in your head — you probably saw in your mind what kind of purse you were carrying, or what type of shoes you were wearing.

I feel that these “elements” are key to highlighting your personality and your style type. And it’s also where you streamline everything, so your outfit works for your body shape (so you look and feel your best, of course!).

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 12.19.52 AMThere are tons of tips and tricks regarding what to wear and how to dress for your body shape and personality, and I unfortunately can’t cover them all here. But during this step is when you execute what you know and what you’ve learned over the years (such as rolling up your jacket sleeve or pant leg, or half-tucking your t-shirt), and also when you show a glimpse of, well, you. Show who you are! Be proud of your sunny, friendly personality by wearing a yellow silk top or by carrying a poppy-orange handbag. Or maybe you want to rock some killer heels if you prefer a sexy, glam vibe. More examples of “elements” are shown below.

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As another example, let’s take the “Skinny Jeans + T-Shirt + Blazer” combo from the list above in Step 1. Let’s say your style and personality are laid back, classic and a little boho. You could add slip-on sneakers and stack your wrist with some bohemian beaded bracelets. Or perhaps you’re a little more edgy and rock & roll. You could choose a skull scarf and moto boots as your “elements.”

Also, this step is also where you incorporate any trends that you’d like to wear. If harem pants are your thing — then rock ‘em, girl! Just pair them with a silk blouse, or with the t-shirt and blazer from Step 1 (see how this all comes together, here?), so it’s not costume-y, and still feels like you.

3.) Add Texture and Color
The last step is the fun part! You can experiment with different color combos or mix several accessories to complete your ensemble. I like to use at least two colors in every outfit (really, I prefer three).  Additionally, I encourage you to use accessories to really play up, and a few more that are opposite, the “elements” that you just added from Step 2.

For example, let’s say you’re the rock & roll gal from Step 2 (with the skull scarf and moto boots). I would encourage you to add color to your outfit and play off the rocker vibe, say, with a bold red lip, liquid eyeliner, and punky stud earrings in a fun color.

Here’s another example, shown below, using the basic outfit from Step 2 — the silk blouse and trouser combo.

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 12.12.58 PMAfter that, the majority of your accessories should be more basic so you still look sleek and streamlined. Also, during these finishing touches, I challenge you to find a few accessories that might oppose the before-mentioned “elements.” To continue with our example, say you now have four “rocker” pieces (moto boots, skull scarf, red lips, stud earrings); now challenge yourself to juxtapose those elements with texture (lace, pearls, silk, satin) or with color (lavender, baby blue, pale yellow) that is opposite of that style type. You don’t want it to be too out of the box, because you still want to feel like yourself, but this a great way to play with opposites, have fun & be a little surprising, as you are now complete your fabulous outfit!

 

Andi Dorfman’s Bachelorette Fashion

Another season of The Bachelorette is here – hooray, hooray!
Check back in to this blog to see Andi’s Bachelorette fashion and find out how you can get her look for less!

ABC’s The Bachelorette, Season 10, Episode 2 – Andi spotted wearing green and gold Stella & Dot Hannah Chandelier Earrings, shown below.
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Here’s a promo pic of Andi for the season 10 of The Bachelorette – get her look for less with Stella & Dot!
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Get Andi’s look for less with the Stella & Dot Adelina Gold Cuff Bracelet and the gold boho Reverie Chandelier Earrings
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What to Wear on Summer Weekends

Memorial Day is behind us… So what does that mean? It’s summer! Well, it’s unofficially summer, but the sun is shining, the weather is warm and  summer festivities are ahead of us. Here are some suggestions on what to wear to this summer on your fabulous, fun, relaxing weekends. Whether you are headed to a bridal shower, BBQ, concert, park or girls night out, I have a fashionable outfit suggestion for you!

~ Cheers to a fabulous, stylish and super fun summer! ~

 

Screen Shot 2014-05-16 at 3.27.15 PMA summer BBQ calls for a casual and comfortable look. Start with a breezy summer dress and your trusty denim jacket. Then layer a few delicate necklace, like the On the Mark Arrow necklace and Celia Pendant – it’s a great way to add sophistication to your favorite outdoor ensemble without adding bulk. The Jacinthe bracelet and Monterey Hoop earrings are a great way to finish the look. The last step: don’t forget your fave flat sandals. And keep it simple with by only bringing the essentials in a cross body bag or a small wallet. Your margarita never looked so stylish!

 

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Look “pastel perfect” with this bright yellow top and a turquoise pop from the Elodie Statement Necklace. Heels and a blazer make this chic enough for a nice evening out, but the boyfriend jeans (a great summer staple) and the neutral Avalon Perforated Tote keep it casual.  This look gives a warm weather refresh to your favorite year-long staples. You’re ready for girls night or a movie date with your honey.

 

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 10.12.26 AMShow your style at a bridal or baby shower this summer with a mix of classic pieces like a white button-down shirt and the gold link Jackie Bracelet, but add some unexpected add-ons like the Daliah Pearl Necklace and these adorable nude lace-up heels. The Avalon clutch adds the perfect pop of yellow to this subtle yet classic look.

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If you’re headed to a summer concert or outdoor event, bring a scarf for breezy nights and wear your trusty sneakers to protect your pretty pedi. The black Tia Crossbody bag allows for your hands to be free to hold your beer and fist pump, and light accessories such as the Sahara White Horn Necklace and the gold Renegade Bracelet and red Love Bracelet, keep you cool and don’t weigh you down in the heat.

Stella & Dot Summer Sale – Up To 40% Off Jewelry & Accessories

 

Award winning, global fashion brand Stella & Dot just announced their summer sale today! Just in time for summer, take advantage of this sale and update your wardrobe with fun fresh colors, bold pieces or delicate everyday jewelry. Take up to 40% off several jewelry pieces and accessories, such as the statement necklace shown and beautiful earrings shown below.

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SHOP THE SALE NOW!

Farnoosh Torabi Spotted Wearing Stella & Dot Necklace

Journalist, financial expert and the author of the recent book When She Makes More, Farnoosh Torabi, was recently spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry. She is wearing the gold Pegasus Necklace on her web site, Twitter page and recently on the daytime talk show Bethenny, hosted by Bethenny Frankel.

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The Pegasus Necklace from Stella & Dot is an exquisite couture bib statement necklace of intricate “feathers” hand sewn to silk organza cascade, and made entirely by hand in India. It is also available in silver. As seen on TV personalities Kathie Lee Gifford, Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, actress Shay Mitchell and Bachelor/Bachelorette alum Molly Mesnick. And as seen in Lucky, InStyle, and Real Simple magazine.

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More Celebs Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry

More A-listers and celebs have been spotted wearing their Stella & Dot jewelry while out and about.

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 11.43.55 PMComedian and actress Amy Pohler wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot.

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Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 11.58.20 PMSinger Thalia wearing the Peacock Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot.

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 11.54.21 PMCara Santana wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace.

Stella & Dot Highlighted on Fast Company

How Stella & Dot Is Giving Old-Fashioned Direct Sales A Mobile Makeover

How a doing-it-all mom became an entrepreneur–and uses tech savvy and common sense to keep her business running.

When she founded Stella & Dot in 2003, Herrin had envisioned it as a direct sales company that would give its sales people, called “stylists,” a way to live balanced flexible entrepreneurial lives. Based on her own experience, she knew things had to change if she wanted to really scale the business.

In the past year in particular, Herrin has given the old-fashioned direct sales model a mobile makeover. And it’s working. Stella & Dot has 16,000 active stylists around the world and in 2013, the company made more than $220 million in sales, up from $100 million the previous year–thanks in large part to the company’s massive mobile push and integration of new technology.

Stella & Dot is what Herrin calls an “omni-channel business”–one that blends the in-person experience with technology. “For a lot of e-commerce companies, their challenge is competing with a company like Amazon. That’s why omni-channel retail can stand apart. It has something Amazon can never offer–a warm body on the end of each sale,” she says. “The use of technology has really unlocked how profitable this business can be.”

Here are four ways Herrin has worked mobile technology into her business model to help grow the company.

A virtual community with on-the-go training.

How do you train 16,000 stylists spread around the world? Stella & Dot has online affinity groups including ones for military spouses, stylists of color, stylists over 50, and the list goes on.

But the company uses more than just social media to connect stylists. Last month, it launched a mobile-optimized “Stylist Lounge,” which gives stylists mobile access to notifications, weekly training videos, peer-to-peer online training, and specific tools depending on how long they have been selling with Stella & Dot.

When new stylists log in, for example, they are given step-by step guidance on how to create their website, send their first trunk-show invitation, and make their first hostess call. More seasoned stylists in charge of teams can access business insights about their team and all stylists can easily choose and share from a collection of customized social media messages. “What used to be a log in and click, click, click is now a swipe and a tap,” says Herrin, who calls the mobile push an “on my phone or bust” model.

Staying lean and savvy about inventory.

Direct-sales models often require sellers to have inventory on hand to sell to customers, which means unsold stuff can quickly start to pile up in their closets. Instead of doing this, Stella & Dot uses trunk shows to test inventory. Last year, the company launched an iPad app for stylists called Dottie that not only allows them to place orders directly to the distribution center in real time when a customer makes a purchase, but also includes tons of images of products that might not be on hand.

The danger, of course, is that the human connection the company so values could be compromised by stylists having screens in front of their faces. But it’s a worry that’s been taken into account when designing the app. “We’ve obsessed over the ease of use,” says Herrin. “We want it to be intuitive so that it doesn’t take away from the human connection.”

Another addition is the social media group called the Style Council, made up of hundreds of the company’s top sellers. The group has direct access to the design and merchandizing teams and votes on the pieces in each season’s collection that are showcased most prominently. “The feedback is very constant in real time,” says Herrin.

Getting orders out instantaneously.

Gone are the days of driving around with trunks full of inventory to deliver. The Dottie app includes a form customers fill out when placing an order, which then gets directly sent to the distribution center. Before that was created, stylists had to keep track of orders on paper that they might not have a chance to submit until the following day. The automated form also lets customers double-check their information, which cuts down on mistakes.

A built-in marketing machine.

At Stella & Dot, stylists play a huge role in marketing. They upload trunk-show photos to the Stella & Dot Instagram feed and are encouraged to post about their work on Facebook. But social media aside, the company has also created a mobile notification that pings stylists when orders are shipped, including the names and notes they took on the customers who made purchases. They can then tap on their phone numbers to make a follow-up call.

Bottom Line: “Our mobile tool isn’t just about sales or transactions. It makes our stylists better at customer service,” says Herrin. “We are using the combination of high tech and high touch to do better merchandizing.”

Original article from Fast Company – read it HERE

Become A Stella & Dot Stylist This Spring & Receive $100 Extra in FREE Jewelry!

Just about six years ago, I went to a book signing in Southern CA and stumbled upon Stella & Dot. I had no idea what I was in for, but I had a feeling it was something great. I didn’t even wait a full 12 hours before I signed up the very next morning! Hehe. I figured I didn’t have much to lose… Give it a shot for $199? Why the heck not, I thought.

Fast forward to today and I work about 30 hours per week as a Director with this amazing company, and I’m earning more than I would be earning if I worked a 9-to-5.

That being said, more than half of our Stylists work their Stella & Dot on the side of another full-time job and/or alongside being a mom. They find great joy in calling something “their own,” meeting new people, and styling women. Stella & Dot — whether done full-time or part-time — has added joy, fun, & positivity to the lives of many women (and a few good men!) and it just might be the same for you, too!

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I encourage you to take advantage of our April sign-up special and join us on this bold, joyful adventure! For just $199 (that’s what you’d spend at Costco or Target anyhow…) you can join us as a Stylist and offer your friends & family a fabulous, celebrity-coveted accessories brand…. And you get $450 in free jewelry to boot! (Normally $350) You’ve got nothing to lose!
Contact me today to chat more about it… I’m happy to discuss it with you openly and honestly. 949-395-2347 or Simply.Stylish@yahoo.com

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Stella & Dot Seen at Coachella Music Festival

Two weekends, hundreds of musicians, and thousands of people… And we still spot Stella & Dot jewelry! Here are a few of our fave celebs spotted wearing their Stella & Dot jewelry in the desert for Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs and Indio, CA.

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The first weekend of the wildly popular music and arts festival, Coachella, has officially come to a close. With no shortage of eclectic, boho-chic inspired ensembles, the Coachella fashion arena brought it’s ‘A-game ‘yet again, giving us the chance to round-up our favorite Stella & Dot style moments across festival grounds.

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A concertgoer staple, the Rebel Pendant in Gold added an edgy touch to actress, Camilla Belle’s loose white tank and denim cut-offs. This same necklace was also spotted on Julianne Hough at last year’s Coachella – seen HERE.

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TV Personality and Fashion Journalist, Louise Roe completed her effortlessly chic look with a little pop of Aztec Coral on her Switch bag. Louise was also spotted donning her Coral Cay Earrings on quite a few occasions.

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Fashion Designer and TV Personality, Whitney Port, couldn’t get enough of our layering bracelet styles, adding the Eden Bangle and Gilded Arrow Bangle in gold to her stack.

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Always adorable, Brittany Snow complimented her loose denim button down with the On The Mark Tiny Arrow Necklace in Silver.

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Fashion Blogger and TV Personality, Sydne Summer, gave us a lesson in effective bracelet stacking, piecing together her Renegade Cluster Bracelet in Gold, Phoebe Stretch Bracelet, Moxie Stretch Bracelet, and finishing it off by adding a festive touch of assorted color with her Visionary Bracelet.

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

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