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Stella & Dot Loves Spring – The Season of Change

Spring is one of my absolute favorite times of year, because it’s all about change! The weather is becoming sunnier, dormant plants are beginning to bloom gorgeous flowers, and our wardrobes are ready for a Spring cleaning. Stella & Dot does a wonderful job at embracing this season of change through our incredibly versatile jewelry and accessories pieces!

Some great examples of versatility are the multiple styles of chandelier earrings that Stella & Dot offers. The beautiful Hibiscus Chandelier Earrings (below left) can be worn four different ways with its removable bottom petal and teardrop piece! This allows for the earrings to change from chandelier to drop earrings in a matter of seconds. Plus, they are adorable!  The coral color is so fresh and vibrant for spring and summer.  Find these 4-in-1 Earrings here for only $44 (which is an awesome price, especially since you’re basically getting four pairs of earrings!) Another option is the Tropicana Earrings (below center) which are super colorful, fun, and absolutely perfect for Spring. These stunning earrings can be worn three different ways. Find them here for only $49. An additional 3-in-1 earring is the stunning Sardinia Earrings (below right), and come in both turquoise and red. These earrings can also be worn in three different ways, with easily detachable sections to adjust length and create three completely unique looks, going from chandelier to stud in seconds! Our Sardinia Earrings are available here for only $59!

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In addition to a full bouquet of gorgeous & versatile earring options, Stella & Dot also offers some fabulous bracelets and cuffs that can be worn alone, or shine gloriously in an arm party! The Stella & Dot Pyramid Stud Cuff Bracelet is both edgy and delicate, which allows for maximum layering potential! This bracelet comes in silver & gold for $44, find it here. You can see this bracelet in full arm party swing pictured below right. It is paired with the delicate silver Pavé Arrow Cuff ($34) & the silver Gilded Arrow Bracelet ($39). Another Stella & Dot staple is our simple yet stunning Alice bracelet ($49), pictured below left.

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                                                                                                                                                                                               Let’s talk a little bit about our necklaces! In addition to versatility, Stella & Dot is known for statement jewelry. The turquoise and gold Isa Disc Necklace is a bold, beautiful, and can be worn four ways. Two of its beautiful layers are detachable, which allows you to be vibrant when you desire, and if you want to turn it down a notch, still wear a truly gorgeous necklace. Our whimsically charming Riveria Statement Necklace, below center, looks like it comes straight out of a fairy tale, and while it certainly lives up to its “statement necklace” title, it also boasts detachable layers to lighten it up a bit and allow for two different, but equally fun, styles, for just $148. Our Pop Geo Pendant Necklace offers detachable sections, and adds a brilliant, vibrant splash of pink & orange to your wardrobe to help get ready for spring, pictured below right, for only $89.

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Finally, to really complete your look, our gorgeous scarves go well with nearly any wardrobe, and can also be worn in many different ways!  Our Union Square scarf comes in six different patterns; each with its own unique beauty. Whether wrapped, tied, twisted, or doubled up, our scarves will complete your new Spring look! Below, you can see our Spring Green, Geo Ikat, and Hot Pink Elephant patterns, all only $59.

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Stella Steal: The Perfect Green Purse for Spring

Spring time has officially arrived! The flowers are in full bloom, sweet scents fill the air, and that black bag of yours is ready to be exchanged for a much brighter color! This is the season of happiness, liveliness, and vibrance – and green is the perfect color to inspire these feelings! Both of the bags in the photo below are gorgeous – but I’ll share a little secret with you! The bag on the left is from Kate Spade, and costs $398. The bag on the right is the Voyage Croc Tote from DVF, also $398. In the middle is Stella & Dot’s kelly green Fillmore Tote, just $138! All of the green bags are fun, bright and beautiful, but Stella & Dot tote bag is a true style for a steal. With this tote bag’s gorgeous green color, vegan leather handles & interior, and unbeatable price, this is the perfect bag to add a pop of Spring to your life… And your wardrobe!

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Stella & Dot Ring Featured in Life and Style Magazine

Life & Style’s March 2015 edition was impossible not to grab, especially since Chris and Whitney from the most recent season of The Bachelor were featured on the cover!

Luckily, this magazine continued to shine inside by featuring Gwen Stefani wearing the gorgeous Stella & Dot Pavé Chevron Ring in silver (also available in gold)! This ring is a great choice to wear every day, comes in S/M & M/L and is even adjustable for an incredibly comfortable fit.

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Autism Awareness Month Visionary Bracelet

April is Autism Awareness Month, and Stella & Dot has teamed up with The HollyRod Foundation to help support a truly fantastic cause. Founded by Holly Robinson Peete, the HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to supporting individuals with Autism and their families. Stella & Dot is donating all net proceeds from our Visionary Bracelet to HollyRod!

In the bracelet’s description on our website, it illustrates what each part of the bracelet represents: “The name, Visionary, represents looking beyond what’s possible, the colors of the rainbow thread represent the diversity of the people and families living with autism, and the brightness of the thread and black diamond crystals signals a vision of a bright future through awareness.”

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This is a beautiful piece of jewelry for a truly beautiful cause. For $39, you can purchase the Stella & Dot Visionary Bracelet here, and also be proud of the fact that you have contributed toward making somebody’s life brighter. On The HollyRod Foundation’s website, they outline what the bracelets will actually pay for!

  • 1 bracelet will pay for a Therapy Sensory Device, which improves fine motor skills and reduces stress
  • 10 bracelets will pay for two tablets with specialized apps that provide speech therapy & help improve social skills.
  • 100 bracelets will pay for an all-in-one computer with software that helps with homework and pre-vocational training for teens & young adults.

How amazing is that?!

HollyRobHolly Robinson Peete shows off the Stella & Dot Visionary Bracelet. Proceeds benefit the HollyRod Foundation during the month of April.

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Julie Bowen Wearing Stella & Dot Necklace!

Julie Bowen, best known as the beloved and feisty Claire Dunphy on ABC’s hit TV show Modern Family. Her personality consistently shines on screen, and recently, she had one of Stella & Dot’s On The Mark arrow necklace shining brightly around her neck! On the show, Julie’s character Claire is known for her big personality, but this dainty arrow necklace still suits her perfectly.

This gorgeous Stella & Dot necklace is sweet, delicate, and versatile. It looks beautiful whether you’re running errands, or enjoying a night out. On The Mark comes in both silver & gold and both are equally stunning!

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Stella & Dot Jewelry As Seen on The Bachelor

BachelorChris-Season19Lots of Stella & Dot jewelry sightings on ABC’s hit show The Bachelor.
The girls love the jewels and we love seeing it on screen!
[ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 19, week 4, aired on Monday, January 26, 2015]

Bachelor-MackenzieRGMackenzie wearing the rose gold Pave Spear Earrings during the rose ceremony on The Bachelor.

Bachelor-chantillylaceCraaaazy (coo coo!) Ashley S. wearing the gold Chantilly Lace Earrings from Stella & Dot.

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And more Stella & Dot sightings on ABC’s The Bachelor during this week’s episode while they are in Santa Fe, New Mexico (or where they in Mexico? Or San Jose? I’m not sure).
[ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 19, week 5, aired on Monday, February 2, 2015]

BachelorKelseyTurqEarOddball bachelorette, Kelsey, wearing the genuine turquoise Serenity Stone Earrings from Stella & Dot. These are gorgeous genuine semi-precious gem stones. The earrings are also available in brown smoky quartz, green jade, and light blue calcedony stone (similar to aquamarine).

Bachelor-JadeCoralCayJade wearing the orange Coral Cay Earrings from Stella & Dot.
These earrings are adjustable so you can wear them shorter or longer.

Bachelor-BeccaTurqBecca wearing the turquoise Rory Necklace (also available in black)
This is the same necklace that Kaitlyn wore with the red dress during the rose ceremony in Week 3.

Stella & Dot Jewelry Trunk Show As Seen on RHOBV

I love Lisa Rinna and her realness – how about you? Love her potty mouth and her candidness…. Her housewives and friends may wear “big f***ing diamonds,” but they also wear Stella & Dot jewelry… Am I right?!?! :)

BVtrunkshow-diamondsThe soap opera star hosted a fundraiser trunk show in this week’s episode of Bravo’s hit TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [Bravo, RHOBV, aired on Tuesday 27, 2015].  All proceeds from the trunk show benefited the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Each October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stella & Dot donates money from the sales of a few select pieces to NFF (can you tell that this show is taped a while back, eh? Haha). But it was so fun to watch our fabulous company on TV… Although I didn’t love the Brandi drama (but does it ever end?).

BVtrunkshow-1The ladies greet each other at the Stella & Dot trunk show.

BVtrunkshow-2Lisa Rinna greets her trunk show guests wearing a gorgeous teal dress, with the Aria Pendant Necklace, gold On the Mark Arrow Necklace and Chantilly Lace Cuff from Stella & Dot.

BVtrunkshow-3Kyle tries on the white horn Sahara Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot.

Interested in hosting your own trunk show, just like Lisa Rinna and the housewives?
Well you can! And you get free jewels too — Read more HERE.
Or contact Erin for more info: Simply.Stylish@yahoo.com

Shop all Stella & Dot jewelry at www.stelladot.com/emarkland – our new spring collection is here!

Stella & Dot Jewelry As Seen on The Bachelor

Ok, ladies — Let’s talk The Bachelor! Who else loooooves Chris?!? Is he the cutest thing, or what? I’m smitten (shh! don’t tell my boyfriend!).

Well, needless to say, I am not the only one. I personally think Kaitlyn is a front runner. I like her laugh and her easy going personality, she seems to roll with the punches. I might want to meet her in real life and roll around Costco with her in a blow-up ball. Hehe. Annnnd I may also want to style her in more Stella & Dot jewelry. I mean, COME ON, she already wears it so well!

See her below wearing the turquoise Rory Necklace from Stella & Dot. It looks so FAB paired with a cherry red blouse. I love it!

The other ladies of The Bachelor have also been spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry throughout the episodes. Here’s a peek….

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A lot of the other girls were also spotted wearing some Stella & Dot statement necklace throughout the show. [ABC, The Bachelor, aired January 19, 2015].

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As Seen on The Bachelor…
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(bottom middle) – Wearing the pink, orange & gold Pop Geo Pendant from Stella & Dot
Mackenzie (bottom right) – Wearing the grey and mint stone Livvy Statement Necklace
Becca (top left) – Wearing the silver & grey stone Somervell Necklace (also comes in rose gold & gold)
Jillian (top right) – Wearing the Cassady Collar Necklace from Stella & Dot
Samantha (bottom left) – Wearing the silver, grey and pink stone Callie Necklace from Stella & Dot

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Stella & Dot Featured in Press – January 2015

 

It’s a new year – and everyone loves Stella & Dot! This month alone, Stella & Dot has already been featured in several magazines. Take a look!

WomansWorld-Jan15The red Sardinia Earrings were featured in the January 2015 issue of Woman’s World magazine. The earrings are 3-in-1 and can be worn as a long and mid-length chandelier, as well as a stud earring.

PeopleStyleWatch-Jan15The Stella & Dot gold Engravable Bar Cuff was featured in the Jnauary 2015 issue of People StyleWatch. What would you engrave? Coordinates, initials, wedding or birth date, a favorite word or phrase? The possibilities are endless!

Lucky-Jan15The Stella & Dot Gold Pyramid Cuff and Pave Chevron Ring were both featured in a fashion spread in the January 2015 issue of Lucky magazine.

Glamour-Jan15Stella & Dot’s new Engravable Heart Charm and Delicate Chain (both items available in gold and silver) were both featured in the “Hearts of Gold” editorial article in the January 2015 issue of Glamour magazine, with the fab Allison Williams on the cover.

InStyle-Jan15Brand new for Spring! The Rebel Cluster Pendant (also available in silver) was highlighted in the January 2015 issue of InStyle magazine with cover girl Jennifer Aniston. The magazine touts the necklace as a no-brainer way to layer delicate necklaces for every day.

Get The Look: Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly & Michael

Kelly Ripa has been spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry several times on her hit morning show Live With Kelly & Michael. Get Kelly’s look from this morning’s episode [Wednesday, January 21, 2015] with the Stella & Dot Engravable Gold Locket (also available in silver) for just $89, which includes the engraving. Get a long link chain in either silver or gold for just $49, also from Stella & Dot, to complete the look.

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More Stella & Dot As Seen on Kelly Ripa:

Kelly Ripa Talks Stella & Dot Jewelry Behind The Scenes
Stella & Dot Bracelets Mentioned as One of Kelly’s Favorite Things

Stella & Dot Fundraiser Trunk Show on Real Housewives Beverly Hills

I love seeing Stella & Dot accessories on TV! As you may know, our jewelry has been spotted on countless celebs for many years now… But it’s not every day that we see a trunk show and style session being shown on TV for everyone to see!

My friend and fellow Director for Stella & Dot, Ali Spuck McNeely, recently did a fundraiser trunk show with Lisa Rinna, as seen on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [RHWBV, aired on Tuesday, January 13, 2015]

Lisa Rinna tried on several Stella & Dot styles, including the colorful Fanella Statement Necklace, the delicately layered Pave Chavron Necklace, and a classic Stella & Dot “arm party” with the gold Renegade Bracelet.

RHWBV-TrunkShowScreen Shot 2015-01-22 at 12.15.25 PMLisa Rinna wears the gold spike Renegade Bracelet above, which also comes in silver and rose gold. She wears the delicate gold Pave Chevron Layering Necklace, below, which can be worn 25 different ways! Also available in silver.

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 12.18.07 PMLisa Rinna tries on the colorful Fanella Necklace from Stella & Dot, below. Do you see how she layered it with one delicate strand from the before-mentioned Pave Chavron Necklace? So cute!

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 12.21.47 PMBrandi Glanville was also seen wearing the layered Aria Pendant Necklace on the same episode (shown below) — a fabulous boho chic layerling piece featuring Italian-inspired gold chains and semi-precious quartz stones! The short and long pieces come together for just $98! Shop it HERE.

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 11.49.27 AMInterested in having your own Stella & Dot fundraiser event or in-home trunk show?
Contact Erin for more info: Simply.Stylish@yahoo.com.
Or read more about it HERE.

Stella & Dot Black Friday Sale ON NOW

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Stella & Dot’s Black Friday deals have started early! Take advantage of an extra 25% off all sale and clearance items. Plus, lots of items were recently added to the sale section! Many gift giving ideas for the women in your life, from mom to wife to girlfriend to office mate. Many jewelry & accessories are less than $50 and many others are less than $25!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

Some fabulous items on sale include the red Wild Hearts Scarf, now only $35!

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Grab a couple gifts for your BFF – these options are all under $30!
Daphne Pearl Bracelet, City Slim Clutch & Piper Necklace >> SHOP HERE

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A beautiful statement necklace for your mom, sister, wife or girlfriend!
The Fleurette Necklace from Stella & Dot, now just $103!

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The best layering necklace for any one on your gift list, from your mom to your babysitter to your cousin. also makes a fabulous teacher gift! The Demi Layering Necklace is available in silver or gold – while supplies last! Wear it short or long.

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Go ahead….Cross off a few people on your gift list.

Molly Mesnick Wearing Stella & Dot Necklace on Bachelor in Paradise Finale

Some found drama, while others found love. Sigh. The finale of Bachelor in Paradise was a little underwhelming for me, buuut…. I like it that way. It means that the show was a little more ‘reality’ than ‘tv’ and that’s fine by me. I liked that the previous (and successful) Bachelor and Bachelorette couples made an appearance on the finale to give some love and relationship advice – very cute.

Oh, and speaking of cute. Did you see Molly Mesnick on the finale? Side braid, red lips and light blue halter dress? Umm, hi! Molly looked gorgeous! And to top it all off, she wore the Elodie Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot – a smashing combo of silver with yellow-lime and blue stones. A true stunner. Just like Molly!

[ABC, Bachelor in Paradise, finale episode, aired on Monday, September 8, 2014]

Get the exact necklace that Molly Mesnick wore on the final episode of Bachelor in Paradise! Buy it HERE.

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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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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.

Screen shot 2014-06-12 at 9.29.10 PMActress Gabrielle Union wearing the red Sardinia Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot with a little white dress to a Miami Heat basketball game. Pssst, the pendant on the necklace can removed, so you can wear it multiple ways!

Screen shot 2014-06-12 at 9.34.02 PM Singer Adrienne Bailon wearing the Georgie Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot jewelry

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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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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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.

Screen shot 2014-05-10 at 12.02.34 AMFunny girl and actress Olivia Munn wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace.

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

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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