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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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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

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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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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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

Actress Nikki Reed Seen in Stella & Dot Tia Crossbody Bag

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

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

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

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Stella & Dot’s Capsule Collection Pre-Launch

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

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

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Screen shot 2014-03-23 at 8.45.55 PMSardinia Bracelet in blue (also available in red) and Aviva Chandelier Earrings.

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

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What I Want Now: White and Navy Stripes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stella & Dot in the Press

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

VanityFair-March2014Stella & Dot was mentioned in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine’s March 2014 issue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bejeweled Fashion Week

Original post from Sydne Style, see it HERE

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

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

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

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

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Which pieces are your favorite? I’d love to hear your thoughts as I do my last minute outfit preparations. And make sure to follow my fashion week adventure on Instagram!
@sydnesummer #sydnestylefw

‘Hello Handbag’ Loves the Stella & Dot Pouf

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

You know what I should be doing? Work.

You know what I’m actually doing? Shopping.

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

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

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

Want one? Start here.

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

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

Thanks to Stella and Dot for the photos.

Stella & Dot 48-Hour Flash Sale!

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

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

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

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

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40% OFF Leopard Print iPad & Laptop Covers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Stella & Dot Jewelry Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

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

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

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

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

More Valentine’s Day gift options…

Personalized Charm Necklace is the Perfect Gift!

10 Jewelry Gift Ideas

The Bachelor’s Catherine Giudici Wearing Stella & Dot Jewelry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key Piece #3 — Classic black handbag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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