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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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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.firstname.lastname@example.org // 949.395.2347
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.
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.
SHOP THE SALE NOW!
More A-listers and celebs have been spotted wearing their Stella & Dot jewelry while out and about.
Comedian and actress Amy Pohler wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Funny girl and actress Olivia Munn wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace.
Singer Thalia wearing the Peacock Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Cara Santana wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
* 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
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.
Actress Nikki Reed wearing the Stella & Dot Tia Crossbody Bag in Cerise – just $98!
Actress Nikki Reed wearing the Stella & Dot Tia Crossbody Bag in Mosaic Tile – just $98!
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
Turquoise Rory Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Wear it dressed up or down!
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.
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: email@example.com
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!
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.
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
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Tuesday, March 4th – 6:00-8:30pm
Armitage Wine Lounge in Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, March 5th – 12:00pm
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Monday, March 10th – 11:00am
Newport Beach, CA
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Saturday, March 15th – 12:00pm
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Sunday, March 16th – 1:00pm
Geary & 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA
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Tuesday, March 18th – 5:00-7:30pm
Meet our CEO/Founder and learn about our opportunity!
Los Angeles area – Santa Monica, CA
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Wednesday, March 19th – 5:00-7:30pm
Meet our CEO/Founder and learn about our opportunity!
San Diego Area – La Jolla, CA
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Bejeweled Fashion Week
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Call me to place your order at 949-395-2347.
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!)
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.
The 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.
Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe on GMA promoting their Bachelor wedding episode on ABC. Catherine is wearing a cute grey dress with the red Sardinhia Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot jewelry. (Pssst – the red pendant is removable, so it’s two necklaces in one!)
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.
Molly Mesnick wearing the gold “feathery wing” Pegasus Necklace (above) and the black, white & blue Midnight Bloom Scarf (below) from Stella & Dot.
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.
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.
Bay Area Opportunity Event
Burlingame, CA – Wednesday, January 8th
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Spring Line Launch & Opportunity Event
VIEW THE BRAND NEW JEWELRY COLLECTION!!
Tustin, CA – Monday, January 13th
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