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Showing posts with label stella & dot stylist. Show all posts

stella & dot: fall launch

*Please note, this post contains links which will direct you to my Stella & Dot boutique. If you already have a stylist you work with, consult with him / her for as how to change your stylist setting back to them.*

The fall line from Stella & Dot just launched....here are my top picks for updating your accessories wardrobe!




3 in 1 versatility
"Semi-precious amethyst, sun stone, rose agate, and grey agate beads create a beautiful stationary strand. This versatile piece mixes the movement of a vintage gold tassel with a beaded strand. Wear all together or each strand separately." - Stella & Dot




If you don't own ear climbers, you need to get a pair stat!
They have become such a "go to" piece for me. 

"Our Gilded Path Ear Climber lines the earlobe with vintage gold and a pop of jet black pave." 
- Stella & Dot 






3 in 1 versatility

"Semi-precious amazonite pendant hangs from a shiny silver delicate chain. Wear alone as a feminine pendant or together as a set." - Stella & Dot







If the idea of stacking bracelets causes you stress, mainly in having to figure out what to stack, how to stack, and what piece to get....this bracelet is for you! It's the layered look, but only 1 bracelet!

"Semi-precious hematite, metallic, and shiny silver beads or shiny gold coil wrap bracelet with alternating beads add dimension and interest to this coil wrap bracelet. Finished with delicate mini tassels." - Stella & Dot


What do you find yourself in need of when it comes to your accessories? Gold earrings? Rings? Bracelets? Black bag? Sound off in the comments!

sunday style

Sunday style! We have some sunshine & warm weather....no rain! 


Paige Denim Jeans
Booties (not available anymore)


 Just another awkward "not looking at the camera" picture.



Necklaces:
Havana (just a portion of the pendant)



Bracelets:
Snakeskin from KEEP Collective
(added KEEP keys to leather band)
Artisan Stretch (set of 3)


can you KEEP a secret?

Have you heard about KEEP Collective?



From the fabulous CEO of Stella & Dot, Jessica Herrin comes the latest & greatest in personalized jewelry!

Affordable pieces to customize & share your story.



How does it work?



Then just add "keys" that you love, or keys that share a story.



Have a "theme"....



Or just brag on those you love...



These make great teachers gifts, graduation gifts, birthday gifts.....seriously, any occasion.



Best yet? You can earn free products!!!

Head over to www.keep-collective.com/with/fashionablyniki and check out the new line!

So what would you design? Bracelet? Necklace?

What keys are your favorite!?



jewelry storage

This post is LONG overdue - but better late than never.

A ridiculously long time ago, I found a FREE entertainment armoire on one of those "garage sale" Facebook groups. It was free - - the lady posting is just wanted it gone stat. I had a quick vision of what it could be & sent a pic of it to MattyB to get approval. I then stuck my claim in it - and awaited it's arrival to our house.

Little to Matt's knowledge the thing is a beast & weighs like a million pounds.

So during this same period of time I was crushing hard on giving pieces of furniture a makeover. Naturally I reached out to my uber talented friend, Emily of Cox & Company Designs to help out....which turned in to her actual overhauling the piece!!!
(This was so long ago, that since that point we both have birthed our second baby.)

Okay so I had to share the before & afters....and the new purpose of what once was a home to a television.


The piece never made it into my home unfinished - - - these are the pictures that were posted in the Facebook group. 


Home to a TV & all the other entertainment pieces. Doors slid back. 


The finished product.......
(Emily did an AMAZING job!)


Red high gloss paint with gold trim. 
Doors are now hinged & do not slide in. 


And it now holds all of my Stella & Dot!!!!!


The mirror is covering the large hole for cords - when it was used to house a television.

MattyB installed hooks along the sides to hold necklaces, scarves, toddlers.


There is enough space in the nook (where the dvd player / FIOS box would have lived, to stack my trays for trunk shows (which are stocked with jewelry). 


Enough room on the sides to store some boxes, for easy access. 

Down below....


Emily did a fantastic job painting the diagonal stripes on the drawer. 
The drawer houses 2 portfolios of jewelry, and some random pieces for display purposes at shows.

And the bottom cabinets are storage for my totes that I use for transport, and other miscellaneous display pieces. 


So this post was WAYYYYY overdue. But hopefully you have gotten some style-spiration for how to house your beloved accessories! Didn't Emily do SUCH A GREAT JOB!?!?! Having interior design talented friends is a total plus ;) 

See more of Emily's work here: https://www.facebook.com/coxandcodesigns?fref=ts
Display items can be found HERE or by emailing me.


Tell me about any overhauls you have done! 
How do you store your jewelry?

stylist perk

Just wanted to share this necklace I received back at the beginning of April from Stella & Dot, as a gift. Let's just call it a perk to the business....

There was an incentive program set up that coincided with what we were running for new stylists....if a new stylist joined by January 31st of this year - they had the ability to earn a rebate in the amount of their investment kit! (Um, hi, they in essence would have signed on for FREE.)



So in turn, us as stylists had the incentive that if we could launch TWO new stylists to success (meaning them sell $1000 during their first 60 days) - then we would earn this necklace. If you're rolling your eyes.....stop.it.

When we as stylists bring on a new person, it's referred to as "sponsoring". Sponsoring kind of comes more naturally to me than selling. The hard part with sponsoring is getting those you sponsor to have the same drive & tenacity that you do. That's where it gets tricky.

The fact that I earned this necklace - well that just speaks SO much to me. It means that 2 new gals have taken the HUGE leap of faith to sign on as a stylist, and have since actually earned back their investment PLUS MORE all within 2 months time!!!

I am stoked for these ladies & can not wait to see what else 2015 holds for them!

On another note - this necklace does NOT photograph well, in my opinion. So at first I was like "meh" - over being awarded it. But then I got in the mail.....and BAM. It's a beaut! The color is a "hot coral" and it really is stunning.




gaining momentum

Stella & Dot has been gaining so much momentum lately!

We were on the Steve Harvey show earlier this month....
Here's the segment courtesy of Stella & Dot corporate's Facebook page



Tonight we will be on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Lisa Rinna is hosting a trunk show in tonight's episode).

That's fellow stylist, Ali styling Lisa in their meeting last week



If Lisa Rinna can host a trunk show, so can you! Easy peasy!
Pictured left to right:


Brandi Glanville wearing the Aria Pendant while meeting with her lawyer last week.

And this Friday, the 30th our CEO will be on Undercover Boss!


When the CEO, Jessica Herrin was on the Steve Harvey show, so many people visited our website. So many still do not know about the company, the opportunity, or what we do. I wouldn't be surprised if we experience some technical site issues on Friday with the influx of visitors!

I'm so excited to see this company experience more growth in 2015! Who's with me!?!

fall fashionista event - - stella & dot style!

It's that time again! The FALL FASHIONISTA GIVEAWAY EVENT starts TODAY!!! 

I am so excited to offer this amazing Stella & Dot prize pack to one lucky winner. But first....for you newbies wondering, what is the fashionista giveaway???

 The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com and Katy from ModlyChic http://www.modlychic.com/
All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

You can see all the blog giveaway information at the bottom of this post, but here is some information for the grand prize that ALL are eligible to win.....
  • The  FALL Fashionista Events Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law).  For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Grand Prize. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Midnight Velvet Clothing. 



Okay - so now for the FUN stuff. The winner of this giveaway has the option of the GOLD or SILVER prize pack. 
Here's what you'll get in either of the Stella & Dot prize pack!!

GOLD Prize Pack:
Our beloved Bello Bangle....



Our NEW Deja Vu Double Sided Studs in gold....




SILVER Prize Pack:

Our best selling Rhea Bangles....




Our new Deja Vu Double Sided Studs in silver...




Both prize packs come with a virtual style event for you & your fashion loving girlfriends, held over Facebook along with a $25 gift certificate to use at your virtual fashion event....




Ready to enter? Which will you choose?



LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Fall Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway received a sample for this review. Compensation was not provided. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!

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And when you're done, check out what the other Fashionistas are giving away on their blogs!!!


fall trends: trend #1

Looking to spice things up with your wardrobe for fall!? I'll be sharing 3 trends to try, courtesy of Stella & Dot!





First up, Modern Femme - this may be my favorite!


This trend is all about the blush, rose, and neutral hues. I'm a HUGE fan of rose gold, so this is right up my alley. Here are a few pieces to integrate this trend into your wardrobe....


Yes, that is a little outside pocket for your phone. The fabric is mink nubuck blend, with the exception of the metallic area, which is saffiano. 




I LOVED this piece from the moment I saw it at our fashion show. The stones are handset in shades of pink & blush. It is such a stunner, and looks amazing paired with the Peach Somervell






The metallic geo chevron print is totally adorable, and this little pouch fits great inside the Bond Street Tote!
Use it as a clutch or a catch all. 

Here's the interior:







If you don't have rose gold in your wardrobe, this is a great starter piece!!!





Whenever my clients are looking for a "go to" piece, that layers nicely, can be paired with a tshirt & jeans, or dressed up, I constantly refer them to this piece. It's just a solid piece to have!



Finally....

Actually, all the Nancy Studs are a staple item to have!  


Two more trends to come, this week!
Stay tuned!

a little q&a

I have been getting more emails lately about being a Stella & Dot stylist, so I thought I'd take it to the blog. (I'm also hosting an informative yet super casual event via Facebook next week. If you're interested, send me an email so I can get you the details!)

I am 34 weeks pregnant, mom to an adorable toddler, and wife to one amazing guy. I also work full time as a purchasing manager (3 days from home, 2 from the office)....so why on earth would I want to add to my already full plate???

Easy. The style is irresistible, and if "mama ain't happy...." ;) I have been with Stella & Dot for 2 years now. It was a huge thing for me to join a direct selling company....the stigma that comes with direct sales is not one I really wanted to have to deal with. A few bad apples, in my opinion, had ruined the entire bunch - - in this instance, one direct sales company being a "scheme", to me meant that all direct sales were a "scheme".

For anyone considering any position with a direct sales company, keep this in mind: pyramid schemes are illegal. Just because a company is "direct sales" does not mean it's a pyramid. I had to get that through my head when I was researching Stella & Dot.

Some of the top questions I have been asked regarding Stella & Dot:
1. What is the initial investment? I normally reply with, "what's your interest level?" We offer 3 different starter kit options: $199, $499, & $699. All of them provide you with a business in a box: everything you need to get your business off the ground. If this is more of a hobby option for you, then stick with the $199 kit. If you are looking to perhaps make a career change, then go for the $699 kit.
2. Do you actually make money with this? Um, YES. From the first day you sign on, you make 25% commissions on all of your sales. There is a potential of making 30% and even 35% commissions. Everything is laid out for you, and really user friendly. If you decide to "build a team" by sponsoring others that love the brand, then you'll build on your earnings and make even more. The potential to earn a living is definitely there - - - but like with working out, you get what you put into it!
3. How many hours do I have to work? You don't have to do anything you don't want to do. This is your business. You would set your hours, and you would be the only one keeping YOU accountable. You could do a trunk show a month (average about $250 commissions), or you could do 4 trunk shows a month (average about $1000 commissions). I like to suggest to those asking me, evaluate your goals & needs. That will determine how much you "have to work". To be honest, this doesn't feel like work to me. I thoroughly enjoy working this business! Isn't that the best job? To work somewhere that you look forward to "working"???



With all that said, there are sporadic sign up specials that our corporate office offers throughout the year. One was literally just launched yesterday: an extra $100 in product credit to all new stylists. If you are even the least bit intrigued by this company, shoot me an email and let's discuss your hesitations / questions / concerns.



sale-ing with Stella & Dot

There is a BIG summer time sale going on over at my e-boutique.

Here are some of my top picks, that I don't think you should over look at these great prices!!

The Mercury NecklaceTwo metal chains stitched together by hand to create this unique hematite statement piece. Colored threads and rose gold metal nuggets make a truly avant garde look.
normally $168, on sale for $75.60

 



The Getaway in Red IkatHave style, will travel. This weekender makes packing a cinch. Expands in a zip for spontaneous shopping!
normally $138, on sale for $77.63

 



Mallorca ChandeliersWhite stones set in vintage gold with freely swinging drops. Laid back, casual, polished.
normally $49, on sale for $31.24




Luxembourg Scarf in Cerulean TigerWrap up in luxurious printed scarves this season. Keeping you cozy for a day of running errands and the most perfect comfortable wrap as you go into the night. It can be worn SO MANY WAYS: vest, skirt, sarong, and of course the billion ways you can tie it as a scarf
normally $59, on sale for $22.13




Eden RingThis darling cubic zirconia pave pyramid sits on top of a hand-sculpted shank. Available in sizes 5 to 9.
normally $29, on sale for $13.05

 



Etoile PendantSee how you sparkle in this sterling silver disc pendant dangling from a sterling silver chain. Cubic Zirconia stones play with the light. Toss on a pair of matching Etoile Drops—dazzling. Also makes a brilliant gift.
normally $59, on sale for $35.40
 


Those are just some of my top picks from our SALE! But you definitely need to check out everything on sale, and do it fast! Prices go back up on 9/2! Check it all out HERE.