While getting ready to order the Renegade Cluster Bracelet from Stella & Dot for my February Favorite Things Giveaway, I decided to sign up as a stylist (I make all of my best decisions after little to no thought). They have great stuff and I figured at the very least it would be awesome for blog giveaways you know? Might as well get a deal on it right?
And then I posted some pictures on Instagram, which post to my personal FB page and everyone started getting all excited and were asking questions and stuff. So I figured heck, why not post more about it here too? When I signed up, the “rules” said I would get $350 on products for $199. Turns out I actually got $450 in products. SCORE! And while they have a starter kit they suggest, you really can spend your credits any way you want. I picked things I thought looked the most amazing including the following:
Jolie Necklace ($79): Of all the pieces I picked, this was the one I was most curious about. But it turns out it’s cuter in person than it is online. It’s not super heavy or bulky, but it is for sure a substantial piece. And the color is beautiful.
Renegade Cluster Bracelet ($59): Because I didn’t read the description online, I was surprised to find that this had a “stretchable fit”. I love that idea because it’s going to look good on everyone and you won’t have to worry about it falling off or not fitting right! I loved this piece online and it’s person. It’s great!
Serenity Stone Drop Earrings ($49): I don’t think the pictures on-line do these any justice either. The stones are much more beautiful in person than they are on-line and I hope I was able to capture that. Seriously, I was impressed.
Twist of Fate Bracelet ($39): This is also a stretchy bracelet, which continues to be the best idea ever. Even if you have a big wrist, it doesn’t create gaps or look all crazy. It always seems to fit just right.
Essential Ball Stud Earrings ($34): I picked this piece for my kit because they could be worn by anyone, anywhere, anytime. They are perfect if you are 80 or 8. As a side note, do you all know how difficult it is to take pictures of jewelry? So hard. Of course I could have just used stock photos from the S&D site (it certainly would have been easier), but I wanted to show real pictures so you could get an idea of what things really look like!
Bryant Park Scarf ($59): I wanted to order something order than jewelry to check out the quality and this didn’t disappoint. First of all, it’s huge! The colors are great and if you don’t know how to wear a scarf, S&D has videos online to show you how! I think next I will check out one of their wallets….
I also ordered the Christina Link Bracelet($49) and the Rhea Bangles ($79), but they are both on backorder ;( so I haven’t received them yet.
All the boxes have cute little sayings on them when you open them like “you have a great eye” and “hello gorgeous”. It’s the little things that make me smile ;).
If you are interested in checking out their line, you can click here to start shopping. Shipping is ALWAYS a flat rate of $5.95, which I love and if you order through my Trunk Show and leave me a comment saying you did, I’ll REFUND your $5.95 shipping fee via PayPal!
I should also mention that, if you end up hating what you get, no big deal. You can return it, free of charge (within 30 days for a cash refund or 90 days for S&D credit). Don’t think it’s worn well? Also no big deal. Call S&D and they’ll make it right.
Obviously I cannot come to your house and host a Stella & Dot party for you, but if you ever want to have an online trunk show for your friends and earn FREE stuff, let me know and I’ll set you up with one. Listen, I have seen a ton of at-home jewelry companies (and have avoided attending most of their parties), but I actually like this stuff! And that’s saying a lot considering that I don’t even wear a ton of jewelry!by