Follow Friday: Stella & Dot

Earlier this month I kept meaning to do a “Follow Friday” post and then I got busy with fun personal events such as my 30th birthday, a trip to NYC, a bridal shower for a dear friend and a Stella & Dot trunk show with my book club.   But immediately after the Stella & Dot trunk show, when my husband mentioned how professional and nice everything looked, I knew this would be perfect to share with readers. Jewelry is a fun way to play with fashion (especially bridal and bridesmaid attire), makes great gifts for your girlfriends and bridal party members and generally can be worn by women of every age and size.

I met Rene Kauder, Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot last Spring through The DC Ladies blog.  I was immediately struck by how friendly and well accessorized she was.  When I asked about Stella & Dot I could feel her excitement and passion for the company.  A few weeks after I met Rene, I saw via Facebook that Bachelor Alum Peyton Wright (who wed Bachelorette Alum Chris Lambton) styled her and her bridesmaids in Stella & Dot Jewelry.  The Stella & Dot collection includes a nice variety of styles, and the pieces feel fresh and modern.  I love the Serenity Drop and Garden Party earrings worn by Peyton’s bridesmaids. – June 19, 2012, Summer Wedding Bridesmaids Jewelry from Stella & Dot: Peyton Wright & Chris Lambton Wedding with Stella & Dot Jewelry

From Rene:  Just over 2 years ago I met a woman in Portland, Oregon while traveling for work.  We met to talk about Event Planning and at the time we barely even talked about the amazing necklace she was wearing and the journey she was just embarking on. After I returned home I couldn’t stop thinking about that necklace and what do you know, a few days later “it” walks on the set of the Bachelor Pad. (Yes, I know, but it was summer and there was nothing else on TV 🙂

I never imagined myself as someone who would sign up to do in home sales. I’m not a salesperson and I am the biggest self proclaimed introvert ever.  I actually had never even been to a “home party” before and I knew there was a bit of an “ick factor” associated with them. But there was something about Stella & Dot and that intrigued me. so I decided to take the plunge and become an Independent Stylist.  In the early beginning I never imagined I would be where I am today!

I work my Stella & Dot business part time in addition to my position in higher education administration. I love that I can build my own hours and work a flexible schedule.  In the past 2 years I have also be afforded the opportunity to work with an amazing team of women.  In addition to the most amazing jewelry wardrobe one can imagine, I have made life long friends because of this company. I couldn’t imagine my life without this “little” business and I would love to talk about this opportunity with others who might be looking for something to add to theirs!

Who are Stella & Dot?

Stella and Dot (named after the grandmothers of the CEO and CCO), an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. Our one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today’s hottest celebrities. The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have praised Stella & Dot for our innovative social shopping concept which brings together the best of ecommerce, social media, personal service and passionate earning to create the ultimate home based business for today’s modern woman.

What Exactly is a Trunk Show?

Trust me, you are going to have a great time! Stella & Dot Trunk Shows are always casual and fun. There’s no pressure. Just swing by and your trained Stylist will help you find the perfect pieces that flatter your features and lifestyle. You will have the chance to try on all the accessories you please, finding everything from perfect everyday styles, bold statement pieces and even great gifts.April is an amazing time to schedule your Stella & Dot Trunk Show.  We are launching our brand new summer collection which includes a whole line of tote bags already featured in Lucky Magazine and Women’s World Daily (WWD).  April is also Autism Awareness Month and 20% of the total retail sales from our Autism Awareness Collection will benefit the HollyRod Foundation.  Not to mention everyone is just ready to get out and have some fun girl time!

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