Thursday, May 17, 2012

Connecting the Dots (OOTD + Stella & Dot)

Last week, I was invited by one of our local readers, Clara, who has recently become a Stella & Dot stylist to a "trunk show." I went because 1) I hadn't seen Clara in some time and 2) I was curious. I'd been pinged by people regarding this line before, but for various reasons, I never got any further than browsing the website. As I mentioned to Clara, I'm skittish about ordering jewelry, sight-unseen. Shoes too - which is why it took me so long to finally place a first order with Sole Society (though, I'm glad I did, as you all know I pretty much can't stop wearing these shoes...see below). So, when Clara - who lives about 10 minutes away from me - invited me over to take a look at some Stella & Dot up close and personal, I decided to go.

I've gotta say - I'm glad I did. I'm very impressed by the quality, versatility, and wearability of every piece I saw. And oh - they're all so pretty! So, to help Clara get a running start on her new venture as a Stella & Dot stylist, I'm hosting a trunk show for her here, on the blog. I've borrowed a handful of pieces from her, which I'll be styling with my outfits here, and if you're interested in anything I'm wearing and/or curious about any of the dozens of other beautiful things Stella & Dot offers, you can click on the link in the outfit details or on the Stella & Dot button in the sidebar. As a "trunk show host," I may accrue benefits such as free jewelry - but I'm letting you know right now that if this is actually the case, I'll definitely be sharing the wealth here on the blog as giveaways - and even more fun? We'll set it up so that you - the readers - can vote on which pieces are the prize.

Good times, right? I'm super excited.

Here's what I wore yesterday (dress look familiar?):

Dress: H&M Polka Dot Dress (also seen here; similar herehere, and here)
Shoes: Blake Pump, Sole Society (If you're not a member yet, you can sign up here)
Belt: J. Crew

First up, is the Medina Bib Necklace. When I first saw this on the website, my eyes sort of passed right over it. I felt like I'd seen stuff like this before. And then, when I was at Clara's trunk show, same sort of thing. Pretty, but just not as exciting and dramatic as some of the other things I got to see. But I'll tell you something - once I got it home with me, I couldn't seem to stop reaching for it. I've already worn it about three times (though I was too busy on those other days to actually snap my outfit) and I know I'll wear it again. I might actually have to buy this for myself, once it's time to give it back, because it's so easy to wear and seems to goes with everything.

I love that the necklace - like all the other Stella & Dot products I've handled - feels substantial and sturdy but isn't super heavy around my neck. Also, I really adore the attention to detail, like the tiny crystals set in each of the discs, and the hook closure with it's attached charms

(By the way, can you even believe I took the above photo with an iPhone??? Maybe you can, but I'm not any sort of real photographer, so color me pretty darn impressed.)

Have any of you tried Stella & Dot jewelry? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. THAT necklace is SO pretty on you! Honestly it wasn't a piece that I was drawn too, but seeing it on you it's lovely! Thank you so much for being a trunk show host for my sweet friend Clara!! I'm not a fashion guru myself, but I love seeing how other people put together great styles! Love your blog!

  2. I'm so glad you like the Medina Bib Necklace, Carol! It is one of Stella & Dot's bestsellers. I am looking forward to seeing you in the other pieces! I LOVE that dress on you, by the way, GREAT find. I love H&M!

    If anyone else is interested in receiving a catalog, hosting their own Cyber Trunk Show or just wants to learn more about Stella & Dot, please feel free to email me: I'm also on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.

  3. I love your outfit today! Polka dots AND red shoes? Awesome! I once missed a Stella & Dot trunk show and the host never threw another one (that I was invited to at least) and I was rather disappointed. xD

  4. How cute is this dress on you Carol!! And the necklace is very pretty!!


  6. The dress is super cute on you. That's is sweet of you to help Clara. I have a clover necklace (not longer available) from Stella and Dot that I always wear.