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Go Pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join me in going pink in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month… It’s for the boobs, after all! Shop my fave brands and products, shown below, to help support the fight against breast cancer.

Stella & Dot and EVER Skincare: All net proceeds from purchases in the Stella & Dot Better Together online jewelry boutique from October 1 to 31st will benefit Bright Pink, a non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women (ages 18-45).

ONEHOPE Wine: With a mission to give back and do good every day of the year, every wine purchase of the California Chardonnay and every Rosé varietal (there are five total!) benefits their year-round cause partner Gateway for Caner Research.
– 2,458 women provided with breast cancer clinical trials & counting
– 322,192 women educated about their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer

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ONEHOPE Wine Chardonnay & Rosé
The California Chardonnay gives back year round to nonprofit partner Gateway for Cancer Research; featuring notes of toasted coconut, vanilla and tropical fruits. Each Rosé varietal benefits Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. My favorite  is the Sonoma Rosé and a fan fave is the North Coast Sparkling Rosé. >> Purchase HERE

Stella & Dot Champagne Pouch
This glam multi-tasking pouf in textured rose gold exterior with grey “scattered stars” interior organizes you in style. Use it for everything from cosmetics to tech cords – you’ve got it in the bag. >> Purchase HERE

EVER Skincare Smooth All Over Beauty Balm
Rescue rough lips, cuticles and dry skin patches with our multi-benefit dream balm. This powerful formula includes Shea Butter to help smooth appearance of dehydration lines, coconut oil to deeply nourish and soften and a potent form of Vitamin E to soothe skin. >> Purchase HERE


Introducing Rebecca Minkoff x Stella & Dot Exclusive Jewelry Collection

Award winning designer Rebecca Minkoff has partnered with accessories and jewelry Stella & Dot for an exclusive pre-holiday jewelry collection. The colorful, playful and bold styles are perfect for fall layers and to punch up holiday dressing. Check out the Rebecca Minkoff x Stella & Dot collection, which includes delicate chokers, large statement earrings that interchange to a stud, and a fun beaded cuff.

This collection captures the spirit of downtown New York City, where Stella & Dot’s jewelry is designed and handcrafted with love. Ranging in price from just $49 to $69, it’s truly style for a steal. Additional new jewelry pieces will available November 2017.

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All the jewels. Perfect for holiday.
Shop the collection here.

OK! Magazine Shows You How to Style the Pajama Trend

Love a laid-back look? According to a recent article on OK! Magazine, the pajama trend is comin’ in hot. Embrace the new fall trend and pair your outfit with a simple earring. OK! Magazine recommends the Stella & Dot Dome Earrings – shown below left – because they “are a quick way to dress up your look.”

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See more suggestions for simple, easy, everyday earrings below. Shop them HERE.

Shop all Stella & Dot jewelry, accessories and NEW tops by clicking HERE.

Just In: More Tops & Jewels For Fall

Just dropped on Stella & Dot are brand new tops and jewelry for fall. This fall season, we are seeing grey for days. This neutral is the perfect staple for any wardrobe, especially for fall. Grey is more forgiving and flattering than brown, and brighter and more feminine than black. Plus, it’s the perfect item to pack on vacation, as it goes with many colors.

Easy Outfit #1: This everyday outfit idea is perfect for a busy mom (below left). The look features the light grey St Germain Scarf, the Mia Cold Shoulder Top, and the Charlotte Druzy Drop Earrings by Stella & Dot. Just add your favorite pair of jeans and head out the door!

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Another color that can act like a neutral is dark purple and plum. This shade is much easier to wear than you may think (trust!) and it’s fun and flirty. 

Easy Outfit Idea #2: Another great outfit idea (above right) is great for date night or a holiday party. This fresh and fun look is up-to-date, but still flirty and flattering. Wear the dark purple Roz One Shoulder Top and pair with a statement earring like the Jasper Fringe Earrings from Stella & Dot.

Want It Now: Fall Red & Burgundy

This fall, dark deep red and burgundy colors are popping up everywhere. From the recent Neiman Marcus catalog to the latest fall magazines, the trend is clear: deep red is a hot trend this fall and holiday season.

Red isn’t necessarily a “new” trend for this time of year, but here are some ways to update your look this fall to make red feel fresh.

Add a piece of dark red jewelry.
Accessorize with just a touch of the wine color for a fun accent and to freshen up your fall outfit. The Stella & Dot Riva Tassel Earrings are fun and flirty, as shown below. Pair these earrings with a simple top, such as one of the Stella & Dot Blouses, or with a classic LBD this holiday.
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Sip some burgundy.
Another trend for fall and holiday? Delicious deep red wines. Try a wine that gives back to charity with ONEHOPE Wine, a Napa Valley-based vineyard and winery that donates their profits to various charitable causes. My faves include the California Red Blend, which benefits our military veterans and the California Cabernet Sauvignon, which supports autism awareness.
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Paint it on.
An inexpensive way to play with this color trend: nail and lip color. Choose a pretty nail polish or dark red lipstick to brighten up your fall look. I love Essie Gel Nail Color in Gala-Vanting for it’s long-wearing formula, and Charlotte Tilbury ‘Hot Lips’ Lipstick in He’s Bells for it’s deep, beautiful color.
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Choose texture.
Adding a red piece of clothing with some texture is a great way to add interest to an outfit, especially in fall and winter, when layering is key. Try these fierce burgundy leather leggings. The Stella & Dot Burgundy Suede ‘Sunday’ Bucket Bag is also a stunner, and a true classic that you can wear again and again. Or this Dottie V-Neck Dress from Anthropologie is a winner as well.
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Stella & Dot Jewelry Supports Hurricane Harvey Victims in Houston

Your purchase of select Stella & Dot jewelry pieces to support victims of Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, Texas. Stella & Dot will donate all net proceeds from qualified purchases to the American Red Cross. Shop the jewelry HERE.


Jewelry items included, as shown above:

Arabesque Earrings in Gold and Silver
Pave Open Bar Cuff in Rose Gold
Pave Rectangle Bar Cuff in Rose Gold & Gold

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Additional ways to give back and make an impact in Houston:

❤️ Red Cross:
❤️ Houston Food Bank:
❤️ Save the Children:
❤️ Global Giving:
❤️ Houston Humane Society:

Trend Alert: The Signet Ring Makes a Serious Comeback

According to the popular style and lifestyle blog Brit + Co: “The signet ring is making a serious comeback. The jewelry has been around for a minute (it pre-dates the Bible), but the sleek style still feels totally right now. Signets (from the Latin “seal”) served a very important purpose back in the day, acting as a signature. Whether it was engraved with initials, monograms, a coat of arms, or a family seal, it was heated and then impressed in wax or clay. The sturdy symbol of social standing also represented land ownership. In modern times, it can seal your signature style with its minimalist-yet-swanky looks.”

You can take advantage of this style trend with the Stella & Dot personalized Gold Signature Engravable Signet Ring here, available in sizes 5-9.

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Stella & Dot Adds Tops, In Addition to Jewelry

Award-winning jewelry and accessories line Stella & Dot now offers even more items to help you complete your outfit goals — tops! With ten new blouses offered for late summer and early fall, they are perfect everyday clothing pieces tat you’ll grab from your closet again and again.

These classic tops are limited edition, so when they are gone, they’re gone for good… So snag a Stella & Dot top while you can!

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All ten tops are neutral, everyday pieces, and they range in size from XS to 2X and are flattering on a range of body types.

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One of my faves is the black Stella & Dot Marcella Cold Shoulder Top. Pair it with a long statement earring to keep the attention up toward your face, and keep the necklace in your jewelry box.

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Another fave is the white Flared Sleeve Bianca Knit Tee, above, which is a perfect blank canvas for any statement necklace.

Get the Look: Rose Huntington Whiteley’s Long Delicate Necklace

Model and actress Rose Huntington Whiteley wore necklace by Jacquie Aiche featuring 14kt gold “19 Diamond Y Necklace,” retail approx $5,000, and the sparkly “Diamond Shaker Necklace,” retail $5,375. Together, that’s over ten grand in diamond jewels!

Get the stylish look for less with Stella & Dot’s Bianca Lariat Necklace in silver for just $59!


Paris Hilton Wearing Stella & Dot Belle Necklace

Just spotted on Instagram! Socialite and international DJ Paris Hilton was recently spotted wearing the silver Belle Necklace from Stella & Dot. This necklace has just enough bling to be dressed up or down. It’s a great sparkly necklace to dress up your LBD for the holiday season.

Buy it HERE.


Get Paris Hilton’s exact necklace HERE.

Similar style stud earrings HERE from Stella & Dot jewelry.

Raven Symone Wearing Stella & Dot Feather Necklace on The View

Actress and co-star of ABC’s hit morning talk show The View, Raven Symone was spotted this morning on the show wearing the Plume Necklace from jewelry line Stella & Dot. [ABC, The View, aired on Thursday, September 24, 2015]. Symone looks fierce with her hair and this necklace, don’t you think? (I also love that purple blazer!)

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The accessories brand is know for its versatility and fabulous statement necklaces, and this one is no different. The Plume Necklace can be worn several different ways, and the feathers–or plumes–on the necklace is detachable, and also comes in blue!

You may remember Raven as a child actor from hit TV shows
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Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry Benefiting Noreen Fraser Foundation

Right around the corner is October, when the calendar (unofficially) turns pink in recognition of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year in October, jewelry and accessories brand Stella & Dot partners with the Noreeen Fraser Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for not only breast cancer, but all female cancers.


Starting NOW through the end of October, all net proceeds from the sale of jewelry pieces from Stella & Dot’s “Shop For a Cause Boutique” will benefit NFF.

Actress Cobie Smulders – from the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother and the blockbuster Captain America franchise – is a survivor of ovarian cancer and partnered with Stella & Dot and NFF to design a beautiful, exclusive bracelet to be featured in the “Shop For a Cause Boutique.”

Inspired by female warriors from history – beautiful, strong, and fearless – Stella & Dot’s jewelry designer Blythe Harris, and the design team, worked with Cobie to create a bracelet that someone can wear to support a loved one or for their own empowerment. The result is the Resilience Cuff, a delicate cuff bracelet with a rose gold arrow motif, micro pavé accents and hand wrapped thread details.


InStyle magazine recently wrote an entire article on Cobie’s partnership with Stella & Dot – read it HERE.

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Since partnering in 2012, Stella & Dot has donated over $420k towards women’s cancer research and awareness with NFF. To learn more about the Noreen Fraser Foundation, click HERE.

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Also available in the Stella & Dot “Shop For a Cause” Boutique:
Mixed metals Hope Necklace
Survivor Personalized Engravable Charm (gold or silver)
Leather & Rose Gold Inspire Bracelet

Stella & Dot Jewelry As Seen on “Bachelor In Paradise”

More Stella & Dot jewelry sightings on ABC’s hit TV show! We always spot Stella & Dot accessories on the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise, and this season’s drama-filled Bachelor In Paradise did not disappoint!

We all loved to hate Samantha, the “Medusa” of the bunch, as the men seemed to be cast under the “Samantha spell.” I wonder if it was her long dark hair, big spider lashes, or was it the weirdly long white fake nails? Ok, maybe I love to hate her too, hehe. But if I had to guess, I think her fabulous jewelry was the thing that seduced so many BIP players.

On the last episode of Bachelor In Paradise, Samantha accepted the rose from Nick, and apparently (and surprisingly!) they are reported to still be together. (Well, I guess Medusa deserves  happy ending too, right?) As Samantha accepted his rose, we got a glimpse of her lovely turquoise bracelet she was wearing.

BIP contestant Samantha Steffen wearing the turquoise and blue Sardinia Bracelet from Stella & Dot, as seen on the final episode of Bachelor in Paradise. [Monday, September 7, 2015; ABC’s Bachelor In Paradise, season 2, episode 12]. Matching earrings are also available.

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Natalie Morales Wearing Leather Petal Necklace on Today Show

Another Stella & Dot sighting on The Today Show news anchor Natalie Morales this morning [Thursday, September 10, 2015, NBC The Today Show]. Natalie loves Stella & Dot and has worn the jewelry brand on camera many times. This morning, she wore the Birdie Necklace from Stella & Dot, a 3-in-1 statement necklace with detachable chiffon and leather petals.

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Shop this fabulous statement necklace online by clicking HERE.

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Natalie Morales has worn the Birdie Necklace before, as seen in the photo above.

Wear the Birdie Necklace 3 to 6 different ways!
Gorgeous, fun statement necklace using mixed media materials.
Removable strand with leather and chiffon fabric petals.


Stella Steal: Fringe Earrings

I love statement earrings, and I love a happy wallet even more. Thanks to Stella & Dot, a boutique-style jewelry and accessories line, you can have both!

Have you seen Tory Burch’s Fringe Earrings?! They are absolutely adorable, but unfortunately at $175, they are a little out of most of our price range. Check out this fabulous style steal from Stella & Dot: the Gold Aida Tassel Chandeliers! These fringe beauties are only $49, and you can actually wear them 3 different ways! Say whaaaat?!? The Stella & Dot earrings are a total lookalike AND can be worn 3 ways, hmmm, that’s a no brainer. Sorry, Tory Burch, but this one takes the cake.

Tory Burch Fringe Earrings on the left, and Stella & Dot’s Aida Tassel Chandeliers on the right.


Even celebs like News Anchor Natalie Morales, from NBC’s Today Show, love these gorgeous earrings! Plus she does a great job highlighting their versatility by wearing them with no tassel.


Stella Steal: Versatile Handbags

Pumpkins and ghosts are already making their appearance at stores, which can only mean one thing… Fall is almost here! This is my absolute favorite season of the year. I love the changing weather, the pumpkin everything, and the excitement of the quickly approaching holiday season! With the changing season, our accessories need an update as well. Lately, I have been loving handbags that come with their own detachable clutches. It allows for so much versatility. You can use the bag for every day and the clutch for a romantic stroll through the pumpkin patch. Diane Von Furstenberg has some undeniably awesome bags, and lately we’ve been seeing a lot of them. Karlie Kloss even starred in an amazing short film highlighting the fabulousness & versatility of DVF’s gorgeous Secret Agent leather bag, but it’s a costly $498. [Here’s that Secret Agent film if you want to check it out!] The only thing stopping me from snatching one up for myself is the price tag – yikes! If you want to be a secret agent and have a beautiful new bag for Fall, but don’t have $500 to spare, Stella & Dot has the perfect solution. The “The Shift” Bag from Stella & Dot is perfect for both day & night, with a zip-off clutch that you can easily detach! The best part is that it’s only $198 on our website, and just as stunning and versatile as the DVF bag.

Stella & Dot’s “The Shift” on the left, and DVF’s “Secret Agent” on the right.


Gwen Stefani Trades in Engagement Ring For Stella & Dot Ring!

I was so sad to hear about Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale splitting up! Gwen, however, seems to still have her “rock steady” glow about her, and is rising above this difficult time. Recently, at a press conference for the new season of The Voice at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, she was spotted wearing Stella & Dot’s gold Pearl Spike Ring instead of her engagement ring! Just because she’s not with Gavin anymore doesn’t mean her ring finger isn’t allowed to shine! Stella & Dot’s Pearl Spike Ring is edgy, gorgeous, and totally affordable at only $29! While I’m super sad for Gwen, I’m glad to see she still lights up the whole room, and isn’t afraid to boast her fabulous style even during this difficult time.


Back to School Shopping Isn’t Just For The Kids!

When you think of “back to school shopping,” visions of pencils, backpacks, and lunch boxes likely dance in your head. The aisles of your favorite stores are full of flustered moms with full carts of supplies, and you likely don’t take a second to pause and think about yourself for a second. Here at Stella & Dot, we’ve put together a little guide on some great finds that will allow you to dress casually, and spice up your entire look with a simple piece accessory! This way, you’ll be able to look super fashionable even as you’re smearing peanut butter & jelly onto bread in the morning. Check out these gorgeous jewelry pieces from Stella & Dot that will bring life to even the most casual of “mom” styles.

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Our Relic Statement Necklace, $148, is stunning, hand strung, and totally versatile! You can wear it short or long, making this a 2-in-1 choice!

Our metallic Madison Tech Wallet, $79, is perfect for when you’re on the go and just need to grab all of your important items quickly. Plus, look how cute it is! It’s certain to grab attention. You’ll be the coolest mom at school!

Our Freya Fringe Necklace, $118, is a gorgeous statement necklace that will dress up even a plain white t-shirt and jeans. The metal pieces that adorn this necklace are great for catching light, and making you shine! This is a truly unique piece, and a great price for how much versatility it can add to your wardrobe.

The Hudson Tote, $148, is the perfect option for a simple yet stunning bag that will go with anything. Especially now that fall is right around the corner, its grey, metallic color is the perfect choice to ring in the new season. Plus, grey and silver are HOT colors for Fall 2015. And you can’t go wrong with this supple, soft vegan leather.

Finally, our Isabelle Wrap Bracelet, only $39!, is too cute for words, and can be worn with virtually anything. It’s incredibly sweet and versatile, and would look fabulous with anything you wear. Especially paired with our Hudson Tote or Madison Tech Wallet!

Stella & Dot’s Gold Necklace Featured in August 2015 Redbook!

Redbook Magazine has always been one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I love reading about the latest gossip, tips for creating the best drinks to unwind with girlfriends, and I especially love when they feature gorgeous jewelry suggestions to add to my wardrobe! Recently, in Redbook’s August 2015 issue, Stella & Dot’s Brynn Lariat necklace shined brightly on one of the pages! This necklace is gorgeous, elegant, and only $59 on our website! This necklace is super versatile, and reminds me of a scarf because you can wear it so many different ways, including wearing it long, short, or tying it together. To add to its versatility, you can get this necklace in either silver or gold, so it’s certain to match any style!


Rosé All Day

Can you believe it’s almost fall already? Leaves are going to start changing colors, and so are our wardrobes! Time to start finding jewelry to match your fall attire! Stella & Dot has a chic sneak peak of our new rose gold collection coming in September! It’s going to be absolutely gorgeous.

roseIf you can’t wait to get your rosé fix until then, check out Stella & Dot’s other
rose gold jewelry pieces.


Our ever popular Pave Spear Pendant Necklace in Rose Gold is stunning, and you can get it on our website for only $59!


Why not get a bracelet to match your fab new Pave Spear Pendant Necklace? Our Pave Triangle Cuff is gorgeous, and works with any outfit. Plus, it’s only $34!


If you’re looking for something a little more edgy, our Rebel Pendant, $79, above, and our Renegade Stretch Bracelet, $59, below, are the perfect choices for feminine yet feisty!


Lara Spencer Wearing Stella & Dot Statement Necklace on GMA

One of my fave morning news anchors, the always stylish Lara Spencer was spotted this morning on GMA wearing the Utopia Necklace from Stella & Dot. [ABC Good Morning America, Friday, August 14, 2015]. This colorful, beaded statement necklace is one of my absolute favorites. You can wear this necklace six or more different ways – a true bang for your buck!

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Lara wore it over a bright cobalt blue dress. Well, gee Lara, you have great style! I love your fashions sense. Look who else wore this necklace recently with a bright blue dress! (Hehe.) See me, below, with my older sister as we went wine tasting in Temecula for our *other* sister’s bachelorette party. 🙂

The colorful, beaded Utopia Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot is superb for every occasion. It comes with four removable strands that can be clipped off and reattached, depending on the look or style you are going for! Wear the mixed metal strand for an everyday look featuring both silver and gold. Add the pink strand for a little edge. And the turquoise beads add a pop of color. You can also wear these separately, as a bracelet, layered with other necklaces, and you can wear it long!! Wow – what a necklace!

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10 Clothing Pieces Every Girl Should Have in Her Closet

Wondering how to maximize your existing wardrobe and get the most of the clothing pieces in your closet? The first step, in my opinion, is to make sure you have the top foundational pieces. I recommend that each woman start with these 10 universally flattering and extremely versatile pieces, and then build their closet around these basics.

Do you only have a couple of these items? No problem – start with what you have, but begin to build a list of the other essential items you still need. Research which items you should purchase based on your body shape, age and style type (need help with this? I can help!). And keep this in mind when you shop. The goal is to build your wardrobe with functional, versatile, foundational pieces, so you no longer stare at a closet full of clothes, and think “I have nothing to wear!”

For each of these items in the “closet staples” list, please keep in mind the following:
* Quality over quantity — always. Splurge on these ten wardrobe staples so you have a foundation in your wardrobe that lasts for years and years. Plus, you’ll feel amazing and look polished & pulled together. It’s worth a little extra money, I promise.
* Color is important. Stick to your tried-and-true neutral palette that you are passionate about and that look best on you (need help figuring this out? I can help!)
* Material is key. Choose quality materials that will last forever…. You won’t regret it.
* Time and effort. Sometimes it does take some time in the stores to try on different brands, styles and cuts before you find something that works for you. When you find that item or brand that fits you (like. a. glove.) — write it down and buy in multiples when you can. And keep an eye out when those items go on sale!
* Visit the department store or tried-and-true retailers to find these items. Don’t go to Kohl’s to find your go-to blazer. While you may find a great deal there, it’s just not where you should go to buy your quality, foundational clothing pieces.

Here’s my top ten list of clothing pieces that look great on all women, no matter style type, age, body shape, personality, etc….

1.) The Silk Blouse
Beautiful and feminine, the silk button up will take you from day to night in a breeze. You can wear it to work, on a date or with jeans. Take your time finding this item and don’t be afraid to splurge a little. This top will stay with you for years. And pick a color that you looks great on you – don’t just buy a neutral top because you think it’s more “versatile.” A colorful piece can be just as versatile… Buy a color you’re passionate about.
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A no brainer. Every gal should have a pair of black, white and classic blue jeans in her closet. I suggest a skinny or boot cut for most women, even the curvier gals. You really want to feel confident and look fabulous in these go-to pants, so don’t be afraid to take your time and try on a bunch of styles. A note about cheaper jeans: Hey, I have jeans from Old Navy and American Eagle. Do I think you can find some great jeans at these discount retailers? You betcha. But I don’t think we gals should rely on them. You are a woman. A grown woman. And you want to feel like a woman, right? So splurge already. It’s about quality, not quantity. So please treat yourself to at least 2 pairs of great fitting, quality jeans.

The Skinny3.) The Pencil Skirt
If you work in a corporate or conservative environment environment, you will need a few pencil skirts. But if you have a job that lets you dress more casually, you may only need the two. I recommend one pencil skirt in a neutral, basic color (navy, black, grey, khaki) and one in a fun color, pattern or texture. PS: Not a pencil skirt kind of gal? An A-line or “fit and flare” skirt are both incredibly classic and fit into this category as well.The Pencil Skirt4.) The Chambray Denim Shirt
Surprisingly versatile and more recently coming back into the mainstream, I think the chambray button up blouse is a must-have closet piece. I wear mine over a tank and with Converse to a concert, and then I can button it up and tuck it into a skirt (you know the one… the classic skirt we talked about in #3).
The Chambray Denim Blouse5.) The Slouchy Tee
Another no brainer. I always recommend having at least six: three in neutral colors (white, black, grey and navy are more obvious choices) and three tees that are brighter, and/or have fun colors or patterns. Any additional tees are welcome, of course, but six is a great starting point. Look for soft, higher quality cotton materials and choose a classic, flattering neckline, such as a V-neck, deep scoop or U-shape neck line. Just please leave the crew neck tee at the store, it’s not flattering on most people, unless you have very slim shoulders and a small bust.
The Slouchy Tee6.) The Trouser
Depending on the material, this pant can be very versatile. I like a more breathable, lighter material that can be worn with a boot for cold months and with a wedge for warm months. And the color is up to you, but it’s a good starting point to begin with a trouser in your go-to palette, so you have a foundation for the rest of your outfit.
The Trouser7.) The Dress
Diane von Furstenburg said it best: “Feel like a woman. Wear a dress.” I agree completely. Wearing a dress is feminine and makes us feel powerful and sexy. I truly believe we all should have at least two classic dresses in our closet: the sheath and the wrap dress. DVF made the wrap dress famous, and the sheath has been popular for decades. They are timeless, beautiful and always flattering. Have fun with the color, print, and materials – this is where you can really show off your personality. But also know your body shape and your coloring when picking out this timeless dress (need help with this? Contact me!)
The Dress8.) The Blazer
You need at least one blazer in your closet, let’s be honest. Even if you’re the most casual of Cali girls (like me… most days), you still need a blazer to swing over your tan shoulders to spruce up your boyfriend jeans. Choose a color that will complement most pieces in your existing wardrobe. And if you work in an office, you should really have at least three blazers. These will go with you everywhere and be appropriate with any outfit and for any occasion. The blazer is a true wardrobe hero.
The Blazer9.) The Sweater
What’s better than slipping on a soft, cozy sweater? Again, choose a sweater with high quality materials, such as top notch cotton, rayon, cashmere and/or wool. Having 2-3 classic sweaters will is a terrific starting point, in a color palette that works best for you and shows your personality (not sure about this? Ask me for more info!).

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10.) The Jacket
A fabulous jacket is honestly the best-kept secret to stylish women everywhere. Think of a fabulous, chic, well-dressed woman… A gal strolling the cobblestone streets of Paris, Milan or London. She is probably wearing a jacket. Why do you think the Burberry Trench is such a cult fave? It instantly transforms any look, adding personality, color and/or texture to your ensemble. And hello, it serves another, very necessary, purpose – it keep you warm! Whether it’s the peacoat, the utility jacket, the draped front jacket, the collarless jacket – find one that works for your body shape, first and foremost, and then choose color. Be wise with texture, though, as not all people can wear the same materials (not sure what I mean by this? Contact me!). Invest in a beautiful jacket and you will wear it for life.

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Jennifer Morrison Glows in Stella & Dot’s Pink Coral Stripe Wrap

Jennifer Morrison, best known for playing Emma Swan on ABC’s hit TV show Once Upon a Time brings a little magic to a summer day in our Capri Wrap in Pink Coral! This wrap is so versatile, and is the perfect staple in any summer wardrobe. How do you wear your wrap?! I love wearing wraps as a coverup, but you can wrap it around you to keep warm after a long day at the beach, or add a little flare to your favorite bag too! You can grab your own on our website for only $59!


 Pssst! This fabulous pink stripe scarf wrap is HALF PRICE in the month of August only! Along with these other colorful jewelry items, such as the Tropicana Necklace and 3-in-1 Earrings.
Get any of the items below for half price with any minimum $50 order in the month of August.

Contact me directly to order or click HERE to purchase these items at HALF PRICE!

Sarah Michelle Gellar Slays in Stella & Dot’s Silver Chevron Necklace

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is extremely well known for her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, obviously slays more than just vampires! Recently, she was spotted on a Proactive infomercial wearing a gorgeous Stella & Dot necklace! She looks amazing in our Pave Chevron Necklace in silver, and you can get it on our website for only $79! As seen in the picture, this necklace is extremely versatile and can be worn with basically every look. Sarah Michelle chose to wear one strand of the Pave Necklace, but you can choose to wear it however you’d like! There are actually 26 different ways to wear this fab necklace – say whaaaa?!? Whether you’re wearing it with 1, 2, or 3 strands, you will undeniably shine in this gorgeous necklace! To add to this necklace’s versatility, you can even choose between silver & gold.


Stella Steal: Double Clutch Soft Mint

Everyone wants to feel light & breezy during summertime. With the hot sun beaming down, the last thing we want is another accessory weighing us down! This is why clutches are so perfect for this time of year. You can still hold all of your essentials without having to deal with a cumbersome, huge bag slung over your already sunburnt shoulders! I love Kate Spade’s Mint Clutch… but at $248, it’s a little pricey with all the other fun summer activities I’m dying to jump into! Luckily, Stella & Dot is to the rescue and offers an equally as adorable perforated clutch – check out the Double Clutch in Soft Mint! This clutch is also available in a metallic color. The best part is that it’s only $89! Get it HERE.


Stella & Dot has more fabulous clutches that are perfect for summertime. Other faves include Stella & Dot’s City Clim Clutch in both Green Botanical Palm Leaf Print and Metallic, both only $49 here!


How to Create a Complete Outfit in 3 Easy Steps

I am a believer that what you wear can have a huge impact on how you feel. Clothes can help you feel empowered, beautiful, sexy, feminine and confident. To harness the power of the outfit, I encourage you to focus on these three steps to creating a complete outfit, so it highlights your personality and your best physical assets — and helps you feel like a million bucks!

I’ve noticed that, unfortunately, most women don’t complete their outfit. They usually throw on a top with a bottom piece, slip on some shoes, and head out the door. This is really just completing the first steps. I beg you — as the beautiful, capable, unique person that you are — to learn how to create an entire outfit. And here’s why: You will stand out. You will feel confident and fabulous. And you will feel like yourself.

You won’t be just another ‘cookie cutter’ woman on the street, wearing the same uniform of jeans and tee, or skirt and blouse, right? Of course not! You want to feel and look like you.

So here are the three simple steps to creating a complete outfit:

1.) Always Start With a Foundation
Just like putting on makeup, building a house, or completing a math equation, you need to start with a good foundation. It’s impossible to move onto Steps 2 and 3 if you don’t first understand the fundamentals. So, the first step here is to determine if you have the fundamental clothing pieces in your existing wardrobe to build what I like to call a “foundational outfit.” These are pieces that you probably have in your wardrobe, and they are pieces that you have heard or read about — the “classics,” such as a quality blazer, a great pair of trousers, and a timeless wrap dress.

Shop your closet for these 10 Closet Staples that I believe every woman should own. Begin to take inventory of these items and see what’s already in your closet, and what you may need to purchase (immediately or over time). These 10 clothing pieces will be the starting point for the majority of your “foundational outfits.”

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Here’s a few examples of how you can put these items together for different occasions to create a “foundational outfit:”

Silk Blouse + Trousers = Interview
Silk Blouse + Pencil Skirt = Office Presentation
Pencil Skirt + T-shirt = Girls Night Out
T-Shirt + Trousers = Window Shopping
Skinny Jeans + Silk Blouse = Sunday Brunch
Skinny Jeans + T-shirt + Blazer = Date Night

The more items you have in your closet from this list (see it again here: 10 Closet Staples), the better off you are with creating a foundation of outfits in your wardrobe.

2.) Add Elements to Show Your Personality & Experiment With Trends
The next step in creating a complete outfit is what I call the “elements.” In reading the above outfit examples, you probably had a picture pop into your head. When you read the example, “Silk Blouse + Trousers = Interview,” you most likely had a complete picture in your head — you probably saw in your mind what kind of purse you were carrying, or what type of shoes you were wearing.

I feel that these “elements” are key to highlighting your personality and your style type. And it’s also where you streamline everything, so your outfit works for your body shape (so you look and feel your best, of course!).

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 12.19.52 AMThere are tons of tips and tricks regarding what to wear and how to dress for your body shape and personality, and I unfortunately can’t cover them all here. But during this step is when you execute what you know and what you’ve learned over the years (such as rolling up your jacket sleeve or pant leg, or half-tucking your t-shirt), and also when you show a glimpse of, well, you. Show who you are! Be proud of your sunny, friendly personality by wearing a yellow silk top or by carrying a poppy-orange handbag. Or maybe you want to rock some killer heels if you prefer a sexy, glam vibe. More examples of “elements” are shown below.
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As another example, let’s take the “Skinny Jeans + T-Shirt + Blazer” combo from the list above in Step 1. Let’s say your style and personality are laid back, classic and a little boho. You could add slip-on sneakers and stack your wrist with some bohemian beaded bracelets. Or perhaps you’re a little more edgy and rock & roll. You could choose a skull scarf and moto boots as your “elements.”

Also, this step is also where you incorporate any trends that you’d like to wear. If harem pants are your thing — then rock ’em, girl! Just pair them with a silk blouse, or with the t-shirt and blazer from Step 1 (see how this all comes together, here?), so it’s not costume-y, and still feels like you.

3.) Add Texture and Color
The last step is the fun part! You can experiment with different color combos or mix several accessories to complete your ensemble. I like to use at least two colors in every outfit (really, I prefer three).  Additionally, I encourage you to use accessories to really play up, and a few more that are opposite, the “elements” that you just added from Step 2.

For example, let’s say you’re the rock & roll gal from Step 2 (with the skull scarf and moto boots). I would encourage you to add color to your outfit and play off the rocker vibe, say, with a bold red lip, liquid eyeliner, and punky stud earrings in a fun color.

Here’s another example, shown below, using the basic outfit from Step 2 — the silk blouse and trouser combo.

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 12.12.58 PMAfter that, the majority of your accessories should be more basic so you still look sleek and streamlined. Also, during these finishing touches, I challenge you to find a few accessories that might oppose the before-mentioned “elements.” To continue with our example, say you now have four “rocker” pieces (moto boots, skull scarf, red lips, stud earrings); now challenge yourself to juxtapose those elements with texture (lace, pearls, silk, satin) or with color (lavender, baby blue, pale yellow) that is opposite of that style type. You don’t want it to be too out of the box, because you still want to feel like yourself, but this a great way to play with opposites, have fun & be a little surprising, as you are now complete your fabulous outfit!

Is it Real or a Steal?!

We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend… but an empty wallet is not! At Stella & Dot, we know how much you love to sparkle, and that’s why we have some great options for you to shine and even keep your wallet happy, too!

First of all, have you seen Stella & Dot’s best-selling Sparkle Studs?! These gorgeous earrings look like 1.5 carat diamonds, but are just $19!! You can find your own pair on our website, and why not grab a pair for your mom, sister, bestie… or all the above!? They make great gifts too (stash some away for Christmas!).

Note: All of Stella & Dot’s earrings are nickel and lead free, hypoallergenic, and have surgical steel posts.

sparklestudsSee, aren’t they beautiful?!

The Stella & Dot Deco Cocktail is another jewelry piece that will make you question… “Is it real, or is it a steal?” This ring is stunning, and is only $39 here! This is a 1920s vintage deco inspired ring made with Faceted Cubic Zirconia and Czech crystals, but it totally looks like a fabulous rock.


Check out some more of our steals that look like the real deal:

Stackable Deco Rings

Deco Drop Earrings

Alice Bracelet

Get the Look: Tenley Molzahn on Bachelor in Paradise

DRAMA. Oh, the friggin’ drama. But I can’t stop watching.

A new season of Bachelor of Paradise is here, people. Are you ready?

But in addition to the drama on BIP, I personally love the fashion. I feel like a teenager when I say that, but it’s kind of true. Hehe.

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The fabulous Tenley Molzahn is back and looking cuter than ever. Get her look from the premier episode of Bachelor in Paradise with Stella & Dot’s gold and turquoise Isa Disc Necklace, which can worn four different ways (that’s four different necklaces, ladies – gotta love it!).


Oh… And find her adorable green strapless romper HERE at Lulus.

RHOC Lizzie Rovsek Wearing Stella & Dot Gold Jewelry at Game Night

Oh, we just love some good housewife drama, don’t we? Newer, and younger, housewife Meghan Edmonds hosted “couples” game night on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo TV, RHOC, Season 10, Episode 8, aired on Monday, July 27 2015], but Meghan was sans husband. Hmmm. This raised questions among the other nosy housewives, causing a little drama during game night…. And right before they headed to Tahiti to “whoop it up” housewives style.

While whispers and speculations were churning, Lizzie Rovsek remained neutral, and stylish, of course! Lizzie was spotted wearing these fabulous gold jewelry pieces from global accessories brand Stella & Dot: delicate gold Interlock Cross Necklace, gold Chantilly Lace Earrings, and the matching gold Chantilly Lace Cuff Bracelet.


The gold Chantilly Lace jewelry pieces are handmade and hand modeled in Stella & Dot’s design studio in Soho, New York. A true statement piece, these gold filigree pieces were inspired by a piece of vintage lace; they are unique and beautiful, while also being very lightweight and affordable.