I just celebrated my six year “stellaversary” as a Stylist with Stella & Dot. (The pic below is from one of my first Stella & Dot trunk shows in 2008). I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life right now, and it’s all due to Stella & Dot.
I’ve always loved fashion, but I never thought I’d be in the fashion industry for my career. I just didn’t think I was pretty enough, thin enough, cool enough. I didn’t think I had the gusto and the gumption. Growing up, I dreamed of being a writer, either a columnist for a fashion magazine or a fearless journalist in the field. As I got older and went through college, I realized that writing is not as glamorous as it’s portrayed in the movies – it’s not all Devil Wears Prada. And news writing is, to put it lightly, suffocating, stale and boring. So I found myself trying to dream a different dream.
When I attended a book signing in early 2008, I was 22 years old and about to graduate from college. I wasn’t worried about what my future held for me, I felt rather confident in the fact that I was a capable person and I knew I’d find something. But I didn’t know what that “something” was.
At the book signing, I commented on a woman’s enamel cuff. She told me it was from a brand new company called Stella & Dot, and gave me a catalog (fun fact: it was called “Luxe Jewels by Stella & Dot” way back then). I was immediately smitten. I fell in love with the jewelry, the design and the aesthetic. I loved what the brand stood for. And I was impressed with their business model and their sales commission. But even more than that – even at 22 years old – I saw a company that would be HUGE. I saw the vision. I felt it. And I admired CEO Jessica Herrin’s transparency and steadfastness.
From there, I’ve never looked back. I’ve questioned my decision on occasion, as we are human and we run into roadblocks even in the greatest of times and circumstances. But my choice to jump in and become a Stella & Dot Stylist is something I will forever thank myself for.
I encourage you — yes, YOU! — to think how Stella & Dot may affect and impact your life. Whether you love the jewelry, or the vision, or the community of sisterhood, this is for you. If you love meeting new people, this is for you. If you love jewelry and fashion, this is for you. And if you would love extra money, for whatever reason, then this is for you!
Stella & Dot is gearing up to launch a family of brands within the next two years (think Gap and Banana, or Kate Spade’s Saturday line) which is set to become a game changer in the direct sales market and fashion industry. We are currently about to launch our brand new engraveable items (personalized and engraveable charms and cuff links) as well as debut the 2014 fall accessories line in mid July.
On top of all that, when you become a Stella & Dot Stylist this June, you will receive an additional $100 in free jewelry! Our most basic kit is just $199 (a trip to Costco, eh!?) and you receive $450 in free product, which you can personally choose. HOw fun is that? The one thing we stylists love about this business is that we get to wear our merchandise! Hehe.
There’s never been a better time to join us. Stop thinking “when I” or “what if” and JUST DO. You won’t regret it! Whether you are a college student and looking for work experience, or a stay at home mom who wants to contribute to the family income, or a baby boomer who feels restless after retirement, I’m confident that Stella & Dot will find a place in your heart and in your life. The goal here with Stella & Dot: you fit your life around your work, and not the other way around.
Click HERE for even more info about our brand and our stylist opportunity. And please connect with me with any questions you have – I’m happy to answer them and discuss Stella & Dot with you openly and honestly. Erin Markland: 949-395-2347 or firstname.lastname@example.org