Showing posts from August, 2011

I've Found My Wedding Dress! No, Really, I Did This Time.

I know I previously stated that I found my wedding dress on my first shopping trip but I recently went to a wedding in Oakley, California at the Brownstone Gardens . And the bride was wearing the dress I had picked out but in a different color! Not to be catty or show a hint at being a Bridezilla, but I was kind of turned off by the dress. I know it would look different on me as we have different body types but I didn't like seeing that another bride was wearing my dress. And I couldn't hold it in and told DB, "She's wearing my dress." Yes, MINE! Wah! And now he knows what it definitely looks like. Fail, on my part. So, it was decided that I needed to go shopping again. My Matron of Honor, Tara, and my Maid of Honor just gave birth so they were busy with their pregnancies and adjusting to having newborns. Tara's Baby Emma was now two months old but Christy's Baby Nate was just weeks old. Melyssa was dealing with a new house and the day I picked to

Social Selling: It's a Job, Not a Party

Man Cave and Stella & Dot were featured on Good Morning America today, August 31st. I think it's great that Man Cave is around for men. Though, I love hearing men say "Ooh, that's nice." when their ladies are shopping and they actually give an opinion. Men definitely like to party as well, and there are men Stella & Dot Stylists out there. I am actually considering having a dual Stella & Dot party inside, while Man Cave is doing their thing outside on my new patio. This will be for my birthday in September. This segment states that being a Stylist with Stella & Dot is definitely a job. It takes initiative, the drive, the investment and the desire to be successful at it. And yes, people are successful at Stella & Dot and at Social Selling. It is pretty cool that you can earn extra income by playing dress up with ladies, chit chatting and being social. I personally enjoy it and love meeting new people. I have never been afraid to say hel

WIN Our Panther Pendant & Eat Yummy Sushi - Sept. 8th

Stella & Dot is at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant every Thursday night for Ladies Night. BUT on one particular Thursday, September 9th, you and all other fashionable ladies placing an order that night or at the link below, could WIN the Panther Pendant (valued at $49). This pendant will also be featured in the October issue of Vogue . What's the occasion? Fashion’s Night Out is back to kick off Fashion Week! All of New York City is buzzing about this red carpet event honoring the Accessories Council Members, a prestigious group of industry insiders that strive to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. We are honored and excited that our very own Blythe Harris, your Chief Creative Officer, will be there to showcase our Fall Collection. Can't make it to Shirasoni but want to be entered to win the pendant? Go to: Click on "Find Your Hostess" Enter "Shirasoni Restaurant" GOOD

Comment & Win!

I posted 5 outfit/handbag ensembles on my Facebook page and am asking you to comment on which one is your favorite and you can win something pretty! Please go to , LIKE the page and comment on one of the 5 ensembles. Shop at

50% OFF - Back to School Special

Get your little fashionistas ready for school with some Stella & Dot jewelry. Spend $50 or more and our little girl and tween line is 50% off. Just use the code, SCHOOL11 , at the time of checkout! Offer is good thru Sunday, August 28, 2011. Shop at

Calling All BOLD Women!

This is for you! Also check out this video of Kelly Ripa just gushing over the Fall line. Shop at or host a trunk show with me and earn jewelry and handbags for FREE! Email me!

I Support The Lymphoma & Leukemia Society

In July, a friend I have known since college, Susie, hosted a Trunk Show to raise funds for her first Nike Women's Half Marathon benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My grandfather has Leukemia and has gone thru radiation treatments so I was happy to support her on a goal and folks like my grandfather that need treatment. We met up for sushi (YUM) and discussed what we could do to partner up and fundraise. She had a great idea to do pedicures and lemon drops but someone backed out. She wanted to cancel the event entirely. I suggested to move forward with it anyway and have a Stella & Dot trunk show and I would donate a percentage of sales towards her goal. This was my second fundraising event for Team in Training. It was a success. Susie had great attendance and even had her friend and coworker, Liza, come with her Arbonne products. Susie earned $129 as a donation from me, $170 in free jewelry and 3 pieces at 50% off! Not bad for doing something beneficial for oth

Upcoming Events!!!

Folks are already ahead of the game and shopping for Christmas gifts? Are you? Have a friend's birthday coming up? Some of the discontinued items at Stella & Dot are still available. What I like about these items is that once they're gone, they're gone. Your friend can receive compliments on an item they can't get their hands on - basically have something they want. Let's be honest, it's nice having something no one can get anymore, right? It's not a commodity. It's now a Stella & Dot collector's item. One of my favorite pieces, The Festival Til Dawn bib, went for $251.00 retail. It is now $99. Under $100! Our sale is an ongoing event! I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area and am marketing the jewelry and soon to-be-released handbags with the below upcoming events. Please come by and say hello! Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM XS Lounge 613 First Street Brentwood, California Ladies Night (Every Thursday) Thu

Need a Server the Evening of 8/22/11 in Emeryville

Still looking for one more server, Monday, 8/22, 6-11pm in Emeryville, CA for a private party. $15/hr. Attire: Khakis, blue short-sleeved polo shirt, non-slip shoes Please send resume to and forward to those that may be interested. Thank you!

Right now!

I have been getting up to date texts from Baby Nate's daddy and grandpa and he's ready to come out! Christy has been in the hospital since Monday night and I'm sure it was a rough road. But she is now at 10 cm and ready to push. I am sitting at work and I have the chills, my heart rate has increased, I can't sit still! I want to leave and go to the hospital right now. I cannot believe she's doing this. So amazing. GO CHRISTY! *****UPDATE***** And here is Baby Nate just minutes out the womb. I watched the video of Christy's birth and one of her first words were "You are such a process." Of course I cried when I watched it and am tearing up now that I think of it. Stay tuned for photos of him growing up.