A snazzy, new pair of shoes; a fabulous, new hair color; a beautiful new outfit with a perfect fit — they all make us walk a little taller, smile a little wider — feel happy inside 🙂 . Jewelry can have that same affect. It can take a great outfit and make it over-the-top sensational! I recently had the chance to polish a few of my own outfits with some products from stella & dot. Independent consultant and stella & dot Stylist, Sandy Cathers, sent me the lovely Kelly Necklace and Pearl Drop Earrings to review. Sandy is also one of our top-notch Blogmania sponsors! Wait until you hear what she has sponsored for the Blogmania giveaway event!
I never considered myself a “pearls” kind of girl. I just assumed they were too formal for my usual style. What I have learned, and absolutely love, since trying the Kelly Necklace and Pearl Drop Earrings, is that the right jewelry can totally define and even re-purpose an outfit, taking it to a level it couldn’t have reached on it’s own.
The Kelly Necklace is three strands of hand-knotted glass pearls. It’s about 19″ long and has a fold-over clasp, which makes it very easy to fasten and unfasten. Before I was finished playing dress-up with my new jewelry, I was longing for the perfect little black dress to try it out with (perhaps a shopping trip is in order 🙂 ); but I still got a chance to use it with some things right from my closet and I’ve included the pictures for you, below. The black, hand-painted enamel flower helps to take this pretty necklace into that black and white “formal” look when paired with your best “going-out” clothes, but what I really liked was that it could also be that touch of whimsy that made this necklace perfect with a pair of jeans, a button-down, cami or tee and a jacket. Dressing casual never looked so good, or so put together!
I have never worn a lot of jewelry, but I am learning so much about the right way to do it and the creative ways to use it to change up my every day clothes. The stella & dot look book gives tons of ideas and tips for mixing and matching pieces, building a wardrobe of basics that can be paired with almost everything and they don’t just “tell” you about it. There are pictures! That’s exactly the kind of help I need. I’ve also learned that I have procrastinated too long on updating my wardrobe; and I definitely need to make some purposeful and fun additions to my closet for fall. Now, that I know how to accessorize and make them super-polished, I’m much more motivated to get started!
I would love to be able to meet Sandy, in person, and host a Trunk Show with her. I know it would be such a fun party! But, even if you don’t live nearby, Sandy is a genius at helping you to host a Trunk Show and earn some fabulous jewelry free or at a discount with an online party! She can also let you in on the secret of how to build your own business promoting the stella & dot jewelry you love. What a great concept! You get to wear all the jewelry you love, write it off as a business expense, and put cash into your family’s budget while you do it!
You really MUST visit Sandy’s online stella & dot store to see all the wonderful ways to accessorize your wardrobe. As a matter of fact, you should be picking out your favorites, because I have some fabulous news! Sandy is graciously sponsoring a giveaway in the Blogmania giveaway event Sept. 15 & 16. One of our Busy-at-Home readers will receive a $100 stella & dot gift certificate to pick out anything they love from the product line! It’s so incredibly generous and I couldn’t be more excited for you to have a chance to win. To get things rolling, here’s a Bonus Entry for our Blogmania drawing. All you need to do is show Sandy a little Facebook love.
Visit Sandy’s stella & dot store and find your favorite piece of jewelry.
“Like” Sandy on Facebook and copy this note onto her wall: I’m visiting from Busy-at-Home http://busy-at-home.com/stella-dot-jewelry-review-giveaway-plus-a-blogmania-bonus/. I would love to have the <—insert name of your favorite jewelry piece here—> from stella & dot! Thanks for being a Blogmania 2010 sponsor!
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Need more info about the over $1500 in Giveaway prizes available here at Busy-at-Home for Blogmania 2010? Did you know we will be linking to the over 150 other blogs, participating in the event, with prizes totaling nearly $40,000? Read all about it here and save Sept 15 & 16 for a day of Blogmania Giveaway fun!
I received the Kelly Necklace and Pearl Drop earrings in order to complete this review. The views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and no payment was received to write the review.