Happy 3rd “Stellaversary” to my friend and pacing partner, Whitney Fields!
Great story via Star Stylist Whitney Fields’ blog:
Happy 3rd Stellaversary to me! After having been a Stylist with Stella & Dot for three years on April 16), it wasn’t until the last year that really I began sharing the opportunity with other women I have connected with through in-home trunk shows and online. I am so proud to say that have started to grow my team of Stylists across the country and am a “Heart of Leadership” Star Stylist! I could not be happier to share my story and spread the word about this ground-floor opportunity (hey - I’m always hiring!).
A few years ago, I fell in love with jewelry I had seen on The Bachelorette (with Jillian Harris) and discovered that it was Stella & Dot through a fashion blog! After learning more about the jewelry, I wanted to see more of it so I hosted a trunk show. I was impressed with how well the jewelry was received by my friends and family, as well as the design and quality of product.
First, I was a Hostess. I loved having my girlfriends come over and hang out to browse and try on jewelry - and just the fun, casual environment and ease of the trunk show had me hooked! I am the first to admit that I never had an interest in direct sales, but after researching more about the company and learning more about founder and CEO Jessica Herrin, I admired her vision for the business. Sharing Jessica’s passion with having my own entrepreneurial desires, I took a leap of faith and became a Stella & Dot Stylist!
One part of Stella & Dot that I love - flexibility! As a Stylist, your work hours are completely set by you - whether you want to work part-time, full-time or just as a hobby. I work my business around my schedule, which includes a full-time job. Additionally, the financial reward from my Stella & Dot business allowed me to have a little guilt-free spending money.
Earn extra spending money or a six-figure income – it’s up to you!
- 25%–30% commission
- Free and discounted fabulous accessories
- Recognition and celebration
- Glam Getaways and Wow life experiences
- Unlimited earnings on team sales
With a background in public relations and marketing, this business also allows me to utilize my professional skills and socially network with other women. Since becoming a Stylist, I’ve had the pleasure of styling many amazing women (including The Bachelor/Bachelor Pad’s Holly Durst, The Bachelorette’s Emily Maynard and The Bachelor’s Robyn Howard!) through online sales and at personal shopping experiences.
I have earned enough extra spending money to put toward the purchase of a new car. Additionally, I am definitely motivated by the incentives provided by Stella & Dot and earned both free and exclusive accessories, as well as a trip to the Bahamas in February 2013 - which I was able to share with my mom, who came as my guest!
But more importantly, I love that I am able to help each woman that I style feel even better about herself each time she opens our oh-so-cute packaging to wear her favorite piece! I have also made so many amazing friends within the Stylist community - and my own team! - and through my fabulous customers and Hostesses.
I am truly passionate about my business as a Stella & Dot Stylist, and I would love to share this opportunity with every woman I know - in the US, Canada, UK and now, Germany! If you’re ready for a fun, flexible and rewarding career, let’s chat. I would love to help you create the success that you deserve!
Plus… all new Stylists who sign up now through April 30 will automatically receive an additional $100 in free sample credit!
This incredible offer applies to all investment levels:
- Online and On-The-Go: $199 for $350 $450 in Sample Credits
- Trunk Show Essentials: $499 for $1000 $1100 in Sample Credits
- Business Builder: $699 for $1500 $1600 in Sample Credits
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell rocking the Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet.
Oooh, la la! You can TRIPLE dip in sales on my Stella & Dot jewels today only:
1. Cyber Monday - Receive the Hematite Cupchain Bracelet for only $9.95 when you spend $50, today only.
2. People.com Promo - Get 50% off assorted statement necklaces (some shown above) through December 2. Use promo code PEOPLESD at checkout http://bit.ly/SlYCVp
So grab a glass of wine and your computer this evening to enjoy some shopping and deals from the comforts of home!
Awesome deal alert!
In celebration of Stella & Dot’s feature on Better TV, you can get the Laurel Studs, Swallow Studs or Soar Earrings at 50% off. Plus, all items arrive in adorable gift-ready packaging. These gems are perfect for finishing your holiday party look or stocking stuffers.
Shop my website, and enter the code “BETTER” at checkout:
Laurel Studs - $9.50 (retail: $19) http://ow.ly/fpR1F
Swallow Studs - $9.50 (retail: $19) http://ow.ly/fpPDn
Soar Earrings - $19.50 (retail: $39) http://ow.ly/fpRgx
Please watch this. Not only will it inspire you, but it also reveals the importance of early intervention autism programs.
Personally, this video struck a chord with me (no pun intended) because through the sale of Stella & Dot jewelry I’ve been able to fundraise for autism research that benefits children similar to the amazing girl profiled (Stella & Dot Stylists raised $126,000 for Autism Speaks in the month of April alone). Plus, the pop princess singing in this video, Katy Perry wears her Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet regularly. From A-list celebrities to small children with special needs, I’m fascinated by how this company impacts so many different people for different reasons, and on different levels.
How To Wear Cocktail Rings
A cocktail ring is a great way to accent your hands, the two hardworking tools we use most. Here are three top tips to wear cocktail rings (watch the video above featuring Stella & Dot Director of Merchandising Jess Nelson for details):
1. Keep it simple on the wrist
Choose bracelets that complement your statement ring, but don’t steal the spotlight. A dainty number such as the Stella & Dot gold beaded Love Bracelet or silver beaded Light Bracelet will fit the bill at just $19 each.
2. Choose the style that suits your style mood
Feeling classic? Casual? There’s a ring for everyone. For those in a feminine mood, the Stella & Dot Geneve Lace Ring (pictured below) in silver or gold is a lovely choice.
3. Pick an adjustable ring for maximum versatility
Don’t exclude the rest of your fingers from the fun of a big ring! Select a cocktail ring with an adjustable shank to fit all your pretty digits. Most Stella & Dot rings are adjustable and comfortable because we’re all about versatility for busy women on the go.
Discover the ring for you at www.stelladot.com/courtneyparham
What to Wear: 5 Jewelry Picks for SF Giants Fans
As a Bay Area native, it’s amazing to see how the San Francisco Giants are rocking it this season. For fans of “the Black and Orange” these are my top picks to be stylish in the stadium stands, while watching the game with friends at home, and beyond.
As seen on beautiful actress Nina Dobrev (pictured above), the handset coral beads and shiny 12K gold casting on the Stella & Dot Capri Chandelier Earrings ($49) really brighten up your face. The earrings quickly became bestsellers because everyone adores the nice pop of color.
This new coral and epoxy stone necklace ($118) from Stella & Dot’s Fall 2012 Collection is destined to become a classic. It’s a go-to necklace for both my mom and I. In fact, Stylist Bev Leuckemeyer named this necklace after her fashion-forward daughter, Olivia, who also recently became a Stylist!
As shown in the photo above, you can wear this striking bib with a black print top and gold bracelets to show your Giants pride.
This gold and coral necklace ($59) has wonderful versatility. You can wear it long or doubled, layer it with other long necklaces, and even wrap it around your wrist as a bracelet! So fun seeing actress Nia Long (pictured below) wearing the Adina Necklace at a Stella & Dot trunk show hosted by her friend and actress Garcelle Beauvais.
How pretty is the Palomino? Multiple strands of acrylic and glass beads in shades of coral flow from strands of brass curb chain in antiqued gold plated finish. This statement necklace really makes the outfit— Pair it with a black top and you’re ready for game day!
I also love that this necklace has a touching story: Palomino is the maiden name of our Stella & Dot Stylist and Senior Director Christy Goodman’s grandmother and her two sisters. Christy wanted to honor the women in her family who have influenced her with their strength and courage.
5. Gigi Studs
It’s almost as if the Stella & Dot Design Team are all Giants fans! ;) These acrylic bead and gold stud earrings ($24) are the icing on the stylish cake for a Giants game day outfit. The orange studs look fabulous when worn with the equally classy Olivia Bib Necklace. The black studs go with just about any look and would be a great addition to every wardrobe.
So, which of these championship-worthy jewels is your favorite?
Shop all styles here: www.stelladot.com/courtneyparham
“Growing up my mom always said, ‘Where there’s life, there’s hope.’”
As a Stella & Dot Stylist it’s an honor to impact positive change all over the world by creating jobs for women, and raise funds for urgent causes impacting women through the Stella & Dot Foundation. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my company teamed up with the Noreen Fraser Foundation to battle women’s cancers via the sale of limited edition baubles and accessories in the month of October. (continued below)
What really compelled me to sit down and write this blog post was watching the heartfelt video above featuring Noreen Fraser (shown wearing the Stella & Dot Pink Scarf with proceeds benefiting her namesake Foundation). She is a breast cancer survivor living with stage V breast cancer and despite her illness, she has devoted her life to advocating for other women via highly successful campaigns such as Stand Up to Cancer. I mean, how many people can say that when they’re going through horrendous physical illness that they’re still dedicating their energy to the health and well-being of others? That is phenomenal.
As Noreen explained in the video, early detection for breast cancer is critical for saving lives. So, ladies, take a moment to watch the video above, then feel your boobies and tell your girlfriends to do the same.
Gentlemen, you should also watch the video, then tell women to feel their boobies.
Finally, everyone can shop the Stella & Dot Breast Cancer Awareness Boutique here.