“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”
– Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias
This quote comes from Steel Magnolias, one of my most beloved movies. No matter how many times I watch that movie, it never gets old. You may have guessed that we are talking about accessories today. Very often, a statement necklace, stack of bracelets or a decorative clutch is all you need to look chic. I’ve been a big fan of Stella & Dot since I attend my first show, and I’m super excited to blog about this great brand!
Real quick side bar: Father’s Day is this Sunday, so before we talk accessories I want to give you a gentle reminder that today is the last day to shop Mark & Graham for Father’s Day gifts that can be monogrammed. Here is a link to the 2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide.
Now, it’s time to treat yourself to a little something…
Stella & Dot Styling Session
Even though I have a pretty good sense of style, it is always A LOT more fun to bounce ideas off a trusted friend, even better, an expert. I recently had a one-on-one personal styling session with Erica Brown, a Stella and Dot representative, and couldn’t wait to blog about my experience.
Last Friday, Erica came to my home with a few bags of goodies and we played dress up. I wanted to turn to somebody with jewelry experience to get some ideas and inspiration to help me style a few summer outfits. Stella & Dot has new arrivals for summer and I was dying to see what Erica would bring.
Before I share all the photos, HERE is a link to an exclusive online trunk show. The link will take you to Stella & Dot so you can shop for jewelry and other pretty “must haves” for your wardrobe. This link is especially for Connecticut in Style readers and it is good until June 26th! The best part? Once you add $50.00 worth of items to your cart, you are eligible for an exclusive 50% discount on other select styles.
When I start shopping, I typically like to check out what’s new first. Then, I head over to see what’s popular. Here is a link to Stella & Dot’s Best Sellers. I am one of those people who reads reviews about practically everything before I buy and I like to see what’s hot. The Taj Clutch is so popular, it is on back order but will ship mid-July. It is totally worth the wait. I also love the Ansley Cuff. Anything with a pavé setting catches my eye. Below is a roundup of some of the pieces that I really like.
| this adorable BAR CUFF can be engraved and is an ideal teacher’s gift! |
| GOOD VIBES, a best selling all-in-one pouch |
Loving this cross body clutch for summer! As I mentioned earlier, if you purchase $50.00 worth of items, this clutch is only $29.50! If you click on the link, you can see more images. I fell in love with how cute the lining is.
DETAILS ON HOW THE 50% SALE WORKS: Here is a good example of how the sale works. I added the Taj Clutch to my shopping cart at the regular price and then saw that I was eligible for a discount. I shopped the styles that were 50% off and added the City Slim Clutch. You can see below that the City Slim Clutch was automatically discounted by half.
Connecticut in Style
Stella & Dot Styling Session