Friday, October 24, 2014


Last night, I had the pleasure of hosting a Stella & Dot trunk show with one of my best friends, Emma. Another friend of ours, Mary Kate, was our stylist. It was a fun night with food, drinks, and lots of jewels. We had appetizers and wine set up in the kitchen, with the jewelry set up nearby, and it made for a perfect afternoon with some of our girlfriends. Something I didn't realize is how versatile this jewelry is, especially the necklaces. You can mix and match them, make them longer and shorter with extenders, and add pieces to a single strand to make a larger statement necklace. 

I met Mary Kate when we were in kindergarten, so we've known each other for quite awhile. Last year, she found out she was pregnant with twin girls, who were born at 29 weeks and had a 3-month stay in the NICU. Thankfully, Leah and Amelia are very healthy and beautiful girls who are about to turn 1, but they did have their fair share of tribulations when they were first born. A friend of Mary Kate's hosted a trunk show for her to raise funds for their medical expenses, and after that, Mary Kate was hooked and became a stylist herself. She is also writing a book on being a twin mama, and is using the commissions towards publishing it, so what a great story this is.

I snagged one sparkly necklace, but have my eye on a few more things. I'm also taking my shopping guide home over the weekend to share with my mom and grandmother, and I'll probably be doing a little bit more shopping for Christmas gifts as well. Interested in shopping Stella + Dot? You can shop here. Here's a hint: I chose this one
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