Friday, October 24, 2014

Jeweled








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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33 comments

  1. I'm such a fan of stella and dot...I was actually a stylist 5 years ago when I had just moved to Boston!!! I love how much their collection has grown and it's so on trend now!! xo

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  2. I love the striped bag with different colors, so cute! Also I nominated you for a blogger award! Go to my page and check it out :) Hope you are doing well after college..I can't believe it is already ring week for 2016!

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  3. Such pretty jewels and trays. I need some fun jewelry holders!

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  4. ooo I'm so drawn to those tear drop bright green earrings!! Happy weekend friend!! xoxo

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  5. So so pretty, I'm hoping to have a party around the first of the year. I've got a pretty nice wishlist going haha

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  6. Stella + Dot is so great! I love those white earrings too! Sounds like a successful night, happy Friday lady!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  7. Oh girl I am SWOONING! Gorgeous pieces, I really want one for the holidays :) Have a great weekend, Zelle!

    <3 Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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  8. So fun and so much beautiful jewelry!! I hope you have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  9. Stella + Dot has many cute jewelry items. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Truth time: I always see so many Stella + Dot pieces I love and then forget to purchase them! Plus necklaces that can be adjusted with extenders? Sold! I'm so glad Mary Kate's girls are healthy I can't even begin to wonder how hard that must have been but I would love to read her book!

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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  11. I love their jewelry and what a great story!! Glad to hear that the girls are healthy.. and that's so cool that she's writing about her experiences. I couldn't imagine having twins (even though my mom is one... eeek!) Happy Friday :)

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  12. Lovely pieces! I hope S&D comes out with more shades of the oval/tear drop white earrings surrounded by the gold. I'd love them in pink so let them know ;)

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  13. This jewelry is all so pretty & I think by just looking at this post, I've come up with some great ways to store & display my jewels at home!

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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  14. That story about how Mary Kate became involved with Stella & Dot is so touching. I love the statement necklaces and am getting Christmas gift ideas just by looking at this post :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  15. What a fun event! and the fact that you were doing for a good cause is even better!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  16. Oh man what a lovely story!!! It literally gave me chills (and praise Jesus that the two little ones are okay!)

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  17. What was a story! So happy her twins are healthy now! I love stella and dot it's been awhile since I bought anything from them I will have to check out their fall stuff

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  18. Dear Zelle, What a lovely friendship and heartwarming story. This is certainly a good cause. The jewelry is so pretty. I do love the necklace that you chose. Blessings, Catherine

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  19. Such a great story to read, I love the photography of the jewellery here too! Xx
    Thestyleicon.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful jewelry and what a wonderful way to become familiar with the brand.
    The Doctor Diva

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  21. These are all so pretty!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  22. Stella and Dot's jewelry is always my go to for statement and simple pieces! Too fun!

    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

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    1. There are so many great pieces, for sure! xo!

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  23. What a pretty selection, this sounds like a great party!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  24. Girl. Love this post! You're too sweet! Thanks so much for hosting with Emma, I had a blast! Just placed an order to your show, y'all are racking up in some product credits to earn you more jewels! xoxo

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    1. So exciting! And we had the absolute best time! P.S. My necklace came in today -- I can't wait to wear it! xo

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  25. Love your look! Great jewellery too
    Martina xx

    Www.martinasmark.com

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