Why I Love Being a Stella & Dot Stylist (and you just might, too!)

Stella & Dot image with laptopI have been a Stylist with Stella & Dot for over two years; here’s why I love what I do. Not only do I get to sample beautiful and trendy jewelry and accessories each season, as a Stylist, another fun part of my job is showing off my accessories at trunk shows, as well!  Imagine having a job that involves gathering friends together to socialize and play with accessories!!  Am I in the happiness business, or what?

If you are unfamiliar with Stella & Dot, we are a boutique-style accessory company selling jewelry and accessories, including bags and totes, scarves, tunics, sarongs and the list of fabulous offerings seems to grow with each new season, much to my delight!  This Spring we added beautiful sunglasses to the mix!

Stella & Dot was founded by our Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Herrin, and our Chief Creative Officer Blythe Harris.  Together, they have created a company that empowers women here in the US, Canada, the UK and France to become business owners on our own terms, giving us the flexibility to work when we want to; whether that means part-time, as a side gig or on a full-time basis.  What else do I like about being a stylist?  The list is too long to fit here in this blog post, but here are the main reasons:

    • I typically earn free samples, or I can purchase them for a pretty nominal fee.
    • I enjoyed the camaraderie with the other stylists on my team both locally and throughout the country and the friendships I have made with my customers. 
    • We are also a brand that is as sought out by celebrities and the media as it is by women like you and me.
    • Our fabulous versatile pieces (close to 2/3 of the collection can be worn multiple ways) makes styling oneself as easy as it is fun.

Our products are lead and nickel safe and, believe it or not; half the line is under $50!  Hostesses earn credit for free and half-off on accessories of their choice in appreciation for hosting and guests also can take advantage of “trunk show exclusives” at half the original price when they attend a trunk show/styling session.

Also, we’re very much a social selling company meaning that you can go to my site and purchase items directly, just like you would on any other retailer’s website, without having a styling session. Or you have the option of having a virtual styling session by inviting your friends to a styling event that is done interactively online via Facebook in real time.

I’ve loved being my own boss. Networking events keep me on my toes and continually challenge me to get myself out and meeting new people and new potential customers.  I’ve met some wonderful women through this journey and continue to do so.

We often talk about a tribe of women to support one another.  I have definitely felt that with Stella & Dot.

Had you told me three years ago that I would become a Stylist with a direct sales company, I would have laughed at the notion.  However, Stella & Dot is not your stereotypical direct sales company a la Tupperware, from the 1950’s, though.  Jessica Herrin, has a strong tech background and her vision for Stella & Dot was of social selling via our websites and social media and of course our personal and group styling sessions.

If you are looking for something to enrich your life, to perk up an outfit or two, or to feel more connected to your community, I highly recommend taking this journey.  To learn more about Stella & Dot, you can visit my website here.  If you have questions about our accessories, hosting a trunk show (we also refer to them as styling sessions) or learning more about what I do as a Stylist, feel free to reach out to me at contactus@findingmyselfat50.com.

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What to Wear with Yellow Accessories

I was inspired by my new Citrine yellow Norah Stella & Dot earrings and black and white polka dot sweater to put together an outfit which I wore the other day.  I loved it so much, I decided to create the collection below on the right, which has very similar elements in it.  I’m loving the 2014 Stella & Dot Collection of jewelry, handbags, and accessories.  This is the first season change that I’ve been through since I started my Stella & Dot business.  From what I keep reading and hearing from other Stylists, the accessories and the jewelry get better and better with each season and I can see that, as well.     I also wanted to illustrate that these accessories can be worn now — adding just the right amount of warmth and sunshine to my winter outfit on the right and in the Spring and Summer as illustrated on the left.

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