A New Job

This is not related to anything about extra pounds but hey it’s my blog and I can write about what I want so I’m going to, and well it makes me feel good about myself so I guess it kind of does have something to do with the blog. 

Anyway, I’ve done I’ve joined the direct sales wagon. I’ve recently become a Stella & Dot stylist. I love the products from Stella & Dot. I have a ton of stuff from them, and well it made sense to make a little money while enjoying the merchandise. 

Why do I love Stella & Dot so much, besides the amazing way it looks? Well I love that it is so versatile. Many of their pieces are designed to be more than 1 way, which I love. I can take a piece from day to night just by changing up the way I’m wearing it by adding or removing a part of the piece. 

Currently right now my favorite piece is the Freya Fringe necklace. I have worn this piece so many times and I’ve only owned it for about a month. According to the website it’s a 4 in 1 piece however while cruising on Pinterest I found this clever person who shows 11 different ways to wear the necklace, 1 way is as a bracelet.  

 I love it and can’t wait to try some of these different variations of the necklace. Add in the fact that this necklace is mixed metals and well it can be worn with pretty much everything I own. This is great when traveling I don’t have the need to bring tons of accessories, I just grab 1 or 2 of my pieces and I’m good for the entire time I’m gone. 

The Freya isn’t the only piece that’s like this. I’ve worn the Lottie necklace, which unfortunately is retired, as a bracelet,  

 and have recently found some really cool layering ways to wear this necklace with other necklaces.  Here’s the actual necklace 

 I loved it as a bracelet and also wearing it backwards so that it’s all gold. 

  
Click here and check out all of the fun, versatile, and stylish items you can get. I mean Valentine’s Day is coming and we have some amazing engravables that would make great gifts. This is one of my favorite ways to use the engravables: 

 Also, the spring line just launched and I can’t even tell you how much I love so many of the pieces. Yes I pretty much want them all, but I’ve picked a couple that I can’t wait to start wearing. 

Be sure to pop on over and like my Facebook page I’d really appreciate it and it’s wear I’ll announce new line launches, promotions, and occasional giveaways. 

Okay, enough plugging myself here’s to a great weekend, and if you’re in the snow storms path stay warm and safe. 

Stella & Dot Style

Let’s talk jewelry shall we. Stella & Dot is a company that sells accessories jewelry, handbags, wallets, and scarves to name a few items you can purchase. 
Now I will say at first look I thought it was expensive, and it is. Hence the reason why the husband gets sent a wishlist with items I want and it makes his Valentine’s, Christmas, Anniversary, or Birthday gift giving easy. My first pieces I got from Stella & Dot are still some of my favorites and wear them often. 

  
 

This engravable bracelet is awesome and also comes in a gold version which I would love to get at some point. My bracelet which I’m currently not near or if post a picture of it has the coordinates of the Eiffel Tower, which is where the husband and I got engaged. The possibilities are endless for what memory you can put on these bracelets.  

 
This necklace also comes in a gold version. The necklace sells for $79 which I’m sure you’re thinking is a lot. But, when you think about it it’s not really that expensive as I can wear it 3 different ways. Create the layering look by wearing both necklaces or you can creat a second and third look by simply wearing one of the necklaces. You can create further looks by pairing either of the necklaces with another necklace you may already have or another item from Stella & Dot. 
  
This is one of Stella & Dot’s Tassel Necklaces, which by the way are currently on sale for Black Friday, can create 2 different looks. The tassel removed from the beaded chain to create 2 different styles. This necklace comes in 3 choices gold, silver, and azure. I’m in love with the azure and may have to pick it up while it’s on sale. 
And, you know that saying you get what you pay for. I can’t tell you how true that is. You can pick up a knockoff/copycat version of many Stella & Dot products at the many accessory stores out there. Here’s an example of one that is similar to the Tassel necklace.   

 
You can tell by looking at it that the quality is nothing compared to that of the Stella & Dot and the tassel is not removable on this. You may think what’s the big deal I’ll just buy a separate strand of beads. Well yeah you could but now you have more accessories to store and say you’re traveling the fewer items you need to bring and the more versatile each item is the better. Especially when you need to pay for those suitcases to fly with you and you have weight limits to stick to.
My all time favorite necklace from Stella & Dot is the Rebel. I wear this necklace all of the time. It comes in 3 finishes silver, gold, and rose gold. I have it in rose gold, and may have to add a gold one sometime in the future.  

   
Can you guess which of the above 2 necklaces is Stella & Dot and which is the knockoff/copycat?

  
And, let’s talk scarves. They are amazing. These are lightweight and so soft they help to enhance and accentuate your outfits. I love them.  

And, let’s talk about packaging. They are amazing there is no reason to even wrap the items if you’re giving them as a gift if you don’t want to.  

Hint for all the men out there, wrapping is done when you buy Stella & Dot. 

 
Okay so it’s a bit more pricing then hitting the accessory store in the mall, but that’s why you take advantage of their promotions. And, right now is the time to get the goods. They are currently running a promo called Dot Dollars for every $50 spent until December 15 you will get $25 Dot Dollars that can be redeemed starting December 29th so you can further accessorize any new clothes, handbags, and shows you got over the holidays. That sounds pretty awesome, but wait there is more going on. They’ve started their Black Friday sale already and there are items that are on sale big time.  

   
 
   
 Looking for some gift ideas here are just 2 ideas: 

   
Oh, but we aren’t done yet people when you attend a trunk show either in person or online you’re eligible to take advantage of the trunk show exclusive deals. When you spend $50 you can items that are trunk show deals for 50% off.   

 yes, it’s more expensive than the stores in the mall, but again you get what you pay for, but if you take advantage of their promos you actually are making out really well. 
So check out Stella & Dot and find gifts for those women in your life. Sisters, moms, aunts, best friends, wives, girlfriends, they all need a little accessory in their life.  

Another Confession Complete With TMI

About 2 months ago I purchased 2 maxi skirts. Why, I don’t really know. I’m not a dress or skirt wearer, we will get into that in a minute. So, why would a person who can’t stand to be in a dress or skirt buy 2. Well I think they look really cute, and seem extremely comfortable, and well maybe I’m trying to be a person that’ll wear dresses and skirts. The big reason why I got them was it cost me $10 for the pair. So for a price like that I can learn to like to wear them right.
Ok, so the reason I don’t wear skirts and/or dresses unless I have to is because of that whole other confession I made a few days ago. You know the one, about the thigh gap or lack there of. So, wearing a skirt or dress all say can seriously get uncomfortable. However, with the discovery of 2 of my favorite new products the thought is a little less painful and irritating. Oh, and I have to add in a third product now. I found these little lightweight shorts. Think Spanx, but not nearly as shaping or as constricting. I mean yes, I love Spanx, and yes I really do need that “shaping” read sucking in my fat, when it is we arm out that is the last thing I want to be in. Talk about making things even warmer. So anyway these little shorts I found came in 2 colors white and black. I bought 2 pairs of each you never know when you will need to wear something under something else.
Today, wasn’t exceptionally hot low to mid 70’s with a breeze, that’s Wyoming for you. I decided today was going to be the day I was wearing one of this skirts. So I did. I sprayed on some powder, rubbed some anti chafe gel on and slipped into the shorts, and finally put on my bright blue maxi skirt. It was awesome. I loved wearing it. And, the material super comfortable. I had a ton of errands to run so there was lots if walking around and in happy to report there was no uncomfortable rubbing together of the thighs.
I may be a maxi skirt wearing girl now. Plus, it helped with the whole I can’t shave my legs thing yet. I’m an epilator person, so with that you’ve got to let the hair grow, and well when you have dark hair it’s noticeable, but not when you’re wearing a floor length skirt. Score a point for the skirt. I could always just shave, but using an epilator is so much easier. I do it once and no hair for weeks, which is way less time consuming then shaving every few days. Only downside is the waiting to let the hair grow in enough. But, hey I can wear maxi skirts now. I think I may have to go pick up a few more in different colors.
Oh and as for where did I find these amazing little shorts. You’re going to laugh because I sure did. I found them in a little teen store. I’m sure your local mall has one. Deb. They are always doing crazy sales and the clothes are already pretty cheap so hey why not. I don’t normally shop there but I saw the shorts in the window as I walked by and had an Ah-Ha moment. So hey why not. They get the job done and were way less expensive than a pair of Spanx and I’ll actually wear them in warmer weather.
So yes, hope I didn’t scare you too much with all the personal info I just dished out, but hey the title did warn you there was going to be TMI.
Happy Friday!