I totally know what you are thinking right now. I totally paused. http://www.riffsy.com/view/sriff/3486290.riff
Let's proceed. You are thinking "oh geez, not another friend trying to sell me something!"
I promise. I am not trying to sell you anything.
I have seriously thought long and hard about this decision. Really wrestled with it for a few weeks.
On the one hand I absolutely LOVE Stella and Dot jewelry and accessories. I wear it almost every day. And it never fails that when I have one of their pieces on someone comments on it. It really only makes sense for me to sign up so that I can feed my own habit for less and so I can share it with others when they ask.
On the other hand I can't stand the thought of anyone thinking that I'm pushing them to buy something to make me happy. Or that I'm talking to them/texting them/inviting them to something for my own personal gain. We've all been there - on the receiving end - and its not a good feeling.
So, like I said, deciding to become a stylist for Stella and Dot was not something I jumped into.
But in the end the pros outweigh the cons. First of all, I plan to continue to make it clear to all that I only ever want someone to buy a piece because they want it, they love it and they will wear it.
Secondly, I love how putting just a little bit of effort into even a simple outfit makes me feel so good about how I look. And when I feel good about how I look it translates into other areas of my life.
Thirdly, I don't think fashion has to be hard. I think it is attainable with just a little effort. Not everyone feels that way though. I know many friends who have felt discouraged by the thought of keeping up with trends. That's why I'm so excited! I get to help them find easy, affordable ways to feel great about how they look.
Next, and importantly, I really like Stella and Dot as a company. Its empowering women to make a little extra or a lot extra based on the time and energy they have to give a business. Its high quality, beautiful pieces at truly reasonable prices. Its also beautifully packaged and I am a HUGE sucker for pretty packaging. Isn't that just part of the fun?
In an effort to show how I love to wear the pieces I'm going to kick off a new blog called It Will Never Be Noticed On a Galloping Horse. The Name is an inspiration from my great grandmother Helene Hart. This was one of her favorite sayings. The meaning behind it is to not sweat the small stuff. Look at the big picture in your outfits. I hope to make her proud with what I write.
If you live locally expect to be invited to my premier trunk show in the near future. It will be a fun night to drink wine, see friends and look at what Stella and Dot is all about.