Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Welcome Welcome!

Stella & Dot is booming and guess who we just added to the company? That's right, a former employee of Kate Spade to assist with jewelry design and a merchandiser from Marc Jacobs! Along with the new additions, I am proud to announce that Stella & Dot will release a Little Girls line as well as a Mommy & Me line this spring! Get excited!
[Kate Spade]
[Marc Jacobs Jewelry]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hello readers. I'm back from my mountains get away and you know what that means! More jewelry updates from the Stella & Dot Spring Collection! Embroidered cuffs are my new favorite style when you want to wear a chunky bracelet. Don't get me wrong, I love a bangle but they tend to get in the way when I'm typing and writing which is a lot some days. These embroidered cuffs are much more feasible and the St. Tropez Statement Cuff is my go to bracelet for the spring. I adore the button closure and the hand sewn Swarovski crystals and glass stones. The ivory color goes with so many outfits and will transition nicely into fall.

[Bracelet Ivory]

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I'm going to Cashiers, NC with my boyfriend and his family to their mountain house tomorrow. I wanted to leave my readers with something to keep warm and bundled up as I will be over the next couple of days. I found this adorable store on Etsy, Bonbi Forest. I love this scarf because the owls are subtle and it's available in lemon, raspberry and teal blue. All great colors that add a punch to any outfit if you ask me! Stay warm and I'll be back on Monday!

[Owl Scarf]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stella & Dot Spring Collection

The new Stella & Dot Spring Collection is FINALLY here and it is everything and more! With a passport to St. Tropez inspiration, I know my readers will love it. Hope you enjoy my top 10 must haves from the collection.

1. The Colette Necklace has an ultra feminine mixed with rocker vibe, which is why I love this piece, all tied up with a blush, grosgrain bow.
2. Whimsical in summer is the plan for the Starfish Earrings in silver and hand-set Czech stones and acrylic beads.
3. Garden Party Chandelier Earrings have such an ornate feel and bold color for spring!
4. Stella Vintage Link Bracelet. Gold and vintage. Need I say more!
5. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee with the Boca Necklace with Bee Brooch
6. The Cortez Cuff has turquoise, glass and wood beads all handmade on supple leather!
7. Bold and boho, the Cortez Bib Necklace is the perfect statement piece for a tank and boyfriend jeans!
8. Sayulaita Statement Necklace looks great over a white or coral tee this summer!
9. Did anyone hear their little white dress calling from the closet? Cortez Turquoise and Suede Necklace
10. Byblos Chandelier Necklace is your saving grace this spring/summer when you are wearing that hard to match outfit! Throw this on and voila, you look stunning!

(Thanks Owl Barn for the comment!)

[Spring Jewelry]
[Stella and Dot Jewelry]

Monday, January 11, 2010

Older & Wiser

Oh Joy! is a new blog I stumbled across and was mentioned recently in Lucky magazine. In college and even post college you seem to reach for the t-shirt drawer more times than not. I still enjoy my comfort but am trying to evolve into a more stylish/comfort appearance. This Balenciaga Sunglasses Tee is perfect for my new attempt as I grow older & wiser.

[ohjoy blog]

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Gotta Have Faith

This weekend was a touch slow but I must say that I feel fully recharged for the week. I have great expectations & faith for what's ahead! I did finally set a date for my premier Stella & Dot trunk show. I am pleased to announce that it will be at my home on Saturday, February 13th! It is a come & go from 10 AM to 2 PM. Anyone is invited to come and bring a friend. Official invites and reminder evites will go out the first week of February. Hope to see you all there.

[StellaandDotjewelry party]

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Speaking of Turquoise...

Get ready because here it comes! The countdown to the Stella & Dot spring collection premier is oh so close. Here's a smidgen of what's to come. This is the Coretez Bib Necklace and is just one of the beautiful embroidered pieces manufactured in the same warehouses as Robert Cavalli, Jason Wu & more! Just another reason why I love Stella ;amp Dot jewelry. Make a white tank and jeans outfit go from blah to beautiful by throwing on one of our many statement pieces!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Calling All Chocolate Lovers

This sweet & salty Chocolate Bark hits the spot! I love this quick fix for a chocolate craving. Simply melt some chocolate in a double boiler then spread evenly in a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle your choice of mixed nuts on top and refrigerate until hardened. I used pistachios, walnuts, almonds & cashews.

I loathe recipes so I do not have a link for precisely how to make this. What I do have to offer are the health benefits of dark chocolate. Quite interesting! You can make this with milk chocolate but if you are ever eating my Bark then rest assured it will be Dark Bark!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Exciting news! Patone has just announced that Turquoise is the color of the year for 2010! This had to be mentioned because duh, that's the name of my blog!

"In many cultures, Turquoise is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that to many people, Turquoise represents an escape, taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting – even if it is only a fantasy." -Patone
Even more exciting news, Stella & Dot is right on trend. Our new spring collection premiers January 15th & there is so much turquoise in the collection! Check out the sneak's to die for!

Peroxide For Your Pup

My sweet Marley is making her debut today on my blog but for not for one of her finer moments. Marley helped herself today to not only my chocolate donut but my house guests' today as well. Knowing that chocolate is toxic to dogs I called my local vet. They advised me to give her a teaspoon of peroxide. At first this sounded scary to me but I trust my vet & gave her the peroxide. I put her in a bathroom with a tile floor. After 5 minutes she had thrown up the donut undigested & the problem was solved. Keep this puppy tip handy in case your dog ever gets into chocolate. I heart puppies!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Owl Always Love You!

I die for eclectic owls and yesterday ran across quite possibly my new favorite site, Night Owl Paper Goods! They have the cutest stationary, cards, totes, calendars, soft sculptures as seen above & more. There are owls a plenty but also all of your favorite cute critters so check them out!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Go To Gift Idea

If you're like me, then you have girlfriends that have everything so when in need of a gift, you are fresh out of ideas! I ran across these jean straps and wondered how I have been living life in skinny jeans without them! They are only $9.99 & solve every girls problem when tucking skinnies into boots. They are affordable & handy!

Birmingham Sushi

Just went to a new sushi restaurant in Cahaba Village called Maki Fresh. Can I just say that it is my new obsession. Very affordable, very green & even more yummy! Most everything is under $10 and portions are great. I recommend the Bang Bang bowl. Perfect for lunch or a casual dinner date.

Spring Line Preview

Extremely excited about the January 15th Stella & Dot launch our new Spring Collection. Click below for a sneak peek!

Oxford In The Big D

So me and my closest friends kicked off 2010 with a bang! Ole Miss played OSU at the Cotton Bowl January 2nd and the Rebs beat them 21 to 7! Not only was victory sweet but so was playing in the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. Cowboys fan or not, everyone should experience that large screen above the field and impressive stadium once in their lives. I was extremely impressed and in awe. Thank you Dallas for a big time and have no fear, I'll be back!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jump Start Your January Jewelry!

Guess what ladies? Host a jewelry party in the month of January and put yourself down for $75 more in free jewels on top of your already free jewelry Hostess Rewards! January is cold but your outfits don't have to be. Warm them up with hosting a party after January 15th. Introduce our new spring line at your party. Everyone will want to come!!