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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: ERIN FLESCH, STAR STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Erin Flesch, from Madison, WI!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself…I’m from Madison Wisconsin and teach high school Spanish. I am married with 2 little kids (Braxton 4, Kenlie 2)

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2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
I went to a Style Session with a friend (I wasn’t even invited!)

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
I loved the designs, uniqueness, and quality of the jewelry. I didn’t even know about the teams, friendships, goals, or Hoopla, but that would have sold me even more!

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? Hitting Star stylist was so exciting for me. It came down the last few days of the month and I was hustling! I also really love that I have some great friends who are doing this with me. It makes it so much more enjoyable!

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? My initial goal was to get free jewelry and to earn a little extra money for my family. I have exceeded those goals and continue to strive for consistency in my business and building a team.

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
S&D has helped me to earn enough money to pay for a car this year! Plus, it’s given me the confidence to be me and to help others feel empowered and beautiful.

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? Success is addicting! Once you get rolling, it’s hard to stop. This is a company unlike any other and I am so grateful for the opportunities and relationships it has shown me.

8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? As a teacher, I don’t have much extra time, but I do set aside one night a week to meet with my team (over wine!) and then do some follow ups on another night. In the summer, I have more time to dedicate to this business and use that momentum to push me into the school year.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

My financial goal was just to earn a little money. My goal has changed to hitting the bonus levels consistently and growing a team of successful stylist to work with.

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. I love meeting new ladies and styling them to whatever fits her look. I really love when I see others wearing SD in their lives or telling me how much they love their new pieces. I also really love working with a team. We push each other and have a lot of fun.

11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot? I love the community of women! My upline and team are so much fun, and of course, Hoopla is AMAZING!

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12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Style Goals by Erin

Instagram: stylist.erin

Love Erin as much we do? Contact her!

Erin Flesch

Star Stylist
(e) flesch.erin@gmail.com

 

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I am SO honored to be featured on today’s episode of “She’s Got Moxie” with Joy Chudacoff. Joy Chudacoff is the leader for business lifestyle design for women. Founder of Smart Women Smart Solutions®, Joy specializes in guiding already successful businesswomen from where they are to where they want to be. Her weekly podcast features thought leaders, renegades, mavericks, pathfinders and of course women who are flexing their moxie muscle. Her list of episodes includes interviews with Betsy Myers (Senior Advisor to two U.S. presidents and the Chair of Women for Obama), Rosie O’Neil (Founder & CEO of Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique that started in Beverly Hills), and Maxine Clark (Founder & Former CEO of Build-A-Bear) to name a few.

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I am crazy passionate about women having the opportunity to earn income flexibly around their very busy lives in a way that is fun, simple and full of crazy rewards. Thank you Joy for giving me the opportunity to share why social selling and/or network marketing is a GREAT option for millions of women around the world.

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From Joy:


If you’ve thought about or been involved with “social selling” or “network marketing, you’ll want to rush over and listen to my interview with today’s guest on ‘She’s Got Moxie’! Tysh Mefferd is a Double Diamond Director with Stella & Dot, a social selling company that specializes in jewelry, handbags, clothing, and other accessories for women (They actually had to create a NEW Title for Tysh because she SHATTERED all their SALES quotas.) Tysh is currently the #1 Top Earner in the company (out of 40,000 reps globally) earning over 100K in the month of November 2017.

Before Stella & Dot, Tysh had a thriving business in the wedding industry. Her whole life shifted when Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. Tysh originally became a stylist with Stella & Dot as a side hustle to help pay off some bills, but it quickly turned into something bigger. Tysh currently leads a team of over 9,000 stylists globally.

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I’m so excited for you to hear from Tysh as she explains more about network marketing, when you should get involved, her tips to break into the industry, her productivity tips, her dreams and goals, and why she loves her flexible work schedule.

On today’s ‘She’s Got Moxie,’ http://JoyChudacoff.com/itunes, Tysh shares:

— How she shattered all the sales quotas at Stella & Dot (her November 2017 earnings were over 100K)
— The benefits of social selling
— How she “cracked the code” in network marketing
— The BEST TIME to get involved with social selling & network marketing
— Keys to success in social selling
— The #1 Reason this is a great business for women
— and much, much more!

 

 

Check out the episode below!

http://JoyChudacoff.com/17

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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: AMY COZENS, ASSOCIATE STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Amy Cozens, from Oklahoma City, OK!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself…School counselor for a large 5/6 intermediate center for 5 years. Just started with Stella in August. From Oklahoma City

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2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
Connected with a high school acquaintance at a basketball tournament.

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
Was looking for something fun and built in “me” time that was getting overlooked in my schedule. Was also needing something for extra income as we are building and completely furnishing a new house.

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? Promoting to Associate last month and starting my team.

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? To make some extra money. Earned extra money, free jewelry and have met lots of new people. They are still to continue moving forward, as it feels more tangible and easier than I originally thought. And it has encouraged me to dream even bigger.

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
Provided a creative, social outlet for me and provided extra income to put toward our new home.

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? To stay consistent with contacts even when it feels uncomfortable. The rest will fall into place.


8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? Maybe 5-7? I usually try to set aside two afternoons or evenings a week and maybe an hour or two in the weekend to follow up with customer orders and book shows.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

Maybe just to make a $300 or so a month. Yes—This month I made almost $1000 and I didn’t even feel like I worked. I would love to continue that trend!

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. Meeting and styling new people. And just being around all of the gorgeous products.

11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot? All of the gorgeous products and supportive People.

12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Amy Cozens

Love Amy as much we do? Contact her!

Amy Cozens

Associate Stylist
(e) amy2527@icloud.com

 

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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: CHRISTINA ROACH, STAR STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Christina Roach, from Buffalo, NY!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself…I am a mom of three children, ages 6, 4, 1 in Buffalo, NY. I work as a full-time middle school math teacher and have dedicated my life to build relationships and provide direction to these amazing kids. I was diagnosed with MS as I began my journey. I have decided to decide my free time to raising money for the National MS society. I am proud to say that my (low income) school district, my friends and family, and I have raised close to $20,000 in the fight to find a cure for MS.

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2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
After my third child, I went to a style session and became instantly hooked to the products. Moreso, I was completely drawn to the enthusiasm of my upline, Kristin Rotella. Her joy shines through and I wanted that creative outlet.

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
I joined because the opportunity for the free jewelry was incredible. That was my “why” at the time. My why continues to change as I evolve in this journey and I couldn’t be more excited!

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? I wouldn’t be able to separate the two because they go hand in hand. The fact that I reached STAR recently and the amazing team I have. My upline is incredible, my team is incredible. The sisterhood is so positive and driven. I crave that kind of environment.

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? My initial goal was to wear some free jewelry. Lol I have seen SO much more. I have been able to grow a team, coach a team, reach different levels, obtain the incentives. I have seen lots of money on my little blue card!! My goals are changing all the time. Every time I set a goal, I am determined to teach it. I don’t and won’t look back. My goal changes from earning some free jewelry to building a team and continuing to hit Star ranking.

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
I think this question boils down to me. It has completed me. Given me my creative outlet. In turn, I am a better wife, mother, and friend. The financial part of it obviously has its perks and it fuels my love for retail! Lol

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? Join, join, join! Find your “why”. Take one step at a time. They have an amazing network of individuals who want to see them succeed. Have fun with it! Wear it, share it, and it becomes so easy!!!!


8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? 5-10 hours a week. Every month is different. I got it in when I can. That is the only way this works for me. Flexibility.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

I did not have an initial goal besides earning some free jewelry. That has changed because I have seen, first hand, what I can make now. I am goal-driven so I want to make at least $800-$1000 a month and I have been able to do that.

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. The style. The sisterhood. The positivity. Sharing it will my friends and family. The idea that I LOVE the product makes it so easy to share the #sdjoy

11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot? Literally everything! My team, the product, the money. Most of all, the flexibility!

12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Christina Castellana Roach

Instagram: @clana10

Love Christina as much we do? Contact her!

Christina Roach

Star Stylist
(e) clana10@aol.com

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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: VELVET POWELL, ASSOCIATE STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Velvet Powell, from Windsor, NC!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself…I am from Windsor, NC. I’ve lived in Eastern NC all of my life. I am 45 years old and work full time as a School Counselor at the school my two boys attend. I went to college at East Carolina University and the University of Mount Olive. I have my Master of Arts in Education. I started my career as a recruiter in college admissions and worked my way to associate director of Admissions at East Carolina University before transitioning to the high school setting. My favorite place to be in by the ocean. I adore the beach and get there as often as I can. I have a wonderful husband, who helps run his 100 year old family business, Bertie County Peanuts! We have 2 boys, Stokes and Cooper. They are 9 and 7 years old.

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2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
I was introduced to S&D by my direct upline , Laura Reynolds. She was doing a vendor event that I was attending with my husband. Turns out our husband’s knew each other from their years in coaching. So Laura and I met. She gave me a look book and called me later to host. I hosted about 3 shows before joining!

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
At the time that I joined, I was staying home full time with my boys. I was struggling with feeling unproductive professionally. I had paid my way through college and grad school and had wonderful jobs before having my boys. So that transition from career to home was tough for me personally. I saw this as something I could do to feel productive again. Not that being a mom isn’t productive…i just needed something else to focus on for me.

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? I have been a Stella & Dot Stylist for almost 3.5 years. While I’d love to promote to Star, I am still proud that, since joining, I have never had a month that I did not qualify. I have built a steady business that gives me perks that I enjoy.

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? I joined initially to earn my own money. I married later in life (34 years old), so I had supported myself for so long. It was hard not making my own money. Now, I have my blue card that I use for what I want! I would love to promote to Star. That is my next goal.

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
It has allowed us to do things without having to dip into our incomes. For example, my commission the last quarter of the year in 2016, allowed me to pay for our family trip to Disney!! And it made Mama happy to be able to contribute financially to the family!

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone is on a different journey.


8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? 10-15. Now that I am back to work full time, I do most of my Stella work in the mornings before work and in the evenings after I get my kids to bed.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

My goal was just to be able to contribute something to our family income. And also to be able to treat myself to a treat with my own money. Now that I am working again, I save as much of my Stella commission as possible to help fund extras for my family.

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. I get my #sdjoy from seeing how happy my hostesses are with their rewards. Nothing better.

11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot? I love the people I’ve met the most and the marketing tools that I’ve learned from the business. Those tools help me daily in my job.

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12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Velvet Reynolds Powell

Instagram: @velpowell

Love Velvet as much we do? Contact her!

Velvet Powell

Associate Stylist
(e) velvetdawn@embarqmail.com

 

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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: KIMBERLEE SILERIO, SENIOR STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Kimberlee Silerio, from Kerrville, TX!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself…I live in Kerrville, Tx we have only been here 2 years, we moved from San Angelo! I am married to my best friend, a mom of two boys (3 & 1) and I’m a teacher. Moving to Kerrville was very new for us but we have grown to love it, and especially love being near Fredericksburg and San Antonio! The Hill Country is gorgeous, as a family we love taking adventures to explore the beauty! I love being with my family and going on vacations!

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2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
I found out about Stella & Dot through Mackenzie Holik and her awesome Instagram! Mackenzie and I coached cheerleading together in our college days, I am so thankful that years later I began following her on Instagram!

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
The style and the gorgeous jewelry! I love fashion and new trends!

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? I have been so proud of myself for reaching out of my comfort zone by talking to new people and spreading the Stella & Dot brand! I am also proud of my promotions, in two months of being a stylist I promoted to Senior Stylist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? My initial goal was to make $500 a month, I have seen that my goal has been attainable and even surpassed. My goal now is to grow my team and spread the joy in our little town! My goal is to hit Star Stylist!

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
Stella & Dot has given me so much joy I have loved feeling successful, in control, and spending time with the girls! I have gained friendships and confidence! My family has benefitted financially, I have been able to put my earnings in a savings account as well as help with bills!

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? My advice is to have fun! Enjoy what you are doing, show your joy to others! When you have rejections or weeks without sells stay positive, look at what you have accomplished and always remember why you joined!


8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? Since I am a teacher and a mom I want to be sure I am sharing my time! I put in an average of 5-7 hours a week on my Stella & Dot business. It fits best in my life in the evenings, I take an hour after my boys bedtime each evening. I schedule Style Sessions on week day evenings.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

My initial goal was to make $500 a month. My monthly goal now is $1000 a month!

 

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. I get the most joy from the support I get from my upline! The positivity, support and push keeps me excitied and loving what I do! I have been so thankful for the friendships I know they will last a lifetime! I have also loved getting dressed each morning and having the most gorgeous jewelry to dress up any outfit!


11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot?

I love the versatility of the products! I love the friendships, girl time and support of my Stella sisters!

12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Kimberlee Silerio

Instagram: @kimbersilerio

Love Kimberlee as much we do? Contact her!

Kimberlee Silerio

Senior Stylist
(e) kimberleesilerio@gmail.com

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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: JAVY SHEIKH, SENIOR STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Javy Sheikh, from Baton Rouge, LA!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself… gemstone of the weekMy name is Javy, I am 29 years old. I am currently living in Baton Rouge, LA. I am originally from the Middle East and moved to the United States in the early 2000’s. I currently work in corporate America, as a Vice President of a construction firm. I am also a Lularoe retailer and now Stella & Dot stylist as well. I am a wifey to an amazing hubby, no kids yet but I have a furbaby that I love and adore!

2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
I found out about Stella & Dot through it being featured in Instyle magazine.

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
I had previously been a customer for 6-7 years before making the leap to stylist. I always loved all of my jewelry and once I become a Lularoe retailer, I needed a better selection of accessories for flat lay photos, outfits and what not. I figured why not get more of this gorgeous jewelry at an amazing discount for myself but also use it to help me sell more clothes haha…little did I know what else would come of it.

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? My August 2017 month! I was able to hit senior stylist, hit power seller again, hit level 4 of style your summer (hoping to hit level 5 this month), grow a team and help them qualify. I never imagined that little old me with all that I have on my plate between my full time job and also doing Lularoe that I would be able to step into the role of a leader and hit these sales goals! God has been so incredibly good to me!

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? I signed up with the biggest kit of $699 as a Christmas present to myself for personal wear and for my Lularoe business. My intent behind signing up was purely for a discount! I never intended to sell it. Once my amazing sponsor Mackenzie Holik highlighted all the amazing perks of hitting my QuickStart and Jump Start, I knew I had to sell the $1000 in my first 30 days to get a lot of free jewelry and make my investment of $199 back (January 2017 special). How could I pass up this incredible deal? Plus let’s be real, it was a pride thing also. I basically MADE my friends and family buy it hahhaha, I knew that it may have annoyed them initially but they would thank me later for all the sparkly pretties, and they did just that. After my QuickStart, I told Mackenzie, I’m done. It was busy season in accounting and finance, which is the department I oversee in my full time job and I had to continue to work Lularoe since I have way more invested in it. It wasn’t until May 2017 that I started noticing how much attention my jewelry was getting, so I decided to do my first trunk show for the heck of it and it all started from there. People love this jewelry! It’s high fashion, it’s unique, it’s high quality and absolutely irresistible! From that moment on, I decided to work this business and really give it a shot and I haven’t looked back since. My goals have drastically changed, I’d like to hit power seller every month and become a star before hoopla, God willing I am able to achieve this!

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
It has provided a flexible way for me to earn extra income. I love that I can work this business on the go. I love that I don’t have to carry inventory or photograph anything but my own sparkle selfies haha. It’s become so much more than I imagined! When I started seriously selling it this summer, I looked at the commission as something to invest back into sampling for my display and personal wear or maybe having enough for a mani/pedi a month but it has become so much more than that! I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity! The jewelry has also given me confidence and helped up my style game!

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? Don’t just sign up for the discount! Don’t be like me hahaha. Wear it, share it and sell it! Don’t leave free jewels and extra income on the table ladies! Get it for free!!!!! This is an incredible business opportunity, utilize it and it will change your life.


8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? On average I would say 10-15. I do a lot of online selling and squeeze in in-home trunk shows when I can. I do a lot of my online postings in the morning while I’m bored in meetings, on my lunch break and in the evening once I get off work, because the rest of the night I work Lularoe. I just love that I can fit it into my life when I want to and if I can.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

I did not. I had no intention on selling when I signed up. My goal has definitely changed since I’ve seen the income potential with this opportunity. I’d like to bring in a minimum of a $1000 commission/profit every month.

 

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. I love the jewelry, I’m absolutely obsessed! I feel so stylish and confident in it and I love sharing the style and bringing the same joy to my customers!


11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot?

The jewelry! But also, something that I never thought I’d have or gain through this opportunity is the network of like minded entrepreneurial women who have the same goals as I and we can uplift, support and cheer each other on. The community of friendships I have gained are absolutely priceless. I’m pretty obsessed with my sponsor Mackenzie Holik and her upline Tiffany Aguilera, I call them my blonde Barbie dolls hahhaha.

12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Javy Sheikh

Instagram: @stylistjavysheikh

Love Javy as much we do? Contact her!

Javy Sheikh

Senior Stylist
(e) stylistjavysheikh@gmail.com

Christmas gifts on sale

It feels like October came and went with a flash and now we’re preparing for Thanksgiving and then Christmas! The holiday season always flies by and before you know it you’re two days away from December 25th without a single gift on your list checked off.

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The key is to plan ahead so you can avoid the stress of rushing around the mall hoping to find something your loved ones will like. Today I’m sharing some must-have items for every woman on your list so you can actually enjoy the holidays this year! Bonus: everything I’m listing is up to 60% off! Yay!

 

 

 

 

 

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YOUR FASHION LOVING BESTIE

You may think she has enough clothes to last her for decades but if anyone will appreciate some new (and cute!) additions to her wardrobe, it’s her. This gorgeous blue Kali Tunic can be saved for summer or worn with tights and a duster style vest for a pop of pastel and fun bohemian vibes! The City Slim Clutch is perfect for a girl’s night out and is neutral so it can go with everything. If she loves fashion then she loves to make a statement and the Mirage Pendant Necklace is the perfect way to do just that. She can layer it over a comfy oversized sweater or pair it with a dramatic low neckline for a night out. Christmas gifts on sale

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YOUR SWEET MOM

Your mom deserves the best and you can show her how much you care by getting her a gift that’s both functional and pretty! This beautiful Cay Tote will allow her to carry everything she needs with her in style. Neutrals are always the way to go with a big tote because you’ll use it often and don’t have to worry about it clashing with your outfit. The Versatile Poncho Scarf is the perfect piece for her to easily incorporate into her wardrobe. Its versatility allows her to wear it as a scarf or throw it over her outfit to add a pop of color. Your mom will love this elegant and simple Tala Necklace that she can add to any outfit for an element of glamour and sophistication. christmas gifts on saleChristmas gifts on sale

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YOUR FRIEND WHO VALUES COMFORT OVER STYLE

We all know someone who is more inspired by the practical things in life. For this person, gifting them items that are simple and serve a purpose is key! The Cover Highline Bag is the perfect petite crossbody that will allow her to bring just the essentials with her. Its clean lines and classic black and gold color palette will keep her look pulled together without being too flashy. Just because she isn’t obsessed with fashion doesn’t mean she can’t stay warm in style! This Destination Scarf is fun and feminine without going over the top. Simple studs are a great option if you’re looking to get her jewelry. They’re simple, chic and low maintenance. This Moon and Stars Stud Pack makes for the perfect stocking stuffer! Christmas gifts on saleChristmas gifts on sale

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Shop the entire sale here!

What’s on your wish list this year? Tell me in the comments!

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MEET OUR GEMSTONE OF THE WEEK: MARGAUX VERALRUD, STAR STYLIST

Question and answer with  #SDGemstones Gem of the Week, Margaux Veralrud!untitled-design-9

1. Tell us a little about yourself… gemstone of the weekGrew up in Los Angeles, CA. I’m a full time Kindergarten teacher and mama to two baby boys (2.5 yrs and 4 months). Married to my best friend of 15+ years.

2. How did you find Stella & Dot?
I went to a “trunk show” that my sister-in-law hosted and fell in love with everything!

3. What intrigued you most about Stella & Dot and why did you decide to join?
My sponsor made it look like so much fun and super easy. I had just had my first son and didn’t want to tutor after school anymore, but also felt like I needed more “me” time. It seemed like a no-brainer. I reached out to Monika after she posted something on FB and signed up that week.

4. What Stella & Dot accomplishment makes you most proud? Reaching Star two days before I gave birth to my second son, just a couple months before Hoopla. My goal/dream of walking across the stage with my baby boy came true!

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5. What was your initial goal when you joined Stella & Dot? What results have you seen? Have your goals changed? I started out wanting to make a few hundred extra bucks a month. Over the course of almost two years, I’ve built a team of 15+ stylists and bring in a larger steady income. Thanks to this “side hustle,” I’ve been able to shop for a bigger home with a pool (we’re in the process of selling our home and buying a new one), go on family trips and take an extended maternity leave. My goals are to keep growing my team and help other women find out what our #sdjoy is all about!

6. What has Stella & Dot done for you and/or your family?
It’s made me a better mom and wife because it fills MY cup. I love that I have a group of women who are all driven and help keep me motivated! S&D allows me to have some me time, so I can be more present when I’m with my family.

7. What advice would you give to new stylists starting with Stella & Dot? Go for it! Don’t stop, don’t question yourself, YOU GOT THIS! And ask for help when you need it. There is a whole network of women who have been where you are and want you to succeed! Being successful in this business is fun and can be life changing.


8. How many hours per week do you spend on your Stella & Dot business?  When does your business fit into your life? Depending on time of year, 5-15 hours a week. I do more during summer break.

9. Did you have an initial financial goal when you started with Stella & Dot? Has that goal changed? Please share.  

$200-300/ month was my initial goal. Now I aim to do $500-1000 consistently. I’ve made up to $2500+ in a month when I was putting in 15+ hours a week. Still a great return!

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10. Tell us what brings you #SDJOY from your Stella & Dot business. Coaching other women has become my favorite aspect of this business. My new goal is to one day host a session at Hoopla!


11. What do you “love” the most about Stella & Dot?

My girls! I absolutely love our community of women.

12. Can we find you on Social Media?

Facebook: Margaux Veralrud

Instagram: @margieveralrud

Love Margaux as much we do? Contact her!

Margaux Veraldrud

Star Stylist
(e) mbadalato@gmail.com

leopard print watch Stella and dot

November is here and with it comes cooler temperatures and amazing sales! One of the fashion challenges I have every year as we transition from fall into winter is how to maintain a polished and sophisticated look while still keeping my outfit functional and warm!

It can be tricky putting together outfits for your work week in particular that are professional, exhibit your personal sense of style and are cold weather appropriate.

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Today I’m sharing my favorite Stella & Dot pieces and how you can style them for the workplace this winter season. The best part? There’s an AMAZING sale happening through November 2 that you have to take advantage of! You get 20% off $100+ orders with the code TREAT20, 25% off $150+ orders with code TREAT25 and 30% off $200+ orders with the code TREAT30! To shop your favorites and find new ones click here!

Want to learn how to elevate your workwear? Check out my favorite style hacks below!

 

 

 

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LAYER YOUR NECKLACES OVER A TURTLENECK

Turtlenecks are always a warm, work-friendly and sophisticated choice. To keep the look interesting you can layer a few dainty and interesting necklaces over each other. I think this tucked into high waisted black slacks or midi skirt would look amazing for the office!

Check out this gorgeous Layered Feather Necklace that creates the layered look for the price of one!

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KEEP THE EARRINGS SIMPLE

If you’re going with a bold necklace choice I always recommend going with a more subtle option for your earrings. Also, when throwing a scarf on it can feel a little overkill to also have a dramatic earring so keep the look pulled together with some cute studs to compliment your necklaces.

Here are some of my favorite stud options that will go with anything!

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EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A WATCH

A watch is a classic staple accessory that belongs in every woman’s wardrobe, especially the busy working woman. You don’t have to go for something boring and basic, however, you can show off your personality with a chic band that adds a splash of color or print to your office look.

I personally love this fun leopard print option that adds an interesting print to contrast the look while still remaining neutral!

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THE PERFECT BAG

Owning a sturdy, reliable and cute work bag is essential. You need to be able to throw everything you need inside at a moment’s notice. I love using my handbag as a way to add structure to a look. It’s a great contrast to the fun jewelry we’ve added and really allows us to add an element of glamour and style.

Check out the beautiful Covet Kensington Tote here!

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What is your workwear look? Tell me in the comments!

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