Fashion Friday: Lacy Night Out

Lacy Night Out

 Tallulah Bib, Sparkle Studs, Double Clutch, Pave Arrow Cuff, Pyramid Stud Cuff 

I love the look of this little purple dress, from the vibrant periwinkle to the lacy texture. The triangle panels create a flattering waistline, a sexy silhouette perfect for a cocktail party or night at the theatre. Hand embroidered with silver-plated chains, hand threaded crystals, and glass beads with delicate spike fringe, the Tallulah Bib Necklace is a casual silver statement piece you can dress up or down. The red lipstick, color-block stilettos, and Pyramid Studded Cuff keep this outfit from looking too sweet. Going to a luncheon? Wear nude or metallic pumps, delicate bangles, and a rosy lip color for a more demure look.

OOTD Lacy Night Out

Shoes, Dress 1, Dress 2, Dress 3, Dress 4

To recreate this look for curvy figures, I searched for dresses with similar silhouettes and textures. I didn’t find a plus-size dress in periwinkle, but these purple dresses are just as pretty. Dress one is a vivacious v-neck sheath with all-over lace, a matte wraparound waistband, and a silhouette similar to the periwinkle dress. Dress two features an empire waist and a flirty skirt. It comes with a printed bolero jacket if you like more coverage on your arms. Dress three is the least like the inspiration dress, but I love the 3/4 sleeves, the v-neck, and the triangle panel at the waistline. The shape and silver-flecked swirls in the fourth dress resemble the lacy inspiration dress, but the drawstring waist gives it a more casual feel.

I recently ordered this dress from Nordstrom, and I love it! It doesn’t look like the Outfit of the Day dress, but it is purple. :) I wore it to dinner Friday night with the Callie Necklace and Nancy Studs in silver.

Gabby Skye Dress, Callie Necklace, Nancy Studs

Dress, Nancy Studs, Callie Necklace

What do you wear when you’re dressing up for a night out? Would you wear one of these purple dresses or go with a traditional LBD? Whichever you choose, add a little sparkle with Stella & Dot!

Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. This post has links to my personal Stella & Dot website. I receive commission on orders placed on my website. I am NOT affiliated with any other stores.

Fashion Pinspiration: Green + Gold + Leopard = RAWR

Green, Gold, Leopard

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I saw this outfit on Pinterest recently, and I pinned it to my fall fashion inspiration board. Animal prints have been popular for a while, and I was feeling kinda over them, but paired with a bright green jacket and gold accessories, leopard looks fresh again. I went virtual shopping at some of my favorite plus-size retailers and found some pieces to recreate this outfit. Of course, I would wear Stella & Dot accessories.

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Jacket, Top, Pants, Shoes

Dorothy Pearl Studs, Pave Chevron Cuff, Gabrielle Pearl Necklace

How do you feel about animal prints? Do you have any in your wardrobe? The next time you go to your closet, think about new ways to combine prints and solids. Mixing a favorite print from past seasons with a bright, new color from this season keeps your wardrobe current and extends the life of each piece in your closet.

Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. This post has links to my personal Stella & Dot website. I receive commission on orders placed on my website. I am NOT affiliated with any other stores.

Fashion Friday: Bold in Black and White

Bold in Black and White

 Rory Necklace, Renegade Cluster Bracelet, Cady Wrap, Madison Tech Wallet

I have a lot of pattern and color in my wardrobe. I like to wear neutral bottoms with vibrant tunics and tops. If you could peek inside my closet, you would see an artful arrangement of colorful tanks, tops, and dresses (in ROY G. BIV order, of course) next to basic leggings, jeans, and pants in the oh-so-thrilling colors of black, blue, brown, and white. I select jewelry and accessories from the Stella & Dot boutique in my other closet (the perks of being single with no kids!) and I often pair colorful statement necklaces with bright blouses in complementary or contrasting hues (see here, here, and here.)

Sometimes, even this color-crazy girl likes to keep it simple with a classic look, and Stella & Dot’s Outfit of the Day, Bold in Black and White, is the perfect inspiration. I am comfortable shopping in the plus-size section and upper end of the regular women’s section in my favorite stores, so I looked for pieces that anyone – regardless of size – can use to replicate the look.

OOTD Old Navy Sweater

Sweater, Jeans, Booties

The Fluffy Heart Jumper in the Stella & Dot outfit is from Top Shop, and it doesn’t come in anything over a size 10, so that’s out. I found the grey and white sweater at Old Navy – more sizes and less expensive than the one from Top Shop. I’m not a big fan of distressed jeans, but these from Lane Bryant look pretty good. I still don’t know how I feel about booties and shooties. I mean, shooties? Really?? File these under the category “they look good on other people; me, not so much,” although these from Dillard’s might be a good training shootie.

What do you think of this look? Are you a color person or a classic-black-and-white girl? You just might see me sporting this outfit around Houston this fall!

Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. This post may have links to my personal Stella & Dot website. I receive commission on orders placed on my website. I am NOT affiliated with any other stores.

Coming Soon: Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets!

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In a few short days, these Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets, benefitting the Noreen Fraser Foundation, will be available for purchase, and they will SELL OUT, so… I will be accepting PRE-ORDERS, beginning today! Order your Strength and/or Inspire Bracelet now to ensure availability. To preorder, simply comment below, and I’ll email you for more information. These gorgeous bracelets make a lovely tribute, meaningful gift, or a heartfelt reminder. The bracelets are $39 each. Last year, we raised over $100,000 for the foundation. I can’t wait to see how much we raise this year!

These bracelets add sparkle to any arm party!

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets

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How to Order Your Custom Engravable Necklace

Look has your name

This look has YOUR name all over it!

In yesterday’s post, I introduced Stella & Dot’s new line of custom engravable necklaces, ID tags, and cufflinks. There are so many possibilities, and a Stella & Dot stylist can help you choose what to engrave and personalize it. But what if your personal Stella & Dot stylist isn’t sitting beside you while you decide what you want? You can order online by following these three easy steps:

Choose what you want to engrave

Personalize It

Preview and Shop

Looking for inspiration? Here are some pictures I pulled from one of Stella & Dot’s Pinterest boards:

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Try putting geographic coordinates of a place you love on your Stella and Dot engraved bar necklace (these are Chicago’s coordinates!)

College Ideas

Do you have a student in college this year? What a fun way for her to show her school pride!

Survivor Monogram trio

Engrave a meaningful word or phrase on your necklace, a touchstone to remind you of your strength and purpose.

Every engraved necklace tells a story. What will yours say? You can order your own custom engravable necklace, ID tag, or cufflinks by clicking this link. You can also contact me with questions – I would be delighted to help you create a necklace for yourself or someone else.  Stay tuned for ideas about how to wear your Stella & Dot engravable necklace!

Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. This post may have links to my personal Stella & Dot website. I receive commission on orders placed on my website. I am NOT affiliated with any other stores.

Introducing Custom Engravable Necklaces

Unique Boutique Egravables

This summer, Stella & Dot launched a new line of custom engravable necklaces, ID tags, and cufflinks, and it’s been a huge success. I love helping customers choose just the right word or phrase, initials or numbers to honor the people, places, and things that are important to them. Monograms are the most popular engraving, but I’ve done business names, nicknames, anniversary dates, and team sayings or battle cries. There are so many possibilities!

These are my necklaces:

Engravable Necklace Collage

Here are some examples of necklaces I’ve helped customers design:

Customer Engravable Necklace Collage

We also have cufflinks:

Cufflinks Collage

Each engravable necklace, ID tag, and pair of cufflinks is unique to the individual who created it. WUFIT (West U Fitness) is the name of the gym my friends, Cassie and Brent, own. LUVOO is how my niece said “I love you” when she was two. Although most people use their first, middle, and last name initials for monogram necklaces, my customer, Elizabeth, wanted her necklace to say ELR for Elizabeth loves Rolando. QUIZZER is a nickname for a customer whose last name is Quisenberry. BNR are the initials of my customer, Kyle’s, wife and two daughters. He used their initials instead of his own so he would always have his girls with him.

What would you put on your engravable? Would you do a traditional or modern monogram with your initials? A word or phrase that is special to you? Your anniversary or another significant date? The jersey number of your favorite football player? Come back tomorrow to learn how to order your custom engravable necklace!

Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. This post may have links to my personal Stella & Dot website. I receive commission on orders placed on my website. I am NOT affiliated with any other stores.

Game Day!

Good morning, football fans! Looking for a wristlet that complies with the NFL’s clear bag policy? Stella & Dot’s Chelsea Tech Wallet is a stylish option. It can hold your credit card, cash, driver’s license, and phone – everything you need for game day! Ranging in price from $29.50 (style for a steal!) to $89.00, every football fan should have one of these in her accessories wardrobe.

Chelsea Tech Wallets

Chelsea Snakeskin

Chelsea Tech WalletThe Glow Pink Perf  is our latest addition!

Of course, the Chelsea Tech Wallet isn’t just for game day. She’s perfect for traveling, shopping, a night out, a party – anywhere you need to carry a small handbag or wallet. Get yours here!

Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot. This post may have links to my personal Stella & Dot website. I receive commission on orders placed on my website. I am NOT affiliated with any other stores.