Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jewlery Obsession

As you all well know by now, I have somewhat developed a jewelry obsession over the last few months.  I used to never wear jewelry, at all.  Then, I started wearing jewelry that only meant something to me (i.e. gift, heritage, wedding ring, pearls).  

Then a few months ago, I broke out.  I went to Target and bought a wooden bead necklace and a silver bead necklace that were (are you ready for this?)  ONE whole inch thick.  It was was shocking.  I had never worn chuncky jewelry and thought I never would.

Well, then along came my blog friends, who pulled me into looking at other designers (i.e. those I cannot afford) but discovered, for not so huge a price, I can have some really great jewelery.

Enter Hilary, my good friend from Junior League and Stella and Dot stylist.  She had just started her business and I agreed to host a party.  It was a successful party.  Over $1,000.00 in sales!!  What did that mean for me?  I got all of this for $150.00 (not including tax and shipping).  Thank you honey - buns for letting me buy some really pretty things! :-)

Now I need a jewelry stand as my teeny little box isn't going to hold all this!

(All jewelry pictures are from
Okay - part of why I love Stella and Dot, is the versatility.  I can wear the bee on the gold or the flower on the coral.  I can wrap the coral around three times or just twice.  The gold one has an additional link that doubles as a bracelet in which I can wear.....

(above are the Boca Bee and La Coco necklaces)

.....these pretty charms.  I love them, so springy and Lilly-esque, don't you think?
(The Bloom Flower Charms)

I love the chuncky dark jewelry.  I have this in mind to spice up a white button down with jeans or for more professional attire (black - gag me, but it is professional :-)

The Collette, Jenna and the Rachel (which can be worn long as well, rather than doubled).

The Gabrielle is one of my favorites.  I really hope this one looks right on me because I do have my reservations about it.

Lastly, earrings and bracelet. I love the teardrops and hoops.  But that's about as big as I will get.  I don't like big dangly earrings (my earlobes hurt thinking about them).

The Stella Vintage Bracelet.  My favorite bracelet and was the first thing in my shopping basket.  Love, love, love.

So, what do you think?  Not bad.  Maybe I should become a stylist???  :-)
I'll stick to my dayjob (mom slash commercial real estate guru)!

I can't wait to show you all of it when I'm wearing it.  After all, jewelry really shows it's style when it's on!  Now, how about that cute little jewelry stand.  This one maybe, from Urban Outfitters?  Hmmm, something to think about!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!


  1. Wow, you got all of that! What a steal! Have fun wearing it all! Each one will really pull an outfit together. Congrats on having such a successful sale. :)

  2. I love Stella and Dot jewelry! You made some great choices, and what a bargin!!!

  3. I love Stella and Dot jewelry! They have a lot of cute things and that bracelet is one of my favorites as well.
    P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment about my pictures!

  4. I love Stella and Dot jewelry! You picked some great pieces. I can't wait to see what you pair them with. I love to see how other people accessorize because I rarely do it [because I'm lazy!] as I don't really have an "eye" for it!

  5. Beautiful jewelry!! I'm jealous :)

  6. Wow! I love those, especially the one in the top left!

    I hope today is better for you :)

  7. I have a new obsession with oversized necklaces, myself. I've always worn monster earrings. Love the stuff you got from Sella & Dot!

  8. I am trying to "break out" with some costume jewelery, too. I'd love to know what other designers you like.

  9. if you need a stylist just look for Julie Stevenson! She is amazing!

  10. Black - gag you? Your little sister lives in black! It goes with everything and it's slimming! I'm gonna beat you!

    Rock on! GW