Last week I was invited along to my very first Stella and Dot party to view the new Spring/Summer 14 ranges with a friend. I’m actually hoping to run a Design Diva’s post over on my other blog Love Chic Living very shortly, so was really interested to see what was on offer, particularly in the Stella and Dot necklace range. To be honest I didn’t think I’d be that taken with it. Stella and Dot jewellery is quite bold and makes a big statement so I wasn’t sure it was for me. The prices are quite high too so I thought it would just be a lovely opportunity to meet a few new people over a glass of wine on a gloomy January evening.
Well, it turned out I was mistaken! Not about the jewellery being bold and over the top but about the fact I wouldn’t like it. As the evening went on I became more and more interested and fell in love with several of the pieces. It helps that you can try it all on. It helps that you can see how the pieces look with various items of clothing. And of course, it helps to see other people at the party wearing pieces they’ve bought previously.
Stella and Dot jewellery originates from San Francisco and is sold in a social selling environment, i.e. it’s a modern party plan set up. It’s becoming very popular in this country and I know of a few sellers in my little suburb alone. The jewellery makes a strong statement, in bold colours and junky designs. It’s designed to be layered, and often used in multiple ways. I fell in love with a particular Stella and Dot necklace, the Sanibel pendant which seemed beautifully made and very versatile. I love that you can wear it in many different ways.
I went for the silver chain with reversible stone; semi-precious labradorite on one side, and aqua faceted glass on the other. This is the gold chain version:
It looks great with a simple summery top but I’m going to dress it up when I wear it on the darker side:
I’ve already worn it like this every day this week. I’m really surprised at how it’s so easy to wear but I’m looking forward to wearing it like this at the weekend when we go out to dinner on Saturday evening:
The necklace comes complete with a removeable ‘S’ hook which enables you to link the chain together at the back of your neck creating a much shorter version. This is going to look great with a dressy evening top at the weekend.
So 4 different ways to wear it for £55. I treated myself and I’m really pleased with the item. It arrived to my house in just a few days, beautifully wrapped and presented. I couldn’t be happier. If you’re interested in Stella and Dot you can see the full range on their website via my local seller Lucy.