You may or may not have already heard, but I’ve just recently decided to (along with my good friend, Christine Myette) become an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot!
It all started with…well, to be perfectly honest, I was desperate for a little free bling! And you have to agree that they have some truly beautiful jewelry!!
So…I hosted my very first Stella & Dot party at my home back in July. I was pretty scared that no one would come! But, happily, a few of my girlfriends did, and OMG, it was SO MUCH FUN!!! Honestly. I really can’t stress that part enough. It had been a long work week, and it turned out that it was just what we all needed… to kick back with a few other women, have a glass or two of wine, a lot of laughs and try on all the gorgeous accessories that the stylist had brought over.
Stella & Dot is so amazing, that they literally have something for everyone! All their jewelry is nickel/lead free and available at a variety of price points. They have bold, exciting statement pieces, as well as smaller, more delicate/subtle pieces. They also have beautiful, functional bags, wallets, & scarves. And there were no high-pressured sales tactics – just an emphasis on having fun and feeling glamorous!
I ended up having about 7 people at my party and had pretty average party sales. The bonus for me of hosting the party was not only relaxing and having fun with some girlfriends, but I earned some half price discounts and also credit for free product! I was in bling heaven and totally even more in love with Stella & Dot! So much so that I decided that I would try my hand at representing their line, myself! My motivation is to share the glamour, fun and joy of their beautiful accessories with others.
Do I think women need jewelry and accessories to be beautiful? Hell, no. But, let me tell you…there’s something exciting about trying on a new piece of jewelry that you may not have previously considered…how it makes you feel. It makes me feel glamorous…and even a little giddy! And who doesn’t want a little fun and glamour in their lives?! I sure do, because it feels awesome! The right accessories are like the icing on the cake!
I found out first hand that to host a party, you really don’t have to do anything too strenuous. The easiest way is to just send out the email invitation (prepared for you by your stylist) to friends, co-workers, family, neighbors and anyone you can think of who likes to laugh, have fun and feel glamorous! For my own party, I put out a few light snacks and chilled a bottle of wine. Friends even showed up with wine!
Also, you don’t even have to host the party at your home. You could choose to host an office party, or a party at another venue of your choice. You could even host a party for someone else – for example a new bride or bride-to-be. What a great gift to make the bride the host so that she can reap the hostess benefits!
And did you know…you could even host a ‘virtual party’ – which is basically an on-line catalogue party. You just email all your friends with the link to your party site – provided to you by your stylist. The site has the all the accessories, detailed descriptions, prices, etc… (This is also a really great option for anyone who is having a party in their home, and has guest who may want to attend, however, are unable to be there (ie. they are geographically too far away). Guests can simply log on and shop on-line under your party URL.
A virtual party works basically the same way as the other parties – however with the only drawback being that you don’t get the benefit of myself and Christine – live and in person with all our gorgeous samples with which to style you and for you to play with!
SO… If you would be at all interested in hosting a party to enjoy some time with a few friends and score yourself some free bling, please let me know and we’d be happy to drop by! We literally have loads of super-awesome-incredibly-gorgeous samples for you and your friends to try on. Here is my Independent Stylist website: www.stelladot.com/sites/lorinhalfyard
Please check it out!