Stella & Dot brings style and opportunity to Chicago women

If you have ever been to a traditional “jewelry party” stop immediately and erase the memory of it from your brain. Stella and Dot, caught on every trendsetting celeb from Anna Lynne McCord to Paris Hilton, is changing the face of the ability to shop for jewelry without leaving your living room, and empowering women at the same time.

The collection, full of remarkably on-trend pieces, is sold through personal stylists at exclusive trunk shows. These stylists are trained to find the perfect pieces for your look and lifestyle, and can even let you know how to style an outfit around your perfect picks.

Whether you like understated accessories or statement pieces that you can build your entire look around, Stella & Dot has something for you. Take it from Stella & Dot pro stylist Mindi Marshall.

“The line is amazing! Whether your taste is big and bold or simple and delicate, we have something for everyone. Over half the catalog is under $50,” Marshall says.

Want to nail the daytime/nighttime bracelet layering trend you see so many celebs sporting? Layer up with one or all of these killer pieces of arm candy:

Clover Double Wrapped Bracelets (Bestseller)

Nugget Wrap Bracelets

Silk Charm Necklace and Bracelet Wrap

If your goal is to be noticed when you walk through the door, the best-selling Bamboleo Necklace from the line’s “Viva Brazil” collection is just the show-stopper for you.

Looking for that perfect everyday piece? The Penelope Necklace (Bestseller) won’t disappoint. It’s understated, yet onlookers will see your style from a mile away.

Most of the pieces above recently debuted in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, which has some impressive brainpower from some big name lines behind it.

“The Spring /Summer line is by far one of our best! Our Chief Creative Officer, Blythe Harris, came to us from Cartier and Banana Republic. Together with her team, Blythe designed the Destination Morocco, Viva Brazil and Palm Beach Collections. They are fun, stylish and affordable.” Marshall explained.

Stella & Dot isn’t just about making women look good, it’s about empowering them. When Founder and Mother of 2, Jessica Herrin (co-founder of came up with the concept for Stella & Dot, she wanted to enable women to be successful, yet have a balance with life at home. She developed a company that enables her employees to thrive (the company paid out over $50 million in commissions in 2010) but also have flexibility.

“We have Stylists that work only with friends and family on catalog orders, Short-Term Stylists that work until they reach their personal financial goal, ie, vacation or paying off a debt, and Career Stylists that do this full time, pursuing management and recruiting for team development. There are a huge opportunities for Chicago women to earn money through Stella & Dot.” Marshall says.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a stylist Stella & Dot is coming to the Chicago Marriott-O’Hare on Friday February 11th from 6:30-8:00pm. Please contact Mindi Marshall at [email protected] for information on attending the “Meet Stella & Dot” event. This opportunity will allow you to learn more about the company as a whole and career opportunities within. Also, attendees will have the chance to meet Founder and CEO, Jessica Herrin.

If you are simply interested in hosting a trunk show as an excuse to get together with the girls and get some fabulous swag (Hosts have the opportunity to earn free jewelry based on sales), contact Mindi at [email protected]. If you would to take a look at the complete line and shop for yourself and friends, visit Feel free to contact Mindi for guidance and experience what it’s like to live like a celeb and have your own personal stylist!

One final warning: Whether you would like to host a party, start an empire or just purchase online, don’t be surprised when you spot your favorite piece on the pages of In Style, Lucky or Life and Style, because with Stella & Dot it is sure to happen.