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Welcome to a Stella & Dot Trunk Show!

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Stella & Dot is a boutique-style line of jewelry and accessories sold only online and at private trunk shows. A trunk show is a casual, fun style session in your home or office with family, friends., and colleagues. I bring my jewelry, wallets, bags, and scarves and turn your living room or office into a fashionable boutique – and Stella & Dot thanks you for hosting with free and half-priced jewelry! I handle invitations and help you create your wish list, think of guests to invite (using our Social Mixology formula), and use social media to get the word out about your show. Open a bottle of wine or brew some coffee, and you’ve got a girls’ night in or coffee after carpool – and me as your personal stylist, available to help you and your guests find just the right jewelry and bags to accessorize your wardrobes.

I talk to many people who love our line and buy jewelry and accessories from me every season but are put off by the idea of hosting a trunk show in their homes. There’s an “ick” factor at work; women think “home parties” and picture a Tupperware party where everyone sits on sofas and passes around plastic, burpable containers. A Stella & Dot trunk show is nothing like that. Take a peek inside a trunk show I did last year for my best customers and hostesses. You’ll be surprised by how fun it looks!

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Simple, delicious refreshments. Not pictured: bellinis – yum!

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The gorgeous Zahara Bib Necklace. I’ll never part with it!

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Blue and green are trending again in Fall 2012.

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Love the Olivia Bib – named after the daughter of one of our stylists.

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I love setting up the displays for my trunk shows. With each tray, neckform, and frame, I can tell a story about the trends of the season. Last fall, the trends were bright colors, black and gold, charms, and versatility. The necklace in the top right-hand corner – the Tempest, one of my all-time favorites – can be worn three ways. Displaying my jewelry like this helps me style each customer in jewelry that fits her personal style and her budget.

As much as I love beautiful displays at trunk shows, the best part happens after guests arrive and everyone starts messing up the trays! I love Stella & Dot trunk shows because every guest leaves happier than she was when she arrived! My goal for every trunk show is that the hostess and guests have a great time and every guest is smiling when she leaves, whether she placed an order and is looking forward to her jewelry arriving within a week in an adorable box or she just spent the evening enjoying the company of friends (and maybe a Bundtini!)

Many of my beautiful guests at this trunk show were mothers and daughters – it wasn’t intentional, it just happened that way. See if you can spot the mother-daughter pairs!

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Charms tell a story – what’s yours?

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Gratuitous picture of Coco!

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Another picture of Tempest – isn’t she gorgeous?

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My favorite picture of my mom and me – so glad I have it!

Photography by Images by Kristy

Bundtinis by Nothing Bundt Cakes

Stella & Dot printables by Rachela Brisindi of Butter & Honey Graphics

Jewelry by Kelly Gartner, Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot

See – a Stella & Dot trunk show isn’t icky! Fun, friends, and fabulous jewels – what better way to spend an afternoon? If you live in Houston or the surrounding area, and you would like to earn free and half-price jewelry when you host a FUN (I promise!) trunk show, contact me, and we’ll set a date. If you do not live in the greater Houston area but would like to see Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories in person when you host a style session for your friends, contact me, and I will refer you to a stylist in your area.

Thanks for coming!

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Disclosure: I am an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot. This post contains a link to my personal website. I earn commission when someone makes a purchase on my website.

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