Category : Fashion

Sparkly, glittery, shiny, oh my! This season I have discovered the look of metallic styles and they are slowly starting to replace the sparkles in my closet. In the past, I’ve been a big fan of sparkles, but have noticed that after a few wears, I tend to get a little bored. I want glitter and glamour, but I also want longevity. With metallics for fall, not only am I getting my glitter fix, I am adding a modern element to my wardrobe that is unexpected and matches with almost any other color I’m wearing.

Metallic Styles for Fall 2016

The muted mirror metallics are playful and unexpected, yet add the elegance to any look with a refined twist to your wardrobe. Unlike sparkles, metallics remain clean and light wear after wear, acting as a base for a unique glam look without looking too overdone.

The metallic shades speak for themselves, whether you are wearing a silver-toned sweatshirt, $70,  high waist metallic leggings, $30, metallic zip booties, $140, an a-line leather mini-skirt, $160 or adding an iridescent halo to your manicure, the variety of hues to choose from are endless.

This trend is a serious ode to the early 2000s, but also a flash forward to the future of fashion. Metallics are not only showing up on the runway, we are also seeing interest and shine in the home in accent pieces such as a super chic silver metallic pouf, $90. Metallic pieces that act as a neutral will surprisingly go with almost anything and be a stand-out in any room.

This season, combat tired burgundys and beiges, which are repeated every single fall season without fail. Shine on in gloomy weather, and rock an everyday metallic hue.

How will you be wearing metallics this season?
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Despite being located above the nose on the face, I have noticed eye print patterns being worn on all different parts of the body. Sometimes as a necklace, and sometimes as bold as a patterned scarf, all eyes will be with you with the help of this unique trend. Here are a few subtle ways to rock an unconventional pattern.

Eye of The Beholder Style


The flirty t-shirt

This eye-winking cotton t-shirt can be paired with high-waisted jeans, a skirt, or shorts. Throw a blazer on for work or while travelling and you are ready for a look that’s fresh and flirty.

Flirty Cotton T-shirt, $69

A small accessory

The enamel eye pin adds just enough color to your blazer, denim jacket or your bag!

Georgia Perry Eye Pin, $15

Wallet on a chain

This whimsical eye wallet on a chain has just enough room to store your essentials and the removable shoulder strap is super convenient for the day and beyond.

Eye To Eye Wallet, $59

Quirky shoes

These quirky espadrilles with embroidered winking design will keep you comfortable and get you where you are going while keeping with the eye trend.

Soludos Smoking Slipper, $75

A bold accessory

This faux leather bag charm is bright and small but “eye” catching!

Eye See You Bag Charm, $83

A protective cover

This protective iPhone cover is topped with a graphic eye design that allows you to follow the this trend!

Eye Transparent iPhone Case, $35

Don’t be afraid to be bold and try something dangerous! With the help of an unusual pattern worn appropriately and satirically, all eyes will be on you!

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White jeans and ruffle top with wedges

Fashion Friday: What’s in my cart this week

Shopping online is simple and quick. For the busy mom on the move, it is always the easiest route to go… unless you have to return items that don’t fit, of course. While browsing different websites, I usually put a few items in my shopping cart just to keep my eyes on a few options that are trending right now or pieces I need to add to my already ever-evolving wardrobe. Once you buy one item, it spirals into, “I need that top to go with the new skirt” or “Wouldn’t those shoes work perfectly with that new pair of pants?” Beware — occasionally, some of those items go missing from the shopping cart when you eventually go to make the purchase!

Start at the top

I have been wearing this ruffle top from Zara nonstop. It is crisp, comfortable, sleek and pairs perfectly with a pair of culottes or white skinnies. Here are some similar options;

Royal Blue Ruffle Off The Shoulder Blouse, $15

Tulip Sleeve Off-The-Shoulder Top, $40

Tularosa, Alexa Lace-Inset Off-Shoulder Crop Top, White, $89

Re:named Over the Shoulder Top, $41

Splendid Striped Off Shoulder Tee, $118

Jeans for any occasion

I love the quality of a good pair of jeans. High-waisted skinnies hold me in, in all the right places, pair nicely with a cropped top, and are figure flattering for everyone.

Frame Le High Skinny Jeans, $150

Complete your outfit with the right shoes

Wedge shoes offer all the elegance of heels with the comfort of flats. A little pop of color adds flavor to an otherwise neutral outfit.

Kate Spade New York Tarin Platform Sandals, $127

Always accessorize

Try pairing bright chandelier earrings for a flattering flash of color to contribute to this look.

CHAN LUU Goldtone Beaded Drop Earrings, $70

Happy shopping!
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I love the look of combining blush and black for both day and night. I recently tried on a few items to try to emulate this trendy combination and quickly learned that not all blush tones are flattering on. When pairing your blush items, try to stick with other neutral tones that work well with your coloring. I find that when pairing these neutral tones, I like to stick with black as the base of many of my outfits, making blush my accent color.

Blush and Black Fashion

The basic

A black tank dress works well with almost everything in my wardrobe. I can wear it to work with a neutral vest and some flats of comfortable heels. The Aritzia dress is fitted, yet conservative enough for work.

Aritzia Seymour Dress, $80

The simple addition

I love this barely-there, understated, “Love” necklace.

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Love Necklace, $155

The bomber

This bomber is the right shade of blush and will be a great little piece on a cool morning or early evening outing.

Shiny Bomber, NLY Trend, $80

The neutral lip

The Revlon ColorBurst lip balm comes in almost any shade, I am currently wearing this neutral shade daily.

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, $10

The lunch bag clutch

This lunch bag-looking clutch is inspired by the traditional brown paper lunch bag and is a timeless look.

Marie Turnnor Accessories Pyramid Stud Lunch Clutch, $220

The shoes

These suede booties are a must have for warm summer nights, daytime outings, long days at work and for travel. They are super comfortable and go with almost any outfit.

Jeffrey Campbell Pink Suede Lace-Up Bootie, $115

Open toe sandals in a neutral shade are a great basic.

Steve Madden Basic Sandal, $120

The long topper

This long vest fits nicely over the fitted black dress and adds coverage to a simple outfit.

Long Waistcoat with Back Opening, $50

The sparkle

The urban look of this bracelet is sporty, yet can be deemed as evening wear because of the crystals. It is comfortable and easy to wear.

Slake Nude Crystallized Bracelet, $70

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How to Become a Stella and Dot Stylist

Time to make a change

After having kids, your priorities quickly change and what used to satisfy you on the work front may no longer doing the trick. Being a working mom is no easy task and you quickly come to realize that if you don’t love what you do, it becomes hard to justify leaving your kids each day. Many women make a change in their career after having children and Stella and Dot is the perfect change for so many women. It could be right for you!

You can sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist for as low as $199 now through April 30! (EDITOR’S NOTE: This offer has been extended through May 6, 2016!) When you do, you will receive $750 in free accessories!

Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $750 in free accessories when you sign up in April!

Plus: An additional $100 in initial Sample Credits is accessible to Stylists immediately upon sign-up. Sign-up options are as follows:

  • Online and On-The-Go sign-up: $199 for $450 in Sample Credit
  • Trunk Show Essentials sign-up: $499 for $1,100 in Sample Credit
  • Business Builder sign-up: $699 for $1,600 in Sample Credit

When you sell $1,000 worth of product in for your first 30 days, you’ll be able to earn an additional  $300 in product credit.

The perks

If you’ve been thinking about it, now is the time to become a Stella and Dot Stylist! In addition to getting special discounts on jewelry and accessories, you also have the freedom to style your own financial future. Whether you decide to work as a full-time stylist, or you fit it into your current working situation to earn more income, there are so many benefits.

Other perks include:

  • An incredible business to call your own
  • The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing the jewelry, accessories and fashion trends that you love with others
  • Training and support from amazing and successful women
  • Free jewelry, as well as significant discounts
  • Expense paid vacations
  • A personal website and online business center
  • … and so much more!

You can learn more about becoming a Stella and Dot Stylist here.

Looks we love

Here are some of our spring favorites! Get the look:

Favorite Spring Looks from Stella and Dot #StellaDotStyle

Union Square Scard – Multi Geo Print ($59), Miramar Sunglasses Black ($119), Cushion Dop Earrings – Citron ($34), Birdie Necklace ($118), City Slim Clutch – Black and Cream Clean Stripe ($59)

Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $750 in free accessories when you sign up in April!


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One of my favorite parts about spring is shedding my winter jacket and being able to carry a fashionable bag! Since I have one child toilet trained and the other one in diapers, I need a bag big enough to hold all the essentials… but still stylish. This spring, I’m looking forward to cleaning out my winter diaper bag and getting into something new and fresh.

Chic Spring Diaper Bags

Sporty stylish

The Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag ($65) is well-known for being a sturdy diaper bag that last. This bag can take whatever you throw at it — from playgroup to the park to children’s programs. The clip-on straps are an easy and convenient way to hang this bag from the handle of your stroller and with numerous pockets both inside and out, this bag has every inch covered in usable space.

Preppy and pristine

I have to admit, I am a huge navy lover! The color block of orange adds a nice pop to this bag and gives it a sophisticated look. The clean zippers along the side make it easy to reach in and grab what you need without have to stop and put your bag down — a must-have feature for moms. Anything that keeps me moving when my little one is sleeping in the stroller earns bonus points! I am a big fan of the Storksak Colorblock Diaper Bag ($115).

Fast paced and on-the-go

These days, with a 4-year-old and an almost 2-year-old, I need my hands free! I typically have one kid on my hip and the other attached to my hand, so being able to throw on a backpack diaper bag just makes my life easier. And on the weekends, a backpack is just what feels right. While my kids have a whole selection of cute little backpacks, I want a bag that feels stylish and functional, not cutesy. The Honest Company City Diaper Backpack ($150) is a true diaper bag backpack. It comes with a changing pad, insulated pockets, a key fob and a water-resistant, wipeable lining. This bag is functional and practical… and super chic.

Clean and classic

There is something classic about a black and white bag. You really can’t go wrong. I love the clean black lines of this diaper bag and the additional pockets on the front and side are perfect for all of your immediate needs such as diapers, pacifiers, and snacks (for you and your babe!). With a name like Ju-Ju-Be Legacy Be Prepared ($200), I won’t be second guessing if there’s enough room in this bag for everything!

Sweet and chic

The Petunia Pickle Bottom Tote ($159) is the perfect transitional bag. This bag can be worn as a cross-body tote or switch into a backpack with its easy-to-change straps. At first glance, you wouldn’t even think this bag is a diaper bag, which is great when you’re moving from kid-centric to mom-centric activities throughout the day.

Fab and fun

This bag is gorgeous! I love the spring color and this look can easily take you from day to night. The Timi and Leslie Marie Antoinette Diaper Bag ($170) takes care of it all. For the daytime, this bag comes with a zippered sack for soiled clothes (brilliant!), an insulated bottle holder, matching stroller straps so you can hang the bag from your stroller, a changing pad, and a detachable cross-body strap. For evening, use the bag as is or simply pull out the stylish matching clutch that comes with it!

Which bag is your style?
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Spring 2016 Handbag Trends
Spring handbag trends

We love spring for a variety of reasons, but mostly because everything seems to brighten up! This is the time of year to clean out those closets and add a few new pieces to your wardrobe.

One of the best ways to get in the spring spirit is with a new handbag! Two of the hottest spring handbag trends are bucket bags and small crossbody bags — and we’re big fans of both! Bucket bags can still hold a lot of your mom stuff, while crossbody bags are great for those nights out without the kids. In otherwords, you probably need both!

All about that fringe

Just as we saw in fall, fringe is hot and this trend has been carried over to spring handbags, too. We love the all over look fringe handbags that make a bold statement, but if that is a little too much fringe, you can also get your fringe fix with just a simple fringe tassel on your handbag.

The Spring 2016 color palette is always filled with so many pretty pastels, but this year, we’re loving the bright pops of coral and green that truly make our outfits stand out. There are certainly 50 shades of beige, ivory and cream, but blush pink is a new neutral that we’ve got our eye!

1. Kate Spade Milton Lane Satchel, $348
2. Milly Fringed Leather Bucket Bag, $275
3. Kate Spade Jettie Scalloped Crossbody Bag, $198
4. Vince Camuto Reed Leather Bucket Bag, $178
5. Big Buddha Faux Leather Tassel Bag, $90
6.  Chain 3 Chain Faux Leather Tote, $98
7. Emperia Panel Winged Tote, $48
8. Tory Burch Thea Medium Satchel, $495
9. Steven by Steve Madden Bbianca Crossbody Saddle Bag, $85
10. Rebecca Minkoff Moto Bag, $325

Which one would you pick?
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Pantone Picks: Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue

We knew that 2016 was going to be a good year for style when we hear that Pantone announced that they would have two gorgeous colors this year! Rose Quartz and Serenity are exactly what we were hoping for after a couple years of questionable picks and we can’t wait to add this soft color palette to our home and wardrobe in 2016.

1. Kate Spade Mini Nora Crossbody Bag, $198
2. Kate Spade Klaudia Cat Glasses, $190
3. Birkenstock Shiny Snake Rose, $95
4. Pleasant Dreams Tiered Top, $50
5. Essie Lapiz of Luxury Nail Polish, $9
6. Lula Trench Coat, $63
7. Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings, $60
8. Steve Madden Caarson Sandal, $90
9. Wild Flower Infinity Scarf, $18
10. Split Neck Woven Top, $44

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Christmas is, literally, right around the corner. I feel like I’ve been saying that for weeks, but things are getting serious now. With less than 10 days to go until the big day — and even fewer days to shop! — I have the end of my to-do list in sight… and I hope you do, too.

But husbands. Ten whole days is plenty of time to shop… right? Oh yeah. And, by the way. What do you even want for Christmas? While I do have to give my own husband a lot of credit for his thoughtful gift-giving and planning, I know it usually comes down to these last few days before the holiday before anything actually gets done. And this, friends, is why I always have a last minute holiday wish list in mind!

Holiday Wish List- Sparkle and Shine

A bit of bling on my last-minute holiday wishlist

While you’re adding a few more things to your holiday wish list, considering a touch of bling and sparkle to make your holidays extra bright this year. The Endless Brilliance Collection from Zales is the perfect let-me-add-just-one-more-thing choice for your holiday wish list — and it’s probably my favorite. With pieces that are classic with a modern edge and filled with so many diamonds and sparkles that even Mrs. Claus would swoon, I know I wouldn’t mind seeing a few of these tucked in the bottom of my stocking on Christmas morning!

Pictured above from the Zales Endless Brilliance Collection:

1/2 CT. Weight T.W. Diamond Double Frame Stud Earrings in 10K White Gold
1/2 CT T.W. Diamond Double Frame Pendant in 10K White Gold
1 CT T.W. Diamond Cluster Frame Ring in 10K Two-Tone Gold

Win a $50 Zales gift card

Enter below for a chance to win a $50 Zales gift card that you can put towards your own favorites from the Endless Brilliance Collection — or anything else you love from Zales.

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Compensation was provided by Zales via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Zales or Momtrends.

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Best Gifts for Moms 2015
The best gifts for moms in 2015

Shopping for moms can go two ways — she’s either the easiest person to buy for on your list… or the absolute hardest. But, with this list of gifts for moms, you can’t go wrong. Or, if you’re a mom yourself looking to give your family some holiday gifts ideas, these are the perfect place to get started. Ranging from ideas that are under $50 to ones that are a complete splurge, we hope that a few of these end up under your Christmas tree this year!

1. You’re the Best Coffee Mug, $16
2. Tory Burch Foldover Crossbody Bag, $395
3. Geo Print Long Scarf, $26
4. Kate Spade Glass & Glitter Water Bottle, $30
5. Kate Spade Gramercy Grand Watch, $225
6. Bobbi Brown Sterling Nights Eye Palette, $75
7. MARC JACOBS New Q Hillier Hobo, $340
8. Kate Spade 2016 Monthly Planner, $40
9. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe, $98
10. UGG Ansley Crystal Embellished Slippers, $135

Which item would you like under your tree this year?
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