Outfit Roundup


IMG_8998 I may just toot my own horn one last time while it lasts :) The above photo is my Instagram photo of me pairing and wearing my new Stella & Dot goodies. Next thing I know I am getting text messages from friends and family telling me that it is being shared not only by Stella & Dot but by lots of people and companies....see this "job" is fun!! Just FYI, the current likes of this photo is 1,975 :) Toot toot! The above combo is the Plume Necklace which is 7 in 1 but clearly I have found more than just 7 different ways to wear it. I paired it with the White Stone Sutton necklace for a whole new look. My bracelets are a mixture as well of The Sawyer Stone and The Milana Tassel bracelet. AND that ring!! I can't quit wearing it...Pave Chevron Ring.

Below are a few images I have found of some great outfits paired with Stella & Dot accessories. Remember we are not just jewelry! Also follow me on Instagram @ashleyn2504 for more everyday photos and posts.

The Edgy Classics: Weddings, Brunch, Church, Showers, Work (depends on profession)

Date Night: Or great for vacation! When I see the clutch print I automatically think vacay!! Outdoor wine tasting or concert, heck, skip the clutch and grab tote and farmers market it is! Yes this princess would wear a dress there :)

Silver: ANYWHERE! This is awesome.

The Perfect Statement: Shopping day, movie, and maybe a Sunday fun day. This is for those ladies wanting to know what jewelry goes with JUST a t-shirt....SEE FIRST PHOTO :)) My perfect t-shirt comes from a favorite local store Blond Genius. Click the blue link or call them from the link to buy my same "Blond Genius" t-shirt!!

I hope this gives you some good ideas on how to pair and wear clothes already in your closet. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you always need new clothes for new trends, when in fact you can make your old clothes feel new & trendy by adding in updated accessories! Cheers!

Happy Shopping!

For Sale By Owner


The struggle is real. I have debated on wether or not to embark on this new journey for over a year now. I seriously kept telling myself that when I really LOVE a new line I would just sign up to sell it, instead of just buying it all of the time for myself....well it happened. This new fall line is a "get in my closet" kind of love. I recently went to a Stella and Dot party and for the first time I got to see the bags, scarfs and accessories other than just their jewelry. I became even more obsessed. I watch a lot of Housewives reality shows because that's what you watch when you are one right?? Haha and if you know your Stella stuff you start seeing Stella and Dot everywhere! Just Google "celebrities wearing Stella and Dot", then click on images. BAM! Just ike this morning, Natalie Morales is wearing the new Aida Tassel Chandeliers 1 of the 4 ways you can wear them. Buy them here! IMG_8846

Which is why I can not believe that I run into people who still have never heard of the brand or company, which brings me to where I am now, selling it. Spreading the jewelry love. Why not buy and sell something I already love, for fun, extra money, and a great excuse to host parties with friends I don't get to see all of the time!!

My favorite part as a "stylist" is that I get to wear and play around with the jewelry and product before I sell it. If you have never bought or touched a scarf from Stella and Dot, now is the time. Seriously. I bought the Luxembourg Scarf to start off with because it is ON SALE and I wanted to experiment with it and see if I would actually use it.


If you want to buy it, click the blue link above because it will be gone soon! ( I get the inside scoop now :) ) I wore it the entire day with my cut offs and a black tank and I got so many compliments! It really is easy Mom style and functional. It is 40 X 80 in size and fits every body type, really. I wore it like a shawl in Costco because I get cold, then I wore it around my neck when I was outside and loading my groceries, and again later as a coverup at the Country Club pool. I can't make this stuff up people! I am guessing the scarves will be one of the biggest sellers at my party in August!

Again as a stylist, I am excited to answer any questions or help with finding things you will love. I would love comments on posts on what to order for samples so I can help you decide on what to buy or wear! Do not hesitate to message me!

On to the totes/bags/clutches. I feel like I am a bag snob....or just spoiled by my hubby :) Either way I stick to a few brands that I love and don't stray. I am a Mom of a toddler I need a bag that fits on my shoulder since both of my arms seem to be always occupied. When I was ordering my samples for my shows I figured I had better buy a bag or clutch to see the product so I can honestly sell it to people. Again. Mind blown. If you are my trusty blog reader than you know that when I travel, I travel light and all in a carry on. I have my standby tote that I use and now I have found a new love. The Hudson Bag. Hurry up and order it as it is already on backorder (ships August 14th) from just being released a few weeks ago.

The bag is shown alone in the first photo and then with the clutch inserted into the pocket!

Why? You ask? Watch the video in the link and know that the City Slim Clutch fits in the front pocket of the bag giving it a totally new look and when you are traveling it can be a bag with the kids during the day, then take the clutch out for dinner alone that night with the significant other :) Black and white never goes out of style...ever.

And just when you thought Stella and Dot stopped there, they have the most adorable little girls line too! Of course I would HAVE to order some of that too :) Here is what I love, I spend about $15-$30 normally on necklaces for my daughter and those candy bead necklaces break every time she gives it a tug...which is always. The Stella necklaces are tied up with ribbon that can not break :) It also allows for me to adjust the length, not a metal clasp around her neck, and it grows with her. Plus who doesn't love to buy things in sets?? The newest thing to our collection is the Olive Pearl Bib Necklace & Bracelet Set.

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Easily my favorite thus far for her. So girlie and sparkly. I just wish I had it when she was a baby for those cute baby photos! Plus....it is on SALE!!!! Originally $34 now $20.40 for both the necklace and bracelet! Buy it now for a great Christmas gift, Birthday, or as a gift for a friend having a GIRL! If you want to see it on all ages of girls just Google it (my go to website) or look it up on your Instagram account! That is what all of those hashtags are for! #stelladotstyle

So if you are a Stella and Dot newbie, start with the the basics and build up from there! I would recommend the Rebel Pendant in gold or silver (depending on your taste). It is a great long necklace that can be worn with layers of necklaces of your own. Pick up the Renegade Cluster Bracelet in whatever color you ordered your necklace in. Add this bracelet to your watch hand for instant edge! Add some sparkle with the Amelie Bracelet! And as far as earrings go, start with something that gives you versatility. I love the Aida Tassel chandeliers from above and or the Bianca Earrings that can be worn 2 ways for my Nurse friends who can't wear dangly things, if that is even a word :) and they all go great with the Rebel Pendant!

Whew! Can you tell I am excited? Haha well until next time! Cheers!

If you want to host a party sometime, email me! Ladyandred2504@hotmail.com or FB message me! I have a lot of dates available and what a great time to earn free stuff before the holidays! Stella and Dot stuff makes perfect gifts for : Kids, Teachers, Friends, Family, and co-workers (if you like them) :)

Click here to start shopping! If you haven't already!

And then...

Well today was one of those days where I asked my self, and then what? I have been employed since I was 14 and today I said goodbye to my beloved job, turned in my badge, cleaned out my lockers, and walked away from 8 amazing years with amazing people. The reasoning was actually quite simple but that doesn't make it any easier to do. It may not be forever, and it's not like I won't ever get to see them, but it feels like that right now. And then what.. People ask me, why are you sad? Well, I am sad because I worked hard to get a degree, to get that job, I enjoy what I do, and I have known nothing different than to work. I also have a strong independent side, I love the feedback from people other than my loved ones at home, and its an adult "break". Don't get all huffy about me saying going to work would be a "break." Trust me, my work is NOT easy and when I say break I am talking about the kind you get when you are around friends, your support system. My co-workers and I didn't even know what the word "break" meant sometimes. Right ladies? Staying at home isn't easy either, they are just different types of work. Mother's breaks are usually in between naps and during that time you hurry up and get things done around the house before they wake up again! So no one really ever gets a "break." Whatever work you decide to do, whether it is staying home or going back to your job, it is a very important job.

The work I do at home as a wife and mother is something I enjoy and don't see it as work most days, even though it is. I love making dinner, rocking the baby to sleep, doing laundry, and running errands. Seriously, what could be better than taking care of the ones you love? Trust me when I say that I am so beyond excited and blessed to spend each day with my growing daughter and I look forward to each morning with her sweet smile and the "talks" we have. I would cry if I missed any part of her growing up and can't imagine not being there with her. But again, I am allowed to say that I am sad that I am leaving my outside job for another more important job in my life. Staying at home isn't for everyone and really dislike that there is so much judgment in the world about these 2 topics of working and staying at home. To each as own.

So as I drive away from the my second home, I look back in my review mirror and see a beautiful sleeping baby, shed a few tears, and I couldn't be any happier than I am right now. I am looking forward to many playdates, memories, and fun with my loves. You don't get to ever take time back, so right now we will live each day to it's fullest. As we drive home, I will put her down in her baby bed to sleep, and then ask myself, and then what? Well, throw in another load of laundry of course :)