If I know you in real life, you're actually invited to my home (Thursday, November 25th at 7 pm). Please let me know if you plan to attend. (Just a heads up that I don't really live in "Blogville" - I don't want my real address out there on the net!)
For everyone else, feel free to shop the site! Here's the link to the invitation and catalogue: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/s8i26
My first introduction to Stella and Dot was last year. I couldn't make it to the party my friend was hosting, but I bought a scarf online because I told myself I "needed" it (though I'm going to put my lovely stylist on the spot at my party and ask her to show me some ways to wear it).
Next, I bought a necklace as a goodbye gift for that same friend who was leaving our school. I told her that I liked it so much I wanted to buy one...and ended up receiving it from her for my birthday! (It's actually very delicate; sometimes I wear it alone and sometimes I layer it with other gold pieces.)
I did some gift shopping online in June, and ended up earning bonus Dot Dollars, so I picked myself up some new layering bracelets.
I wore these when I went behind-the-scenes at ET Canada, and host Cheryl Hickey immediately noticed them: "Oooh, Stella and Dot!"
Stella and Dot has been spotted on celebrities like Amy Poehler, Mila Kunis, Christy Turlington, Olivia Munn, Carrie Underwood, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Julianne Hough, Anna Kendrick...there's gotta be someone whose style you admire in that list!
Check out the stars in their Stella and Dot here:
This time around, I have my eye on the Madison Tech Bag - Poppy, for carrying things to and from school:
and maybe a new, colourful statement necklace, for my TV appearances!
They have a nice girls' collection too, and I'm checking out this trio of high-quality earrings as a potential Christmas gift for Frannie (regular price $24):
Courtesy of my amazing Stella and Dot stylist, Janal Ingram, I have a $50 gift card to give away to one lucky Canadian This Mom Loves reader!
All you have to do to enter is browse their inventory here: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/s8i26
...and leave a comment letting me know what item you would purchase if you won. Bonus entries for following This Mom Loves on social media, so leave separate comments to let me know if you follow on Twitter, Facebook or through email. (4 possible entries in total.) I apologize that you have to type in the captcha letters/numbers each time, but if I take that requirement away I get an overwhelming amount of spam. Make sure that I have a way to contact you if you're the winner!
The giveaway will end on November 4, 2014 at midnight Eastern, but you can continue to shop the party right until December 16th.
Good luck, and happy shopping!