I am so appreciative of all of your support with my new Stella and Dot adventure.  It has been an amazing two months….with fun-filled trunks shows, meeting dynamic new women and quite obviously, lots of beautiful baubles.  Honestly, the jewelry is SO great, I knew it would be a hit…but I am elated you love the jewelry as much as I do.  I love to give gifts, so it makes perfect sense to giveaway something Stella and Dot to my fabulous clients, readers and friends.  I chose the Frida Necklace.  It is freaking gorgeous and so perfect for summer!  Enjoy:)

I also put together a little board of all of my Trunk Show Bestsellers.  Good luck and Happy Shopping!




Stella and Dot best Sellers

If you are inclined to shop any of the items above….click HERE for the direct link to my site:)




1.  Leave a comment below sharing how you would style the necklace and please include your email address

2.  Simple as THAT!

*winner will be chosen via 5/23/15 Open to US Residents only



The Great Mothers Day Giveaway

It is like Christmas over here on TSF….I have an incredible $500 giveaway from C.Wonder HERE, and than a bathing suit giveaway HERE….and now, giving you a chance to win a $200 Visa Gift Card to use HOWEVER YOU WISH!  I am trying to make this a Mothers Day to remember…fabulous, no?

**If one of my readers wins, I am throwing in a “ways to spend your $200” on wearable trends for the Spring/Summer.  Email me and I will create a style board to help you spend your two hundred dollars in a smart, stylish and fashionable way!


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Zhena’s Slim Me Tea Review and Giveaway!


I am the first to admit that I am a snack addict.  I eat relatively small portions at meals…but tend to pop whatever is around into my mouth throughout the day regardless of calories…a cookie here…bag of chips there….snack foods are my weakness.  So, when Zhena’s Tea reached out for a review opportunity I was totally game.  My rule of “no eating after 7pm” was in full effect for months and I hadn’t lost any more weight…..I hoped this tea would curb my appetite in between meals so that I could lose a few pounds before the Spring weather comes rushing in…still waiting on that weather, fyi.

I started drinking two cups a day (they recommend three) in between breakfast and lunch, then again between lunch and dinner.  What I loved most about this tea is that you can drink it hot OR cold.  I loved the suggestion right there on the tea can..and never would have thought of doing that on my own.



REVIEW:  I started the tea 3 weeks ago and have missed a day or two (Saturday snacks are sometimes essential) and have lost TWO pounds!  Yay!!!!!  I am hoping to double that when it is all said and done.  I absolutely see myself continuing to purchase these flavored teas to keep my appetite suppressed.   They taste great…my favorite flavor is Raspberry Mint.  I think what I like most about this tea is that it is easy….pop it in a water and go.  It really did suppress my appetite…..maybe it was the constant water drinking or maybe the properties of the tea?  Who knows….but I am a satisfied consumer.  I am hoping as I continue to drink it, my habits of snacking will be long gone….time will tell:)

What do you think?  Would you give it a try?  Lucky for you…



1.  Easy to enter.  Just leave a comment on this post with your contact email.

Winner chosen at random Monday 2/24/14. Open to US Residents only.


All Black Style: Touchstone Crystal Giveaway!

If you read along you know I am a huge fan of simple easy style.  There is just so much noise in life, getting dressed and looking good shouldn’t be overly complicated…and I promise it doesn’t need to be.  Take my outfit post below…doesn’t get more simple than a great black dress, black tights and black boots.  I made it my own by adding an amazing necklace from Touchstone Crystal and a fun leopard cape that I purchased a few years ago (last sporting it here).  I recently met Betsey via email…one of you were searching for a necklace I sport quite often like here, here, here and stumbled upon her site.  A collaboration was just the natural thing to do, no?  Betsey was so kind to gift one of her favorite necklaces to me…and giveaway one for YOU!  It is so damn gorgeous…the pictures can’t even capture its shine.  Hope you find some outfit inspiration…giveaway is below…GOOD LUCK and have a great weekend:)

* I do not think the website photos do this jewelry justice…because they use Swarovski crystals the shine is truly unreal…and the quality is fantastic!  I am planning to pick up this bracelet to stack with my Cartier.  I am certain Betsey would send you higher res images etc if you requested, so don’t hesitate to email her
*Linked up with Mama Fashion Files and Baby Shopaholic for Mamanista Fridays and The Life of the Party for Fashion Informant!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADress c/o Karen Kane available here, Cape Velvet (old), Boots Stuart Weitzman, Necklace c/o Touchstone Crystal available here




The Giveaway: Readers Choice of Either Color!!!



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Fall Tunic: eShakti Giveaway!

One of my hands down favorite combinations is a great tunic with leather leggings.  It is just simple combination that I know I will leave me feeling comfortable and stylish.  When eShakti sent me this beautifully embroidered tunic to style, I originally thought I was going to dress it up with heels and loads of bangles, giving it a more formal vibe….but I couldn’t wait to wear it…and ended up running errands and shopping for clients.  I love that it is easy to dress up and down and can’t wait to wear it again over the holidays….I have a pair of louboutins that match the embroidery perfectly:)

I am giving away TWO $30 gift cards for you to grab something beautiful for all of your upcoming holiday festivities.  With tons of new arrivals there is bound to be something special that catches your eye!  Our thanksgiving is pretty casual, but if I were to get dressed up, how perfect is this dress!  Also, totally in love with this leather and ponte skirt. I often cruise the overstock section …there are often really great items for a fraction of the original price!  Hope you find some outfit inspiration…Happy Weekend and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below:)

Tunic c/o eShakti, Denim Vest Others Follow (sold out), Leather Skinnies Nicole Miller (old) similar available here, Clutch GAP (sold out), Necklace w charms Nashelle, Ballet Flats BLOCH, Leather Bracelet c/o Leigh Ann Barnes




Win a $30 Giftcard to Shop the eShakti Site!  Two Winners Chosen!!!! CLOSED

1.  Pop by the eShakti site and spy something you adore!

2.  Leave a comment sharing that something special and include your email address for contact.

3.  Simple as that.

*Contest open to US/Canadian residents only, Winners chosen via 11/15

Don’t forget to join in the eShakti fashion conversation on Facebook or their fashion inspiration on Pinterest.



Travel in Style: Biaggi GIVEAWAY!

Since having my boys, it has become harder and harder to get away and this past Spring, attending a friends wedding in Florida, was honestly the first time I had been on a plane in close to five years……and I was totally freaked out.  My pregnancies and little men have left me with some strange anxieties…add it to the list of ailments I didn’t used to have….infact, I once traveled from Kirkuk to Baghdad (yes, I mean Iraq) by black hawk helicopter when I performed with the USO….now afraid to fly a few states away….the complete and utter irony is NOT lost on me.

Dressing for travel can be tough.  When I used to travel often, I always followed a few simple rules.
1. Layers– A tank, button down, cardigan and scarf are stylish ways to keep yourself warm and then you can peel away layers based on temperatures in the airport, on the plane and at your final destination.
2. Comfortable shoe– Luckily sneakers have come a long way and are considered chic and on trend.  I recently grabbed up a pair of supergas, and they would do the trick just fine.  Any low heeled shoe that you have worn before (never wear a new pair for travel) works great!
3. A rolling suitcase– I have made this mistake too many times and my shoulders and lower back are still suffering the consequences.  A medium sized handbag for all your essentials and then pack the rest in your rolling bag….save your back!

Traveling in Comfort and Style

Joules open front cardigan, $160 / Madewell oversized boyfriend shirt / Splendid red stripe tank / Madewell skinny ankle jeans / Superga blue evening shoes, $66 / Biaggi luggage / Marc by Marc Jacobs leather strap bracelet / Oasis black heart earrings, $9.64 / Gucci scarve



 1.  Leave a comment below with your contact email. 
*winner will be chosen via one week from today 10/2/13 

Award winning Biaggi offers NEW ZipSak with MicroFold that dramatically shrinks the space that luggage occupies in your life. Each lightweight bag folds in a Z-Fold for easy storage under the bed, on the top shelf, or in a drawer. All rolling pieces feature 4 multi-directional spinner wheels for ease of mobility. Lightweight, sturdy construction and modern styling in durable krinkle oxford nylon and premium component materials are designed for extreme activity. Each ZipSak piece folds up to an ultra-compact carry bag


  •  Dimensions 31″ x 18″ x 14″
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  •  Generous packing capacity
  •  Folds compact to fit anywhere – shelf, drawer, under bed
  •  PERFECT for space restricted lifestyles

USE CODE FRIENDS20 for 20% off a Zipsack purchase!  Available here in multiple colors/sizes!  HAPPY SHOPPING!


I wear a ton of Stella and Dot and feature it on the blog regularly like here, here, here and here (that is just naming a few)!  As you know, I really try to feature and giveaway items that make sense for this blog and Stella and Dot makes perfect sense!  If I can also highlight a friend…the feature gets that much better…..

This is my beautiful (inside and out) friend Lindsey.  We met years ago when we both cheered professionally for one of my favorite NFL teams, The Philadelphia Eagles!  Three seasons, a few years, two babies (mine), one glorious wedding (hers) and many memories later we are still dear friends:) We have decided to partner up and bring you this INCREDIBLE giveaway but more than that, she is sharing her Stella and Dot story and hopefully inspiring some of you along the way.  I hope that you will pop by her shopping site when you are looking for beautiful affordable accessories:) So without further adieu… Lindsey. Unfairly gorgeous, I know!

Q:  What can you share with my readers about yourself?
A:  I am an almost “thirty-something,” happily married, Jersey Girl – born and raised! For the past 6 years, however, I have become a traveling gypsy due to my husband’s career. Being a “baseball wife,” I have become a professional packer, a professional traveler, a professional mover, and for the second time in my life – a professional cheerleader! My very large and extremely close-nit family and my hysterical and fabulous beyond words group of girlfriends mean everything to me! Fashion and jewelry tak a close third in my world of obsessions!
Q:  Why Stella and Dot?
 A:  To be frank, two reasons… One, I was obsessed with Stella and Dot’s product, and I just wanted to be a “hobbyist” (receiving the discount)! Two, I couldn’t go to a baseball game 7 days a week anymore. I needed something for MYSELF, that I could do wherever we were located. I travel approx. 4-8 times a month (every month), and I have moved 19 times in the last 6 years (my husband has been with 7 different organizations). Needless to say, the “baseball life” is a very blessed lifestyle in certain aspects, but it is also an extremely uncertain and stressful lifestyle in many other aspects. Never in my wildest dreams when I signed up to become a Stella and Dot Stylist and to do something “just for me” did I think I would be finding the dream job of a lifetime. I started off doing this for “fun money.” In just a year and a half…I have triple promoted to Associate Director, I have a team with over 25 amazing ladies beside me, and my money is still super FUN…but, it is also paying the bills! Bonus points…their product just keeps getting better and better with each new line!
Q:  Why did you choose this particular bag to gift to one of my lucky readers?
A:  I wanted to feature our La Totale Tote in Espresso Ikat simply because I am completely smitten with this bag! From quality to functuality to style to price point…this tote is everything! I’m constantly being stopped on the street and even being asked, “is that Louis Vuitton?!”…I knew right away this bag was a showstopper! One of a kind. It doubles as a “mommy bag” for all of my lady friends with kiddos, it’s PERFECTION for traveling, and yet, it’s still super chic!


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