Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Review: stella & dot trunk party

Hi guys :)

So as some of you may know I attended my first trunk party for Stella & Dot last Saturday night. For those who don't know what a trunk party is, basically it is the best excuse for a personal shopping experience in somebody's house where you can relax with a glass of wine be surrounded by friends, family, etc., and shop, it doesn't get much better than that right? So Stella & Dot are very popular for these trunk parties as their beautiful unique jewelry and accessories are not  sold in stores so therefore, they have fully trained independent stylists who host the parties and do the selling for them. Its a very unique way of selling and buying and the experience in itself is just brilliant.

So this trunk party I attended was held by my lovely neighbor Tracey who was extremely welcoming and very hospitable. She ensured everyone who wanted one had a drink and provided beautiful food and nibbles throughout the course of the night. Our stylist Stella and Dot host was a lovely lady from Banagher, Co Offaly named Anne Lyons Byrne. Anne was so informative, welcoming and answered any questions we had. She had set up a beautiful display of a selection of Stella & Dot jewelry, scarves, handbags, purses, make up bags, you name it it was there. It was a fantastic opportunity to experience this stunning hand crafted jewelry and accessories. we could hold, feel, try on anything we liked. There was no pressure put on us to buy anything at all and it was so laid back and lovely you could just look and shop at your own leisure. Anne stayed for approx 3 hours and I have to say she was a fantastic host. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in holding one of these trunk parties as she was very friendly, down to earth, chatty, informative and confident in her work. There were also Stella & Dot books we could look through too to see further pieces of this stunning range. Near the end of the night we put in our orders of what we would like and paid there and then it takes about 4-5 days for your delivery and it is delivered by UPS straight to your door so there is no work involved for the customer at all. It is a fantastic set up and hassle free. 

Who are Stella & Dot?

So Stella & Dot are an American (San Francisco) based company. It was founded by a lady named Jessica Herrin, who was looking for something to balance work life with home life so she came up with this fabulous idea to give women the opportunity to be a parent as well as an independent working woman who could work around her children and set up a career for themselves. Another lady named Blythe then got on board with her and now they are both extremely successful business women who have opened many career opportunities to many women around the globe. They have been recognized and celebrated by New York designers and have featured in Gossip Girl and Lucky Magazine as well as appearing on the wrists and necklines of today's hottest celebrities. 

Their stunning range of jewelry is all hand crafted and the detail in these pieces are absolutely exquisite. They are so unique and eye-catching. They vary in prices, some can be quite expensive but are so worth it if you need something for a very formal event such as a wedding, dinner, dance, etc. they are one of a kind and you can guarantee that you will turn heads wearing these fabulous pieces. They do all sorts from rings to earrings, from cuffs to statement necklaces. The quality of this jewelry is like no other. some of the jewelry can also be customized to how you wish to wear it. 

Pictured is the stunning Casablanca Pendant Necklace, it can be adjusted and customized to your liking. 18.5" worn short and adjustable to 28". priced at 98Euro. 

Stella and Dot also do some beautiful unique amazing quality hand bags purses and scarves. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be worn for all occasions. They are such good quality and guaranteed to last you forever. you can have some for casual day time or use the same bag for a dressed up day time. they are just stunning. The scarves are beautiful and can be worn again for day time or night time. They are fabulous. They also do these beautiful charm necklaces, they are so sweet. you buy the chain separate, choose the length you want they come in 3 different sizes, 16" for 22euro, 30" for 36Euro and open link 30" for 49euro. There are a wide range of charms to choose from to suit your personality. You can get lockets, birth stones, name initials, Celtic designs and more. The charms all vary in price starting from about 18euro. I loved these I thought they were such a great gift idea and if you have one your loved ones could then buy you some for occasions such as birthdays, Christmas,etc. 

 Charm necklaces. So many charms to choose from 

 Beautiful Arabesque                                                   stunning Deco Cocktail ring
Cocktail ring 29Euro                                                   39Euro

 Beautiful gold Becker                                                  Renegade Cluster Bracelet
 cuff. 79Euro                                                                 54Euro

Their jewelry also comes in silver, gold and rose gold so you have plenty of styles, colours and ranges to choose from. They are definitely worth to have a look and a purchase. They are items that will last you a lifetime. If you would be interested in hosting  a Stella & Dot trunk party or purchasing online checkout their website at www.stelladot.com This is also the lovely stylist Anne Lyons Byrne's direct website www.stelladot.eu/AnneLyonsByrne or you can contact Anne on her mobile  086 8116191 for any questions or queries you may have.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thank you all for reading.

Lots of Love Gráinne 



  1. Thanks for sharing this information on the stella and dot trunk party. Last month, arranged my company’s trade show by booking one of the grand NYC venues. Displayed amazing display boards and attracted the public. Had great time there.