Stella & Dot for Mother’s Day *GIVEAWAY*

I have some exciting news. If you follow my Facebook page, you might have already seen that I am now a Stella & Dot stylist!!

I’ve loved the brand ever since I was introduced to them at a trunk show several years ago, and since then I’ve picked up a piece or two almost every season. I’m sure you’ve noticed Stella & Dot pieces in some of my outfit posts.

stella and dot jewelry

After a little bit of prodding from my good friend (and now my mentor at Stella & Dot), Jen Oxenford, I decided that I might as well sign on and make it official so I now have my own Stella & Dot online shop that you can purchase from if you desire.

Stella and Dot by Jo-Lynne Shane

In addition to having a great excuse to buy more accessories (ha!), I’m really excited about the training about accessorizing that I can pass along in my fashion posts. Feel free to email me anytime with questions about the products or how to style them!

The best part so far was ordering my $450 worth of jewelry for my starting fee of $199!!!! It sounds like a lot, but it was NOT easy to narrow it down. In fact, I went a bit over, ahem. But this will be my “inventory” if I do any trunk shows, as well as a nice addition to my own personal accessory wardrobe to wear and enjoy. Curious to see what I picked? Check it out! I tried to get pieces that would work together. I love the trend of mixing metals. It makes it so much easier to mix and match.

stella & dot

As for the blog, I’m sure I will have more Stella & Dot in my jewelry rotation as time goes on, but I will still be featuring plenty of other jewelry brands at various price points. You can trust that I will only recommend products that I truly love, whether you can purchase them through me or not. And I will always disclose when I’m linking to items from my shop.

If you love fashion and accessories, I hope you’ll LIKE my Stella & Dot by Jo-Lynne Shane Facebook page, click “Get Notifications” and add it to your Interest Lists so you can see my updates in your newsfeed!! I will be sharing about special promotions and showing ways to style their pieces so it should be a great resource for anyone who loves accessories. I started a separate page so I won’t be overwhelming my Musings of a Housewife FB page with S&D. As you can see, I’m really striving for a healthy balance here. The last thing I want is to be that annoying friend who’s always trying to sell you something. I know you know what I mean….

That said, I’m pretty excited about this, so I’m hosting virtual trunk show and a giveaway to celebrate my new venture!! Plus I also have a fabulous Mother’s Day offer to share with you. First, the Mother’s Day offer.

you are my sunshine

Through this Sunday, May 4th, you can purchase the “You Are My Sunshine necklace” for only $14.99 (it is regularly $69!!!) when you spend $50 (limit one per customer). Check out this necklace. 


How precious is that!!? A great gift for a mom in your life…. or maybe for you!!


Of COURSE I have to give one away, right?? I will do my best to have this to the winner by Mother’s Day, but I can’t promise that will happen. Either way, it’s a precious necklace for any occasion, yes??? Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

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  1. says

    Oh Jo-Lynne! This is such a perfect venture for you. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what pieces you feature here and on the new Facebook page.

  2. says

    Oh, and my best tip for accessorizing is the keep it simple yet bold. A brightly colored piece can easily change a simple out into a chic one.

  3. says

    I am a HUGE Stella & Dot fan! I have started to enjoy layering necklaces. I haven’t gone all out yet though, just put my toe in the water by doing a short and long necklace together. I want to try adding a 3rd…omg or even a 4th to the mix! I am a simple kind of girl though, but it looks great every time I see it done!

    Patrice @

    • says

      I’m the same. It always looks great on other people, but I never feel very confident doing it myself. I definitely want to give it a try, though! I’m planning to do some videos on different ways to style accessories, as I learn and get more confident!

  4. says

    I love Stella & Dot! I hosted a trunk show recently and had such a great turnout I earned a ton of jewelry! So exciting you are a stylist! Love the statement necklace you picked. Good luck with your new venture and thanks for hosting the linkup and giveaway!


  5. says

    I forgot to leave my accessorizing tip! A scarf or statement necklace can turn the look of a basic tee or sweater into a put together, great outfit.


  6. says

    They have so many wonderful products. The only way I avoid breaking the bank is staying away from all of the trunk shows I get invited to. Good luck!

  7. Tiana says

    I love how scarves look on others, but have never worn one myself. What’s the easiest way to add a scarf to my wardrobe?

  8. Lorie D says

    I am an accessorizing nightmare! I look at how you accessorize and you do a great job so then I try to replicate that look and I think it looks awful on me! Any tips you provide with this will be great. Sorry I can’t offer any tips :)

  9. Beth says

    I think my best accessorizing tip, at least when it comes to jewelry, is be very careful what you wear around a baby lol

  10. says

    Congrats on your new venture!! Love stella dot!! My fave way to accessorize is to keep it simple and classic…. and sometimes I like a piece with a little “pop”!.. but only when my kids aren’t around bc they will inevitably break it…

  11. vickyl says

    I would love for you to do a blog post about mixing silver and gold…when it’s right to do and when it’s not so right. :)

  12. Terrie says

    I try to purchase inexpensive pieces that i can mix and match with many items. Then when I get tired of it I have not invested to much and can replace the piece.

  13. Joanne says

    I can get overwhelmed with accessories, so I limit my accessories to three. That way I never feel overwhelmed.

  14. Kathy Cochran says

    I like to keep my accessories simple yet chic. I love to use them for a pop of color to make an outfit stand out.

  15. Nikki says

    I just received notification that my Kimberly necklace has shipped. Can’t wait to try it out…it’s my first Stella & Dot purchase!

  16. says

    I am petite but I LOVE the look of BOLD pieces! Unfortunately I have thicker wrists so the chunky bracelet is not necessarily for me! Are there any particular BOLD pieces or necklaces from the collection that really work well on petite/short frame ladies?

    • says

      Great question! Many pieces, like the Sardinia bracelet I’m wearing in the collage in this post, come with removable extenders so they fit large or small wrists just fine. Portia also has multiple extenders, as well at Tempest. Also, the Macey or Haddy bracelets stretch and are super cute! Petra runs big and you can also get an extender for it. Just stay away from cuffs and you should be good!

  17. TrishCF says

    I think a statement necklace is the best way to accessorize any outfit. It instantly elevates what you are wearing.

  18. says

    Welcome to S&D Jo-Lynne!!! You are such a natural for this I can’t believe it’s taken you this long to join!!! :) What a fabulous giveaway to launch your new S&D venture!! So happy!! SQUEE!

  19. Cathy says

    I just ordered lots of goodies from Stella & Dot. First purchase from this company. I can’t wait to see what “looks” you come up with. Love your blog!

  20. Kelly Piddington says

    I just love this jewelry! I personally love accessories! They always fit no matter how much your weight may fluctuate. I am a bag and earring addict! Mixed metals are my favorite right now because they go with EVERYTHING!

  21. Terry Kerns says

    I love bracelets, I enjoy stacking them and wearing either a statement necklace or a scarf.

  22. Sally Michelle says

    i think it was Coco Chanel who said you should always take one item off to make sure you’re not wearing too much.

  23. Holly Thomas says

    My tip is don;t overdo it and keep it simple and do not use more than 1 statement piece.

  24. Kim says

    I just love s&d but i don’t own any yet!!!! Guess we will have to change that!!! This was my fav song with my son who is graduating college on Mother’s Day weekend!!!!

  25. Lois Christensen says

    Love their pieces also. We did a giveaway with them on my blog awhile ago and it was great. I know you’ll do well with your latest venture!

  26. says

    Congratulations on your new adventure! I would love to be a jewelry adviser! I love the Stella and Dot Kimberly necklace! You can style it so many ways! Sometimes I choose jewelry pieces before I pick my outfit! I have two jewelry questions…1. How do you keep it simple yet bold? 2. How do you mix metals? Thanks for this give away. I would gift this to my daughter, as I sang that to her every night when she was a baby(: Susan

  27. Lori says

    Congrats to you! I have no advice to give because I typically look at what others are wearing to decide if I like it or not yet I am afraid to take the leap for myself!

  28. Lacey says

    I’ve always worn “simple” jewelry, but it’s kind of boring. I want to start having fun with jewelry and accessories (without them being too flashy or too heavy) What are some good pieces to start out with from Stella & Dot? I always feel silly when I try to pick out my outfit around the accessories rather than accessorize the outfit. Thanks for any tips you can give me :)

  29. Christy Foley says

    I’m a jewelry freak. Most any day I have on at least 25 pieces of jewelry. (earrings, facial piercings, rings, necklace, bracelets, toe rings) Some days I will pick an outfit just to match a favorite piece of jewelry. I like for my earrings and necklace to match and for my bracelets to coordinate. I love buying a new outfit and getting jewelry that day to match it. My husband thinks I have too much jewelry! If I leave the house without a bracelet or necklace I feel naked.

  30. Mugsy42 says

    Wondering how to style statement necklaces. I feel like they are so flashy and distracting sometimes. Can’t quite figure them out.

  31. Mandy S says

    I like the look of layered necklaces. But I struggle sometimes with knowing if an outfit would look better with a small, dainty necklace or a big, statement necklace. So that’s what I need help with…small or large, short or long…how do I know which to choose with certain outfits?

  32. Cynthia says

    Congratulations on your S&D venture! I, too, enjoy their jewelry and I just adore their YAMS necklace. So sweet and something that my kiddos could get for me for Mother’s Day!

    My fashion question…as a fellow fit and healthy young Mom in her 40’s, I struggle with finding the right balance of still being fashionable, but ensuring I’m not wearing anything that is TOO young. I am very fit and live in a very conservative part of the country, but sometimes I feel like I should “push the envelope more” with clothing choices and not be SO conservative. Does that make sense?? Where we live it is valued to be smart and well as opposed to being flashy and trashy :)

  33. Christine Lark says

    I am soo happy for you! What a great venture! I cant wait to follow you along the path!

  34. Jessie says

    I love jewelry, but my biggest accessory problem is that I have little ones who love to pull, yank, and chew on anything I wear as far as earrings, bracelet, or necklace! So, I wear very little in the accessory department. I know it’s a passing phase, though, and that wearing jewelry again is right on the horizon!!

  35. says

    Congrats on your new venture! Hmm, my best jewelry tip would be don’t wear too many statement pieces at once. Of you are wearing a big necklace, don’t wear the big earring that match. Go with smaller posts or something.

  36. Megan says

    Have a signature piece. Mine is my diamond earrings. I wear them all of the time. Simple and elegant.

    And my question is how do I style and accessorize black shorts. I ordered a pair today from Nordstrom to wear for date nights, etc instead if a skirt or dress… But, I’m not sure how what to wear them with.

  37. says

    Congrats on getting started with this! Seems like the perfect venture for you and your fashion posts (which I love btw since I am heading into my 40’s this summer! thank you!)

    As for an accessory question – I am curious about how you remain stylish when heading to an amusement park. We’re going to DisneyLand in a few weeks and am never sure what jewelry and shoes to wear to an amusement park. I don’t want to overdue it but I still want to look fashionable. Thoughts? Thanks!

  38. Emily says

    Keep it simple, yet classy- a little can go a long way ! Don’t over accessorize is my rule. Too much of a good thing often backfires.

  39. Cindy V. says

    I love picking a focal piece-either a big fluffy scarf or statement necklace with small stud earrings. Or big dangly earrings with just a simple chain necklace.

  40. Jenni B. says

    SCARVES. They’re the BEST way to accessorize! Scarves add texture, pattern and coziness to any outfit :-)

  41. Laura B. says

    Lately I’ve been trying to add a pop of color to my outfits… with a scarf, or flats, or a fun necklace. I’m always looking for some good tips, so I’m super excited about your new S&D page! :-)

  42. says

    If I am looking for a quick accessory, I will just throw on a necklace and/or a bracelet. I don’t use accessories a ton because my jewellery is very limited.

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