5 Tips on using jewelry to put together a great outfit (Stella & Dot Review)

I was never much of a jewelry girl growing up but I always envied those girls and ladies who would wear the stunning and bold pieces of jewelry. They just looked so pretty and put together.  I wanted to look like them. I wanted to feel put together and confident more than anything, I just didn’t know how.

Now that I am a little older & more confident, I have become slightly addicted to buying and wearing jewelry.  I find such inspiration and beauty in jewelry, how it is crafted and how it looks with different pieces of clothing. I also love how significant it can be when given as a gift or purchased on a special trip or for a special occasion in our lives.

If you are not really sure how to use jewelry to put together a great outfit, check out these five tips:

Jewelry Pieces featured: the Light Bracelet & the Maisie Pearl Bracelet by Stella & Dot

1. Mix & Match similar materials. Find pieces that compliment each other, they do not have to be all the same design or style.  Mix vintage with contemporary or stack different bracelet styles together like pearls and sparkly jewel bracelets. Just don’t mix completely different materials together like wood with chunky silver chains or hard plastic with diamonds.

2. Don’t be afraid to wear big or bright colored jewelry. Make a statement with one piece of jewelry, this is not only in style but can totally take your outfit from a 6 or 7 to a perfect 10! However, keep other pieces of jewelry smaller or if you wear a bold necklace, skip the bracelet and just pair it with delicate earrings or one big chunky ring so it isn’t overwhelming or distracting.

3. Wear versatile pieces.  Find jewelry that can be dressed up or dressed down. Look for pieces that go just as well with a nice business outfit or jeans and a nice top.  Also look for pieces that can be worn multiple lengths or ways. One must have in every jewelry box should be a long silver chain necklace. These necklaces look great with most every outfit and most every face shape and body size.

4. Compliment your outfit. Your jewelry should compliment your outfit but it does not have to match it completely. Wearing different shades of the same color or pairing a contrasting, bright colored necklace with a dark outfit is like adding the icing to the cake.

5. Take care of & organize your jewelry.  Keep it in the boxes it comes in or in a jewelry box, armoire or organizer.  Pay attention to how to clean it, not all jewelry should be cleaned with store bought jewelry cleaner.  Also when your jewelry is organized it will be easier for you to quickly find it and put it together with your outfits. If your jewelry is jumbled together or crammed in boxes in a drawer, you will not be as likely to wear it.  Make it easier on yourself and keep your jewelry in pristine condition at the same time by keeping it organized.

You don’t have to break the bank to find beautiful, quality jewelry that makes you feel more stylish. One of my favorite jewelry companies is Stella & Dot. I have been purchasing jewelry from them for several years now.  They offer numerous styles of jewelry for all tastes and in all price ranges.  They have pieces for under $20 up to $300.  All of their pieces come packaged in a stylish gift boxes too.

Stella & Dot was founded by a mom who wanted to give women an irresistible and quality product  that wouldn’t just end up being forgotten in a jewelry box. She also wanted to offer women a great business opportunity that offered flexibility, rewards, style, profits and fun. Their mission is to: “give every woman the means to style her own life”.

You have probably seen Stella & Dot’s jewelry on many celebrities even if you didn’t realize it.  Sofia Vergara, Natasha Bedingfield, Kathie Lee Gifford, Carrie Ann Inaba, January Jones, Kelly Clarkson and many more celebrities have been spotted wearing Stella & Dot pieces.   You can wear and afford the same pieces your favorite celebrities wear!

Nicole Johnson is an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot and is one of our Shop from your Seat Showcase vendors.  Nicole joined Stella & Dot after falling in love with their jewelry. She is a super smart and stylish entrepreneur who also owns Baskets of Inspiration, LLC and A Wellness Rounded Life (which you can find out more about in our Shop from Your Seat Showcase too.)  Nicole gives amazing customer service & is happy to help you find just the right pieces for yourself or gifts for others.

Pictured below are three of my favorite pieces that they offer. First is the Light Bracelet. This makes a great gift for someone in your life that has that special sparkle and shine.  They also offer similar Love, Courage, Radiance & Tribute Bracelets. Each comes in a gift box with a card that has a special message related to the theme of the bracelet.

The middle item is the La Coco Chain in Silver. This is one of those pieces that can go with anything – from a dressier night on the town outfit to a nice top & jeans. It’s a classic, versatile piece. It also has a detachable bracelet so the necklace can be worn long with it attached or detach and you have a shorter necklace and a bracelet! (Genius, right?)

The third item is the Camilla Necklace. This is a statement piece and a show stopper. It can be worn with various types of outfits too and paired with several different pairs of earrings or a matching large ring with no bracelets.


 Stella & Dot has some amazing sales going on right now too, just in time for holiday shopping. If you see something you love, let your spouse or best friend know & have them contact Nicole to make sure you get the present you really want this year. You can shop online at: http://www.jewelryloversplace.com and become a fan of Nicole’s Stella & Dot Facebook page here. Thanks so much to Nicole for being one of our vendors!


Visit the Showcase to check out the other vendors at: http://ceoofmeinc.com/shop-from-your-seat-shopping-guide-2012/

*Disclosure: I received products as compensation for this review. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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What others have said:

  1. I like the queen of hearts charm necklace.

  2. Nena Sinclair

    I love the Estate Bib Necklace!

  3. Erin Prince

    There are so many great looking earrings too chose from, I can’t pick one I absolutely love on my 1st look. I’ll have to go back and look more another time. But I’d really love to win $10 to put towards that great piece I know I’ll eventually discover that I can’t live without!

  4. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like the GENEVE LACE CUFF bracelet.

  5. I love the bib estate necklace, however everything is so pretty it hard to choose!

  6. love the rose gold eternity band

  7. Love their wesley pendant :)
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  8. I really love the SERENITY STONE DROPS – SMOKEY

  9. angela williams says:

    Love the Serenity Stone Drops!!

  10. Ellen Levickis says:

    I like the Nina Bracelet a lot

  11. I love the laurel ring.

  12. I just love that Rose Gold Eternity Band :)

  13. Love the sparkly AINSLEY BRACELET

  14. I love the Rhea bangles
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  15. love the “OLIVIA BIB NECKLACE” .. thanks for the chance.

  16. Kayleen Considine

    I like the signature scallop and leather bracelet.

  17. Kellie Lineberry


  18. I like the Cameron Pendant.

  19. kelly mcgrew says:


  20. Paul T/Pauline T says:

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  21. There’s so many, many beautiful things to love that it’s hard to choose just one. I’d probably get the Chimera bracelets first though, because I really need gold bracelets. Thanks for this chance to win.
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  22. Tammy Crews


  23. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Crystal Irvin says:

    I love the pampered chef and the jewelry. Especially the ear rings

  25. Crystal Irvin says:

    I love the Chantilly Lace Chandelier Earrings

  26. Love the mercy zipper wallet in poppy!


  27. Julie Thompson

    I love the candles thank you for the give away

  28. Love the Madeline Pearl Necklace!

  29. My favorite is the Wesley Pendant.
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    Thanks for the contest.

  31. Elizabeth Bailey says:

    I like the stackable deco rings. Super cute!

  32. demi layering necklace is so pretty!

  33. I like the Claire necklace!
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  34. I love the Admiral Necklace but it is sold out! Also love the Virginia Bib necklace

  35. Michelle.A. says:

    I love the Aura Coin Drop Necklace

  36. Love the Devi Bangles — Gold. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  37. I love the Olivia Bib Necklace ;)
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  38. I like the BARDOT SPIRAL BANGLE because it could go with casual as well as dressy outfits.
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  39. Colleen Boudreau says:


  40. Interlock cross necklace

  41. Gricelda Castro says:

    queen of hearts charm necklace

  42. so many beautiful things! I really like the WONDERLAND CHARM NECKLACE.

  43. Amanda Christensen says:

    I love the Liz drop earrings!

  44. kim burnett says:

    I love the Estate Bib Necklace

  45. I love the Palamino necklace! thanks fr the chance to win!
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  46. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like the Jordyn Filigree Earrings.

  47. Louetta Carpenter says:


  48. the admiral bracelet is fab, would look so good on me. lol
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  49. I love the queen of hearts charm necklace!
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  51. Nikki Strong says:

    I love the Joyce Chandelier earrings!

  52. chattie hale hinkle

    Lucky Charm Necklace

  53. Chantilly Lace bracelet or Dutchess Bracelet after Cristmas I will be back!
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  54. I like the Secret Garden earrings!

  55. krista grandstaff says:

    I really like the Belle Fleur Ring…so pretty!

  56. I really like the Vintage Twist Bracelet :)

  57. Amy Laseter says:

    I love the serenity necklace!

  58. Secret Garden Charm Necklace.

  59. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    I love the ever after necklace.

  60. I like the Odette ring. Very simple and pretty.

  61. Angie Gatto

    Stackable Deco Rings – Set of 3

  62. Becky Kuntz

    The Soiree Studs are beautiful!

  63. Carrissa R.

    The on the mark necklace is super cute, havent seen one like that. The odetta ring is very unique as well. I could surf this site forever lol Love it!

  64. deanna_boocock says:

    I love the tree of life pendant necklace and the La Folie Necklace


  66. Krystal M says:

    The Secret Garden cuff is so pretty! I love that it looks like a feather!

  67. Huguette E. says:

    Love the Stackable Deco Rings – Set of 3 and the Odette Cuff bracelet

  68. Amanda Pennington says:

    LOVE the Demi Earrings!

  69. Kim A

    I really like the laurel bracelet

  70. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I absolutely love the ODETTE HOOPS earrings!

  71. I love the Camilla Necklace.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  72. I love the Geneve Lace Cuff, Nahla Necklace and the Alexa Fringe Necklace =D

  73. I love the Isadora Pearl Bib Necklace! Perfect for the holidays.

  74. Caitlin Clark says:

    Feathers, leaves and animals! Oh My! My favourites!

  75. ruth ramos says:


  76. La Nora Richardson says:

    I love the Bardot Spiral Bangle — Silver!

  77. I love the wesley pendant!


  78. amanda canterbury says:

    the odyssey ring, and calliah necklace are so beautiful!

  79. Gena Durbin Carrico

    I love the Revival Tassel necklace, mini Soiree Necklace and bracelet and the Kristin Pearl Bracelet.

  80. I love the Liz Drop Earrings!

  81. Helene Tienda

    I like the Ever After Necklace and the Joyce Chandeliers Earings. They are both beautiful!! Thanks.

  82. I love the RADIANCE COIL BRACELET! It’s so simple and sparkly!
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  83. I love the Courage and love bracelets because I think they’d make a meaningful gift :)

  84. Love the courage bracelet – dainty and beautiful.

  85. Odette link pendant

  86. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Love the new radiance coil bracelet!!!

  87. I adore the look of the Adrienne Mixed Chain Necklace. It’s so fun.

  88. Angela Rhodes

    Serenity Drops – very elegant!

  89. Maegan Morin says:

    I really like this Odyssey Ring! I dont have a labradorite ring in my collection yet and this one would be perfect:

  90. Kathy Ross says:

    I like the Riviera Coin Earrings. they are cool!


  92. I like the Camilla Necklace better.

  93. I like the sidewinder ring.

  94. June Isbel

    I Love the Kristin Pearl Bracelet for little girs! I would so love to see it on my Grandaughter.
    Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  95. Amy Truluck says:

    I love the Estate Bib Necklace and the Joyce Chandeliers earrings, so pretty!

  96. I like the LIBBY LAYERING NECKLACE. So elegant!

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