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Posted on Sep 24, 2010 in Dear Diary | 2 comments

New Venture

Sorry for the extreme slackage in the posting department yesterday, but I have a good excuse I promise. As you may know from reading my last few posts (here and here), I am so totally completely obsessed with Stella & Dot jewelry. It’s a unique, trendy line of luxe boutique jewelry (think of luxe as the middleman between costume and fine jewelry.) While it’s pricier than most of my jewelry collection, considering I have shopped for accessories exclusively at Claire’s for the past, uh, lifetime, hahaha, it’s all extremely well made. Really just beautiful stuff.

Since attending my friend’s Stella & Dot trunk show last weekend and met the stylist there, Kelly, I had been toying with the idea of becoming a stylist myself. She was really awesome, very low-key and low-pressure, and was so enthusiastic about being able to provide affordable fashion that I couldn’t help but become excited too. So — long story short — once the pieces that I ordered at that party came in, I was hooked. Almost every single one of my coworkers complimented me on my necklace at work the next day!  I just feel so fashionable – I honestly never thought I was one of those girls that cared that much about fashion and accessorizing, but it really makes a difference in how I feel I am portraying myself. And at the very least, it’s lifted my confidence which is always a good thing! 🙂

Okay, my schpeil is done, haha. I’m going to be having my launch party very soon, so any and all of you in the DC/VA/MD area should prep your schedules for that! I’m thinking either a ladies’ night happy hour-type thing on Friday, October 8th, or maybe an afternoon get-together on the 9th or the 10th (Saturday or Sunday.) If any of you have a preference (or a conflict), let me know! There won’t be any speeches or hard-sells involved – just a fun time gabbing with the gals and trying on fun jewelry (and if nothing else, come for the free snacks and drinks!) Absolutely NO pressure. After all, this is just a fun, new venture for me, and I simply want to share it with all of you. 🙂

If you happen to be interested in looking at any of the Stella & Dot collection, visit my e-boutique at http://stelladot.com/gretchenpowell. And please feel free to email me at powellgh (at) gmail (dot) com if you’re interested in hosting a trunk show (no cost to host, and you could get free jewelry!)

I’m finally getting over the little bit of soreness I had from running on Wednesday, so I’m going to try either to run this afternoon or maybe go to Pengu Zumba this evening! Updates on that to come. Until next time, my loves!


  1. Ben and I will be gone the weekend of October 9th!

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