Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stella & Dot Sample Sale


I have so much enjoyed selling Stella & Dot since November of 2009, but I've found that it just isn't fitting into my life as well anymore. So, you're in luck! I'm going to do a sample sale of all of the jewelry that I am not planning on keeping right here on my blog!

I have boxes to go with all of the items that I'm selling, and I've included pictures below. Underneath each picture is the name, the retail price, the price here, and the link to the item so you can see how it looks on someone.

If you have a particular Stella & Dot piece you love that isn't listed, email me, as I may be willing to sell it (I have almost everything).

All of the info about how to buy is below the items.
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River Lariat, Retail: $69, Sample: $34
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Jet Faceted Necklace, Retail: $59, Sample: $29
Vintage Starburst Brooch, Retail: $49, Sample: $24
SOLD
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Petra Fringe Earrings, Retail: $59, Sample: $29
SOLD
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Audrey Cluster Bracelet, Retail: $69, Sample: $34
SOLD
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Stella Vintage Link Necklace, Retail: $98, Sample: $49
SOLD
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Stella Vintage Link Bracelet, Retail; $89, Sample: $44
SOLD
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Soiree Bracelet, Silver, Retail: $34, Sample: $17
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Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace, Retail: $198, Sample: $70
One of the petals on this one is glued in funny. No one can tell when you're wearing it, but that's why I'm selling it for so little.
SOLD
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Little Girls Collection, Retail: $14-$29, Sample: Half of retail
Click on the link and you can see each of the prices.
All EXCEPT Little Dottie SOLD!
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Soiree Bracelet, Turquoise, Retail: $34, Sample: $17
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Sasha Flower Brooch, Retail: $34, Sample: $17
SOLD
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Tulum Turquoise Coin Necklace, Retail: $69, Sample: $34
SOLD
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This one is retired, and I can't remember the name, but I'm selling it for $40. It was $128 when it retailed.
SOLD
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Cortez Turquoise and Suede Necklace, Retail: $98, Sample: $49
SOLD
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Josephine Pearl Lariat, Retail: $98, Sample: $49
This one can be worn so many different ways. Click the link and watch the video.
SOLD
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This one is long retired, but it's one piece. I'm selling for $25.
SOLD
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This is two separate pieces:
Silver La Coco Necklace here includes the black brooch and silver chain. It retailed for $98 when including the brooch, and I'm selling for $40.
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La Coco Silver Pearl Strand hooks into the brooch with double lobster clasps, Retail: $39, Sample: $19
SOLD
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Turquoise Bead NecklaceRetail: $59, Sample: $29
Starfish Brooch: Retail: $44, Sample: $22
The beads have double lobster clasp and hook into the brooch. The brooch can be worn without the beads. If you buy them both it will be $50.
SOLD
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Rachel Necklace, Retail: $89, Sample: $44
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Amanda Necklace, Retail: $89, Sample: $44
Both the Rachel and Amanda can be worn as one long necklace or can be tied back with a ribbon, as shown. Click the links to see the different pictures.
SOLD
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Camilla Necklace: Retail: $178, Sample: $75
SOLD
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Claire Necklace, Retail: $49, Sample: $24
SOLD
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Rio Chandelier Earrings, Retail: $39, Sample: $19
Brand New, Never worn or tried on
SOLD
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Colette Necklace, Retail: $148, Sample: $70
SOLD
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Charlotte Statement Necklace, Retail: $128, Sample: $64
SOLD

Sales details:
+Email me at littlegirlinthebigworld@gmail.com if you're interested in a particular piece.
+Shipping is $5 flat, unless you spend $50, then shipping is on me.
+Pay by PayPal or check. I will tell you about shipping based on your payment method.
+You may return at item within 3 days of receiving it if you're unsatisfied. After that, all sales are final.
+All pieces are in amazing condition. Many are brand new, and only one or two have ever actually been worn. Otherwise, they have just been looked at at a Stella & Dot trunk show. If you have a question about which is brand new or how it has been used, just ask.
+All other info will be explained by email.

You don't need to comment below about interest in pieces. It will all be taken care of by email!

If you're interested in something, email me at littlegirlinthebigworld@gmail.com!
 



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge Week 4

Weight Loss Challenge

This week was a great week for me! Although I was only down .5 pounds, I was down a lot more earlier in the week, and I started back on Jillian's 30 Day Shred (which I'm positive made me regain a little bit). I ran a whole bunch, and I'm really finding myself enjoying exercising a lot more than I ever would have imagined. 

Overall, I'm down 5 pounds. That's .31% this week and 3.35% overall.

If I could keep consistent with Jillian I'm thinking I wouldn't see such fluctuation. My goal for next week is to keep doing more of the same with even more Jillian mixed in.

But the biggest achievement so far? My boyfriend told me he can tell I've lost some weight!


 
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

no groceries, running, and some prayers

Just a few thoughts tonight. It's random. Hope you don't mind.

+I'm saying prayers for people in the South tonight. My sister is in Tuscaloosa and is blessed to be safe with her car and home intact.

+Running has become something that I enjoy so much rather than dread as I once did.

+I didn't go grocery shopping this week and am getting by on what I've got at home and takeout. I may or may not be completely fine with this decision.

+I went shopping this past weekend and bought a few things at anthropologie and J.Crew. I'll have some outfit posts to share, but I definitely didn't stick with my April goal in that regard. It's taken me this long to share. Oops.

+I'm excited about a girls' dinner next week with some JL friends. We're going to a fun Italian place and I can't wait for the beef carpaccio and a vodka gimlet.

+Summer is coming. Quickly. And I can't wait.

+I'm going to try to DIY or craft something this summer; it may not be pretty. I'm nervous, and I don't even have an idea in mind. 

Tell me something random with you. I know I've gotten some new followers and would love to hear from you as well as those of you who have been around a while.
 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ch-ch-ch-changes

For most of my life, I've not enjoyed 'outdoorsy' things. I went backpacking once in high school and went on our senior trip that was outdoorsy, in college I walked up stone mountain once, and since graduating, I've really don't very little outside.

But, changes are happening. I'm actually starting to enjoy some things outside. I don't know what is going on or if life shifts significantly during the 25th year, but I went white water rafting and zip lining in North Carolina last August and had a blast! I went snorkeling a few weeks ago and loved it. Then, this past weekend I went kayaking with my boyfriend's family and enjoyed it a lot! I'm even suggesting to others that we do things outside...I'm not sure what's gotten into me!

{When you have the camera in your kayak it's hard to get someone else to take a picture}
We drove up to Ocala on Saturday morning and got on the river around 10 AM. We went with a large group and had lunch about halfway through. We didn't realize what a long trip it was going to be, but it was about 8 miles that we kayaked down a calm river.
The scenery was awesome. The camera couldn't capture it. We saw river otters playing on the side (that I didn't have my camera out for), some people saw manatees, and the water was so clear in the morning that we could see the fish swimming along past us. They were HUGE! Some of the catfish could have fed us all!
By the end of the trip we were all a little tired. A warm shower felt nice, and we all slept like a baby that night--I know I did. 
I'm actually looking forward to doing it again! My mom and dad are coming down in July and my mom has already said she wants to go sometime. I think she would really enjoy it. 

I can't wait to go to keep doing these things; they're really becoming fun for me! In fact, when I head to Atlantis next year I'm sure I'll love the snorkeling there.

Aside from beginning to like outdoorsy things, there are a few other changes I'm experiencing in lifestyle. I'll save those for another day!

Do you like to do things outdoors? What's your favorite activity? Would you consider yourself an outdoorsy person? Is there a difference between being outdoorsy and liking to do things outside?

 
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

happy easter happy sunday

Happy Easter if you celebrate! Happy Sunday if not!




I racked up on Hershey's marshmallow eggs and nerds, which are my faves. I'm practicing self-restraint in not eating all of them today.

We had an amazing time canoeing and kayaking yesterday; I'll share the fun later. Enjoy your day!
 
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Brunch FF

I'm enjoying my day off and relaxing at home. I've got a fun weekend ahead, including canoeing with the boyfriend's family and going to an Easter Brunch. I love Easter brunches. They're so traditional, and I love that you can always count on them and the pastel dresses that go with them. To stake my own claim in the Easter Brunch outfit, here is my Friday's Fancies. It's basically the dream outfit I would wear if money wasn't a care. Link up with {av} to play along!
My dream Easter Brunch outfit plays with neutrals and light pinks, and I love it.
1. The dress is tibi. I love the strapless and petal look to it, but it definitely couldn't be worn on Easter without 2. a cardigan. The one I picked is from J.Crew and has a bolero look to it. It's still light, though. I will wear it with 3. and 5. which are Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra pieces. Nothing, in my opinion, quite breaks the bank like Van Cleef. Not sure if I'll ever own a piece, but these are beautiful nonetheless. I'll keep the purse simple with 4. from J.Crew, but my 6. ring will be extravagant. It'll be David Yurman, and it will NOT be cheap. Lastly, and most importantly, the shoes. These are the only thing in this collage that I would see myself owning in the near future. These 7. shoes are from anthropologie, and they're beautiful. They look just like a pair of Prada ones that Emily has.

I hope you like my Easter Brunch outfit. I'll take pictures canoeing, because God knows it'll be a sight to see. Enjoy Good Friday if you have it off, and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

 
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

1.5 pounds and some lemon body scrub

 Another week...more results.

Weight Loss Challenge

This week wasn't as good for me as last week. I am down 1.5 pounds from my weigh-in last Thursday.  So, I'm down 4.5 total. That's .93% from last week and 2.74% overall.

The reason it wans't as good was because I was down 2.5 pounds for a few days this week, but I fell off the exercise wagon and ate a few more calories. My body was just hungry. Nontheless, I'm still pleased with my results. I'm remotivated to see another big loss next Thursday, so I'm really going to check myself.

Here are my thoughts for this week:
1. I still drank water this week, but not as much. I need to be more diligent about carrying around a water bottle all day and continuously drinking from it.
2. I have still been running a lot, but I haven't shredded in a week. I can tell, too. I still feel a little lazy coming back from a run and not doing the Shred. I'm going to recommit to doing the shred 5 times this week. That's a lot, but I'll need it to keep losing at 2 pounds per week.
3. I'm thinking of looking into races to run. I've started reading some running blogs and it really is motivating me to register for a 5k and think about a half marathon in the fall. There's one that I have my eye on in Orlando.

I just need to find more good workout music. My favorites are ones that have the same beat as the pace I'm running. I guess there aren't that many songs out there like that, but I'm looking for the ones that do exist. 

It's Friday for me, by the way. I have tomorrow off! In the spirit of an enjoyable weekend, I wanted to share with you a DIY project I found over at Oh Captain, My Captain yesterday. I'm not crafty, but this looks more like cooking. It's lemon body scrub.

It looks like it would be so fun to buy a few mason jars and make my own body scrub. I've added it to my DIY board on Pinterest. If you're not a crafter, think about following that board. I've found some DIY stuff that I think I could even do.
Hope you have a lovely Thursday! I'm really going to do Friday's Fancies tomorrow. Partially because I love linking up, and partially because I want another chance at this giveaway. Want to play along? Visit {av} and pick a dream outfit for the weekend!

 
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Monday, April 18, 2011

i love ina

I watch the Food Network more than any other channel on television, and I have my DVR set to catch every new episode of Barefoot Contessa. If Ina is on, though, I'll watch her no matter how many times I've seen the episode. She is my absolute favorite cook on the channel.
The warmth her blue or black collared shirts and short brown bob exude calm my nerves and relax me no matter what is going on. Her kitchen is amazing, and she absolutely lives what must be a worry-free life. She lives in East Hampton, talks regularly about her elaborate trips to Paris, and is married to Jeffrey, who is a business professor at Yale. And while her life might seem a bit too elaborate, she's got a story that got her where she is. Mind you, it isn't a rags to riches tale--she grew up in Stamford, CT.
 While I would love to sing her praises and elongate her life story, I'll spare you. I'll share just my favorite pieces. She met Jeffrey while she was in high school, and they got married when she was 20; such a modern day fairy tale. She worked as a budget analyst writing the nuclear budget after getting her MBA from George Washington University. The best part? When she was 30, and finding her job didn't fit her, she bought the little specialty food store in Westhampton Beach that was her first claim to fame. 

The Barefoot Contessa was born.

She has no specialty training, and she is all self-taught.

She slowly grew the business from 400 square feet in the seasonal location of Westhampton to 3,000 square feet in the residential East Hampton. It eventually closed, but it launched her into writing magazine columns, writing her first cookbook, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, and of course signing with the Food Network to star in Barefoot Contessa.
Ina has the specialty food product line, Barefoot Contessa Pantry, but she has been approached with and turned down the idea of having her own cookware, furniture, and magazine. 

I love so many of the things she says, but some of my favorites are, "how easy is that?" and "make sure you use really good vanilla." Her hors d'oeuvres trays, dessert platters, and picnic lunches are pristine, and she is so fancy in such a simple way. And of course, it couldn't go unstated that her recipes are divine. I only pull out one of my Ina books when I'm feeling like over-indulging, but she never lets me down.

I love the story of her success, and my favorite is that she took a sizable risk to buy the specialty food shop to ensure that she lived a life with which she was happy. 

Do you love Ina? Do you love the food network or HGTV (my other fave)? Who is your favorite cook or what is your favorite show?
Photo credits {here and here}
 
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