My personal style can often be described as retro with a touch of whimsy. Anything with a vintage flair that also has a playful aspect to it—from animal prints to tassels—count me in! The bigger and bolder, the better, because who has time to wear basics all the time? Actually tons of people, and they pull it off well, but I've accepted that I won't ever fit in that mold.
We were so excited when my good friend Betsy at Stella and Dot asked us to do a collaboration to feature some of their gorgeous pieces. Many of the pieces have a vintage feel to them while also being on trend. They have tons of statement-making earrings, but this navy tiered tasseled twosome (say that five times fast) was a standout pick for me. See Jodi's rocker chic look featuring a gorgeous Stella and Dot ring here.
These earrings could easily be dressed up with a frilly blouse and pencil skirt, or even an evening gown, but I really wanted to show their versatility, and styled them for a casual day-to-day look. I've been eyeing literal hundreds of bomber jackets (so hot this fall!), but I knew this '70s-inspired olive one from Target was the one the second I saw it. I mean, not to say there won't be a second one. Just don't tell this jacket.
With bold jewelry, a statement jacket, and a fringe purse, I went with a super simple monochromatic navy look for my top and pants, anchored by maroon booties. This let the earrings be the real star of the show.
One super fun and functional aspect of these earrings (and many of the other Stella and Dot pieces), is that they can be layered or minimized, so the second gold pendant or the navy fringe can snap in and out, creating whatever length or look of drama you need!
If you've ever thought about buying something from Stella and Dot, now is the time. Right now, Betsy is running a special promotion just for our readers! She has set up a trunk show for us here (if it doesn't say Mod Circus at the top, search for us on the site). Plus, Betsy has very generously offered several giveaways! Below are the details for those:
For every $25 a shopper spends - they will get an entry to win the following prize (photo below):
-one pair of Sparkle Studs - retail value $19 - one of the best sellers for Stella & Dot! Super sparkly and lightweight - real stunners in person.
- one Cage Cuff in silver - another great seller - retails for $44. Sleek and simple, yet still elegant, it pairs well with many styles!
THEN - the winner gets to choose one of three small bags.
- Slim Pouf in black and gold - retails for $25 - perfect length to fit makeup brushes and much more! High quality vegan leather that seriously lasts. I've had my puff for going on three years now and it is still in absolutely perfect condition!
-Black and White Beauty Bag - retails for $27 - this print is currently unavailable and may not be ever again! High quality vegan leather, deeper and more wide open, the perfect bag to store all your beauty needs! inside is black and white striped.
-Hot Pink Wristlet - retails for $35 - however, this is another item that is currently unavailable and unknown if/when it is coming back. Vegan leather details make this wallet super chic and sassy with it's hot pink color. Can fit standard iPhone size - but not the Plus size.
Betsy will then reach out to the winner and send them their prize!
Outfit Details: Earrings: c/o Stella + Dot (similar), Jacket: Target, Tank: Gap (similar), Pants: H&M, Shoes: Primark, Purse: TJ Maxx (similar)