Thursday, May 26, 2011

Who doesn't love a Carnival? A free giveaway!

I know I have been promising a giveaway for a while! Well, my last giveaway was so fun, I decided to do another one, except this time there is no purchase necessary in order to be entered to win! YAY!

What will the winner get? These GORGEOUS, brand new Stella & Dot Carnival Stretch Bracelets (set of 3)! Retail Value $69  These bracelets are a definite must have for Summer! Whether you pair it with a turquoise necklace, wear them alone, stack them with other bracelets (my favorite way to wear them) or create your own look, they will be sure to be a wardrobe favorite!

How To Enter:
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment below with your email address letting me know that you did.
2. Leave a comment below with your favorite piece of Stella & Dot jewelry from the website and what you would wear it with along with your email address.
3. "Like" Stella & Dot by Rachel Moon, Independent Stylist on facebook here and leave a comment below saying that you did.

Extra Entries:
4. Tweet this giveaway on Twitter and retweet it to @RachMoon ( 1 extra entry)
5. Write a blog about my giveaway and comment below with the link to your blog! (2 extra entries)
6. Post the link to this giveaway on your Facebook Page (1 extra entry)

This giveaway ends June 12th and the winner will be contacted via email (so make sure you leave your email address...would hate for you to miss out!)

Check out some other Stella & Dot goodies Here!

Congratulations Emmybear411!!! I'll send you an email :)

Memorial Bling!!

I would not and could not let this great sale slip by without letting as many people know about it as possible! Everyone loves Stella & Dot AND everyone loves a great sale...mixing the two is pretty much pure amazingness!

I looked yesterday and was very happy to see some fabulous styles included in this sale! Here are a few of my absolute favs...

And those are really just a few of the fabulous finds to be had!! Make sure you pass this one along to your girlfriends, they will want in on this too!

Get these and more Here!!!

* Memorial Day Weekend: 20% Off Select Styles + Gift With Purchase. May 26 - 30

We're bidding a fond farewell to some of our bestselling styles. For 5 Days Only, May 26 - 30, receive 20% off these select styles. Limited time offer, they're going fast! All remaining items will go back up to regular price on Tuesday, May 31st. This promotion is for US customers only.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Stella Sightings!

Lately, I've seen lots of Stella & Dot sighting on TV and in magazines, which makes me very happy! I think the most obvious Stella & Dot supporters are the Real Housewives of the OC...I mean, I seriously can't watch an episode without some S&D piece making an appearance!

This week's episode was no exception!

Here's Tamra with her seemingly nice boyfriend Eddie. This is not actual footage from the show, but the picture that was taken of her wearing this particular necklace wasn't a great shot. (If you want to go back and see it on the show, it's the clip with her meeting former OC Housewife, Lynn Curtin, for drinks.

A behind the scenes clip from BRAVO tv...Tamra sporting the same necklace!

Get your own 'Nolita' Necklace here

Here's another OC Housewife, Alexis, wearing the 'La Coco Chain Necklace' in Gold during one of her interviews! This is a fabulous necklace that you can wear long, doubled short or layered with other necklaces. There are also brooches that can be purchased, which clip right on for a whole other look!

Get your own here You won't be disappointed!

Tamra again...this time wearing the 'Bardot Spiral Bangle' in BOTH the gold and them together!

Get one or both here! silver or gold

Don't love the housewives? Okay, but you gotta admit they have great taste in jewelry! :) Also, on this week's Stella & Dot tv appearance was Chelsea Handler on her show Chelsea Lately wearing the 'Starry Night Necklace.' I wear mine layered with other delicate gold chains all the time!

Get yours here!

Okay, now I feel like my blogging week is complete, having done my shameless plugging of Stella & Dot. One the plus side though, it really is fabulous jewelry and if you don't own should! Also, keep your eyes out as I will be doing a really awesome Stella & Dot free giveaway very soon!!! Feel free to give me ideas on what to give away!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nude, Nude and more Nude!

Okay, so this is the second installation of "my favorite things." One of my all time favorite things, whether it's in style or not (which it happens to be right now), is Nude. And by Nude I mean the color! :) Every wardrobe needs's the ultimate neutral!

So need some Nude in your closet? Here's how to incorporate it into your closet without having to buy a whole new wardrobe! AND if you really love the color, or just love to shop, then I suggest you try all of will not be disappointed!

Every wardrobe should have a pair of flats, even if you love and live in heels! If you were to only have one pair of flats in your closet, it must be a nude flat! After all nude is the new black...and black does NOT go with everything, while nude DOES!
Here are my top three picks for you to try! (Also, something to keep in mind when picking out a nude shoe, pick a shade that is closest to your natural skin's amazing how it helps elongate the leg!)
Corso Como 'Festive' $60 Buy Here

Steve Madden 'Koool' $66 Buy Here

Tory Burch 'Eddie' $178 Buy Here

Refuse to buy a flat, addicted to heels or want both? Here are my three top picks for Nude heels! (There are probably 20 pairs of nude heels that I could post here because there is such a large selection right now, so you should definitely find what works best for YOU! Just make sure that whatever you pick goes with the majority of things in your closet.)

Nine West 'Woodland' $89 Buy Here

Ivanka Trump (ps. her new line of shoes is fab!) $120 Buy Here

Pelle Moda 'Heat' $145 Buy Here

And I'm going to throw in an extra for all you wedge lovers, especially the preggos out there who don't want to just live in flats for 9 months!

Dolce Vita 'Jade' $180 Buy Here 
I know it's a little pricey for most, but you're paying for comfort as well as style! This shoe will definitely last you! It will take you through the 9 months and beyond! (I'm all about buying things that will work during AND after the pregnancy) Still not sold? Here's a pair for the more thrifty preggo..

Aldo 'Affina' $90 Buy Here
Aldo also has similar styles in a variety of heel heights too!

The Nude time you reach in your closet for the same boring lbd (little black dress) consider trying a Nude dress instead! Still a neutral and most times you can wear the same shoes and accessories that you would have used with the black dress!

ASOS BLACK 'Heavy Ruffle Shoulder Dress' $89 Buy Here

Top Shop 'Nude Sleeveless Tuck Detail Dress' $95 Buy Here

Amanda Uprichard 'Mock Wrap Body Dress' $194 Buy Here

Don't worry Preggos! A couple maternity options...

Asos Maternity $63 Buy Here

Asos Maternity $72 Buy Here

 And last but definitely not least is the Nude handbag! Here are three must have styles!

Jessica Simpson 'Katie Convertible Satchel' $69 Buy Here

Top Shop 'Nude Lock Hold All' $75 Buy Here

Rebecca Minkoff 'Large Savage Clutch' $236 Buy Here

As you can see, there's TONS of nude out there, so go out and find what's perfect for you! Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Fun!

It's Spring! That means that with the warmer weather, we get even more busy with outside activities! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get outdoors more! We've been taking advantage of each nice day with visits to the park, going for walks downtown and playing outside at Grammie and Granpi's!

Here are some recent pictures! Maddie had a photo shoot for a children's magazine, which was a very looong and tiring day, BUT very fun! We visited Butler's Orchard for their annual Bunnyland event, had some fun outdoor time at my parents AND Maddie had her 2nd birthday party at The Little Gym! Hope you enjoy our pictures and hopefully I'll be better about uploading pictures so that you're not bombarded next time! LOL

Isn't she yummy?? :)

*Magazine Photo Shoot-
Photography: JaTawny M. Chatmon

Make Up: Joie Hayes
Stylist: Isabelle Philogene
Hair: Creative Images Hair & Makeup Artistry