Luck of the Stylish

As most of you know, I am a Stella & Dot stylist. I could not be more proud to be associated with such a great quality, styled and (honestly) addicting brand.

When you see me, you would probably recommend that I hire a stylist. I can never seem to pull off that polished look. My hair has flyaways, my nails are always chipped and I’m usually wearing jeans with a black shirt. It’s true that the look may have worked for Steve Jobs, but I’ve decided I needed more colour in my life.

I fell in love with Stella & Dot the first time I attended a show. The pieces were versatile and had the ability to change a plain black tee into something posh. I struggled wondering if I would be able to pull off the look and went back and forth on whether this was the right business investment. Last year I decided to jump right in and never looked back. It’s a lie if people tell you it’s easy money because like everything else in life, you get what you put in. And like every other job there are some challenges and some really big wins that make it all worth it.

Not only has being part of the Stella & Dot family added some extra income but it’s allowed me to meet some really great women and continues to challenge me to motivate myself. I’m a dreamer and having my own business has always been something that I wanted to do. As my jewellery collection grows, so does my confidence to venture out of my comfort zone and take chances.

The best part is that in addition to black, there is now pink, green and blue hanging in my closet so for that my mother is thankful. She hates black!

All this to let you know that I’m running a contest this week on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MarBairStellaDot For every $25 spent, you will be entered to win $100 in product credit. Contest ends on March 16th. Good luck and may the luck of the stylish be with!

Luck of the Stylish

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Let’s do Brunch

Hello Readers!

No need to send out an ABP on me. I haven’t been abducted by aliens and I didn’t run away to join the circus (although both options would be quite the adventure and the circus has crossed my mind more than once in the last 3 weeks…) I have been travelling with work and unable to sit down and properly fill you in on my life as it happens.

I could say life’s been “busy” but you’d be like “no guff, everyone is busy and hasn’t busy become the norm now, so that’s no excuse”. And you are right, who doesn’t go to bed and suddenly remembers that they forgot to email someone back or spends the night tossing and turning because they forgot to pick up toilet paper and hoping there is enough tissue paper in the box, in case it really was the last roll. I don’t buy in bulk so yes, this is a frequent concern of mine.  There just isn’t enough hours in the day for anyone so telling you I’ve been busy just isn’t going to fly. Instead, I’m going to pretend that we are having brunch and do a Q&A recap to fill you in.

How’s work?  Fantastic! Just had our national alignment meetings in Montreal last week. Finally feel like I have an understanding of what my role is and really excited about my new projects for the year. I’m also going to be taking wine classes because well, it’s part of my job!

How’s Stella & Dot? Has been on the backburner this month but just got my new samples and they are so nice!  No really, there are some really great pieces so check out my site!

You still working for KIND? Heck ya, I love the bars and the shifts have been so much fun.

How’s the family? Dad’s doing great but Mom got pneumonia. She was hit bad but luckily she is on the road to recovery. M & N are excited about moving into their new home next weekend. G & T are trying to decide what day to go and pierce Little Lu’s ears, or at least I hope that’s what they are doing because they seem to ignore every text I send out about her getting her ears pierced. I will not let this die and my niece will thank me in the future when she comes over and raids my S&D stash!

You still have the cats? Yes and the cat hair is driving me bazooka bananas! I can’t stand it. I tried to give them back but the shelter has already taken in too many animals and they are busy trying to change the by-laws so that owners can’t leave their dogs out in extreme weather. It’s actually amazing work that they are doing so you should head over to their facebook page and read how you can support them: go on, I’ll wait!   I’ll suffer (I say that loosely because the cats are very lovely) awhile longer with the cat hair if it means that there is one less dog left out in the cold. But I’ll tell you, I won’t become a crazy cat lady, crazy maybe but no cats in this lady’s future. Unless they are hairless but I don’t want a cat that looks like a rat.

How was the eat clean challenge? (in my head I’m wondering how talking about cats leads you to clean eating but out loud I respond) Really good! I actually enjoyed making myself dinner and have made some of the meals again. Will try to cook more often now that my travelling is over.

You dating anyone? waiter, more coffee please

You hair looks different? Oh thanks, I think. Different as in good or different as in bad?  Just different. Ya, I attempted to dye it red myself, I think what you are seeing is that I didn’t fully distribute the colour and it looks like very oddly placed highlights.  It’s suppose to wash out in 28 washes. 4 down, 24 to go.

Watched any good movies lately? Yes, I watched Wolf on Wall Street. It was so good. I love Leo!  He was amazing in it. (Like my friend S, you would respond with “he is amazing in everything” and I would agree!)

What book are you reading? I just finished Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler. Was pretty good. Maybe if I had read it at a less “busier” time it would have been more interesting but it didn’t really grab my attention. But I wanted to finish it and find out what happens so it wasn’t all bad.

What are you reading next? Going to read the Book Thief.  I’ve read great reviews about it.

How’s sorority? Didn’t go this month, was in Montreal. Oh shoot. I forgot to email E back about our social next week… hold on. (this is where I take advantage of checking my phone when I really should be emailing E back)

Have you been going to the gym? OMG, Did you see this tweet about Justin Bieber getting arrested!

I show you my phone and with that you walk away. Brunch over.