I wear a ton of Stella and Dot and feature it on the blog regularly like here, here, here and here (that is just naming a few)!  As you know, I really try to feature and giveaway items that make sense for this blog and Stella and Dot makes perfect sense!  If I can also highlight a friend…the feature gets that much better…..

This is my beautiful (inside and out) friend Lindsey.  We met years ago when we both cheered professionally for one of my favorite NFL teams, The Philadelphia Eagles!  Three seasons, a few years, two babies (mine), one glorious wedding (hers) and many memories later we are still dear friends:) We have decided to partner up and bring you this INCREDIBLE giveaway but more than that, she is sharing her Stella and Dot story and hopefully inspiring some of you along the way.  I hope that you will pop by her shopping site when you are looking for beautiful affordable accessories:) So without further adieu… Lindsey. Unfairly gorgeous, I know!

Q:  What can you share with my readers about yourself?
A:  I am an almost “thirty-something,” happily married, Jersey Girl – born and raised! For the past 6 years, however, I have become a traveling gypsy due to my husband’s career. Being a “baseball wife,” I have become a professional packer, a professional traveler, a professional mover, and for the second time in my life – a professional cheerleader! My very large and extremely close-nit family and my hysterical and fabulous beyond words group of girlfriends mean everything to me! Fashion and jewelry tak a close third in my world of obsessions!
Q:  Why Stella and Dot?
 A:  To be frank, two reasons… One, I was obsessed with Stella and Dot’s product, and I just wanted to be a “hobbyist” (receiving the discount)! Two, I couldn’t go to a baseball game 7 days a week anymore. I needed something for MYSELF, that I could do wherever we were located. I travel approx. 4-8 times a month (every month), and I have moved 19 times in the last 6 years (my husband has been with 7 different organizations). Needless to say, the “baseball life” is a very blessed lifestyle in certain aspects, but it is also an extremely uncertain and stressful lifestyle in many other aspects. Never in my wildest dreams when I signed up to become a Stella and Dot Stylist and to do something “just for me” did I think I would be finding the dream job of a lifetime. I started off doing this for “fun money.” In just a year and a half…I have triple promoted to Associate Director, I have a team with over 25 amazing ladies beside me, and my money is still super FUN…but, it is also paying the bills! Bonus points…their product just keeps getting better and better with each new line!
Q:  Why did you choose this particular bag to gift to one of my lucky readers?
A:  I wanted to feature our La Totale Tote in Espresso Ikat simply because I am completely smitten with this bag! From quality to functuality to style to price point…this tote is everything! I’m constantly being stopped on the street and even being asked, “is that Louis Vuitton?!”…I knew right away this bag was a showstopper! One of a kind. It doubles as a “mommy bag” for all of my lady friends with kiddos, it’s PERFECTION for traveling, and yet, it’s still super chic!


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67 responses to “STELLA & DOT: INTRO and GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Karen Horen says:

    Could use a new bag!

  2. Steph says:

    As a mom, it’s nice to have a ROOMY bag that I can stash all the kid things – but that looks pretty!

  3. heatherwalsh says:

    Love this! Need the convenience of size sometimes without sacrificing style!

  4. Ann says:

    Would love this cute bag

  5. Susan S says:

    this would be a great bag for the summer thanks

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  7. Trisaratops says:

    Messed up my login somehow–oops! Anyway, I am traveling lots this summer and could use a functional and stylish bag!

  8. Could always use a new bag – and love the tassel

  9. Beth says:

    I love this bag be ause it stylish yet roomy enough to tote my life arou d.

  10. I love Stella & Dot and want this bag-it is beautiful and stylish and would look great on my arm at BlogHer.

  11. First of all, I love your blog. Most of the fashion blogs out there are for young girls, so I appreciate one for 30something women! Second, I love this bag, which I think would be perfect for my work bag. I am always trying to find stylish yet functional bags, and this one looks perfect.

  12. Noelle says:

    I love all things Stella especially the bags line.

  13. Magsj says:

    Love this bag!


  14. Karen says:

    I’d totally turn that into a stylish diaper bag!

  15. Carrie says:

    That is an amazing tote! What’s not to love?!?!?

  16. Mindie says:

    Love the Bag!!!

  17. Audra Jahn says:

    Love the bag…and Stella and Dot!

  18. Julie Bouf says:

    I love the print and the size! Very classy looking!

  19. Jill says:

    I love that this bag is a print – yet neutral. I would use it for work. Thank you.

  20. this bag is simply amazing!! love it!

  21. Love that bag! I’m in 😉

  22. Alissa says:

    This bag is amazing, I need it!

  23. Love her story. Go girl! And she is right. The bag is everything. Enter me! Great post, girl. xx

    Tanya xx

    November Grey

    {My latest looks in Paris here and here!}

    {My three year old dresses me in Styled by Stella!}

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  24. I could honestly think of at least 50 ways I would LOVE to use this bag! LOVE it! Thanks for the chance

  25. Debra Lee says:

    I always carry my kindle and magazines and this looks so roomy!

  26. Anonymous says:

    LOVE this bag. Its so versatile. ~Joelle

  27. Teri says:

    Such a fun bag – I have two little boys and am always on the hunt for a big bag to fit everything I need for them, and me, in it!

  28. Jenner says:

    Very cute bag! Love Stella and Dot!

  29. TrishCF says:

    I love the pattern. It looks equally chic with jeans and a tee or with a flowy dress and heels. thank you for a great giveaway.

  30. Obsessed with this tote! Love the print!

  31. Ellen says:

    I love the color combo!
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  32. I love this bag! It would be perfect for my upcoming vacation!

  33. b.b. says:

    Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

  34. Dianne Hall says:

    The perfect size for a beach day! love it

  35. OBSESSED with bags. Kind of a problem! I love s&d as well!

  36. Courtney W says:

    Oh my gosh! This bag is beautiful!!!I could use it for so many things!!!

  37. GingerG says:

    Love it because it looks nice and roomy!

  38. It’s hot and Stella and Dot!!!

  39. Melissa says:

    I absolutely Stella and Dot!! And love her story too 🙂 This bag is so chic!! Would be a great addition to my wardrobe since all of my bags are black 🙂

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!!


  40. Kerri says:

    I love the size of it!

  41. Jenny M says:

    This tote looks like it could stylishly carry a lot of great stuff through the airport and onto the plane when we go away on trips!

  42. jno says:

    The print and color of this fabulous bag will go with everything! I would love to rock this bag with my CAbi cutest!

  43. MJ Moore says:

    It’s gorgeous! The size is perfect and the ikat print is amazingly versatile. Love it!


  44. I am a bag lady and never have enough, this bag is awesome

  45. Lisa says:

    Love your blog and the fashion inspiration you provide!

  46. Amy K says:

    Love your blog and the tote! Might be working with you soon through Bridgewater Commons 😉

  47. larissa says:

    First of all, this tote is GORGEOUS! Who wouldn’t want to be seen carrying it around?! I LOVE the smell of a brand new bag and the feeling of using it for the first time. Stella and Dot just keeps coming up with new great stuff, and would be the envy of my sisters and friends!

  48. Denise K says:

    wow! super stylish and super sized to carry all my PTO and other volunteer stuff in as i “tote”my boys around.

  49. L says:

    Great bag!!! And perfect for a mom on the go!

  50. Super cute and sassy!

  51. Julie M. says:

    Your friend is too photogenic! Both of your photos are stunning!

  52. Celeste says:

    I love that this tote is so stylish + roomy!


  53. Nikki says:

    I love big bags that are stylish! They’re perfect to take everywhere, especially travel and long trips, and everyone asks you about them!


  54. Courtney says:

    Love the pattern!

  55. jaylee says:

    I love the print of this bag! I need something big and pretty to lug around my stuff on the subway.

  56. Ginny says:

    I love the pattern of that bag!

  57. The pattern is so fun and I think it’ll transition well to fall!

  58. Michelle says:

    Love this bag!! Would be perfect fir all the extras ill need as a first time mom!

  59. So cute- I would love it 🙂

  60. Sheila says:

    I never leave the house without an oversized bag! This bag would be perfect with just about any outfit and occasion.

  61. Anonymous says:

    This bag would be perfect to store away my things while I’m out on the golf course! A fabulous bag!

  62. Veronica says:

    This is a super cute bag! I’m loving all of the items you’ve been posting from Stella and Dot.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Great bag for all seasons! Love my Stella and Dot jewelry pieces so I know this bag will be great! Stylish mom on go tote.