Day in the Life: Blythe Harris of Stella & Dot - Glam

Day in the Life: Blythe Harris of Stella & Dot

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There's something perfectly romantic about working in jewelry design, especially when the styles produced are as dreamy as the baubles of Stella & Dot. This fantasy world gets to be Blythe Harris's daily reality. The mother of two and the brand's Chief Creative Officer and Co-Creator works with her teams in Sausalito and New York to bring us the stunning (and affordable!) Stella & Dot collections we've so fallen in love with. Her inspiration comes from travel, study, experience, and personal creativity, all which worked in launching a sister brand to Stella & Dot in 2014 called KEEP Collective (we at Glam are already fans). Here's how she does it:

6:00 a.m.

Wake up.

6:15 a.m.

Do a 5-minute meditation before starting my day.

6:30 a.m.

Wake up the kids, Freddie (my youngest son) and Olive (my daughter)

7:00 a.m.

Cook breakfast and get Freddie and Olive dressed for school, which takes quite a while now that they are very discerning about their outfits (wonder where they get that from)??

8:00 a.m.

Leave for the office. I park the car facing the right direction so it is very easy to get out in the morning!

8:30 a.m.

Stop at Equator coffee on the way into the office (some days I grab lunch here for later on).

9:00 a.m.

Get into the Sausalito Design Studio and go straight to a priority setting meeting which gives the team a “view of the week.

10:30 a.m.

Creative review with the New York Design Team.

11:00 p.m.

One-on-ones with a team member in Sausalito. Since our office is located right on the water in a marina, we typically step outside, walk around and brainstorm.

12:00 p.m.

Eat lunch at my desk while catching up on email or, on the rare occasion that I have time to step out, I will visit Chino in Sausalito for lunch and a latte.

1:30 p.m.

Weekly creative review with the team, talk about upcoming seasons, silhouettes, trend and color research.

2:00 p.m.

Brainstorm hour! This is the time I sit down to sketch and flesh ideas out. I love to hike and sometimes I will use this hour to take the team outside of the office. Brainstorming in a natural setting really eliminates the every day office distractions.

3:15 p.m.

Executive team meetings, or a check in with our CEO & Founder, Jessica Herrin

4:00 p.m.

Review production issues/quality issues. Problem-solving time..

6:00 p.m.

Head home, or every-other week I love to grab dinner and a drink with my dear friend Serena (of Serena and Lily). We typically go to Sushi Ran or Le Garage, which are both conveniently located in Sausalito.

8:00 p.m.

Start to put the kids down to bed and get back on email.

10:00 p.m.

Watch an episode of Mad Men with my husband and then head to bed.