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Stackable Gemstone Ring Set Finds for Moms

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Jewelry is a special delight for women. With the right pairing of jewelry, a look can be beautifully elevated and add that extra sparkle to truly make an outfit shine. In fashion, you can easily layer on many stylish garments to achieve the individual look to express yourself. Layering however is not just for your clothing, currently it is very trendy to stack multiple rings on your fingers. Dainty rings on all levels of your fingers, or large ones or medium sized rings. Stackable rings create a unique look that we totally think is worth a try!

The exciting thing about the stackable rings trend is that you can explore so many options to see what you like. For a truly unique look, you can mix and match various types of metals such as gold, rose gold and silver. You can also add in your favorite gemstone rings, textured rings and rings of different shapes and colors to really make your style pop. Ultimately whatever your heart desires to wear, you can do it! This trend is really exciting because anything can go! However, it does have a gorgeous effect when the stackable rings are fairly cohesive. You can layer your whole hand or start small with just a few on your fingers. There are so many possibilities!

This is a wonderful style trend to explore as a mom, because it is quick and less fussy then attempting to style an outfit head to toe. With this look, figuring out what rings you want to wear for the day won’t take you much time at all. Stackable rings can be a fun way to explore your style preferences, especially in terms of jewelry. Maybe you will discover that you really are a rose gold lover, or maybe it is strictly silver rings for you. Or maybe you are a fan of stackable rings in every gemstone color that exists. Whatever your preference may be, we encourage you to try this new stylish jewelry trend!

Below we found some wonderful stackable ring sets for mothers everywhere. If you really want to go bold and expand your ring collection, the four finds below would all coordinate beautifully together! You could mix and match all of these rings seamlessly. At Mamastyles we have you covered when it comes to choosing style finds that are fashionable and on trend!

1 >> Topaz Quatro Ring Set, available at Sundance for $180

These four topaz rings set in sterling silver bands are quite stunning! They range of whole sizes from 5 to 9 and can be worn all at once or individually. Each band is unique with a different textures. They can also be coordinated to match various outfits. We find them so charming! The gorgeous stones are quality and this set seems built to last for many years.

2 >> Mixed Rings (Set of 3) available at Nordstrom for $26

These three nature inspired golden rings have branch like and leaf designs on them. They would be perfect paired with your nature inspired outfit. They come in size 7 and are made of glass and cubic zirconia. They are lovely and affordable!

3 >> Moonlight to Sunshine Rings set of 6 available at Sundance for $120

Two of the rings are made of sterling silver and the other four are made of 18k gold vermeil. They range in sizes of 5 to 9. This set is the perfect pair for the mamas who have a love for both types of metal, and want a staple that can be easily mixed and matched with other more complex stackable rings. This is also a great choice for the minimalism moms out there too!

4 >> Lucky Brand Two-Tone Organic Stone Stack Ring, available at Macy’s for $29

We love the engraved designs and tiny stones set in these mixed metal rings. The earthy natural tones of these rings allow them to match with anything. The details on each ring are exquisite. They would be great matched with a bohemian styled outfit! These come in size 7.

Which stackable ring find is your favorite? What do you think about the stackable ring trend, have you hopped on this trend yet?

Statement Necklaces to Shop For

Because sometimes, fashion speaks louder than words!

Mamstyles has rounded up some of the hottest bold statement necklaces that have made their way to the front row of retailers for Summer and Fall 2011-12.  Enjoy both couture-priced and affordable jewelry filled with precious metals, stones and shapes to fit the most style-conscious of moms.

The Unique: Golden Filigree

Nothing says “fun” like shiny golden glamor!  This stately (not heavy) Filigree Leaf Collar Necklace by Freedom is the mother’s newest answer to “bib” jewelry.  Available now at Topshop.

The Regal: Metal Fringe

A natural stone and no-fail metal links make this necklace a truly head-turning fashion.  Dress up a tunic or tee with the Nephi Fringe Necklace, available now at Free People.

nephi fringe necklace free people

 

The Sought-After: David Yurman Hidden Shop June

Embrace full-on luxury in links; shiny rodium and black ceramic adds drama to diamond pave for Summer’s most unforgettable statement.  Midnight Melange Link Necklace, available now at David Yurman.


 

 

 


Spring’s Best Belts – Accessories to Try Now

This Spring, cinch up in style with the prettiest, most wearable belt accessories!  Our favorite 70’s flares and dainty dress looks are transformed into new ensembles that look worthy of their own photo shoot.  Explore these exciting “statement piece” designer creations along with basic belts you can wear with just about anything.

Tip: Create contrast by pairing a thin leather belt with busy, printed pieces.

A Friendly Tassle Create an amazing look by combining this fun leather wrap belt with exquisite printed dresses you’ve seen featured on Mamastyles.   B-Low the Belt Skinny Tassel Belt comes in 5 colors, including black, purple and aqua.  $105 at Shopbop.

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Pair a simple tassel belt with exciting prints.

 

Turquoise Hearts have it made on gorgeous brown Italian-made leather. 2-inch thick Turquoise Heart Belt by Melamed, on sale now at Saks.

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Hearts have it.

 

Braids and Beads adorn this unique essential in leather with hardware buckle and simple beads woven within.  Just enough decoration to keep an outfit chic, not jingly.  Leather Skinny Braided Belt with Beads in 3 color combos, $45  at Banana Republic.

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Braided classics get a twist with trendy beads!

 

Bedazzled! Beaded Apparel and Accessories We Need Now

When it comes to stones and beading in fashion, less is very often more.  All it takes is a sprinkle of shimmery pipe beads and semiprecious crystals and stones to take any outfit from plain to exquisite.   Spring 2011 runways were full of this type of casual glam — bedazzled fashions that make any mother shine like the star that she is!

 

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Embellished pieces added glitz to the Badgley Mischka runway during New York Fashion Week Spring 2011

Avoid Looking Overdazzled by choosing one piece of beaded or gemstone apparel in the form of classic pieces like a basic black dress.

 

tbags beaded applique maxi dress black

T-Bags Beaded Applique Maxi Dress flaunts your jewels with a unique look and racerback bodice.  Awesome for evening affairs!  $242 at Saks.

Studded Gold Metal adorns footwear, making  basic flats something to be worn with shorts and silk dresses.  Add instant excitement to your pedicure with Matisse Jada Sandals in Gold; $100.95 at Zappos.

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Be the Queen of the Nile -- or sandbox.

 

A Crystallized Cuff is everything you need to show off a wrist of glamor.  Pretty as a peacock, this feather-design bracelet is perfect with solid color dresses, khakis and/or a neutral t-shirt.  Crystal Plume Cuff bracelet, $85 at J. Crew.

crystal plume cuff bracelet j crew

Crystals make glam happen.

 

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

 

Time is of the essence — Mother’s Day is  just 2 1/2 days away!

Stay out of that cheesy gift shop and don’t even think about hitting random clearance racks (save that for after M-day).  These Mother’s Day gift ideas (available now in department stores and their respective boutiques) will keep any maternal figure smiling and looking great, now and always.

Tiffany & Co.  Under $150

In a Word, Mom Simple luxury is something she’ll never forget.. plus it’s affordable enough to buy an extra one for yourself!  Sterling Silver Mom Heart Tag ($130 with chain, $80 without) at Tiffany & Co.

mom heart tag silver tiffany & co

Mom gave you her heart; now give her Tiffany's.

 

Everyday Muse

To the Museum We Go this beautifully artistic tote in floral is reminiscent of your very first watercolor painting.  Silvery metallic leather trims the carry-all Madison Floral Print Maggie Shoulder Bag ($298) at Coach.

 

Madison Maggie floral shoulder bag coach

Mom and the Maggie Impressionist Print Bag at Coach.

 

Summer Specs

Add a Little McQueen to her eyewear wardrobe from the fashion house that is fit for modern-day princesses and queens.   Two color choices in the retro-inspired Round Etched Frame Sunglasses by Alexander McQueen.  $325 each at Bloomingdales.

 

alexander mcqueen round etched frame sunglasses

Fit for your Queen.

 

 

It’s A Boy For Rachel Zoe! + Spring/Summer Fashion Picks

Blogs began ringing around the globe (and internet) on March 24 in Los Angeles — celebrity stylist and reality TV star Rachel Zoe and husband/business partner Rodger Berman welcomed a healthy 6 pound, 12-ounce baby boy into their famous family!

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Zoe apparently went into labor the day before (rumors were unconfirmed by her public relations) and gave birth to the undoubtedly beautiful Skyler Morrison Berman, whose middle name might honor Doors lead singer Jim Morrison.  The new parents announced in a statement that “Mom and Dad ‘LITERALLY’ could not be happier or more in love with their son!”  Best wishes!

While baby Skyler is indeed expected to be displayed as one of the most fashionable little boys ever made, The Zoe Report’s Bright Ideas bring into the light some highly necessary pieces to add to our own budding wardrobes for Spring.  Even denim jeans ‘spring’ to life with wonderous bursts of head-turning color:

DKNY ruffled blouse

It's OK to get ruffled.

Many versions of ruffled blouses will be seen in optimistic shades.  This stretchy v-neck version by DKNY.

J Brand color jeans

Kickin' in color.

Think you can’t pull of the hues of these skinny jeans by J Brand?   Yes, you can!  Pair with a white t-shirt or coordinating tunic in one of Spring’s high-energy prints.  Mid-rise stretch jeans at Singer22.

ancient stone pendant free people

Inspired by ancient art.

Rachel suggests a “statement necklace” bearing the season’s prettiest colors.  Try the  Ancient Stone Pendant in 3 natural shades and a mere $28; available at Free People.

Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

The news this morning as been ringing ’round the world via publications and social networking.  Diamond-clad beauty Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning in Los Angeles.  Actress, AIDS philanthropist and great-grandmother, Taylor remained the ultimate “It” girl through every decade.  The child star turned outspoken legend possessed a  spirit that made her a pioneer understood by women of  any social class.

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"I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage."

The Career The violet-eyed beauty became the first actress to earn a $1 million dollars for her leading role in 1963’s Cleopatra.  Her many future roles would be played opposite her future husbands, including Eddie Fisher and Tim Burton.   A two-time Academy Award winner for “Best Actress”, Taylor’s legacy includes renowned films, theater, soap opera and modern comedy appearances.

“Big Girls Need Big Diamonds”

Ms. Taylor’s penchant for jewels was aided by Burton, inspiring unforgettable designs such as the 69-carat Burton-Taylor Diamond, purchased by Burton during their famous marriage.   A fan of fine emeralds and white diamonds, she designed a collection for Piranesi as well as a costume jewelry collection for Avon.   Her signature fragrance White Diamonds remains one of the best-selling celebrity designer fragrances to date.

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The Jewlery Conoisseur And Author Of Bestseller "My Love Affair With Diamonds" Died Today Of Heart Failure.

The Family

Married 7 times, Elizabeth Taylor leaves behind four children (2 sons, 2 daughters), ten grandchildren and four great-grand children.

Non-Boring Contemporary & Maternity Work Styles

If your other job (besides being Mom) is located in a business environment, chances are you’re constantly seeking styles that look great, are affordable enough and produce a nice margin of comfort.  Below are feminine trousers and must-have dresses for Spring, fusing style with office-friendly wear at Topshop.  Each piece is under $100!

Maternity Look Pair this light-as-a-feather blouse with a maternity cami or tank underneath for more than appropriate workwear.  Contrast its flowy cut with a textured pencil skirt fashioned with an elastic waist.  Maternity Feather Print Open Back Blouse ($70) and Ottman Bodycon Skirt ($50) at Topshop.

Maternity feather print blouse topshop

This light blouse is a great look out of the office, too.

Camel skirt topshop

Sexy, yet office-appropriate.

Weekdays To Casual Friday

A cream-colored Springtime dress doubles as a tunic with trousers; buy a size up for maternity wear.  Contrast Bow Dress by Rare ($98) and Jet Pocket Trousers (available in regular and maternity sizes).  Both pieces available at Topshop.

Bow tie dress by Rare Topshop

A dress or tunic top.

Jet pocket trouser topshop

The perfect black trouser.

Stylize what you already own to create happening new daytime designs:

  • Sleeveless silk shells – Pair a printed jacket with a solid color underneath, or vice versa.
  • Tie a wrap or shawl in a light fabric over a simple tank or tee for a glam look that’s undercover casua (and allows you to move freely during work).
  • Snazz up a button-down shirt by wearing the first few buttons open, filling in the gap with dazzling stone necklaces (like the layered seashell style below at Topshop).

Shell layer necklace chain Topshop


Hot Mamas In Color At The Oscars 2011

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards gleamed as Hollywood’s finest moms walked the red carpet in a sea of ultra-hot series of color.  From Audrey Hepburn-style couture worn by Reese Witherspoon to vampy sequin siren Penelope Cruz,  this year’s Oscar dresses opened our eyes to a few striking lessons in glamor.

Reese Witherspoon In Armani Prive

Reese Witherspoon Oscars 2011

When the  dazzling actress is not presenting the Academy Award for Best Actor to Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech), Reese dedicates her time to daughter Ava, 11 and son Deacon, 7.   Ms. Witherspoon is amongst the night’s best dressed, contrasting her black and white gown with a jewelry hit:  Green gemstone drop earrings by Neil Lane.

Rhea Durham in Naheem Khan

Jewels on a 2-piece dress.

via InStyle

The breathtaking model graced the red carpet with yet another outstanding achievement: A 2-piece dress consisting of a floral jeweled bodice and carefully draped skirt in cherry red.  Durham has 4 children with husband and Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (pictured above).

Penelope Cruz in L’Wren Scott

It is a beautiful time for the actress and mother to newborn son Leo, who received rave reviews for her postpartum body skimmed by ravishing red sequins.  She entered the scene holding hands with her husband, Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem.




Vintage-Look Accessories Under $70

Where art thou, Cameo?

As mothers, a touch of nostalgic jewelry helps us to reminisce aboutthe dress-up fantasies we may have fulfilled in decades past.  Contemporary collections of “new vintage” relive the look of high-fashion periods at a very nice price.   Daughters will love trying on these new pearl, chain and cameo looks from Juliet & Company and Banana Republic.

At top: Cameos and Hardware make these simple drop earrings graceful, but edgy with both dresses and jeans.  2-inch long Gold Plated Cameo Earrings by Juliet & Company, $36.  Available at Shopbop.

Inspiration: Ancient Renaissance and Victorian eras

Silken Ties bind this lovely multi-knot necklace to create a dazzling appearance with hematite and precious metals.  Sailor’s Knot Necklace, $69.50.  Available at Banana Republic.

Inspiration: Cultural macrame artwork

Golden Strands of pearls make this multi-strand bracelet a winner for any time of day or night.  Feel instantly glamorous with a classic haute fashion look.  Juliet & Company Runway Multi Strand Bracelet in yellow or black gold plate, $36.  Available at Shopbop.

Inspirations: Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Obama

Runway-worthy pearls are the "it" look for Spring.