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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.


 

 

 


Modern Haute Headwear Trends

Hats off to ladies who commission chic headwear as a nod to fab fashion, along with added protection from the sun on these long Summer afternoons.  The latest hats are ubiquitous in our favorite boutique scenes, with a style designed to be great on any mom!  Get hyped for our favorite hat pics:

Floppy

kate spade floppy hat

An Everyday Floral print is exactly what you need to add pizazz to a tank and capris.   Floppy hats are super-easy to don atop short or curly hairstyles, too.  Try the Ribbon Floppy Hat by Kate Spade New York, available at Bloomingdals.

Hat Knowledge Liven up jeans or a simple blazer and skirt by day; make flyaway hair look infinitely styled.  There’s a right hat for everything!

Cabbie- Cap Style

Denim Headwear is one of Summer’s best trends.  The visor-style brim of Selma Fisherman Jean’s Denim Hat is great for shielding eyes from sunny glare; the close-fitting cap is a must for humid hair days.  Available now at Singer22.


Straw Fedora

Oh Poppy! This beautiful creation of straw freshens your style with the tip of a hat.  Painted flowers liven up the Poppy Fields Fedora hat, available at Anthropologie


Where It’s OK to Wear Fashions with Bling

At Mamastyles, we cannot help but notice the abundance of shiny, studded sportswear drama taking place in our favorite boutiques.  In the past, we’ve covered a couple of ways to put on metallic and sequined apparel for day.  However, contemporary apparel’s newest studded denims and tops delves even further into the idea of Hollywood-style casuals — no matter where the Summer may lead!

These “blingy” styles are designed to wear..

..To the Carnival

joe's jeans bling denim shorts

“Bling, bling” Let comfort ring!

Quick and basic, these single-button denim shorts give you reason to stand out.  Put it on with your favorite graphic tee and look instantly glam.  Bling Denim Shorts by Joe’s Jeans, available at Shopbop.

.. Out to Dinner

parker sequin racerback dress

A racerback dress only looks high maintenance; great for Maternity wear!

Add a little fragrance, neutral platforms or heels and you’re dressed for a fantastic night ahead.  Sequin Racerback Dress by Parker can be altered after maternity.   Available at Piperlime

.. Wherever the Day Will Lead!

rebecca minkoff bag

Best-selling studded shoulder bag by Rebecca Minkoff works for toting lip gloss AND toddler toys.

Cross-body or clutch, this studded handbag is a fabulous addition to your everyday things.  Use it for easy access during adventurous trips or boat rides.  Rebecca Minkoff Studded Rocker bag in 3 colors, available now at Singer22.

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.

below the belt tassle belt

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.

turquoise heart belt melamed

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.

braided skinny belt banana republic

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!

 

badgley mischka fashion week rtw spring 2011

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.

gold studded matisse jada sanda

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.

 

 

Un-Mellow Yellow – Sunny Color Fashion & Gear

Yellow.. is a color evoked by light. Bring some hyped-up joy into your life by wearing pretty sun-kissed hues that bring out the brightness in you.  Don’t be afraid to put it on —  choose between deep and muted shades to best fit your hair and skin tones.

Blondes may find lighter pastel yellows more flattering than brights

Redheads will enjoy trying out sweet gold and honey shades

Brunettes can take their pick.  Any shade of yellow blends great with dark-hair!

If Dark Colored Clothes are more your thing, finish off an outfit with lively splashes of yellow on basic tanks.  Flourish with embroidered marigolds atop the Flourishing Stripes Tank by Pilcro.  $78 at Anthropologie.

 

 

marigolds tank anthropologie

Yellow embroidery blooms atop Summer stripes.

 

Easiest Dress You’ll Ever Wear and it’s under 60 bucks!  Dress this split-side maxi dress up with jackets and colorful stone jewels.  The fit is not too tight but not baggy — just perfect.  Yellow Easy Vest Maxi Dress at Topshop, $55.

 

yellow maxi dress topshop

This deep yellow dress is an ideal palette for tropical accessories.

 

A Daytime Clutch doubles as a fancy diaper bag; it comes complete with all the essential pockets and matching changing pad!  The Petunia Pickle Bottom Glazed Cross Town Diaper Clutch in an ultra mod print, Sunshine in Sardinia.  $89 at Nordstrom.

 

Petunia pickle diaper clutch nordstrom

The Petunia Pickle diaper clutch gets sunny!

 

 

 

Sophie Theallet for Nine West: Perfection of Pink and Tan

What makes the new collaboration between Nine West and French designer Sophie Theallet such perfection?  Complete with silken plaid prints, straw and satchels whose styles spell “Summer”, the collection  is not only gorgeous — it’s affordable!  Unlike many “mid-price” label collabs, Theallet’s pretty things all are priced under$100; stylish proof that a lady need not break the bank to get fabulous.  All styles are set for pre-order right now at Nine West.

Sophie Theallet for Nine West Tinna Platform

Tinna Platform as featured in People magazine, $99

rose multi double satchel nine west

Double duty - the Rose canvas satchel is charming.

It is no wonder how this Euro-American phenom has made her mark  as an authority in luxe bohemian style.   Winner of the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Award, Sophie Theallet’s excitingly colorful, yet gracious visions are a favorite of  style icons Anna Wintour and first lady Michelle Obama.

Mary heel stiletto nine west sophie theallet

The 5-inch Mary t-strap with ankle bow (also in pink plaid), $99

Sophie Thallet for Nine West is another all-American way to enjoy high-end fashion at a mere fractions of the cost of couture and pricey purses.

emma straw satchel sophie thallet nine west

Choose natural or black straw in the Emma Satchel with charms and silk lining, $69

 

 

The Nine West collection is another all-American way to enjoy high-end styles at a fraction of the cost of couture and pricey purses.

Gleam On! Metallic & Sequin Looks By Day

Spring fashion is not just about letting prints and colors burst — funky metallics are taking over!  Get ready to spend your days wearing stellar sequin tanks, skirts of lame with mirrorlike pleats and essential accessories that will brighten up matte fabrics like cotton or linen.

Dressing in gleam should enhance your outfit, not intimidate:  Pair these amazingly shiny looks with basic wardrobe staples such as blazers and jeans.

Elie tahari francesca skirt

Contrast glimmering fashions with everyday basics, like khaki. Elie Tahari S/S 2011 (above).

 

Basics Get Glam This loose-fitting tank top works great at a picnic, or a fantastic roller coaster ride.   Vintage Cotton Sequin Tank in 3 colors ($78), available at J. Crew.

 

A super sequined tank is great with capris.

 

The Skirt Every Woman Should Have Relive golden ages with a classic high waist and lame pleats that move as you walk.. sashay or dance!  Metallic Francesca Skirt by Elie Tahari ($398, shown above on the runway) at Shopbop.

 

Eli Tahari Francesca gold lame skirt

Workwear gets a lift!

 

It’s All in the Bag Tote this gorgeous patent bag to the beach or museum day playdates.   It holds a nice amount of toddler (and mom) essentials!  See by Chloe Sequined Patent Leather Tote ($225), available at Net-a-Porter.

see by chloe patent tote bag

Just throw it in the bag.