Now Trending: The Slip Dress 

Leave it to 2016 to transform the slip dress into, well, something other than a slip dress. Many of us have considered wearing a slip dress for a night out, but we always doubted it, right? Designers this year have completely revolutionized the classic slip dress and we are oh so excited about it! Recently we’ve seen more of this trendy look on the runway, on celebrities, and in stores and not just as a slip to wear under a dress or to bed. Below, see the best ways the slip dress can be worn along with some bling to go with it.

The slip dress at DKNY Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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The slip dress we saw at the runways of DKNY, were anything, but typical.  This dress became reinvented with intricate cuts creating geometric designs and a few inches added to the hemline for extra drama.   The edginess of this slip dress requires classic accessories to create a perfect balance.  Go with a pair of classic diamond stud earrings and a diamond pendant, such as the ones pictured above from Diamondstuds.com.

The leather slip dress at Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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Another reinvention of the slip dress, Alexander Wang nailed it with his choice of fabric.  Straying away from silk and switching it up to leather, this outfit is perfect for a rockstar kind of night.  Adding a pop of color to this all black look is the direction we’re going in.  These blue diamond studs are the perfect shade to still stay punk rock.  The black halo diamond pendant adds subtle bling without taking away from the drama of the dress.

The slip dress at Narciso Rodriguez Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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Okay, we’re completely gushing over this slip dress. Although this dress is from his Fall/Winter collection we believe it could easily be worn in spring. When we think of a spring dress, we think less sultry and more girly (florals, bright colors, etc.) However, from the color to the cut, Narcisso managed to make a dress perfect for spring while still keeping it sexy.  This look is perfect for day or night.  Stay in trend with rose gold accents like these diamond halo rose gold stud earrings and princess cut diamond pendant.

The slip dress at The Row Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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This look combines two trends into one.  The slip dress meets spring’s most romantic trend: ruffles.  Both trends are toned down to fit harmoniously on one piece.  The ashy color of this dress also makes this look completely contemporary.  Pair this with dangle diamond earrings to compliment its length and a classic solitaire ring for effortless chic.

The graphic slip dress at Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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Last but not least, we’ve come to the patterned slip dress.  Checkered patterns are a classic and an all time favorite! We love it even more thanks to the combination of both, the slip dress and checkers, which make this look completely modernized.   Hitting just below the knees, the added length breathes fresh life into this look.  Black diamonds are all that are missing for this outfit to be complete.  This black diamond solitaire ring and dancing stone necklace make for the perfect final touches to this revolutionized dress!

Spring Trends to Start Wearing Now 

Although winter is still upon us, spring seems to be the runway’s favorite fashion season. With the weather at it’s best, it’s easy to wear what your heart desires without regretting it throughout the day. This year’s spring runway shows kept us on our toes with our favorite fashion trends and combinations. Looking for an idea? Check out the outfit combinations, jewelry and all, we have put together below.

Tailored Lace

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This look tackles two trends and seamlessly ties them together. The blazer adds a sharp tomboy edge where as the lace-like blouse underneath keeps it feminine. It’s versatility allows it to be worn to a business meeting or a casual day out. You can dress this outfit up with a pair of simple studs and a pendant necklace to keep it classy but not over the top.

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Slouchy Pants

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Who doesn’t love wide-leg trousers? They’re trendy, comfortable, and flatter a vast amount of body types. Create a balance with slouchy pants like the pair above, with a dressier top or knit to make it suitable for the winter time. Pair this look with gold cluster earrings and a gold oval diamond solitaire ring to make it more girly.

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Knitwear

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We see knitwear being worn throughout the year. However, colors, textures and looks change by season. Pair your knit top, cardigan, scarf, or whatever it may be with a leather skirt, a pair of jeans, or trousers. And obviously, throw on some bling to dress it up (the black and white diamond studs are one of our favorites).

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Exposed Shoulders

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Have you noticed the shoulder cutouts or off the shoulder looks girls are rocking right now? Don’t miss out because this look is super sexy and definitely trending. Pair a similar outfit with a pendant and a pair of earrings.

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Micro Pleats

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We’ve seen pleats throughout the years, but it’s come back into style. Pretty exciting, huh? Pleats are awesome for many reasons but one of them being that they look good no matter what your body shape is. Pleats have a dressier look so pairing it with fancier jewelry, such as the diamond dangle earrings featured below, is the way to go.

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Taking a Closer Look at Mariah Carey’s Stunning Engagement Ring 

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Congratulations to Mariah Carey and James Packer!

The Grammy winner and Australian businessman are now engaged after a whirlwind romance. The two dated for less than a year when Packer decided to pop the question in her New York hometown.

Packer presented her with what can only be described as an utterly jaw-dropping 35 carat diamond ring.

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British fine jeweler, David Marshall of David Marshall London told MailOnline on Friday that the ring could be worth as much as $7.5m. He explained that the stone appears to be an Emerald cut and if it is a D flawless, it will be in the region of $5m just for the stone at cost price.

In addition to its carat size, the diamond is flanked by baguettes all set in platinum. As a sentimental touch, part of the band was left bare for a future inscription from Packer.

Now, who was responsible for this gorgeous ring? Mariah’s long time pal and jewelry designer, Wilfredo Rosado, is the man! Wilfredo told Vogue, “She obviously has a strong point of view about what she likes. We have the same taste, and when it came down to it, I really wanted to create something for her that was about new beginnings.” Rosado also admits it was “the most challenging piece of jewelry I’ve ever designed.”

This ring deserves to be shown off. Keep it up Mariah!

How Much Are Two Carat Diamond Stud Earrings

Depending on the cut and overall craft of an earring, the pricing of two carat studs range between a hefty interval. The differing finishes offer a variety of styles, metal colors, and karat weights. There’s a perfect stud for every woman, so let’s take a look!

Round Diamond Studs

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This 14 karat white gold set is a classic go-to for the ladies. The 4-prong basket setting is simply designed for your liking. These earrings are simple and thus easy to pair with other accessories.

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For those with a tighter budget, these similar-looking 14 karat studs in white gold will please your inner fashionista and your wallet. There’s really nothing to lose.

Princess Diamond Studs

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With such a high retail price, one can only expect the highest amount of quality. Get your bang for your buck with these 14k white gold dazzles that will have you feeling like a queen.

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For the more affordable route, these statement earrings, resembling the ones previously mentioned, will go great for any special event. Sparkle and shine in these 14k white gold studs.

Cushion Diamond Studs

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Also known as “pillow-cut”, this square shaped finish is a timeless look that does glamour with a modern edge. There is much to expect with the market value of these brilliant earrings, set in 14k white gold.

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These white gold studs with 14 karats are also a great buy for those contemporary enthusiasts on a budget. This cut is strikingly beautiful underneath a light’s reflection.

Oval Diamond Studs

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Be different and unique with these 14k white gold oval studs. They are the perfect pair to match with an oval shaped ring.

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For a standout look with an outstanding price, this oval-shaped pair in 14k white gold will definitely make-do. Shifting away from old-time classics, these lengthy earrings will leave a lasting impression.

These featured earrings are also available in 14k yellow and rose gold, as well as 18k white gold, yellow gold, and platinum. We’re confident that with our vast amount of choices, you will find the most ideal pair that suits your style.