The 2017 Oscars Fashion Recap

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Photo Credit: Pop Sugar

The 2017 Oscars were an exciting year for the award show— and not just because of the historic blunder made by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (they received the wrong card and announced that La La Land had won Best Picture rather than Moonlight, the actual winner). This year’s show was also an exceptionally good one for fashion.

The Oscars are always one of the most exciting days of the year for fashion lovers. The dazzling array of designer gowns and jewels that walk down the Oscars red carpet don’t just create a beautiful show— these looks also set the tone for fashion for the upcoming year. Elegance abounded at the Oscars this year, with many stars choosing looks with a refined glamour.

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Photo Credit: Wenner Media

Neutral tones ruled the carpet this year, with neutral toned metallics leading the pack and black and white having major moments as well. Hidden Figures’ Janelle Monae had a standout look— she made almost every best-dressed list with her stunning Elie Saab black, white, and metallic dress. The night’s best actress winner Emma Stone also had a winning fashion moment. Her pale gold metallic Givenchy dress and elegant Tiffany & Co. drop earrings had critics saying she looked like the award she received.

Overall, bold, yet elegant jewelry was the major accessory trend this year. Bolder statement pieces like drop earrings, oversized chokers, and cuff-style earrings could be found on many stars.

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Photo Credit: Coveteur

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Photo Credit: Celebmafia

Drop earrings were everywhere on this year’s red carpet. Charlize Theron had some of the boldest earrings of the night with her Chopard stunners, and Emma Roberts showed off the subtle side of this look with her slimmer danglers.

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Photo Credit: Tom and Lorenzo

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Photo Credit: Wenner Media

Photo Credit: Wenner Media

Photo Credit: Wenner Media

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Photo Credit: Teen Vogue

Intricate stud earrings were also popular at the awards show, being worn by Karlie Kloss, Janelle Monae, and simpler studs being worn by Michelle Williams or Hailee Steinfeld. Studs are always a red carpet go to but they were particularly prominent this year because they pair so well with the oversized choker trend.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve listed the perfect DIY ideas for that special someone you have in your heart and mind. While some suggestions may be easier said than done, there are a few gift ideas out there for every person looking to surprise someone this Valentine’s. Let’s roll up those sleeves and pick out the ideal present for those who deserve a little something on the 14th.

Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs

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Not only is this gesture super cute and fun, it is also a very thoughtful gift because bath bombs are useful and versatile, everyone takes baths! Give your loved one some well-deserved “me time” with this decorative soap. These luxurious bath bombs can be made at home with simple ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, jojoba oil, food coloring, and any essential oil to the scent of your choosing. A mixing tool will also be needed to blend the ingredients, but overall, it is a rather simple process. Your beau will be in awe by your creativity and thoughtfulness.

Tree of Hearts

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This festive ode of love would definitely be the perfect table topper for the dining room table or kitchen. The process is fairly straight forward and requires the purchasing of a few faux branches, colored construction paper, twine, and of course a vase. The idea is to hang paper made hearts along the twigs in a decorative way. A 3-D heart can be made by cutting two hearts in half and tying them together with a piece of yarn or twine. Clip on birds can also be a great addition for aesthetic purposes. This is a much longer lasting and more effort-filled approach than flowers.

Initial Carving

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Bring out the inner young love with this Valentine’s Day idea. Find a relatively small piece of firewood or chopped bark and carve away at it. Carving a “you + me” heart with your initials, or a cute message are examples of what to showcase. Tools needed to create the engraved log can vary depending on your personal preference. A knife, woodburning tool, or stencil can all be used. This is really a romantic gesture that requires some handy work, which will have your partner all the more appreciative. It is also a gift that can have a long-term use, even after the special Holiday.

Heart-Shaped Jewelry Dish

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Let’s face it, the best gifts are the useful ones. Help clear the clutter for your girlfriend with a cute little catchall for her accessories. Of course, this can be found at selected jewelry stores, but they can also be handmade at a ceramics studio, such as Color Me Mine or at any arts & crafts store. Your loved one will be reminded of you with the everyday use of this gift.

Jewelry

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And of course, this is a “go-to” for anyone in a serious relationship or looking to surprise her with the more “finer things in life.” There’s always room in a girl’s closet for accessories and you can’t go wrong with diamonds. Diamond Studs is now offering a free diamond pendant (worth $150) with your purchase, along with other deals when you enter promo code “LOVE” at the end of your purchase. You can customize your own diamond pendant, diamond studs, or diamond ring to your liking. Show your partner your commitment with a gift that will last a lifetime.