Choosing the Best Areas For Diamond Jewelry

Show someone you adore and value them together with jewelry and also watches obtained online, from your department retailer, a jeweler or even a consignment go shopping.

For on the web browsing, you should check Shop NBC to get reasonably costed items coming from Carrera, Seiko, Bulova, Croton, Gucci, Draw Heuer, Movado plus more. The site is straightforward to navigate as soon as you go through the “watches” loss, you can easily narrow the search simply by gender. Inside of gender, it is possible to narrow that down by form of strap, value, brand and also style, making it easy and quick to locate what you might be specifically trying to find.

You also can choose the particular “sorting” function to prepare the things by value, newest designs or leading sellers. In case you are unsure, just browse within your desired budget range or browse the new arrivals and also best bargains sections regarding ideas. There’s numerous items beneath $200 at the same time. Shopping regarding jewelry and also watches can be a breeze together with Shop NBC!

stock will be another great site regarding online diamond jewelry and timepieces browsing. Most things are 1/2 value and appear directly from your manufacturer. Get yourself a 10-karat, 1/2ct stone tennis diamond for $219 or even a Movado girls black Vintage Museum watch for $424.

Shipping is $2. 92 per buy, there’s a great online finest price guarantee and yourself have the choice of acquiring extended warranties from the site. Many individuals also just like their “Bill Myself Later” alternative where there isn’t any payment specifications for half a year.

Sometimes you need to run in to a store and select jewelry and also watches right then and there. Whether you are looking for jewelry timepieces or sports activity watches, you will find reasonable options and prices in the department retailer. Macy’s, Sears and also Bloomingdales bring many artist brands and you may even view their sites beforehand to have an notion of what’s supplied.

Zales, Kays and also Littman Jewelers come in many cities throughout the US and concentrate on diamond-studded diamond jewelry and timepieces, so you can actually find one thing elegant but relatively low-cost, rather than all-around low-cost. For the particular rich and also famous, Tiffany and also Co presents jewelry and also watches inside the thousands to the very special event where you might be set to be able to impress.

If however you be trying to find a fresh one, don’t rely on any on the web retailer or even a stand on the mall. There are merely three retailers in United states carrying traditional watches (in New york, Toronto and also Mexico City), thus buyer be mindful!

What concerning used or perhaps pre-owned diamond jewelry and timepieces? They say the value of your watch depreciates the minute you obtain it, just like an vehicle yet, a pre-owned or perhaps used a single (or other good quality brand) might be a better acquire. The identical rings correct for gemstones.

The particular person you’re getting for won’t know the item continues to be pre-owned and if you learn a honest jeweler marketing used things, they will provide you with a full 1 to 2 year warrant and forms guaranteeing authenticity. For most shoppers, used or perhaps pre-owned diamond jewelry and watches can be a matter regarding sensible purchasing.
Dealers differ from city to be able to city, yet you’re possibly better away from visiting any jeweler, as opposed to making any hefty purchase online.

To show that special someone you really like them, consider diamond jewelry and watches to your next key gift. While that generally requires a small amount of forethought, organizing, budgeting and also research, your beloved will definitely appreciate the thoughtfulness and also generosity!

It is a gift proven fact that not simply lasts a very long time, but may possibly also last many lifetimes, getting handed down from technology to generation being a keepsake.

Melissa McCarthy plans to develop a clothing line

Actress Melissa McCarthy is going to be entering the fashion world. With her name now linked to side-splitting comedy, the excitement cannot be contained with her announcement of creating a clothing line.

The cover model of this month’s, Redbook, McCarthy explains why she decided to develop a collection:

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”

McCarthy was a clothing and textiles student at Southern Illinois University. She dropped out to pursue comedy. The interest in pursuing fashion took to the back burner as her acting career took off. In 2011, she had plans to take on a fashion line with her Emmy’s gown designer Daniella Pearl, but her acting career continued to explode.

Melissa’s on the cover of the current issue of Redbook, out in newsstands today. Let’s hope she lets out a bit more about her fashion endeavor!

#OMG Style: Everyday Low Prices on Summer Style at Family Dollar

Want stylish and affordable fashion this summer? Well my BFF, celebrity style guru and StyleMakers co-founder Debra Ginyard was up for the challenge to find fashionable duds with low prices at Family Dollar. Debra has worked with celebrities such as Beyonce, Queen Latifah, and Lauryn Hill just to name a few so it was only right that we bring some celebrity style to our Family Dollar fabulistas! Finding the right clothes to fit your needs for the summer can be simple for when you’re traveling, hitting the beach or just lounging with friends. Keeping up with the latest fashion trends can be fun by incorporating bold colors, vibrant prints and accessories galore! I teamed up with my fashion partner in crime to create looks that will sure to make your summer budget friendly and fabulous!

Celebrity Stylist & StyleMakers.TV Fashion Blogger Debra Ginyard wearing a Mix &Co. Bib Necklace ($3.00)

Our model, Slyvia Grant looks ready for her flight to anywhere with this travel friendly look. This stylish summer outfit can take her from poolside to a casual stroll on the beach to an exotic summer retreat. Debra chose the Family Dollar Multi Chevron Hi-Lo Dress ($12.50) and added bold colored accessories like the Mix & Co. Jewelry Scarf in Turquoise ($5.00) and the Mix & Co. Crossed Strap Wedge Sandal ($8.00) and a Large Straw Hat ($4.00) and completed the look with the Family Dollar Gold Trimmed Aviator Shaped Sunglasses ($6.00) and Mix & Co. Earrings Set ($2.00) This entire outfit cost about $40!!!

Here’s a Family Dollar + StyleMakers Style Tip: Dress up a plain straw hat by adding on other cool accessories to make it pop…try the Distinctly Basics by Rachael Rose Head Wraps ($3.00) and Distinctly Basics Flowers Accent Hair Clip ($1.00)

The most popular go to summertime gear is shorts and a tank top. Why not shake up an ole classic look with color and unique embellishments. Debra says, “I love pairing simple and basic looking shorts with pieces that are fun, colorful and have a stand out feature, like tank tops with ruffles.” Our model is wearing, the Mix & Co. Khaki White Stripe Woven Short with Cuff ($8.00) paired with a Family Dollar Coral Ruffle Crotchet Tank Top ($9.00). Add vibrant hued accessories like the Mix & Co. Necklace set ($3.00), Modesa Flower Pin ($1.00), Mix and Co. Bracelet ($2.00). Complete the look with a Family Dollar Ruched Hobo Bag ($8.00) and Family Dollar Flip Flops ($1.00).

Here’s a Family Dollar + StyleMakers Style Tip: For instant summer style, pull hair into a chignon or bun and pop a faux flower in your hair giving you an exotic look. We used the Modesa Flower Pin in Fuschia ($1.00)

Stay cool as you rock out the latest trend of Aztec prints and a flash of bright color from the Family Dollar clothing collection. Playing it safe with prints, patterns and color is so last century!!! LOL…its time to take risks with your fashion, make a statement with this look. Debra took two different prints, added some color and made it work for a fun day out with friends or just out exploring new ways to enjoy your city. She was inspired by the 80′s glam and rocker chic style and added a modern twist. Start with the Family Dollar Scoop Neck Graphic Print Blouse ($8.00) and pair with Family Dollar Print Stretch Leggings ($6.00). Add color to the mix with the Mix & Co. Necklace Set ($3.00), Mix & Co. Headwrap in Silver ($2.00), Mix & Co. Earrings ($2.00) and Mix & Co. Tom Tom Flats (8.00) Debra says, “This look is easy to obtain. Just grab a top with your favorite print and a similar size print on the bottom, be sure to stay with like colors when trying to achieve this look.”

Here’s a Family Dollar + StyleMakers Style Tip: The black + white trend is still hot and super easy to pull off on almost anyone. Opt for prints instead of stripes with this trend. Add a splash of color where you can like with your shoes, handbags, sunglasses or jewelry. Check out these items Family Dollar Silver Trimmed Sunglasses ($6.00) an the Family Dollar Ruched Hobo Bag ($8.00)

Keep it sexy and cool for the summer with this effortless look! Transform you summer days and nights with a look that can be worn while strolling the beach or attending a hot summer party. Get all the attention this summer with the Mix & Co. Tribal Lampshade Maxi Dress ($12.50) and Mix & Co. Crossed Strap Wedge Sandal ($8.00) Keep the accessories feminine and pretty with the Mix & Co. Gold Earring Set ($2.00), Mix & Co. Stone Stretch Bracelet ($1.00), Mix & Co. Bracelet Band ($2.00) and add some romance with a Flower Accent Hair Clip by Mix & Co. ($1.00) and Distinctly Basics Hair Wraps 3pc ($3.00)

Here’s a Family Dollar + StyleMakers Style Tip: Want to stay cool and effortlessly chic in the summer? Just invest in long flowing dresses that almost any body type and size can wear. Throw your favorite pair of sandals on and you’ll be set for the summer!

Want to score a $25 Family Dollar Gift Card?! Follow @myfamilydollar @stylemakerstv and tell us your favorite low-priced fashion item at Family Dollar to win! Use the hashtag #FDFabFashion. Every month, you can check out beauty & style bloggers Nicole Williams & Debra Ginyard of StyleMakers.TV on the Family Dollar blog for beauty, style and shopping savings tips at Family Dollar!

Special Thanks: Sylvia Grant of StyleMakers Models, L.A. Colors Cosmetics, Covergirl. All Makeup Looks provided by Nicole Williams of

By Nicole Williams of StyleMakers.TV


Kourtney Kardashian: Best dressed moments

Kourtney Mary Kardashian, 35, is the eldest sister of the Kardashian clan and must I say the best dressed.

The University of Phoenix graduate may not have pursued her Theatre Arts career, but she has started the modern fashionista boutique “Dash” with her two younger sisters Khloe Kardashian and of course Kim Kardashian.

Kourtney has flown a little under the radar while her sisters have outrageously shocked us with their every move in the tabloids.

With Khloe’s bluntness and Kim’s assets, Kourtney is the business minded sister that has been more focused on her clothing store and the line “Kardashian Kids” as well as her family with Scott Disick, 31.

After giving birth to two fabulous children Mason and Penelope, Kourtney has held tightly on to her sexiness and her effortless sense of style.

Mason’s mom has a conservative mindset and loves pants suits and dresses that do not reveal too much unlike her sisters.

Kourtney pieces together ordinary clothing and adds an elegant modern twist to them with her unique accessories and make up.

Kourt may be called “emotionless” on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” by her sisters but her style expresses her feelings clearly.

Check out the slideshow of Kourtney’s best dressed moments.

Lash Loft touches down in Deep Ellum to an “eye”-deally promising location

With just a bat of an eye, Lash Loft held its grand opening soiree and opened its doors to a fashionably savvy crowd at its Deep Ellum location on March 13, 2014. The trendy and posh location sits at the corner of Commerce and Main in an area that is experiencing tremendous growth and development and which promises much success and profitability for the future of the newly opened lash extension boutique.

Some of Dallas’ “best dressed” were in the building including popular fashion blogger, Cris Zaragoza of My Fashion Juice and race car driver cutie George Jackson. Guests indulged in precious caviar, champagne cocktails and chocolate covered strawberries while enjoying the plush interior of the newly designed loft.

The Lash Loft promises to be the leading location in the Deep Ellum district for eyelash extensions. From silk to synthetic extensions, the Lash Loft’s certified eyelash technicians are sure to make believers out of anyone who sets foot within its doors. Prices range anywhere from $250 and up for a full set, with touch-up pricing beginning at $25. Feeling diva-esque? Add an additional $50 to any service for a Lash Loft house call where you can get the same relaxing and expert lash experience without leaving the comfort of your own home.

With eyelash extensions being all the rage in the beauty industry right now, the Lash Loft is definitely going to make its mark in Dallas as one of the elite locations for eyelash extension services.

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott found dead in Chelsea apartment

Long time girlfriend of Mick Jagger and fashion designer, L’Wren Scott’s body was found this morning by her assistant inside her swanky Chelsea apartment. My police insider who arrived first on the scene, said the former model hung herself, using a scarf on a doorknob. There was no sign of foul play and a suicide note was not found. An ipad was found, but as of right now doesn’t seemed to give any information to why the designer wanted to end her posh life. Scott’s body was taken away this afternoon by the medical examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Fran Curtis, the Rolling Stones publicist and spokesperson told USA Today that Mick Jagger is “completely shocked and devastated by the news. The two had a 10 year courtship.

L’Wren Scott was an Utah mormon, before meeting photographer Bruce Weber and becoming a model. She then became a successful stylist and fashion designer dressing Hollywood royalty like Nicole Kidman and the first lady Michelle Obama. Just last year the high end designer collaborated with Banana Republic for a line of affordable fancy frocks.

An hour after her body was found a Thank you tweet from her twitter handle (@Lwrenscott) went out to wardrobe stylist Jill Ohanneson, which means her social media team still didn’t know of her passing.

L’Wren Scott found Dead in NYC Apartment

It seems that suicide has taken another life, yesterday Monday March 17th, L’Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment in New York City.

Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. her assistant arrived at L’Wren’s apartment and found her dead hanging from a door knob. She immediately called the police and an autopsy will later determine the cause of death. There was no sign or forced entry. The assistant had received a text message from L’Wren saying to “come by”.

Scott is not only known for her fashion and earlier modeling career but also as the girlfriend to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for over a decade. Scott has dressed celebrities such as Madonna, and has also created many of Mick Jagger’s stage looks for The Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour.

L’Wren Scott also launched a line for Banana Republic which came out late last year. Her clothing was more high fashion then ready to wear but took the opportunity to create classic and fun and elegant looks for Banana Republic.

On hearing the news Mick Jagger was devastated and the band has since cancelled their show tomorrow night March 19th in Perth.

It is always sad to see suicide take a life and especially in our design community. L’Wren Scott will be deeply missed and all of our thoughts are with her family and friends.

How to Lose the Pear Shape Figure

Someone with a “pear shape” carries extra weight around the hips. A study at the Children’s Hospital in Boston found that pear-shaped individuals have lower levels of insulin than individuals who carry extra weight around their abdomens (“apple shape”). What this means is good news for the pear-shaped: they can lose weight both through restricted fats and restricted carbohydrates. However, while losing weight around the hips is easier, making a plan and sticking to it is key.


  1. Eat fewer fats and simple carbohydrates. Instead, eat lean foods, including chicken, turkey and fish, as well as slow-burning carbohydrates like black beans and kidney beans. Include vegetables at every meal and eat only fresh fruit (no juice or dried fruit). Banish foods that serve no healthy purpose, such as chips, candy, soda, white bread and fast-food meals.
  2. Set a calorie goal. Use a weight calculator to determine your calorie needs and to calculate the calories you’re consuming. Make it a daily goal to meet but not exceed your daily calories.
  3. Exercise frequently: aim for five or more exercise sessions per week. Your exercise should be at least 30 minutes with little or no weight and high intensity. If you aren’t used to exercise, start with a half-hour of walking, then work up to intervals of walking and jogging. If you have difficulty motivating yourself, sign up for an aerobics class or other guided fitness program. If you enjoy sports like tennis, basketball or soccer, they are all excellent for burning fat.
  4. Perform resistance training to tone your upper body and even out the appearance of your pear shape. Toned shoulders and a V-shaped torso will make your hips look smaller. Add resistance training to your workout two or three times per week. Some fitness classes include a resistance training component.

Tips & Warnings

Planning ahead makes healthy eating easier. Determine which combination of foods best meets your caloric needs and schedule your meals. Make a shopping list with healthy foods and stick to it. Don’t be afraid to eat the same thing every day, if you enjoy it and it’s healthy, until you reach your goal. Find a friend to exercise and compare meal ideas with. You’ll keep each other honest and motivated.

Hand Wash Only?

Nothing is more annoying than getting a stain on that favorite silk blouse or cashmere sweater — except looking at the tag and finding the three words everyone dreads: “Hand wash only.” Don’t give up on your garment just because of a few words; try some tips and tricks that make hand-washing a breeze.

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Before pulling that detergent out, consider that it may not be time to wash just yet. Though hand-wash-only clothing tends to be more delicate, it can typically stand up to three to four wears before it’s time to clean it, according to Athelia Woolley, co-owner and head designer of Shabby Apple, an online dress boutique. “Hand-wash-only fabrics are almost always made of natural fibers, like 100-percent silk or cashmere or wool, and those fabrics don’t get soiled easily,” she says.

Also, depending on the type of fabric, hand-washing may not be your only option. Many clothes that carry a hand-wash-only tag may actually be machine-washable, according to experts including Woolley and Krystal Savanella, fashion designer and owner of Krystal Savanella Designs House of Couture, a high-end clothing label based in Ventura, California. They say the labeling typically serves to protect the clothing manufacturer from liability in case something goes wrong in the washing machine.

“The majority of the time a manufacturer suggests ‘hand wash only’ due to beading or another type of embellishment or a fiber or fiber blend that is delicate and might shrink or change properties, such as a fuzzy sweater,” explains Savanella.

So, when is the right time to hand wash your garments? Take it on a case-by-case basis. When it comes to sweaters, antique clothing or clothing with embellished features, like jewelry, sequins or other beading, stick to hand-washing only.

For natural fibers like silk, wool or cashmere, the rules can vary, depending on with whom you talk. Some say they can handle the machine, in a cold wash on the gentle cycle, but Savanella advises leaving those fabrics to the professionals. “I have the rule never to wash silk or wool [in water],” she says, “even if it says hand-washing is OK. Dry clean only.”

Mistakes to Avoid

Sometimes hand-washing can be a frustrating process, especially when you don’t get the results you want. Leslie Reichert, cleaning expert and author of “The Joy of Green Cleaning,” shares some common mistakes to avoid.

First, never use hot water; go with water at cool, cold or lukewarm temperatures. Make sure the sink is clean, or dedicate a special tub to hand-washing. And always add the soap to the water before placing the clothing in, not afterward.

If there’s a stain on your piece, pretreat it the old-fashioned way before you hand wash it. “Back in the day, they used an old-fashioned soap and a small brush,” Reichert explains. “Depending on the fabric, rub the soap into the spot and, if the fabric can take it, brush it in on both sides of the spot.”

If the piece is really dirty, let it soak overnight in cold water before hand-washing it. Once it’s time to wash, fill up the sink about three-fourths full and follow the directions that came with the detergent. Or alter the instructions to suit your needs. “I use like three-fourths of the amount that the instructions recommend,” says Woolley.

Reichert advises that when washing more than one item, never mix colors. Just as with machine-washing, the colors can bleed into each other. Rinse the garment as many times as it takes to remove all the soap, but never wring a piece of clothing. Gently squeeze or pat it to remove suds. Place especially delicate items on a screen and then soak the screen in the water to rinse.

Finishing Touches

If commercially popular detergents are too harsh on your garment, try a very gentle dish soap or laundry soap, Reichert suggests. “Originally, soap was made with animal fat, but now there’s olive oil- and vegetable-based soaps out there,” she says. “I use soap flakes.” This type of soap can be hard to find, but green cleaning stores and websites carry it.

Drying your hand-washed clothing properly can be just as crucial as the cleaning process. Reichert says always lay the clothing flat to dry, either on a clean white towel or a raised mesh or netted drying rack that allows the garment to lay flat. Never hang sweaters, but instead use what Reichart calls a “blocking” technique in which you lay the sweater on a clean towel and roll it up to get rid of excess water, then lay it flat to dry. This keeps the sweater from becoming misshapen.

Once the item is mostly dry, you can even toss it in the dryer, but set it to tumble dry only, Salvanella says. Again, do not use this technique with antique or embellished clothing or knitwear if you want to maintain its original shape and style.

Philanthropist And TV Personality, Suzan Hughes, Wins Most Stylish Los Angeles

Los Angeles has its share of fashionistas, and television personality Suzan Hughes is our winner for most stylish. After catching our eye at a recent gala, we fell in love with Suzan and her glamorous style. We polled some of the top fashion bloggers who chose Suzan’s top red carpet looks. From summertime sexy to red carpet glam, Suzan never disappoints in her fabulous frocks. Check out our photo gallery to see Suzan rocking Gucci, Herve Leger, Balenciaga, Balmain, and Alexander McQueen. Suzan Hughes will no doubt emerge as a style icon and we will take credit for discovering her. Congrats Suzan on winning our award for “Most Stylish, Los Angeles.”