By Michelle Graff

The designers and manufacturers who showed their wares in Las Vegas did not disappoint. Retailers looking for over-the-top designs and fashion-forward pieces definitely had no trouble. But I thought the show also offered a lot of basics, perfect for everyday wear without breaking the bank. Here are a few of my faves:

Who knew a Casio could be so cool? Remember those G-Shock and Baby G-Shock watches that were so fabulously sporty and hip a few years ago? Apparently they never went away!

But this year, Casio has unveiled a new look for the line, with seven new models that embody the same G-Shock toughness but include a stylish, new analog/digital design.

With 30-city world time, auto LED light, countdown timer, stopwatch and five alarms, the watches are considerably high-tech, in addition to being suprisingly cute.

There are several female-focused versions of the watch, but I prefer this G011BD model, which features a black dial and a gold ion-plated watch case and band.

Suggested retail price for the G011 series is $150.

Frederic Duclos, (866) 898-3636
With the increased focus on necklaces this year, basic earrings such as studs and smaller hoops have become staples, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style.

The brilliant checkerboard cut of these gems set against the matte sterling silver setting creates a stunning, though subtle, look.

I think that sometimes as fashion editors we get so caught up in the latest look that we forget that a lot of women just want basic jewelry they can wear to work or to pick up their kids from school, without emptying their wallets.

Frederic Duclos is an award-winning French designer specializing in contemporary 24-karat gold and sterling silver jewelry.

Suggested retail price is $124.

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