Beat the Heat with Beaded Accessories

We shouldn’t complain about the heat in the warm summer months but sometimes we just can’t help it but whine over the boiling hot temperatures. The best we can do is wear tank tops and shorts to avoid over-heating with clothes but what about your accessories? You still want to look fashionable but avoid heavy metals that will attract the heat. recently added a fabulous collection of beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings that will fit perfectly with your summer wardrobe. These pieces are available in shimmery summer gemstones such as Rose Quartz, Aquamarine and Pearls. They make the perfect summer accessory not only because they look beautiful but they are lightweight making them super comfortable for those hot sticky days.

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Brace Yourself For The Latest Jewelry Trend

Jewelry is normally filled with beautiful diamonds and colorful gemstones but every so often someone has an idea for something quirky to get some attention. As a child I remember loving those plastic slap-on bracelets, kids these days are obsessed with Silly Bandz and now the newest odd addition to these child-like accessories are Braced-lets.

I’ve been seeing a lot of people on Twitter and the blogosphere talking about these bracelets that are the brainchild of two Orthodontists and a jewelry designer. They are colorful rubber bands with little metal brackets that look like braces. Most children hate wearing braces so maybe these will make them feel less self-conscience about them. But some blogs report that adults are wearing these.

What do you think? Would you wear these bracelets that resemble braces?

True Blood Actresses Get Edgy at Premiere

For those of you who are die-hard fans (ME!!) of the HBO series True Blood you are well aware that the new season starts this Sunday. If you haven’t heard of the vampire/werewolf/shape shifter show, get on it, it blows away any of the teen themed vamp shows.

Last night was the Hollywood premiere of the 4th season where all the show’s stars hit the red carpet. One thing I noticed about the women in the cast was they all rocked out edgy looks that fit the theme of the show perfectly. The red carpet was full of red lips, black lace, leather and studs. If you ask me, they all looked hot! (Especially the men, I think this is the best looking cast of men on any show right now, do you agree?)

Of course I’m always paying close attention to the jewelry the stars are wearing but it wasn’t hard to notice all the huge statement rings and lots black jewelry. The show’s star Anna Paquin wore a large right hand ring paired with a spiky bracelet and a few bangles that suited her black see-through mini dress perfectly.

Will you be having a True Blood party to celebrate the premiere? Dress up with your friends for the occasion in your favorite rubies, black jewelry and silver…to ward off the vamps ;) Don’t forget the red lipstick, dark nails and killer heels – let Pam’s sexy character be your inspiration.

3 Ways to Wear All White This Summer

Sara Rue pulls off the white and tan look perfectly

It’s a few months before Labor Day so now’s the time to deck out in your favorite all white outfit. We wanted to share our favorite tips for accessorizing a cute white summer dress.  With such a plain canvas it can be tricky deciding what to pair with white. Here’s our favorite accessorizing tips.

1. Get tanned…without the sun: One of the summer’s best accessories for the summer is a nice tan. For those of us who didn’t have the luxury of sitting in the sun (protected with sunscreen of course) you can fake the look with accessories.

Pair your white summer dress with a tan colored belt, matching tan shoes  and gold accessories like a great bangle, gold hoop earrings or Amber jewelry. The sight of white with light brown screams summer. Try it!

2. Bold Colors. You’re wearing a white canvas, do not be afraid to splash on bright bold jewelry such as:

  • Blue Topaz and Turquoise are the preferred summer shades of blue, pair it with bright turquoise colored pumps.
  • Ruby red jewelry against crisp white adds a sexy twist to the simple white look. Don’t forget to add some bright red lipstick and nail polish to complete the look
  • Green EmeraldsUma Thurman did it best at the Cannes Film Festival with stunning Emerald earrings.

3. Black & White, a match made in heaven. The classic look never fails to disappoint. Black diamonds are gorgeous and are great for both day and night outings. Don’t let the color fool you, these diamonds sparkle! You can also add a black belt or headband to include more black.

A fun twist to the black and white look is to pair it with bright colored pumps. Purple, blue, red, whatever you have.

* Style Tip! We know you may have a couple of weddings to attend this summer but please skip out on wearing a white dress to it. Brides hate when guests wear white to weddings!

Nikki Reed’s Unexpected Ring

Twilight star Nikki Reed shocked many American Idol fans when she announced she was dating one of this year’s contestants (and my personal favorite) Ryan McDonald. Now just a few months after dating, they’re engaged!

They look like a genuinely happy couple (as you can see all smiley at the MTV Movie Awards). The ring has been spotted and it’s not the look of a typical engagement ring but we love unconventional rings. The ring showcases five round cut diamonds similar to this ring.

Their first time meeting was actually caught on camera from the red carpet of a movie premiere so we definitely look forward to seeing more of the couple. We really wish them all the best.

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Molly Sims Shows Off Her Engagement Ring

It’s old news (almost a month ago which is like a decade in Hollywood time) that model/actress Molly Sims is engaged to movie producer Scott Stuber. What we’re excited about is that she was finally seen in public showing off her engagement ring at the Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball.

The rock that was designed by her fiance himself….with the help of her friend who works at Diane von Furstenberg. Stuber proposed to his supermodel in her new walk-in closet of their new home! Remind you of Sex in the City? Although Mr.Big put a shoe on Carrie’s foot after he proposed, Stuber put a stunning cushion-cut diamond on Sim’s finger. No details yet on how many carats it is, she didn’t ask!

Congrats to the happy couple! What do you think of Molly’s ring?

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Hoot Hoot! Owl Jewelry at Ice

As we mentioned in a previous post Animal Instincts, Animal inspired jewelry is really hot right now. One of the most popular animals to be adorned on jewelry is the owl! I’m sure you’ve seen owls all over fashion blogs and stores across town.

We’ve glammed up the owl look with diamonds! We have 2 versions of this cute look available in pendant:

1 7/8 Carats Onyx & Black Diamond Sterling Silver Owl at $55
1 1/3 Carat Onyx & Diamond Sterling Silver Owl at $95

What do you think of the owl trend? Love it or hate it?

Top Five Fashionable Fathers

Dad’s often get a bad rap as being unfashionable. While I think this is becoming less and less true all the time, In honor of Fathers Day, I wanted to point out five fashionable fathers from the Hollywood ranks to show that dad-dom doesn’t have to mean loafers and tucked in T-Shirts.

5. Patrick Dempsy. Father to Tallulah Fyfe, Sullivan and Darby. Perhaps best known as “McDreamy”, Patrick Dempsy has been breaking hearts for decades. Patrick likes to stick to the basics – black suit, white shirt, black tie, or a grey v-neck sweater pulled over a striped button down shirt. He keeps his look timeless and classic, with his favorite style essential: that heartbreaking smile.

4. David Beckham. Father to Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo, with a fourth on the way sometime this summer with wife Victoria. It’s telling that the term “metrosexual” was originally used to describe this pretty-boy soccer player.  Beckham takes basics and wears them out of context, never afraid to break style rules (like a plaid shirt worn with a cardigan and tie). Still, some more accessible staples are long wool scarfs, a classy watch and a man-purse.

3. Brad Pitt. Father to 6 children, which could go up by the time this is published. Brad’s look is never overdone, he’s practically the epitome of laid back cool. He might be seen wearing a vintage-looking jacket with the top button undone on his shirt or faded jeans with a well-worn t-shirt and a nice scarf. He also likes to rock out thick necklaces that peek out from his v-necks.

2. Will Smith. Father to Trey, Jaden and Willow. This dapper dad always looks drop-dead gorgeous. He’s mastered the elegant-yet-relaxed look with slick blazers over more casual tops. He also never shys away from wearing unexpected colors and patterns like pastels and suits with shine. Speaking about shine, you can almost always catch him wearing sparkly diamond studs in both ears.

1. Johnny Depp. Father to Lily Rose and Jack. Now this one one dirty, hot, sexy daddy. His style follows few rules other than “have attitude”. As GQ noted, he is an “icon of eccentric cool”. He’s often seen in lots of layers of grungy-chic fabulousness, but its his use of accessories that really makes the outfits: fedoras, bandanas, silver necklaces or dog tags, quirky sunglasses and the like.

What makes your dad (or husband) a fashionable father? If you’re looking for some Father’s Day gift ideas shop our men’s jewelry section.

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Reese Witherspoon Wins MTV’s Generation Award

If you watched the MTV awards last weekend, you were probably pleased as punch at how fabulous almost everyone looked. Miniskirts and mini-dresses were everywhere; on Mila Kunis,  Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart.

Also in a hot mini-dress was the illustrious Reese Witherspoon, who was the recepient of the MTV Generation Award. At 35, Reese is the youngest recipient of the award, and joins the ranks of Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and Adam Sandler.

While accepting the award, Reese sent a message to all the young starlets out there telling them to class up, and if they can’t, at least hide their faces when taking nuddie pics.

It’s not unwarranted advice, especially in these days.

In addition to sage wisdom, Reese also has a great sense of style. She’s always classy but in a way that remains playful at the same time. Her dress at the awards was a sleeveless, leopard print Jacquard Bustier Zac Posen minidress that she looked fabulous in. I also loved her jewelry, especially that bangle bracelet which you can just see in the photo above.

Style Tip: When donning sleeveless tops and dresses, bracelets are a must. They break up the long arms nicely and create a nice visual element. Plus they’re super classy, just like Reese would have it.

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Mix & Match Bangles Like Blake

The MTV Movie Awards were held Sunday night and there were many stars to gush over on the red carpet. Always a stand out was Gossip Girl star Blake Lively in a cobalt blue Michael Kors dress and purple suede pumps. What made our eyes sparkle was the rainbow of bangles on her arm.

Bangles are so hot right now but some are still hesitant to be playful them and mix and match. Often times you see all gold sets or all silver and other same-tone sets but Blake proves that you can have fun with your bangles and wear an array of colors together.

She paired a variety of colored diamond bangles in yellow, pink, blue and silver. Seeing all the colors together definitely got me thinking I should start wearing my multi-color bangles together. Will you try this look?

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