And the Next Ice Guest Stylist is… Katie Sanchez

Katie Sanchez is the mommy-blogger who recently won  our competition to be the next Ice Guest Stylist. She’s here is to discuss her winning Colorful Jewelry Collection.

Growing up, my jewelry collection was pretty boring. I went through a gold phase and then got into silver and platinum jewelry. I always kept it pretty simple, wearing diamond studs everyday. No extra color. Silver goes with everything, right? Well, sort of. In recent years, I have learned to love color.

I love to see how color can turn something plain into something beautiful. I love how just a little colorful accent can completely change an outfit. Often I’ll wear greys, browns or blacks and add in a bright necklace or bracelet to draw just enough attention. Color can be a confidence booster. I could hide behind my silver chain and diamond studs and blend in with everyone, or I could chance the attention that bright color brings. Who doesn’t love getting compliments on how they look?

That’s what my collection is about. Maybe it’s the amethyst pendant that draws out the purple tones in your blue eyes, or the ruby bracelet with a little black dress. It’s that little pop of color that doesn’t overwhelm, but makes a statement. Here are some of my absolute favorites from my collection.

Pink & White Sapphire Ring (pictured right): This pink ring is one of my favorite pieces that Ice sells. I love pink! Deep down, I’m very much a girly girl. Throw in this daisy bracelet and they’re two fun and casual pieces that go well with jeans and a t-shirt.

Gemstone Tennis Bracelets

I love the tennis bracelets in my collection (pictured above). I can visualize them being worn together with a bright top, or separately with a more formal outfit. This colored tennis bracelet and multi-gemstone ring (pictured below) would work well with a solid colored suit or dress to show your whimsical side even in a business setting.

Multi-Color Gemstone Ring and Bracelet

If there’s one thing I could emphasize with my collection, it’s that colorful jewelry can bring life to plain outfits and help your personality shine through, even in business attire. All of the pieces in the collection transition well from day to night and from casual to formal. They all have a personality of their own!

KATIE’S COLORFUL JEWELRY SELECTIONS

 

About Katie SanchezKatie Sanchez

This mommy-blogger at KatieTalksAbout.com has been writing her blog for over five years, sharing her personal life experiences and helping her readers find valuable & fashionable styles, eco-friendly solutions and all things family related.

“It’s all about color! Nothing brightens an outfit more or shows off your spunky side better than colorful accessories.”

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Laura Cheadle’s Boho-Chic Jewelry

Laura Cheadle is our newest Guest Stylist at Ice. This singer-songwriter has shared a stage with The Jonas Brothers, Sister Hazel & Spin Doctors to name a few. Here she is to discuss her Boho-Chic jewelry pieces.

I was raised by a musician father and an equally creative mother, my style has always been, what I like to describe as “Bohemian, Hippie Chic”. I still love to look elegant but I also adore those punches of color and really interesting designs. With Ice, I was able to easily find so many amazing pieces that pulled my style together perfectly!

Here are some of my favorite pieces from my Boho-Chic Jewelry Selections.

Shamballa Bracelet (pictured right) instantly grabbed my attention. This bracelet is the epitome of me as a performer in my element with the guitar in my hand and microphone in front of me.  I can close my eyes and picture myself on stage, wearing this bracelet with the spotlight shining on me and telling stories to the audience about my music.

Laura Cheadle Dangle Earrings

Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings: If you’ve ever met me, you’ll know immediately that I LOVE, LONG COLORFUL EARRINGS! I’ve always been drawn to multi-colored jewelry. I feel like it really boosts your look! I love to tell jokes and laugh on stage and I feel this really shows off my personality. I also can’t get enough of long dangling earrings and with my long hair and never ending dancing energy on stage, I feel these earrings are a perfect fit for me.

As a touring performer, I do many TV Appearances and one thing that a host never fails to comment on is the necklaces I wear. I wanted to choose a few that really fit my look:

Laura Cheadle Necklaces

Green Amethyst Pendant: There are many reasons why I chose this gorgeous pendant. My favorite color is green and my birth stone is Amethyst so those  are obvious reasons! With the Holidays approaching, this pendant would be a perfect gift (especially to yourself!) What is also unique about this piece is that I can wear it to a very upscale occasion or while on stage in an intimate concert setting.

Lois Hill necklace: This round granulated sterling silver necklace by designer Lois Hill is sexy yet subtle that will go with jeans or a dress. The design is a conversation starter and perfect for any media event I go on where I want to dress up different outfits.

Diamond Pisces Pendant: Not only am I a proud Pisces, but I feel like this necklace is very creative and artistic. I sing funky music and I could wear this necklace while I groove on stage.  Even though my sign is a Pisces, I’d easily wear the other sign pieces by Ice which are equally as cool!

I look forward to hearing what you think of my collection and hope you can wear these pieces and feel as great as I do!

LAURA CHEADLE BOHO-CHIC JEWELRY SELECTIONS

 

About Laura Cheadle

This soulful funk singer-songwriter has released four albums including her latest “Change (It’s Alright)”. She’s been voted ‘Best Female Artist of 2010’ by radio station 93.7 WSTW. Laura also helps raise money and awareness on behalf of several children’s charities.

“As a musician and songwriter, I’m drawn to a very hohemian look with my jewelry, but I also love a touch of elegance. I can wear any of these pieces whether I’m performing at an upscale venue or at a relaxed intimate concert.”

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Get These Emmy Looks For Less

Yesterday we highlighted some of our favorite jewelry from the Emmy Awards. Some of you asked where you could get similar looks so we’re happy to help. We couldn’t help but notice these pieces of jewelry closely resembled some at Ice which we highlighted in the images below. Who doesn’t want to have red carpet worthy looks…at a fraction of the cost?

Floral Jewelry

One of the most attractive couples of the evening was Heidi Klum and her husband Seal. It’s always hard to predict what Heidi will show up wearing, her style is so diverse but she always looks incredible. Although her dress was quite the attention grabber, our eyes were drawn to the huge floral earrings and ring she wore. A much more affordable alternative if you want to achieve this look would be with our purple and white CZ earrings and matching ring from our Gallery 10 Collection.

 

 

Multi-Gemstone

The evening was held together by one woman….Jane Lynch. The Glee star was funny and entertaining without the crude controversial punch lines of many previous award show hosts. This is the type of host we’ve been waiting for. Normally, Jane Lynch isn’t a celeb we have our style eyes on but she was looking fab Sunday night changing into several gowns and jewelry.  (She even referenced the Spanx she was wearing…hilarious!) Her red carpet look was our favorite. She wore an eggplant colored strapless gown with multi-gemstone jewelry. Her earrings were a cluster of color similar to these multi-gem silver earrings.

Jane Lynch in Multi-Gemstone Earrings
Jane Lynch in multi-gemstone earrings

 

Black Diamonds

In our previous post we mentioned some edgy pieces of jewelry that caught our eye. Gwyneth was one of the several women who wore black diamond jewelry and paired it with a sexy Emilio Pucci dress. She wore black diamond drop earrings that were surrounded by sparkly white diamonds. They bare a striking resemblance to our 2 carat black and white diamond earrings.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow Black diamond earrings
Gwyneth Paltrow in black diamond earrings

 

Cuff Bracelet

Sofia Vergara was an all around winner Sunday night. She was one of the best dressed, her show Modern Family won award after award and her jewelry was to die for. She wore huge Columbian emerald earrings creating a nice contrast with her coral gown. She also accessorized with a fabulous yellow gold cuff bracelet which looks a lot like one of my favorite cuffs at Ice.

Sofia Vergara at the Emmy Awards
Sofia Vergara with her fabulous cuff bracelet

Which of these jewelry looks would you wear?

 

New Ice: Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings

3 3/4 Carat Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings

How do you choose just one gemstone to wear? It’s quite hard if you ask me. There are so many gorgeous gems out there.  Some might think you should stick to one gem per outfit but I say mix it up!

To make your life easier, instead of trying to find which gems would go best together we’ve paired multiple gemstones in single jewelry pieces to get this colorful look in a uniformed fashion. We have plenty of multi-gem jewelry at Ice.com but today I’m gonna show you one of our latest, Citrine, Garnet & Amethyst dangle earrings.  Although technically we are in Spring, the weather hasn’t always been cooperating with us so this is the perfect transition piece between seasons. It has the darker hues of the Marcasite paired perfectly with the bright Spring-like colors. Did I mention it’s only $50? Not bad at all. Plus there’s also a matching bracelet.

What are your favorite gemstones to combine in your jewelry pieces?