Fashionable Halloween Costumes

So here’s the dilemma. Ice is having a Halloween party on Monday and I don’t have a costume! I need your help coming up with ideas. I’d love to keep it fashion focused or related to celebrities and pop culture. No Snooki suggestions please LOL.

Here are some fashionable costume ideas:

Kate Middleton including her famous sapphire engagement ring which we have at Ice. My lovely co-worker Tammy will be rocking this look on Monday, fascinator and all. Can’t wait to see it! (FYI, fascinators are those crazy hats the Brits wear at weddings)

Flapper Girl: 1920’s style bad girl adorned in long pearl necklaces, short hair, black stockings  & lots of feathers. This would be a fun idea and is the one that I’m seriously considering.

Marilyn Monroe: I do have an old pink bridesmaid dress I can wear with tons of Ice diamond jewelry to resemble the blond bombshell’s look in the movie Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

Kardashian Sisters: Slap on some animal print, super high heels, bronzer, large earrings and you can be any one of the K sisters.

What do you think of these costume ideas? Can you help me come up with something else?

Post your suggestions in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Elizabeth Hurley’s Sapphire Engagement Ring

We’re all familiar with the most famous sapphire engagement ring now owned to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. But actress Elizabeth Hurley is giving Kate a run for her money with her new engagement ring. The 46 year old beauty announced her engagement to Australian cricket star Shane Warne the other day.

The bride-to-be was seen in St. Andrews, Scotland flashing a huge sapphire and diamond ring where Warne supposedly proposed. We caught a glimpse of the ring in PopSugar and couldn’t help but make the comparisons to Kate’s ring but Hurley’s ring is much more modern. The ring has a platinum setting with a ginormous 9-carat center blue sapphire accompanied by a 2-carat trillion cut diamond on each side. It’s quite stunning. Sapphire also happens to be Warne’s birthstone.

Would you like to be proposed to with a sapphire engagement ring?

September’s Sapphires Resembling Taffeta

Sapphire RingHappy September everyone! Could you believe this month is already here? Most people hate the dreaded back to school month but it’s my birthday this month so I love September. :) Being a Virgo my birthstone is Sapphire…and what a beautiful birthstone it is. Kate Middleton might have introduced a new generation of jewelry-wearers to the blue gemstone but it’s been one of the most popular stones for centuries. Ice took the classic Sapphire look to a new level with this new Taffeta Collection.

For many of you who have worn gowns made of taffeta you must be familiar with the shimmery fabric that looks like it is made up of different colors. Ice replicated that look with this line of blue and pink Sapphire pieces. Each blue and pink piece has different shades of each color along with white Sapphires.

Do you like Sapphires? You might not know but Sapphires actually come in many colors other than blue such as pink, green, yellow, black and many more. View all our Sapphire jewelry here.

 

Get the Look: Kate Middleton Summer Blues

Do you feel the warm weather finally starting to come around? It’s about time! We’re tired of wearing turtlenecks and boots to the office. It’s time to retire our winter wardrobe and make room for dresses and sandals.

With all the buzz surrounding the Royal Wedding and Kate Middleton’s fashion sense – we couldn’t help but highlight one of the MANY Polyvore sets created featuring one of our hottest products, the Sapphire & Diamond ring. This ring has a close resemblance to the engagement ring Prince William gave to his now-bride.

I really love how the creator of this set paired the dark hued Sapphire ring with light shades of blue & purple in the floral dress and shoes. It warms the tone of the whole outfit, making it perfect for summer. Pairing a cute summer dress like this with a beige blazer makes it ideal to wear to the office. Can’t wait to try a similar look to work. Would you wear something like this to work?

Break the Tradition of an All White Wedding

Traditionally, when we think of weddings we normally picture an all-white affair. White dress, white flowers, white diamonds….here’s where we’d like to see a change. We love the idea of switching from the traditional jewelry such as white diamonds to colorful gemstones on your big day.

Our Facebook Fan of the Week did just that, Sandra Hicke-Bayne got married last year in Barbados. Instead of the traditional white diamonds to accessorize her gown she opted for her birthstone, Garnet. This deep red gem also seemed quite appropriate since she got married the day after Valentine’s Day. ;)

Sandra wore several Garnet pieces from Ice.com on her wedding day including a Garnet bracelet & earrings, Garnet & Diamond necklace and a three heart Garnet ring! The rich red hue looks lovely against her white gown.

We’re predicting lots of vibrant jewels to hit wedding aisles in 2011. Princess bride-to-be Kate Middleton will likely enhance the trend at her April wedding to Prince William. She’ll be wearing Princess Diana’s famous Sapphire Engagement ring. We’re looking forward to seeing what exquisite jewels she pairs the ring with at the Royal Wedding.

Thank you Sandra for sharing your wedding day photos with us and including Ice.com on your special day. We wish you and your husband a happy and healthy life together. Happy early-Anniversary!