Sophisticated Sapphire Styles

September has arrived! This means cooler temperatures, pumpkin spiced everything and sapphires! The September birthstone is the perfect fall accessory and finishing touch to any outfit, regardless of your birthdate. Your trusty stylists put together some go-to fall outfits to perfectly accentuate your sapphire pieces. Which one is your favorite?

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Work Flow! Your work day can be made brighter with our work flow outfit. Pair a classic printed sheath dress, with a polished white blazer and use your sapphires as a pop of color! The mustard handbag provides the perfect contrast to the cobalt gemstones for a final accent to your look. With this sharp ensemble, you can go from conference room to cocktails without a hitch!

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Girls Night! Whether you are going dancing with the ladies or to see the latest blockbuster, we all know comfort is EVERYTHING! That doesn’t mean your outfit has to be boring, though! Your blouse and jeans combo can be accessorized perfectly with our sterling silver sapphire bracelet and white gold and sapphire pendant necklace. These cobalt square heels are the perfect way to balance style and comfort while you’re out shaking what your mama gave ya!

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Date Night! Stun your date by showing off your gorgeous gems, and stems, with our go-to date night look! Mixing oxblood and blue is what’s trending for fall, and the perfect way to reinvent your little black dress, or in this case, your little black & white dress!

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Birthday Blues! Since this is your birthday month you’ve got to make your birthday look a good one! I personally love mixing and matching prints like floral and leopard for a fun and modern statement. Our sapphire and diamond bracelet would make the perfect finishing touch. And let’s be honest, there’s no better accessory to a great birthday like a little champagne!

Whether you are a September baby or not, I think we can all agree these sapphires are fabulous! I wouldn’t mind adding a few of these to my jewelry collection. Just sayin’!



Which Bridal Look Are You?

It’s upon us! That exciting time of year when it seems everyone is getting married or engaged, Wedding Season! As a bride, you have so many decisions to make about your big day! Jewelry and accessories are extremely important to complete the bridal look you want to achieve. We have put together a few bridal themes to consider as you design your look!

Find the ring here and the earrings Dress: Phase Eight  Shoes: Christian Louboutin

The Classic Bride : is one who channels Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in her fashions. One who loves tradition, embodies elegance, and is unaffected by trends.

Find the earrings here and the ring too Dress: Phase Eight , Shoes: Sergio Rossi

The Romantic Rose Gold Bride: Do you dream in pink? Are you a hopeless romantic? This might be you! There is something modern, yet nostalgic about a rose gold jewelry and we love it!

Find the necklace here, ring and earrings Dress: Alexander McQueen, Shoes: Jimmy Choo

The Non Traditional Bride : is the girl who wants to be whisked away to Las Vegas , by her special someone on a minute’s notice! She isn’t concerned with traditions or a large reception. No way! She is spontaneous, throws her favorite frock on, and runs to the chapel!

Find the bracelet and ring here Dress: Dresstell’s

The Boho Bride: Do you dream of having your first wedded kiss on a sandy beach…with the crashing of waves replacing ‘Here Comes The Bride’? Or perhaps you want to get married near a river with your close friends and family under brightly lit trees. This is probably you! The gal who will wear her hair down and natural, perhaps reciting her own vows, barefoot of course!

On your wedding day it’s not only about the engagement ring!  Your whole look needs to be taken into account! Why not make your one-stop-shop for all your bridal jewelry? We would love to help you find the perfect pieces for you, however unique or traditional, for your perfect day!



5 iPhone Apps to Make You More Fashionable

For those of you who are iPhone users you already know there are plenty of useless apps out there.  Lots of us at Ice are iPhone users and we’re often on the lookout for the best fashion focused apps to inspire us. We’ve compiled a list of some apps we find help us get into the right fashion forward mood.

1. – For the more serious fashionista, this app gives you a front row seat at all the latest runway shows and Fashion Week events around the world. It features tons of high-quality photos and videos of what’s hot this season. And it’s free!

Screenshot from Stylebook

2. Redlaser – If you’re looking to save a few extra bucks while shopping – and who isn’t? – download this app for free. Next time you’re out shopping and find something you wish wasn’t so expensive – scan the barcode with your phone and a list will pop up of where you can find that product for less. Brilliant? We think so.

3. Stylebook – I can sometimes be obsessively organized with certain things so I love the idea of this app. It’s basically a closet manager.  Photograph every item in your closet -which is annoying but just do it. Now you have your whole wardrobe with you at all times which comes in handy when shopping. No more buying 3 navy cardigans (unless you want to). It allows you to organize your clothes, shoes & accessories in categories and put outfits together similar to Polyvore. It’s really helpful when packing for an upcoming vacation. This one isn’t free though, costs $3.99.

4. Chicfeed – This app allows you to scroll through photos from the top fashion blogs. Seeing is believing. People want to look at pictures to inspire their own fashion sense and this is exactly what Chicfeed does.

5. Fashism – The scenario is: you’re shopping alone trying on items in the changing room and need a second opinion.You don’t trust the salesperson’s opinion since they’re just trying to make a sale. Who are you going to ask? How about taking a pic of yourself in the mirror of the changing room and posting it online and getting thousands of people voting on whether you should buy it. Get responses in seconds to ease your mind that you do or don’t look fab in that leopard dress. Fashism is free.

What are some of your favorite apps? Would you want an app? If so, what features would you be interested in?

Straight off the runway: Pearly dangle earrings

Hot for Fall: Pearly dangle earrings
Hot for Fall: Pearly dangle earrings

One pet peeve of runway shows? They always forget the jewelry! I know, I know, it’s all about the clothes but in the real world we know that no outfit is complete without its proper accessories. So you can imagine how excited I got when I saw pics from Oscar de la Renta’s recent show.

Earrings! On the Runway? Yes. Yes. And yes please!

The daring dangles are gorgeous and, according to Mr. de la Renta, hot for fall. Like on the runway this perfect pair would look great paired with an evening gown, but I’ve also found some with a more versatile feel. Specifically, these black pearl drop earrings. Want to lighten in up a little bit? Not to worry, they come in a more traditional white pearl version as well. I’m having trouble deciding between them.

Thanks Oscar!


Fashion Advice From: Baristas

Yes, even coffee has style
Yes, even coffee has style
Baristas. They see us bleary eyed in the morning, or bleary eyed staring into our identical macbooks all afternoon. But rest assured, they see much more than that.

I recently had a chat about fashion with Sal, 31, Barista at Jumpin Java cafe in San Francisco.

Here’s what he had to say:

You see a lot of people come through here, what styles are you loving right now?
Truthfully, style is all in the attitude. I can see two people come in wearing essentially the same things, but one person just owns it. That’s the secret, you just gotta own it. Other than that, bright colors are popping back out as we get closer to spring, and I love that.

Do you get to show off your own style at work, and what would you call it?
I call it the IceBreaker. I tend to refashion a lot of clothes I find in my own way, and that can be a great conversation starter, even early in the morning, before people have had their coffee.

Who have been your fashion Inspirations?
Mostly? Vivanne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Vivianne saw that great punk-rock aesthetic of the 1970’s and took it to the mainstream in a way that was fun and irreverent, but still demanded to be taken seriously. And McQueen was just so inventive. He’d take these traditional patterns and just blow them out and animate them in a way that was so freeing. I’ve learned a lot of the two of them.

What do you think is the best way to incorporate a great piece of jewelry into a fabulous outfit?
Oh honey, when you have a great piece of jewelry, you build your outfit around THAT, not the other way around. Seriously, in my world, jewelry always comes first.

Ok, what kinds of jewelry do you see that are really hot right now?
In a word? Pearls. When I was growing up, pearls were for nice girls and grandmothers, but I’ve really seem them get a total makeover the past while. Particularly colored pearls. These gorgeous young women are coming in with green pearls, pink pearls, purple pearls and totally turning heads. All of a sudden pearls are fun and fresh and funky like they never were before. Who knew?