You’ve been iced!

During the holiday we are surrounded with glitz, glam, and of course alcohol. One of the latest drinking games among young adults at parties is “Getting Iced.”  The rules aren’t complicated…a person sees a Smirnoff Ice and can hand it off to someone saying “you’ve been iced,” making that person get on one knee and chug the beverage, not exactly the Christmas present I had in mind… Personally, the only thing I would want to be iced with are diamonds…

and the only time someone should reference men, ice, and being down on one knee is if there is an actual diamond involved. I don’t think I will be saying I do to participating in this kind of activity anytime soon. I propose that we wear the drop dead gorgeous jewelry trends this season, rather than being drop dead drunk.

The sugary alcoholic beverage will not only dull and dry out your skin, but I think treating oneself or giving a fabulous piece of jewelry to someone this holiday season will give you more sparkle then any drink ever could.  Although you couldn’t afford any of Elizabeth Taylor’s gorgeous jewels that were auctioned off this winter, you can still make statement at your holiday party.

Since this season is all about bold statement jewelry try a pair of extra long earrings, an extravagant necklace, or an oversized bracelet. Structured metal jewelry in unique shapes can complete a simple outfit or layering necklaces can make an instant fashion statement.  Try on an outsized vintage retro ring and add a cameo pin to your blazer or jacket.
Vera Wang once said, “Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.” Make your outfit classier and less costume-like by pairing the stand out jewelry with a low key flattering dress, creating positive remarks and reactions!