We recently had the chance to talk with jewelry designer Ivanka Trump via e-mail about her must-haves for the winter season.

With holiday parties in full swing, accessorizing is key. We recently had the chance to talk with jewelry designer Ivanka Trump (daughter of business mogul Donald Trump) via e-mail about her must-haves for the winter season, along with great gift ideas for the stylish women on your list. You can find the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Collection at the Diamond Cellar. –Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley

Since it's the holiday season and a time for gift-giving, what are your current favorite pieces in your collection?

I wear my own jewelry on a daily basis, whether it be simple earrings and a few bangles at the office or a statement piece when out at night, I am always rotating in different styles from each collection. Right now I'm going back to basics and a few of my favorites are the Small Signature Oval Diamond Earrings, Signature Black Diamond Briolette Necklace and the Black & White Oxidized Thin Black Diamond Bangles. I wear them as separates at the office when I want to be understated and all together when I'm getting dressed up for a holiday party.

What's your go-to holiday party outfit?

I am usually on the go from the office, which is exactly what I had in mind when I designed my jewelry line: classic elegance that is transitional from day to night. Creating a sophisticated holiday look is all about striking a balance. My essentials are a dress with a flattering fit, spectacular statement earrings, a shoe with a little sparkle and a red lip that really makes your outfit pop.

What is your favorite way to accessorize the classic Little Black Dress?

Incorporating a splash of color with your footwear, like with my Kayden pump in Burgundy, and a stunning piece of jewelry such as a necklace or cocktail ring are great ways to effortlessly make an impression while maintaining the simplicity of the wardrobe staple.

What are three trends you are loving right now?

I love brocade detailing on jackets, peplum tops and velvet dresses. These styles have become popular this fall and I've been incorporating them into my wardrobe.

What will we see from the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Line in the future?

I am working on 2013 collections as we speak. The design boards are up and we're working through sketches to enhance details with my production and design teams. New collections will be launching in this spring and I'm so excited for everyone to see what we've been working on!