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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Being Gentle Is Your Strength, Babygirl!

ELVI Sweet pea floral print tea dress
The chances are if you're reading (and enjoying) A Glass Of Ice, then you'll most likely have at some point in your life been accused of being gentle.  I say 'accused' because nine times out of ten the word isn't used in the way it was meant to be used; it often wrongfully suggests you're a pushover (wrong!) or takes the place of 'shy' and 'sensitive'.  Ultimately, being gentle means 'having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character' and believe me when I say there is everything good about that!  So, with a little help from ELVI Clothing, a picturesque setting and a few swans, let's dig a little deeper into what it means to be gentle and why it's time you started viewing it as your strength...

Monday, 14 May 2018

Currently Coveting | May Edition

Pretty Wishlist Collage Fashion Blogger PinkPretty things, pretty pretty things.  Call me frivolous, but I reckon the things we surround ourselves with can alter our entire mood and general outlook.  They can alter our days, weeks, months.  It's why we love fashion, interior design, art etc.  It goes without saying, everything in moderation... but can we just take a moment to swoon over a few 'pretty things' for this beautiful season?  So looking at this wishlist, can you tell I've got a thing for blush/nude shades right now?  Combine them with gentle floral prints and you've got yourself a beautifully feminine, romantic wardrobe prepared for these warmer months of the year...

Friday, 11 May 2018

The Minaudière Bag | The Quiet SS18 Trend

Fashion blogger waddesdon manor photoshoot
Oh, how the not-so-humble minaudière bag is stealing the show this season!  And probably the next season, along with the one after that.  And maybe the one after that?  Before we continue, let's just  clarify the exact meaning of the word 'minaudière'.  Simply put (with a little help from wikipedia), it's a fashion accessory that could be considered a jewellery piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag.  The term originates from the 1930s and its invention is attributed to Charles Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels.  If the definition seems a little blurry, just picture the Chloé Nile Minaudière leather bag you've been seeing all over your feed for the past few months. They're small, compact and decorative.
Often referred to now as just 'box bags' but they're so much more than that.  If they make your heart skip a beat, they're probably a minaudière...

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Best Hotel In Torquay | The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel Lobby Entrance Torquay
Oof, that's a pretty big statement, right?!  I'll hold my hands up right now and confess to having not actually stayed in every single hotel in Torquay.  However, having poked around and sussed out the competition, I remain confident in my statement - albeit a bold one!  As I mentioned in my recent Torquay travel diary, The Imperial Hotel was the accommodation for my time spent in the seaside resort town this season.  The hotel is currently undergoing a dramatic refurbishment and one that draws a stark difference between what was and what will be.  I experienced this first hand, having stayed in a deluxe room for the first night that was yet to receive the magic touch, and an incredible suite the second night that far more reflected the hotel's new vision.  Alongside a glimpse into the four-star hotel that you see in this post, are snippets of the spacious suite - complete with two bathrooms, dressing room, bedroom and corridor leading to joint living and dining room.  Oh, and not forgetting the two balconies!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

It's Pastel Season! | N. Peal Cashmere

N Peal Cashmere Lilac Cropped Cardigan
I couldn't be any happier for the new season's influx of gentle pastel shades; baby blue, pink and lilac standing out above all else. Yellow and mint coming in at joint second place.  We've now well and truly shed the darker outfits from winter featuring layers upon layers, and kicked off the OTK boots.  Although, as I've mentioned before, the beauty of transitional styling is being able to keep some aspects of the past season in mind - cashmere, for example.  Ooh.  Could there be a more luxurious material?  Back to the pastel shades, they're undoubtedly the icing on the (super soft) cake.  Right now I'm obsessing over the many current trending shades of purple and I'm pretty confident lilac is a shade that suits all complexions.  It's gentle, feminine and perfectly suited to the season...
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