All black styling a statement bag in winterMany of us share the sentiment of loving neutral looks, but how do you feel about all-black outfits?  Personally, I adore them! Both by day and night, they look strong and yet elegant.  Lately, I've been applying this very same, unusual combination of 'strength meeting elegance' to accessories; going from ear cuffs to metal bangles and from dangerously high heels to statement bags.  Just as the spikes on my Valentino winter purchase saw my heart race, the heavy embellishment on this mini box bag has really caught my attention!
Embellished black box bag by Aldo
Fashion blogger elegant all black evening look
Satin ribbon bow and black mesh skirt.

Top - ASOS Petite Rib Body (at over 5'9, I'm not petite - just go up a size or two)

Tulle Skirt - Navy London at ASOS  

Heels - Lost Ink Cerys Court Shoes (sold out, I've linked the grey version below!)

Styling a statement bag in all black
Aldo embellished black box bag
All black elegant winter evening outfitWith both a shoulder strap and top handle, this box-style beauty has quickly become one of my faves; who can resist such intense embellishment?!  Continuing my love for all-black outfits, I opted for a tulle skirt and cut-out shoulder knitwear.  I've learnt to pretty much ignore when clothing is described as petite (in this case, ASOS Petite Exclusive Rib Body), because all it really means is go up a dress size or two.  Needless to say, this doesn't apply to trousers where length is crucial, though it works perfectly with knitwear.  Ah, by the way so sorry I can't point you in the direction of this tulle skirt by Navy London, I literally only bought it a couple of weeks ago and it's already sold out!  Not at all surprised. 
Lost Ink Cerys black stiletto heels
UK fashion blogger all black outfit styling
Close up detail shot embellished black handbag
Long and light blonde hair to hips
I hope you're all having a lovely - though no doubt chilly - week so far.  Just to quickly update you (before we all leave to curl up on our sofas in our pyjamas), there's now a shiny new 'Shop My Wardrobe' feature on my blog's homepage, making it even easier to shop the looks you see on A Glass Of Ice!

With love,

Gabrielle x