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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Exploring Cliveden In Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Stretch Twill Utility Dress Navy BlueThe only thing better than a beautiful outfit, is a beautiful setting.  Or is it the other way around? Hmm, can we have both?!  Speaking of which, I've loved hearing over recent months about how many of you recognise some of the historic places and cities featured on A Glass Of Ice.  So, having been sent the most perfect utility dress from Ralph Lauren, I wondered what place could possibly get on a level with the brand's classic beauty?  Having wanted to explore the luxury hotel Cliveden for a while now, it seemed the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss was about ...
National Trust Cliveden House Hotel in Autumn
UK Fashion Blogger Collaboration with Ralph Lauren
Gant Womens White Rope Belt

Belt - Gant

Entrance White Fountain at Cliveden House UK
Layering Polo Neck Under Casual Dress Autumn Blog Styling
Autumn Sun UK National Trust Cliveden House
Fashion Blog Leather Knee High Boots Styling
While exploring the grounds of the luxury country house hotel, it dawned on me how A Glass Of Ice has over time adopted a definite aesthetic.  By this, I'm talking about a mass of greenery, Italianate architecture, gildings, follies and glasshouses.  It's what I love the most and so I'm not even a tiny bit surprised the above has taken over my blog!  With this in mind, I'm really pleased to be collaborating with Ralph Lauren, because after all, blogging is about surrounding yourself with what you're most enthusiastic about, right? When I think about it, I've explored a lot of places wearing the brand (most recently the streets of Bruges) and so to style a brand I love, in a place I love, is pretty much bliss.
Gilded Gold Clock Tower Cliveden House
UK Fashion Blog Collaboration With Ralph Lauren
White Knotted Rope Womens Belt
UK Romeo and Juliet style balcony with greenery Cliveden HouseAnyone else obsessed with polo necks at the moment?  I feel as though unless they're part of an oversized chunky-knit jumper, the next best option is a very tight fit.  Zara have dropped a load of Polyamide polo necks this season, which are idea for layering underneath short-sleeved dresses now that Autumn has arrived.  This military-inspired utility dress from Ralph Lauren actually has a shift silhouette, and so to break it up a little I've paired a rope belt around the middle.  Though to be honest, any statement belt could work - such as Gucci's GG belt, or perhaps even a leather corset belt.
How to Autumn Style Layer a Shift Dress With Polo neck and Belt
Balconies at 5 Star UK Cliveden House
Fashion Blog Layering Shift Dress For Autumn
National Trust Cliveden House Hotel Grand Driveway Entrance
As always, I'm hugely looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this look!  How do you feel about polo necks?  Is Ralph Lauren also one of your fave brands?

Cliveden House

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. I do love Ralph Lauren and have a few pieces myself but the price is an investment so I do usually save up before purchasing. You look amazing in the outfit, Gabrielle.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

  2. You totally nailed the styling of your outfit and the setting. You look stunning. I love wearing polo necks. With Autumn almost upon us, I will be rocking polo necks for sure.


  3. I do like polo necks and that outfit is gorgeous ! Ralph Lauren has really nice pieces x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  4. I'm definitely fond of Ralph Lauren, and the brand looks fantastic on you! I'm so in love with this look Gabrielle, and you picked the perfect setting! Honestly, this is just the inspiration I needed for the new week. I hope yours is lovely Gabrielle.

  5. A beautiful outfit framed by a beautiful setting is the best of both worlds for sure! This is such a chic look Gabrielle! I just love the subtle nautical touches you added with the striped top and rope belt! I interned at Ralph Lauren during college. They had the most amazing design inspiration closet!

  6. Love the outfit! Looks right at home in this location! Stunning as always.

    TFM Life & Style blog

  7. I love the way you've styled the dress Gabrielle and that belt goes so well with it x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  8. So many beautiful pics! Love your elegant Ralph Lauren look, I'm also a fan of this brand!
    Have a wonderful week :-)
    Olivia <3

  9. What a beautiful location and great outfit pictures too! Ralph Lauren is one of my favourite brands and such a great idea to style the polo neck underneath!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  10. You look stunning as ever. And this is a gorgeous place.

  11. What an a beautiful place! I love discovering princess-like place through your blog! Chic and elegant at your best, as always! Thank you for your support and sharing!

  12. Beautiful photos! Absolutely love your outfit! So classically perfect!

    xo, Jennifer

  13. Those boots! You just have the best travel style, Gabrielle! xx

  14. What a gorgeous look and in a beautiful setting - you definitely have a set aesthetic to your blog and it's such a gorgeous one!
    Amy xx

  15. Such ana mazing place Gab ! Love your dress by the way !
    Have a great start to your week !

  16. Such gorgeous pics, Gab! Your look is so chic and elegant! x


  17. You look absoluteluy stunning in this outfit _ this belt is so so intresting. This all pictures looks like someone has stolen them from book The secret garden .

  18. LOVE the additions of the rope belt and the polo neck to that dress, they work so perfectly together! Looking beautiful as ever and I absolutely love the locations you shoot in, Cliveden looks gorgeous! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  19. I love your look !
    You look so fabulous in this look. I have a big crush for the belt !

  20. I love Ralph Lauren as well! So Chic! Love your photos!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  21. You look very cute and love this shooting location!! Hope you'll have the best week ahead!! Xx Susanne -

  22. Gorgeous photos!

  23. Love your look babe, your boots looked badass, while your outfit looked so girly and chic. Also, your have really nice photos!

    Jessica |

  24. Amazing location, you always find the best spots and that hotel is unbelievable beautiful. Personally I am not so crazy about polo necks because I have a feeling that they give my face a different shape, however it's the first thing I grab in the cold season hahah Great look especially your boots, WOW !

  25. You look so pretty in this outfit, the boots are gorgeous and what an amazing place to visit.

    Nina's Style Blog

  26. Nice photograph as always! Loove the belt so much!


  27. I love your outfit!! <3 The layering is amazing! Also, you've got gorgeous hair!! And the pictures are really beautiful! :)

  28. wow! Dear, you look awesome! <3 Great photos :)


  29. Love this RL look. Definitely one of my favorite brands.

  30. I absolutely love the aesthetics you share on your blog, every new post leads to discovering beautiful places and outfits just as pretty! This dress is gorgeous and the material feels really good quality, it will see you through autumn and winter for a few years to come I'm sure! I really want to get myself a statement belt, the more I see the Gucci one the more I want it haha!

    Julia x
    Last Post: The Hidden Gardens of Paris |

  31. Yes! Yes! Both! Both! You look sooooo elegant, and LOVE the photos they came out great. But your photos are always good as is your style.

    Allie of

  32. I want both, a beautiful outfit and a beautiful setting. Your Ralph Lauren Dress is divine. I love the belt and the way you styled this outfit. Absolutely gorgeous.

  33. I love this post, you are somehow always bringing us the most beautiful content! Love what you do
    Isabelle x

  34. You look so classy in this ralph lauren outfit.
    Great travel look.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  35. Your outfit is absolutely stunning! I love those boots and your black and white coordination is gorgeous! Fab post with beautiful photos as always!

    Heather xx

  36. This outfit looks super classy on you! Such a beautiful combination

  37. the place looks so beautiful. You look amazing in the black dress.
    The Glossychic

  38. Everything about this look is so classy Gabrielle, and I love the way you have styled this beautiful chic Ralph Lauren dress, especially like the belt I actually thought the dress had come with it it looks so perfectly done.

    You look wonderful and a great outfit to wear to explore beautiful places such as Cliveden that's for sure.

    To add your makeup looks flawless here in this shoot, really pretty lipstick colour!

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous post with us!

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo

  39. I love polo necks, definitely in Fall and Winter. I love that you added character to the dress by adding the striped polo neck. Wonderful!

  40. You look so chic and polished here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  41. Nice outfit! You look gorgeous (:

    CM | XIII.

  42. Gorgeous outfit Gabrielle! Ralph Lauren is timeless. That fountain is so beautiful.

  43. This outfit is so gorgeous and chic! I love the belt.

    Gemma x

  44. Super post 😉


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