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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Why We Need To Embrace Glamour!

How to style silk for daytime casual wear
Let's face it, glamour has taken on a whole other meaning now and has done so for the past decade.  However, if we take it at face value it literally means 'an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing'.  Nothing to be misconstrued there, right? Wrong.  Because over time we seem to be turning our backs on this word, which is a massive shame imo because it pretty much sums up what we all love so much.  The enchantment, the magic, the 'magpie effect' (simply put: attracted to shiny things).  So, with the festive season upon us and sparkles making an entrance left, right and centre, it's time to preach a little about the beauty of being glamorous!  The true meaning of the word, that is...
Waddesdon Manor Back of House Fountain
Rosie Fox Jewellery Lace Pearl Diamond Choker
Luxury Fashion Blogger Silk Slip Styling

Waddesdon Manor Back of House Fountain
Oof!  I've long been preaching about the shinier side of life here when it comes to fashion on A Glass Of Ice, but now I feel it more than ever.  Needless to say, it's all a matter of personal taste; but if you're looking for someone to give you the go-ahead to push forward and release your inner glamour... consider this it.  We're bombarded with advice on how to tone down our looks to be more casual; casual at the office, casual on a date etc.  But, what if that's not what we actually want?  There's a lot to be said for adding a touch of glamour to our outfits and experiencing the benefits of doing so.  To start with, as simplistic as it sounds, there's the feeling of satisfaction that comes with catching your reflection and noticing something beautiful within your outfit.  Secondly, there's the endless conversation points. ''Gorgeous necklace.''  Thanks!  ''I love your stilettos.''  Thank you!  ''That material is incredible.''  Too kind!  And then of course there's the confidence that comes with being bold enough to wear what you love.  And if those things happen to be glamorous, fabulous.
Rosie Fox Jewellery Lace Pearl White Gold Choker
Why we need to embrace glamour into our outfits
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Rosie Fox Pearl Lace White Gold Choker


Jacket - GAP (khaki version)

Shirt - Ralph Lauren   |   Clutch - Biba

Boots - Hobbs

Silk Nightdress - Bonsoir of London

Jewellery - Gold Lace Choker & Gold Lace Bracelet c/o Rosie Fox


Rosie Fox Jewellery Gold Lace Bracelet
GAP UK Shearling Brown Tan Jacket
Waddesdon Manor Gold Black Gates
Why We Need To Embrace Looking Glamorous
Rosie Fox Handmade Jewellery Review
It's probably quite clear which part of this outfit started the 'glamour train' of thought; hello gold lace and pearl jewellery set!  This beautiful duo has been handmade by Rosie Fox Jewellery here in the UK and contributes the perfect dose of glamour to any outfit; holiday season or otherwise.  At first glance, I put the set aside for evening occasions, only to stop myself somewhere along the line and decide they were far too beautiful to only be seen at night.  They deserve sunshine.  Another dose of glamour within this outfit is served by the silk nightgown, although worn as a skirt.  Silk slips/gowns can be easily concealed underneath shirts and/or jumpers to give the appearance of an ultra-luxe daytime piece from your wardrobe.  Ta-dah!
UK Gap Brown Tan Shearling Jacket Styling
Why We Should All Embrace Looking Glamorous
How to Style Silk Nightwear For Daytime Wear
Waddesdon Manor Travel Blog Review 2018
Now is definitely the time to tap into the glamour within; it's the festive season after all!  Just... don't restrict yourself to evening events; this is the perfect moment to whip out the chic, luxurious pieces you've been hiding in your wardrobe for that 'special occasion' and wear them now.  Anywhere, everywhere.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on this outfit, as well as how you like to inject some glamour into your outfits?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to Rosie Fox Jewellery for working with me on this post!



  1. Yes glamour should still be embraced for sure. The chocker necklace is so delicate and pretty and I love how it offsets the rugged quality in the jacket and these jackets are so having a moment. You look great in this one,

    Allie of

  2. You always manage to look so glamorous, you are definitely achieving that goal with this outfit! Such clever layering with the silk slip and those jewellery pieces are gorgeous :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :) It's feeling like summer here, we are in the middle of a heatwave!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. I am obsessed with this entire article! I am in love with the message to add glamour back into our daily lives. I love each and every single photo and how you edited it all together. Brava! XO, Ellese


  4. Love this! You look so glamorous that's for sure! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x

  5. Oh Gabrielle you are the very picture of glamour with this incredible look! And I love the message to embrace a little bit of glamour on an everyday basis. Wearing even one beautiful or luxurious piece can make us feel all the more special as well as elevate our style and confidence. I like to do that with my jewelry or my Cartier watch.

  6. I love that aviator jacket you’re wearing! I almost bought and all black one last year but didn’t end up going for it as it gets so cold so quickly in Toronto that it wasn’t long before I had to wear my parka every single day and I knew I wouldn’t get much wear out of it.

    I couldn’t agree more that sometimes it feels great to dress up and really go all-out! A lot of the conversation these days is about how to make things more casual and how to tone them down, but that’s not always what I’m going for, and sometimes I want to look like I’ve made an effort because that can feel awesome!

  7. Love, love, love this outfit. The skirt looks fantastic on you, which can be hard to pull off with a silk slip skirt. And the choker/bracelet combo is gorgeous. Great styling as always!

  8. wow this skirt is everything on you. The intricate details of your outfit are so pretty!

  9. what a gorgeous look! that silk dress adds that elegant finish to the outfit and I LOVE it! you always manage to look glamorous, girl!! x
    have a wonderful day!

  10. A little bit of glamour never hurt anyone. I like your thought with this post and you look great. That coat is everything.

  11. This is the second time I see a satin skirt styled for winter today and I feel like I need to get one. It looks glamorous in the best sense of the word indeed.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  12. You look so glam!
    I love your jacket
    and your fabulous blings.


  13. I like very much your posts Gabrielle. You have a perfect mix of fashion, beautiful location and amazing photos. You are a very beautiful skirt and your outfit is very glamorous!!!
    Have a nice day and don't miss my latest post, now on my blog Eniwhere Fashion. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    #Shopping: Ventitré Calzature. Come scegliere una scarpa bassa.

  14. I didn't even know the true meaning of this word. Such a great post and such beautiful photographs! What a gorgeous place too.

    Marianne x

  15. I agree, and try to do this. I think glamour can be found in each day. You certainly look glamorous here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  16. The photos for this post are absoloutely perfect Gabrielle! I totally agree, I hate that we're all toning things down but Christmas, as you say, is the perfect chance to introduce a little glamour. I'll be starting small but I'm hoping to go full force by the time the Christmas parties come around!

    Musings & More

  17. I really need to embrace glamour more! I'm obsessed with all your accessories - amazing styling!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  18. Yes!! I love a good sparkle, especially during the holiday season! :D
    You should be proud of your boldness and amazing outfits!

    xo Noor

  19. Yaasss to Glamour. Sparkle on babe. Adore your statement choker.Accessories are also my fav way to inject some glam into my style.


  20. Yes to glamour!! You definitely nailed too! That whole outfit is stunning

  21. What a stunning place and you look amazing! LOVE those boots with that jacket!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  22. I agree we shouldn't be afraid to dress glamorous no matter the occasion. You look so amazing!
    Keep the glamour coming!

  23. Totally agree!! People now a days think when you're not in jeans or leggings, you're over dressed and there is no such thing. We should have fun when getting dressed and make the most of it. And go even more over the top for the holiday time!! You look amazing, love this outfit and place :)) x

  24. These pictures are so dreamyyy! I love the elegant and chic vibes these pictures bring! Beautiful Gab! <3


  25. Sooo glam! These are delicate and elegant accessories! Yes, the time has come to flaunt sparkly items.

  26. I do agree with what you said. We're surrounded with advice on how to tone everything down. What's with being dressed casual all time time anyway? Why not live a little? Why shouldn't we be glam on everyday basis?

    I love how you've paired this feminine styling with an aviator unexpected and very much glam. I do like the jewellery pieces as well, they're quite eye-catching and absolutely gorgeous. Lace and pearls is a winning combo.

  27. I'm guilty of leaving the shinier side behind. This post is inspiring :)


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