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Firstly, sorry for mentioning the dreaded 'C' word.  Believe me when I say it won't be popping up very often here on my blog over this time as I want A Glass Of Ice to continue being a destination of relief for readers!  Though, there's a very good reason as to why I've chosen to bring it up now.  Fashion - and our approach to fashion - is changing.  Whether it's for the better or not is up to the individual; which is exactly why I'd love to hear where your head is at right now.  Has Covid-19 changed how you feel about fashion?  But before we continue, let's just get one thing straight: I'm not preaching 'less' shopping.  Instead, I'm pointing out the birth of 'different' shopping...
Moda in Pelle Shore
Chanel Vintage Gold Rope Twist Clip-on Earrings
Chanel Vintage Gold Rope Twist Clip-On Earrings
I've learned more life lessons over the past couple of months than I could possibly count, however for now let's just focus on fashion and the overriding change of habit so many of us are experiencing.  I'm focussing on investment accessories.  Timeless designs in neutral shades.  Instead of adding a dozen different dresses to my summer wardrobe, I'm cherry-picking a few toned-down animal print and broderie anglaise summer dresses (as shown in my try-on ASOS haul over on my new Youtube channel!).  As opposed to constantly updating my jewellery collection with cheap earrings that turn green after a few wears, these gorgeous vintage Chanel rope clip-on twist earrings are my new beauties.  And to avoid buying a new pair of heels for each occasion to match the hues of the outfit, these versatile nude Moda in Pelle Shore heels have been added to my 'shoedrobe' - complete with faux pearl embellishment at the heel.  These days and evenings spent at home have shone a great light on how we can both make the most of what we have already sitting prettily in our wardrobes, as well as add special, timeless pieces into the mix to renew our love for each new season's styling - without declaring bankruptcy in the process!
Moda in Pelle Pearl Heel Shoes
Another huge revelation during this time, has been how I've become much more interested in gifting fashion to others.  More than ever, these times require us to show others just how much they mean to us -and I've found sending pretty little cards and treats (often in the form of fashion) has been a brilliant way of doing exactly this.  This also prompted me to start putting together small bags of clothing I no longer appreciate to take to a charity shop once they re-open.  Because after all, fashion should be loved and appreciated in the same way you felt upon purchase.  If the magic isn't there for you anymore, perhaps it's time to give it a new home?
Ralph Lauren Zebra Print Shirt Dress

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Dress - Ralph Lauren


Earrings - Chanel Vintage (sourced at Designer Exchange)

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a pretty glass of water collage
gold zebra print pattern
Moda in Pelle fashion blog collaboration
So, to answer my own question.  How I feel about fashion has definitely changed due to Covid-19.  My approach to fashion has become a little less selfish, a touch more guided and a tad more sustainable.  This topic is of particular interest to me right now and so I'd truly love to hear your thoughts on the topic.  Has Covid-10 changed how you feel about fashion?  Let me know in the comments below!  

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With love,

Gabrielle x