Darling little summer outfits


We've been getting some darling new little summer outfits in lately and we just had to share some of them with you. Many of them just happen to be by Darling London, as well! This summer's event attire is all about dresses with cute prints and lots of fun skirts.

We asked blink babe Bethany to model a few for you. So here she is looking fabulous and ready for any summer event:

 Darling Amethyst Maxi Dress and silver Sol Sana Joaquin Slides

Darling Amethyst Maxi Dress and silver Sol Sana Joaquin Slides

 Black Free People tank paired with a nude Darling Roxy Skirt

Black Free People tank paired with a nude Darling Roxy Skirt

 Darling Tahliah Cami Dress in rose cloud

Darling Tahliah Cami Dress in rose cloud

 Darling Hilda Tunic

Darling Hilda Tunic

 Black Darling Marigold Skirt and nude Issy Jumper top

Black Darling Marigold Skirt and nude Issy Jumper top

 Apricot floral skirt and nude crop top

Apricot floral skirt and nude crop top


Holiday Wishlists


'Tis almost the season! With the chillier days and white stuff starting to fall, it is a reminder that the holidays are right around the corner. And that means... HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

Gift-giving can be daunting. You want to get just the right thing, that you know the recipient will LOVE, right? We want to help make this easy for you. 

Iceblink gets excited about holiday shopping! We love helping you find perfect, lovely and soft gifts for your friends, family, and/or special someone. That's why we are again offering our Iceblink Wishlist program. 

Here's how it works:

  1. Drop by the store, wander around, and start dreaming of all the lovely things that you hope to find wrapped under your tree this year...
  2. Let one of the sales associates know that you'd like to start a wishlist!
  3. Point out what you want to the sales associate - they'll even note the size and colours you want.
  4. Tell your friends and family that you have an Iceblink Wishlist.
  5. We will take care of the rest!

We will keep track of your list, which you can add to at any time. We'll make sure that you get what you want, in the right size and colour, with no duplicates! 

If you'd like to purchase off someone's wishlist, just mention their name to the sales associate and they will show you what is left on the list, and they can even gift wrap for you! ;) 

Happy holiday shopping, blink babes!


Fashion Sundays

Blink Babe Katie wrote our first guest post! Read on as she shares a bit of her fashion advice with you and why you should take part in Fashion Sundays


Consider this question:  What's your style?

How can we even begin to answer this question when for most of our lives, we are wearing a uniform?  Sure, you can add personal flare to your work clothes, or your child-tending clothes (do I really want spit-up on this blouse?), or even your pyjamas.... but for most of us we rarely have an opportunity to experiment with style, dress-code-free. 

This is why I reserve the right to my "Fashion Sundays".  Sundays are lazy days - no one expects anything from me, and I don't expect anything from myself.  I wake up when I'm ready to (no kids yet!), and I get dressed in a leisurely way, first asking myself - how am I feeling today? Sassy? Casual? Elegant? Glum? And I dress accordingly! I deliberately break fashion rules by wearing dresses to garden, by pairing delicate feminine garments with harsh sporty or urban styles, by donning paint clad or torn clothes, by digging up old garments that probably smell a little bit too much like my 30-year-old particle board dresser ("What? This old thing?" *smiles coyly... coughs*).  

The point is, on Sundays I'm just a little more free and relaxed to do what I want in general, and if my outfit is a reflection of whatever is going on inside, then my dress can be a little more relaxed, too - a little less bound by rules, and a little more creative and fun.

This Sunday, be creative and have fun. Dress to your mood - *whatever* it is! 

-kt


Wedding season is upon us


Wedding season has arrived! Have an upcoming nuptial to attend? Already thinking about what to wear? 

We've got you covered. It's one of our favourite times of the year - the arrival of beautiful spring and summer sundresses. And one of our favourite lines, Darling London, has many great options for you. Beautiful colours and prints in classic, vintage shapes that look great on anyone! 

Pop in today to check out this summer's selection. They are fun, flirtatious, and just plain fantastic! 

 Elle Dress

Elle Dress

 Leilani Dress

Leilani Dress

 Marion Dress

Marion Dress

 Aoifie Fitted Dress

Aoifie Fitted Dress

 Jaylee Dress

Jaylee Dress

 Ambar Dress

Ambar Dress

 Matillda Fitted Dress

Matillda Fitted Dress


Fashion Frolic: Denim

Fashion Frolic is a recurring blog feature discussing and showcasing new and upcoming fashion trends.


Jeans never go out of style. They're classic. A good pair of jeans goes with everything. You can dress them up or wear them for a more casual look. So why restrict denim to just your pants? 

Denim is on trend. It's popping up everywhere this season. And in more than just pants - tops, skirts, shorts, dresses, rompers, jumpsuits, jackets. In different shapes, colours, textures and patterns. It's classic, vintage, and modern all in one. 

Below are a few of the beautiful denim trends and pieces we have in store right now. We highly recommend adding one or two to your regular wardrobe and experimenting with different ways to wear them! 

Printed denim. 

 Rails Carter Tencel Denim Light Vintage Grid Buttondown.

Rails Carter Tencel Denim Light Vintage Grid Buttondown.

 Rails Daphne Tencel Denim Floral Burnout Cropped Buttondown.

Rails Daphne Tencel Denim Floral Burnout Cropped Buttondown.

Raw hems.

 Free People Rock Denim Uptown Short.

Free People Rock Denim Uptown Short.

One piece. 

 Free People Lou Denim One Piece. 

Free People Lou Denim One Piece. 

 Free People The Wind and More Retro One Piece

Free People The Wind and More Retro One Piece

 Yoga Jeans Sleeveless Tencel Denim Shirt Dress.

Yoga Jeans Sleeveless Tencel Denim Shirt Dress.

 Gentle Fawn Hannah Tencel Denim Romper.

Gentle Fawn Hannah Tencel Denim Romper.

 Free People XX Mini Dress.

Free People XX Mini Dress.

70s vintage. 

 Free People Dreaming of Denim Tunic.

Free People Dreaming of Denim Tunic.

The mini. 

 Free People Zip To It Denim Mini Skirt.

Free People Zip To It Denim Mini Skirt.

The classic jacket.

 Yoga Jeans Classic Jean Jacket.

Yoga Jeans Classic Jean Jacket.

Talk about versatile. So many of these pieces can be carried over to other seasons, too! Layer them up, mix textures, add colours. Never go out of style. 

Denim. On trend.


Shop small, shop local.


Has the spring(ish) weather got you excited to add some new pieces to your closet? Do you find yourself perusing the plethora of online shops for something to wear to an upcoming summer event?

If you find yourself heading online to shop for soft clothing + lovely things, here are a few reasons to keep it local:

Support the local economy: Not only does shopping local keep your money local, but it provides jobs and opportunities to grow the economy. 

Build a sense of community: Small, independent businesses make many donations to local community groups and events. Also, knowledge of who your money is supporting builds a sense of responsibility to your community. 

Personal experience: Make shopping an interactive experience. People have a natural affinity for interaction. Socialize. Get opinions and advice from staff.

Try before you buy: No need to fret over complicated returns and shipping. Save yourself the disappointment of your clothing not fitting or looking like the online photo. See it and try it for yourself first! Maybe even try a new trend that you would have never considered.

Product knowledge: You don't have to research yourself! Let the sales associates answer any questions you may have and teach you about new trends and ways to wear different pieces. 

Instant gratification: Walk out of the store in your new clothes! No need to wait days, or weeks, to try on your new purchases. 

We greatly, greatly appreciate our many dedicated customers who resist the urge and shop local. We love you for shopping local and supporting iceblink!

THANK YOU!

#shopyk