Oh boy, I do love a bit of afternoon tea and this was a good-en! As a little treat my sweet toothed friend Jermaine booked this afternoon tea for us. We’ve been to a number of different styled afternoon tea but this one was by far my favorite. It was so vintage and kitsch!
Plus the food was yummy, we had a pot of Russian Earl Grey tea to share. Then we tucked into our beautifully laid out cake stand starting with sandwiches of egg mayo and cranberry with cream cheese, I’m not usually an egg mayo or cream cheese kind of girl but these were very nice. We then went on to our favorites, the scones! Not only were they super soft and fluffy but I loved the extra touch of using shot glasses for the clotted cream and jam. To finish off we had a brownie square each, I was far to full for the little meringue’s and they were coffee flavored which is my least favorite flavor! All in all it was a very fun afternoon and a very yummy one too!
Not only was the food great but the decor of the place was on point too! With lots of the home decor item for sale, let me tell you it was very hard resisting not to buy anything! Follow me at Twitter and Facebook.
Sometimes an outfit just comes together and everything goes swimmingly, this is one of those times! Like I said in my last post, I’ve rekindled my love for vintage and this has leaded me to digging out all my vintage treasures. This dress being one of them, it’s from my friends over at Mad Elizabeth. This time around I ditched the tights (although it’s a little short, its far too hot for tights!!) and teamed with my sandals and beloved fedora hat… We all know how much I love a hat. Then the outfit was born which I wore it for a dinner date with Dave.
Dress c/o Mad Elizabeth Vintage
Bag – Vintage, Thrift
I’ve reunited my love for vintage clothing, I mean my love for second hand clothes is always strong but I’ve been watching This Old Thing and I do love Dawn O’Porter. Watching the show has given me the push to buy some new to me vintage clothes. If you haven’t seen the show it’s worth a watch, sometimes it does annoy me. As there’s a lot of repetition in the script, with most of the tips Dawn gives I know already and some of the people she’s trying to style are annoying as hell… If they don’t like vintage clothing, why sign up for a vintage make-over?! I do feel for Dawn when they are so rude and hating on everything retro. But I do really enjoy seeing what Dawn’s going to be wearing and seeing all the different vintage gems on show. This skirt is an old favorite but I have a couple posts lined up over the next week which features some new treasures. I can’t wait to show you! For now I’ll leave you with a simple outfit from our weekend walk.
What I’m wearing -
Skirt, Belt & Bag – Vintage, Thrift
Wowezer we’ve been having a heat wave here in Britain, it seams us Brits are never happy with the weather. It’s either too hot or too cold! I’m pretty happy with the warm weather, the only time I have a problem with it is on the tube.. It’s so darn hot underground! Well onto this outfit, I do love a good vintage dress and to pay homage to this 70’s one I left my hair wavy and added tan leather accessories. In an attempt at combating the heat I rolled up the sleeves and didn’t even think about wearing tights, far to warm for that. I kept it buttoned up, I went for style over practicality but it was well worth it, even if a little hot.
What I’m wearing -
Loafers – Office
Bag – Topshop
Glasses – Cheap Monday
Grace Kelly The Princess Of Monaco -
The film stars Nicole Kidman (who I’m rather fond of in Bewitched) and tells the story of Grace Kelly’s transformation from movie star to royal princess. I won’t go to much into the story line, as I do not wish to spoil it for those who haven’t seen the film but I will talk about the beautiful style of the film, not only is the fashion amazingly re-created but the film it’s self is beautiful and how could it not be with Monaco as it’s back drop!
Last year I visited Monaco and I truly fell in love with the city, so when I saw this film advertised I knew I had to see it. Luckily I was given the chance to see it along with a friend at the cinema, thanks to the kind folks at Glitzy Secrets! What better way to spend a girly afternoon than lusting over the super chic 60’s style. The film is jam-packed with 60’s sprit and the silhouettes and dresses to match, with lots of cute lady like separates, the stylist Gigi Lepage is incredible and I truly believe her creation and inspiration of Grace Kelly is what makes the film beyond dreamy.
I think Nicole was the perfect choice for the casting of Grace, as she oozes class and suits the vintage look down to a tee. I’ve included some of my favorite styles from the film. I love the array of hats on display in the film, the cat eye sunglasses are another firm favorite of mine. The use of scarfs also caught my eye, either worn tied around the neck or as a head scarf either way I’m digging these lady like vibes. The whole cinematic feel to this film has me lusting after a holiday to the South of France and dressing head-to-toe in vintage 60’s glamour. Have you seen the film? What did you think of the styling and which was your favorite look?
Hello there, it’s been a while, my apologies! What with doing a nightshifts and a very busy weekend I just haven’t found the time for outfit photographs. I’d hoped to capture this outfit on Saturday but it was jam packed and alas no time… We headed into central London with Dave’s parents and jumped on a boat for a ride down the Thames to welcome the Clipper Race boats over the finish line after a year at sea! This isn’t my usual thing but it sure was fun and I didn’t get seasick!! Score! Haha… I wore my new kimono from Wallis, which I totally fell in love with the forest flower print. I’m also wearing new sandals from Urban Outfitters, I brought these to wear with this dress for an up coming wedding. I really like the 50’s feel they had and think they look pretty darn good with jeans too. What I’m wearing -
Fedora Hat & Sandals – Urban Outfitters
Kimono – Wallis
Top & Jeans - Topshop
Bag – ASOS
Some day’s I just want to be comfy and today was one of them day’s. After completing a nightshift I wanted ease and comfort from my outfit. I opted for a blouse, trainers and jeans. To make the outfit more me, I added a headscarf, which also gives the look a 50’s spin. I think it’s the little touches that gives this look that rockabilly 50’s hint, with my jeans rolled up, leather jacket and bold red lippie.
I got these little trainers last year thanks to the folks at Voucher Codes, I’ve never really worn them enough but I love them with jeans and I guess now that I’m into jeans means they’ll get a lot more outings. Which is great as they are super comfy and got me through my nightshift hell ;-)
Bag – Vintage
Leather Jacket – Wallis