Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all have something wonderful planned for the weekend. I bought this dress from Topshop when I was in London last year visiting Claudia. The rich green caught my eye before I noticed the origami-style folds on the skirt and bodice and I was sold.
Since I bought the dress I have probably worn it more than anything else currently in my wardrobe, every time with different accessories. I felt like I was yet to do it justice (even if I liked the shoes, my jewellery didn’t work in with everything else I was wearing etc.).
On this particular occasion I was meeting my friend Lucy for High Tea. I LOVE High Tea. It is one of my favourite things to do, not just because it is such a girly activity that involves indulging in bite-sized pieces of edible perfection, but it’s a chance to dress up. If you have read my background to fashion in the “About” section of this blog, you’ll know that Lucy was the person who first introduced me to fashion and how to put an outfit together. Because of this (although I know it’s ridiculous to have these thoughts as Lucy is one of the sweetest and least judgemental people I know) I always feel a certain amount of pressure to be well presented when I see her. Maybe because I know that Lucy herself will always look beautiful.
I set about finding the perfect outfit for our high tea. This dress has more of a fitted silhouette than I usually wear- in fact when I first put this outfit on I felt like it was verging on a corporate look. I decided on these leopard pointed-toe pumps from French Connection to keep the outfit fun, and a black Review belt to cinch my waistline.
I thought these rose gold earrings and bracelets from Mimco and this bangle from Ted Baker worked in well with the colours in my shoes without overwhelming the dress and used this black and rose-gold Mimco clutch to tie the whole outfit together.
High Tea with Lucy at Tea Vine House was beautiful. We were there long after every other patron had deserted the place, gossiping and laughing and reminiscing.