Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Afternoon Tea Darling ..what to wear?

So a few events have crept up on me quiet quickly, one being late lunch with my gorgeous girlfriends here in Cork on Saturday, and afternoon tea with my favourite Cloggers (Cork Bloggers & Surrounding areas!) on Sunday. Seriously its feast or famine with me when it comes to events or a get together! I ain't complaining!
I'm very excited to say the least, as not only do we get to dress up but I'll get to catch up with some really good friends....It always boils down to one thing though..what to wear? Seriously, I fret about these kind of things (First world problems and all that!) You'd swear I was having afternoon tea with the Queen herself, although that wouldn't surprise me with the Cloggers ;-)

So on that note I pulled together some looks one might wear to afternoon tea..I know its more formal in England, in bigger hotels in London like the Ritz etc, but I think its less formal when you're doing it with friends here in Ireland..Never the less afternoon tea is the perfect excuse to get dressed up but keep it fun & relaxed on that note here's my suggestions...all I need now is a bank account full of cash so that I can buy something to wear below!! Not likely so I'll have to resort to something already hanging in the wardrobe ...but one can dream...Enjoy xxx
Sisley Long sleeve  Dress Black Graphic Print €105.63, available here, River Island heels €77 available here, Beaded tassel bag from Oasis available here for €12.
Wrap pencil skirt with scallop detail €30.98 available here, White Ribbed polo neck €9.86 available here, Beige Fold over bag €39.44 available here, Rose Gold heels River Island €60 available here
Boohoo lace pencil skirt €13.38 available here, Black top €25.35, available here, Croc print clutch €21.13 available here, Black lace up strappy sandals €75 available here.
Floral 3D clutch  from asos €31.69 available here, White cami from River Island €22 available here, Asos Prom Skirt in Embroidered lace mesh €63.38 available here. Dune sandals €125.35 available here. Throw over a white/cream blazer with this look Penneys have gorgeous ones at the moment for €23.
Monochrome is always a good but chic. Above Topshop seamed black cigarette pants €29, available here. Lavish Alice cape €72 available from Topshop  here, Croc print patent heels €60 from River Island available here. Embellished bag from River Island €28 available in stores. Chicwish Black lace top €36.29 available here.
A girly look is perfectly suitable for afternoon tea!!Embellished Clutch bag by Lipsy £55, available here, Off the shoulder top €46 available here also available in Debenhams, Similar here for €21.13, Skirt €42 available here glitter bow heeled sandals €45.07 available here.
Love love love this dress from Littlewoods..Two Tone Collar lace dress €80 available from here, Asos Black strap heeled sandals €15.49, available here, New Look black clutch €24.99 available here,  Miss KG Lace Up Shoe boot €129 available here
Another fab look for afternoon tea, and again a littlewoods dress. In love with this dress so pretty and it comes in Black too...Crochet lace skater dress €94 available here. Asos Nude bag €25.35 available here. Nude patent heels €24 available here.
Of course not forgetting all the dresses ...Left to right Embossed dress in Navy €63.17, available here, Heels Dune available here,  or similar here , Warehouse gypsy Smock dress €78 available here, Black lace up barely there heels €55 available here, Black crepe floral print fitted dress €75, available here, River island fringe heels €42 available here.
If in doubt a jumpsuit is always the best option, at least that way your covered but at the same time you look smart and chic for any afternoon tea!
From Left; Asos Jumpsuit with gold metal cut out belt €70.42 Top left to right  Wrap jumpsuit with collar detail, €63.38, available here, Sleeveless shirt detail Jumpsuit in sage €63.38, available here, Lace off the shoulder jumpsuit €76.76 available here, Bottom Left to right; Nude jumpsuit with Peplum detail €63.38 available here, Roll Neck jumpsuit €35.20 available here.

Right, I'm off to have tea with the queen..
Have a good weekend everyone
Love Pam xx