Afternoon tea at the Willard Intercontinental
This Sunday we got the chance to revisit our incredible wedding venue, The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, for their cherry blossom afternoon tea. My outfit of choice? A blouse + full skirt + statement pearl necklaces + nude heels.
The blouse is from H&M, one of my go-to places for stylish but basic pieces. The sheer blouse is great for warmer weather, and you can easily layer a white long-sleeve tee underneath for extra warmth. I wore the Heattech Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Tee underneath from Uniqlo – these are incredible for layering or wearing on their own!
The skirt is from Charlotte Russe (similar one here) and I shared it on the blog a while back. I’ve worn this with blouses and sweaters, in the winter and summer, with boots and with heels – it’s an incredibly versatile and affordable piece.
I’m not terribly fussy when it comes to shoes, as long as they look nice and are comfortable. I would recommend a pair of nude pumps for anyone, because they’re easy to match and help elongate your legs.
You may remember the statement necklace from my Stella & Dot review. I love pearls for dressing up an outfit, but sometimes they can look too matronly. This piece offers a fun twist on the classic pearls and works for both casual and dresy outfits.
Now for some actual photos from afternoon tea!
Sorry for the terrible quality – my Sony A5000 died so I was at the mercy of my iPhone 6s. Purse of the day was my good ol’ Saint Laurent Cabas Tote. I think they discontinued it for a little bit, but brought it back again. I’m a big fan of the minimal and elegant designs of Saint Laurent bags ❤️
I don’t usually buy designer clothes (as evident from the blouse and skirt), except when it comes to outerwear. I adore Burberry because their silhouettes are really flattering and the fit is impeccable. So of course, a Burberry trench coat is a must-have for me, and it’s such a versatile + classic piece, totally worth the $$$. They have sales twice a year, or you can try the outlets during major holidays for 30% off!
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- Have you ever had afternoon tea before? My goal is to try afternoon tea at every city I visit, and so far my favorite experience has been at the Corinthia Hotel in London (of course). So if you have any recommendations, let me know!
- What’s on your summer fashion wishlist? Any particular trends or accessories you want to try? Let me know!