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!