Scones, clotted cream and tea of every flavour – the ladies of Fab Four Fashion are off to enjoy a quintessentially English delight – afternoon tea. Introduced to England by the 7th Duchess of Bedford after she complained of “having a sinking feeling” later in the day, afternoon tea became the perfect remedy. Join us as we enjoy afternoon nibbles while keeping it oh so fancy!
Another day, another opportunity to glam up with the squad!
I seem to really be gravitating towards florals this spring. While it is the “typical” spring thing, this is quite new for me…. And I’m loving it! This little number jumped on my screen as I was perusing the H&M website (side bar, did you hear that H&M will soon offer online shopping?!!??!! It took them long enough but I for one am VERY GLAD!)
But the print wasn’t the only thing that attracted me to this little number. The fit! Oh the fit. It’s just perfect. The strategically placed seams allow this dress to hug you in all the right places. While it’s fitted it’s very comfortable and sucks you right in. This is really a thing of sewing magic.
I decided to allow the dress to play center stage so I paired it with very minimal accessories. I had to break out the birdcage tho LOL. I added these purple pumps because, well, pop of color. You know how I do. LOL I was thinking about my Mom with this pairing because, as she would say, “it goes together”. It’s one of those things that’s hard to explain, but when it goes, it just goes!
Spring is upon us, and it’s time to bring out our lovely floral pattern skirts and dresses and enjoy the beautiful weather. One thing my girls and I enjoy during spring and summer, is going to high tea.
For a high tea event, I’m always torn between wearing a nice flowing dress, a fitted wiggle dress, or a nice skirt. This time my heart settled on this beautiful skirt that I stumble upon on Instagram when I was perusing through @iambeauticurve’s page. I clicked on the pic to get the deets of her outfit, and yeah baby I too was able to score this 2 piece yellow flower patterned skirt and crop top.
That same night I visited the Forever 21 store closest to my home. I must admit, I wasn’t too crazy about the complete coordinate set on me so I only went with the skirt. I was very impressed with the material and love the sheen it has to it. It’s a great fit on me and I love the fact that it is high waisted and flares out. Besides, yellow compliments my skin tone very well and I’m a sucker for a floral pattern. A little confession: I was never a huge fan of floral patterns but once I found the right floral pattern I changed my mind.
For our high tea outing, I wore my new skirt with my off white high collar top which I also found at Forever 21 a few months ago. To complete my look I wore my gold triangle earrings and my cream and gold pumps by Ivanka Trump.
Ok now I’m ready to go, I just hope they will have my favorite high tea delicacies, which are biscuits, jam and crème fraiche.
I so love going for a proper English afternoon tea! My sis and I started trying afternoon tea at various hotels many years ago when we were still living in Montreal, and the trend has continued ever since!
Of course, it goes without saying that an important part of these outings is the outfit. I love wearing fun , flirty, feminine pieces for these high tea activities; makes me feel like a proper English lady.
I am still in love with all looks mod inspired, so this dress appealed to my retro sensibilities. The cool print and soft sheen immediately caught my attention when I clapped eyes on it on the salesperson in the store; and the short length that shows of my gams to perfection, made for a real winner! I love this style of lose fitted dress as you never need worry about those dreaded panty lines and no need to loosen anything after a big meal;-) To me, the key to the success of this style of dress is to ensure the areas that are supposed to be fitted (i.e. the shoulders and bust), fit well. If they are too big, it will look more sack like (no one wants that!)
There’s no doubt that this dress was the star of my look, all I had to add was some nude pumps, a little sparkle at my ears and wrist and I was ready for my finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream!
The Fab Four ladies and I will make any excuse to 1. get together and 2. have said get together over a lovely meal.
I really created this outfit around these mellow yellow pumps! They are oh so comfortable, I could literally wear them for hours. They’re faux suede with an ankle strap and I just love the pointed toe.
Moving up from the shoes is this gloriously feminine skirt. I love its fullness and the high low situation as well. The material is neoprene which helps give the skirt that puffy fullness I mentioned earlier.
Another nod to femininity is this black and white off the shoulder top. Those of you who follow our blog regularly will recognize this top. I just love having items in my wardrobe I can reach for over and over again.
My friends, my look is complete and I’m off to enjoy another cuppa! LOL
Tah Tah for now,
The Fab Four