An Outfit for A Champagne Afternoon Tea

 For the past week i had been scouring the internet and my local stores for something to wear for a hen doo which was a champagne afternoon tea at the Beautiful Llanerch Vineyard. The Hen is one of my dearest friends and she always always looks stunning. But what do you wear to afternoon tea? And what’s worse the weather is being all kind of crazy at the moment, to trouser or to dress..that was the question.
It just so happened it turned out to be an absolute glorious sunny mild day.
So after the hairdressers i had an hour to find something at my local shops, and this beautiful River Island dress was on sale( you can keep an eye on the latest sales at River Island here which is a big help!).

I had actually swooned after this baby when it was full price. The kimono sleeves are ticking some major style boxes and also dress it down making it easy to wear in the day time. Granted i didn’t realise how short it was in the changing room, but at least its slightly longer at the back, making it ok for even a tall gal like me.
I added in my new mules, again a great day shoe for when you want a heel but a skinny stiletto heel is just too dressy,  a pop of orange with my Fossil bag which was tied together nicely with this yosa necklace. After over a week of stressing about what to wear, i was actually really pleased with this last minute option.
Normally when i panic purchase it usually ends up in the never-to-be-worn-gain pile. But this time i think i did good.
Pat pat on the back for me 😉

Dress:River Island

Mules: F&F

Bag: Fossil c/o Mcarthur Glen (last spring)

Necklace: Yosa

Ps how d’you like the new hair? It’s not *quite* what i was going for, but the new sunkissed look is growing on me. At this rate i’ll be blonde by summer 😉 haha!

Have you ever been for afternoon tea? I have to say it was wonderful, even catering for me with a gluten free tea! What would you wear to such an event?


  1. May 24, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    It looks really great as does your hair!!!xx

  2. May 25, 2015 / 10:51 am

    This dress is gorgeous and I love the pop of orange in your clutch, great colour to choose for a pop with this outfit 🙂

  3. May 25, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    really liking the hair ( so speaks the girl making her way back to her blond roots) Great outfit, that dress is perfect.

  4. May 26, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    i love both the dress and the heels, so pretty! and your hair's looking great as well:-) i've never had proper afternoon tea even though i've planned to go out for it for quite a long while, haha.. will have to actually go and do it soon! xx

  5. May 26, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Oh WOW! The print on that dress is just gorgeous, Rachel. And I'm definitely loving the new hair; looks lovely x

  6. May 26, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Fabulous dress! That print and color are perfect for you. Love the way you styled it with the mules. I've been iffy about mules since I gave them up back in 10th grade, but I may need to try out a pair again!

    Jyoti @

  7. May 28, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    I host a fashion link up every Thursday would love to have you come join us

  8. May 30, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Love the hair colour on you Rachel! It's warming & really suits you! Love the dress too & am seriously lusting over the mules! Andrea x

  9. May 31, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Stunning ! And such a good price.

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