This Saturday it was my daughter’s eighteenth birthday afternoon tea-party for her and her friends. Although the sun wasn’t exactly shining brightly – it was warm enough, and most importantly it was dry! I’ll be doing a full blog post and a You Tube video all about it soon, but for now, here’s my Weekly Wardrobe with the outfit I wore….
I thought the classic 1950’s style is perfect for afternoon tea, so I chose the same outfit that I wore to my sister’s birthday party – a teal dress with red roses and a short-sleeved cross-over top. Both are from Lindy bop – my favourite place for ‘fifties styling. If you read the reviews on their website, you’ll see that the sizing unfortunately does vary. The top is a Medium/12-14. It fits fine, but I’m definitely a size 16 at the moment. So if you’re between two sizes and considering buying the ‘Janey’ top, then definitely go down a size.
The dress is a 14 and a little on the tight side. I can get away with it because there’s some stretch to the fabric – so do look at the reviews and at the fabric before choosing a size if you’re not sure.
I bought the red and white gingham shoes second hand from ebay and are from New Look. They’re a great summer staple for me and perfect for livening up a boring outfit a little when your toe-nail varnish is too chipped to wear sandals!
Shop the look:
The same top but in teal blue:
Similar red shrug:
I’m linking up with Not Dressed as Lamb for #IwillwearwhatIlike. Last week Catherine did a great round-up post of all her favourite outfits submitted by her blog readers. If bright and colourful is your thing, then definitely go and have a look!