Monday, May 11, 2015

Stripes and Tea

For Mother's Day, our family had a tea party "extravaganza". While I do have a dainty dress with tea cups on it, I thought I would go another route with this striped dress from LOFT that I guess you could say is sort of "Mad Hatter" inspired. While I did receive lots of complements on the dress, the male members of the family all made jokes in the vein of "when are you getting out of jail?". (Now I know where my husband gets his "keen" sense of humor about my fashion from.) Anyway, I played up the boldness of the black and white stripes not with handcuffs or a ball and chain, but bright neon accessories and floral shoes instead. Being Mother's Day and all, you have to have something on that's floral!








Below you will find a few glimpses at the tea sandwiches that I made. Tea sandwiches are so fun to create and very easy to make. Now I want to have tea and tea sandwiches every Sunday! I made two types of sandwiches: turkey tea sandwiches and smoked salmon tea sandwiches. Both recipes are from Ina Garten and both are delicious!






Dress: LOFT striped flare dress Here
Shoes: Ann Klein
Belt: kate spade
Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Marly BB in Pistache
Necklace: Tiffany
Watch: Breguet
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"

Linking Up With: Turning Heads
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    1. Thank you! You can't go wrong with stripes!

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  2. Lovely pattern mixing here. Those heels are beautiful! Those tea sandwiches look amazingly good!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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    1. Thanks! Yes, the tea sandwiches were delightful!

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  3. Love, love, love the dress and shoes! I need to borrow this outfit for a wedding this weekend! I might need to grab a few tea sandwiches, too!

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    1. Thanks Laura! You might be able to still find this dress in stores. I hope you have a wonderful time at your wedding this weekend!

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  4. So much color & pattern! Love the little swirl on the side of your sunglasses! Rebecca// www.daisydisdain.com

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    1. Thank you! I am a big fan of color and pattern!

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  5. I need to go to a tea room! Love it, as I am a fan of teas.. Pretty dress, love the neon pops of yellow and pink!

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I love going to tea rooms, but it was also fun having tea at my family's home. Plus tea sandwiches are pretty simple to make!

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  6. As one who enjoys an afternoon cup of tea ... I'm salivating over your afternoon tea. You look great and that punch of color from your handbag is perfect! visiting from THT..

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    1. Thanks Celia! I also love afternoon tea, as you can obviously see! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love the bold dress for a tea party. I just attended one this past weekend (and had hubby snap my photo in my outfit for the Turning Heads Tuesday post.)

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  8. Love your sunglasses!! You look stunning! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

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  9. That striped dress and floral flats are both beautiful!

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