English Tea Date - The Longline Blouse and Topshop Blazer

21 January 2012



Can you see my happiness and giddiness in those photos? Well you might think I'm all excited over my new shirt dress and the awesome blazer I'd totally forgotten about and had just dug out of my wardrobe but...you'd be wrong.

There's only one thing that gets me feeling so cheery and that's cupcakes. Pathetic. But true!

I had a lunch date with a friend, the plan being to head to a place called 'Sunshine Bakery', a small cafe that just so happens to be the National Cupcake winner! I think lunch dates call for casual but chic outfits. I put on a new shirt dress I picked up a few days ago and after developing a love for my beige blazer I remembered this pale grey blazer I had left here in England when I moved to Korea. Coming back home to my old wardrobe after over two years away feels like Christmas. So many things I'd forgotten I had! So I paired them together with my casual staple, leggings and the new cowboy boots.
Stone longline blouse - Dorothy Perkins - Link!
Accessorising - Rolex watch, Swarovski heart bracelet, Accessorize ring.
Stone Longline Blouse - Dorothy Perkins - Link!  Pale Grey Blazer - Topshop
 

I really like my new blouse, it's simple and sleek. The material is light, feminine and doesn't feel cheap. I always hate when the material lets something down. The tie on the waist helps to show off your figure in a flattering way. I particularly like it though because of the gold buttons which lift it from a run of the mill shirt dress (well, for shorter people it could be) to something that looks a lot more expensive than it really is.

The cafe was very small and kitsch. I chose a 'Superfoods' salad with smoked salmon, purely to balance the guilt of the cupcake to follow. Of course, being English, it's almost compulsory to have a pot of tea with your cake.
 
 
 

Everything was yummy, yummy, yum! It was a true English afternoon. If you're ever in Leeds (slim chance I guess but you never know) give it a try!

So, what have are you up to this weekend? Enjoying the break I hope.

xxx

73 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, elegant look! You look like a princess. And that looks like the most adorable little restaurant - those cupcakes look to die for!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  2. My word, those cupcakes look delicious! Mmmm, I'm hungry just looking at them
    And at the same time, I feel like going shopping because your outfit is just so wonderfully chic! <3 Haha, that blazer, blouse, and scarf together are divine :)

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  3. Yummy-looking! And you look gorgeous and chic as usual :)

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  4. Wow those cupcakes look amazinggg! And your outfit is lovely :) x

    hellosunshine26.blogspot.com

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  5. You look lovely and that cafe looks so cool! Loving the scarf, I've started taking in scarfs a bit more when I'm out and about and I'm pretty sure that's the influence of some of your ootd's!

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  6. I adore the blouse and blazer combination. And that cafe looks amazing! xo

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  7. SUch a lovely blouse! Your outfit is beautiful. I'm loving your blog :-) x x

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  8. Very gorgeous
    Great blog, I´ll follow
    xoxo

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  9. I think it is time to change the name of your blog! :) I see you absolutely gorgeous!
    Peach color looks amazing with your skin tone!

    Gladly will follow your blog and your looks!
    Hope to see you in mine one day! :)

    Greetings from Spain! Kseniya
    http://unachicafashiontastica.blogspot.com/

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  10. Buying the blouse as we speak! xxxx

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  11. I WISH I LIVED IN ENGLAND :)

    you look so cute !

    I love the scarf and the blazer <3

    - marla

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  12. hallo and thank you for your lovely comments :)

    my obsession with accessories drives my husband crazy :) but I cant help myself :)

    I really really like your blog and I am following you.

    xxx

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  13. Love the blouse and the scarf....actually LOVE the entire outfit.
    The cupcakes look delish!

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  14. I love your outfit - you're so pretty!! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment!

    Xo, Laura
    www.flannelcashmere.blogspot.com

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  15. Gosh I'm absolutely in love with that blouse! The pretty gold detail is so nice :) Great outfit and looks like you had some awesome food!

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  16. where abouts in leeds is the cupcake place? i live in the little town next to leeds haha! btw love the outfit!x

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  17. The shirt and blazer are great! So classy :)

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  18. Amazing pics!!
    Kisses
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  19. Absolutely stunning photos! Such a gleaming smile :)
    Just saw that you are following me so thought i'd pop over to say hello! Gorgeous blog you have :)
    Loving your long blonde hair! Always wanted mine that length :)
    X x x

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  20. cute outfit xx

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  21. Love this scarf with the blazer!
    xoxo
    M.

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  22. You are way beautiful!! You really have perfect complexion! I love your shirt dress and blazer with the scarf. Perfect lunch date look! Cupcakes make me happy too! Plus how can a place called Sunshine Bakery NOT make you smile!

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  23. cute! I love cupcakes too. And I loved that sigh ... so cool! xx
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  24. this is a lovely blouse it looks amazing on you, yumm those cupcakes look amazing

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  25. Um, I think you could pose in a burlap sack and look gorgeous, silly beauty. Love this outfit tho.

    Virginia @ http://theblessedwardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love this whole outfit!!
    Looks great on you!

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  27. love this look!! The shirt is such a classic peice!!
    gorgeous
    xx

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  28. love it all! and i miss you! :(

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  29. Small, cozy cafes are the best. That blazer is beautiful and chic.
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  30. I found your blog today and really like it. Following now dear. Can you follow me back?
    Kisses from Perú
    Inés
    http://enisdaba.blogspot.com

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  31. cute!

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  32. this outfit is perfect! I am loving the colors on you!!

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  33. Your blouse is so girly and feminine. I actually have one very similar!

    XO,
    Pauline

    http://instinctofstyle.blogspot.com
    http://www.youtube.com/instinctofstyle

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  34. love these photos, the pink scarf looks great.

    will be following your blog!

    <3
    pia
    http://everlightly.blogspot.com/

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  35. Such a cute cupcake shop. I will definitely be checking out the blouse from DP.

    Don't forget to check out my nail polish giveaway in my blog.

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  36. Very Cute!

    Would you like follow each other ?

    XOXO

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  37. I absolutely love your scarf :D you're so pretty! :D xxxx

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  38. I get the same way when muffins are involved!

    Nice top!

    Xo
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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  39. Lovely outfit. I've never been to that place, heard lots about it though x

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  40. That place looks adorable not to mention yummy! Craving cupcakes now :)! Love the outfit as well
    xxx
    www.miabellaluna.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow, you're really pretty and stylish and you have an interesting blog. Want to follow each other? x

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  42. The link to the blouse doesn't work! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try again? I need to buy it, hehe @jellypigs on twitter if thats easier! <3

    You look gorgeous :D x

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry the link wasn't working. Typical that the one thing I linked was a broken link. I'm still quite new to this blogging lark, can you tell?!

      Anyway, I fixed it now and it should be working. Let me know if it's not though!

      x

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  43. Love your look and style!


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  44. I looove afternoon tea so looking at your pictures made me feel hungry ^o^ Your outfit is super cute too! love the pink color of your scarf.

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  45. You llooook amazing! in this:') the scarf is just beautiful :) lovely post.

    love,x
    http://elliebeaa.blogspot.com

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  46. Thank you to everyone for all the lovely, kind comments. I've been out and about this weekend so I haven't had much time to reply to people on here. I have read each and every comment though and will do my best to stop by everyone's blogs soon to comment back and answer any questions you have asked!

    I hope you have all had a great weekend :)

    xxx

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  47. Oh, you are sooo pretty! I LOVE your jewelry!

    Please follow me for an upcoming GIVEAWAY!
    ILL RETURN THE FAVOR!!

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  48. LOVE the outfit! Simple and chic at the same time! Thanks for following my blog lovely, yours is just delightful!! I am dying to Visit England! xoxox

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  49. Really nice outfit!!!!

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  50. You remind me of Blake Lively :)! I love your outfit, it's so elegant and I love how the scarf compliments your blazer and the blouse! Sunshine Bakery looks lovely, I love the little cup and saucer and the look of the cupcakes :) xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  51. You look gorgeous! Completely stunning!
    Absolutely love this look!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  52. Such a great look, really love the blazer!

    XO,
    Erin
    erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  53. Great Outfit and Pics!!!
    loved

    xx

    www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  54. gorgeous blog! i am now following...i don't know why you want whiter teeth you look great!! xxxx

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  55. WOWWWWWWWWWW
    look at those cupcakes ..
    it would make me happy too let me tell ya!

    :) your outfit is so cute
    i love that blazer ..



    xoxo
    Melina ♥

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  56. Really pretty color combo! xo Jet

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  57. I love this outfit so much! you have a gorgeous sense of style!

    started following you, new to blogging :)

    Laura xo
    cupsofteaandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  58. you are so beautiful!! I LOVE THE BLAZER!! :)

    I really like your blog, I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapitalblog.com

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  59. I live in Leeds and have never come across this place, where is it?! I love your outfit by the way x

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  60. love your blog just found it!
    such a great outfit i'm a huge fan of blazers!
    check out my blog and follow me!
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  61. OMG you're so effing beautiful! Your blog is amazing & your outfit, so chic! Definitely following you!

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  62. I love the outfit!!

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  63. what a lovely look, I love it, great pieces.

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  64. so cute i love this outfit, darling!

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  65. Love this outfit xx think your blog is fab - maybe we could follow each other xxx

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