What I Wore to High Tea

I had the most divine High Tea experience recently.  It was all whimsical decor, delightful dainties to nibble on, flavoursome tea to sip and the best part, chatting the afternoon away with my Gorgeous Girls.

But, what did I wear?  Nice of you to ask!  Thank you, you’re so sweet.

What I wore to High Tea was a gorgeous TL Wood pinstriped coat (thrifted from the Red Cross) over a Veronika Maine blue dress (more than $100 off RRP), with Leona Edmiston Pins patterned tights in blue (purchased from the Leona Vintage store in Balmain).  I accessorised with my buttercream Awkward! Alannah Hill lady bag (a birthday gift from the Welshman and Boyo a few years ago), a vintage 40s shearling collar from The Vintage Shop in Sydney (just couldn’t resist it), Mimco lavender and pearl bow earrings (on sale of course) and a Zara black and leopard woollen hat (goodness, I think I broke my own rule and paid retail!).

It was too cold to wear anything other than my favourite Seed Femme ankle boots (on sale baby!) as you can hide a pair of socks in them for warm tootsies.  I wore an Estee Lauder pink lipstick called Crystal Baby, which was part of my fab DJs gift with purchase.

How did I feel in what I wore to High Tea?  I felt girlishly pretty and stylishly ladylike and thankfully, I felt warm!

When I was getting dressed, I did my customary dash downstairs to ask the Welshman and Boyo their opinion.  I asked if it was too much.  The Welshman replied “It would be for normal people”.  I’m choosing to take that as a compliment!  They’re both not a fan of the neck fur, but I had to ignore their advice in the interests of being warm.

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  • Twinkle in the Eye - 29 July 2012 - 9.46 pm

    How cute are you!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren/y - 29 July 2012 - 9.11 pm

    Is the collar the one you tweeted about and I encouraged you to buy? Love your outifut, kinda love you too! x Thanks for showing me your foxy style!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 30 July 2012 - 7.46 am

      Bless your little cotton socks, Lauren! This collar is shearling, so a posh word for sheepskin, so is doubly OK because a) it’s older than me and b) sheepskin isn’t seen as “fur”. The fur thing I tweeted about was a 1940s vintage fur stole that I was buying for a costume party that I wound up being too sick to go to. It is a bit much for daily wear, but oh so beautiful. I felt like it needed to be rescued and given a safe home. I might wear it one day. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • AParentingLife - 23 July 2012 - 11.14 pm

    Totally love the hat. It really makes the outfitReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 24 July 2012 - 6.56 am

      Why, thank you! It needs a little love – the elastic band needs immediate replacing with a hair comb. As it won’t be able to be seen, I think this is something that even someone of my very limited skills could manage! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mama Stylista - 23 July 2012 - 8.43 pm

    I love the collar, I have a few vintage fur coats. I’m totally ok with vintage fur too. Love,love, love those tights! The hat is the icing on the cake xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 July 2012 - 8.59 pm

      I have the most divine 1940s fur stole that I found for $45 in my local Vinnies. I spent $10 getting a little bit stitched back together. They usually sell them for $150-250. It is so gorgeous but I’m just not quite sure where to wear it. I just couldn’t leave it there!

      Oh, Leona makes the best tights. Such beautiful colours too. I saw that hat in Zara through the door as I was racing past one day and had to zip in to get it. It’s so cute, and the leopard bow is detachable, so it could be redecorated to suit many outfits.
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  • Becci Swan - 23 July 2012 - 1.18 pm

    Love it! I love a fur collar (faux of course) but my family also veto’s it. We must go op shopping soon, I can hardly ever find treasures (except for some leopard skin ankle boots recently), even in Rozelle!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 July 2012 - 6.14 pm

      And yes, let’s do the Rozelle Markets one day. When it stops raining and I stop needing to nap all weekend! xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 July 2012 - 6.12 pm

      This is the best kind of fur collar. It’s vintage (at least 60 years ago) and it’s actually shearling (sheepskin) which people are much less squeamish about! I’m actually OK with vintage fur though – I figure they died a long long time ago and should be celebrated.
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  • bbeingcool - 23 July 2012 - 12.48 pm

    I love this! I love knowing I am not the only one who remembers those rare times I pay RRP!! I also love the Welshman, he is hilarious! Great outfit babes… as always, you stylish devil. I am so gonna come to your neighbourhood for some op-shopping… Count. On. It!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 23 July 2012 - 6.13 pm

      I think it might be my epitaph – “Never Pay Retail!”. You gotta love the Welshman 😉 Next time there’s a bloggy thingy in Sydney, make sure to set aside a few hours and we’ll go opshopping, ‘kay!
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  • Norlin Mustapha - 23 July 2012 - 10.19 am

    You always look so CHIC!! Love that fur collar and that coat you snagged from Red Cross! Why do they have nicer stuff where you are???ReplyCancel

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