Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

Thursday, 17 May 2012

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(Jacket: Whistles, Dress: Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Mulberry)

For the first time in what feels like... a very long time I am not wearing trousers! (cool story Liv) but with the weather (a tiny bit) warmer, I welcomed the moment of sunshine with open arms and paraded my pasty pins for all to see! Saying that, it also had something to do with the fact I was wearing a dress that made me feel like a Hawaiian printed Grace Kelly- which, in my opinion, is only a good thing.

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Additionally, Mumma P and I ventured to a local tea room called Cabbages and Kings, to enjoy a spot of cream tea and salmon and eggs, which was absolutely delicious. As you may have realised, I LOVE afternoon tea so discovering places that aren't pricey plush restaurants is often a treat in itself - especially when they double up as gift emporiums and are beautifully homely and cosy, perfect! I also realised I'd quite like to be a still life food photographer, I know Winnie is exceptionally good at this kind of thing (if her posts don't make you hungry, nothing will), but can really image that would be my forte, maybe one day...

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46 comments:

  1. you look gorgeous! your photographs always look amazing xxx

    Beth

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  2. Such beautiful pictures! The dress is gorgeous x

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  3. That dress is so pretty on you, I love the pattern! Have you seen the Hawaiin playsuit in Miss Selfridge? It's amazing!
    Ah Helstead!! I live so close to there! Have you been in the Diner in Halstead, it's called 7 Diner, or something like that! We should go over the summer!
    I know what you mean, me and my mum are always on the lookout for good cream teas! It's one of my favourite past times, ha lame!
    xo.

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  4. Scone appreciation blog 2k12, and that is NOT a bad thing. I love your jacket; I keep looking for a leather one but they all seem to be cropped, which is beyond annoying. xxx

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  5. Such a beautiful outfit! I love going for tea, think it's the best thing to do on a nice afternoon! The place you visited looks so gorgeous, it's made me very hungry ha! xx

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  6. love the bunting in the first picture. I need to find cute places like this near me :)
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  7. That dress is beautiful! As is every single one of your pictures, I really like the last one for some reason :) You should definitely have a go at food photography, what a nice job that would be! Although I imagine you'd have to hire a personal trainer... constantly being surrounded by delicious food would be a disaster for my waistline haha x

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  8. That food looks delicious and seriously stop being so beautiful!

    I'm in love with your Whistles biker jacket, saw it the other day and it feels so amazing, so jealous! x

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  9. Your lovely photos remind me that I need to take my camera out with me more! Lovely xo

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  10. Amazing photos - although they're making me hungry! Love the outfit, the dress is lovely and summery! x

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  11. You look great! The photos have made me hungry!

    xx

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  12. Love that dress on you Liv, the print is seriously pretty! So jealous of your afternoon tea escapades as well, we don't have anything nearly as cute near where I live ): xx

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  13. Gorgeous dress, the print is perfect for this summer!

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  14. That dress is gorgeous and you styled it so well! I love the shoes too :)
    The food looks great, you've made my mouth water! x

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  15. Those pastries look amazing!! I love those shoes :) Oxfords are so nice and the bag!! I want one for college :)

    Check out my blog :)
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  16. Such a cute dress and tea room!

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  17. What lovely pictures! Your dress is so sweet and I love the jacket you've paired it with! Also, LOVE the title of your post' its one of my favourite Paul Simon songs! Graceland's one of the finest records ever!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net
    Shabby Apple $50 Giftcard Giveaway

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  18. This outfit looks like one of my go-to outfits: leather jacket, pretty dress, Alexa, done. There also need to be more places like Cabbages and Kings around here x

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  19. Love that leather jacket & the pictures are beautiful!

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  20. I have a major craving for Afternoon Tea now! You look lovely Olivia, i've been eyeing this dress up!
    Sophie
    x

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  21. That dress is so lovely, might have to treat myself at pay day. All that food looks so yummy! x

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  22. You always take such lovely photos, and that dress is seriously pretty. pasty pins are like the trademark of a brit girl too, so its good to see you parading yours with pride ;)

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  23. Such a pretty outfit :) Lovely photos as well! Jasmine x

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  24. Amazing dress and amazing cakes! The two best things ever
    :) xo

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  25. I need that dress! love the cake pictures - yum!

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  26. What a lovely looking place, and you look just as lovely too! The food looks amazing and I think you would definitely make a very good foodie photographer (although how anyone that does that job and doesn't weigh 100 stone is beyond me!) xx

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  27. I love this dress and if it makes you feel like Grace Kelly then you should roam about it as freely as you please! She's a babe. And embrace the warmer weather while you can! I've got loads of bottles of fake tan for my legs ready on standby!

    Gemma x


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  28. Hawaiian printed grace kelly is a good look on you olivia! The dress is so pretty and that afternoon tea looks incredible!
    xxx

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  29. You find such lovely tea places! This looks wonderful.. love the print on the dress too. It's supposed to get warmer this week finally <3 xx

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  30. That dress looks gorgeous on you! Your blog always makes me feel hungry as you always have such nice pictures of little cafes and food :) x

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  31. Your dress is gorgeous and really suits you! That little cafe looks perfect and your picture of the salmon and egg has made me have a serious craving for it now!
    Cara x

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  32. super cute dress and urghh you're making me hungry!!

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  33. I'm jealous of every item in this outfit! X

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  34. You look beautiful! That dress is adorable! The pastries look delicious!

    xoxo, Laura
    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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  35. love everything about this post- dress and brogues are beautiful and all the photos are lovely as always:)xo

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  36. Aww the bunting is so cute! x

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  37. Hmmm, scones and jam :o) looks fun xx

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  38. what a cute outfit! very summery, like the twist of the leather jacket :) (also, those cakes look delicious...)

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  39. not entirely sure where that link came from...

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  40. This is such a lovely outfit and I'm insanely jealous of the Mulberry! Also, that tea room looks lovely, perfect for the sunny spring weather that seems to be emerging at the moment.

    Alice x
    http://theviewfromthemorning.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. Hey gorg,
    You have a nice blog and this is a super cool post! ☺ we definitely have similar taste and it would be cool if we could follow each other? I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really glad I did, I will be checking back soon.
    If you have facebook, I would be so so so soooo grateful if you liked my page: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkdoll
    I have just uploaded a video to youtube and would loveit if you could tell me what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xObaUuKMn18&feature=g-upl
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  42. That looks like a gorgeous place to have afternoon tea. It really is an act of elegance isn't it?
    Love the dress too.
    R xx

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  43. lovely dress!

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  44. Love the styling!!
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    S xx

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