With a little girl and by my spouse, I only want a proper house

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

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(Dress: Zara, Jacket: Whistles, Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Peekaboo Vintage)

Admittedly, this is a little dressier than my normal outfit posts. It's not often I'm seen galavanting around central London wearing a pink prom dress and a beehive (as much as I fancy myself as 2012's answer to Audrey Hepburn, somehow I don't think that'll happen...) but a certain afternoon tea requires a certain special dress, right?

On Sunday I was lucky enough to continue birthday celebrations, and joined some of my closest family in a truly British afternoon tea, at The Goring Hotel, which being one of the Queen Mother's favourite places for tea as well as the place Kate stayed before the Royal Wedding, certainly deserved a little dressing up. Now, if you've been reading my blog long enough (or in the last week or so...) you will know I LOVE cream tea. I will go out of my way to pick up some Sainsbury's Scones for lunch, and trust me, my fridge is never without a jar of Hartley's jam, so as you can imagine- this was a treat and a half. We gobbled on so many finger sandwiches, scones and some of the tastiest tarts I've ever tasted (alliteration at it's finest there!) followed by, what I can only assume was a good 7+ cups of tea (these pictures make me feel full just looking at them...) Additionally, the interior was a dream, making me feel (slightly) like a Middleton myself!

Have you had any lovely afternoon tea recently? You know I love ANY suggestions!

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x

58 comments:

  1. remarkably lovely post. everything is soft and feminine.
    kw, ladiesinnavy

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  2. You look beautiful, I love how you've done your hair. Was that hard? Afternoon tea looks amazing, I used to love going to Betty's tea room when I was in York. That's worth a visit if you're ever up North :)
    xxx

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  3. I don't even know Liv, I just don't know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz3F-aj1DdA

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  4. Beautiful outfit and the food looks wonderful! x

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  5. wow this looks so fabulous! i love your dress as well, sounds like you had a great time feeling like a princess :)
    i love your blog! x

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  6. Oh my gosh what fabulous photos. If I had walked past those flowers I definitely would have thought 'PHOTO OP!' too! :D

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  7. This looks like such a perfect way to celebrate your birthday! I went to Claridge's a while ago and it was amazing (and the perfect thing to blog about- http://somehow-someday.blogspot.com/2012/04/10042012-time-for-tea.html)I really want to go to The Goring now though!
    x

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  8. one of my fave posts!!you look so chic and feminine! LOVE the dress :) xxx

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  9. In love with your photographs as ever Liv, and how beautiful was your outfit?! Those shoes are a dream (: hope to see you soon lovely! xx

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  10. i need that jacket!

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  11. The happy birthday cake and plate is such a lovely gesture.

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  12. It looks like a lovely day! You look gorgeous! :)

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  13. You look great and sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! Those sandwiches look scrumptious :)

    -Rose

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  14. So glad you had a lovely birthday kitten, this look so cute! You looked stunning BTW, and your hair is lush xxx

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  15. such a cute neckline!

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  16. Such a lovely mixture of delicacy and edginess!

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  17. olivia you are so damn pretty it's unfair! love the shoes! x

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  18. Oh those look scrummy! I too love a good cream scone and tea! I haven't had one in a while though, our fridge is usually packed with victoria sponges or jam/cream doughnuts (which I had yesterday) can't get enough!

    You look wonderful too and those shoes are pretty sweet!

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  19. That all looks so delicious! You look beautiful, that dresses so pretty.

    Julia x

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  20. I'd love to go somewhere like this, just so I could get dressed up like you x

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  21. Wow, this looks so nice! Going for afternoon tea next weekend for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary - actually can't wait!

    You look amazing as always! :)
    xo

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  22. Aww i love these photos! :D

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  23. ahhh such a pretty post. Love the dress on you too, looks stunning

    Mel x
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  24. Browns in London does an amazing afternoon tea. And gin ;)

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  25. Bloody hell Liv, do you wanna stop looking so gorgeous?! I love afternoon tea but don't do it as much as I'd like because I'm a weirdo sandwich hater and I think it'd be a little odd just going along for the tea and cakes! xx

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  26. You look stunning! The scones look so yummy, I love afternoon tea! xo

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  27. You look gorgeous, loving the Audrey Hepburn look! Did you do your hair yourself? OMG if so!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  28. hahah i love your tea madness- that's how i am with a nice cup of coffee. it's a treat in itself! and i love how you celebrate your birthday all week long, i'm the same way :) this looks like such a lovely afternoon- i absolutely love all your pictures

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  29. I love your bag, it's gorgeous!

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  30. Woww that dress is amazing! You always look so beautiful *.*

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  31. Olivia this is my dream world!

    You should really do a beehive tutorial, I'm crap at styling my hair and your always looks divine!

    Becky @ life.style.flash. x

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  32. I want your jacket and shoes !!! ♥ Amazing! ;D

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  33. so pretty! the food looks yum! x

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  34. the neckline of that dress is so gorgeous! lovely colour as well x

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    x

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  35. Oh you look absolutely stunning, perfect for afternoon tea in London. Effortlessly romantically wonderful!dimplesdiaries
    x

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  36. You look beautiful Liv! It sounds like such an amazing day :) x

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  37. This outfit is all sorts of awesome!

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    x

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  38. So elegant i love it!
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    S xx

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  39. Your outfit is adorable. I love the powder pink color scheme. I'm also very much in love with your shoes. The curved heel and glitter detail is super cute!

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    1. you look gorgeous, very chic look for a chic settig :) x

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  40. you look amazing! love these blush tones but on me i look sickely. oh and belated happy bday hun!! :) xx

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  41. Ooh well you might just have to take a look at our "two for tea" feature in Wish Mag! :D we must go together some time!!

    such a cute outfit my dear, everso glamorous!
    Xx

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  42. The tea looks incredible and you look so pretty! Beautiful dress and shoes and I love your hair! I went to the tea rooms in Marlborough and had an amazingly quaint little cream tea experience, it was fun!

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  43. woohoo :)
    that dress is gorgeous!

    xx

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  44. Ooooh that looks gorgeous!!I'm a big lover of all things tea and cream tea especially too and had an amazing afternoon tea at Libery's when I was in London last week, you dress is beautiful too :)

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    xx

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  45. your dress and shoes are BEAUTIFUL!
    xx

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  46. Gorgeous dress can't believe it's Zara!

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  47. you look super pretty! and that afternoon tea looks so so perfect. Im moving to london for a few months soon! cant wait!

    LeaLea
    www.lealeaho.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. I love your dress! The neckline is so pretty!

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  49. Beautiful dress. I love the neck detail. X

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  50. Your dress is stunning! :) x

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  51. Gorgeous outfit, I love your hair bee-hived it is beyond beautiful.

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  52. Your hair looks wonderful! I am feeling really hungry for an afternoon tea right now too.

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  53. The best afternoon tea ever - for me, it has to be at the very swanky Lucknam Park near Bath. I don't know who their pastry chef is, but she (or he) makes even the plainest of shortbreads ambrosia-like, while the fancier creations are TDF! xx

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  54. Your dress is amazing !
    I am curious to see your dresses' collection :p

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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