Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't drink tea?

Monday, 4 June 2012

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(Jumper: C/O Nelly.com, Skirt: Whistles, Shoes: X/O Next, Rings: Topshop, Belt: Topshop, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

Happy Jubilee! I found this quote by Noel Coward whilst browsing You Know You're British When and I'm pretty sure it sums up the way many people have spent this Jubilee weekend (and also a very true statement - I've probably had one too many cups today!) Anyway, as mentioned in yesterday's post, I couldn't resist getting into the regal spirit by adorning my favourite Queen colour shades, in something I'd like to think wouldn't look out of place in the Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe- and what can I say, it certainly makes a difference from my usual trouser combinations (I even hear Kate has this Whistles skirt in pale blue!) I felt incredibly ladylike in this ballerina-come-Carrie Bradshaw skirt and loose Nelly fluffy jumper, especially with these matching Next shoes- so as you can imagine, serious skirt swooshing was in order.

Additionally, the skirt and jumper made for the perfect lazy afternoon outfit, especially after the truly British feast I had this lunchtime at my nan's house! With fresh sponge, finger sandwiches, cream tea and scones- I'm certainly feeling a little full writing this and looking at the photographs!

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How are you (if in the U.K) celebrating this Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend? I'm off to watch the rest of the BBC Concert!


x

73 comments:

  1. Olivia you look gorgeous! I love your outfit, the skirt and jumper are just beautiful :) I love the colours of them, so obsessed with pastels atm!!
    Those little sandwiches look so cute hehe :)
    Love Holz oxo
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  2. That skirt is gorgeous I love it! You look fabulous :) xx

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  3. Definitely some Queenly shades - would agree you look a little Carrie Bradshaw meets Romola Garai! :-)

    Makes you very proud to be British doesn't it? Tea, cake, wry humour, smiles in the face of drizzle . . . ! Magic!

    Jem xXx

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  4. Made me so hungry and I've stuffed my face today with cake and biscuits! Your skirt is wonderful, you look sweet!

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  5. you look amazing. i wish i could pull off such a ladylike and elegant outfit the same way that you can! the food looks lovely. i've used today as an excuse to triple my tea intake and eat lots of cake! :) x

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  6. Haha I think it is super funny and cute how you British girls all couldn't live without tea! Lovely outfit btw :)
    Lilly x

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  7. Lovely outfit as usual, Olivia xo

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  8. had a massive street party today, was brilliant :) x

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  9. You look gorgeous as always!
    Today I've had a bbq and now I am watching the concert too! The Queen is so adorable!!

    xx

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  10. Wowww this outfit! I love the colours together.

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  11. OMG My camera does that too sometimes where it will throw off the color of a photo somewhere along the half of the picture :( But I love the muted colors of your outfit, its so feminine!

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  12. This outfit is amazing, the colours go together so well. I love how cosy the jumper looks too xx

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  13. Loving your skirt and jumper, really looking for one like yours :) xo

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  14. That skirt is soo lovely. xxx
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  15. I love all your colours of your gorgeous outfit! XO.

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  16. so chic outfit, love the skirt and shoes :)
    but still mine fav photos are food :D hahah

    xx

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  17. love these photos, love your outfit!
    x

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  18. I don't know why, but your so typically british and its so cute! I love the skirt and jumper combo

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  19. the loveliness in this post is inspiring. you look so well-dressed and the colors and textures are soft and feminine.
    -kw, ladiesinnavy

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  20. Love the pastel colours! And I love your photos :)

    Kirsti xx
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  21. that skirt is so pretty Olivia! :)

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    p.s check out the giveaway on my blog :)

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  22. So ladylike and demure! Nothing like some lovely tea time :)

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  23. Such a beautiful outfit. I really like these skirts but I think I am a little short for them!

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  24. I love this outfit, I think I say that about every one! I love the colour of the skirt and you jubilee celebration sounds lovely :)

    Julia x

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  25. you look incredible, the outfit really is beautiful. sounds like you have had a lovely jubilee weekend too, the food looks divine! xo

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  26. Absolutely love that skirt!
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    S xx

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  27. SCONES <3 You look very regal! xxx ps, once all these bank holidays are out of the way, keep an eye on your post (and don't judge me too much!)

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  28. so adorable. yummmmmmy scones and tea!

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  29. Liv you are such a beaut!!

    xx

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  30. beautiful...i love the food!
    3lin

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  31. You look gorgeous, I love the skirt! And that victoria sponge cake looks delicious!

    Gem x
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  32. omg! love British feasts like this one! =) you've got such an amazing traditions guys! =);)
    and you look beautiful again sweetie;)=)

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  33. What a beautiful outfit, you are absolutely stunning.
    I watched the concert too, The Queen is wonderful.

    Jess x

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  34. I love that skirt :) I want scones! x

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  35. i love this outfit so much! amazing.

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  36. Such a pretty outfit! I'm so annoyed I've missed out on getting dressed up and drinking gallons of tea because I've been at work all weekend x

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  37. Oh yum! Looks and sounds like fun! I love your outfit, so pretty. I can definitely see Kate in that skirt.

    x

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  38. please can you stop being such a beautiful little creature, because you're putting us all to shame in your beautiful skirt and jumper too.
    that is all thanks :) x

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  39. Love this outfit, you look so cute and lovely and very British indeed! Hope you've had a lovely weekend xx

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  40. You look gorgeous! You can pull anything off, your outfit it looks so vintage and British! x

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  41. Love your outfit choice, very pretty xxx

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  42. This outfit is amazing! and i love you hair.

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  43. As a Brit currently living in Cape Town, this post has just made me slightly homesick!!
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  44. Such a stunning outfit, you done the queen proud!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  45. Love the outfit especially woth the pastel green/minty green skirt!
    And gosh, i'm going to go make myself a nice cup of jasmin tea right this minute!

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  46. Lovely outfit! Love the two colours together. xo

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  47. possibly my favourite outfit you've ever done, beautiful!x

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  48. I've had my eye on those shoes for a while now, think after seeing this I may have to take the plunge! Your photos are amazing as always x

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  49. I had afternoon tea on Sunday which was lovely! It's been such a lovely, special weekend. Love this outfit too :)
    x

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  50. I love the colours of this is outfit- your skirt is beautiful! x

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  51. These colours looks so pretty together, I love the swooshyness of the skirt : ) And you're right, this quote is perfect! Infact I can feel myself edging closer and closer to the kettle as I type this

    xx

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  52. You always take such lovely photos :) I love your pastel jumper and sunglasses!
    Kirsty
    kirsty-elizabeth-loves.blogspot.com
    xx

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  53. Such a cute outfit, I love the little studded belt!
    Happy Jubilee!

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  54. Aw you look so lovely in your candy-coloured outfit, very chic! And yum the sandwiches look delicious, I'm such a fan of this fluffy whitebread at the moment! mmhhh hungry...

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  55. pretty skirt:)

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  56. ADOre the colour combo!xxx

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  57. Liv, you look beautiful! x

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  58. What lovely movement in that skirt! x

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  59. Your outfit is gorgeous xx
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    xx

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  61. gourgeous colours in your outfit post and you make your food look so scrummy!

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  62. I love your sunglasses.

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  64. Oh my god...:) I do love this outfit! So lovely, I think this is the best among yours,the colors of your sweater and skirt go so well! and also I like the pictures of foods! Looks very tasty

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  65. Ahh you can't beat tea from a teapot! It always tastes better. :)

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  66. I have major clothes envy right now! I love everything about this outfit- the jumper and skirt are such pretty shades.
    Ooh also those cakes look exceedingly yummy- the Jubilee was such a good excuse to eat lots of cake!
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    x

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  67. love this outfit! great jumper and skirt:) and the pictures make me feel very British hehe:)xo

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  68. SO SO pretty lady.

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    shyla x

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  69. i love the skirt!
    its simply a must have for me!
    when i get payed i'm going to buy one!!
    xo

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