Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Cameo's, Espadrille's, Tea and Cake.

Today I met up with my girls, it was so lovely to see them! The sun came back out after the spot of rain this morning, and we went for tea.

This is what I wore, I wanted to go without the tights but as it had been raining I thought I better wear them just in case! I love this stripey dress, it's brand new and only cost £7 from Ethal Austin. It's really simple and i'm loving stripes at the minute! The only thing i'm not too keen on is the elasticated waist but it's easily fixed with a belt. I love this belt and have had it for years, I can't even remember where it's from I just love that it's got a thick section, makes it a bit more different than just a plain black belt.

My espidrilles are one of my favourite pairs of shoes. I got them from ASOS years ago and to be honest they are a bit tatty now but still very wearable!

And I had to wear my beloved Cameo ring and brooch. The ring was made by a friend's boyfriend's mum and the brooch was a 21st birthday present from my mum. I absolutely love it and it goes perfectly with my soft blazer from Primark.

I was umming and ahhing about which bag to wear with this outfit, I didn't really want to take my Cath Kidston bag, even though it's the most delicious bag I own, it didn't exactly go being covered in cowboys anyway so I decided on a canvas bag, and what better canvas bag that my Tim Minchin canvas bag that my friend got me when she went to see him live. (I'm not a bit jealous! Not one little bit...) Here is the beautiful Tim, singing a very funny song (or should that be power ballad?!) about canvas bags: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvnYIxv_364&feature=related

As it would be rude not to, we popped into Topshop and because I had no money but can't resist a sale I got a really cute necklace with two little birds on, I only wear gold jewellery because I constantly wear two real gold rings and i'm really glad Topshop sells a lot of gold coloured jewellery.

So finally the reason for the day was in fact to have a catch up and go for tea. We went to The Olde Young Tea house, a lovely little teashop which has just opened in Middlesbrough. It's vintage style with mismatched cups, saucers and teapots is really welcoming. And the music from the record player makes it a really relaxed place to be. It's also uber fashionable, ran by Carli-Jayne Mcnaught who last year graduated from Cleveland College of Art and Design with a Ba (Hons) in Fashion Enterprise, and spent the last year working in Saville Row in London!

You can choose from over sixty varieties of teas from around the world which are displayed in jars all along one wall, and either have a light lunch or a slice of whichever cake there is that day. Today it was Lemon and Poppyseed cake which i'm so glad about because it's my favourite and was delish! I washed it down with a mug of Green Tea. Also my favourite and I have to say it was the nicest Green Tea i've ever tasted! It had a slight flowery taste which was lovely. And it came in a Cath Kidston mug, which just added to the delights of the place. Here's a little taster for you if you're ever in the Middlesbrough area and fancy a cuppa and a slice of cake!

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