Dressing for High Tea






My girlfriend treated me to high-tea for my birthday last week and it was soooo good! We visited Tracy Cakes in Murrayville and to say the food was delicious is an understatement. We were offered a two-tier stand of treats: an assortment of sandwiches on the bottom and dessert pastries and scones on top. The pineapple scones were my favorite paired with a cream and jam spread.









We had a lot of fun dressing up for the occasion. The key to dressing for high-tea is to look and feel classy and lady-like. You don't even need to spend an arm and a leg to accomplish this! I've had this vintage pill box hat for quite a while and was waiting for an excuse to wear it. Sometimes you can pick up hats at garage sales, vintage markets, or flea markets. A lot of accessory stores are now selling facinators and other hair accessories that would be fitting for high tea.

I wore a simple dress paired with my classic rockstud Valentinos to complete the look. Floral dresses are also very fitting for high-tea. To read a previous post where I hosted a high-tea party click here, here and here for more fashion inspiration.

Photos courtesy of Larissa xoxo

O U T F I T  D E T A I L S:
1. Dress: similar
2. Hat: similar here, here and here
3. Shoes: Valentino
4. Clutch: Ever New similar

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  1. I used to go to high tea with my mom all the time! So fun and I love the hat. So chic!!!!

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    1. SO much fun! My first time ever was in London. That must be such a great memory that you have with her.

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  2. I love high tea - it's such a perfect way to spend an afternoon!
    I love your outfit too - the vintage pill box hat is gorgeous!
    Julia x
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    1. I agree! I could go to high-tea every week if possible! Thanks love!

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  3. Holaa!! El vestido es divino y me encanta el color. Estás guapisima. Besitos

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  4. Beautiful! Love that coffee shop looks great, love your Valentinos :)I have the black version but want this color as well.
    Happy weekend.
    Aurela

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    1. Thanks love! The tea place was lovely =). OO the black Valentinos are a must-have staple for sure!

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  5. What a great post! You look beautiful, perfect outfit. The whole setting looks so vintage, love it!!! Now I wanna go high tea to dress up ����

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    1. Thanks love! It did have a very vintage vibe. It was a lot of fun! We should go sometime <3

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  6. How cute is this! You definitely were dressed for high-tea! Now I want to do this with my girls!

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  7. So jealous! Going to high tea is one of my secret childhood dreams. I don't even drink tea, I just want to go for the experience!

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    1. The funny thing is, I don't drink it usually either. I'm more of a cold drink person. But they had a grapefruit tea here that was really tasty, and I just put a few ice cubes in it =P

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  8. High tea is just too charming! Not only insanely delicious with cups and cups of tea and endles of treats, a perfect excuse to go lady! And as you said, the key is to dress so you feel lady-like. Obsessing over your hat, so chic to the dress and perfect for the occasion! Love that the top looks like a rose, a very lovely dose of pretty! Xx

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    1. Aww thanks love, such a sweet thing to say. I'm glad this look has your approval miss fashion queen <3

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  9. Very nice pictures and great look, I miss a picture of you both. xoxo

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  10. You look gorgeous, as always, girlie! How nice of your friend to treat you for high tea for your birthday; I'm sure you had a wonderful time, the food looks so good! Thanks for sharing some tips on what to wear, I'll definitely be keeping them in mind! Have a great weekend, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Thanks Jalisa! It was so nice of her to do so. Hopefully you can use the tips when you go for high-tea =)

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  11. Wow Rina you look so sophisticated and polished in this ladylike ensemble! I love the accessories you added, especially the pill-box hat, which adds a retro touch.

    That was sweet of your friend to treat you. I hope you had fun!

    Wishing you a fab weekend!

    Saba x

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    1. Thanks so much Saba! That's what I was going for =)

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    2. You definitely succeeded! You're so welcome.

      xx

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  12. Such a cute and fun post to read! Thanks for sharing, babe! xo, sharon

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  13. Such a fun hat, I love it. So chic!!!!I love your outfit too.
    xx
    Cinzia

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    1. So happy that I finally had an excuse to wear it <3 Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Lovely chic dress and fab hat,.. you look so gorgeous hun...xoxo, Neha

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  15. AS always lovely and stunning!
    Love the photos of today post, great job doll!
    Emma
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  16. What an amazing post dear! I love your sweet little outfit, you look lovely!
    Happy weekend <3
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  17. Wow, you are so chic and so beautiful, of course!!!
    Happy WE beauty!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. Thanks Paola! Hope you have a great week!

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  18. Love this post babe! Stunning photos. Always classy and beautiful.
    Happy weekend gorgeous.
    Xx, Raysa

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  19. Love these photos and your fascinator is gorgeous! This is the perfect look for tea. :)

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    1. Thanks Kathrine! I was so happy to finally have a chance to wear it!

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  20. Wow girl! Your blog is amazing! I really like your posts and also design.
    If you've some time chceck my blog : partofnicol.blogspot.sk and as you want leave me a commnet. :) I'll be very happy. Have a nice day! :)

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    1. Thanks Nicol! I'll definitely be sure to check your out too!

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    1. Thanks Monique! Me too! It's the perfect excuse to get all dolled-up =)

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  22. Beautiful high tea outfits! You look so elegant!
    x Emily
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  23. In love with all the photos! I really love your classy look and especially the hat! Dressing for high tea is all about being classy and sophisticated and u have excellently done that!
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    1. Thanks Qazi! That means so much to me! That is what I was trying to accomplish and happy that you feel I've done so =)

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  24. You looked very stylish and classy! The baked goods looked delicious.

    xo
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  25. You look so beautiful Rina! It's always fun to dress up in way you wouldn't normally for more formal events like high tea. I remember when I was a child there was a tea parlor my mom would occasionally take me to. I'd get so excited whenever we would go because it meant dressing up and acting like a little lady. I'm fairly certain I'd still feel the exact same way today if I were to go to Tracy Cakes!

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    1. Thanks Kasie! Aww that's such a sweet memory that you share with your mum. I hope to make memories like that one day if I have a little girl <3

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  26. What a lovely little white dress - a really nice outfit for high tea! The food looks delicious too :)


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    1. Thanks Mica! The food was mouthwatering <3

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  27. Delicious food & clothes!

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  28. Oh wow! You look amazing in those Valentino's and the dress, truly stunning! It looks like an amazing tea experience!

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    1. Thanks Lorna! It was such a good time!

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  29. Great outfits for a high-tea. Y'all look amazing and radiantly beautiful. :)

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  30. How good your friend treated you to high-tea as I see you had an amazing time! And now I really want to try out the food :) Your outfit is perfect - and shoes you are a true lady <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Thanks Rena! We did have a fab time! I'm sure there are some nice high-tea places where you live Rena =)

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  31. That cafe looks amazing. I really want to go for an afternoon tea really soon.

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    1. Thanks Izabela, you should definitely try it!

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  32. You look fabulous! Your outfit is perfect for high tea and the location was so picturesque. Have a great rest of the week!
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    1. Thanks LaToya! It was such a cute little spot, I thoroughly enjoyed myself =)

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  33. You look so ladylike and the location is beautiful!
    xo
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  34. What a cute little place and you look absolutely stunning!
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    1. It's such a cute joint! Thanks babe!

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  35. This dres is so amazing. Great outfit & photos :)

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  36. Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

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  37. Very lovely! I like this so much,

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  38. Lovley pictures. The outfits are so cute!

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  39. I miss high tea so much! You look beautiful. Your outfit is definitely on point for high tea. :)

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    1. You should go for high-tea again soon! Thanks so much for the kind words Sora!

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  40. I love dressing up to have a fun little afternoon in a fancy place! You look so beautiful, I love your style :)

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    1. Me too babe! You're never to old to play dress-up!

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  41. This place looks dreamy! Love your dress! Happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks Danielle! It was so dreamy <3

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  42. How fun! You look so chic! + that car is so amazing haha. What a great spot for snapping photos. I wish there were more tea places where I live.

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    1. Thanks Emily! It was so fun and how lucky were we to stumble upon that beaut of a car!

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  43. Oh very wonderful pics darling thanks for share with us
    xx


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  44. Omg, your pictures are breathtaking! Love how you style this look ;)

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  45. sooo pretty! the hat really adds a nice touch to the look!

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  46. Happy Birthday, Babe! You look so chic! Love the headpiece and your entire ensemble. Back in Toronto, my girlfriends and I used to go for high tea every 2-3 months. We just loved dressing up and chatting for a few hours catching up since we wouldn't be able to get together for months at a time. So much fun! Sounds like you had an incredible time. You all look so chic!

    Xo,
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    1. Thanks for the Birthday wishes Miki! That sounds like so much fun! I'd love to make high-tea a regularly occurrence <3

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  47. Love the outfit!
    Gorgeous!
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  49. Such a beautiful outfit! You look so darling, girl!
    xox
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  50. Great pics
    I invited you to join my birthday giveaway

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  51. Such beautiful photo's! xx, Erin - www.stylebythepeople.com

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  52. I've never been to high tea but these photos are beautiful and you look gorgeous !

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    1. I definitely recommend you try some day!

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