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Monday 19 June 2023

A Tea Dress for Brunch.

Hi there,
How are you today?

Glad to have you here, it certainly means a lot.
Who else loves wearing a dress, especially a lovely floaty version that’s perfect for afternoon tea. Well what about wearing a tea dress for Sunday brunch?

I’ve been kindly gifted this feminine beauty from Izabel London recently and decided to wear it on Fathers Day when we had a fun and busy day with the faimly.   
We started off going to a local restaurant for brunch.  It's a venue we've been to before, in fact my daughter took me there for my Mother's Day treat back in March.  It was a hot morning, so we decided to eat in the garden.  There were many people there with a couple of them having dogs.  I don't mind having dogs at a restaurant, especially when they are outside, however the one of them wasn't 'small child friendly' so Max couldn't walk around as he'd like to have done.  The waitress who served us didn't seem particularly 'au fait' with her job and it took a while after she came to our table to place the order.  We must have waited nearly an hour for drinks and then a further 20 mins for our food to arrive, which I must add some things she got wrong!  The food was nice, but the whole experience wasn't up to our usual standard, which the owner explained was a result of us arriving for a 10.15 table (along with a whole load of other customers) and as it was Father's Day service took longer than normal!  At no point did she admit to being sorry and understanding our situation, which has left a bad taste in my mouth and I feel reluctant to go there again!  

Anyway, after having a decent classic breakfast (the sausages were very tasty) we came home and popped to our local for a couple of drinks.  It was nice to sit outside in the fresh air, where David and I could chat and catch up somewhere different.  Two drinks later we came home for me to change my shoes and went to my eldest's house where all the family have a curry delivered.  There was lots of talk about forthcoming holidays, one daughter is off to Glastonbury and the other two are away to Greece next weekend, so it'll be a quiet few days with them all gone, especially with my son & his family are away to Center Parks as well!

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments. 

Lucky for me I got the benefit of having Father's Day brunch with David & some of the family.  I decided to wear this pretty dress that would have been suitable for a wedding guest dress & obviously yesterday’s brunch! It's a floral flared sleeve dress* that finished just above the  ankle, so almost a maxi.   It's quite fitted on the bodice, but falls to a lovely A shape that hangs beautifully and moves with a swish when I walk.  I like the eye catching bold border print that's a darker green.  I opted for heels.  My white mules looked super with the dress and made for an ultra feminine feel.  I have to admit to them not being the most comfortable to walk in, and made me rather slow trying to catch up with David and Sophie.  I managed to get them to take photos for me, which they had to slow down for .. lol!  

As I said earlier, David and I walked down to the pub.  It's been a while since we did that and it was really nice to relax and not have to rush home to prepare dinner or get anywhere.  My local, The Barn, served mini bottles of pink prosecco, which is turning into my favourite drink.  There were plenty of planters and hanging baskets around the courtyard which all looked very fresh and really pretty, it's made me think I need to get my pots planted so I can enjoy sitting in my garden surrounded by beautiful flowers. 🎕    

I kept the accessories simple and paired my cutout tote bag with the midi dress, not realising until I looked at the photos that it complimented my dress perfectly - just look how the inside of my bag matches the colour of my dress!

You can see here the shoes I changed into.  I was worried the mules would give me blisters, so swapped the slip on's for my white block heeled sandals which I wore to the wedding the other week.  They are a bit more easy to wear and fortunately prevented any sign of blisters yesterday!

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Cheerio for now. X


  1. Very pretty dress. It looks so good on you. I enjoy a glass of Prosecco too. I am not much of a drinker, but find it is light and looks so festive

    1. Thanks you so much. Yes the pink version is really nice and a bit fruity. x

  2. You look spectacular in this dress! I love the print and the border. It sounds like you had a lovely Father's Day, getting to spend some quiet time alone with your husband even though the brunch was a bit of a wash! I hope you have a fabulous week!

    1. You are so kind Marsha, I don love this style and feel right at home in it. Have a super week too! x

    2. There’s nothing like a blue and white dress for summertime. And I love wearing dresses. This one is very pretty.

  3. Summer is such a wonderful time to experiment with clothes and drinks ;) loving effortless fashion.

  4. So very pretty Jacqui and I love those shoes too! I love dresses as you know! Hmm. I would be reluctant to go there too ,as we have had bad service, but usually a manager will comp things or the waiter apologizes. Bubbly looks fun, I know you like your fizz!

  5. Beautiful dress! I love how your tote matches-so cute. And of course a glass of champagne or prosecco is always good! xo, Michele

  6. Such a pretty print! I like that it can be dressed up or down and worn for any occasion.


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