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Little White Tea Dress

It’s summer which means wearing black all day, all the time, gets a bit harder.  That is, if you don’t want to bake in the heat and humidity that D.C. is known for.  Still doesn’t mean I won’t try anyway.  Can’t ask a zebra to change her stripes.  🙂

For those days where even I can’t bear to wear black, I love white!  While I was in England, traipsing through the countryside, I picked up this adorable white tea dress at Oliver Bonas.  It was my first time visiting their shop and I think it’s my new favorite British lifestyle store, filled with an eclectic mix of home goods, furniture, cards, and clothes, all at reasonable prices!  

I fell in love with this dress the second I saw it hanging on the rack.  It was light and airy, with a fun abstract print (and just a touch of black).  The longer tea length, along with the loose curls, give it a classy, vintage feel.  However, instead of the obvious t-strap heel, I updated the look with a more contemporary, cross-strap suede shoe and gray bar earrings, also from Oliver Bonas.  Can’t wait to wear it to my next afternoon tea!


Dress: Oliver Bonas
Shoes: JOE’S Jeans, old
Earrings: Oliver Bonas, unavailable.  Similar: here

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11 Comments

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    the sophia diaries
    June 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    loooooving this dress, and love the photos so much!

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    Lindsey
    June 15, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I love the shoes! Are they comfortable?
    with southern grace,
    Lindsey
    http://www.withsoutherngrace.blogspot.com

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      Prerana
      June 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

      So comfy! I can actually run in them!

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    Greta
    June 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This dress is absolutely stunning! So ladylike and chic.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    Southern & Style
    June 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    This cut of dress is just so ladylike, I adore it!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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    Christine Anne
    June 9, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    This is so cute! I love the modest neckline. Such a classy dress. 🙂

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    Melissa
    June 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    That place is amazing! And the dress is so pretty, I love the bow on the side

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

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    McKenna
    June 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I LOVE this look! Those heels are awesome. I love the black tie around the waist!

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    Amelie
    June 8, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Such a cute outfit! And that location is amazing!

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      Prerana
      June 9, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Thanks! It’s the east wing of the National Gallery of Art in D.C. One of my favorite places to hang out!

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    Sydney
    June 8, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Ahh this is so cute, I just love this outfit lady

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