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Monday, July 21, 2014

Manic Monday: Tea Party

Dress: Topshop (option, option)   | Bracelets: 1- Stella and Dot, 2- Stella and Dot, 3- Chloe + Isabel c/o, 4- Forever 21 | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (option, option)

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I told you on Friday that I was spending the weekend in SoCal because it was my sister's baby shower. I'm happy to report that the shower was quite the success! It was tea party themed, and when I saw this dress, I instantly thought it was perfect for the occasion. Doesn't it just scream "tea party"?! Such a girly, flirty, fun dress; I'm kind of sad it wasn't available by the time I wrote this post because you guys need it, too.

Here are some images from the shower so you can get a good feel for the setting and theme! Enjoy!

Loose leaf tea bar so guests could create their own blend!
Mini cakes staggered on top of books; tins to use for the takeaway tea

Owls sprinkled everywhere

Owls, books, and small vases with flowers for the centerpieces

I never realized how great books are for props and decoration! It's funny because a server was talking to me as we were setting up, and she said when she saw all the books, she figured it was some kind of book reading. Ha! I think it turned out really well, and my sister was happy and grateful with how everything came together! #success


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76 comments :

  1. This dress is stunning on you! The color and print is perfect for a shower. Thanks for the link up!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I really adore this dress!

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  2. OMG what a terrific looking dress.....you are definitely bringing the sexy back !!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  3. Aw, you are right, that is the PERFECT tea party dress. SO pretty! And your hair is amazing. It's ridiculous!! So glad the shower was a success but SAD to have you leave the west coast. COME BAAAACCK.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. SEPTEMBER!!! I can't wait! It will happen!!!!!!
      And thanks! I need to find out when I can wear this dress again. I just love it!!!!

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  4. I absolutely love this dress!! It looks amazing on you! Definitely perfect for a baby shower. The pics you shared are so adorable! The loose leaf tea bar is great!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. What would we do without pinterest! It was such a great idea for a favor!

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  5. That is the perfect dress! Love the floral print and the bow detail on the back! The shower pics are so cute!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I was so happy with how everything turned out!

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  6. Pretty dress, perfect for a tea party theme! Such cute decorations too, love it!!

    xoxo
    Lexi

    the-streetsofgold.com

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  7. This is such a pretty & feminine dress! You look so lovely & looks like it was an awesome shower!! Thanks for hosting:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Aww - thanks! I really loved how everything turned out - the dress and all!

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  8. Beautiful dress! Such a unique print with the mint and black and white. I love it. The shower looks like it was a lot of fun!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thanks, lady! It was really great - I'm so glad my sister was pleased! And I got a cute dress out of it too! :)

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  9. You look stunning in that dress! The fit to the print is amazing! And how cute is that baby shower!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Adri! I will say that I did have to take the straps up a bit, but you can't beat free alterations at Nordstrom!

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  10. You are so beautiful here!!! The baby show looks so chic!
    xo, Lee

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  11. This dress is to die for, Carylee! Love the color and the bow in the back is absolutely adorable. Really perfect for a baby shower. And what a cute theme! Have a great week! ~Cynthia

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    1. I totally thought it was perfect the second I saw it! Thanks for the affirmation!

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  12. You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress, Carylee! I love the baby shower's decor too...so chic!!!

    xo,
    Janise

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    1. Thanks, Janise! So glad you like it!

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  13. That's definitely a very pretty dress. The pattern is great!

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    1. It just makes me happy! Thank you!

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  14. I so love you in pretty dresses like this one! Just gorgeous, and the baby shower looks just adorable. Glad you had fun and thanks so much for hosting! Xx

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I felt good in this!

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  16. Carylee - the prints, colors and style of that dress are perfect for what seemed like a gorgeous shower. Love the theme, loose-leaf tea idea and all the decorations. =)

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    1. Thanks! We really have Pinterest to thank for a lot of the ideas! We just added our own interpretation of them!

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  17. That dress totally makes me think of a tea party! It is beautiful! The party decorations are adorable also!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Yay - I'm glad you can see where I was coming from! Thank you!

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  18. So pretty! I love the print and colors. And I just love your hair. The decorations are so cute. I love owls too and have them all around my house.

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    1. Aww - that's a nice Tracy fun fact!
      Thanks so much for the sweet note as always!

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  19. This dress is amazing and so pretty on you!

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  20. That dress is amazing, I've never been to cali I am dying to visit. Happy your sis's shower was a success.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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    1. Really?! Oh yes, you must! I spend a lot of my holidays there, so I take it for granted a bit, but it's definitely great scenery! And shopping!

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  21. Yes, it's perfect for a tea themed party. And the decor is so cute. Not over the top and very unique.

    Lea (http://highheeledstyle.com)

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    1. I agree that it was just enough decor! The place itself was the perfect setting!

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  22. This dress is STUNNING! It definitely screams TEA, ELEGANCE and CHIC all at the same time. Love the accessories and the shoes as well. Also, definitely loving the baby shower decorations. Genius.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. :) This made me smile really big - thank you!

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  23. This dress is gorgeous! I love the bow detail on the back!

    Rachel's Lookbook

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  24. You look amazing in this dress and I love the shoes too! How cute is the baby shower decor :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  25. What a GORGEOUS dress! Love the bow!

    xo
    Becky
    @bybmg

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    1. Glad you like this, too! Thank you!

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  26. Love the colors of your dress! Thank you for hosting!
    X Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  27. Ack those owls are adorable! Such a pretty dress for the day too!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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    1. Thanks! I was wary when my sister said she wanted an owl theme, but it turned out very classy and nice!

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  28. What a cute dress! The colors looks great against your skin tone. Totally cute!

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  29. This dress is so pretty on you! You look gorgeous! Such a great look for a tea party!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you had a great vacay!

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  30. Totally presh! And your hair is gorgeous!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  31. totally perfect dress for a tea party! glad your sister's baby shower went well!

    http://heyprettything.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I have never been part of baby shower planning before so I was anxious! Such a relief that she was happy!

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  32. Such an adorable dress! Love the back! And the baby shower looks precious!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! I appreciate it! So happy with how everything turned out!

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  33. This is so pretty!! I think it could be perfect for a summer wedding!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Absolutely! Why do I not have more weddings to go to?! Haha

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  34. Carylee that dress is perfect for a tea party! I love your hair! I need some volume like you!

    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. The curling wand works magic I tell ya!

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  35. Carylee, this look is PERFECT on you!! I absolutely love it!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. Aww - thanks girl! I appreciate that!

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  36. That dress is GORG and you look perfect in it!! Love this!
    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I felt so girly and fun in this!

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  37. I LOVE your dress and the loose tea bar idea for a shower. I used books as risers for the centerpieces at my wedding and everyone really liked it since I'm an English teacher. I did a lot of Goodwill stalking to find the right colors!

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    1. That's awesome and sounds perfect! It gives such a great vibe! I'm sure your wedding was beautiful!

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  38. What a gorgeous dress! I love the colors. You look great !

    Kimberly
    Mascaramelodies.com

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