how to dress for tea

One, of course, can dress however they wish for tea. But me, I like to get all gussied up.

Gloves are an excellent choice, no matter the weather. I find wrist length to be the most appropriate for afternoon tea. These belonged to my grandmother, as did the bracelet.

I proper hat really comes in handy in the Spring here in Wisconsin. The wind is brutal. I chose this subdued topper since my dress and sweater were so bright and colorful.

Not sure where to find a hat? Browse vintage and antique stores. This hat was a steal at $14! It is in perfect condition. I procured it from the ever stylish Tip Top Atomic Shop.

A touch of jewelry is always a good idea. I am loving the Les Perles glasses chain from Bonlook. They really add a touch of class to my old glasses. 
How do you do tea?

sweater was thrifted
dress and shoes from JCP
glasses chain c/o Bonlook- prize from an Instagram contest


  1. apparently you inherited your grandmother's good taste in fashion... you look so adorable! that dress! you always find the best stuff at JCP!!

    1. Gotta love JCP. If they go out of business, I will be heartbroken.

  2. You look lovely, I adore your dress, beautiful colours and print!