Friday, January 12, 2018

Sew Cute Holiday: Afternoon Tea

I'm channeling major Blair Waldorf vibes for, potentially, my last holiday post of the season! The week after Christmas my mom and I went to Afternoon Tea at the Langham hotel in Chicago. I had seen the afternoon tea on another blogger's Instagram and I knew I had to check it out! The Langham Chicago looked so dreamy with its pink Christmas decor I was dying to stop by and take a peak. 

Their Alice and Wonderland Holiday tea is running until February 9th so, if your feeling inspired after this post there is still time to head on over and enjoy this amazing afternoon tea. The tea features your choice of tea (obvi), sandwiches, scones with toppings, and desserts. They also gave us extra cookies and chocolates to take home as a special holiday treat! All of the food was delicious and my tea was very good as well. I had the Palm Court Blend which was a Chinese White tea that is exclusive to the Langham. It is a beautiful pink color, which made for the most amazing photo. But, the tea was equally delicious as it was adorable. My mom had the Nutcracker blend, which was a holiday tea. 

Obviously, I had to channel my inner Queen B for my look for tea. The whole experience felt very Upper East Side. For this Blair inspired look I paired this adorable white button down with black velvet bow details with a lavender velvet skirt. I have been eyeing this shirt at J. Crew for quite sometime, but it finally went on sale and I got an extra 40% off. I picked up this skirt 40% off as well! 

I wasn't totally on the velvet bandwagon when the trend first came around this fall, but I have to say I love this skirt and I have picked up a few other velvet pieces. This skirt is one example of a way to wear velvet preppy! So many of the looks I see are a little too edgy for me. But, this skirt in this gorgeous color is something I can get behind. Not to mention, apparently lavender is the new "it" color thanks to Pantone. Shout out to Pantone for making all of my purple dreams a reality and making purple "cool". 

Did I mention I'm obsessed with the Langham's Christmas decor? All of the pink, silver, and gold ornaments were so dreamy. Can I decorate my entire future house in this color scheme? It's so beautiful! 

Here I am sipping my pink tea and living the dream. The tea also included a glass of sparkling wine, which was delicious. We sat near the window and had a great view out onto the river and Chicago streets. It was lightly snowing that day so it was quite the beautiful sight. 

To make a reservation for tea at the Langham click here

Where it's from: 
Top: J. Crew 
Skirt: J. Crew 
Shoes: Tory Burch 
Tights: Forever 21 
Purse: Louis Vuitton 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, Hermes 
Lipstick: Colorpop 

What is your favorite kind of tea? I love white tea and anything with fruit or floral undertones. Let me know in the comments! 

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