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Afternoon Tea The Laura Ashley Way + WIWT - Timeless Summer Style

My Midlife Fashion, Laura Ashley tea room, shirley

Morning ladies & happy Monday.  Before I share what I'm wearing today I thought I'd show you a few pictures that I took last Wednesday when I was lucky enough to be invited to the official opening of Laura Ashley's first tearoom.  As you will no doubt have gathered from following my blog &  Instagram account I love afternoon tea - I don't think there's anything more decadent than enjoying dainty sandwiches & delicious cakes served on beautiful & feminine china & it's definitely one of my favourite things to do with my mum & sister & also my girlfriends.  So I was delighted to be invited to the event & even more excited when I discovered the tearoom isn't far from where I live :-)

Situated at the Corus Regency Hotel just on the outskirts of Solihull with plenty of parking, the tearoom is the first of it's kind, with Laura Ashley hoping to open more venues in the near future.  As you would expect the tearoom is beautifully decorated in Laura Ashley wallpaper & furnishings, with a luxurious & tranquil atmosphere.  

One thing I really loved about the venue was the tearoom has it's own separate entrance so you don't have to enter the hotel & due to it's size (not too big or too small to be crowded in) it felt like a real treat, which of course afternoon tea is.  I had the vegetarian option, which as you can see from the photos above had a gorgeous selection of finger sandwiches & the most delicious cakes & scones - the gluten free brownie is to die for!  They even have their own cardboard boxes for you to take any leftovers home - which the hubby devoured as soon as I walked through the door!

So ladies it's definitely worth a visit if you live locally or are passing via the motorway & fancy a treat.  In fact I loved it so much that I've already mentioned it to my mum & sister for our next meet up as handily it just so happens to be half way between where we all live so it's bound to become a regular meet up venue......oh the hardship! ;-)

Back to today & I'm styling some summer classics in a colour combination that's never going to go out of fashion.

My midlife fashion, j crew striped linen tank top, iris and ink leather shoulder bag, marks and spencer cropped culottes, french sole henriette gold glitter ballet Pumps

My midlife fashion, j crew striped linen tank top, iris and ink leather shoulder bag, marks and spencer cropped culottes, french sole henriette gold glitter ballet Pumps

Tank Top - J Crew - now in the sale!
Bag - Iris & Ink
Belt - J Crew
Culottes - Marks & Spencer
Ballet Pumps - French Sole

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Tank Top - J Crew - now in the sale!
Bag - Iris & Ink, more purse friendly option here & in the sale!
Culottes - Marks & Spencer or similar here & here
Ballet Pumps - Butterfly Twists

So to kick start the week it's a simple look of a striped tank tee teamed with my cropped cream culottes & my gold glitter-tastic ballet pumps.

Here's to a fab start to the week for us all.

Enjoy your day ladies & I'll see you tomorrow.

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