look book: tea time

April 12, 2011

This is the outfit I wore to my bridal shower on Sunday. I thought it had to be colorful and girly since it was a tea party theme. And of course I had to bring out some pearls and my new bow shoes! The only thing missing was my American Girl doll!
dress Lily & Jae, shoes Enzo Angiolini via Nordie's Rack, purse Brahmin, bracelet 18th bday gift from my parents, ring from my Grandma

I'm so in love with this dress! I saw it on the DailyCandy's Swirl and I decided to think about it overnight but of course by morning the sale was over! grr hate when that happens! I contacted the company directly, who were super sweet, and they mailed me one from their store in Canada. It's called the Desert Print but it also kind of reminds me of tea parties! I'm excited to wear it more this summer.

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments about yesterday's post! I still can't believe Matthew gave me such an incredible surprise! It's a keepsake I'll always cherish-- forever and ever!
xox
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66 comments:

  1. aw, Adorable! The shoes are my very favorite.
    I loved the last post also, what an awesome thing I hope my future husband does something that awesome for me.
    Love the blog as always!

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  2. Love everything, but especially those shoes!

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  3. I want this dress!
    You are so adorable!

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  4. You're dress is awesome! The background of the wall is awesome! You're shoes are cute! Everything! :D
    Great Look!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  5. Awesome outfit!!! SO sweet and girly :)


    Belly B
    http://www.bforbel.com

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  6. love love your outfit and could not possibly adore your shoes any more! Hope your shower was fantastic! xoxoxo

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  7. i love your dress pretty lady :)

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  8. OMG, Mara! I am just catching up on yesterday's post & I cried the whole way through it. What an AMAZING gift! & The photos are perfection, of course! That's one good man you've got! Couldn't be happier for you, love!

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  9. It is so wonderful to see all of those bright colors! I love springs and love that your lovely, cheerful dress!

    http://casualandclueless.blogspot.com/

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  10. You look ADORABLE. I'm obsessed with that dress; everything from the shoulders to the ruffle is phenomenal. And your hair is gorgeous... You look absolutely perfect, Mara!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the outfit! And love the bright wall backdrop too!

    x Jasmine

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  12. This is such a sweet and girly look. I love this outfit on you

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  13. helloooo :)
    i liked your tday outfit @ chictopia and stopped by your blog.... it is lovely! One of the few times i read one post after the other... and imagine its 5 in the morning in here and i havent slept yet! ;)
    i ll make sure im coming back... oh and im now following you with google friends connect
    xoxo
    christina

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  14. The colours are so perfect! I couldnt stop staring at the design. Perfect for the bridal shower :)

    http://itsvintagebitchh.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lovely! I love that you referenced American Girl. I was totally Samantha- poshy little rich girl with fur and velvet.

    Gorgeous photos. I do adore that last one.

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  16. This is such a cute dress and so perfect for the occasion!

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  17. The printed dress reminds me of Missoni. It's beautiful. :) And your shoes are cute, too! Will you post pictures from the bridal shower? I hope you will, I really wanna see them. Have a great day!

    Mars of fashion insouciance

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  18. Oh love those shoes! Perfect for your shower :)

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  19. Girl you are so so gorgeous!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  20. Great dress! All the colors are fab!!

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  21. love the dress... but the whole outfit it pretty amazing.

    and seriously i think you are so gorgeous :)

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  22. this is by far one of my absolute favorite outfit posts you have ever done. ever. you look stunning. and i love everything about that dress.

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  23. That dress is LOVELY!! So perfect for a shower! Glad you received it via Canada! Hugs from Montreal :)

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  24. I love all the colors! So cute!

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  25. Mara you're stealing all the pretty. Please stop.

    Okay, don't ;)
    <3

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  26. this dress is gorgeous and i'm glad you were able to get your hands on it!

    cute & little

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  27. Lucky you...receiving the dress after all. So sweet of them. And you are right, this is a perfect summer dress. I just love your purse, too. Best color ever - for this time of year of course. ;)

    xoxo

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  28. The dress is so cute, and I LOVE the shoes :) xo

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  29. isn't it bad luck to keep your bridal shower dress though? Mmyup it most definitely is. I guess you just have to send it to me now... so sorry.
    Ha ha but for reals though it's beautiful! I'm pretty jealous righ now

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  30. SOOO Beautyful.
    I love, love, love the dress :)
    The Colours... just everything!

    Your LookBook Posts are such an inspiration to me.

    xo Jenny

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  31. You are so cute and so is that AMAZING dress.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  32. oh dear, that dress is gorgeous! x

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  33. love you in this dress. it's probably my favorite outfit yet!

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  34. absolutely stunning dress, love the puffed sleeves! just read the post below your finance is so romantic! its like a story from a novel cant believe he did this! so sweet :) xo

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  35. That dress and those shoes are amazing!

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  36. I love how you took the "ladies who lunch" concept and made it totally modern.

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  37. Love this dress, Mara! Looks amazing on you. And loving your sun-kissed skin. Way jealous over here :)

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  38. I am in love with everything about this look! Especially the purse with the dress, just right and not overdone with the color.

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  39. Love the dress! So cute and colorful!

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  40. Those colors are gorgeous!! What a perfect dress! xo

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  41. I love that dress! It looks amazing against the blue wall as a backdrop!

    http://marnerella.wordpress.com

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  42. I had seen this dress on Swirl but worried it wouldn't look as good on me as it did on the site, but you wear it beautifully!!

    xo www.RavingFashionista.com

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  43. This dress is a beauty! I actually have just discovered your blog via your last post on Chictopia, and so glad I did!

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  44. LOVE this dress Mara. So tea party perfect!! Too cute about the proposal pics in your post below... what a guy! ;)

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  45. I love those colours, so bright, makes me look forward to the summer and sun :)

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  46. I love your shoes! They're so cute, and they're a nice color that will go with a lot of things.

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  47. The dress is so beautiful! Great colour combinations and I also love the bright yellow bag.

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  48. That dress is beautiful - I love the print and colour!

    In Fashion and Style

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  49. This is such a pretty dress! The color and print in beautiful.

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  50. You look so incredible, Mara! This is the perfect outfit for the occasion! I love it.

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  51. so gorgeous mar :)

    ps the post before this is amazing.....

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  52. you look so classy and pretty Mara! such a fun dress, the name of it suits it.
    my faaaavorite pic ever is the one with the yellow bag & your bow shoes!
    i was thinking the other day how badly i would love to have a yellow bag or clutch.

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  53. The colors of this dress are so beautiful! It looks gorgeous on you too, perfect for a bridal shower!

    xx Melina

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  54. so glad i stumbled on your blog! adorable style and beautiful photos!!

    take care, aimee

    www.swellmayde.com

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  55. Hey, I gave you an award on my blog. Go ahead and check it out! Love your style <3

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  56. Love the dress! you wearing it beautifuly too! will you dress me for my bridal showers? ha! but seriously... we need to chat. I have no idea what to wear...

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  57. this dress is gorgeous! what an amazing backdrop too.

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  58. Oooh, I love the dress! Perfect for your bridal shower theme, definitely. The print and the colours are amazing!

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  59. Not sure how I missed seeing this post. Loving this dress on you!

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