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Recently I sat down for a late afternoon tea with the team at PANDORA to hear all about their new collaboration with Disney, which you've seen in a sneak peek in my outfit post here. We chatted about the collection over the Tale As Old As Time Afternoon Tea at The Kensington Hotel, which as I'm sure you've guessed by the title of  this post the tea is Beauty and the Beast themed. Could you think of a better seating for the launch?

The afternoon tea was a feast for the eyes as much as it was for our tummies. I loved the attention to detail put into it, there was a vanilla and gold jelly which had captured a rose petal inside to imitate the iconic rose in the bell jar, how clever is that? If that wasn't magical enough, the jelly is then drowned in cream poured straight from Mrs Potts Sprout. So fun! One of my favourite treats from the night was the fresh brioche served with a nutty chocolate spread and apricot jam, this is the alternative to the traditional scones to give an authentic french twist! Another favourite was "the grey stuff" as recommended by Lumiere, which was a scrumptious white chocolate mousse. The perfect sweet to eat in front of the fire on a crisp winters night. 

We ate lots of cakes and nibbled on plenty of sandwiches whilst getting distracted by all of the sparkly jewellery around us. I think my favourite pieces from the collection are the Minnie Mouse Ears charm and the Thumper charm as I am obsessed with rabbits! I'm sure you'll agree that the range is super sweet, and everyone knows someone who LOVES Disney. Guaranteed to make a thoughtful and magical gift for Christmas! 

Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel
Beauty & the Beast Afternoon Tea, The Kensington Hotel

I've been having a bit of a beret moment recently, I'm sure you would have guessed that if you've seen my last blog post or any photos of me on my Instagram. This week I'm rather uncharacteristically in all black, (I usually get colour in my outfit somehow) but I'm ok with that. Although my mum did think I was channelling Patti Hearst and I can’t decide if that’s a good or bad thing.

I found this amazing cardigan on the River Island website and it's something that I wouldn't usually pick out but I saw a work colleague wearing one similar and thought why not? It keeps you pretty toasty as obviously it’s quite a chunky knit which makes it a nice alternative to wearing a jacket. River Island have some really great pieces online at the moment and it makes a nice change from constantly browsing the ASOS website. I also found these black boots and I really like the mixture of textures, the gold and black patent detail on the heel almost reminds me of something from Chanel. Plus the gold detail also tied in nicely with my jewellery and bag. They're actually pretty flattering too, I was worried that the length would cut me off but I think they work well with the outfit. I also wore them all night to a Little Mix concert, so I'm pleased to report back and say they're also comfortable, yipee! 


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I was all ready to do a blog post about how Autumn was here and it's time to embrace the cold, but over the last few days it has been surprisingly warm here in London. I was so warm yesterday that I had to shoot this look without a jacket on! Considering it is Halloween next week I can't quite believe it, although I did get caught up in Storm Brian at the weekend and I have to say it wasn't the best moment of my life...When it was Hallowen when I was little I'd always have to wear a few pairs of tights to go trick or treating because I'd get so chilly. Then I'd get super hyper because I'd eat lots of the sweets on my way back home when my friends and my mum weren't watching! Not much has changed to be honest. 

Anyway, I'm so excited to share this post with you this week as I think it's one of my favourite looks I've put together recently. I'm just obsessed with this beret I picked up from Accessorize, I used to have a knitted grey one with silver sequins when I was a teenager and now berets are back in my life I couldn't be happier. The little silver embellished stars are just so me and I love it. It's a recent purchase as well as this dress which I bought from Topshop at the weekend. Despite everything in the shop being either super sparkly for Christmas or full of knits for the colder weather, I still managed to find a tea dress of course. So I hope you enjoy the post and this look!







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