Thursday, May 28, 2009

Garden Party Glam

Get garden glamorous, darlings! Plan a tempting tea party for your gal pals and be sure you have all the essentials!
First photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Moment.
Vogue, September 2003 by Mario Testino.
Italian Vogue, August 2005 by Steven Meisel.
Set the scene with this inviting Chesapeake sectional from potterybarn.com.
Select your attire. Think flirty florals, full skirts, and awesome aprons!
Runway inspiration: Betsey Johnson, via nymag.com.

CC adores this Wink Stella print dress. Available at winkNYC.com.
Erin Wasson for RVCA silk floral dress, at ronherman.com.
Betsey Johnson gingham sundress, at revolveclothing.com.
Nanette Lepore painted rose dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Caroline Hedaya strapless polka dot party dress.
Catherine Malandrino embroidered cotton dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Purlieu neon dress, at 80spurple.com.
Elizabeth & James Boudier dress, at ronherman.com.
Little Miss Sew frill-back bodice dress, at asos.com.
Rory Beca silk floral trapeze dress, at intermixonline.com.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Patsy dress, at Bloomingdales.com.
Mink Pink bow-back floral dress, at pixiemarket.com.
For fab and practical footwear, opt for a wedge or a flat.
Stella McCartney hemp espadrille wedge, at intermixonline.com.
Deal of the Day: Rhine wedge $49.99 at wantedshoes.com.
Marc by Marc Jacobs pink flat sandals, at couturezappos.com.
Stow your handkerchief and lip gloss in a chic clutch:
Karen Millen clutch at asos.com.
Fendi floral box clutch, at net-a-porter.com.
CC also loves this Cacharel cotton handbag, at aloharag.com.
Bring out the fine china for your guests. Chelsea Flowers dishes at rosannainc.com.
Jason Miller bone china teacup and saucer. Visit thefutureperfect.com.
Miller Harris teas at millerharris.com.
Elenis daisy and ladybug cookies, to order at elenis.com.
The hostess should always wear a fabulous apron!
Miu Miu apron featured in Vogue, March 2009.
Go to anthropologie.com for these three.
Haute Hostess apron by Elizabeth Scokin, at hautehostessaprons.com.
Last look: Bazaar, 1995.
One lump or two, darlings?
xoxox,
CC

80 comments:

mariarose said...

The china is adorable! I love the floral dresses too. If only I could have a garden tea party as cute as that...don't think my friends are sophisticated enough mind you =/ and the weather is always bad =/ heartbreaking when you see such pretty pictures of what I'm missing out on ! lol xxx

jayne said...

oh that china is divine! i would love to have a garden party, but if only I had an actual garden hehe ;)

Diane said...

these dresses are beautiful! :)

Chessa! said...

I LOVE these! I have a dress that I wore when I was 14 to a school dance that has pink and purple flowers on it. I still have the dress. I loved it so much. It was my first strapless dress and I wore it with these white pumps. lol - I laugh to even think of it but I loved it so much and it's packed away. The floral look is so now and also such a lovely throwback to when we were younger...it's like a modern and definitely more sophisticated and chic homage to Laura Ashley...

Talk Pretty To Me said...

I want a garden party! I love that Elizabeth and James dress! J'adore J'adore!

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Blair said...

Oh, love all of this! I have always wanted to throw a girl tea party and now I have found the china and outfit for the occasion! xx b

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! adorable china! and those espadrille wedges are gorgeous!

HiFashion said...

Gorgeous choices as usual! My favorite is the Caroline Hedaya strapless polka dot dress... high waist, full skirt, polka dots... just fabulous! xx Leia

pranksygang said...

i love these kinda dresses.. each piece is adorable!

Wanderlusting said...

Those Marc by Marc Jacob sandals are the cutest and I love anything Catherine Malandrino! The white gowns from the Vogue shoot are also awesome!

I can't wear heels because of my disability...I can't stand on my toes basically and my foot can't flex past a certain point. I can wear a 3 inch heel max - though I can wear 5 inch platforms, so as long as the platform is 2 inches (so it's still only a 3 inch rise). It sucks big time...but a year ago I couldn't even wear 3, so I'm learning!

Also, I've made wedges, espadrilles, flats, sandals, kitten heels and boots my friends :)

Belle said...

So so pretty! I just love the Wink Stella print dress and of course betsey johnson's creatin ♥ so pretty!!

Notion said...

that second white dress at the top is beautiful

janettaylor said...

YummY dress!

AND the china...YAY!

XoXo

lucille said...

I love the 3° 5°6° images ! And trhe polka dots is so beautiful

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Cool stuff here and don't forget to invite the guy pals also to the garden party!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

that erin wasson dress has been one of my favs for quite some time!

Allison said...

Oh, I seriously just adore these. And like everyone else, I'm just going crazy over that china! My mom will occasionally throw garden parties with her friends, and I'm always blown away by the dresses they all wear (though they don't pull them off quite as well as all these gorgeous models) ;)
Beautiful selections, CC!

Black Patent Stilettos said...

lovely taste CC, that Wink NYC dress is beautiful!

prettyneons said...

OK I really wish I had a garden now!

PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneons x

Guapólog@ said...

Lovely dresses! The A shape is great for me, so I will look for some of that in my next -hopefuly- shop spree!

BTW, I love the new pic in the head of the blog! Amazing!

Besos

Simone

Kosmopolight said...

LOVE your new header pic! And this post is fabulous, too. Who doesn't love a good garden party? ;)

Siljesfashion said...

Great post! Love the china and that last picture-gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Such gorgeous images. That rosette clutch is to die for! And can I please transport that outdoor living space to my house?

Carol said...

What fun dresses! I'd love to sit in the Pottery Barn sectional in one of those dresses!

lisa said...

So much pretty floral eye candy in this post CC! You've gladdened my feminine heart--thanks. :D

Fashion Moment said...

Wow, Miu Miu photo is fabulous! And, this post is fantastic, darling! Thank you for link!

FM~FP

Sasi said...

Carrie, these dresses are so adorable. I'm never disappointed by your choices:)

...love Maegan said...

YES PLEASE! ...to Betsy ...and garden parties.

Hayley said...

I love the china, and those floral dresses are amazing.

Hayley.
xx

Erika said...

I think this may be the greatest post ever. I love everything about it. And that chinette set...j'adore!

Gabbi said...

Wonderful theme! In love with those hot pink Marc Jacob sandals... xo

Rachel Follett said...

I can never get enough of floral dresses!

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i love these images! i want to have a picnic right now! <3

LENORENEVERMORE said...

That teeny-tiny floral Cacharel cotton handbag is so sweet...I had similar cotton print shirt from Paul Smith...errr where is it now??
Must dig the closet! :)

~Great season to you darling! XO*

Cathy Voyage said...

Lovely pics and great party dresses!

caroline said...

i love dresses and girlie shoes, cakes and china! pink is not my favourite colour, but I love watching it on other than myself.
xx
OMG! the word verification wa "INGEN", which is "nobody" in Norwegian... WOW!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I love all of these! Such a classic style. I think I'd go for floral one. So 50s and hot! x

Terence Sambo said...

Lifestyles of the rich and famous..... i think i'm still down with ;get rich or die trying[sic]

Lovely fotos :o]

Bdicte said...

The third picture was really cool.

Elizabeth Marie said...

So adorable! Perfect for chic bridal showers and teas! It's the season!

I need a sweet floral frock. :)

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dapper kid said...

I have been doing some serious gardening the past few weekends to get the garden in shape for summer luncheons :) That Wink dress is sooo gorgeous, I am in love with the colours! Ooh and the Betsey gingham dress and Catherine Malandrino dress are beautiful. I want those Chelsea Flowers dishes!!

Pau said...

Lovely dresses and amazing pics !!!
XXX

MizzJ said...

Super cute post! Hehe it'd be like your childhood tea parties come to life. Love that PixieMarket dress, the back cut-outs are so cute-sexy!

Hanako66 said...

I adore these looks so much, lovely!

Marianne said...

The Fendi Flower-clutch is sooo beautiful!

Brigadeiro said...

Ah! Such gorgeousness! The 1st & 3rd pic are SO beautiful, LOVE the Stella wink dress, as well as the Betsey Johnson gingham dress! And oh my! The Miu Miu apron! I would throw dinner parties every night if it meant I could don that beautiful 'apron'!!!
xx

Lydia said...

I love the flowers in that first picture :)

OmnisLucis said...

haha i love that our posts coincide :) i want that polka dot strapless dress and the teacup in the tea ad. wonderful selection as always!

freeteyme said...

I'm ready for a garden party! The dresses are so pretty! And who wouldn't want their food served in those china?! And the shoes - i want them!!

Sher said...

I can never turn down flowers ;)

Underfunded Heiress said...

Great post! I love gardens and those dresses are gorgeous! Love all the photos.

J'Adore Fashion said...

i love the floral dress and also the polka dot dress. will love to pull off a tea party!!
xoxo

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a fabulous post my dear, I love the Karen Millen clutch and the rhine wedges!! Have a lovely weekend!

Carlotta said...

you know why I love to be a woman?? because I can wear flowers!!! such a grat post Happy Weekend!!

Eda said...

I love outdoors parties!

A little Princess said...

It's like you read my mind. Last night the 'gals and I were planning two summer garden parties. The first, a gothic themed masquerade party, and the second, a lovely tea party with the sweetest delights. Have a fab weekend xoxo

TigerLily said...

I love flower pattern!
I especially love the Mink Pink bow-back floral dress, Karen Millen clutch and the Chelsea Flowers dishes that you posted, so adorable!


xoxo,
Tigerlily
twothousandthings.blogspot.com

bridechic said...

Great idea. Love the outdoor furnishings and mixed china patterns. Oh yes, and all the great floral dresses

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Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

I wanna garden party! haha.

Woah. All of these dresses are gorgeous. I wish it was the old times where everyone had extravagant garden partys that went all out. haha. Like in Jane Austen books. *Sigh*

x

kirstyb said...

I want to have a garden party now! the chinas is so pretty I would definately want to be an owner of that! and I love the summary dresses! off shopping now to look for some lol xoxoxo

vorega badalamenti said...

ooh another really great picture,,
okay next year, garden party for my birthday.
=O

KIRAFASHION said...

Dress for a very great time....lovely!!!

Keith said...

These are beautiful dresses. I could see any of them at a garden party. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Jennifer said...

I wish I had a garden party to attend. Sigh.

MissNeira said...

you have awesome finds on dresses here!

I LOVE the floral dresses this spring, so feminine!!!!


xoxo
neira

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

perfect for summer!!

stylewithbenefits said...

I adore that first pic! Love these girly frocks.. esp. the Mink Pink dress!

xo, Becs

Tiffany said...

am totally loving flowery prints for the summer!

Zakuro said...

It is just Spring Time!!

Fendi bag is really cute;)
Flowers,,,I miss Balenciaga 2008 S/S again.

K.Line said...

My faves are the rosebud clutch and the pink MJ sandals. Gorgeous!!

Peter Breese said...

That green and pink is amazing together! Wow. Nice line up.

rossovelvet said...

Fantastic inspiration... a little bit old fashioned, but always a classic... I'd love to have this kind of 'events' !

zupu said...

The last black & white pic is gorgeous, also all the colorful flowery pieces! I love the idea of organizing a garden party; sparkling wine, delish food with a specific theme, adorable china and all guests dressing up!

Amazing Style said...

i like so much the dress with the dots on it

Bostonista said...

love the china! the dress with the back tie..I think its the last one? for some reason the words and the pictures don't match up at all in my browser!
:(

I wish my friends would have a garden tea party with me but they'd just roll their eyes! :(

Little Bow Prep said...

I totally want that Pottery Barn sectional!

The Caroline Hedaya dress is adorable!

I adore the last pic!

trendkat said...

I love this montage, Carrie! Get it girl!

Rae- Sea of Style said...

The dresses in the second picture strums up images of a wonderful beach wedding