Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Heavenly Macarons


Zara lace skirt, Kennith Cole top, Chanel pearl necklace, Dior 'Miss Dior' pumps

I recently treated myself and turned a stop-over in London into a short and sweet 3 day mini vacay.  London is easily one of my favourite cities in the world. Even though I've only been there twice, there is a familiarity that makes me feel right at home.  I had a relaxing time strolling through the city, trying different cafés, and spending an embarrasing amount of time at Selfridges.  Instead of coming home with clothes I might not wear in a few years, I bought something a little more timeless - a beautiful Wedgwood fine bone china teapot and matching cup + saucer.  I've been enjoying tea every weekend since I've been home and I have to say, it's more fun in lace and pearls ;)




The best part of this trip has to be my indulgent afternoon tea at Ladurée inside Harrod's. No photos were iallowed but I managed to sneak a couple. It's hard to pick a favourite when the entire afternoon menu was delightful. The caramel tea was perfect without milk or sugar and the croissants were buttery and flaky.  The Ispahan has to be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.  It's an oversized rose flavoured macaron with fresh raspberries, lychee, and rose petal crème.  Just thinking about it makes me want to jump on a plane and head back to Ladurée for seconds!





19 comments:

Jen said...

You look so elegant and I love the addition of the whimsical top knot! That Zara skirt is absolutely beautiful too. Thank you for sharing photos of the Laduree store in Harrods - it's something I missed while in London last summer and seeing these photos makes me want to go back even more. I know what you mean about that city; it's quite the magical place!

Great to see you back on the blog Carolina!
xo
Jen

With Each Passing Day said...

I love love love the lace pattern on the skirt. It's so elegant and feminine.

Something About Kerri said...

eep! your lace dress is so detailed. i love how you paired it with the baby yellow top.

Jackie said...

Beautiful outfit, very appropriate for afternoon tea :) And good choice on the teapot and adorable cup and saucer, you will have it for years and years. xx-Jackie

Lily said...

The lace on that skirt is gorgeous!

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lisa said...

I love the lace and pearls. So pretty and dainty for tea time.

Asher said...

looooove this outfit!

Marisa said...

Enjoying tea in lace and pearls really is more fun, especially when the pearls are Chanel! I'm so glad you were able to sneak a few photos inside Laduree, they literally transported me there and I can almost taste the tea and macarons :)

Marisa
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Nina said...

I have a top that looks just like it but its collective concepts. Theyre almost identical. I love it tucked into the skirt.

Annette Tang said...

Hi gorgeous!!! How are you?? Miss you tons.. and soo glad you are posting again!
This skirt is beautiful and I love Laduree at Harolds. You have to go to the one in Paris sometime though! It's amazing!!

x0
annette

faye lu said...

such a pretty sorbet yellow top! ooohh la la those macarons looks too delicious x

thewildcherry said...

You look so chic!

xx,
Anna

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compradora anonima said...

LOVE THE SKIRT AND THE MACARONS TOO

autorka said...

nice photos :))

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Alexandra said...

This outfit is such a dream on you girl! Love the yellow on you, you look like such a lady (which you are, but you can dress the part better than pretty much...everyone haha). Beautiful pics :)

Alex xoxo

Dien said...

Found your blog off a petite style site recently and you have one of the most versatile and creative looks I've seen by far! My natural coloring and body type is similar to yours so I've been digging through your site for inspiration. Your most recent post has inspired me to look for the right yellow for my skin tone. Thanks for a great blog!

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s2danii. said...

wow I love your outfit! The lace details on your skirt is really pretty :)

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