Tuesday, May 17, 2011

High Tea and elderflower scones

When I'm distressed about my professional life, I tend to retreat into the all my favourite sections of my closet - lace blouses, pastel skirts, bows, and of course anything pink. They all remind me that the dry, cubicle-ruled parts of my life aren't everything.

I was forcibly transferred to a new office this week. My old project was discontinued and it's funny how much I already miss working on it in my old office with old coworkers and we haven't even said our final good-byes yet. We started the send off with an informal cook-off party, giving me an excuse to do the other thing that keeps my mind off the world: baking. I made elderflower orange scones, and served them with fresh blueberries, vegan "clotted cream" and strawberry jam.

High Tea & Elderflower Scones;
Outer: Leifsdottir cream ruffle coat
Old Navy pink ruffle cardigan
Accessories: Juicy Couture pink bow scarf
Disney Couture gold Alice silhouette necklace
Anthropologie Rippled Ribbon Belt in sky
Urban Outfitters metal flower hairband
Hue opaque tights in black
Top: Anthropologie High Tea Blouse
Bottom: Anthropologie Sagebrush Skirt
Shoes: Madden Girl black patent heels
Bag: Coach Madison Sabrina in pink


  1. That skirt looks great on you! I love the whole outfit and the scones sound delicious:)

  2. You look amazing and the skirt was a great buy. Its color is magnificent and the embroidery so sweet. I wish you the best in your new position.

  3. You look so cute! I love the High Tea tucked into the skirt like that and never would have thought it could be tucked. That skirt looks so cute on you!

  4. Thank you all, ladies. Your comments are so sweet and most appreciated!

    Kim, I didn't know how it'd turn out to tuck it into my skirt either but I loved the look in the end. I will probably repeat this with other skirts in my closet now!

  5. Ooooh, I love the skirt! It's so precious! And the scones sound amazing -- any chance for a recipe post? Sorry to hear about the team transfer, though -- corporate life. It sure can suck sometimes.

  6. Your beautiful. All those Vintage pieces fit perfectly together. Especially the Bow Belt that falls perfectly below the waistband of the skirt. Ogling your Leifsdottir Coat, and the scones and cream.

  7. Hi Alissa! I'm so happy to have found your blog. You're such a fashion inspiration, and we share a love for all things frilly, dainty, and of course...Harry Potter! Your HP post made me tremble with excitement..I'm finally going to the theme park in august, and I can't wait! All of your outfits are so splendid and whimsical. Thanks so much for the lovely blog!


  8. Those scones sound delish! Sorry to hear about your abrupt transfer. That's a bummer. But good things await, I'm sure! Love the color pairings of the top and skirt. So serene!

  9. Oh wow, thanks for all the comments and well wishes for my new job, ladies! They're so sweet.

    As for the scones, you can find a good recipe here along with the "clotted cream" that I made. I made my scones a little differently, with orange, more vanilla, and elderflower liquor.