Off To The Ritz!

In February this year it was my best friends 40th birthday. Now She won't mind me telling you that because she is one of those people that still get asked for ID due to her youthful good looks. Rachael is definitely the royalty of the group, not only does she resemble Kate Middleton, but she is the classy one. If we were spice girls, she'd be Posh. When I visit her, we sit in the garden room in the west wing. Thats us in the photo above, taken at Dunsley Hall where we went for afternoon tea also! So as a group of friends we decided there was no better choice of gift for our beloved Rachael than a voucher for afternoon tea at The Ritz

Me being the best possible friend I can be of course offered to go with er, I wouldn't want her facing this alone now would I? Due to our busy schedules, the soonest we could schedule it in for was July and we will be heading to the Big Smoke next week to sample the delights of afternoon tea in the luxurious surroundings of the world famous hotel. I cant wait.

Except......I have nothing to wear. Now I hear you saying, as a photographer that has photographed many a wedding in the pas at grand venues you must have a plethora of posh suitable outfits. Alas, no. I am outfitless. So I of course have turned to internet shopping to find ideas for such an occasion. Here is my shortlist:

The Maxi Dress:

This gorgeous offering is from Debenhams as a maxi dress is a firm favourite of mine, comfortable, flattering and a lovely on trend pattern.

Or theres the Silk Blouse option:
 

This piece i from Phase Eight  and again would be stylish and practical for a day in London teamed with a pair of smart black trousers.

I just cannot decide! But I have a few more shopping days to go so who knows what I will find. I ill be back next week to update you on our trip to the most elegant afternoon tea I've ever had! Such fun!