Tea and tartan

afternoon tea Ickworth House

Jacket – Primark

Tartan skirt – Topshop

Lace top – Topshop

Necklace – Primark

Faux fur stole – H&M

Boots – H&M

If I had to describe my ideal Sunday afternoon it would probably involve bottomless pots of tea, warm-out-of-the-oven scones and lashings of homemade jam followed by a leisurely stroll in the countryside. Last Sunday Rob and I ventured to Ickworth House in Suffolk and enjoyed just that! Our friends bought us the afternoon tea treat as a gift (they know us so well!) last year so we took the opportunity to spend the day in the beautiful surroundings of this stunning house, worthy of a Downton Abbey appearance, and munch on a selection of freshly-baked goodies!

For the occasion I wore my new tartan skirt from Topshop which I knew I had to get the moment I spotted it on the rails. It is a lovely fit, soft wool-mix with much welcome side pockets to keep your hands warm in the chilly weather. I then layered up on top with a simple lace top also from Topshop and my lovely Primark jacket which was a real bargain but seems to go with so many outfits! My H&M stole is pretty old now but always comes out the wardrobe when the crisp chill sets in and then my trusty H&M buckle boots which have hardly left my feet in the last month! If you love your tea and cake as much as I do then I would definitely recommend popping along to Ickworth House and enjoying some afternoon tea in the conservatory followed by a brisk walk around the grounds to work off that second scone!

Have you picked up any tartan pieces recently?

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  1. 20th November 2013 / 9:52 pm

    You look amazing Milly, love the outfit! So pretty! ♥

  2. 21st November 2013 / 3:11 am

    So pretty, this really suits your figure. You look gorgeous 🙂


  3. 21st November 2013 / 7:32 am

    You really have a way of styling busy prints together looking absolutely gorgeous and luxurious. I love the pieces and the overall look 🙂

    Renate from thecuriousklutz.blogspot.dk
    What's in my makeup bag post has just gone up on my blog, if you're interested to check it out!

  4. 21st November 2013 / 8:05 am

    I love tartan, but always fine it hard to style, normally I end up with just a back t-shirt or cadi, I love how you mixed it up with print, you can totally pull it off!

  5. 21st November 2013 / 8:06 am

    Sounds like an ideal Sunday 🙂

    Katie & Kay xoxo

  6. 21st November 2013 / 10:03 am

    I've seen this skirt in Topshop and it looks lovely on you – I was put off as it's not my usual shape of skirt, but they look so cosy and it looks great on you.
    I love the quilted jacket as well – perfect 🙂

  7. 21st November 2013 / 10:04 am

    That skirt is on my list for Christmas, it's gorgeous. Love it paired with the jacket.
    Looks a yummy day! Can't beat scones and tea.

  8. 21st November 2013 / 12:32 pm

    This is such a gorgeous look. You look lovely 🙂

    Katie <3

  9. 21st November 2013 / 5:08 pm

    oh, the jacket! I love it so much, nearly bought it the other day but refrained 🙁 xo


  10. 21st November 2013 / 5:23 pm

    I love the contrast in prints! Truly beautiful. Amazing photography. Xx

  11. 21st November 2013 / 5:36 pm

    Love the skirt!
    Lizzie x

  12. 21st November 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Love this look Milly. I just adore the whole thing, the skirt is just a beauty- like you <3 xx

  13. 21st November 2013 / 8:56 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit, that tea looks delish too!


  14. 21st November 2013 / 10:07 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love that jacket

    Seima x – seimarahman.blogspot.co.uk

  15. 21st November 2013 / 11:38 pm

    this whole outfit is perfection. can't believe that jacket is primark!
    your pics are dreamy. lovely post! xoxo


  16. 23rd November 2013 / 11:40 pm

    I love !!!
    Your skirt *_*