Last week, I was excited to be invited to a tea-party hosted by one of my very favourite clothing stores, The White Stuff. I’m a relatively new fan – I always walked past and noticed the gorgeous, colourful clothes but assumed it would be above my price range and kept on walking, not wanting to tempt myself with items I’ll never own…but after a recent trip to Gunwharf Quays, I realised the White Stuff actually have more reasonably priced clothes than you think. Plus, I’ve been trying to think differently about my wardrobe – even if you do end up spending that little bit more, all the clothes are so well made and they’ll last a lifetime too, sounds a good enough excuse, right?! The more I think about my wardrobe, the more I lean towards a capsule style wardrobe, so I am starting to collect key pieces that go with everything, rather than my old style of buying the latest trends (cheaply) and not wearing an item for long. So the White Stuff fits so perfectly with my new style and way of thinking.
So, last week a group of the Brighton blogger girlies gathered for the grand unveiling of the brand new Tea Ceremony range. A stylish, feminine range inspired by Japanese patterns and designs, this will be pefect this Spring/Summer to brighten any winter wardrobe. The pieces are embellished with a greater amount of detail than previously, such as added lace or crochet, giving it a really pretty feminine look. I love the subtle Japanese vibes with gorgeous spring colours and patterns. The pieces are so versatile and compliment each other –I just want them all! The White Stuff clothing is also ethically sourced, so you can feel good about your purchase too! What more than you ask for?
Carrie Brighton tries a stylish purple number / Blogger Changing room antics
After a wander around the store and a glass of bubbly, we also were treated to a crafting session with Kate from Molly Makes, who taught us some embroidery techniques. I’m an avid crafter, but my skills really lay with knitting and crochet, I’m awful at sewing so I really enjoyed learning something new and made a little piece to take away. This will be a great way to upcycle clothes in the future, but I think a little more practice is required before I take a needle and thread to any of my clothes! We sipped loose leaf teas and nibbled on cakes as we crafted, and of course had a good catch up. I had such a great time!
Crafting with Mollie Makes / My embroidery creation!
A group shot! (with us all looking different ways…!)
Thank you to The White Stuff and Molly Makes for laying on such a lavish blogger tea party for us. I really enjoyed checking out the new range and having a good old crafting session! See you soon!
-This post was written in collaboration with The White Stuff,
however all opinions are my own!
– Photos courtesy of The White Stuff