A Pink and Black Tea Party

Over the past year I’ve slowly been migrating away from dressing like a preppy southern belle. When I came to college I was definitely guilty of being one of those girls whose style completely changed to adapt to the ultra-conservative and Lily-Pulitzer-wearing environment surrounding her. Since I go to a southern school there is never a shortage of J Crew-clad girls and bow-tie-sporting boys (gag) wherever I go. But every once in a while my uber-preppiness will return just like it did this past weekend at my sorority’s alumni tea party. I was also beyond excited when we were told we could wear a derby hat (helllooooooo lovely Forever21 $5 floppy hat)!

I love the gold chain detail on this Milly dress. The design of it is simple but so flattering at the same time. This was the first time I wore it and it still fit like a glove like it did in the dressing room over a year ago.
I wanted to wear sandals but didn’t really have any that matched. These Via Spiga slingbacks had to do. 

Pictures from the tea party! My sisters all looked so lovely. 


Tea party food!

I ate three plates
My Outfit:
Dress – Milly (Fall RTW 2010) / Shoes – Via Spiga / Hat – Forever21 / Pearl Earrings & Necklace – gift from my boyfriend
Has your style ever been influenced by the people around you? What do you think of my super preppy look?

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31 Responses to A Pink and Black Tea Party

  1. love the dress! you look like you guys had a great time 🙂 i work in fashion, and i noticed when i switch jobs, i tend to change up my style a little. i think it’s like a “fresh” start moment. currently… i’m feeling ultra girly & feminine

  2. I love your pink dress. Nice hat too!


  3. SIENA.STYLE says:

    hi katie,thank you for the comment!im following you now
    kiss from prague

  4. --Sanam-- says:

    I love your preppy ensemble 😀 Especially that gorgeous dress and your floppy hat, & for only $5 too! Bargain 🙂

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  5. Anna Jane says:

    such a perfect, little outfit for a sorority function. my college was not southern but very very preppy nonetheless…i succumbed a bit, but could never get into lilly p and such. you look fantastic!

  6. Sofiina says:

    Hi again! I want to check your blog too, and it seems great! And you look beautiful 🙂

  7. Babe Jane says:

    beautiful dress!

  8. Kimberley says:

    Hey girl, love your outfit choice! Perfect for a tea party 🙂

    I just bought a hat like that and I can’t wait for the weather to warm up here to wear it!

  9. Lovely blog. Love your outfit, a lovely splash of colour:-)

  10. Laura says:

    that dress is SO beautiful! you look gorgeous 🙂


  11. Kimberly says:

    you are so pretty love the outfit you look great! thanks for the comment!


  12. Beti says:

    love your hat!

  13. Gorgeous dress!!! I love the color and fit of it =)

    I am following your blog now! Hope you follow my blog too!!

    New post every week day!!!

  14. Maria Chloe says:

    cute dress and i love the floppy hat.

  15. Lissy says:

    I love your Milly dress. Milly is one of my favorite clothing lines and I especially adore the chain detail.

  16. Emily Anne says:

    I am in love with this dress. The chain detailing is perfect.
    You were deff the best dressed at your sorority party 🙂

  17. Emily says:

    Thanks for your comment! You look fantastic here Katie, so cute. I also went to a super preppy college in the US and know what you mean about adapting to your surroundings clotheswise! haha


  18. I love a wide brimmed hat – makes me feel so glamourous!

    thanks for stopping by 🙂


  19. .beautiful photos! 🙂 If you want I suggest you go to see some of my Gucci! and maybe you could tell me which you prefer! maybe you could become my followers if you want it. 🙂


  20. Nick says:

    You must have a great photographer, those photos look amazing. 😀

  21. I love your hat. I want one like this.
    You look great!


  22. I love your pretty dress and hat!

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  23. Lovely dress and lovely blog. The pictures looks really good.

    Hugs from:

  24. Kaitlyn says:

    I know what you mean – being surrounded by fellow law students at university sometimes makes you feel a little “out-there” if you’re not sporting Ralph Lauren from head-to-toe finished with brown leather loafers. But hey, better to stand out than blend in! Love the colour of your dress too btw 🙂

    x K

  25. Lauren says:

    Aww I was in a sorority at my first college – I had to go alum when I transferred, but I remember dressing up for different events. You girls look lovely. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am following you as well.


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