‘Resort Looks’: Smart Casual

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Will she ever stop posting photos of Madeira?

Is that what you’re thinking? Well, this is the penultimate ‘Resort Looks’ post… And this time the topic is relaxed yet smart clothing, also known as ‘smart casual’. And yes, there’s sometimes need for smart casual outfits, even on holiday.

These photos were taken on Christmas Day, and Professor M and I were on our way to have afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace. That’s the pink building in the background. It’s a sort of luxury hotel full of oldy-worldy charm and a rich tradition of serving high tea to the rich and famous.  We are neither, of course, but who cares? We can pretend to be oldy-worldy socialites for one afternoon…


afternoon tea

Afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace on Christmas Day has become sort of a tradition for us, and I’ve blogged about it before (see HERE and HERE).

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smart casual

Outfit details:

poncho: Marja Kurki / top: Custo Barcelona / trousers: Marks and Spencer / 

shoes: Clarks / bag: Kate Spade / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

What would you wear to afternoon tea?



PS: Have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post?

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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    26 January 2017 / 8:10 am

    Aaah, afternoon tea s! Love them……In the UK! Love the color of the building, fantastic!

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Afternoon tea ca be fun, at times. I'm not fan of sweet desserts or cakes, though.

  2. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    26 January 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Great photos and love that fun colorful tee! Thanks for linking up!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.com

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks! I've worn the Custo tee on so many posts already, but I keep going back to it nevertheless.

  3. Elegance and Mommyhood
    30 January 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Love the lavender pattern-mixing here Tiina. That is a fabulous wrap!Would love for you to join my latest linkup with such a pretty outfit. A new linkup is live every Thursday. Thank you. =)http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/01/thursday-moda-48-layering-plaid-for.html

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2017 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks, Ada. I will have to remember your link-up this week for sure, thanks for reminding me.

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