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What I wore to see the queen


Well, not really! But we did go to the queen’s garden party at holyrood palace. No exciting and meaningful reason (my colleague’s dad got knighted for services to brewing, how cool is that?), they just reserve a number of tickets for the Scottish Government and you can put your name down for it. You can only go once in your life though! We picked a good year, the weather was PERFECT. So sunny and warm (seriously this weather is freaking me out. The previous two years were so awful, I can’t quite believe summer is actually happening), I did feel a bit sorry for the men in dress uniforms, but for the ladeeez it was perfect. Also: the food! Oh man, so so good! My favourite were these passion fruit tarts, they should start selling them, they’d make a fortune! I also had iced coffee, pear juice (is this a royal thing?), cucumber and mint sandwiches, lemon and raspberry victoria sponge, apricot and lavender sponge, raspberry tart and chocolate mousse cake with crunchy hazelnut bits. Om nom nom! We didn’t try to get near the royals, so we just saw them from v far away. Queenie is very tiny and had a cool jaunty top hat (Dave’s phrase) on. Instead we just wandered around and explored the beautiful gardens!

Outfit stats:
vintage dress – vintage shop * fascinator – pretty sure it was from m& s * shoes – clarks originals *

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  • Korien 16 July 2014, 9:18 am

    What a stunning outfit!

  • Rhianne 16 July 2014, 9:56 am

    you looked amazing 🙂 I’m so glad you had a great time.
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  • Elbe 16 July 2014, 11:31 am

    Your dress is very flattering! What are you going to do with the rest of your life, though? You can’t go to see the queen again. ; )

  • Jessica 16 July 2014, 6:02 pm

    That dress looks like it was made for you, you look absolutely smashing. Nice to hear they lay on a good spread!

  • Señora Allnut 16 July 2014, 7:03 pm

    wouu, you look gorgeous!, and elegant!!, and everything looks impressive yet delightful!, so nice you’ve had a so sunny weather!

  • Gracey the Giant 16 July 2014, 7:21 pm

    You both look wonderful! And what a fun event! The food sounds delicious; I probably would have tried to smuggle some tarts home!
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    • Franca 17 July 2014, 9:09 am

      I did consider it! But everyone was being so civilised I thought I’d better behave myself.

  • Kerry 17 July 2014, 9:42 pm

    You look lovely! Great dress, looks a bit like the Colette Chantilly pattern x
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  • Chantele 17 July 2014, 10:46 pm

    Aww cute dress! And services to brewing!! What better reason, lol! Two Hearts One Roof
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