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I need more help please wrt afternoon tea at the Sanderson ....

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bobkate Sun 08-Sep-13 20:20:10

Ok - the hen do is in a couple of weeks and we're having afternoon tea at the Sanderson then staying on after for the evening. I literally have absolutely no idea where to start on trying to put together something to wear sad

I'm 38, size 10 roughly, dodgy pic on profile...

Also, my friend was over today and pointed me in clothing/dresses/ this direction for a possible dress for the wedding and I think I prefer this to the one pictured on my profile. I think I'd be more comfy in this one.

Any pointers would be really good about what sort of thing I should be wearing for the hen do would be really great, thanks smile

bobkate Tue 10-Sep-13 19:46:06


bobkate Tue 10-Sep-13 14:47:07

oh my word - what on earth happened there? Can I delete any of them, that's ridiculous!

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bobkate Tue 10-Sep-13 14:46:19

Thanks, oh well I took the plunge last night and ordered the second one! Never mind. Thought the ruchy/wrapped-ness might help with the squidgy tum. Either that or it will really cling and look awful. In which case I'll order the other one. Wish I'd just ordered both now and saved on the postage. Hindsight is a curse.
So any more votes on what shoes as there's two different opinions so far!

AngieM2 Tue 10-Sep-13 11:34:27

I went in January for a hen do. We were sat in the heated outdoor bar thing just drinking champers for a few hours from 12 - 3pm. Our group mainly wore dresses and heels/boots (weather was awful wintery and most had had to travel a distance). But when walking out to the loos it was lots of nicely dressed ladies ( some with kids) and most were dressed in nice skinny jeans, heels, nice tops or nice dresses. You will have a fab time - enjoy!

Karbea Tue 10-Sep-13 10:52:19

Prefer the first top.
I think the black suede shoes are the best.

AphraBehn Tue 10-Sep-13 07:41:36

I prefer the first Nelly top tbh, and really like the jacket and the croc shoes.

bobkate Mon 09-Sep-13 23:40:40

So I'm boring myself now asking all these questions, but hey, what the hell I have another....

Say I go for the brown new look biker and the peach chee jersey dress from Nelly and black leggings.... what colour shoes should I get? Black or brown?

Which, if any, of these would be okay?


plain suedette courts

plain leatherish court

camel and black with strap

dark red, but look like dark brown croc courts

bobkate Mon 09-Sep-13 22:27:50

Thanks johnny

Ok - just seen a link to the nelly website from another post, never heard of them before.

Please oh wise ones can cast your eye on this as a possible outfit....

this jacket

with either this or this

over these or similar

with these on my feet

What do you reckon?

bobkate Sun 08-Sep-13 22:35:05

And again, from a memory many moons ago, I think I had my colours done with my mum and I think I'm a spring to autumn, so I know I shouldn't wear black so would this do the job

bobkate Sun 08-Sep-13 22:30:36

whoops...try that again...

bobkate Sun 08-Sep-13 22:30:12

grin and phew!

Seen this [[ ]]
Would that look okay under a biker style jacket?

JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Sun 08-Sep-13 22:28:33

I'm not an expert in style or beauty but I had afternoon tea at the Sanderson a few months ago and I probably wore a jumper/ jersey dress (because I live in them) and my friend wore jeans, a nice top, blazer and matching jewellery (I am 100%certain because she lives in jeans). Neither of us felt uncomfortable.

Karbea Sun 08-Sep-13 22:25:51

You won't look old, there's a real mix of people, people staying at the hotel, high class prostitutes all sorts.

bobkate Sun 08-Sep-13 22:19:34

Thanks run - I may well try and find something similar to the mint velvet look if I can in time as I live in my skinny jeans so would like to feel like I'd made an effort. But great to know I can wear them if I can't find something.
That's what I's quite a funky place ( very hazy memories of going there when I had a disposable income, no kids, no husband and a cool job in the big smoke ) And the girls I'll be going with will all be very funky and fashionable young things I'm worried about looking like a nearly 40, stuck in a rut, knackered mum of 2 that I really am!

bobkate Sun 08-Sep-13 22:13:43

aphrabehn Yep, I was thinking about the purple one for the wedding, rather than the flowery one that I'm in on my profile. Just got to find time to go and try it on and then find some shoes/bag to go with it.

karbea I think it is still mad hatter themed so I'm really looking forward to it.

Brill, that sounds great and similar, I think, to the mint velvet look that screwfox linked to. I'd feel v comfy like that and love the heel size.

Screwfox Sun 08-Sep-13 22:10:39

oh, jeans then ;)

Runandbecome Sun 08-Sep-13 22:08:09

The Sanderson is quite funky (and the afternoon tea there is great!) - I wore skinny jeans and nice top when I went. Jeans are totally fine. Or a cool dress but dressed down a bit.

Screwfox Sun 08-Sep-13 22:06:21

sure no jeans though ,black trews

Karbea Sun 08-Sep-13 22:02:42

Sanderson long bar is lovely! Is the afternoon tea still mad hatter themed? If so it's yum!

When I just go for cocktails I really dress up, lbd, heels etc
I'm trying to think what I wore for afternoon tea...
I think I'd probably wear I lovely top and jacket and black jeans in the day then take the jacket off and change into heels for the eve... Something like that???

AphraBehn Sun 08-Sep-13 22:02:39

The purple Ted Baker dress is nice. Would that be for the wedding?

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