Heart-Shaped Shoes at The Grand Floridian

High Tea at the Grand Floridian

River Island prom dress and Lady Dragon heart shoes

River Island prom dress and Lady Dragon heart shoes

River Island prom dress and Lady Dragon heart shoes

Vvienne Westwood Lady Dragon heart shoes

Mickey Mouse Charm Bracelet

[Dress: River Island (old) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa c/o Sarenza // Cardigan: H&M (new) // Sunglasses: Gucci c/o Shopbop]

I’ve written about high tea at the Grand Floridia (or “Grand Tea at the High Floridian, as I just wrote….) before, but, well, I’m going to do it again, because as anyone who’s gone through my archives will know, I really only have about three subjects which I just repeat endlessly, and hope my readers will have really short memories. And also because, like our trips to Disney’s Boardwalk, visiting the Grand Floridian has become a bit of a Florida tradition for us: not just because of the high tea itself, but because the hotel is so beautiful to walk through – and one of the best spots to watch the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks from, other than the park itself. (And sometimes including the park itself, to be completely honest…)

Because the high tea is so popular you really have to book in advance: we booked ours as soon as we got to the Orlando area, and had to wait a week for the first available time slot – which we then almost missed, due to heavy traffic on the way there: whoops!

As you can see from the photos, though, we did make it in time (just!) and thoroughly enjoyed our high tea. I took the opportunity to wear my favourite of the three River Island dresses I bought in this style last year (The other ones are here and here, if you’re particularly interested…), plus a pair of my Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragons. I’d brought the cardigan along to beat the chill from the aircon in the hotel, but also because Tropical Storm Debby was still hovering above Florida, and making the weather a lot cooler than normal. Happily, though, the sun came out for the first time in days when we wandered down to the hotel’s boat dock after our high tea, marking the return of the hot, sunny weather we’re used to in Florida, so I couldn’t have been happier. I mean, champagne, sunshine, big-skirted dresses… what more could you ask for?

High tea at the Grand Floridian

High Tea at the Grand Floridian
High tea at the Grand Floridian

Well, maybe a carriage, actually. A big, white, Cinderella-style carriage, say…

The Grand Floridian

The Grand Floridian

Seriously, they think of everything at Disney. They really do.

The Grand Floridian

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman.

10 Comments

  • Reply August 7, 2012

    Erika

    It has been years since we have been to any Disney properties, but after seeing all of your great pictures, we just may have to check a few places out over there next time we go. You make it look like a real life fairy tale! Carriage and all ;-)

    • Reply August 7, 2012

      Amber

      Ah, Disney is always like a fairy-tale :)

  • Reply August 7, 2012

    Roisin

    That picture of you stepping out of the carriage is just PERFECT!

    • Reply August 7, 2012

      Amber

      I had to laugh at the way I’m giving the carriage complete side-eye, as if I suspect it of insulting me or something :)

      • Reply August 7, 2012

        Roisin

        I know! It’s like “DON’T EVEN”

  • Reply August 7, 2012

    Louise

    It doesn’t matter that you repeat topics because your photographs are just too divine!

  • Reply August 7, 2012

    Stephen Williams

    Yay! Six weeks till we’re back there! :-)

  • Reply August 9, 2012

    Suzanne

    This dress looks amazing on you with your skin tone! I love your blog. Just found you via Chictopia and am now following on Bloglovin’. I am going to feature you in my Friday top 5 this week so if you have a chance check it out : )

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

  • Reply August 10, 2012

    Suzanne

    This is simply stunning. I can’t believe that each dress you choose looks like it was designed for you.
    I have included this in my Friday Top Five as well. This look is one of my all time favourite fashion images I’ve seen online ever. Okay, I’ll stop fawning now.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

  • Reply August 11, 2012

    Rebecca

    This post looks like a page from a fairy tale book….everything’s soo lovely & magical!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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