pretty things no. 14

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Happy Royal Wedding Day! For once, I'm actually awake before my blog post goes live. I'm up this morning with my homemade scones, tea, and berries with coconut cream. I'm in my pink striped pajamas and I've already started watching the wedding coverage.

So, I wanted today's pretty things to represent British heritage. I totally could have done a full-out Meghan Markle tribute (and maybe I still will because she deserves it) with California staples like Equipment shirts and tortoise shell glasses but that's kind of what I post all the time. Plus, this day, while it's obviously huge for Meghan, is all about the monarchy and the heritage of the U.K. so I chose a couple of classic things to honor that.

Like I mentioned in the graphic, it truly doesn't get more classic British than a Burberry trench. City or countryside, this kind of trench dresses up your look and gives a nod to iconic British style. 

I know that Hunter wellies are all the rage (even with the Queen herself), but did you know that Kate's boot of choice is actually Le Chameau? The brand has been making boots out of Northern France since the 1920s. This particular pair gives me Deborah-Mitford-in-the-garden vibes.

As you may know, Kate's engagement ring (passed down from Princess Diana's collection) features an incredible 12-carat oval blue sapphire, but did you know that sapphires are intertwined with the history of the British empire? I hope to see Meghan join in on the sapphire love soon. Maybe with this pair of incredible platinum-diamond-pearl-sapphire earrings paired with a navy blue gown?

When I think of the classic English rose, I think of Charlotte Tilbury plus shades of pink. I love her lipstick in the shade lost cherry and think it would look so pretty, accentuating pale skin and flushed cheeks.

There aren't many things more British in my eyes than a boater hat and this one from Prada has me ready to regatta. I'm really sorry for that rhyme, I really am.

However, if there is one thing more British than a boater, it's definitely tea. How stunning is this Royal Copenhagen teapot? The collection from which it comes was launched in the late 1700s and all of the pieces are hand-painted.

As a fun little side note, I wanted to share what I'd wear to the royal wedding if I were there today. I adore this Safiyaa dress (pink and red is still a favorite color combination of mine) and find it so regal and perfectly suited for an occasion like the royal wedding. I'd wear it with a classic, matching fascinator from Philip Treacy, blush pink Valextra purse, and burgundy suede pumps from Jimmy Choo.