My Cup of Tea

Leopard-Office-Blouse

“Tea Breaks” are a sacred time for me to disconnect and de-stress in the middle of a hectic work day. Sometimes, the endless onslaught of URGENT/ASAP/IMPORTANT emails wear me down and I have to close my laptop, set my phone on silent and take a walk outside away from the chaos.

Cat Eye Office Glasses
Max Mara Coat

Luckily, there’s a Starbucks (surprise!) next to my office where I like to grab a hot cup of Earl Grey every now and then. The spot makes for great people watching while I take time to collect my thoughts before heading back to the office.

Max Mara Gilet

While getting my Starbucks fix, I came across these adorable puppies. Yes, it's a coincidence their fluffy coats matched mine...

Leopard Print Matched with Neutral Colors

For this particular Monday stroll, I paired a leopard print blouse from Zara with a comfy camel hair Max Mara gilet and skirt. Tip: When mixing fun prints for the office, balance them out with neutral tones (like this camel gilet, cream coat and skirt ensemble) to make them office-appropriate.

Black Prada Bag

Since it's chillier of late, I threw on a roomy coat and grabbed my catch-call Prada, which held my phone hostage while I relaxed. Just what I needed to end a long week while saying hello to the weekend!

David Kind Glasses
Black Prada Bag

Style Note:
Zara Leopard Print Blouse similar here
Max Mara Coat , Camel Hair Gilet and Skirt similar here, here and here (respectively)
Chloe Black Boots
Cat-eye glasses c/o David Kind

PS: Need helping choosing glasses that  fit your face?
David Kind will send you six to try for free here
Photography by A Party with No Cake



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  • Shauna says:

    I am liking the zebra-print look on you, Heidi, you look amazing! The weather is perfect for the coat as well 🙂 I got a Max Mara coat (Christmas gift!) too and I love wearing it during these cold months.

  • Veronica says:

    Sometimes, I also want to escape the confines of the office and head to the nearest coffee shop to calm my nerves. (I know, caffeine actually causes more nerves, but it soothes me anyway). I’d like the idea of a morning stroll, with a Prada bag in hand. Yours is really stunning! And I have to agree with Shauna here, you do look gorgeous with the zebra-print/coat/boots ensemble, really classy 🙂

  • Francesca says:

    I love your whole look! Thanks for sharing the links to the outfits, I’d like to grab a coat like yours specially now that the cold winds are biting my bones 🙂

  • Francesca says:

    Before I forget, I like those glasses you’re wearing, too! Thanks for the link to the David Kind glasses page 🙂

  • A breathe of fresh air and a morning stroll like the one you’re doing surely relieves me from stress. Of course, a nice cup of tea is also great for our well-being. And wearing essentials like necklaces, beads and glasses like yours will definitely complete the stunning look!

  • Marielle P. says:

    I love the coat and the necklace you’re wearing, looks really gorgeous!

  • loreleichung says:

    Yes, a cup of tea is a perfect partner in your free time. It’s nice to have some time for yourself, indulge in coffee or sweets and not mind the messages and alerts that ring on your phone/gadgets. Time’s have changed, people are more focused on their gadgets on their hands these days instead of engaging on actual conversations.

  • Nikki says:

    Oh I love your entire look – just like a sophisticated and gorgeous office girl! I love the Prada bag, too! Let’s drink to that, shall we?

  • Susan Armstrong says:

    Oh there’s nothing like a good cup of tea after a busy morning, I can attest to that. You’re looking mighty fine and beautiful while having a cuppa, Heidi 🙂

  • Rhaiza V. says:

    For some reason, Starbucks always manage to complete my day 🙂 You’re a sight to behold with your office look Heidi 🙂

  • Katie says:

    Oh Heidi, you look amazingly super! I love your coat!

  • Naomi says:

    Oh my goodness, thse puppies are soooo cute! They’re huggable.. And you’re looking pretty gorgeous walking with your cup of Early Grey 🙂

  • Carmencita says:

    I love your style, Heidi, you look so comfortable with your clothes and that smile of yours is captivating 🙂 Keep smiling like that always, even without your cup of tea 🙂

  • mistydew says:

    Oh Heidi, have I told you look pretty amazing in everything? I bet those puppies were scrambling to have your attention, you look simply divine even when you just walk out to get a cuppa 🙂

  • J Ong says:

    Heidi,

    I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog via Instagram!! There are not enough blogs out there focused on what to wear to work. Would love to collaborate with you sometime in the future if you’re interested!

    PS – genius move layering two coats, especially when it’s so cold outside!

    Best,
    Jen
    http://www.thatworkinglife.com

  • Colleen M. says:

    This post makes me want to grab a cup of tea, too. You look lovely, Heidi!

  • Mikaela says:

    A nice warm cup of coffee or tea will definitely get me in the mood for the whole day. 🙂

    By the way, you look amazing with your coat and glasses, sophisticated and classy!

  • Helga says:

    I love the coat, it looks perfect on you Heidi, and that bag, I think that’s my favorite among your bags, it’s lovely!

  • Princess Lea says:

    That coat is spectacular! Plus the leopard print perfectly matches the look. I’d be happy to go around town wearing that smile, too!

  • Queenie says:

    I’d love to grab a cup of coffee or tea with you, you look so radiant with your smile!

  • Vilma C. says:

    Absolutely lovely and refreshing to see. Those cute puppies must have fallen smitten with you, too. I love your Chloe boots a lot!

  • Drew says:

    I love and adore puppies, too and those cute little guys you met are my cup of tea! Yeah, figuratively. You look beautiful with your office outlet, very chic and professional and playful too.

  • Josie says:

    Love the coat, the sunglasses and the whole outfit! I’d be happy to share cups of coffee and tea with you 🙂

  • Wena says:

    Eeep! Your boots are fabulous! It immediately catches my eyes and I love it!

  • Sofia says:

    I love the Prada bag and your boots caught my attention. I like it! Enjoy your cup of tea (I’m having coffee 🙂

  • StyleCaster says:

    Love seeing you relaxed and cozy even on a busy day. Those adorable puppies agree with me 🙂

  • Kelly says:

    I like your outfit, it exudes radiance and glamour at the same time. I sure would want to sit down beside you and share a cup of tea or coffee sometime.

  • Taylor says:

    I actually love the eyeglasses you’re wearing. It looks really cool and fun, not so much professional and not boring at all! Thanks for sharing the links to your fashion essentials

  • jennifer says:

    I sure would love to sit and share a cup of coffee with you someday. I really like your bag, I had been hoping to get one like that from Prada. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of yours, Heidi 🙂

  • Kylie Rachel says:

    you’re rockin’ the boots, girl! You are amazing in every thing you wear!

  • Gabbie says:

    Me, too, I always look forward to my tea/coffee breaks because that’s the time I get to de-stressed, just relax and enjoy the sceneries. Having to do it in a fashionable style like how you do will be very fun and exciting 🙂

  • Charlotte Summers says:

    Your layered coats look stylish! Although a cup of Earl Grey and coats aren’t recommended this scorching hot summer, if I could look as “swag” as you, I wouldn’t mind wearing them 🙂 You’re gorgeous!

  • Olivia says:

    Awww.. those are cute little pups… so adorable.

    And you look beautiful and graceful while sipping a cup of tea. I’d love to share a cup with my friends too, whenever I need to relax and de-stress from the office.

  • jenny says:

    That’s a really gorgeous Prada bag, I want to have one like that!

  • MJ says:

    A cup of tea during breaks always enliven me too. I must say, I love your Prada bag, it’s gorgeous!

  • Charlotte Webster says:

    It would be a pleasure working for you if you were my boss, I love all the dresses and outfits you show here!

  • Amelia says:

    You look really beautiful! Armed with a bag on one hand and a steaming cup of tea on the other, you still look gorgeous in every angle!

  • Abigail Swift says:

    I always look forward to my 30-minute coffee break after hours and hours of labor and office work. Coffee relaxes me, not much of a tea lover, though. But those times that make me forget about the chaos in the office are much deserved treat. Always!

  • Kandy Gurl says:

    A nice cup of Earl Grey will surely ease my mind during a chaotic day at work. It eases my nerves and brings back normality in my absent-mindedness..

  • Marguerite says:

    Let me just say, that Prada bag and Chloe boots are really cool and stunning! You’re really rockin’ that outfit Heidi 🙂

  • Hope Elizabeth says:

    Your Chloe Black Boots are divine!!

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    A cup of tea (or coffee, in my case) sure goes a long way during a busy day 🙂

  • Claire says:

    Those puppies are cute! And your boots, OMG your boots! I love it!

  • Maryanna says:

    You sure look stunning while having a cup of tea… Lovely!

  • Kourtney Brandt says:

    I love the whole outfit, Heidi. From your beautiful corporate clothes, to your Prada bag and accessories. Everything’s perfect!

  • Mel B. says:

    Can I just say, you look absolutely lovely Heidi!