The Swedes have a lovely tradition of Fika. It's meaning is a pretty nice alliteration - cosy, coffee, usually candles ... and always cake! What is there not to like about that combo?!!
My lovely friend invited me round for coffee. And she'd made cake, so add to those two elements a cosy kitchen ambiance and you have a Fika. It was far too sunny for candles.
So off I went for Fika.
She'd made a swiss roll and a chocolate cake. Both absolutely yummy. She's a great cook and makes the most delicious cakes and puddings.
A nice fika on a sunny February morning. February Fika. Another alliteration
And the important stuff ... the breakdown of what one wear wears for Fika?
The de rigueur jeans and cardi. But I also took another Dotty P bargain on its first outing.
It's a sleeveless lacy top, perfect for layering. I'd been looking for a lacy layering top for some time ... about a year, my research is thorough! Finally I found it on the sales rail. Bingo!
£7, thank you very much. Have a nice day.
It's got lovely lace scalloping at the bottom edge and a stretchy jersey modesty underlayer, so need for fiddling around with a separate camisole.
The neckline is high. This makes it perfect for winter wear.
I can see this top going places. It will definitely go with lots of cardi shapes. With black or distressed blue jeans. With a jacket. With a smart black skirt. It may even work with a denim skirt. Ooooh, how I am itching to test it to its limits!
Do you have a lacy layering top? Have you come up with a fave way of wearing yours?
A partnership that maybe I haven't thought of ?
A la perchoine.