Sister Style: Tea Time

1111Hi guys! Let's talk about TEA. I got some new David's Tea, and I have been drinking, like, 5 cups a day. I get really excited about it, in a weird way! Emma is usually a huge snob and only drinks coffee, but she finally cracked! Today she asked me to make her a cup of tea. (*cheers!*) So yea, it's been an awesome week. Do you want me to blog my favorite teas? Please say you really want me to….? 

Ps. These photos have nothing to do with tea. Sorry about that. 

Elsie's Wearing: Top c/o Lala Magic, Dress c/o ModCloth, Glasses/RV, Shoes/Amazon, Bag/Orla Kiely. 55555Emma's Wearing: Dress c/o Minx, Scarf/Vintage, Cardigan/Target, Belt/J.Crew, Shoes c/o Lotta

10xoxo! Elsie + Emma

  • haha, your exuberance made me read all of that like you were saying it in one long, over-excited breath. Methinks maybe five cups of tea a day might have you a wee bit over-caffeinated.

    But who am I to talk, I’m still a devout coffee snob, myself and today alone I had three cups.

    Cheers to warm, comforting beverages
    Gypsy Alchemy

  • Where can I get one of those David’s Tea? And how many variations does it come in. Do you have the lists of their best sellers?

  • I love Emma’s dress!

  • Im going to a swing dance this weekend. These outfits gave me great inspiration.


  • you girls are awesome! and thanks for being awesome 🙂

  • I was wondering about the cute Lotta shoes and if you could talk about the sizing. I love them but with them being based in the UK i’m scared to order the wrong size and have to return them. Thanks!

    P.S. It’s definitely fun to experiment and make your own teas too : )

  • So adorable! These pictures have such style and personality.

  • You look very chic and I like all of the looks. My personal favorite type of sweater is Women s cardigan sweater.

  • I would love for you to do a blog post about tea. This whole post makes me giggle, you sounded over caffeinated and excited!

  • it’d be super fun to read about your favourite teas, Elsie! I love tea.
    oh, and I also love Emma’s dress, so cute.

  • love david’s tea glitter and gold. that’s good stuff coming from Canada, isn’t it? i think i’ll make some too!

  • Yes please!!
    I’ve been wanting to try out David’s Tea but have no idea which to try.

  • David’s Tea, YES! Just found them up in Chicago last weekend and they mentioned expansion happening REALLY fast (expecting at least one if not more by the end of next year in St. Louis)! The Red Velvet is so great, so is the Mango Diablo ( (the spice sneaks up on you after a second).

    Tea post soon?

  • I would love to read a post about this tea! I’m drinking a cup as I write this.

  • this post made me laugh out loud 🙂 I LOVE TEA! I have a teacup tattoo in my half sleeve 🙂 🙂 but I would love a blog post about your favorite teas!!!!

  • firstly yes – we do want to know which teas are your favourites 🙂
    and secondly this looks like the most fun photo shoot ever – i am almost leaping from joy (as you are in your pics) even though I am sitting in an office chair (blush). thanks for capturing emotions in your pics as well…

  • Love this!
    I agree with the comment saying Elsie resembles Zooey Deschanel, you totally do!


  • This post makes me smile!! You girls are so fun and lively. I love your outfits too. xx. McKenna Lou

  • You guys are too cute. Love the photos and LOVE David’s Tea!! Do write a post about it!

  • You two look so cute here! Such a fun sister style post 🙂 I love Barry’s tea (its Irish and nice and strong!)

  • Yeah I’m curious what your faves are! Me and my husband are really into nutty teas right now. We love Forever Nuts by Davids Tea. Your outfits are adorable!

  • Please do, I LOVE tea and would appreciate some more variety 🙂 You both look amazing, I love Elsie’s top and Emma’s dress.

    Xo, Kelsey

  • I’d love to hear about your favorite teas! I love coffee AND tea. I like coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon…and I think I have at least ten kinds of tea! Always love to add new ones into the mix 🙂

  • I just bought some new David’s Tea yesterday… I got banana dream pie… tastes like the real thing if you haven’t tried it already!

  • PLEASE POST YOUR fav teas..
    my fav from davids tea.. WHICH I AM SO ADDICT TO BY THE WAY IS…
    Glitter & Gold — BECAUSE its actually sparkly and so tasty
    AND Mango Madness– so delicious and smells amazing from even a far distance!

  • I’ve never heard of David’s Tea, I’ll check them out.
    Love saddle shoes and clogs!

  • I love these photos – somewhat candid and fun 😉 !
    And I have yet to buy any David’s tea – but I’ve had some at my aunt’s house before! Love tea in general!


  • Please post about Tea– I’m with Emma (i love coffee)– and I really want to love tea tooo….

  • Love those cute prints on the shirt and dress!

    Strive to Thrive,

  • these photos look like you had a blast taking them 🙂
    the hearts & birds you two are wearing must have inspired you!!!
    we cake & valley

  • This is such a cute post! Love the jumping photos! And I look forward to reading about your fave teas!! 🙂

  • ummmm YES. tea blog STAT! you’re the reason I’m addicted to David’s Tea and specifically their Birthday Cake tea..woop woop!

  • Elsie your skirt is the best thing ever. <33

  • You should definitely blog your favourite teas! I just recently discovered Daivd’s Tea and would love to know which ones I should try out.

  • I am a tea drinker too, so yes, I absolutely would like you to blog about your favorite teas!

  • Do it! I only recently got into tea because of David’s tea and all the amazing varieties. Best ever is pumpkin chai and organic blueberry jam.

  • lovely picts, great blog 🙂
    keep in touch

  • Tea is the best thing in the world to enjoy at any time of the day! A cup for breakfast, a cup for mid-morning snack, a cup for lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, dessert, late night coziness…Tea is ALWAYS appropriate! PLEASE blog about tea!

  • Yes, please. Make a post about your favorite teas. I’m such a tea lover myself, so it would be really nice. 🙂

  • You should definitely try and get your hands on some T2 (Tea Too.) Tea from Australia. My favourite tea shop with around 200 different flavours! Amazing store, friendly staff and a really great shopping experience. (They even made tea infused jams, chocolates and cookies!)

  • Hahaha! I feel the EXACT same way about tea! I get very weirdly excited about it. I have an arsenal of tea in my desk drawer. What flavor are you drinking these days? Have you tried David’s toasted marshmallow?

  • Yes, please share your favorite teas! I don’t drink coffee at all… but I love tea!! 🙂

  • You girls are so presh! I love that this was a “just for fun” post. You showed a bit more of your personality in this one. I really enjoyed reading, and looking at the photos. Yes, post about your tea please 🙂 I loooove tea 🙂

  • so adorable! love the sweet prints. yes!! i’m obsessed with tea and coffee haha dying to try birthday cake!

  • Hi, Elsie! I’m actually an employee at Davids Tea in Toronto and I’d love love love to know which kinds of tea you like! If you post that I’m sure I/we would be able to suggest more teas that you’d like and you can try out next time. I know it can get overwhelming there sometimes and you don’t get to sniff all you’d like to. It would also be cool if one of you wanted to post tea cocktail or baking recipes sometime!

  • Both you are too cute!! And I love the photos!

  • Yes! TEA 🙂

    Lovely ladies. cheers!


  • I love these pictures, they look so fun!

    And I would love if you did a tea post. I’m not a huge tea drinker but maybe if you recommended some realllly good ones then maybe I will find one I actually like!

    ♥ Brooke

  • I’m not really a tea fan, but I do love your pictures! 🙂

    XO Nat

  • YES, please blog your favorite teas…I’ve somehow never heard of David’s teas, and now I’m dying to try some, but don’t know where to start!

  • I would love for you to blog about your favorite teas. I love tea, but I really only drink Yogi teas. I love getting recommendations from other super cool tea drinkers :)J

  • I’d love to know your favorite teas! I drink like 6 big cups of tea a day too- I’m definitely a tea junkie.

  • I love that shirt that you are wearing over your dress Elise. So cute.


  • I love love love David’s Tea, they are the only tea company I have found that has teas that actually taste as good as they smell!!! My favorite is Forever Nuts, I think it tastes like mini donuts, and also like the sugared nuts at Disney World 🙂

  • I love the style of these photos! And I love visiting this website over the course of the day for a little mind break, to see what new thing you guys are doing. Thanks for putting your passions out into the universe to share with the rest of us!

  • I’m OBSESSED with David’s tea. Definitely blog about your favorites!

  • I love these pictures, it looks like you had a lot of fun!

    I am also a lover of tea. I have so many cups each day at work, the water heater never gets a rest! I’d appreciate hearing what teas you are into right now.

  • I love tea ! I mostly drink green tea, but I’m curious and love maching tea with cookies 🙂

  • YES! I love tea too. I’ve been obsessed with peppermint tea lately (since it’s Christmasy time).

    PS Taking the Blog Loving course and it is so so so helpful! THANK YOU for putting it all together and sharing your experiences!

  • Similarly to everyone above, do blog about the teas. I always love to hear what favourites from David’s I haven’t tried yet!

  • you guys are just so adorable! i always forget about tea because i live in a house full of coffee drinkers! tea always makes me feel more sophisticated!


  • Of course we want to know your favourite tea`s!!
    And if you like Chai,what you obviously do,I would love to get a sneek peek at your Chai tea`s,because I love Chai 😀


  • I just started drinking tea and I would love to hear your favorites! Tea post! Tea post!

  • Please do! My husband LOVES tea. He usually goes to Teavana. I want to get him some tea for stocking stuffers and would definitely love to see your faves!

  • Never heard about that tea, but I am OBSESSED with tea (I’m part English, after all) so I will have to seek it out.

    Love the last pic! By the way, after hearing your rave reviews about the Bamboo Wacom tablet, I’ve been thinking of adding it to my Christmas list. Do you think you can do the same with an iPad mini??? Or is it its own separate device??

  • Please Blog yes! check out my blog too: (it’s for the tea cafe I work in-Oxford Hall.)

  • I love loose leaf tea! My favourite little tea shop (also online) is called The Whistling Kettle. Their mango white pear tea is soooo good!

  • I’m a snob in the exact opposite way of Emma: I only drink tea, and never drink coffee (I think coffee smells WONDERFUL, and tastes like dirt. It’s the worst bait-and-switch feeling.). I’m so happy David’s Tea has spread into the states, I have been enjoying their teas since they opened their first store on Queen Street in Toronto in 2008. Their stores always have the friendliest staff, and it makes a big difference to the experience!
    Have you ever tried Movie Night? It has popcorn in it, and light caramel flavours. It’s definitely worth trying, even just a cup!


  • I’m British so YES to tea post! On another note, cute idea to put a skinny belt over an open cardigan. I was just looking at a grey cardigan that I have this morning thinking ‘will I wear this?’ and now you’ve just given me an idea of a new way to wear it so thanks!

  • Yes! I’ve been hearing so much about David’s Tea, but I’m curious how they are, which ones you’d recommend, etc. 🙂

  • Being British, taking time out for a cup tea is an intrinsic part of my day. I currently have about 30 blends of tea and am trying to decide on my favourites. Please blog about tea!

  • Oh, I actually do want to know about your favorite teas. David’s has so many that I get overwhelmed and end up just ordering Earl Grey.

  • Hi i’m just starting to like tea, especially peppermint tea – yum. Those pictures are gorgeous and really pretty clothes. This blog never disappoint me.

  • I want to hear MORE about tea. I have a section in my cupboard filled with teas from all over the world. I ask my friends who travel to bring some for me. That’s how much I LOVE Tea. So yes, more tea talk please. Also, teacups.

  • My husband and I love David’s Tea!! Such a good company! I am a huge tea buff and would love to hear some of your favorites.

    Two of my favorite brands are “Twinnings” and “Harney and Sons”.

  • Elsie, I LOVE the posts where you get excited and giddy about stuff, much more than I love the more “formal”, informative posts. I just love to get these tiny peeks into who you are as a person 🙂 I love the more personal, genuine stuff and that’s why I *absolutely love* Everyday Elsie!! I’m so happy you share EE with us. 🙂

  • Ahahah! I really like these shoots, so funny! You girls rule and, yes, please Elsie, write a post about your favourite teas!


  • Hi Elise!
    I’ve been looking for some new loose tea!
    Do you have any favorites?

    thank you 🙂


  • Please please please do a blog on tea! My day would be incomplete without a cup of tea:) Oh, and these photos are absolutely beautiful, especially the jumping ones:)

  • Sooo cute! I totally adore your shoes and the poses <3

    And even if I’m not a tea-person (except for Chai), I would love to read about it. Maybe you can change my mind 🙂

  • you sound (& look!) so light-hearted, full of joy & energy in this post! love it!

  • I love TEA!
    Also love the way you tucked the tail of the belt in!! what a clever and pretty idea! 🙂

  • wow I love these photos, girls, so amazing! 🙂 Elsie, love how you’ve mixed those bold prints and your shoes are so damn amazing! oh and I totally understand you, I’m addicted to tea, specially at this time of the year!

    Drawing Dreaming

  • Yes, please blog your favorite teas! Thanks to you & Holly I have been tempted to try some from David’s but haven’t been sure which to choose! 😉

    Also, I was just wondering if you guys can do more posts about staying healthy and eating glutton free (I believe I read that Elsie does…I could be wrong.) I recently found out dairy & glutton may be causing some of the reasons I’m not feeling well and wanted to hear about ways to take care of that from someone who lives that lifestyle. Thanks so much girls! 🙂

  • Your dress is just fab!!! ♥
    And I´d love to know your favourite tees!!! I´m absolutelly into tee 😉 So it would be great..

    (sorry for my bad english..)

  • Yes to tea!!! Looks like you guys had a really fun day here 🙂

  • Do it, post about tea all day. I’m such a tea fiend, but then I’m British so it is like the law to love tea.


  • Yea, tea is the best! I usually buy loose tea leaves at the market, and I never drink coffee…

    xoxo, Femke

  • Haha the setting doesnt really make me feel like tea time but you two look gorgeous!

  • LOvely looks! Especially the print on Elsie’s dress is so pretty! Curious about the tea now 😉 xx

  • I don’t know if someone said this before but Elsie looks a bit like Zooey Deschanel in the pictures. (that’s definitely a compliment) Great pictures!

  • It is quite disappointing not to see photos of tea but these will do 😉
    What a beautiful skirt! Love it! You both look wonderful! And are making me crave tea…

  • Please blog your favourite teas! I love drinking tea and I love the fact that among all the different flavours, there will always be one reflecting your mood.

  • I LOVE Emma’s dress! Here in England you would be more of a snob if you only drank tea (which I guess is me since I still can’t stand the taste of coffee!)

  • Elsie, I love your blouse! So beautiful! Usually, I am a coffee junkie as well, but I feel like the time before Christmas is a perfect time to drink tea. In addition to that, I have to reduce my coffee consumption while breastfeeding, so YAY for tea!

  • I love these photos! I just finished watching an episode of “New Girl” then clicked over to A Beautiful Mess and Elsie you look just like Zooey Dechanel in these photos. I even read your post in her voice…Lol. I’m sure you get told that a lot. Love your blog! I’m pretty sure we would be best friends if we knew each other in real life.

  • Elsie, you totally look like Zooey Deschanel on these photoes. A huge compliment, of course. 🙂 Would love som tea favorites!

  • I would love to hear about your favorite teas! I love trying new tea flavors, and I always get excited when I find a new one that I like. Teas make great gifts too, so some recommendations would be great.

  • Love these photos! The movement, the excitement and the honesty are perfect. Yes, I always want to hear about tea!

  • Please blog your fav teas! I’ve been meaning to go to davidstea but feel overwhelmed. Please do share 🙂

  • I’ve just started drinking tea nonstop too! It’s so lovely. You should totally do a post on your favorites, I’d love that. 🙂

  • I have heard great things about David’s Tea! Also, I’m very much interested in a post about your favorite teas. I’m tea-obsessed myself, and make a casual hobby out of converting my coffee-addicted friends and loved ones to at the tea lovers club. :]

  • YES. please do blog about tea because i would love to drink more of it, but i just don’t know what is what and which is best.

    always, loving the sister style 🙂 thanks.

  • I love David’s Tea. I’ve been going there since there was only one store in BC and none in the States. I would travel an hour and a half eahc way by public transit just to buy tea (okay, and visit my favourite vegetarian restaurant as well). About 15 of my five dozen types of tea are David’s Tea.

  • You gals are lovely; this post made me smile.

    I have to say that I, too, am a snob. I don’t like tea or coffee – hot chocolate is my drink of choice.

    Elsie, I love your polka dotted top! And Emma, I love that pink belt with your navy dress. 🙂


  • I love your outfits! Ya’ll are my style icons 🙂

  • I love these photos! You two (especially elsie!) look so freakin’ happy~ looks like you guys are having lots of fun!

    and PLEASE do a tea post! I am a tea FANATIC! i think i drink more tea than water… i generally stay with basic tetley black tea but i want some recommendations~ ♥

  • I LOVE davidstea! what kind did you get? i bought a few from them earlier this month! y’all are precious

  • i’d love to read a tea post!! after reading your david’s tea mentions i looked them up and was so happy to find out there’s a location near me! now i have lots of delicious tea to get me through the winter :]

  • I would love to read about your favorite teas! I’m kind of boring – mostly drink peppermint tea. It would be nice to get some good recommendations to try new ones. 🙂

  • Yay! I love David’s Tea! The San Fran store opened just before I took a road trip there, so I was able to stock up. My favorites are Jessie’s Tea, The Glow and Daydreamer.

  • I think it would be great if you talked more about tea! The photos were lovely

  • yes! i’ve been wanting to try some david’s tea, and I want to know which kinds are good!!

  • OMG you two are so cute, slash I love your dark wavy hair. Annnnnd now I’ll go make some tea. Please & thank you.

  • Please blog about tea. 🙂
    ps: so glad I decided to get you guys that Forever Nuts last time I came for a visit!

  • Elsie you look like Zooey in these pictures! You both look beautiful, and you have such fun style! Love.

  • Very pretty outfits girls. Emma I love the print on your dress.

  • I would LOVE to see a blog post about tea! I get excited about a new flavour of tea, too!

  • i love the prints, ladies! especially the heart blouse!
    i agree, elsie you look like zooey dechanel in these photos!

    both of you have such great hair!

  • Maybe it’s because I’m in the middle of New Girl marathon, but Elsie, you look exactly like Zooey Deschanel in most of those pictures! <3

  • Yes, please! Blog about the tea. We have David’s Tea in my city but I have never gone because I find that level of choice overwhelming, so it would definitely help to have it narrowed down to a few recommendations to start off.

  • Love your style like always, your skirt Elsi is lovely and so is the dress of Emma! I love the tea story! I am a huge coffee drinker, only drink tea occasionnaly and of course, it is David’s Tea!

    Olive xox

  • Haha this post is so cute!! I love love love tea. Hey Elsie, wanna blog about your favorite teas?

    Xo, Clare

  • PLEASE blog about tea! My favourites are Twinings Earl Grey and Lady Grey. Give them a try 🙂

    Hebe x

  • Oh, wow. I love these pictures so much! Just two lovely sisters frolicking in the trainyard 🙂 And a tea post would actually be really helpful for a tea-drinking novice like myself. Other than chai and green tea, I drink coffee almost exclusively.

  • I love tea!!!!! please blog about the best teas!
    I need to know where to get birthday cake tea<3

  • Tea and cute clothes are 150% related. Both are awesome. Carry on, girls. 🙂

  • I was looking at them! I want to try the Honey bee mate & the cocoMint cream!! They all look amazing 😉 what flavors do you suggest?

  • Hi Jessica- I used Formula actions here ( ) xoxo!

  • I love tea and would love to hear your favorites! Always looking for new recommendations…

  • I would love to see your collection of favorite teas!!! Congrats on getting Emma to drink some tea!!!

  • LOVE your outfits in these pictures!!! And also love David’s tea so please post! P.S. I saw ABM featured on the Steven and Chris show (Canadian tv) as one of the top DIY blogs! They were raving about the name and showed some of your projects. So cool!!! Way to go

  • I really love these photos! Nice little change up from the normal and they look totally fun!

  • PLEASE do. i too love tea- like, a lot. i even decorated my kitchen with teapots. my husband says if i start making finger sandwiches everyday and saying things like ‘crumpets’ he’s having me admitted 🙂

  • Yes, everyone would like to hear about your tea! I am also a tea fanatic, I usually have 4-5 different kinds on hand at any moment!

  • You girls are so beautiful and inspiring. Loving the new poses that you’re playing with!

  • Youuu two are the cutest! And, Elsie, I TOTALLY thought you were Zoey Deschanel at first!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • I love these Sister Style posts! You each have your own distinct style, and they’re both so fun.
    I just did a post on David’s Tea a few days ago! I love their teas, and I’ve definitely transitioned from my coffee habit to tea. Yum!

  • Yes pleas pleas I LOVE TEA more than a normale person it’s kind of wird well that’s what my friends say any who I don’t usualy comment but I made the exception for tea .so all in all yes to tea ,
    Love a realy big kind of rammbeling fan
    Ps excsquse the spelling

  • Just saw David’s Tea in Manhattan yesterday for the first time and was wondering if I should peek in. You got me curious now! Want to hear more! 🙂

  • I love davids tea… sooooo good. toasted walnut is my favourite and toasted marshmallow oh and red velvet. I have to go make myself a cup now. 🙂

    I would love to see a tea post.

  • Love the patterned dresses, but I am wishing to know what kind of tea you’ve been drinking!

  • Yes, bring on the teas! I’m a huge tea fan and would love to hear your recommendations + you ladies look SO adorable. What gorgeous outfits!! xo

  • I’ll add my voice to the clamor– please blog about your favorite teas. I’m a new tea drinker and I need good recommendations!

  • yes please want to hear about tea!! 🙂
    (also, i would love to subscribe to your page! i just dont see where you can)??..

  • Um, tea. YES. I used to only drink coffee, too, but recently have been getting into tea. I’m really excited about Starbucks’ new tea partnership!

  • Were these pictures edited with the Simon Filip actions? I love the vintage look to these pictures!

  • Elsie, I dont know what it is about these photos of you but you really resemble Zooey Dechanel in them! 🙂

  • Yes, let’s hear ’em! I love to put boxes of tea in everyone’s stockings 🙂

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