The only time I have ever been to the Races, it was quite a casual affair, with a picnic on the grass. This, however, required more formal wear.
I went on the hunt for a suitable outfit.
When I think of Race Day outfits, especially as part of the Spring Carnival, I think of floral, pastels and headwear.
Baby, floral and pastels ain’t me.
So, I did some research, and apparently, black and white is very much acceptable.
I started with headwear. Last week I came across this gorgeous fascinator, and I figured a black and white base as headwear would work and would find an outfit to go with it.
Then, I put the call out to a friend, who works for Cue. I love their clothes. THE BEST pencil skirts, and beautifully tailored pieces for work or play and all Australian designed and made.
Susie promised to put some things together for me, to come and try on. She knows my style.
She came up with the following outfits/dresses for me to try.
Eventhough I liked all of them, I decided to go with the striped peplum top and the pencil skirt. I figured I would get more wear out of these 2 pieces than a dress.
The day was great fun. We raised a ton of money for our chosen charity and some of us made a little bit of money on the gig’s! (not me!)
When I came home, much later, I realised I had not taken a full outfit photo! So below are some I had taken AFTER the event, with day old make up and hair.
So guess what. Very soon I get to do it all again. The biggest race day of the year is coming up in November, The Melbourne Cup. At least I get to wear the outfit again! I could get used to dressing up for the races. I felt very Ladylike, like.
Do you like going to the races?
Til Next time,