What I wore to the Races today

Today, I attended a Race Day function organised by the company I work for, Caesarstone Australia. The day was organised for customers and staff to raise money for Camp Quality.

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.


Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 7.49.12 pm
Charlotte Fascinator by Sheike



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.

(You will see a sprinkling of their clothes in my outfits on my blog, HERE and HERE)

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.




Spot on!

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.


Cotton Stripe Peplum Top by Cue


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!)





Witchery sunnies and MAC Lady Danger lipstick


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,

Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 4.51.38 PM




About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

9 thoughts on “What I wore to the Races today

  1. Hot Hot Hot!!! Love the whole outfit. I’ve never done a race day…maybe something to tick off 🙂

  2. They all look fabulous but the outfit you chose was spot on. Love it! I did not know that Cue was Australian designed and made. Must check it out. And that fascinator – perfect! I’ve always wanted to trying making one.
    Deb Baker recently posted…Craft Tutorial : Make your own stampsMy Profile

    1. Thanks Deb! I am not sure if ALL of Cue’s fashion is Australian made, but most is. My outfit was. I think that is why it is on the pricier side, but very much classic and the quality is amazing. I want to make a fascinator too!
      Thanks for commenting xox

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge