Friday, November 09, 2012

MELBOURNE CUP RACE DAY 2012


Wearing: LBD (Little Black Dress) vintage, fascinator by Lovisa, necklace by Diva, Monnaco Wedges by RMK Shoes, sunglasses by Sportsgirl.

On the first Tuesday of November, there is the Melbourne Cup; also known as 'the race that stops the nation!' Horse racing has become an iconic and one of the most anticipated events of the spring calendar, it is no wonder, race day fashion has a league of it's own. From bright colours to girly pastels, prints to monochrome, there are many opportunities for fashionistas to take a leap and wear something bold and daring. This year, I wanted to opt for the classic LBD 'Little Black Dress' (you won't believe how many times I had to explain what an LBD was to my fellow male colleagues!) and instead make a statement via my choice of shoes and accessories. In the search for 'the' LBD I had pictured in my head for a month, I just could not find such a thing in the shops or online! In a last minute frenzy, this darling LBD I'm wearing was found in my sister's wardrobe, a vintage piece given by my aunty from the 80s! Can you believe it?! As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one! I didn't want anything bodycon or restricting, and so this wrap-up, sleeved dress (with shoulder pads!) oozed the right amount of timeless chic. With black and yellow being one of my favourite colour combinations, these Monnaco yellow/snakeskin contrast wedges from RMK teamed up nicely with a self-customised fascinator from Lovisa and delicate necklace to complete the look.

TIP 1! For those seeking smart footwear options for the races, it is always a good idea to choose wedges, as thin stilleto heels will sink into the grass.

TIP 2! Wear inserts like Party Feet, trust me, your feet will thank you after a long day being in heels. I was wearing the gel cushions and heel shields, complete 'feet-saviours' and even resorted to changing into these amazing foldable ballet flats at the end of the day.

Just like last year, my workplace celebrated the Melbourne Cup Carnival with cocktails, sweets and sandwiches before we headed off to the Royal Randwick Racecourse. I happened to win 'Best Dressed Female' in the agency and was given a toy pony stick to carry for the day. Let me tell you, it was a fun prop to have on hand!

Unfortunately I didn't win on any bets or the Oz Lotto for that matter.... but our company horse the "Green Moon" won, which meant more on the bar tab! Can't complain about that!

Did you happen to celebrate the Melbourne Cup or attend any horse racing carnivals this year? Any wins?! Do tell!

x L


4 comments :

  1. looks like you had an awesome time! great hat you picked for the races!

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  2. Gorgeous outfit! I think I need those sunnies!!

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    Michelle
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  3. Great outfit. Love the shoes

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  4. Aw unfortunate that you didn't win the Lotto or the bets. But it still a great win having been the best dressed and having a bigger bar tab!

    Your hair accessory looks gorgeous.

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