Sunday, 22 August 2010

Ladies Day Outfit

On Saturday afternoon, I went to Ladies Day at Bath Racecourse with Mr Style Eyes and some friends. Apart from a fun afternoon and evening out, ladies day is a great opportunity to get a bit dressed up. The weather was pretty bad, lots of wind and rain and lots of very wet people, but luckily we were in the VIP marquee and managed to bag a great table by a window to watch the racing through the rain. Mr Style Eyes took charge of placing the bets which saved me going in the rain and we won a few which paid for most of our drinks. I even managed to get home without getting my new shoes (given to me by Sarenza) covered in mud. My favourite memory of the day is people dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller, in the rain, in their best outfits with and without umbrellas in the pouring rain outside the party tent.



ladies day outfit
horse races outfitI decided to get a vintage dress for the occasion as I thought it would be a bit different to the high street dresses on offer and a bit cheaper. I am fairly new to buying clothes on ebay (actually I have only bought one before) and was absolutely amazed that I managed to get this dress for just £20 from Retromancer Vintage. I love the shape, length and pattern and it is really well made. I think it may have been handmade as you can see the tiny stitches inside where the lining has been very neatly sewn in.

what to wear to ladies day


After many hours of deliberation and seaching on the internet I finally decided to get this fascinator from ebay from Louiza at Feathermania. For some reason I was determined to get one with butterflies on. At the last moment I changed my mind from a fascinator that just looked like lots of butterflies fluttering around my head to this one which just has one white butterfly but the colours of the feathers were the perfect match for the dress. In order to get the comb to stay in my hair without backcombing (the racecourse gets really windy!), I concocted a hairstyle by sweeping the top layer to one side then clipping it into a mini bun on one side.

8 comments:

Franca said...

SUCH a great outfit! that dress is right up my street!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Love it all! The dress is gorgeous!

purelovefashion said...

Great dress, shoes and headpiece; I love those colours.

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Winnie said...

The outfit and hat is an amazing combination, so fun!

Laura Kim Connell said...

That sounds like so much fun, especially dancing to Thriller in the rain! Love your headpiece--so English! Congratulations on your winnings!

Danielle said...

Lovely dress, really pretty colours! :)

PinkBow said...

i really love this outfit on you. the confidence that no one else is going to be wearing it - especially at somewhere like the races - and the fascinator is just perfect

Sherin said...

That is such a perfect outfit for Ladies day. The dress looks so pretty on you and I love the fascinator!!