I 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.
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.