Sunday, 18 October 2015

Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day


DRESS: Talulah (not yet available; similar HERE)  |  HEADPIECE: Viktoria Novak (one-off piece, not available to purchase)  |  BAG: Valentino via Cosette  |  HEELS: Jimmy Choo (affordable version HERE)  |  RING: Vera Xane

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to attend the races at England's famous Royal Ascot Racecourse - inside the Royal Enclosure, no less (I saw the Queen)! At the time, I was positively panicked by the strict (and strictly enforced) dress code, which requires ladies to cover the decolletage/shoulders, ensure hems fall no shorter than knee-length, and sport a headpiece that covers the crown of the head at least. I managed to work things out, pulling together looks for the two days I visited, and in the end, I was grateful for the dress code. The Royal Enclosure was a sea of classic and polished men and women, with nary a miniskirt or pair of wraparound sunglasses in sight. 
Back home in Australia, I continue to adhere to and fight for these racewear rules, along with the standard seasonal guidelines (FYI: open-toed shoes for the Spring Carnival, closed-toed shoes for the Autumn Carnival). The races are not a music festival, nor are they a beach party, and as stuffy as it sounds, I'd like to keep it that way. It can be a little more effort, but it's worth it to maintain the integrity of the one place in which sassy hats are acceptable. So I will continue to fight the elegant fight, all whilst clad in the most extravagant headpieces my girl Viktoria Novak can dream up! Who's with me?

April xx

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit, I love your bag so much!
    Have a great weekend!

    xo, Esther

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  2. Gorgeous! You truly have a great style! Have a lovely day :-)


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  3. Your dress is absolutely stunning! Hope you enjoyed yourself! XO

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  4. Such a perfect casual outfit! Absolutely love the styling here!

    Diana Cloudlet
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  5. Love the combination but above all the headpiece, very beautiful!!
    xx
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  6. Nice dress

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  7. Very pretty! Your headpiece is so unique.

    Amy Ann
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  8. Gorgeous look. Very fun.
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  9. This is amazing! You killed it with the head piece, so good!
    xoxo
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  10. Your headpieces make such a statement, I love the way you styled it!

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  11. Such a gorgeous outfit!!! What a model! Love this look girl!!! Happy Sunday! ;=)
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  12. Now that's a gorgeous headpiece!

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  13. Love your headpiece, your outfit is fabulous!
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  14. Wow love this outfit!! Especially that headpiece!

    xx
    Xin

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  15. You look beautiful! Love your heels :)

    xx,
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  16. Wow, you look so lovely :) Love your black dress and the heels is matched with that look! Nice head dress, Have a nice day!

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  17. Gorgeous! I absolutely love your headpiece!

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  18. Wow! I really love this look! Such a unique take on the headpiece!

    Paulina

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  19. Gorgeous look, your headpiece is so cool! Love this post!

    xx Melis
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  20. You look so pretty <3 loving your bag and that headpiece! love love

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