Tuesday, 5 November 2013

My Melbourne Cup Day...

As you read this, I will be at The Melbourne Cup! Yippee!
This post is a little bit of a ramble through my wardrobe choices. Excuse the muttering...it really reflects what I have been going through trying to co-ordinate a well-deserved day out for myself minus five of the six kids! Even baby is staying home today.

So much thought and effort has gone into this spectacular day out and I am very excited to be attending. (Make that in attendance). 
Despite my initial outfit choice in an earlier post, I made a different selection in the days prior. (That's what we girls do right)?!
Given Melbourne will be sunny and fine and even a little warm on this day I chose this outfit instead:

It's an all-silk, knee-length dress with a draped back, v-neck front and flutter sleeves. It is loose fitting and perfect for a breastfeeding Mom out for a day at the races! I have teamed it with this pretty pink champagne trench by Boo Radley which has lace trim and crystal buttons. It's a spot-on match with the dress and my insurance that I will be comfortable in Melbourne's unreliable climate.

On my feet I will wear these pastel pink metallic heels which match all beautifully don't you think?

Since writing this post I have discovered the heel tip has broken off one of these shoes!
Now I must find a new pair urgently this morning!
I will be wearing the very same fascinator I originally intended to wear. Black is not the first choice I would have made had I decided upon this outfit earlier. Since it cost a pretty penny though, I am wearing the thing regardless! Given that I am brunette, it matches my hair perfectly anyway!
I will be carrying a cream Oroton clutch. This matches the dress and the highlights in the hairpiece.
Hopefully it will all come together.

Today will be my daughter Indiana's first time at the races. My friend Helen and her daughter Paris (also 13), are joining us. 
It will be the ultimate girls day out!
Now for a glass of bubbly...

Wherever you are today on this Melbourne Cup Day, I hope you have a great day. 
May the best horse win, and may it be one that I have backed! (Must re-coup the cost of that fascinator)!
Good Luck!

What horse/s are you backing today?
What would you wear to The Spring Racing Carnival?
For my race day winning* picks, check out my previous post The Melbourne Cup.
Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT

* I accept no liability for my picks not winning for I am far from trained in selection methods!

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  1. What a lovely outfit - I hope you win lots and have the best time !
    Have the best week spending your winnings - LOL !

  2. I hope you have just the best day - LOVE the dress and I hope you have lots of bubbly, your horse wins and you enjoy a child-free day. I'm being quite un-Australian and working this afternoon, doubt I'll even watch the race? (naughty Kiwi)
    Em xx

  3. Love the dress! I have never once been to any kind of melbourne cup event ever, and would have totally forgotton about it today, apart from this post!
    Hope you have fun xx

  4. I love that dress! I hope you had an amazing day. One day once the kids are older I will go to a carnival. Thanks for sharing your outfit!

  5. I love this dress better than the other choice. It's such a testament to the weather. Plus what girl doesn't change her mind. Hope we get a picture of you all dolled up with a glass of champagne in your hand.

  6. Very pretty dress. I hope you had a lovely day out.

  7. Hope yo our day was especially wonderful an look forward to hearing race day stories :)

  8. That dress looks so floaty comfortable and the silk must feel so divine against your skin. Hope you had a fab day and a well deserved break.


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