February was a mixture of nights out and days at the races, which means lots of variation in outfits for you. I also entered my first Fashions on the Field competition, so I’m excited to share that look with you as well this month.
Crown: Miss Shop
Dress: Made by Mum
Bag: Olga Berg
It would be weird to have a month without one of my horses racing, but I actually just had the one city runner in February. Weaponson’s silks are yellow and orange but I was a bit sick of wearing yellow and surprisingly I don’t own any orange clothes. Because of this, I opted for a white outfit with an orange bag to bring in those silk colours.
This box-top dress has quite the contemporary classic vibe and none of my fascinators really matched it (and I don’t have any orange fascinators), so I went with my gold flower crown. As my hair was off my face, I decided on gold flower earrings to match the crown and then white and gold accessories to tie it all together.
Colour blocking/having a statement piece is one of my favourite things to do and I think this outfit shows you that having just the one “hero” (in my case, the handbag) is perfectly fine. Just make sure that the rest of your outfit compliments it.
Bag: Kate Hill
This outfit is actually a dress, not a top and skirt that it looks like because I’m sitting down. I wore this dress for the Owners Only “Own the Dream” competition barrier draw at Mandoon Estate and it was perfect for the Sunday relaxed feel.
I was originally going to go with white shoes, but then I rediscovered these nude wedges which are slightly more casual than my white heels. As I went nude shoes, I then went with a nude bag. This bag has a gold clasp on it, which influenced the colour of my jewellery (as I don’t normally like to mix metals).
It was a hot day and casual so the cutaway shoulder design on the dress was great, but if it was cold or you wanted to dress it up, then a structured jacket that was a similar tone to the skirt part of the dress would be the way to go. You could then pair that dressed up look with a long necklace and either white or nude court heels.
Boater: Gregory Ladner
Of all the outfits this month, this is the one I’m most excited to share with you all. I entered Fashions on the Field for the first time on Magic Millions race day at Pinjarra and this is what I entered in. Unfortunately, I didn’t get passed my heat (which I think may have been because my shoulders were showing) but I still love this outfit, nevertheless.
This Review dress is one from their collectables range and there are only 200 of them in Australia. I thought the colours and style of it were just stunning, so I decided to get one. Because of my unusual body shape, Mum did have to take it in significantly at the top but once I knew she’d have it finished in time for FOTF I decided to enter.
This dress was the “hero” piece in this look, so everything else was picked to compliment it. We started with the fascinator and opted for the boater, not just because boaters are one of my favourite headpieces, but also because this dress had that summer/beach/sailor feel about it. The black boater also blending a bit more compared to my white boater, which was just too stark for the dress. The boater then influenced my shoes, bag and jewellery. A different bag may have been better for FOTF but this one still goes well with the outfit, as the white panels brings out the highlights in the dress.
I adore this look and dress, so you’ll be seeing it feature in the coming months, before the weather gets too cold to wear it.
Bag: Made by Mum
This outfit was one I wore for a night out to Fringe Festival as part of the Muscular Dystrophy WA’s Young Adult group. It was a very warm night that night, so comfort largely influenced this look.
It was a show called Blingo and plus it was Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to wear my red metallic lipstick. So, I could wear this lipstick I wore a red top too. It was a smart casual dress code; hence a red dress wasn’t really necessary in this case. As the top was a bit plain, I went with striped pants to add that bit of interest. They’re also very comfortable too. I’ve worn this top with plain black pants before too, so if you’re after a dressier look than that’s certainly an option. Normally I would go black heels too, but my calves were killing me after FOTF, so black flats it was.
I just want to note, these curls in my hair were actually from Saturday’s FOTF (even after brushing it all week and having it in a bun on Saturday). My hair is very long at the moment, but this new heat protector spray is amazing and definitely helped keep this curl in.
Bag: Made by Mum
The lucky last outfit is also one I wore on a night out, but this one was to the Crown Perth restaurant, Modo Mio, hence it’s a little bit dressier.
Haha this month must have been all about “hero” pieces because these gold pants definitely stand out for themselves. The slits up the sides, plus the material make them perfect for dinner at a nice restaurant. Sometimes you just want to wear pants too, instead of always wearing a dress. However, because of the design of the pants, you certainly couldn’t wear a busy top with them, hence I went with this black sleeveless top. This then influenced the rest of my accessories.
If you wanted to take this outfit to the next level, you could go a long gold necklace, black heels and a black sparkly bag (but not gold because that would compete with the pants).
With university starting back this week, it means I can’t go to as many social events (because uni comes first). However, I do have some awesome outfits planned for next month (including another FOTF) that I look forward to sharing with you all.