Fashion,  Outfits

What I Wore This Month – January Edition

Wow, what a crazy few months it’s been! With the summer holidays and the festive period comes lots of outfits, so I’m excited to share them all with you. As I didn’t do a “What I Wore This Month” for December, I decided to include them this month. I hope you enjoy them!

Winterbottom Stakes Day

Dress: Made By Mum
Boater: Morgan and Taylor
Shoes: Betts
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa

This outfit is actually from November, but I wore it after the November edition of “What I Wore This Month” and it’s too good for you to miss out on seeing it.

For the Masters (Perth’s 3 Saturday’s summer carnival), I always plan my outfits months in advance and this one was no different. As The Velvet King was racing 2 out of the 3 masters days, the Winterbottom Stakes day was the only day I didn’t have to wear red or yellow and it was a nice change.

This outfit started with the material, which Mum and I found at Spotlight. It’s a scuba knit (which is my favourite material!) plus the colours and pattern were different from what I already had in my wardrobe. I also love a skater style dresses, plus this pattern has princess seams which means we didn’t have to disturb the spots on the fabric too much.

From there the rest of the outfit came together. It’s also no secret that boaters are one of my favourite headpieces, so when I saw this one on Morgan and Taylor’s website I just had to have it (haha I was even tempted to get it in more than one colour). I was slightly nervous that it wouldn’t match the dress and while it’s slightly pinker than the orange spots on the dress, I think the brightness of the boater contrasts with the dress while still being the same colour theme.

Mum and I did toss up about wearing nude shoes and a nude bag, but the rose gold added that metallic touch and that textural interest. The black watch and rose gold ring with a black stone not only brought out the black spots on the dress but also break up the rose gold.


Kingston Town Barrier Draw

Pantsuit: Made By Mum
Crown: Miss Shop
Shoes: Big W
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa

I made the decision not to wear red and yellow to barrier draws so I have a bit more freedom with what I can wear. I originally was going to wear this pantsuit to champion fillies day at the races, but it wasn’t quite ready in time, so I wore it to the barrier draw instead. Pantsuits and pink were very in this season, so I was quick to jump on the bandwagon (because who doesn’t love pants!). However, Mum and I had already planned this outfit before everyone started wearing them during the spring carnival.

You do have to be careful that pantsuits don’t look to business-like for social events, so to combat this we went with a white floral button instead of gold and white which we had originally picked out. As barrier draws are not as dressy as a day at the races, I kept it simple with a crown. White shoes and handbag brought out the white in the buttons, while gold jewellery tied in with the crown.


Kingston Town Day

Dress: Review
Cape: Made By Mum
Crown: Olga Berg
Shoes: Betts
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa

The Velvet King was racing in the Kingston Town so yellow it was. It’s no secret that I love Review, so it was fitting that I wore it both days The Velvet King raced in the group 1 races. It was unfortunate that it was a little chilly that day, so I did have to wear my black cape which did cover up the top half of my dress.

This dress is stunning and a bold yellow, so I decided to let it speak for itself and went with black and white accessories. This then tied in nicely with the cape too. The black and white accessories were also largely influenced by my choice of crown too. Last time I wore this dress I wore my black boater with it which looked very modern, however, this time I wanted something I bit more classic. This crown also mirrored the flower lace details in the dress.


Wednesday Races

Dress: Made By Mum
Crown: Cessiah Alice Millinery
Shoes: Big W
Bag: Unknown
Jewellery: Lovisa

It’s unusual to have two horses racing on the same day, but that’s what I faced on this particular Wednesday. They were also racing in two different coloured silks, so I opted to wear a neutral colour. It was also incredibly hot that day and this dress is one of the coolest I own, so that had a big influence in deciding what to wear. The pink handbag was chosen to add that pop of colour and bring out the pink in the dress. I went with a white crown because Wednesday’s meetings are a lot more casual than Saturdays, so a full fascinator isn’t needed, but it was florally like the dress. Then it was white flats because again, it’s casual, and it was way too hot to wear heels.


Dinner at the Camfield

Top: Valleygirl
Pants: Valleygirl
Shoes: Mango
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa

Not only did I have two horses racing that day, but I also had two events! Luckily it had cooled down a lot, but it was still warm. For this reason, I went with a singlet top and three-quarter pants. I also chose those pants because they matched the colours in my makeup that I had on from the races.

This was also a Christmas dinner and while I didn’t want to wear one of my Christmas t-shirts, I still wanted to look festive. So not only was this top cool but it is also a sparkly gold colour, making it perfect for this situation. I then had a matching clutch and as this clutch has a gold chain, I went with gold jewellery.


Family Christmas Dinner

Top: Valleygirl
Pants: Jayjays
Shoes: Spendless Shoes
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa
Hair clips: Piper

For those who follow my blog, you would have seen a post I did in December suggesting different outfits you could wear over the festive season. This outfit is actually a recreation of one of those outfits though I did make a few changes, mostly because I didn’t have particular pieces of clothing in my wardrobe as I suggested in the post.

The biggest changes were the pants, as I don’t own the perfect red or green pants to match the colours in the top. However, I feel like the black leather adds that really edgy feel and makes it that touch dressier. I also went with red shoes, which really completed the outfit. They add that pop of colour while also bringing out the colours in the top. The red hair clips also help to achieve this. Lastly, the gold bag (which was in the post) matches the floral elements in the top and because of the bag, I went gold accessories.


Boxing Day Races at Pinjarra

Top: Valleygirl
Pants: Valleygirl
Shoes: Mango
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa
Hat: Myer

Heading down to Pinjarra for the Boxing Day races is always one of my favourite things to do. Haha after going for the first time a few years ago, I quickly learnt that it’s a lot more casual than the city and this outfit was very appropriate (not too dressy but not too casual).

My horse was racing in yellow that day, so that dictated my colour choice. A few months ago, Mum got me a heap of yellow clothes from Valleygirl because they are very reasonably priced but still look stylish. This combination was actually one that they showed on their website and it looked so good that I recreated it. One thing to note is that the top does sit a bit low on your chest, so I just put on of my new bralettes from Cotton On underneath to ensure nothing was showing.

It is a long drive from my house to Pinjarra, hence I went with black flats and a black hat for sun protection. These, however, did bring out the black in the pants. I also went gold accessories because I prefer to wear gold with yellow rather than silver.


Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party

Dress: eBay
Shoes: Mango
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa

Can we first off start by saying that it’s amazing that this dress is from eBay? I originally got it for a murder mystery party, but it is also the perfect Great Gatsby dress. If you do happen to get a similar dress, just be careful when you wash it because the frill on the bottom did go funny after we washed it (so Mum put a new frill on it).

I then paired the dress with appropriate era accessories, include art deco drop earrings and a big ring. While the headband has yellow on it, the dress has silver sequins, hence I went with silver accessories. The bag was also black and sparkly like the headband. High heels would have really finished off the outfit, but I went for comfort instead with black flats.


Wednesday Races

Top: Valleygirl
Pants: Valleygirl
Shoes: Mango
Bag: Colette
Jewellery: Lovisa
Headband: Colette

Luckily, I had photos from December, because this is actually my only outfit photo from January. Weaponson was racing again (haha and won again), so a yellow outfit it was.

This top was also one of the tips Mum got in during the Valleygirl yellow buy and it’s super soft and comfortable. It is slightly more mustard than yellow, so I brought the bright yellow in through my accessories, plus the headband is a fun touch for a Wednesday race meet. These pants were also a happy accident find in my wardrobe and make this outfit look really sharp. This is a look that you can easily transfer from the office to the racetrack!


So, I hope you liked these outfits and maybe even got a bit of inspiration for yourself! I can’t wait to share more outfits with you all next month!

I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!
I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!
I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!
I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!
I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!
I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!
I share with you some of the outfits that I wore, including race day wear and night out outfits, in the January edition of "What I Wore This Month"!

One Comment

  • Oli

    The first outfit is my favourite. I ended up on your blog randomly, and although it’s not a topic I’m particularly interested I’ve read loads because your writing is so good

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