Wow, what a busy month it has been! This month marked the end of the university semester and the start of the spring/summer racing carnival, hence there are lots of outfits to share with you this month. I’ve also included a few makeup photos; in case you’re interested in that too (details can be found at the bottom of the post).
Dress: Made by Mum
Shoes: Astar Shoes
Fascinator: Gregory Ladner
It wasn’t long after getting back from Sydney that I started my six Saturdays straight at the track by attending the Muscular Dystrophy WA Marquee Day. While I always like to look nice, I was their event ambassador, so extra effort was put into this outfit. Not only was it MDWA Day but it was also Derby Day, which meant a black and white theme. This lace fabric is from Spotlight and Mum and I fell in love with it when we saw it. We opted for this dress design in order to show the lace off with the sheer top and sheer border at the bottom. With the accessories, everything kind of fell into place. I already had the bag from Colette, with the pattern matching perfectly. Mum then found the fascinator at Myer when she was looking for something to wear and it also matched perfectly, mimicking the sheer border at the bottom of the dress.
The biggest win with this outfit was the shoes. With such small feet, it’s hard to find shoes that don’t look childish but still fit. I’d been following Astar Shoes on Instagram for a while and after giving up on the search for classic black heels, I decided to buy from their website. I was hesitant, as you never know what shoes are going to look like and how they’re going to feel till you try them on, but obviously, this isn’t possible with an online store and their return policy is that you can only swap sizes, not return. I’m happy to report that they look exactly like what the website shows, and they fit perfectly; I’ll definitely be buying from them again.
Fascinator: Morgan and Taylor
The struggle of coming up with new red and yellow outfits, to match my horse’s silk colours, is real, so when I found out on the Tuesday that The Velvet King would be racing, I had no idea what to wear. Luckily my stylist (aka Mum) was there to help and she came up with this look. I got this fascinator in Sydney (with Myer Sydney just having the most amazing range) and it matched pants I already had perfectly, plus it’s cute and different to the fascinators I already have. I originally was going to go with a yellow top, but the ones from Valleygirl just didn’t seem to go with the pants (though Mum got some fantastic yellow clothes which you’ll definitely see in future outfit posts), so a red top it was. It was quite hot that day and this top is super breathable and light, which aided in our decision. Once we decided on the top, we opted for these matching red shoes and a yellow bag to bring in that yellow and continuing the popping colours.
If you’re someone who follows my blog but doesn’t go the races, this is definitely a look you can recreate and wear to the office or a lunch (haha minus the fascinator).
Top: Made by Mum
Skirt: Forever New
Fascinator: Unknown (from Myer)
Champion Fillies days is all about the ladies, which means feminine colours and lines. On a rare occasion, this outfit was constructed purely around the bag. I’m a sucker for a sale and a Colette bag, so when I saw this purple one, I fell in love! I originally was going to wear it with a totally different outfit, but when that outfit wasn’t ready in time (Mum’s making it) we had a backup plan. It’s like this bag and skirt were made for each other though, as they match perfectly! To not take away from them, the rest of my outfit was white. This bag is quite versatile too, as you could team it with a pair of jeans and a nice top.
My makeup, however, was just as fancy as the skirt, with Mum and I trying a cut crease for the first time. We’re happy to say it turned out pretty well. We used the Morphe eyeshadow palette “39S Such A Gem” as this palette has heaps of pinks and purples. They’re super pigmented too and I would highly recommend it.
Cape: Made by Mum
Jewellery: Lovisa and Colette
This was my first time to a barrier draw for one of my horses (I’ve previously been to one for the Own the Dream competition), so I was a little unsure of what to wear. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed, in my opinion, though a barrier draws isn’t as fancy as a day at the races. With all of this in mind, I went with this smart look and a small fascinator.
Believe it or not, but most of my wardrobe is monochromatic, so this outfit was pretty easy to put together when my first outfit wasn’t ready. It was also a very comfortable outfit, with these pants having a stretchy waist. I actually got these pants ages ago for when I would start doing internships, as they look smart too. I also had a black sleeveless top under my cape, but unfortunately, it was a bit chilly. Capes are my new favourite thing because they are so easy to put on and it’s not a hassle taking it on and off with my arms. This outfit teamed with a pop of colour with a pink lip is a winner and it’s also another outfit you can wear from the track to the office seamlessly.
Fascinator: Unknown (from Enhance)
Jewellery: Lovisa and Oliva Burton London
This is probably my favourite look of the month. It’s no secret that I love the Review brand and when I saw this dress I just had to have it, not only because it’s red but also because it has the cutaway shoulder look which suits my body shape really well. I’ve actually had this dress for a while now, as I got it when there was talk The Velvet King could be racing in Melbourne, but when that was off the cards, I decided to save it for the Railway Stakes. This dress was perfect for a day like the Railway Stakes because it’s classy and I opted for the classic look, playing off the dress, by going with this delicate fascinator. In terms of makeup, I went with a neutral/natural eye (second attempt at a cut crease) and a red lipstick in the same shade as my dress.
Pants: Made by Mum
Shoes: Big W
Bag: Made by Mum
After a hectic day the day before, it was nice to relax at Muscular Dystrophy WA’s community day. It was a relaxed brunch, hence I decided on pants and a nice top. These pants are super comfortable (because Mum made them) but are still interesting due to the pattern. Because of the busy pattern though I teamed it with a simple lace top, matching shoes and tied in the pants colour with my earrings. If you love the boho look, then this outfit is for you. It’s also an outfit that can easily be dressed up too, with heavier makeup and different accessories.
Key makeup products:
Base: Tarte Shape Tape Foundation and Shape Tape Concealer
Eyes: Morphe eyelid primer and eyeshadow palettes and Chi Chi palettes, Tarte Maneater Liquid eyeliner and Model Rock false lashes
Lips: Revlon ColorStay Lipliner, Too Faced Melted Matte and Melted Matta-allic, Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Bite Beauty and Covergirl Lip Perfection
Setting products: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian clay finishing powder and Urban Decay All Night Setting Spray