Showing posts with label Spring Racing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring Racing. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oakes Day, another Sleekit outing

 what I wore
dress: Kookai
overlay and belt: Cue
cape: Lady Petrova
bag: pressie from my besty
brooch: pressie from friends
bracelet and ring: NGV shop
glasses: Marc Jacobs (gift from Vision Direct)
hair combs: Limedrop
shoes: Nine West
 l to r: my sis Teresa, mother-in-law Janette, sister-in-law Alison and my sis Kathleen
Teresa and I got papped at the station photo curtesy of Sophie Campbell
 first outing since having Bea requires a handbag that houses a breast pump and pads, how very glam!
 fashions on the field, my pick would be the chick sitting down in the red bottom left!
 The State finalists, the girl in the Aboriginal print dress took out the main prize
we take up our usual spot outside the Birdcage and chat to all the passers by (in particular any celeb who walks by!), this guy was just fun and showed us a few of his dance moves
a little bit of persuasion and boom we are in the Birdcage!

 bumped into the fabulous Jenny Bannister and stylist Philip Boon
 we chatted with the very talented Richard Nylon who remembered us gatecrashing 2 years ago!
my sister Kathleen stealing a cigar from the legendary Jeff Banks who is always up for a chat (I love this pic, sums up the spirit of the day)

Last Thursday was Oakes Day at Flemington Racecourse. My family and I put on our glad rags for a day of champagne, fun and frolics. Each year we attend our main mission is to some how make it into The Birdcage without a ticket. This Sleekit (every wondered how I got my name?) task requires, determination, balls, no shame and endurance! Once the bubbles start to flow, the Glasgow banter kicks in and before you know it, boom, we are in, mixing with the privileged, stars of TV and the fashion glitterati.  Oh the hilarity!
Here's a few snaps from the day and who knows maybe next year we will finally get the ticket but I'm sure it wouldn't be as much fun!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lady in red | Oakes Day outfit

This is a very quick Friday afternoon post, I will have to do Oakes Day in two posts; so much to share! And so to the outfit I wore, top to toe red, bold – yes indeed. Catch you next week for part deux featuring the Birdcage, a few famous folk and my family; twas a fun, fun day. Have a great weekend dear readers!

dress: Karen Walker
shoes: Wittner
bag: Gifted
belt: Shop on Lygon St $20
ring: Diva
flower crown: KisforKani (Etsy store)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Poppy Jumpsuit/playsuit/onesey

jumpsuit: Peter Alexander
bangles: Eclectic Trading
shoes: Nine West
shades: Rare Rabbit
necklace: Frankideas
pearl ring: Gifted

Happy Melbourne Cup day to all you locals out there, I hope you backed a winner. My beloved was lucky but unfortunately my horse was no where to be seen, ach well, there's always Thursday when I will be attending Oakes Day; ladies day if you please. My outfit is almost complete, just awaiting some vintage earrings to arrive from Scotland and may need to rethink my shoe choice; the sparky shoes are currently looking a bit too Christmas with all the red. Look forward to sharing with you later in the week.
Following on from my last post, I spent the whole hot weekend in this comfy, colourful poppy playsuit, jumpsuit, onesy, what ever you may call it; it's my new best friend. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Karen Walker red sheer dress | Spring Racing

 Love this Sonia Rykiel belt from ASOS
Love this from Dorothy Dreams Etsy store

As promised, my recent Ebay bargain, brand new, with tags Karen Walker red dress; purchased for $55! I love the sheer of the arms and the high collar, very lady like, don't you think? I've never actually owned a red dress, no idea why, I think it may be my colour. I'm off to Oakes Day (Melbourne Cup Carnival) races with my sister's and my mum and planning on a head to toe red monochromatic look. The bag and shoes I already have, just need to find a headpiece and accessories.  

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