OUTFIT| DERBY DAY 2014


As it is the beginning of November, that also mean it is officially the Spring Racing Carnival season here in the land down under. Spring Racing Carnival is an event that is very popular that captures the attention of not only the entire nation but also the international celebs. For us fashionitas, it is one of the biggest event on the fashion calender. This year, I went along to Derby Day for a fun day out and also to support my uncle and his horse that was in one of the races. 


We arrived pretty early but not early enough as we were in the traffic for quite awhile. More than 70,000 people attended the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. As we got out of the car, we could feel the chills. The drizzle of rain and strong gusty wind appeared here and there didn't dampen the mood for the racegoers. Fashion before function, I ditched my coat in the car. Rookie mistake. 


Dress- Ally Fashion
Shoes- Novo
Fascinator- Myer
Accessories & Clutch- Colette by Colette Hayman 


The best thing about events like these, is the dressing up and dolling up part. Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication, with the traditional black and white monochromatic theme. I feel for the ladies that wore flowy dresses that battled in the wind, and also to the ladies that wore big hats that struggled to stay on their heads. Again, fashion before function! Am I right, ladies?


I purchased the dress quite a while ago and it was just sitting in my closet, chilling. I thought it was time for it to shine and perfect for Derby Day. It's a bodycon dress, which was convenient for the windy weather. I love the pattern on it and the slight cut outs at the bottom of the dress. I paired it with the black wedges that I purchased just the day before. Wedges is the way to go for me opposed to stilettos heels which was seen on many ladies. Stilettos and alcohol aren't a good mix and the heels just went straight into the grass. Not going to lie, it was quite entertaining to watch the ladies walk in them. 


For the fascinator, I went with something not too big or too small...just right for me. 

My uncle's horse, Firehouse Rock.

It was exciting to watch the race, Firehouse Rock was looking very promising in the beginning where he was up in the top five. But slowly and surely, he was struggling to keep up. He is more of a short distance running horse, so he was not having it... Better luck next time, Firehouse Rock!


All in all, despite the chilly weather, not winning, and my uncle's car getting stuck in the car park, I still had a really fun time!

Have you been to a horse racing carnival before?

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  1. This looks so much fun! LOVE your outfit! :)

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  2. I love a day at the races! I was fortunate enough to get to go to two meetings this summer and I can't wait for next year to get all dressed up again. You looked absolutely beautiful and I love your fascinator! xx

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    1. It's great fun to get dolled up! Thank you so much lovely! :)
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  3. OMG! I adore this look on you, girl you look so pretty. Sounds like you had great fun.
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    1. I did, I did! Thanks heaps pretty :)
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  4. Looks like a really fun event. You look great! Love that hat, great post.

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  5. You look so pretty! Love that fascinator!

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  6. beautiful babe! x

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  7. Aw, better luck next time Firehouse Rock! You looked so pretty btw! Great post :)

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  8. beautiful outfit! you look so chic x

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  9. Love the head piece. Looks like a great time

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    1. Me too! Now, I don't know what to do with it haha. Thank you for the comment. :)
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    1. Thank you so much! It means so much coming from you girl! Your photos are always on point. :)
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  11. Wow pretty! Try to visit www.robecart.com they have nice shoes, handbags, dresses and accessories too!

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  12. I love your dress! I'm not confident enough to pull off a bodycon dress, but it looks great on you :)

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    1. Don't worry! At times, I don't feel confident either but the week before the event I made sure I ate healthy...oh, and a little secret between you and I, I may or may not have sucked in my stomach when the photos were taken hahaha. Thanks heaps for your kind comment. :)
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  13. Amazing photography! You looked lovely!
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    1. Aw thank you so much, Mariana!! Will take a lookie at your blog. :)
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  14. You look amazing, that dress is gorgeous!
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  15. You look amazing the dress is just so pretty and the hat ahh totally adore it perfect look!

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    1. Aw thanks a bunch, Christina! I was quite happy with the whole outfit too. :)
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  16. Awesome and stylish look! You are gorgeous on these pics! Great style and stunning you!
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  17. beautiful outfit , you look gorgeous girl
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  18. Love your outfit! xx
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  19. So adorable in your fascinator!!! Great choice! I've been to the races on Boxing Day in Sydney! Would love to do the Melbourne racing carnival!

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  20. Beautiful outfit as always! i love race season styling :P xx

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  21. You look lovely..

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