Doncaster Legends Race

Once again my dad was asked to ride in the Doncaster Legends race, and as you can imagine he was only too happy to! It is for a great charity the injured Jockeys Fund and is also great fun! As well as the race they have an auction, which had some great lots and a £10 draw for a bet in the race. They put on a great lunch for us with great food and all round was a fun day raising lots of money for the charity!!

My dress was From Diane Von Furstanberge but is old season as I got it in Bicester Village. My shoes are Gucci but again are from Bicester Village. My scarf was my Nanna’s who recently passed away and who I knew would of loved to of seen it.

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Royal Ascot In Pictures.

Firstly Here are some of my pictures from wednesday. Including a standard Ascot Selfie.

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Beautiful dress from Calvin Klein

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I saw this lady in the Royal Enclosure and just thought she looked beautiful, and loved it even more when she pulled out her cigar. Classic.

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My dress is from the Rihanna collection she did for River Island.

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Here are some images From MailOnline of my favourite outfits. Including a gorgeous guid dog who was seen by many, who even had her hat on!

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Lastly I saw this picture of Kimberly Garner, which I was so disappointed by. For whatever she is or isn’t she normally dresses beautifully, but this is just so inappropriate. She is wearing a Royal Enclosure badge and it is clearly stated in the rules no midriff, although she isn’t showing much she looks like she is going to a polo match not Ascot.

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Your last minute guid to Royal Ascot!

So life has been a bit hectic recently, as you all probably already know. As a result I am off to Ascot tomorrow, Friday and Saturday with not a clue what I am wearing. My number one rule is be organised and prepared, rule broken! So here is a guide to being unprepared!

1. Be more organised next time.
2. Put on Channel 4, Gok may help inspire you!
3. Get every possible option of dress on your bed! Then all jackets, hats, bags and shoes to match these. Be brave this is a trying on session. Don’t be afraid to try something different, even if it doesn’t work.
4. Try everything on! Text friends, ask family make sure you get an honest opinion!
5. Decide! Make a decision and stick with it. The weather this time of year can be unpredictable so make sure you have a jacket.

If you don’t have hats, don’t panic! TK Maxx is a great last minute hat shop. Or call a friend!!!

I hope you all have a lovely day and are far more prepared than I am! To make it up to you I will be taking lots of pictures for you all to enjoy!
Possible outfit pictures to follow….

Men we all know you only get ready last minute! However this is Royal Ascot and although your morning suit and top hat is a must! Excel yourself in your shirt, waistcoat and tie choice. A great tie is the best may to make a good suit look amazing!

Guineas 3rd & 4th May

Well I cant believe how quick this has come around! It looking like its going to be a bit of a wet week! So I am guessing its going to be pretty cold next week-end. I hope I am wrong, but I would suggest making your outfit versatile. This is simply planning to add tights and a mac to your outfit. I seriously feel the cold, and often put a long sleeved top on under my dress. Even if it as short sleeved dress and know I wont be taking my blazer off. Here are some great dresses I think would be perfect for the Guineas. All the dresses I have chosen can be worn with tights and are easy to add a jacket or blazer too. All dresses are great for all shapes and sizes too.

Ted Baker £139- I think this dress is just amazing! It is at the very top of my wish list! You could easily layer this look and put a black long sleeved top on underneath if the weather is chilly. I love the collar and use of such a great picture on a dress. Ted Baker have done this a lot recently and I think its a really cool idea, and really comes back to fashion being about art!

 

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Ted Baker £149- This is a great colour and I love the bow details. This dress can be worn for many other events too, even dressed down with flats.

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Ted Baker £139-  This dress has a bit more of a spring/summer feel. So you can use this dress time and time again this summer!  You can still wear this with tights though. I think the pattern and detail is really pretty.

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Ted Baker £129- This dress is just adorable! I am currently loving this tailored preppy look, which may have something to do with my Gossip Girl obsession! This dress is a great buy and could be used so much, this a classic piece and could be worn for years!

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Miss Selfridge- £39- Another classic piece and again easily layered. This dress is great if you are going out after racing too.

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John Lewis £25- This is a lovely shirt dress, with long sleeves which will be perfect if the weather is cold. I really like the bright red as often at winter racing we tend to keep it dark.

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John Lewis 30% off price match £35.60- This is a great simple piece and really easy to wear. Great for all ages, shapes and sizes.

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John Lewis 10% off £37.80- I love the tailored cut on this dress, its so fitted and flattering on the waist. It will be really easy to accessorise.

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Now after racing is where the party really starts. If you do go out after please do not wear your hat! I think this is very tacky and often can result in damaged hats! Just leave them in a car or pop home first. If you do have time to pop home then you can easily get changed or just change up your outfit a bit i.e taking off your tights or just a change of blazer! If however you dont have time a freshen up of make-up in the ladies can be enough. If you have your car maybe pop some clothes in there, or if you feel your happy to go at as you are go for it!

 

100 Happy Days :)

🙂 🙂 🙂

So I am starting the 100 Happy Days challenge!! And here is how and why!! Why dont you give it a go too?

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?

We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, isthe base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.

71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason.These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you?
How? Plain simple!
every day submit a picture of what made you happy!  

It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favor you didto a stranger.

 
#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else.
It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating.
Why would I do that?

People successfully completing the challenge claimed to:

 – Start noticing what makes them happy every day;
 – Be in a better mood every day;
 – Start receiving more compliments from other people;
 – Realize how lucky they are to have the life they have;
 – Become more optimistic;
 – Fall in love during the challenge.
Even when the challenge is over the collected 100 happy moments can always remind you about the beauty of your life. For that, you can receive a little 100 page book with your 100 happy daysat the finish line of the challenge!
BE HAPPY! 🙂

 

 

The Cheltenham shopping list

So if you are in a slight rush and are spending this week-end shopping for your outfit, I have done some of the leg work for you! Here are some great and affordable pieces for all shapes sizes and ages!

Coats-

John Lewis- Gérard Darel Tweed Coat, Black- £260

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L.K. Bennett Liman Textured Coat, Black- £375

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Zara- £99.99

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Hats-

John Lewis sale Snoxells Ruby Felt Trilby Hat, Navy-  £66.50

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John Lewis Cloche Hat, Navy- £10.50

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Zara- £19.99

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Gloves-

Accessorize- £6

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Shoes-

KG by Kurt Geiger Bea Suede Court Shoes, Black- £95

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KG by Kurt Geiger Bryrony Buckle Court Shoes, Blue- £130

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New Look- £19

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New Look- £18

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