Giddy up fashion fillies; today I share my Spring Racing style from the Cairns Amateurs.
There’s only a few times it’s socially acceptable for a grown woman to dress like a Princess in public: their wedding day, their high school prom and the races. Looking to give Ariel and co a run for their money, I opted for a vintage-style lace dress and a statement leather crown hair piece.
Read on for my Spring Racing style at this years Cairns Amateurs racing carnival…
Leather Crown Hair Piece: N.A.T Millinery*
Dress: Alice McCall (Similar)
Bag: Farrah & Sloane*
Heels: The Iconic
Last week, I swapped my normal rainforest habitat for the racetrack and headed to the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival. Although I grew up with horses and often find myself literally missing the smell of horse poo and fly spray (I have no shame folks), I have never been to the races before.
There’s two reasons why. A- I’ve not really had the chance to. B- I’m not really a fan of how the horses are treated. **Cue moral dilemma as I research past Melbourne Cups & cry**
Spring Racing in Australia is a massive deal. Actually, I’ll reword that: it’s a colossal-spend-months-planning-your-outfit kind of deal. Think ladies spending hundreds on bagging the perfect dress, hair pieces the size of dinner plates and 6 inch heels digging so far into the ground that you’re pretty much half way to the UK.
As I love any excuse to dress up, I couldn’t wait up my Spring Racing style game as soon as my workplace announced I would be attending! Rather than opting for a new dress, I decided to wear this gorgeous Alice McCall lace dress that I already owned. I’d never really had anywhere special to wear it before, plus I’m saving up for my Eurotrip at the end of the year.
Call me thrifty Thelma (actually, please don’t), but I actually reused this gorgeous tassel bag from the Madame Bag too. **Puts on Troy McClure voice** you may remember this bag from blog posts such as”5 Ways To Wear A Silk Cami“.
With my bag and dress planted firmly in my mind, I began to search for the perfect hair piece to complete my Spring racing style. My stunning leather crown was designed by N.A.T Millinery, who is a local Cairns racewear designer. I’m a huge fan of how she combined the elements from all the different parts of my outfit to create something truly special.
In the end I was super happy with my Spring racing outfit and enjoyed spending the day feeling like a total princess. Although I did end up rapping Mel B’s part from “Wannabee” on a bus after waaaay too much champagne. But that’s enough about that!