Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Trends: A day at the races

Hi guys,
This afternoon my sister mentioned that she is going to Royal Ascot for the racing in July. Which is very exciting! I've never been to the races before (I'm not really a fan of it) but I love the idea of having a formal occasion to dress up for. Realistically I suspect that's what most women go to the races for anyway. Well, that and the champagne!

Stores on the highstreet are advertising their racing and wedding wear in almost ever window at the moment. But, much like going to a wedding, going to the races doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are some of my highstreet picks that will leave you looking fabulous on an affordable budget:
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Leopard flower fascinator, Accessorize, £35
Peplum skirt dress, Very.co.uk
Lola cotton printed dress, Phase Eight, £99
Peach floating leaves dress, Apricot, £34
Dusky pink fascinator, British Heart Foundation shop, £7.99
Green Valentiena fascinator, Phase Eight, £49

If you're Norwich-based then Chapelfield shopping centre are having a pop-up Best Dressed Style Station this week (from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th June) where you can head down and have their stylists help you find the outfit you need for your day at the races. Or a wedding, or other special occasion. Appointments are free and last 20 minutes. You can find out more about it here.

Are you heading to the races at all this season? And what would you choose to wear?

Love Tor x

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