Thursday, 5 February 2015

Outfit Planning - A Day At The Races

Oooooh I do love a good challenge!  I love putting together outfits with an event in mind even if I may not actually be attending the event in question.  I especially love doing this for other people as it means I am not limited by the shapes and styles that suit me personally.  William Hill are looking forward to March and Cheltenham Ladies Day and have set me a little challenge to create a weather appropriate outfit.  Now I don't know if the fact that today is threatening snow but I have decided to err on the side of caution and include both a coat and a fur muff in my outfit, allowing you to stay both warm and look stylish.  Always a win/win in my book.  I hate being cold and tend to moan an awful lot if I am!

My starting point for this outfit is the dress.  I have gone for a dress that will look great with black opaques but if it is unseasonally warm will look equally good with bare legs. I was drawn to the bold leopard print and I love the mix of colours.  I would love to be able to wear something this shape but being pearshaped with a tummy it is something I wouldn't feel comfortable in so am forever in envy of someone who could rock this dress.

Dress: asos

The next thing I sorted was the coat, I was looking for something warm but smart and in a colour that would compliment the dress.  This wool blend trapeze coat in the most gorgeous shade of blue fits the bill perfectly.  It's not too pastel that it fights against the black accessories I have chosen.

Coat: asos

Next up I decided on a pair of shoes.  I think a wiggle dress needs a heel but no one wants open toes when stood outside at the races in March so these shoe boots are the perfect inbetween in my books.  They have a concealed platform so should be fine to stand around in.

Shoes: asos

Okay so I am getting to the point where I am thinking I really need this outfit myself, the bag is perfect!  Just look at that pom pom!  It's really versatile and made from leather so will be a hardworking addition to any wardrobe long after any event.

 Clutch bag: asos

I resisted the tempatation to add all the fur, I wanted to add a collar and a cute hat but realised that I was probably going too far!  I have added this fur muff though as I think it adds a bit more glamour and will do a great job at keeping your hands warm!

Fur muff: asos

I am going to get checking those Ladies Day odds Cheltenham 2015!  Are you planning on going to the races this year? What do you make of my picks?  How do you decide which horse to back?  Do you do check their form, pick your favourite name or go by the jockey colours?!

*In collaboration with William Hill*



  1. I love those shoes.
    Rubi | The Den |

  2. I've not been to the races but I love a good fur muff, I have a cute turquoise one I bought a couple of years ago and you've reminded me to look for it!!!!!x

  3. I like that clutch bag... It looks great...
    Jaslynn, Bizbilla

  4. That dress is gorgeous and please come to Cheltenham, you can come and see me! ;)

    Maria xxx


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