At The Races with Arcadia

By February 17, 2016Fashion, Lifestyle

Being from Liverpool the Grand National (horse racing event) is pretty big in the city. I remember from a really young age my Mum & Dad going with a group of their closest friends, all dressed up & making a lovely day of it. As I got older & became more aware of what the event was I noticed that even if I wasn’t going or it was the National Day itself then that’s reason enough to get together with friends & family to enjoy it. I first went when I was 17 & was so excited to finally be going to the Races, looking back I must have looked like a baby but I felt so grown up. Part of going to the Races is picking your outfit & trust me it is no easy job to do, ladies really pull out all the stops.

Hair & make-up appointments are booked in advance, note to readers if your planning on going next year appointments are made from as early as February. But for me its more the outfit, it’s a long day so whilst you want to look your best trust me you want to be comfortable. So when Outfit asked me to pull together an ideal look for what to wear to the Grand National I couldn’t wait to see what was in store & how I could experiment with my look. I am a girly girl so previously have always worn a dress but I was instantly drawn to this bold vibrant print. Co-ord’s are everywhere at the moment & it’s not a trend I have jumped on but with this print I thought it was the ideal co-ord outfit for me. I love the next on the top, it makes it fun, works well with the print & adds a touch of glam to the outfit. Heels are always a goto for me so whilst it is a long day at the races the block heel & platform on this shoe are ideal & comfortable to be wearing all day. The gold is subtle & neutralises the print, that’s why I opted for this lovely soft pink waistcoat. It brings out the lighter colours in the print & adds the stylish edge to the outfit. AA x

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