Off And Racing

On Monday March 9, I was accompanied by two of my oldest friends to one of South Australia’s premiere events, The Adelaide Cup ran at Morphettville Racecourse. The frocks, the fascinators and the fashion, what is there not to love at the races. It all circles around the one big race ran typically at 4PM, the Adelaide Cup. But the atmosphere that surrounds the Cup can often draw more crowds in than the race itself. Fashions on The Field is one aspect that assists with that. Showcasing designers from all over, this is one event that fashionistas must not miss. And of course I am slightly South Australian biased, but, there is something about Adelaide Cup that is that little more enticing than the typical Melbourne Cup.

As usual, in the days leading up to the event, the weather was playing havoc as to what I would eventually end up wearing on the day, sending me into a frenzy of back up outfits and “which coat matches with which dress” moments. In the end, this is how it all turned out:

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This year, I was more daring with my choice of outfit. In years previous, I have generally sported a playsuit or skater-cut dress, but this year, I opted for a more diverse look than I have previously donned. I spotted this yell
ow mid-cut collared dress in Bardot earlier in the month and knew I had found the dress that I would be clothed in for the 2015 running of the Cup. It is a lightweight material which is PERFECT for this time of year when its not too hot and not too cold. Win-win!

Shoes that graced my feet for the day filled with walks to and from tram stops were my go to lace up heels. These can be purchased from Windsor Smith for $79AUD or go upper to Senso for $295AUD; either way, these are by far the comfiest heels I have ever owned and are extremely versatile. They can be both dressed down and dressed up.

The extra colour POP of the outfit was finished off with a turquoise clutch from Colette by Colette Hayman, and is an absolute gem for events like this. I even managed to fit a pair of Haviana’s in it incase of a shoe emergency!

The races are so much more than the Horses and this can be seen in the Myer Fashions On The Field (MFOTF) that takes place in every state showcasing women who enter in the hope to win the state title and venture off to the Melbourne Cup in November in the hopes of winning the national MFOTF title. South Australia showcased some fabulous and unique creations with the winner being crowned as number 34, Gabriella De Lesso, in a gown purchased from the United Kingdom and a fascinator hand-made by her Mother. One of the only purple-dominated entrants, this was a stunning ensemble and a deserving winner.

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And, like they say, there’s nothing like a day at the races.


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