Last Saturday I headed to Leicester to attend the Ladies Day at the racecourse. Not that I am a fan of horse racing (it was actually my first time attending such an event) but it seemed like a fun day out with friends especially because the Blow Monkeys and Human League were playing at the end of the event. Brill! The day was extremely hot and it would appear that we are entering a week of extreme heat. Not that I’m complaining, the extreme heat here is pretty mild compared to what my friends are suffering through back in Portugal. At least I finally get to wear my sandals!
One of the things that I love about living in the UK and the Brits is that most people love dressing up. Any occasion is good to bring out a fancy dress or a hat and I didn’t want to be left behind on that. I didn’t manage to photograph a lot of the interesting hats I saw but you can get an idea.
I didn’t bet on any horse, I don’t care about gambling but one of my friends won on one of the races.
The bookies, doing their business.
The lady in red…
One of the beautiful ladies out there. oooh la la!!!
I wanted to wear my tulle puffy skirt that I got from the Dandy Lion vintage market in London a few months ago, as I don’t get many occasions to wear something like this. I paired it another vintage find, the hat, which doesn’t get many outings either… All in all the best opportunity to wear these things.
Details: Hat – Vintage, thrifted at the British Red Cross, Tshirt – The Pixies, via Ebay, Skirt – From the Dandy Lion Vintage Market, Sunnies – Moschino, via TK Maxx, Saddle Shoes – Predictions, Satchel Bag – Target, Bangle Bracelet – H&M, I don’t remember where I got the pink leggings from. I had to wear them for modesty as the skirt is highly see through!
After they caught me photographing them above, they also wanted me to take a photo with them. I willfully complied as you can never have enough photos with cowboys.
Waiting for Human League to come up on stage…
… and there they are.
I had to go back after a while to join the rest of the group and did a little video of the last song – Together in Electric Dreams. Pay attention to the loved up couples. I thought it was funny.
Don’t forget to sign up for the eyewear giveaway, it would be great to get 50 participants so they can give one lucky reader a pair of glasses totally free! Otherwise it will just be the six $20 discount vouchers.
I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Have a lovely week everyone!