A day at the races

July 8, 2013

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!


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  • Reply Vix July 8, 2013 at 08:03

    Love your outfit, you look fantastic! What a great day out, good to see so many people dressing up in crazy stuff! x

  • Reply Señora Allnut July 8, 2013 at 16:27

    such a funny event, love that so many ladies were wearing their pretty hats, and you look so lovely in your tulle skirt and funny t-shirt ensemble, love your shoes!!
    besos & fun

  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style July 8, 2013 at 18:12

    How cute are you in your tulle skirt and graphic tee? Love this look, and all the festive scenes at the races. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  • Reply ariane July 8, 2013 at 20:19

    This is a nice event indeed!
    The Ladies at the races and love all the hats!
    Adore your outfit Sara very very cute
    I watch the video, yes it is a cute couple and love the music



  • Reply pastcaring July 9, 2013 at 17:24

    You look great in your cute hat and tulle skirt!
    I am not much interested in horse racing or gambling either, but I would have really enjoyed the Human League and the Blow Monkeys. xxx

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen July 9, 2013 at 18:16

    Great photos, adorable you. What an great crowd, as well. You are quite right … never too many photos with cowboys. I much prefer the way your horse racing is honored there … just dressier, with more humor and a better tradition all the way around.

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