I have never quite understood how the Melbourne Cup was called ‘the cup that stops a nation’, but now I do.
Having experienced my first one in an Australian workplace, I witnessed my colleagues all stop what they were doing for about half an hour and then all head back to work.
It was great.
My horse lost.
But the best part was the fashion! Many of my colleagues dressed up and wore something pretty in their hair.
Here is what I wore.
I actually don’t have that many ‘nice’ dresses. I’ve been looking for a some because I have a few events coming up this month which require cocktail attire. This one I have had for a little while and it was love at first sight.
It’s really comfortable as it is made of ponte fabric, but it can be a bit warm for a Sydney summer.
I love the see-through shoulders and the diamantes on it. Unfortunately these tend to come off in the wash and I have already lost a few. I should really know better by now to buy things with sparkles on.
I paired it with the tights because I was going to work and wanted to be comfortable, and today was unusually cold compared to what it has been lately in Sydney.
I have also realised there is nothing better than a red lip. I feel almost invincible when I put it on. This is my Revlon Ultimate Suede one again, which I have already professed my love for many times. (Side note: I am so much more comfortable with these images that I was with the Retro ones.)
My hair piece is just a headband with the feathers attached. It has kind of become my go-to piece when I need to wear a fascinator. I did my hair in a simple, messy side bun.
Dress: City Chic
Tights: We Love Colors
Shoes: Target (gifted)
Headband: Mita (NZ, can be found in pharmacies) However this one I got about a year ago. (gifted)
Bracelets: City Chic
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