Sunday, 15 April 2012

Day at the Races: Part One- The Outfit

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girl next door fashion outfit

girl next door fashion outfit

I meant to get these photos up on Friday but I've just ended up being super busy. As you know, the lovely people at Matalan invited me to Ladies Day at Aintree on Friday. It was such an exciting day but I was so worried about what to wear! I've never been to the races before, but I wanted to look sophisticated and smart without being too dressy. I spent a while researching outfits from previous years and frantically googling "what to wear to the races" and this was what I came up with. A pretty floral dress (it's the one I bought to wear on my birthday but I didn't really get a chance to photograph it because it was such a busy day) with red accents, and of course, a hat!

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dress- Topshop
blazer- Zara
shoes- Dorothy Perkins
necklace- Oasap
hat- Asos
sunglasses- H&M


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I decided on my outfit on Wednesday morning, but I didn't have a hat or a bag to match my outfit! It's traditional to wear a hat on Ladies Day, and how many opportunities do you get to wear a hat?! Luckily, though,  two of my best friends, Ellen and Steph were coming up to visit and we'd decided to go shopping in Manchester. I didn't manage to find a hat I liked in Manchester (although we had A LOT of fun trying them on!) but I'd ordered this one from ASOS as a back-up hat and it was perfect! I also got a big red patent bag from Next, which I don't think I photographed, and my Mum gave me a spotty scarf to tie into the handle so it matched my hat!

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girl next door fashion outfit

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girl next door fashion outfit

Stay tuned for my photos from the day and what I got up to! Thank you to my blogging bestie Sian for taking these photos for me too!

Charlotte x

17 comments:

  1. Still super jealous of this outfit!! I waaaant the dress =D And I'm glad you put in the natural one of you laughing, I loved it when I took it but didn't know if you'd put it in!! Can't even remember what it was we were laughing at XD
    I'm gonna send those jeans down to you sometime soon, and I'll throw in another couple of things for fun too =)
    xxx

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  2. Adore this outfit! So feminine and cute whilst still looking smart!

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  3. Great choice of outfit! Completely loving the red now your hair's darker

    xx

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  4. That hat is really cute!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  5. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this outift, especially the hat.. great back up plan :)

    Josephine xx

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  7. You look awesome, loving the red and blue and the hat is beautiful. Hope you had a lovely day.

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  8. Oh my gosh what an amazing hat! This is so perfect for the races. Awesome.

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  9. You look absolutely stunning!! I love everything about these photos! xx

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  10. Absolutely adorable! I love the how the color palette, and that giant rose is the most adorable accessory!

    Jen
    www.houseofjeffers.com

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  11. This outfit is awesome! I love the combination of red and blue. The pattern on your dress reminds me of a china plate and that is fantastic in my book. Your hat is the cutest thing ever too. Just everything about this is wonderful!

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  12. you look divine charlotte, i love it all

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  13. Great outfit Charlotte! Red, blue & white is my favourite combination :) love the hat too! xx

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  14. That outfit is gorgeous and I love the hat! You look amazing. Also -jealous of the weather. It looks like Summer!

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  15. I haven't visited in way too long! You look beautiful! I really like your hair color- the dark hair suits you so well. And your dress! OH, I need one. Everything about this outfit is perfect!

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