Monday, 16 April 2012

Day at the Races: Part Two

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Presenters Jeff Brazier and last year's winner of the Style Contest

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As promised, here are my photos from Aintree! Like I said, I had never been to the races before so I had no idea what to expect! These photos are from the area where we spent more of the day in front of the Matalan catwalk! There was a little Matalan shop selling race day essentials- sunglasses, flipflops, umbrellas, jackets and spare tights and throughout the day there were several fashion shows of Matalan's S/S12 collection. Here are some of my favourite pieces...

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Want that lilac dress!

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How awesome is that bow?!

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Another fabulous lilac dress!

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Red jeans crush!

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So Versace!

As well as the fashion show, Matalan also sponsored the Style Contest- a search for the most stylish person at Aintree. Sian and I entered, but we stupidly didn't think and went up together so we don't have any pictures of us strutting our stuff on the catwalk! I didn't manage to get a lot of good pictures of the contestants, but how stylish is the lady below? I loved her outfit!



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Bets placed!

After taking part in the Style Contest (we didn't get a call back- sad!) Sian and I went to place our bets. We only put £16 on each and I didn't win anything but Sian won £22! It was fun to place some bets though! Unfortunately, it was raining so we didn't actually get to watch the horses race, which was a shame, so we had to watch the races inside on screens! After we watched a couple of races, we went back to see the conclusion of the Style Contest...

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And this was Kelly- the gorgeous winner of the contest! Her dress was so classy and her accessorises were just perfect, everything to her tiny clutch to her hat to her black gloves.

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Second bottle of champagne of the day! Thanks Matalan!

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With presenter Jeff Brazier

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Becca and I rocking the clear poncho look!

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For more photos of my outfit, see yesterday's post

And of course, I had to get a couple of photos with my blogging best friend Sian! It was so fantastic to see her again. I don't think we stopped talking once during the day, and we have come to the conclusion that we are actually the same person, and also that we need to move in together so we can cook yummy vegetarian meals and share our clothes haha. 

It was such a fantastic day and an amazing experience- thank you so much Matalan for inviting us!

Charlotte x

8 comments:

  1. Have you ever thought of having a full fringe? I think your side fringe makes you look  a little younger than you are and I really think it would make you look so classy and edgy. You're outfit is absolutley beautiful by the way and I love your blog <3 I only meant this as a complete compliment by the way, you're new hair colour is GORGEOUS.

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  2. What a shame you didn't get a call back to the style contest, this is one of my favourite outfits of yours! I love the blue and white dress, and matching it with a red blazer was such a brilliant idea - I never would have thought of it, but I love the result. Still, it looks like you had such a wonderful time :) Although it is sad you didn't get to see the horse race outdoors.
    xox,
    Cee
    PS: I love your new dark hair!

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  3. I am loving that lilac dress, but kind of want to barf on those shoes. Is that harsh? I just hate "prom" shoes. They are so weird and barefoot-y. YOU however look STUNNING. Good color combo, and if I haven't told you already, the brown hair is really lovely.

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  4. I would absolutely love to have a full fringe but I have the wrong face shape! I've asked my hairdresser a million times and every time she has told me that she would never cut it in because I would hate it! I have a heart shaped face and I've done all the googling in the world and apparently I just can't pull it off.
    But yeah, I would love a full fringe but I trust my hairdresser haha.

    Charlotte x

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  5. Looks like so much fun! You've got me pondering going to Ladies Day at the Racecourse in town now. I've been to racing once, as a small child. My Dad let me help him pick the horses to bet on, so being about six, I naturally selected horses with pretty names, or jockeys who wore pink. I picked three winners that day. It's clearly a great betting system. 
    Kelly is a very deserving winner of the style contest, she looks stunning! So classy and chic. 

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  6. I love the races, we tend to go to Ascot or Newmarket every year. It's always so much fun getting dress up! I can't go to any this year because I can't get the time off boo!
    Sophie
    x

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  7. Looks like a great day out was had, loving fashion shots.

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