Racewear for Oaks Day

 Final

Horse racing and the culture has eluded me for much of my life. In the States we have the Kentucky Derby every May, but here in Melbourne there's a week's worth of races, fashion and festivities. For the first time since moving to Melbourne I'll be attending Oaks Day in the Yarra Valley (also known for its wine!) next week.

  • I purchased this lovely beaded shift dress at Portmans last weekend -- I really took a leap of faith when I bought it. Thing is, I hadn't asked my boss if I could go - thankfully he said yes.
  • Nude peep toe pumps go with pretty much eveything and won't detract from what I think is a pretty glamorous dress. Note to self: must bring flats when all else fails!
  • This flowery corsage will adorn my wrist in lieu of wearing jewellry.
  • Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars for a luxe fascinator I'd probably only wear once, I've opted to wear this lovely headband Scott bought for me in Italy last year.

On a completely different note, Happy Halloween to everyone in the States! And to the East Coasters, hopefully the worst of Hurricane Sandy is through.