On Saturday I found myself watching The Grand National at Aintree racecourse, having lived in Liverpool for coming up to almost 4 years now (eeep!) it is one of those staple things to do if you live in the area and I figured it was about time that I attended.
Now, I have no interest in betting and the idea of horses jumping fences makes me feel slightly uncomfortable, but I instead went for the spectacle of the event and of course, an excuse to dress up fancy. The weather wasn't too great sadly and we were treated to a lot of wind, rain and even hail. By the end of the day I was freezing and wished I had gone for a pair of Primark wooly tights.
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I didn't want to buy a brand new outfit specifically for the day as I always buy dresses and never find the occasion to wear them again. Serious old grandma here who would rather go for cocktails in a pair of skinny jeans and a leather jacket than a dress. For the races I did decide I would channel my inner girly-girl and opted to wear a cream dress from Primark that I bought years and years ago for a sports ball when I was still at university. It's a plain little number featuring a fitted upper body and a more flared skirt. It also features a front zip which is hand for gals like me who live alone and have nobody to help zip up your dress!
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As it is April and notorious here in the UK for having such unpredictable weather, I paired my dress with a faux fur bomber jacket from TDS. I talked about it in more detail here, if you're interested. It's super fluffy, and warm which is essential and whilst it's oversized, it still makes my outfit look a little more dressy and put together.
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My heels are from Office @ Topshop and are quite possible the comfiest heels i've ever owned. All hail the platform wedge! Yes, they are a little clumsy looking but so am I. Incase my feet decided to cave after a few hours stood in high heels, I packed my glittery, gold Spanish sandals which are soooo darn comfy. I lasted around 4 hours in heels before whacking out the comfies for the walk back to the train station.My bag is of course my ever trusty, Just Cavalli number, perfect for storing my lipstick, essentials as well as my sandals and of course a brolly for those April showers.
Have you ever been to the races?