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Affordable Spring Racing Outfits | What I Wore

Phew! This week, we hit the peak of spring racing season, with Derby Day, the Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and the culmination of the week in Stakes Day, yesterday, which is known as family day. This week, I attended two spring racing themed events, one on Melbourne Cup Day, and then yesterday, when I was thrilled to be invited to judge the family and children’s fashions on the field at Brisbane Racing Club, Doomben. I created two affordable spring racing outfits that were comfortable, easy to wear and I felt suited the occasions. Here’s more about them.

Melbourne Cup

I was invited to join my husband’s work for Melbourne Cup lunch, which was held at Copperface Jacks in West End. It was a fun afternoon, and I enjoyed meeting all of hubby work mates (finally!). Herman actually won the sweep, and best dressed – wearing this suit we have featured, from Johnny Bigg.  So it was a very successful afternoon!

I wore a beautiful pink dress from St Frock. I’m not usually a ‘pink’ girl however this dress attracted me with it’s beautiful 1950s styling and the tie which can be worn as a bow on the front or back. I paired it with my Emma Alice headpiece I wore in this post, Betts heels and an old clutch which was one of the very first things I bought online – about eight years ago! It was from Forever 21 who had just started shipping to Australia, it cost me about $15 but with $35 shipping – and I actually had to phone their head office (in the US) to confirm my order! Dedicated shopper I am. Here’s the outfit in full.

st frock dress

st frock dress pretty chuffed melbourne cup outfit

*St Frock Heritage dress AUD$79.90 {I’m wearing a 10 and I am 158cm tall, true to size} | *Emma Alice headpiece | *Betts heels AUD$79.99 | Forever 21 clutch (not current)

Stakes Day

It was a super hot day yesterday – I think it reached 35 degrees, and luckily I had already chosen an outfit that was not too hot. I had seen this gorgeous set at Petal and Pup and was so happy to be able to have a function to wear it to. It’s quite a thick lace and lining, yet because it was a top and skirt, it was not too hot.

I wore it with another Emma Alice headpiece which tied into the floral lace pattern, and some delicate heels I picked up at Betts. The day was super cute – with lots of fun activities for the kids – and my two were particularly taken with the roaming ‘fairies’ and the free balloon animals! The two piece set I was wearing was actually chosen for the ease of breastfeeding – it has the look of a dress with the practicality of a top and skirt. Winning!

petal and pup pretty chuffed blogger

Pretty Chuffed blogger Mumma Aint Mumsy blog

With the stunning Sarah Merret of Mumma Ain’t Mumsy


*Petal and Pup Estelle set AUD$99.95 {I’m wearing a 10, slightly generous fit} | Emma Alice headpiece, AUD$55 | Betts heels AUD$89.99 | *Louenhide clutch AUD$89.95

Did you attend any spring racing events? What did you wear? 


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