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WHAT TO WEAR FOR THE RACES (IN WINTER)

At the end of November my husband and I are going to the 60th Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse. I'm not sure what to expect but I know there will be horses, eating and drinking and as with these kind of events part of the fun of it is the outfit.

The dress code is smart, hats are encouraged and a warm coat essential. As always I will be opting for comfortable shoes or boots as there may be a fair amount of standing.

I like the idea of a skirt, top and faux fur coat - but at the same time keeping them modern and on trend.  Instead of a hat I was thinking it could be cool to wear an embellished hair band.

My outfits tend to be fairly spontaneous but here are some of my ideas so far:

& Other Stories Faux leather skirt £65 / Disco Blouse £65 / TOPSHOP headband £16.50 / Helen Moore £238

Boutique skirt £75 / TOPSHOP lace top £42 / Office boots £90 / Alexander Mcqueen £1745

These outfit would be a fairly similar to one you might wear to a smart Winter wedding.

If you would like to dress up and come to the races you can! To WIN: a pair of tickets, a night in The Lodge hotel at the racecourse, a bottle of Hennessy and a Hennessy picnic for two click on the link below.

MY ULTIMATE HOLIDAY OUTFIT

One of the many many things I love about going on holiday is planning my outfits! Unlike the UK most places in Southern Europe can guarantee hot, sunny weather so you know what to dress for.

I am not known for packing light, mainly because what I wear everyday is so dependant on what mood i'm in, plus I like be prepared - plans might change - you might get invited to a crazy party for example. So to ensure I have every mood and situation covered I like to take a few spare outfits just in case.

However if i was pushed into planning my ultimate (no expense spared) Spanish holiday outfit this is what it would consist of:

PRISM £95 + £135

Since having children there are parts of my body I need a bikini to help me with - my mum-tum and mum-boobs. This bikini is the perfect style - a high waisted brief that holds the tummy in and an underwired, slightly padded top in a (go with everything) black and white leopard print. 

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS £140 / Le Specs £40

I have a thing for metallic shoes especially in the summer, mainly because I believe a metallic is a neutral so they go with everything, plus these ones have wings too!! I also have a thing for mirrored sunglasses and these ones are very very cool.

ANYA HINDMARSH £425 / MATTHEW WILLIAMSON £550

This silk dress is stunning, it would be perfect for cocktails by the pool, dinner, dancing, promenading, a beach party, a boat party as well as a summer wedding - it's beautiful plus turquoise looks great on holiday with a tan. 

Being a lover of having my photo taken wearing nice clothes by a wall especially while on holiday (see @dresslikeamum Instagram) I would obviously need a beautiful background to photograph my outfit against.  This Villa in Ibiza would be ideal - beautiful views, stunning swimming pool and so many photographic walls (look at the curved one) :-)'

 

Clickstay the company that rent villas, chalets and apartments around the world are currently running a competition to WIN a £500 villa voucher and a Samsonite Suitcase from their Lite Shock range. For details on how to enter can be found here.

This post was created as an entry to Clickstay's #StyleYourWayToSpain Fashion Bloggers Competition. All thoughts, jokes, outfit and Villa choices are entirely my own.