Take a Bow

by cecylia on October 8, 2012

What do you do when you receive an invitation in the last minute and have no time to hit the shops? You shop in your own closet of course. This is the excuse for having a big wardrobe, according to my dear friend Jess. Although I came 2nd Runner Up at the Fashion Stakes at Caulfield last year (beginner’s luck!), I still consider myself a rookie when it comes to Racewear because I only started attending Racing events then. Head adornments are  tricky! So since I had to quickly concoct an outfit befitting the occasion, I stuck to the winning formula: in my closet I called upon Roksanda Ilincic and Paula Walden again. You may recall this dramatic drapery number at a French High Tea and Paula Walden’s breathtaking headpiece here.


Roksanda Ilincic dress/Paula Walden headpiece/vintage bracelet (similar one here) & clutch (similar one here) /Edenborough Evans ring/Miss Sixty heels

I went to a wedding on the weekend where the bride and groom met at the Races 3 years ago. See? Your outfit is so important, as you never know who you may meet! So what do you think of this ensemble? What will you be wearing to the Races this year?




Ileana October 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

LOVE that headband! Great outfit….shopping in ones closet can be really exciting ^^


Sofies closet October 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Beautiful outfit :-)


Mica October 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Beautiful dress! Love the bow head piece matching the bow in the back, really nice pairing and perfect for a wedding :)

I don’t think I own anything remotely fancy enough for the races ;) I won’t be going to any, just admiring the pretty outfits of those who do :)

cecylia October 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Thank you Mica! Glad you love it too! Didn’t mean for the bows to match- just happened :D I didn’t wear this outfit to the wedding (that will be showcased shortly!) I wore this to a Races Lunch :)

Mica October 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

haha oops! Reading fail on my part! Looks perfect for a races lunch too :)

tamara October 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm

amazing :)
love it all :)


Vanessa October 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Loved so much
Beijos, Vanessa

Kiki October 9, 2012 at 12:29 am

Headpiece is insane. Amazing.

cecylia October 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

thank you Kiki Paula Walden is simply sublime

Apron Girl October 9, 2012 at 3:20 am

Gorgeous dress but I am in Love with your accessories!

cecylia October 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I know what you mean they are pretty cute- the ring is by Melbourne label Edenborough Evans- stunning craftsmanship

Francesca October 9, 2012 at 4:10 am

Hi! I love, love, love your blog! It’s very nice :)
I follow you on twitter and facebook! (I would be happy if you follow me too.)

cecylia October 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

thank you so much Francesca! xx

Sharon October 9, 2012 at 5:58 am

Super cute!


POW! shirt giveaway on my blog!

Kate October 10, 2012 at 5:03 am
Fifth N Sixth October 10, 2012 at 5:26 am

you look stunning. The dress is gorgeous, and you accessorized it beautifully – love it! Totally agree with you, you never who you’ll meet…

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