LIFE : A day at Newbury Races.




NEWBURY SUMMER RACES

As we now live on the Newbury Racecourse development, it’s a given that we will attend the horse racing meets more often. Last Saturday was the annual Party in the Paddock event, each year they book some form of musical talent to keep the crowds entertained after all the races are over.This year it was provided by DJ Fresh and Danny Howard, did I enjoy the sets? Well they were okay, nothing too special to rave about!

As my 27th birthday was the day before, we decided to have a little get together with friends and make it sort of a celebratory day. Our friends who also live in this apartment block hosted for us all. Suz did a great job of baking me a super chocolatey birthday cake along with providing a whole range of sandwiches and snacks for us to munch on before heading literally across the grass to the premier enclosure of the racecourse. For most the going to the races is a bit like going to a wedding, you want to dress nice. Naturally all of us girls discussed our outfit choices on the lead up to the event, I was very kindly sent a dress by Apricot Clothing which I knew would be perfect for the occasion.

NEWBURY SUMMER RACES
NEWBURY SUMMER RACES

My dress* from here | Suz' dress from here | Shelley's dress from here 

I love the mint cherry blossom print. Those that know me, will be aware I don’t tend to go for printed items of clothing but this one just caught my eye. The cut I feel is also very flattering for my body shape. I often hide behind loose/baggy items of clothing so it was a bit strange to wear something a lot more fitted. Having looked on the Apricot website I’ve found myself lusting over other pieces they have available. The sizes are true to size and everything is pretty affordable. My dress for the races was £32.00 (now in the sale at £15) which I think is brilliant. It’s often tough to find something suitable for an occasion like the races or even a wedding without spending a small fortune. Their website is definitely worth  a look if you want something more affordable. A lot of people liked my dress, so it made me feel pretty good considering it was a little out of my comfort zone. Maybe I should try more fitted styles in the future! What do you think?

Much love,