We have just spent a wonderful extended weekend camping trip in the rather stunning Peak District. It was the first time I have ever been camping and the notion that you do not tend to shower whilst camping was a little too much for me. Within 24 hours I had already had a 15 minute shower – that was £3 well spent, but nothing compared to the rather luxurious hour long bath I enjoyed upon our return home to what I call ‘civilisation’… the fact I have the TV, laptop and iPad on, whilst charging my phone is clearly something I took for granted before the camping trip!
The campsite owner was such a lovely lady who had had to deal with several rowdy campers last night (no, not us before you even think it!!) – it was England’s first World Cup match so it was to be expected. She mentioned that she was going on a much deserved trip to Ladies Day at Ascot with her friends next week, I was just thinking how much I deserved a bath, but her outfit sounded amazing! It got me to thinking what I would wear if I got a chance to experience the action at Royal Ascot. Albeit I have enjoyed a work’s trip to Windsor races before, nothing really compares to Ladies Day at Ascot, so in typical ‘Sim Style’ I decided to put my dream outfit together… you know, just in case I ever do attend!
Here is what I managed to put together…
This stunning Tipped Irah Dress (£115) from Coast is simple yet stylish, it looks very comfortable which is a necessity!
The shoes from Coast which relate to the dress are actually quite pretty too, a coral pinkish colour. The Michela shoe is currently less than half price at £30 too… bargain!
Now, a hat sounds like an awesome idea, it is an occasion to show off and be seen after all, though if the weather is windy your hand will be attached to it all day to keep it in place. So a fascinator such as the Floral Bow Hat which again is reduced to a reasonably priced £28 would match the shoes perfectly!
I am all for clashing and huge abyss like bags, but for an occasion such as Ladies Day, a clutch is definitely the way forward – this gorgeous White Patent Clutch Bag with Black Trim from Olga Berg (£41.99 from Isabellas Handbag Shop) matches the dress perfectly and allows the shoes and fascinator to do the talking!
I am certainly not attending this year, but who knows if my outfit may come a reality for next year!
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