It will come as no surprise, that my Spring Racing tips have nothing to do with odds, quaddies or horses for that matter. Enjoy my top tips to get you through the Spring Racing Carnival.
Don’t take off your heels.
I always find it funny when I am buying a pair of heels and the sales assistant asks ‘How do they feel?’ – because let’s be honest, it’s not about how they feel, it’s about how they look. I know that my feet are going to hurt and blister, but at least my outfit will look amazing. Blister Balm* is a preventative measure that is applied to your feet to avoid rubbing that causes blisters. So, my first tip is to apply Blister balm to the parts of your feet that your new heels rub on, before heading to the race track, and pop the on-the-go stick in your bag for instant relief if needed during the day. Fingers crossed you won’t be seen on the news barefoot, heels in hand.
Ace your faux glow.
Fake tan fails and horror stories occur far too often and I myself have unfortunately, fallen victim once or twice. Ladies, it doesn’t have to be this way and we have come so far since the days of one shade fits all, because it most definitely does not. Que, Le Tan – Uber Dark *, self-tanning foam to compliment your skin tone. Choose which base applies to you and say adios to orange.
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Hydration is key.
I am all about the having a good time, so I am not here to give you a beverage maximum. Drink, be merry and responsible. Water is a no brainer but lets be honest, champagne tastes better than water. My tip is to take Hydrodol tablets with your first drink. Hydrodol contains lots of good stuff (that’s not the technical term) that helps your hang over the next morning.
Day time dress code.
Ladies, if you want to rock that mini dress, girl you do it, but perhaps at night club, not at the Spring Racing carnival. I’m just trying to help a sista out. Fashion is all about being adventurous but as far as etiquette goes, dresses that fall to the knee are the most appropriate. This year, it’s all about BLUSH BABY, but I am a navy and black fiend. You will see me track side wearing a flowing wrap dress with a glass of bubbles. Little Party Dress have amazing affordable spring racing appropriate dresses, check them out babes.
All Images: Little Party Dress – My fave spring racing style picks.
Make a statement.
Show your personality through your hat or hair piece. Go all out and look fabulous. Cessiah Alice Millinery creates absolutely beautiful pieces that are equally unique. My tip is the Thea Crown. I purchased a custom Thea crown and it is stunning, a real life princess moment every time I wear it. The Spring Racing Carnival is also the perfect time to show case some DIY. Wrap a ribbon into a bow head band, clip some lace across your face or even pop some flowers in a cute bun.
Less is more.
This sounds like a contradiction to my last two tips, but less is more when it comes to accessorising. Keep your jewellery and makeup classic and minimal. Nothing beats a well-blended dewy makeup look and fine Minimalist Jewellery* pieces. If you are like me and are OTT at all times, pair your outfit with bold on tread earrings. Be sure to keep other jewellery to a minimum and perhaps swap out a flower crown for a simple head band.
All Images: Minimalist Jewellery
My final tip for the Spring Racing Carnival is to place a bet on the horse with the funniest name, because well – who cares about odds when there is champagne to drink ?
*DISCLAIMER – Gratis products for consideration only. Belle With Love reviews are honest and of opinion only and should not be taken professionally.