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New Outfit Post - Ladies Day

So a big day out with the girls today.  Yup no work for me & instead I'm getting dressed up for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot with a difference.  

Around this time last year during a girl's night out we discussed going to Ladies Day not that any of us know anything about racing but hey any excuse to dress up & sip bubbles ;-)  Then we started to look into the day & decided that with none of us wanting to drive it was not only a long journey to make but the journey alone would cost quite a lot & that's before you factor in outfits, tickets, bubbles etc, etc.  

However, not to be deterred a few months ago having shelved our plans we found out that our village club holds a Ladies Day of it's own.  Everyone has to dress up (hats included!) & not only is there lunch & afternoon tea but a live broadcast of the races & betting too all for the fantastic price of £35 per person.  Plus & this is what got us all whooping is that we all live within stumbling *crawling* distance so no travelling costs which of course equals more bubbles ;-)

Now I don't know about you but I haven't had the excuse to get dressed up for a looooong time so I've really been looking forward to wearing something I wouldn't normally wear & of course needless to say I've had lots of fun planning my outfit.  

So after lots of different ideas & options I finally decided to wear separates & use a lot of pieces I already had hanging in my wardrobe.  In fact the only things I got especially for today are the skirt & fascinator.  Both of which are a little bit different to what I'd have thought I'd go for.

So without further ado here's what I finally decided on.


My Midlife Fashion, Swarovski J Crew Necklace Bracelet studded belt clutch zara, strapy high heels coast mdid skirt accessorize fascinator


Fascinator - Accessorize
Necklace - J Crew
Top - Zara
Belt - Zara
Bracelet - J Crew
Skirt - Coast
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Zara


My Midlife Fashion, Accessorize Renee Elaborate Feather Fascinator, Zara Split Top, J Crew


Fascinator - Accessorize Now £35
Necklace - J Crew £165
Top - Zara £29.99


My Midlife Fashion J Crew Zara Coast swarovski crystal bracelet clutch midi skirt


Skirt - Coast £95
Bag - Zara
Bracelet - J Crew £95


Special OccasionMy Midlife Fashion, Swarovski J Crew Necklace Bracelet studded belt clutch zara, strapy high heels coast mdid skirt accessorize fascinator mango


Fascinator - Accessorize Now £35
Necklace - J Crew £165
Top - Zara £29.99
Bracelet - J Crew £95
Skirt - Coast £95


Right I'd better get a move on the girls are due shortly for an aperitif or two.  Not sure how long the high heels are going to last (just hoping I manage to stay upright!!) but there's flip flops in my bag (just in case) & hubby is threatening to bring the wheelbarrow to collect me & wheel me home later this evening lol.

Hope everyone has a fab Thursday & if you've not taken a look at Coast recently then do, as they have some stunning pieces perfect for special occasions plus they've just launched their summer sale click here to take a peek.

Finally Wallis have 24% off for the next 24 hours only see here, the Zara sale click here has started & Mango have up to 50% off see here.  I think it's a good job I'm going to be otherwise engaged with all these sales about at the moment!

See you tomorrow.

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26 comments

  1. You look fantastic Jane, super outfit! Enjoy!! x

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    1. Thanks Juanita, we had such a fun day!!
      Jane xx

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  2. Jane you look absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour combination - very chic. Your village club sounds brilliant! What an ingenious idea to celebrate ladies day there, it sounds like lots of fun. Have a fab time, enjoy the bubbles and good luck on the horses - I have no doubt the Zara sale will be accepting any, if not all, of your winnings lol!!!!!!

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    1. Hi & thank you - it was such an amazing day, I don't think we stopped laughing & giggling from start to finish!
      Lol re Zara.....I may just have to pop into there today & spend my winning ;-)
      Jane xx

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  3. Oh what a fabulous idea! You look lovely (it is always nice to get dolled up once in a while) so enjoy your day. I want to see the pictures in Instagram if you get brought home in a wheelbarrow!! he he.

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    1. Lol Annmarie......can you believe it I managed to walk *stumble* home so no need for the wheelbarrow although the flip flops were firmly on & hubby's arm may have been required for support ;-)
      Jane xx

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  4. I love the idea of doing a Ascot ladies day locally! And as you say no worrying about who's driving! You look beautiful Jane...just the part!
    Helen xx

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    1. Aww thanks Helen, a fab day, which we've already signed up to for next year :-)
      Jane xx

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  5. That skirt is just amazing! Have a great time xx

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  6. Wonderful post, wonderful look. The skirt is beautiful and the whole look is very nice. The headdress is cute, and accessories and jewelry are fantastic. A very elegant look, a very attractive proposition.

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    1. Thanks Josep-Maria.....I'm just wondering when I can next wear the skirt!
      Jane xx

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  7. Wow, you really do look fabulous! X

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    1. Aww thank you Sarah :-)
      Jane xx

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  8. What a great idea and you look gorgeous! Love that skirt mixed with black and how fun is your hat! Great look Jane, you should wear skirts more often :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Nora you're too kind but thank you.
      Jane xx

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  9. One word Jane.....STUNNING! Love the skirt....very Carrie Bradshaw! Hope you had a superb day and the head is not too ouchy today! :0) xx

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    1. All things considered Michelle I'm not feeling too bad at all, which isn't bad considering we had 9 hours of drinking ;-0
      Jane xx

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  10. Adore that fascinator on you, Jane, you saucy wench ;)

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  11. You look fabulous Jane, glad you had an amazing day:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, hope you've had a good week.
      Jane xx

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  12. You look wonderful, Jane. Hope you had a fab day! Lynne xx

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  13. What a fantastic idea Jane! Your outfit is stunning xx

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