This weekend marks the King George Weekend (A Modern British Classic) at the Ascot Racecourse near Windsor. It also marks just over a month since I graced Ladies Day at Ascot with my beautiful girlfriends (from left to right: Georgie, Chaz, Myself, Shona and Becky). Here’s what happened:
After a bright and early start we all met at Georgie’s house for the 30 minute taxi journey to Ascot. As we were in the Silver Ring, we were allowed to take 1 bottle of sparkling wine/champagne/cava per person as well as a picnic taken in a cool bag or hamper. I settled on a bottle of Prosecco and a ladylike burger from a stand inside. Here’s a snap of us before we all went in. I’m
the short one in the middle. Whilst I contemplated wearing heels, I also figured there would be a lot of walking involved on the day, to and from the betting stations and the bar (of course). So I bit the bullet and went for my fancy Dune sandals of 4 summers ago, and I’m so glad I did! Sparkly feet and no foot pain whatsoever, winning. Whilst I can’t remember where all the girls outfits are from (but if you’re interested, comment below and I’ll find out for you :)) my #OOTD is as follows:
Fascinator – British Heart Foundation Charity Shop
Dress – Planet at Debenhams
Watch – Vintage
Clutch – Florence and Fred
Sandals – Dune
After we found ourselves a patch of grass amongst the throng, we sat down to toast the day and drink our bubbles.
We’re all such busy ladies, so it was lovely to catch some sun, chill, chat, drink and giggle catching up. People watching was beaut too! (Also can we please acknowledge Georgie’s gorgeous hair?!)
As you can see, it was utterly crowded in the Silver Ring, but it was great because it added to the atmosphere in so many ways. It was lovely seeing everyone dressed up and having a good time. Just before the races started the Queen popped on by in her carriage, we didn’t see her, but had this pretty good view of the big screen!
Next the races started. There were 6 in all, between 2.30pm and around 6pm with about 30/40 minutes between each, enough time to pop to the ladies, the bar, or make your bets. We all got involved in the betting. Whilst my Dad had very methodically selected 6 horses with the aid of the Racing Post, we all picked the horses we liked the names of! I came away £25 up! #Winning
After an AMAZING day we got our taxi home where we descended on Yates’ in all our finery to watch the England game, and we all know how that turned out! Nevertheless we had a fantastic time, it was a great experience, and I’d really recommend Ascot to all!