Welcome to Part 3 of my 3-part blog series, where I show you how my three 2019 Spring Carnival outfits came to life.
Last Minute Outfit Swap
After doing a little switcharoo of my Derby Day outfit, which meant my Cup Day outfit was now my Derby Day outfit and my Oaks Day outfit was now my Cup Day outfit, it meant that, with just a week till Oaks Day, I was one outfit short.
Luckily I am an avid outfit repeater and the obvious choice was to wear my purple Solace London dress. I am loving lilac this year and wearing a full pleated lilac dress to Oaks Day seemed very appealing.
I had worn this dress previously to Ladies Day in Brisbane back in June. Oh, and also when I was judging Rocky Amateurs in May and to a high tea… let’s just say I got my money’s worth!
Changes to the Dress
Since wearing it previously, I’d had the hemline shortened around 20cm. The dress was actually quite long- to my ankles, and I did feel it needed to be shortened to a midi length to make it a little more race day appropriate.
I was also going through a bit of a fabric covered belt phase, of course I used the excess to have a belt made.
Trying Different Millinery
A month or two before Spring Carnival, I had been eyeing off Peacock Millinery’s Jinsin and feather turbans which Belinda has been creating. I loveeee them, and was eager to have one of my own, so I contacted her to get one made.