Thanks to one of my favourite instabloggers @Corporatecatwalker, my #RaceMom (Brooke) and I were lucky enough to win members passes to Girls Day Out Race Day at Doomben Racecourse.

Emily Plummer Brooke Maddock Milano Imai

Emily Plummer AKA Corporate Catwalker and RaceMom AKA Brookey

 

Race Dresses Racewear FOTF

My new race friends: Renee, Alice, Katie, Georgia, Sophie, Azra, Emily, Brooke, Kerrie, ME woo, Madi, Alice and Hayley.

How could I say ‘no’ to a day with a group of girls surrounded by popping bottles, scrumptious food platters and… Firemen?

Girls Firemen Races Racing Fashion

Plan A- The Op Shop Treasure Hunt

I’d been playing around with the idea of finding an outfit from an Op shop.

The potentially low price tag has its appeal, but the possibility of striking gold with a vintage piece that no one else would have ever seen before was the real excitement!

Op Shop 60s style

Although I visited 7 OP shops and found a few goodies (sippy cups, a Fiorelli brief case and two waist belts) I did not find one single item that was wearable or alterable, except for this epic leopard print onesie I’m sure somebody totally rocked in the 60’s.

black bag opshop

Jar cup pink straw option

Plan B – Outfit Repeat!

As mentioned in my earlier blog post about recycling outfits, I am a strong believer in getting your money’s worth with an outfit. And being Girls Day Out, I wanted something pretty, chic and… Pink!

So, I opted to repeat an old favourite I wore to last year’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington. I made it to the prelims in it, but no further.

I really love this outfit- The skirt comes from ‘Talulah’. I had originally gotten a top made to go with it, but it all ended in disaster.