[twocol_one]Over the weekend I kicked off the spring racing carnival at the Caulfield Cup which gave me a wake up call that yes the week long celebrating of all things horses and fashion is just around the corner. I better get my self organised for the seemingly endless amounts of looks that have to come together to be race ready. I am a traditional girl when attending the races in that I get all memo’s of no short skirts, indecent exposure of certain areas and always have something on your head. Its convenient that I never really dress like I am going to a nightclub even on the rare occasion that I am in a night club. I am all about the midi and just received my ‘How to be Parisian’ guide so with these tools I shall be Flemington chic.

Along with the rules stated there are themes for each day in which this self confessed monochrome lover sometimes has to make her own in particular on Oaks Day my girly girl gene is absent with florals and frills some what M.I.A – permanently….. only giving them a slight chance if they are of the muted color variety. The piece that will work for me is the pleat midi. Girly and soft enough yet edgy and structured at the same time.  [/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Last week I made my way to Melbourne’s heart beat for fashion, Collins street and headed to Collins 234 to style a look as a part of the ‘Style To Inspire’ competition. Bloggers and fashion girls this is for you – For you’re chance to win a $500 spending spree at Collins 234 and also interview a Melbourne designer and be published on the Collins 234 website just head into Collins234 and find your best race looks, share on your blog or socials and you are in the mix.

My look was from Saba with this amazing coated pleat midi skirt (ticking a box) and these hot fringed heels from Mollini. I am a shoe girl and if I am going to mix up my outfit its always with a statement shoe. Being a more minimal dresser I lean more towards a face net or headband esq piece rather than a big piece of millinery. This takes me to my number one rule for racing and I guess any event with a dress code – Be yourself, be comfortable as confidence and individuality are the best accessory. Have a bit of fun with your outfits and use belts and statement shoes as a way to tie in your head wear so you look complete and styled. [/twocol_one_last] sab1 sab3 sab5

*SKIRT, TOP AND BELT Saba | *SHOES Mollini – All from Collins234

To enter the Collins234 competition head over to the Website  for all of the terms and details and don’t forget to include your hashtags #stylecollins234

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