Royal Ascot| Chi Chi & Johnny Loves Rosie

A firm feature on the British calendar has to be Royal Ascot.  The grandeur.  The elegance.  The gambling.  The hats.

It has to be the horse racing event to attend if you have to choose just one.

With a choice of where you want to sit depending on price, my friends and I decided to opt for cheap and cheerful by sticking with the lowest tiered enclosure.  The Windsor enclosure.  It also has the least clothing restrictions which makes for a great day out people watching!

With busy lifestyles and dwindling finances we also figured we’d go big or go home next year instead.

The day started by perfecting my make up using my favourite beauty bits at the moment.

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The coverage of Lancome’s Miracle Air De Teint makes it my new favourite foundation.

It’s lovely and light, but buildable and just blurs out all imperfections without that horrible thick, cakey look that many foundations can give.  For me this is the most important step, and along with a slick of their shine lover lipstick in shade 218, I felt suitably neutral but groomed.

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Just the look I was going for.

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I decided to pin-up my hair to make sure the blush and ivory flower fascinator by Johnny Loves Rosie stood out with full impact.

And paired with my Chi Chi London Premium lace dress with cutwork detail and cap sleeve in a lovely blush colour, I felt Royal Ascot ready.

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The beauty of Royal Ascot is the ability to bring your own food hamper.

With a bottle of fizz allowed for each person, it meant we could bring three bottles of prosecco along with our soft drinks of choice.

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For a nice adult flair we decided to bring along some delicious Appletiser.  They were sponsoring Royal Ascot so it was only fitting.

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And to keep us grounded we also brought along a wibbly wobbly glittery mixed berry flavoured blue jelly by Hartley’s! 😉

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With delicious crisps by Kettle Bites, some summer ready strawberries and a whole lot of chocolate, cheese, meats and bread we feasted throughout the day while betting on horses that occasionally won, but mainly lost…!

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Although there was a little rain, it barely came down making it a lucky day out for us overall.

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We partied to the live bands once the event came to an end before taking off our shoes and flagging down a taxi.

A successful event if I do say so myself.  Now to book tickets for next year… 😉

thelondonmum

54 Comments

  1. Fabulous event I would love to go again one day! You all looked stunning and beautiful photos to accompany a wonderfully written post.

    • It is so much fun. A great excuse for a day away with the girls! x

  2. You look gorgeous, I love the dress. Would love to go to Ascot one day, have to make it a must do for next year with my girlfriends!xx

    • Yes do! It’s so much fun. The first time I went I’m not sure I even saw any horses lol x

  3. Looks like you had a lovely day! Shame the sun didn’t make an appearance for you but after a bottle of Prosecco each, I sure you didn’t notice!! x

    • Exactly hahah. To be fair though it wasn’t cold, just typically grey!

    • Thank you! I was rain prepared with the hair and make up, I figured having it up and a neutral make up would be redeemable if the rain did come down!

    • We needed the soft drinks to counteract the alcohol lol, so the appletiser was perfect!

    • It’s amazing- I’ve never thought to sway from my old favourite but I’m so glad I tried it!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous dress. I love all the styles on the chi chi website – my only problem us which one to choose as there are so many amazing ones! Glad you all had fun x
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    • Hahah thank you! Surprisingly comfy shoes and easy to walk in without any discomfort! x

    • I need to find myself another event to wear them both again now! lol. x

    • Thank you, I loved the colour of it too. One of the reasons I picked that dress!

  5. Oo dear! Confession time! Guess ‘who’ forgot to do ‘what’ before we left? Guess ‘who’ was still perched here when we got back? Guess ‘who’ was ‘L’ blasted. Guess who’s now breaking the air speed record? Guess who’s now finally en route & landing tomorrow 27th – A.M.!! Guess who’s in the ‘D’ sheepdip? Guess who’s in the ’L’ doghouse? Guess who’s ssoo sorry? AND, guess ‘who’ looked amazingly Ascot awesome? A timely & topical post LondonMum … from ‘horses-for-courses’ … to a ‘sheepish eagle!’ Hope all’s well? Onwards LondonMum. (A guilty-as-charged “O” awaits.)

    • Thank you, I loved wearing it. Now I just have to find another occasion to wear it 😉 x

    • The whole family would, we sat next to a entire family with grandkids, grandparents, mums, dads- it was a great day out for them all!

  6. You look absolutely smashing. Dress is to die for. Glad to see you guys had a great day. Might be on the cards for next year!

    • If you go let me know, no doubt I’ll be heading to it again haha x

    • It’s definitely something you should try nd get to one day- it’s a great experience!

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