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.
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.
Just the look I was going for.
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.
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.
For a nice adult flair we decided to bring along some delicious Appletiser. They were sponsoring Royal Ascot so it was only fitting.
And to keep us grounded we also brought along a wibbly wobbly glittery mixed berry flavoured blue jelly by Hartley’s! 😉
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…!
Although there was a little rain, it barely came down making it a lucky day out for us overall.
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… 😉