Royal Ascot 2015

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One of the most spectacular events of 2015 for me was the Royal Ascot. Having never been to any kind of a race before, it was a bit of a wild card.  However, the chance to dress up for one of the biggest events of the British social calendar was too exciting to miss.

And it is not just me who loves to dress up. The dude to the right is looking pretty dapper. 

The preparations begun well before the actual event. First of all, I had to decide what dress to wear. There is a dress code for Royal Ascot, it is not exactly strict but gives you a couple limitations mainly pertaining to what is appropriate and decent.

So I decided to go with one of my favourite summer dresses – D&G Fig dress. It is perfect for this kind of weather, has a refreshing pink color and fits all the dress code requirements.

Having lived in the UK for many years, I know only too well that the weather is highly unpredictable. So June weather could mean anything. That is why I decided to get a jacket. A long one, just in case. This jacket is my own design, inspired by the latest Chanel collections and made from Linton fabric, which makes special order fabrics for Chanel.

Next thing I had to do was get a hat (or a fascinator), I am still to his point confused as to what exactly is the difference between the two. In a few words, the bigger the piece – the more likely it is a hat, the smaller – a fascinator.

I really didn’t want a huge one, since that would probably mean too much shade on the face, and I wanted something special, something unique. So I ended up going for this double bow piece that matched the outfit and gave me a lot of extra hight.

Step 3 – shoes. I have to say I did not hesitate here at all. My Gucci sandals were an obvious choice here as they are classy enough for the place and give my look an extra edge with the high fat heel and platform.

Step 4 – the bag. Again, my go-to bag worked super well here. Just like the sandals, this bag matches to absolutely everything thanks to its wonderful blush color and pale hardware. The studs make the look more youthful and help spice up the outfit without overpowering it.

Accessories were essential for this look as much as for any other. Sunglasses – absolute must in this weather. We were incredibly lucky that it did not rain that day, otherwise I would have to write about my umbrella and I have to say I am not a huge umbrella fan. My sunnies have a lovely flower detail on the side that continued the fruity floral theme set by the dress.

As I decided to place a few bets on the horses having my coveted Ma-Ga watch was a must – you don’t want to be getting drinks and miss the race. Most of them are under 5 mins!

Not forgetting about the appearance of the Queen. You gotta mind that time!

Lastly, I have added a pearl bracelet so that in case the jacket will have to come off, my arm won’t feel too naked.

And finally, the most essential accessory for this event – the camera! My loyal friend that never lets me down and keep all the memories of wonderful events such as Royal Ascot alive.

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Cream of the Crop

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Who doesn’t love a  chic crop top? It is comfy, sexy and youthful, all at the same time. What is not to love?

And contrary to popular belief, this piece can absolutely look classy! Remove images of crop tops with fringes or tacky crop tops worn with uber short shorts from your mind, this season’s crop tops are more on the elegant side. Rather than paired with denim cutoffs, crop tops are cropping up in increasingly sophisticated and fashion forward sartorial pairings. Try crop tops with high waisted tuxedo pants or with full or tea-length skirts.

I opted to style my black crop top with a more modern romantic feel. Partially inspired by Audrey Hepburn, this ensemble stays true to my brand of chic while simultaneously adding edgy and trendy details that make it more current.

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The volume of my vintage inspired brocade print full skirt is the perfect balancing element to the sleekness and sexiness of my crop top. The full skirt also adds a more feminine vibe to this look. Modern meets girly and romantic happens when this crop top and skirt come together.

The vintage-inspired sunnies, black tights, and of course, the oversized pearl necklace are the details that give this look a more Audrey Hepburn effect.

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Don’t you just love how the ultra modern zippered booties play off of the femininity of the skirt and pearls? Such a great idea. Having contrasting items in your outfit is a brilliant way to show off your fashion knowledge and styling prowess.

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I cannot stress how much details make your look more personal and more you. The embellishment on these sunglasses up the glam factor of my look even more. I’m in love with this pair!

Consider beauty trends as well when putting your look together. Check out my wine-tinted lips, that are on trend with the color of the year, Marsala!

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How are you going to style your crop top this season? I’d love to hear your styling ideas! Kisses!

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