July 04, 2016

Queens Plate 2016 - Rethink the races !

Hello, i hope you all had a lovely weekend! Yesterday i attended the 157th Annual Queens Plate, which is canadas oldest thoroughbred horse race.  Canada recently turned 149 years old (this past friday, happy birthday canada woo! ) meaning that this event has been going on for longer than canada has even been its own independent country. (crazy huh!?)  I love anything that has to do with tradition and history, i constantly wish i was born in a different time era, even 100 years earlier. And i know a lot of people say that but i've gotten to the point of crying about it because i feel so out of place. (i'm normal i swear!) i'm very old fashioned and a huge romantic. The Queens plate also has the long standing tradition of it elegant attire so of course it was right up my alley! i decided to keep my outfit simple and elegant, without many prints or bright colours. i took a page out of Kate Middletons style book and kept it a bit more minimal. i was inspired by her numerous looks that include fascinators or hats and i noticed a pattern.... 90% of the time her fascinator is the same colour as her outfit as opposed to an accent colour. And since my favourite colour to wear is red....here we are! The dress i am wearing is from jcrew and it hits around the knees, since the event is outside i didn't want to worry about the wind and having to hold down my skirt, i also opted for a sleeveless dress because it was going to be very warm outside. I paired it with a red fascinator and a few accessories, such as a big pearl necklace and a gold crest like brooch, you guys know how much i love my brooches! Unfortunately at the queens plate cameras with removable lenses are not permitted so i shot the whole day exclusively on my IPhone 6s. This allowed me to just carry around my small gold clutch which acted as my pop of colour.

I was also invited to attend the rethink the races VIP marquee tent which was so much fun ! They had stations set up for manicures, a bunch of yummy treats like cookies, candy, sandwiches, The very talented Stephanie McKay was there doing fashion illustrations of everyone that attended (the drawings were amazing!!) It's always so interesting to see what everyone is going to wear and i must admit, i saw such a range of beautiful fascinators and hats as well as incredible dresses. Everyone looked amazing as well as the men, there were some very elegant suits, overall it was a fashion success!  But the queens plate is not just about the fashion there was also music, food and of course the horse races ! Watching horse races is not something i normally do, although i wish i knew more about it because i really enjoyed it! I cant wait to attend next year :) 

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35 comments on "Queens Plate 2016 - Rethink the races !"
  1. such a perfect dress for the races and i love the headpiece x

  2. You look amazing, that colour is perfect for you! x


  3. I love the fascinator headpiece!

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

  4. I absolutely love your outfit! That red dress is gorgeous!

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  5. such a cute look, and perfect for the occasion!


  6. Beautiful pictures and beautiful dress, I love it! Love, A


  7. Lady in red! You look gorgeous!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  8. You look so beautiful and those cookies look delicious!
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  9. It's a gorgeous and classy look. And red looks great on you!


  10. You always look so elegant, no matter the occasion. Red is definitely your color girl! Looks like you had fun :)


  11. Oh my gosh how fun! Your outfit is perfect!!


  12. You look radiant in the red dress! Absolutely amazing photos too, what an event to attend! =o)


  13. Oh, I love your dress! It's so beautiful :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  14. What a cute post! Lovely red dress darling. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len

  15. Beautiful dress! You look so pretty! :)


  16. I absolutely LOVE your outfit - every bit: the pearls, red dress, matching fascinator, and your lovely bag and shoes. I too am a romantic.
    Janea | theSTYLetti.com

  17. Looks like a fabulous event! Love your dress!
    x Emily

  18. ADORABLE look for a day at the races!!!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  19. You look proper & posh!

  20. The lady in red is looking very classic and proper. It sounds like an interesting event.

  21. Great look, love the head piece!


  22. I've never been to the races, can you believe it! I've always wanted to go too!


  23. You look adorable in red! Love the clutch and bag. What a great event!

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