What I Wore for Melbourne Cup 2017 

This week, I thought I’d ditch my weekly wrap up of outfits (although you can see them here) in favour of showing off my outfit for Melbourne Cup (yeah, I know, I’m a bit slow sharing it!).

I’ve always loved the excitement that surrounds Melbourne Cup and the opportunity to take a day off work, dress up and head out to lunch somewhere nice, plus I’ll use almost any excuse to wear a hat!

Instead of merely celebrating this year’s Cup, I was asked to MC the event at Brisbane’s Riverbar + Kitchen which meant that I not only needed to look good, but I would also have to stand on stage and speak to hundreds of people.

Public speaking is not one of my better skills and standing on a stage is a little different to making endless Instagram Stories videos, but I said yes and then rallied the troops to come along and be my cheer squad.

In true me style, I had planned three full outfits, right down to shoes and fascinators, for the big day and until it was time to leave the house, I still wasn’t completely sold on which to wear.

In the end, I opted for a flirty little neon number with a floral headband and judging by the compliments I received, it was the big winner on the day—beaten only by a surprise performance by Daryl Braithwaite who dropped by to sing ‘The Horses’ and ‘One Summer’.

Hair and Makeup:Twidale
Dress: By Johnny Neon Weave V Flare Mini Dress
Fascinator and clutch: Olga Berg
Shoes: Nine West
Jewellery: Lovisa

Thanks to Mum, Cass, Mel, Mark, Nell, Jane and baby Harvey for coming along to cheer me on and to Jo and Courts at Twidale in Fortitude Valley for making me look far more glamorous than I thought possible!

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