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OOTD- Kalgoorlie Cup.

Saturday just gone hosted the Kalgoorlie cup- the biggest and last event of our yearly race round.

Although Hannan’s Handicap hosts the fashions on the field, I feel Kalgoorlie cup is the event where people pull out the edgier outfit. Well, I know that is what I did.

Again, I dropped the ball and didn’t take as many photos as I wished I had. Therefor, I have scrounged together a few snaps from other people (sorry Bec!) to compile this post.

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My dress is ASOS Salon, the headpiece I made myself with some silk abaca and some Lady Amherst feathers. I also added some beading using the extra beads/sequins that came with my dress (the lower half was headed around the flowers). My shoes were Mollini and although, not pictured my bag was Amorni. The champagne pictured is Chandon (FYI) and the lovely lady pictured is my Best Friend Kendal (her outfit was exclusively from Bardot).

I didn’t win any money at all on my bets, to the point where I cut my losses and stopped betting altogether!

After the races we capped off the evening with a few drinks at one of the local pubs. Which was so packed we could barely move. I then went back to a friends and watched Cruel Intentions (an obscure but excellent movie choice)

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How was your weekend?

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OOTD: Race Week- Hannan’s handicap

Every year in my town we have a week of watching horses run around a track, fashion, gambling, drinking and socializing. Commonly known here as Race round.

This week begins on a Sunday with the Boulder Cup. However I missed this l
day due to my weekend away (see previous post). The next event is a cocktail party, which I regrettably did not get any pictures of! #emilyfail. However you can read all about it here on my lovely friend Bec’s blog.

What followed the next day (apart from my ruthless hangover) was my favourite day- Hannans handicap. Commonly known as “Ladies day”, the handicap is held on a Wednesday and majority of the town takes the afternoon off to attend. It also holds the “fashions on the field” event (which I was told numerous times to enter).

Here is a little snap if my outfit-

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My dress is from ASOS, heels from Siren and clutch is from Amorni.
The hat I made myself, using some millinery supplies I ordered and some extra fabric I had left over from taking my dress up.
I was actually pretty chuffed when I was nominated for “best headwear on course”, I didn’t win but hey, all good.

I now have to whip up something for the next race day- Kalgoorlie Cup and I feel an unwanted sickness tickle in my throat. Take all the vitamins, stat.

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A fleeting weekend away.

The weekend just gone was a roller-coaster, to say the least.

After receiving news my Grandmother had a severe, underlying medical issue that needed immediate attention, requiring her to travel to our capital city (600kms away), we were all a little stressed.

My Dad and I also made the long trip. Luckily about an hour out of the city we got the news she was awake and the surgery had gone incredibly well. For a 94 year old woman, she is extremely fit and healthy, not looking a day over 65 with “the heart of a 50 year old, who has lived an easy life” according to the doctor. We then eased up a little and enjoyed the rest of the drive.

The hillside were in full blooms of yellow and purple, littered with grazing sheep and the occasional llama.

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apologies on the blurry picture! The best my iPhone could capture at 110km/h!

I chose to wear my Senso boots for the drive, which was probably not the best choice for footwear. It’s ok, whatever discomfort I had was made up by the fact I looked fabulous.

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We then stopped at the river in Northam (an hour out from the city) to take our photo, which is a family must when any of us are traveling to Perth.

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That squint.

Once we got to Perth we went straight to the hospital. For someone who had gone through a major operation, nanna was in extremely high spirits. Even the following day when we visited before leaving she was chirpy. Apart from all the tubes attached to her, you wouldn’t even know she had an operation!

I will always remember that Nanna said the reason she has lived so long is because she “never let anything get to her” and “spent a lot of time laughing”.
Something I have always tried to live by.

I have a picture of her in ICU, but she would kick my butt if I put it on the internet!

The next day after out hospital visit we set off back on our long drive, but not before I managed to weasel in a trip to spotlight to pick up some millinery supplies! (This week is Race week in our city, so there will be some posts on that later in the week.)

I did also pick up a few Yankee Candles, as I didn’t know we could buy them here in Aus!

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How was your weekend?

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Liebster Award

The Liebster award. Essentially a chainmail-esque quiz passed between bloggers to find new, awesome blogs to read. I have seen this before, but I wasn’t entirely sure what it was so I didn’t complete it last time I was tagged.

Luckily, this time I was tagged by a Blogger who happens to be my real-life soul sister Bec from MyBloggableDay.

The idea is you are given a list of questions to complete by the Blogger who tagged you. Once completing the questions you then nominate or ‘tag’ a couple of people who you want to complete the award next. You then provide them with a new list of questions, and then it is repeated by the next person.

So now I actually know what the deal is- lets do this thaang.

These are my answers to Bec’s questions-

1. What’s your most embarrassing memory to date?

Oh god. I seriously don’t think I can pinpoint it to one to be honest. I am notorious for embarrassing myself. I guess i’ll go with the most recent one I can remember. I was house-sitting a house for a month for some of my good friends and moved into the house a day before they left so I could be shown the ropes. Being the first one home from work and having to go out that night I showered before anyone got home. On my walk to my room from the bathroom in a ridiculously well timed event, my friend Dave came home, accompanied by his boss and opened the door just in time to catch me in a towel. I guess it could have been worse- at least I didn’t do a nudie run!

2. If you could be invisible or fly, which would you choose?

Invisible. hands down. I could sneak into places like McDonalds and eat all the cheeseburgers I wanted or into the Freo change rooms for a bit of a lurk. It would satisfy the underlying creeper in me.

3. Would you rather knowingly eat ox tongue or unknowingly eat lambs brain?

Ew Bec, what the hell question is this?! I’d have to go unknowingly Lambs brain. What you don’t know won’t hurt you?

4. If you could live to 1000 years old, would you? Why/why not?

If I could stay young, so like an set age type deal. Probably. I know I would end up hating it though, but curiosity would get the better of me.

5. What’s your favourite annual holiday and why?

I don’t really have a set ‘annual holiday”. I tend to go to Perth a couple of times a year to catch up with Family or to Esperance for a relaxing weekend but nothing is ever set in stone with me!

6. Would you rather walk around with your skirt tucked into your knickers for half a day or walk around with toilet paper stuck to your shoe for an entire day?

Toilet paper. If anyone said anything I would just angrily shout ‘AINT NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING PREPARED’ or something along those lines.

7. Name one item you always have in your fridge?

Milk. Got to have my cawfee.

8. You can only save Beyonce or Taylor Swift, who and why?

Bey. Because she is the Queen.

9. Where is your most favourite destination in the world?

I really loved NYC. I can’t wait to go back.

10. On a scale of 1-10 how annoying have these questions been?

Oh, maybe a 5?

No- 6, you got an extra point for the gross food question. HAA

 

I Nominate-

Katelynn from Sentimental Stuff.

Grace from HelpMeBeauty

Sarah from Sarah.Loves.Makeup

Jessica McKenna

Your Questions- ( being a beauty based blog nominating other Beauty Blogs, there is going to be some serious beauty questions!)

1. You can only use 3 makeup products on your face- what would they be?

2. What is your favourite Disney Movie?

3. Signature Scent?

4. Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling?

5. If you could choose one beauty guru to do your makeup for a special occasion, who would you choose?

6. How do you like your coffee?

7. If you could move to any city, what would it be?

8. Makeup Mistake you hate seeing people do?

9. What was High School like for you?

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

 

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