And I mean shocking.
It’s freezing, we’re five weeks out from the races and it feels like everyone is already talking about what they are planning to wear. Hats and fascinators have appeared in all the shops, pop up fashion events have started to… pop up and you can hear imminent clothes tantrums about to erupt all over town.
On Saturday night I headed to a VIP Style Night for Echo Fashions on the Field. Echo is a local store who run the Fashions on the Field competition during the spring racing week here in Kalgoorlie. And the competition is fierce. Impressively fierce for a country race meet. So they held a night to show off their races gear and give people some hints if they are planning on entering.
Having moved house that day I found a bunch of dresses I had forgotten existed I threw on a neon number I bought in Bali last year and went along. For someone who doesn’t really embrace a lot of colour I certainly felt quite bright, especially when I added a pink fascinator to the mix. Turns out there is such thing as too much pink. So that means I still have four outfits to plan… back to the drawing board.
Do you go to the races? What do you wear?
(thanks to Paul for taking this photo!)