Stakes Day

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While lacking energy, outfits, headpieces and the ability to walk, we managed to push through to wrap up the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival with Emirates Stakes Day.

There was no chance of obtaining a brand new outfit or walking in heels, so flats, some old pieces & trusty poms were enlisted for Stakes Day celebrations. All I had to manage was not to lose my pompoms to the wind (and believe me it tried its best) and not to dip my sleeves into the toilet or anyone’s drink.

We spent the day in the Emirates marquee which was a tribute to Australia, merging a child’s birthday party (think sausage rolls and party pies) with a more adult occasion (a seafood buffet of boasting oysters and lobster). I think everyone was a lot more excited about the sausage rolls and party pies. This marquee was also the only one to have its own bathrooms – dare I say that this was potentially the highlight of the day? The drinks were on point, with passionfruit cocktails that were neither too sweet nor too large. There’s nothing worse than a drink that tastes like it made of the sugar extracted from 50 cans worth of coke, mixed into some bizarrely flavoured liqueur, with 30 bottles of lemonade on top. Although large drink size would of course be less of an issue due to said bathroom situation.

We finished off the day with the quintissential Melbourne dish – The Kettle Black hotcakes – in the Sensis marquee. This may shock you, but #thegirlwholivedforbrunch had never actually tried these before… At least I can call myself a Melbournian now.

Anyway, that’s a wrap!

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ROMWE top / Zimmermann skirt / Shoeddiction shoes / Galeries Lafayette clutch / The Pom Pommery headpiece + earrings

Photos by myself, Bianca (@biancamelb), Klara (@klarabellle) & Jonathan Di Maggio (@jonathandimaggio)

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