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Did you know that Melbourne Cup Day and the Hairdressers Picnic Day fall on the same day each year? Yes, that's right. The first Tuesday in November is possibly the one day a year when you might want your hair styled by a professional, and your hairdresser is having the day off. Most likely they'll be standing right next to you in the marquee. A fascinator is a must on race day, and styling your hair can be a little tricky when left to your own devices. Never fear, I have three easy ways for you to style your own hair, that will literally take you a matter of minutes!
Style 1: Straight and sleek
The simplest way to style your hair, is to wear it out. This one may sound obvious, but for a girl who wears her hair in a messy mum bun every day...this one is a challenge. Start by straightening your long locks for a sleek style, adding a little smoothing serum to keep your hair looking glossy and in great condition.
Style 2: Rock the side pony
Once again, start by straightening your hair. Add a little side part, then sweep the bulk of your hair to the same side your fascinator sits one. Tie your hair in a pony tail using a clear hairband so that it doesn't distract from your gorgeous headpiece.
Style 3. The donut bun
A donut bun always looks fantastic, and you'd be surprised at how easy they are to use! Instead of adding your bun to the top or back of your head; think low and to the side. The beauty of a donut bun is that all of the pins fix into the wading, not into your scalp...no more upstyle hair headaches! This look is a progression from styles 1 and 2 above...
About my outfit...
This year for race day, I have chosen a gorgeous black lace fit and flare dress with purple lining from Target's Moda collection. This dress is so comfortable, and the drape of the fabric is very forgiving for a plus sized woman. I considered how long I'll be on my feet on race day, and selected a pair of black patent Maley wedge court shoes for a little height, and extra comfort. There'll be no sinking into the turf for me!
You don't always have to match black with black. Target's teal and nude clutch with black zipper and tassle detail, was the jumping off point for my accessories. This clutch has a long strap tucked inside, so it can be worn across the body if needed...perfect for the end of the day when you're getting a little tired. Target has a huge range of fascinators to choose from in store, and this teal floral shaped fascinator with feather detail coordinated beautifully with the clutch purse. My overall look is pretty, feminine, easy to wear...and affordable, all thanks to Target.
Do you dress up for Race Day? How do you prefer to wear your hair with a fascinator?
For more ideas on what to wear for the Spring racing season, check out these five looks from Target!
- Photos taken by my sister at the Amora Hotel, Sydney...thanks Beth!
- Necklace from my own collection.