Melbourne Cup Day

[ All frocked up and ready to go ]
Does life ever feel like it is whizzing past and no matter how hard you try you can’t seem to make it slow down? That’s how I have been feeling lately. I have had a hard time relaxing as if I’m on the couch I feel guilty about not being in the study working on growing my business, and if I’m out having a great time I worry about being hung-over or tired the next day and wasting time that could be spent doing anything work or business related. I admittedly feel like I haven’t been living in the moment.
Not yesterday though. The race that stops a nation – aka the Melbourne Cup – also seemed to stop my world for one day so I could let my hair down, have some carefree fun and live completely in the moment. I threw caution to the wind and had one of the most fun days imaginable. I bet (& won!), screamed horses on, drank tonnes of champagne, laughed for hours and didn’t give a second thought to hangovers, my business or any of life’s little stresses.
I think everybody needs days like those so I encourage you, if you’ve felt like one of life’s spectators recently not an active participant, put a pretty frock on, grab some girlfriends and go and throw some of your own caution to the wind – because even if it’s just for one day, you deserve a little fun.
Here is some of the fun & fashion from the day.

p.s I ended up putting a bet on the race by picking my favourite number (3) and won – I said it was a great day didn’t I!

[ The view from our spots in the grand stand to watch some of the smaller races at Ascot SO fun screaming horses on ]
[ Some friends who we bumped in to on the day ]
[ In the stands waiting for our next race to start ]
[ Ashley & I showing off our frocks and champagne ]
[ Nearing the end of the day ]

[ I had to end up buying some flat shoes from a little stall as my 7″ heels were a little too much after 8 hours ]

29 Comments

  1. Carol Reply

    great dress and great photos!I follow u!come to see my blog you can also win the GUCCI giveaway.
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  2. Michelle Reply

    You look gorgeous! It looks and sounds like you had an amazing day 🙂

    x Mich

    withlovemich.blogspot.com

  3. Mademoiselle Poirot Reply

    That looks like so much fun! Congrats on winning, what a great day 🙂 Love from London xo

  4. Eve.H Reply

    You´re absolutely right. Sometimes we have to enjoy ourselves no matter what. And you look perfect by the way I love the hat. So elegant 🙂 And thank you, I´m feeling much better now 😉
    xoxo Eve.h

  5. Beauty Balm Reply

    you look fantastic! Looks like a great day too! x

  6. hope in high heels Reply

    oh… fun times! I’m so glad you got to slow down for a day. Too often we forget to live in the moment. thank god for my husband – he’s very good at grounding me (as I’m sure Mr M. does for you!).

    Loving the dress!

  7. Rocker Chic Reply

    Anna,

    I am glad you let your hair down we all need days like this to live carefree and I’ll take you up on that. This Friday I plan on letting my hair down with some friends.

    You look amazing in your dress I mean you are just totally gorgeous.

    I’m glad you won the bet pretty girl.

  8. Emmanuella Reply

    Woaa such an amazing dress, you were hot and pretty! I love your new hairstyle, fits you perfectly! Congrats on winning, I’m happy for you 🙂

  9. The Fancy Drifter Reply

    Anna you looked stunning!!! Sounds like you had a fantastic day too!

    How much fun is Melbourne cup?! I had no idea what it was a week ago and now I’m very sad I wasnt more prepared with a fancy hat 😉

    -Danielle

  10. Annabel Reply

    wow you look so absolutely chic!

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  11. Coté Writes Reply

    First off, let me just say I love the fact that you get to experience American Halloween vicariously through me while I get to experience the Melbourne Cup through you. What a sweet trade off, and I might add that you look absolutely stunning and I’m really digging all the girls’ hats. 🙂 I can completely relate about feeling as though I’m having trouble living in the moment (and I was feeling this way about life quite strongly the past few weeks, as a matter of fact). Celebrating the anniversary of our first date with my husband this past weekend really helped, though, and I’ve decided I need to be better about planning dates and little outings for us more often…You definitely deserve to let yourself shut off your mind to work every once in a while, so I’m so happy to hear “going to the races” helped you really live in the moment and throw cares aside. 🙂 Sending many happy, relaxing wishes your way, Anna! -Jennifer

  12. Jess Reply

    Looks like so much fun! Love the hat!

  13. Julia Reply

    lovely dress honey!!!!! I feel as you said in the first paragraph that’s why next week I;m going on a small trip just to do something is spite that there is no job in Greece.
    many kisses!
    julia-mylifeandthoughts.blogspot.com

  14. Jayme and Mendi Reply

    What a fun day! You look amazing!! I’m fascinated by your hat…if only I could pull that off here in Richmond, Virginia. 😉 Glad you enjoyed your day, your friends & some champagne!!

    Love your blog! We’re now following. Stop by our blog sometime & drop us a comment if you do!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
    http://www.herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com/

  15. Jennifer Fabulous Reply

    Omg you look GORGEOUS!! That stunning little black dress fits you like a glove. 🙂

  16. Julia Scribner Reply

    I love the dress… and the hats! How fun?!

    xo everything-pretty.com

  17. Pearl Reply

    Ah you look amazing! My fiance is from Sydney and he always talks about this day, the fun, the drinks, the hats! I want to go next year. It looks like you had a great time and you look great!

    Kisses from Paris by way of CA!
    Pearl
    http://laperleaparis.blogspot.com/

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