Sunday was absolutely fabulous! Everyone had such a good time at the horse races. So, finally… here are the photos! This is a heavy photo post so please bear with me.

Fancy hat from Edie's Hats

Here I am at the races with my fancy hat from Edie’s Hats!

Fake Pearls

I got some cheap fake pearls from the mall, but I thought they looked pretty vintage! I also had a dress from Le Chateau, shoes from BCBG, and scarf from Club Monaco.

Nars Red Lips

For bright red lips, I got some Nars lip liner and lip gloss. I’ve never worn makeup that red before, and it took some getting used to!

Etro, Paul Smith, Robert Hall

Allan looked great. His outfit was an Etro dress shirt (Looooove Etro!), shoes by Paul Smith, and hat by Robert Hall. Check out my previous post on both our hats.

Allan and I

Allan and I… mostly I love this photo because you can see the netting pattern so clearly!

Hasting Race Course

The Hasting Race Course was a LOT of fun. Gorgeous scenery and backdrop for the races… we had a sunny day with a slight breeze and great box seats. Couldn’t have asked for a better day at the races!

Our box at the horse races!

Here we are all sitting in our box seats!

A race to the finish

The races were exciting. We saw about 8 races that day and each one was a race to the finish. Some of us ended up and some of us ended down… I won $15 on one race! But I ended up down $5 overall. One of our friends ended up with winnings of $65!

Alissa's Pretty Bag

Alissa’s purse… soooo pretty!

Bonnie, Alissa, and Ranelle

Bonnie, Alissa, and Ranelle…

Chad, J, Tom

Chad, J, and Tom…

Max, Sarita, Mike

Max, Sarita and Mike…

Lots of pitchers

Let’s just say there were lots of pitchers ordered.

Kim looking pretty

I also got a chance to take some portraits of everyone. To see all the photos, check out my Flickr as I didn’t have enough room for them all here. Here’s Kim looking very pretty…

Allan and his hat

Allan looking dapper…

Sarita looking pretty

Sarita is glowing…

J looking suave

J looks cool…

Me at the horse races

Here I am trying to look demure but ultimately looking confused, haha.

Mascot Race! YES!

The MASCOT race! Haha… so much fun. We bet amongst ourselves, and the most unlikely mascot won. It was pretty hilarious though. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

Ladies with the Mariachi Band

The ladies with the Mariachi band! I love this photo of the girls!

Ladies Silhouette

I stole this photo from Amy’s Facebook album… I really like the silhouettes and the perspective on this shot.

Men at the Horse Races

Group of the guys…

The Group at the Horse Races

The entire group that went that day (less one girl who had to leave early). What a great group of friends to see the races with! :)

Hat from Edie's Hats

Would I go to the races again? DEFINITELY. I highly recommend it as a fun summer activity to do with friends. And besides, who can resist the urge to dress up? :)

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14 Responses to “A DAY AT THE RACES”

  1. Tawcan Says:

    Looks like a fun day, definitely made it that much more special when everyone dressed up.

    You forgot the most important question… did you win any money? :D

  2. Mike Says:

    Wow, those portrait shots are great! You pulled off the ‘gone-to-the-races’ look awesomely as well, too. ;)

    It’s been a while since I’ve gone to the races – I’d say it’s even a reason to bust out the blazer & dress pants and really look the part of the gentleman of olden days. (Fedora? Top hat? Hmmmm) :D

  3. Vancity Allie Says:

    Tawcan, actually I ended up winning $15 on one race, but ultimately I ended up $5 down overall. I actually wrote that in the post above but it is kind of hidden :)

    Mike, I think you should bust it all out! A top hat would be even more fabulous!

  4. Sean Says:

    Hahah, Leo the Lion! I hope he won! :P

    Wonderful photos, Allie, it looks like quite the group you had out and everyone looks very smart! Love the hats! What an excellent time!

  5. Liv Says:

    Your hat turned out fabulous – it definitely made the outfit and made you stand out amongst a sea of dapper looking men and women.

    Love the red lipstick on you – that’s a hard colour to pull off and you did it beautifully.

    Great choice on the faux pearl necklaces! So glad everything worked out for you.

  6. Tales From A Bar Stool Says:

    Looks like you had a fantastic day. Your hat is to die for!

  7. Davin Says:

    Awesome, I love that you all got so dressed up for this. Looks like tons of funs!

  8. The Anthology Says:

    That hat is even more gorgeous and dramatic on you. Looks like such a fun, fun day!

    And in case you haven’t seen it, I passed on an award to you :) http://www.the-anthology.com/2009/08/blogger-awards/

    * Kelsey

  9. La Grenadine Says:

    haha ! I love the mascot race ! xD

  10. HexHammer Says:

    5th pic, some eerily japaneese feudal time about it. O.O

  11. mango Says:

    I love your hat, and your shopping experience there! I’m not much of a hat person but your pictures have piqued my interest :) Great photos, as usual.

  12. Andrea Says:

    How fun! I went to the horse races in Del Mar once, I think I lost a whopping 5 bucks :( Your pics are great, as always

  13. Emma Says:

    Very English sweetie darlin ;)

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