When I was asked to be a judge at the Matalan Style Awards this year at Aintree Ladies Day, I was slightly flummoxed. I shouldn't have been because I have been to the races quite a few times and have always felt quite confident about what to wear. But being a style judge completely threw me!
I didn't want to look as though I was competing with the style awards entrants, and at the same time, if I really went for it, and got it wrong, I would never recover from the shame! So I decided to go with understated style.
At times I thought it was a bit too understated but I'll let you make up your mind. The dress is from Zara (£45) and is made from a lovely soft pink broderie anglaise fabric. It was really easy to wear and travelled well which was fab as it was rolled up in my bag for a whole day.
But when I got dressed I was really worried that it just wasn't dressy enough. In all fairness it wasn't, but it was too late because I was in Liverpool!
I loved the shoes. They were a super bargain from Topshop, just £35. Funnily enough, our winner of the style challenge was wearing the same ones!
I also definitely did not put enough fake tan on and was the whitest person for as far as the eye could see!! Apart from the shoes, the only thing I was really happy with was my hair, which I curled with my BaByliss Soft Waves.
My only bit of glitz was my gold clutch which I didn't manage to get a pic of, but you can see it here.
So what do you think? Should I have gone for it and got my glitz and tan on a bit more?