Derby Day of black & white

Hello – the 2015 Australian Spring Racing Carnival has kicked off and runs until 7th November.

Each week I’ll be posting ‘from this to this’ with a focus on getting you form.

Many people leave their outfits to the last-minute so don’t despair if you’ve been too busy juggling the usual, these posts should provide plenty of ideas for how to bring what you’ve got together brilliantly.

But hey, if races aren’t your thing, these are great for any party occasion.

Derby Day is of course all about black and white.

For those wishing for some style help for the races, please contact me on We still have some time. Last year I was on shopping trips with women the day before each race! So don’t worry, magic can be pulled. However I have limited days available now with October being frantic for me, so please do not delay in contacting me.


From this …

alexander wang

To this …

Derby 1Wearing trousers: This chic asymmetric top worn with straight leg white pants is an ultra stylish ensemble for Derby Day. The Panama hat is perfect with this outfit. Rather than going all black, why not throw in a touch of colour with green earrings and a floral bag.

Strapless Asymmetric Alexander Wang top on Farfetch

White Stella McCartney trousers on Farfetch

Straw floral clutch from Serpui on Farfetch

Black and white Kate Spade pumps on Neiman Marcus

Panama hat from David Jones

Emerald earrings from Peter Lang

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From this …

thurley skirtTo this …

Derby SkirtThe pencil skirt: A sleek pencil skirt is always a sexy look at the races. This lace print skirt is a little different and especially if worn with an standout jacket such as one like this with flared cuffs. Mix some prints with the snake-skin shoes and stripe bag. Again throw in a touch of colour with the earrings.

Lace print pencil skirt from Thurley

Silk Roksanda wide cuff jacket on Farfetch

Stripe clutch from Nine West

Snake print shoes from ZU

Feather fascinator from Myer

Tanzanite Earrings from Peter Lang

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From this …

noa raviv on farfetch To this …

derby dressDresses: Be a little daring in this feminine Noa Raviv dress. You will certainly attract attention in this gorgeous one sleeve dress. Go that step further with daring and add some fabulous shoes such as these butterfly sandals and multi coloured earrings.

Checkered one sleeve Noa Raviv dress on Farfetch

Graffiti print clutch Moschino on Farfetch

Butterfly shoes Sophia Webster on Matches

Multi coloured earrings from Tom Binns

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From this …

Rosetta getty on farfetchTo this …

derby dress 2Striking! I love the elegance and simple lines of this dress. Worn with a statement feather cape you would be a winner on the day. Super sexy.

Strapless dress by Rosetta Getty on Farfetch

Feather cape by SoniaM Designs

Floral clutch from Ted Baker

Pink and black pumps Jimmy Choo on Neiman Marcus

Crystal earrings from Tom Binns

I hope these few outfits have given you some inspiration for Derby day or any cocktail event for that matter. Love to hear from you with your feedback and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. Some of these items may not meet your budget. These are ideas for you and should you wish to find something similar email me and I can let you know where you can search.

Next week I will post some more race wear.

See you soon

Gessica X














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