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­Melbourne Girl’s picks for Spring Racing

Guest Post by Emily Collie | Editor


Hello Spring Racing Season!

Yes, it’s officially here and I’m officially excited!

In 2012, you can pretty much pull off any frock you want in terms of trackside style trends, but I’m here to share with you all my top three Spring Racing looks for S12 with a few handy hints for that finishing touch! Remember, my key tip for the race days of Melbourne Cup Carnival, is ensuring you tie in your accessories to your frock – they don’t necessarily need to perfectly match; they need to work!


Look 1. LWD > the little white dress


Alice McCall Anais Dress White, 329.95 available here

Senso Gisella Heel Tan/Red, 319.00 available here

MAWI Rose Gold Pyramid Necklace, 369.95 available here

BCBG Max Azria Thea Box Clutch White, 179.95 available here

SophisticHat Hibiscus Fascinator Pink, 229.95 available here

Little ‘white’ dress? Yes, you heard correct! The LWD is little sister to the LBD (Little Black Dress) and is ultra trendy this season! Utterly chic and versatile, a LWD can be teamed with almost any colour from mono to brights…  With this gorgeous Alice McCall LWD, I have worked in tan and red/pinks as the highlight accessories.



Look 2. Statement Colour


Ginger & Smart Bluebird Shift Dress, 399.00 available here

Sophistichat Alice Fascinator Blue, 199.95 available here

Mawi's Hematite plated crystal claw earrings, 299.00 available here

Croc embossed leather mini clutch, 129.95 available here

Rita Hayworth Wedge by Nude Footwear, 159.95 available here

Colours are everywhere for SS12 and trackside is no different. This elegant Ginger & Smart Bluebird shift dress is accentuated with black and blue accessories, to allow the amazing print to shine as the feature element of the look. 


Look 3. Floral


Alice McCall Odette Dress Peach Floral, 349.95 available here

Sophistichat Fiesta Black and Gold headband, 229.95 available here

Swarovski Beaded Bracelet Tigers Eye, 99.95 available here

BCBG MAXAZRIA Piper Clutch, 119.95 available here

Rita Hayworth Wedge by Nude Footwear, 159.95 available here

There’s nothing fresher than florals for the Spring Racing Carnival. And the Odette dress by Alice McCall let’s us tie in black accessories (which we love, because who doesn’t have 100 pairs of black heels already!) Throw in a splash of metallics to complete the look.



Melbourne Cup Carnival | Key dates for your diaries >

AAMI Victoria Derby Day – Saturday, 3 November

Emirates Melbourne Cup – Tuesday, 6 November

Crown Oaks Day -Thursday, 8 November

Emirates Stakes Day – Saturday, 10 November


Emily Collie
Editor of Melbourne Girl Fashion Blog <>




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