Kate Middleton inspired my polo fashion choices!
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Ben and I went to the polo at Ascot on Sunday which was really good fun. We don’t get the chance to go out as a couple very often so it was lovely to have a trip out with just the two of us.
We had a brush with royalty too! Prince Harry was playing and scored a hat rick â€“ very impressive! We had a fantastic view of the pitch so we got to catch all the action. I’d not really watched polo properly before â€“ it’s a very fast paced game, loads going on and you’ve got to concentrate to keep up. There are four chukkas and little breaks in between to swap ponies but that’s about it. When your team scores a goal, your goal is then at the opposite end so there’s lots of galloping going on and quick changes â€“ great fun to watch, I’ll definitely be going again.
There was a fantastic cocktail bar there too. I enjoyed a couple of lychee mojitos â€“ they’re the perfect summer tipple!
I checked out the dress code for polo beforehand â€“ and looked to Kate Middleton to check out polo fashion protocol! I wasn’t sure whether or not to wear a hat but as Kate doesn’t wear one when she goes to watch the polo, I knew it wasn’t the done thing.
My dress was a lovely floaty number that was perfect for the occasion because it was really comfortable and not too short â€“ a really good daytime dress. I’d had it in my wardrobe for a while but hadn’t had the opportunity to wear it. It was by a label called Milly by Michelle Smith. Rochelle, Vanessa, Mollie, Frankie and I sat in the front row of the spring/summer 2013 show in New York last year and loved the designs. We were very kindly sent a couple of dresses each and it turns out I wore them both this weekend!
My polo dress was quite simple with just some monochrome stripe detailing so I had the perfect opportunity to use the bright orange bag that Ben had won for me the night before in a charity auction. We were at the gala dinner for the charity of which Ben is a patron, Niamh’s Next Step, on Saturday night and he bid for it for me. It’s a Michael Kors bag and I love it!
At the charity dinner on Saturday night I wore my other Milly dress which was more suited to an evening event. It was a peplum dress made from really soft silky cotton. The vibrant colours were great for a balmy summer’s night and the bright lemon yellow and violet print really set off my tan.
I wore Jimmy Choos on Saturday night and some Ted Baker heels on Sunday â€“ I can’t handle towering heels but these worked for me just fine â€“ and I accessorised with some glittering Swarovski jewels on both occasions.
I’d love to know what you thought of my outfits â€“ I always read your comments and tweets and it’s always great to hear from fans.
Love from Una xxxx