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Wedding and Race Season

Being invited to a wedding is an honour. The food, the drink, the friends, the celebrations.

Then, you remember the stress that comes along with it. The gift, where to stay, the cost, who will you be sat with…. And what the fluff to wear!!

The same feelings come along with a day at the races. These are two of the few occasions where going all out on dressing up is truly acceptable. Hats, fascinators, dresses and sky-high heels… even if this is not your normal style. Yet every single year, I leave finding an outfit to the last minute.

Personally, I’m a jeans, t-shirt and flip flops kind of girl but I have a wedding coming up and the pre-wedding stress has started… and I’m not even the bride. At least she knows what she’s wearing.

So many things are running through my mind, do I wear a dress? Can I wear a jumpsuit? What colour? What shoes? Do I book hair and makeup or brave it myself? Hat or no hat? Oh, the stress!

I don’t know the bride well and so I have no idea what colour her bridesmaids are in… I’m having nightmares about turning up and looking like the friend that really wanted to be a bridesmaid but wasn’t asked! I also don’t want to fall foul of the wedding guest no-no’s.

I asked the good people of social media for their opinions on an age-old debate... is it acceptable to wear white as a wedding guest? 80% of people said no way! I read an article from a few years back about the Duke of Wellington’s daughter, Charlottes Wellesley’s wedding. The designer of the wedding dress, Emelia Wickstead, attended the wedding in a cream coloured floor length dress in a very similar style to the wedding dress she had designed! Why would you do this? It’s the brides day to shine! I’d even suggest carefully selecting bridesmaids and consider a fair to middling bridesmaid dress to make sure you couldn’t be upstaged.

If you have a white dress you are desperate to wear, book a day at the races. Any colour goes for the races but, as with weddings, denim is a no-go area.

I love to see the people brave enough to wear a massive hat or fascinator. The sort that block everyone else’s view for miles and mean they must duck in doorways! You know by the end of the night it’s going to be on the head of some drunken chap, dancing around with his suit jacket off and sloshing his drink everywhere.

I’ve made the mistake previously of going to have my hair done for the races, not thinking what I was wearing at the time, getting home and removing half of the carefully positioned pins by pulling a jumper over my head. Hair ruined. Now, whenever I get ready I pop my Bronzie jumpsuit on. Its easy to step in and out of, avoiding hair disasters and avoiding wiping off the ten layers of makeup I’ve frantically applied.

Whatever I choose to wear, I’ll feel better with a healthy glow. For a weekend wedding, I make sure I exfoliate on Wednesday and tan on Thursday. Don’t shave on the same day as tanning and save shaving underarms for the day after tan application. Make sure you are product free when you apply fake tan. Products on your skin can react with the tan or act as a barrier. You do not want a last-minute outfit crisis because you are too streaky to show.

All of this is made so much easier with the Bronzie 3 step system. See previous blogs for the full rundown but in short… independence, super-fast, luxury and streak free… nuff said.

So, if you have a day at the races or a wedding to attend, try and be a little more organised than me. At least my tan games covered!

We got you.

Sarah xx

Being invited to a wedding is an honour. The food, the drink, the friends, the celebrations.

Then, you remember the stress that comes along with it. The gift, where to stay, the cost, who will you be sat with…. And what the fluff to wear!!

The same feelings come along with a day at the races. These are two of the few occasions where going all out on dressing up is truly acceptable. Hats, fascinators, dresses and sky-high heels… even if this is not your normal style. Yet every single year, I leave finding an outfit to the last minute.

Personally, I’m a jeans, t-shirt and flip flops kind of girl but I have a wedding coming up and the pre-wedding stress has started… and I’m not even the bride. At least she knows what she’s wearing.

So many things are running through my mind, do I wear a dress? Can I wear a jumpsuit? What colour? What shoes? Do I book hair and makeup or brave it myself? Hat or no hat? Oh, the stress!

I don’t know the bride well and so I have no idea what colour her bridesmaids are in… I’m having nightmares about turning up and looking like the friend that really wanted to be a bridesmaid but wasn’t asked! I also don’t want to fall foul of the wedding guest no-no’s.

I asked the good people of social media for their opinions on an age-old debate… is it acceptable to wear white as a wedding guest? 80% of people said no way! I read an article from a few years back about the Duke of Wellington’s daughter, Charlottes Wellesley’s wedding. The designer of the wedding dress, Emelia Wickstead, attended the wedding in a cream coloured floor length dress in a very similar style to the wedding dress she had designed! Why would you do this? It’s the brides day to shine! I’d even suggest carefully selecting bridesmaids and consider a fair to middling bridesmaid dress to make sure you couldn’t be upstaged.

If you have a white dress you are desperate to wear, book a day at the races. Any colour goes for the races but, as with weddings, denim is a no-go area.

I love to see the people brave enough to wear a massive hat or fascinator. The sort that block everyone else’s view for miles and mean they must duck in doorways! You know by the end of the night it’s going to be on the head of some drunken chap, dancing around with his suit jacket off and sloshing his drink everywhere.

I’ve made the mistake previously of going to have my hair done for the races, not thinking what I was wearing at the time, getting home and removing half of the carefully positioned pins by pulling a jumper over my head. Hair ruined. Now, whenever I get ready I pop my Bronzie jumpsuit on. Its easy to step in and out of, avoiding hair disasters and avoiding wiping off the ten layers of makeup I’ve frantically applied.

Whatever I choose to wear, I’ll feel better with a healthy glow. For a weekend wedding, I make sure I exfoliate on Wednesday and tan on Thursday. Don’t shave on the same day as tanning and save shaving underarms for the day after tan application. Make sure you are product free when you apply fake tan. Products on your skin can react with the tan or act as a barrier. You do not want a last-minute outfit crisis because you are too streaky to show.

All of this is made so much easier with the Bronzie 3 step system. See previous blogs for the full rundown but in short… independence, super-fast, luxury and streak free… nuff said.

So, if you have a day at the races or a wedding to attend, try and be a little more organised than me. At least my tan games covered!

We got you.

Sarah xx

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