I can't believe it's that time of year again! Punchestown Racing Festival kicks off tomorrow for another year. Where has the last 12 months gone? It only feels like a short while ago since I attended Ladies Day there last year.
Punchestown is one of my favourite Irish racing Festivals. There's always a great buzz at the Racecourse and the style is always incredible. I've been working on new hats for some very stylish ladies so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled over the next few days.
Punchestown have a Ladies Day competition everyday with one big final competition on the Friday. Bollinger are the sponsors for the Best Dressed Lady competition and it looks like there's some amazing prizes up for grabs.
The Overall Bollinger Best Dressed Lady will win:
The judges for Ladies Day are:
It's always hard to know what to wear to Punchestown as the weather can be hit and miss. I'm hopefully going to get to go one of the days so I think I'll be wearing something like this outfit here.
Jumpsuits are a firm favourite of mine as there's not too much flesh on show (which means less tan to put on!) and this fur shawl is practical aswel as stylish, especially if it's raining.
We recently got these faux fur shawls in stock in two colours; Pink and Cream. I've kept one of each colour for myself because I know I will always get wear out of them. My Mum too!
Here's a picture of the cream version I wore to Cheltenham this year...
Before writing this post, I had a little look back at my outfits from Punchestown. Here's what I wore to the last 5 years...
Last year I wore this red silk dress from my Boutique with my Ivory & Red Rosanna Hat.
You can read my blog post from Punchestown 2016 here.
The year before that I wore a Monochrome outfit with a punch of Turquoise. You can read my blog post from Punchestown 2015 here.
I also have a blog post written about how I like to style Monochrome outfits. I either stick with all Monochrome or I like to add one bright colour. You can read that here.
I'm afraid I didn't start my blog until October 2014 so I've no blog post from my outfit back then but I have a picture of what I wore.
It was a pink floral dress which tied in perfectly with our cherry blossom tree in the background (Or not!)
I loved this cute baby pink dress from 2013. I got it in Kabuki Boutique at the time. I remember spotting this embellished clutch in Monsoon/Accessorize and thought it would be perfect with it. For my hat, I wore the 'Mia' style in Baby Pink, Emerald Green and Raspberry.
In 2012 I was obviously a fan of filters. Holy moly, this image is filtered so much, you can barely tell what colour I'm wearing!!!
It was a little navy dress and cream coat from Zara with the Louis Vuitton Alma bag. I remember this day so well. It was the wettest day I've ever spent at the Races. Everyone had to stay inside because the rain and wind was so bad. You can see in the background of the photo that there isn't a sinner outside. I'm thinking of my poor Mum whom I'm dragged outside to take this picture - Not much has changed, eh?!
I'll be the first to admit I look a little crazy in this picture but believe it or not, this is the first time I ever 'dressed up' for the Races.
I had a little white blazer over this dress and a Monochrome clutch.
My style has and hasn't changed much since then. I know my sister will tell me my hair is the exact same anyway with my 'curly bits down' (hehe).
It's always fun to look back on old pictures. As I said, 2011 was my first year to dress up for Punchestown so I don't have any more than that but you can see more of my Racing outfits here.
If you're going to Punchestown any of the days, be sure to send me some snaps. I love seeing all the style (My Snapchat username is @jenniferwrynne)
Outfit details from this post
Pink Jumpsuit: Jennifer Wrynne Boutique
Pink Faux Fur Shawl: Jennifer Wrynne Boutique and online here.
Pink Hat: Jennifer Wrynne Boutique
Pearl Clutch: Jennifer Wrynne Boutique and online here.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Brown Thomas Dublin
Jennifer Wrynne Boutique Details:
Location: Ground Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2