Very Very is luxurious and feminine and made right here in Melbourne. Yet it doesn't carry that expensive designer price tag. It's totally affordable and on point fashion.
So many Very Very dresses to pick from, here are just two of my faves for race day. Pictures from Very Very.
From feminine lace, to floaty chiffon and fit and flare dresses, there is really something for everyone at Very Very.
From the classic styling of the Patsy Mas dress in navy blue with the stunning bell sleeve (think Princess Kate in this one) to the off the shoulder, floral, body hugging Hari Swk, I always think 'one of each please' when I'm looking at this label!
Available online and instore at 85 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds and Shop 3, The Block Arcade282 Collins Street, Melbourne.
What About Renting! More and more I can see the value of renting a beautiful piece for a special event. At a fraction of the cost of purchasing, not only is it worry free, you can wear outfits you otherwise couldn't afford absolutely guilt free!
I love the drama of this red jumpsuit from Glam Corner and it's only a ridiculous $49 to rent!! Oh My Goodness!
And the black Talulah midi dress reminds me of our favourite Jen Hawkins, so I love it by default. All hires come with accidental damage insurance and a prepaid returns bag. Winning!
I'm such a fan of how Birdsnest provides beautiful fashion for sizes 8 - 22 and how they help women understand their body shape and style personality. When I sort wardrobes 80% of the clothes I take away are simply the wrong shape. With help from Birdsnest it's so easy to 'buy less and wear more'.
I was chatting with Birdsnest recently about their journey and how they navigate through the sourcing and manufacturing pipeline and discovered that 'Belle Birds' is an Australian made label. Here are four gorgeous looks from Belle Bird that you can style up for a stunning race day.
Photos from Birdsnest
While we're already on the rental trail, it is soooooo much cheaper to rent a beautiful head piece than buy one. And, to be perfectly honest, it's just far more practical.
This is brilliant! Join The Volt and not only can you hire at a fraction of the price to buy, but you can also hire out your own designer wardrobe for cash!
I've just chosen a few to show you, but there were plenty more to choose from and I'm guessing they were about one third to a quarter the price of buying new.
Ranging from $69 to $105 each to hire. Pictures from The Volte.
From the girl who's wardrobe takes up the walk-in-robe, the spare bedroom wardrobe AND the entire spare bedroom - I get it - Shiny New Things are addictive! But just like too much sugar, too many drinks and too many donuts, they're not good for us.
I've just whipped upstairs to check out what I'll wear to my racing events this year. Most of you will already know that I'm not shopping for a year - so no new outfit for me. I'm really heavily pondering whether or not that means I can hire something. But I get the feeling that I would be disappointed in myself if I did that after coming so far (it's almost been 10 months now).
So, as you can imagine, most of my wardrobe is now on the floor and I have a little, bitty stress headache. But that's nothing compared to what a garment worker must feel at the end of her 15 hour day with no breaks, no water and no toilet.
I found a couple of things to wear. Gorgeous things I'd forgotten about. I'm styling them in different ways and they feel like new looks anyway.
I will have fun getting dressed on race day, and I will enjoy wearing those pieces I love. Mostly I'll remember the day I had, the people I met and how much my husband loves and adores me, and how he makes every event an adventure.
What will you remember?
Title Picture - CVS Fashions featured front page Community News, styled by me ;-)