Coast Lui Blush Bow Pencil Skirt

I’ve written about interiors, I’ve written about travel, I’ve written about skincare, but I’ve never written about fashion on here – which is odd really since it’s such a big part of my life (and what I splurge on – seriously though), so I’ve decided that today that is going to change. I give you, my first fashion blog post.

If you follow me on Instagram then you will have seen bits of fashion on my feed here and there but for whatever reason I’ve never shared my love for clothes, clothes and more clothes on here, I suppose I wanted to find my feet and focus on interiors before branching out, but I always wanted this to be a Lifestyle blog so I guess today is the day that I dip my toe in the water… Now don’t for one second think that this means I think I’m a fashion blogger, because I’m don’t and I am far from it, this is simply me sharing pieces that I love, and maybe you will love too!

Last week I attended Royal Ascot with my nearest and dearest so I figure this was a good place to start. We go every year and it’s always a brilliant day out, such an occasion, and genuinely my favourite event of the year – I’m already counting down the days until next year. If you’ve never been (even if you’re not the racing type) I highly recommend that you go at least once in your life, I promise you, you will not regret it.

Now if you’re a member of the Royal Enclosure there’s a certain dress code that you must adhere to, because you are after all in the presence of The Royal Family.

  • Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer.
  • Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater.
  • Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
  • Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour.
  • Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
  • Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
  • Midriffs must be covered.
  • Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm)

That’s a lot of rules huh?! But it’s kind of nice to have to have them, it makes the occasion feel even more glamourous.

This year I was super organised for once and had my outfit prepared a couple of months in advance, which is so not like me, but when I saw this blush skirt, I had to have it, and boy am I glad I snapped it up because it sold out quick. I’m still going crazy over the lace trend so when I came across this lace Zara jacket (yep it’s a jacket, it’s just safety pinned together at the front) on Depop it felt like fate. Now for the hat. Well Ana Bella Millinery has made my hat for the last two years now, I didn’t think she could top last years to be honest, it was that stunning, but wow she blew me away with this years. Blush to match my skirt and bonus points for incorporating gold into the flowers on the hat, you know how much I love gold. She is one very talented lady – good milliners are hard to find, so don’t let them go once you find them.

And that my lovelies is pretty much the summary of my Royal Ascot outfit! I really hope you liked my first fashion-esque post! Until next time…

Hat – Custom Ana Bella Millinery 

Skirt – Coast (Sold Out)

Top – Zara (Last Year) Similar Here

Coin Purse – Aspinal

Watch – Daniel Wellington – 15% off with code LUSTLIVING15 until 15.07.17

Coast Lui Blush Bow Pencil Skirt

Coast Lui Blush Bow Pencil Skirt

Coast Lui Blush Bow Pencil Skirt

Coast Lui Blush Bow Pencil Skirt