So I’m off to the final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup at Cowdray Park on Sunday. I’m pleased: after all, what’s not to like about ponies, Argentinian riders of said ponies, and Champagne? Really it’s the most perfect combination.
Of course, there is the small matter of what to wear. I do think that it’s a bit odd to essentially turn up, as some do, in a spangly cocktail frock & pointy heels on a Sunday afternoon, when you are going to be standing around on grass at a sporting event.
Frankly, although I can’t love the morals of the film, (shopping & sex, girls, that’s all you’re good for), Julia Robert’s Cerrutti 1881 brown & white polka dot dress in Pretty Woman was the pinnacle of a pretty dress for the polo. Unfortunately it is also exceptionally dated.
So after some thought, I looked for some tan wedges – we all know I can fall over my feet walking down a level street, so I need something stable on my feet. I looked & looked in shops high & low, and then in Barcelona last weekend I found these brilliant shoes on sale in Comptoir des Cotonniers – (ah the global market that lets us buy in Spain, a pair of French shoes, manufactured in Romania) which are just what I wanted.
I’m thinking about pairing them with this dress from Whistles‘ most recent drop, which is beautifully simple, works now and will be great for AW11’s mod feel too. It is wool, but given that summer appears to have passed us by this year, I am confident this will not be a problem.