The Spring In Her Step

The Spring In Her Step

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Rain or shine, Melbourne comes into it’s own in Spring. It might still be its gritty urban coffee-loving self, but the air is getting warmer, the flowers are in full bloom and the Spring Racing Carnival is on everyone’s lips.

But having not grown up in the racing set, I still haven’t quite wrapped my head – excuse the pun – around the idea of hats. What is the crazy fixation with racing and hats? I HONESTLY don’t think that the horses care (please correct me if I’m wrong here) but I do know it’s a real thing. Luckily, fascinating fascinators and gloriously jewelled hair accessories seem to be perfectly accessible alternatives. Phew.

So, here’s where I need your creative input! I will show you my Melbourne-in-the-Springtime look (don’t you love this dress?) if you tell me your thoughts on headwear essentials. Let’s start with these:

Spring Racing Essentials

1. Philip Treacy hair comb from Net-A-Porter, 2 602 AUD / 2. Dolce Gabbana Lace Veil from My Theresa, 1 415 AUD / 3. Stroke Of Luck Veil from Mimco 129 AUD / 4. Oscar de la Renta headband from My Theresa, 445 AUD / 5. Corona Goddess Gold Headband from Sarina Suriano, 455 AUD / 6. Nikita Crown from Studio Aniss, 159 AUD / 7. Do Not Disturb Floppy Brim Hat by Eugenia Kim from Myer, 599 AUD / 8. Whisper Comb from Mimco, 169 AUD / 9. Gabrielle Black and Leather Headband from Viktoria Novak, 895 AUD / 10. Cats Ears Headband by Eugenia Kim from Myer, 299 AUD.


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Marry Me Mini Dress from Stevie May, 179 AUD.
Half Moon Coat from Isla, shop similar here.
Heels from Witchery, shop similar hereBag from H&M, shop similar here.


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Will you be attending any Spring racing events? Are you a hat wearer? Which is your favourite from my selection?
Let’s talk in the comments below! Love,

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Photography : Amber Melody for The Beautiful Lens

Shot on location in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
Stay : The Prince Hotel, St Kilda.