For those of you who aren't from Vancouver, the Deighton Cup is our west coast equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, and is pretty much the only opportunity here to wear a BIG hat or fascinator! Naturally, I have to take advantage of that opportunity. I actually own about 6 fascinators - I've always loved chic, eye-catching hats, but other than fashion week, I do find myself longing for a chance to wear them more.
For this year's Deighton Cup, I really wanted to up my fashion game, so Vancouver Vogue collaborated with Maria Curcic Couture Millinery, along with local blogger friends The Urban Umbrella and Legallee Blonde. She has a beautiful selection of unique one of a kind headpieces, and because it might seem a bit pricey to splurge on a hat for a one day event, Maria also offers rentals, which I think is the perfect way to look fab for an event on a budget (and you know me - I'm all about thriftiness)! Of all the designs she offers, I completely fell in love with this gorgeous blue fascinator with pastel blue flowers. I loved how eye-catching it was the shape, and liked the challenge of matching an outfit to the blue colour. In the end, I opted to go with full-out vibrant colour head to toe!
Make sure to check out Bree on The Urban Umbrella and Leeanne on Legallee Blonde as well, so you can see their chic Deighton Cup outfits. I absolutely loved both of their looks - the perfect feminine dresses and hats for a day at the races! Bows also seemed to be a big part of many people's outfits - Leeanne's dress also featured an adorable peek-a-boo bow on the back, as did quite a few other attendees. I firmly believe a bow can only make an outfit better.
It was a lovely day out at the races - we sipped deliciously refreshing libations, people watched (so many amazing outfits!), and caught a few races of course. A big thanks goes out to Sidebuy for inviting us along to join the fabulous fun at the Deighton Cup!
Blackberry mojitos served up to race goers: my favourite new drink of summer!
Dress - Rebecca Elizabeth Designs | Hat - rental c/o Maria Curcic Couture Millinery | Necklace - Nobis & Grey | Heels - Call It Spring (thrifted via Value Village) | Purse - Forever 21
Happy Styling! xo