How blessed have we been this weekend to have such glorious sunshine? I spent my sunshiney Friday over at Aintree, along with fellow fashion bloggers Sara Luxe and Jen from A Little Bird. As VIP guests courtesy of Matalan, we jumped on the 7:34 train and headed from Manchester to Liverpool to prepare for a day of style scouting, race-betting and generally enjoying ourselves! Here’s how the day ran…
8:30am – Us three fashion bloggers trotted over to Liverpool Central to grab the train to Aintree, where we were heading straight over to the Red Rum Gardens to have a nosey at the Matalan style tents, Matalan Pop-Up Store and the Benefit Van. Due to the unexpected sunshine, I headed straight to my first purchase – Matalan sunglasses!
11:00am – The first Matalan catwalk took to the stage, and I have to say it was a brilliant show! The models not only modelled a gorgeous array of summer style clothes, they actually put on a fully entertaining show, with dance routines and coming out into the crowds!
11:30am – The Style Contest officially opened. At first, the odd brave lady stepped up to the judging panel in order to be crowned the most stylish lady of the day. However, afew minutes later after a bit of dutch courage, every lady watching was joining the queue!
12:00 – My first glass of vino, and us three bloggers get brought up to enter the style contest too. Well, suppose we are fashion bloggers and should be prepared to enter these kind of contests!
1:30pm – I headed over to the racecourse for my live interview with BBC North West Today, with Tony Livesey. Myself and the fashion director at the Daily Mail had a little interview slot live on TV… was very exciting!
2:30pm – Winner of the Matalan Style Contest was announced! Congratulations to Lystra Adams!
3:00pm – Interviewed for the BBC North West Tonight, for a 6:30pm showing. All this face-infront-of-the-camera stuff makes me a little edgy!
5:00pm – Train home! All in all, a fabulous day! Here’s a summery of what I wore…. and yes, I was a true High Street girl!
Lovely Day! x