Sunday, 11 August 2013

Ladies Day At The Dublin Horse Show

Glorious sunshine, bustling crowds, dazzling hats, pomp and pageantry

 There was something incredibly naughty about taking the day off work to drink wine (and eat chips!) in the stately old grounds of the RDS. I highly recommend it!  
I wore a mix of high-street and vintage. I bought the hat at a vintage fair last November and this was my first time wearing it. I adore this head-hugging style of hat, called a skull cap or a close hat, which was popular in the early to mid-1950s. The gloves I found in my parents’ attic in January during a New Year clear-out. They belonged to my Great-Aunt Liz and I’m guessing they’re from the 1950s due to their flared shape, which was called gauntlet style. I’ve inherited some of Liz’s beautiful belongings which I talked about in this post
Dress – Asos
Hat – 1950s Jacoll from Granny’s Attic Vintage in Newry
Bag – A birthday present from a friend
Shoes – Asos
Gloves – Vintage (circa 1950s)
 I thought I was the epitome of recession chic with my outfit costing less than €90 but my gorgeous friend Cynthia of The Irish Cyndependent (check it out here) is the queen of thrifty treasure hunting. Her striking yellow wool and lace dress, yellow hat and red accessories cost less than €21!
Dress – George at Asda
Hat – Charity shop
Shoes – Chairty shop

All photos kindly taken by Cynthia


  1. I really love your hat Eimear! I bought my first hat at a vintage fair recently and have yet to find an occasion to wear it xo

  2. It will be worth it when you finally get to wear it Emma! There's nothing like a beautiful hat with a bit of history behind it x

  3. Such a perfect day to dress up. Love the hats and the pastell shades. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too anytime.