GOODWOOD RACES: FASHION, FOOD & FUN

Goodwood, the first night of the Three Friday Nights event: racing and raving. One of my favourite summer events. 

Goodwood, the first night of the Three Friday Nights event: racing and raving. One of my favourite summer events. 

Well, it was the coldest June week I can ever remember in the UK.  In fact, some weather expert said that one of the days last week was colder than Xmas day!  So we weren't taking any chances as the Three Friday Nights at Goodwood go on till 11.00 pm.  I had a new black & white dress, much thicker than normal, sorted out my black accessories, and took leggings, gloves & a light winter coat.  

We did well and weren't cold at all.  In fact, it was one our best nights there ever. Hope you like this post of our day/night out at the races.

Accessories for a black and white outfit.  Love a bangle or two!

Accessories for a black and white outfit.  Love a bangle or two!

My accessories are both very reasonable or very old! The vintage frames are from Fabulous Fanny's in NYC. The bag was from Paris decades ago, the metal bangle, believe it or not, was found in the National Portrait Gallery shop, the black one was found in a great pre-worn shop called Rehab, in Lewes & the fascinator is by Lizzie Lock. 

The vintage sunglasses below were gifted to me years ago.  They are still my favourites. 

I was so thrilled with my new, very warm, black and white dress from Indigo in Chichester. Designed by James Lakeland this is one that is going to run and run, just perfect for a UK summer with a little black cashmere cardi.  Sadly, I forgot to get my friend to take some photos of the back of the dress but you can just see a glimpse of it.  It's black, very sculptured and looks divine, from the back as well as the front.

However, once the sun went down, leggings were on, winter coat was on and I was very glad I wore my suede ankle boots (3 years old now!)  from Clarkes instead of summer open toe shoes! Warm as toast.

My life long buddy Dalia (we went to school together) looked as elegant as she always does, being Italian.  But she didn't hold back when it came to the chilly night either with her gorgeous, warm jacket.  Love the colours she's put together. Will find out where she bought her stuff if you are interested?

For a blogger, the fashion on show this year was very disappointing.  It was just too cold for much dressing up but I did manage to find a few - mostly youngsters who just don't seem to feel the cold.  Don't they look just gorgeous?

Loving the top hat below and the older couple wore the only colour I saw the entire evening!

One of our highlights at the Three Friday Nights, at Goodwood, is eating at Trigger, catered byRhubarb Food , it never fails to disappoint & we can keep our table to keep popping back for Prosecco and pudding in between the evening races.

The climax of these evenings is, of course, the music.  Old, conservative, young, or not, all take to the grass to enjoy the DJ set of the night.  We were lucky enough to see Sister Bliss, from Faithless, who was awesome with a capital A.  The best one yet from our three consecutive years of going. That kept us warm!

A brilliant night of raving and racing.  Not bad for two oldies!  We went home very happy, especially as we both won on a couple of races so didn't actually spend any money on that part of the evening.

And for those of you who are still ravers.  Here's a short video of the wonderful Sister Bliss.  See you soon.