The weather for Saturday wasn't looking great and I got a bit obsessive in the lead up to the event and was checking the weather report constantly! In the end I decided that a bit of rain wasn't going to ruin my day and I would just stick a headscarf on like I did last year to avoid any hair mishaps. Well readers, it didn't just rain, it poured and by lunchtime everyone was completely soaked. I took shelter in the morning inside the dance tent where I sat and watched my friends dance and, unbeknownst to me, had my photo taken which ended up on the Mail Online! I woke up on Sunday to several people telling me I was in the press - fame at last ;) , personally I think the caption should have read "this lady wore an elegant navy coat and looked thoroughly pissed off with the weather and completely unaware that she was having her photo taken."
My dad always takes his classic car and as we arrive at about 7.30 in the morning (Goodwood is the only event where I will willingly get up and out early - let me tell you I am not a morning person!), we are parked in the classic car park right by the 'Over the Road' bit so we took shelter from the rain in there at lunchtime and dryed off. It was such a shame and I did feel like I missed out a bit as I wasn't able to wander around the site as much as I would have liked on Saturday. This year Goodwood was celebrating 50 years since England won the world cup and also 70 years of the bikini so there was lots to see and do. The attention to detail always astounds me and this year was no different. They had a mock up tube station complete with pigeons and ticket inspector which did make me laugh.
Coat, handbag and headscarf - 1960s, Dress - Handmade, Shoes - Clarks
Sunday was a different day altogether, brilliant sunshine all day! I had a great day catching up with friends, taking part in the best dressed parade (where I got a special mention for period accuracy - you can see my photo here) and I even had a couple of people come up to me as they recognised me from the best dressed last year which was really nice.
My mum always jokes that I never really dress up for Goodwood as I dress like this all the time. It's true though, the peach suit I wore on Sunday I had actually worn to work the week before!
Suit and loafers - 1960s, Jumper - Zara, Bag - Chanel Classic Flap
I'm sad that it's all over for another year and I'm already looking forward to 2017! Not to wish my life away or anything.....
You can read about previous events here.