At the RacesTuesday, August 13, 2013
Dress: Alice & Olivia | Shoes: J. Crew | Bag: Louis Vuitton America's Best Racing reached out to me a little ...
America's Best Racing reached out to me a little while ago, inviting me to a day at the Saratoga Springs race track. I hadn't been to the horse races in years, and never in the US, so I thought it'd be a fun day out - and I was right! Despite the fact that Saratoga Springs is a 4 hour train ride from NYC, the weather was beautiful on Saturday and I really couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We got to check out the paddock (hence the sticker on my dress in a couple pics), bet on a few races (won a tiny bit of money - just for fun!), and enjoyed the weather. Saratoga is also celebrating 150 years this year, so it was a great time to be there for the first time!
The grounds were almost like picnic grounds - there were tons of people out, and it looked more like they were picnicking and hanging out than really there for the races. If I ever lived in Saratoga, I'd probably do the same thing every weekend because the atmosphere is fun and it's a great way to relax and be social. I think Saratoga would be a great weekend getaway as well - far enough from NYC to make it really feel like a getaway, and with plenty to do - I wish I'd had an opportunity to check out the town as well. Maybe next time!
Thanks to America's Best Racing for such a fun day!
Now on to the dress - I got this dress a while ago but didn't wear it much until recently - I love the cutout back and the leather waist, and of course purple is my favorite color! I couldn't resist pairing it with some leopard print (of course). The dress will be great in the fall/cooler months too, with some tights and boots.
All photos by Lauren