On Brand in Orange at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic // MyStyle
Sun, champagne, floral walls and feasts of fashion, this is the vibe at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. I attended for the second time yesterday, and fun times were had, twirling around the lawn in this deep coral number from Zara. This dress has a story, honey! But more on that later.
I mentioned in my post last year that this is the type of event that’s super fun with a group of friends to share blankets, bottles and snacks with, so that’s how I did it this time! I was with four friends, and my cousin (who I attended with last year) met us there and joined in on the fun too!
We hired a transport service for the ride up to NYC/NJ (s/o to Mike, our very cool, patient and helpful driver!), which was the best thing we could’ve done, bc it allowed us to relax, nap and do last minute hair/makeup/outfit touch ups in the car on the way up + we didn’t have to make anyone a designated driver for the trip home, and everyone could enjoy their spirits in plenty! I actually got to watch the Polo match this year from our perch which was a fun experience. I didn’t stomp the divots but lots of people from the crowd enjoyed their Pretty Woman moment and photo opps on the field.
High points of the event for me this year were:
Sipping the Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé with pineapple
People watching of course—there were some real standout sartorial stars in the crowd! And of course there were more than a few failed fashions as well
The Crab Poutine from Angry Archie’s food truck
The DJ! They played allllll the good jams all day long, and there was even a Whitney Houston moment! My girl Larissa and I were just two of the many folks having full on lip sync music video moments on the lawn! That was everything.
The not-so-high points:
There were way fewer experiential moments. You know all those highly grammed photo walls that are all over social? There were only 2 of the big beautiful floral installations this year (on the outside in the general admission area of the lawn), so the lines were crazy long and we didn’t actually end up getting pics at either of them. Even the outside of the Rosé Garden wall, which is usually decorated, was just a grass wall.
The ground and grass were soaking wet and muddy (which is no one’s fault!) and my cute shoes just might be ruined. I’m gonna take them to my cobbler so fingers crossed!
The conclusion: if I were to attend again, I’d probably want to splurge on the Rosé Garden ticket for a more layered experience!
Now, about this dress! I almost didn’t buy it, but I am so totally glad I did because I felt so cute and comfortable all day. It’s a long pleated summer dress from Zara with a deep-V both in the front and in the back (it also comes in pink, yellow and green!). I tried it on in 2 colors a couple of days before the Classic, and I loved it! But because I’ve got quite a bit poppin’ in the front, it felt like way too much cleavage was showing; also bc of the deep-V in the back, I couldn’t have worn a bra because it would be visible. So I left it at the store and kept looking. But then, when I got home and showed Hubs and a couple of friends the dressing room photo they all agreed that this was the dress, and Hubs convinced me to shake off being uncomfortable and embrace the boobs and go for it! So I did, first thing the next morning, I headed back to Zara.
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I also grabbed this cute little lace Free People Bralette from Nordstrom, which allowed me to have some support as opposed to wearing a bra, and it gave me more coverage in the dress, so that not so much skin was showing. And as you can see there’s still a lot of skin showing so with nothing underneath I would’ve been giving a whole free show to the Classic attendees LOL! And that’s not really my vibe. So I’m a full C cup, and I grabbed a L in the bralette (that’s the biggest size they have), and it worked nicely for me, so I would say it’s a good look for anyone who’s also like a 36/38 full C or a small D. Don’t expect the same support as a bra, especially because it doesn’t have cups, but I felt really held in all the way around the bust and it is lined for nipple coverage!
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I styled the dress with this fun wrap headband (also from Zara), bright pink earrings and my very old but still very favorite Kate Spade iPad case (which happens to be pink and orange) as a clutch. I also went for pink block heels—I for sure brought flats because there’s A LOT of walking for this event—but I needed some height bc my dress was so long.
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I have to say, my style is normally more safe, in an A-line dresses kind of way, but it was nice to switch it up and do something a little different this time. A little more sexy but still ladylike. I thought I looked a little bit like the red dress emoji, but in the most fun way! And then finally, I made it home last night, and walked in the door to a screaming two-year old, and it was back to joggers and sports slides. As my husband said when I pushed back the door to our daughter’s room, where he was trying to calm her down, “Welcome back to the real world.” Back to the real world indeed. #MomLife
Did you make an appearance at the Polo Classic in NY this year? What were your thoughts? Let’s compare notes in the comments!