Galway Races Day One, 2015

I looked back on my post from last years Galway Races and realised that I took none of my advice from last year. I didn’t have my outfits prepared in advance (or at least I did but then there was a wedding related emergency), I didn’t get a big dramatic hat… when will I learn?!

I headed to Galway on the Thursday morning with my two friends Jenny and Becky. Thursday is Ladies Day in Galway for those of you that don’t know, so we were excited to see all the incredible outfits and hats! When we arrived we had a bit of a hustle to get ready. Luckily we did our make up on the train down so we saved ourselves a lot of time! I got my skirt in the Maje sale the week before the races and I love it. It’s definitely one of the prettiest things I own!


Skirt: Maje (sold out but similar on Asos)

Top: H&M

Jacket: H&M

Shoes: Zara (similar on River Island)

Headpiece: Claire’s Accessories

After the races we were all so hungry and ready to kick off our heels for a bit. I had heard about a new restaurant called 56Central on Instagram a few days before we went to Galway so we headed there for food and a drink. The Prosecco cocktails were delicious and the food was really nice. How pretty are my girls?! Also, I spent half the meal drooling over Becky’s clutch – absolutely gorgeous!


After dinner we headed back to get ready for the night ahead. There was no way I was going to wear my Maje skirt out as I was worried it might end up trashed. Instead I wore this bright dress that I’ve had for years. Super stretchy and comfortable, although it does make me look like a pumpkin.

Dress: River Island (similar on Asos)

Shoes: Zara (similar on River Island)

Clutch: Zara (similar on Nordstrom)

The next morning, dying of thirst we headed to The Jungle Cafe. It was pouring rain but we could sit outside under a canopy, it felt more like a rainforest than anything else. Detoxing juice and lots of coffee got us back to normal!


I don’t normally split up such a short trip but there’s so many photos I didn’t want to overload you! Look out for Day Two in Galway!



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