Sunday, May 4, 2014

68th Block House Steeplechase

During this first weekend of May, we attended the 68th Block House Steeplechase in Tryon, North Carolina.

My travel look included black and silver jewelry with a black long lightweight sweater over a malt colored Covered Perfectly top and almost matching mocha colored ankle jeans from T.J.Maxx. The sweater is also from T.J.Maxx. The platform sandals are old from Vince Camuto.

Almost as soon as we arrived it was time to dress for dinner.

Mr. Mickey loves these heels, even if they do make me over six feet tall.

On the first night of our stay at the Oak Cottage at the Pinecrest Inn, we had dinner at a great Italian restaurant, Giardini Gardens.

The black knit dress is by Tahari from T.J.Maxx. The necklace and the black ruana are from Chico's.

Our hosts at the Inn are always so gracious and accommodating.

I know from experience that the early part of the day may be quite cool. On the day of the races, I wore a high-low black knit top and khaki ankle jeans from Chico's with a black sweater draped across my shoulders.

Add a wide brim hat and we are ready for the races! Mr. Mickey bought the hat for me in Lexington, Kentucky several years ago.

It was so great to visit again with our usual neighboring group from South Carolina. 

One of my favorite parts of the event is the releasing of the white doves after the singing of the national anthem. They always find their way back home!

Crowds of up to 20,000 people park as far away as two miles and walk to the track carrying all the items they will need for the day long party. Lucky us! We just had to walk to the front of the car.

Heading into the home stretch!

Soon the races are over and it's time to return to the Pinecrest Inn to dress for another dinner.

For our dinner date on this evening, I wore black stretch city jeans and a black tank with a purple open weave Travelers sweater all from Chico's. The sandals are by Jessica Simpson from T.J.Maxx. The long silver and pink quartz necklace is one of my own designs.

On the drive home, I wore white jeans with a black and white striped knit boat neck top all from Chico's. The sandals are from Born last year.

If you are going on a trip for a few days. I strongly suggest you try your outfits on as you are packing. Be sure to try on the jewelry and the shoes to make sure you have a complete look for each event. 

Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond.

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