Every first Tuesday of the month in Australia (yesterday), we have a Melbourne Cup (aka the race that stops the nation) where at 3PM everyone stops working and watch the horse race, which was held at the Caulfield race course, Melbourne. It was pretty fun and definitely good for the economy as everyone is betting, either from the offical TAB or office sweepstake, and going out before & after to celebrate on winnings/ loosings :-) I was quite proud of myself, compared to most people in the nations who spent at around $50-$1000 per person (on bets, drinks, and clothing), I managed to only spent $10 haha ($5 on office sweepstake, $4 on Coke, and $1 on Hungry Jacks Choc Top just because it's nearby the pub where we watched the race).
Because my office didn't organise anything special on that day, I opted to wear a simpler dress (at least compared to my last year's outfit - see post below). Beside, we're a bunch of accountants and this week is our busiest week, so we're quite lucky to even managed to sneak out for an hour or so to the local pub.
I'm wearing this French Lace Dress by a cult Australian designer, Lover. It's from AW 2006 collection called "About A Girl", whom Kurt Cobain was the main inspiration. The dress comes in 3 colours; white, peach, and black.
|This feminine dress looks a bit egdy in black|
|Lover French Lace Dress in white|
And here's the pics of my sister's, where she won the best DIY Hat contest at her work, where everybody was only given a limited time to create their own hat from similar materials.
|My sister with her collague|
|The Hallowen spirit was still lingering from few days ago... |
And this guy on the train also won the best dressed at his work, I think he truly deserves it haha
|Men Best Dress - Melbourne Cup|