I have very, very few occasions to get all dolled up these days! In fact if you see me in anything other than leggings and a cami, something rather exciting must be happening.
The Ladies Day Event at Halo was very exciting!! I was lucky enough to attend as a VIP with the ITWBN crew, a wonderfully talented and stylish bunch. The venue was superb, as always, and the VIP seating area beautifully laid out for us. A super selection of drinks on offer, ice cold Prosecco and great tunes to set the mood, what more could you ask for!!
As it was Ladies Day, the style was amazing all around. Galway never disappoints during Race Week and this year was no different. The judging, on the night, was done by the always flawless Roz Purcell (honestly her skin in person is to die for!) and the gorgeous Laura Fox,who made great choices.
Not at all influenced by the fact that she choose ITWBN's own Ruth Kemple as a finalist! Ruth's outfit was a fab choice, stand out colour and fabric, with a stunning headpiece from Suzy Mahony Designs. I know where to go for my next headpiece!
ITWBN lovelies, Ruth, Shona and Cloda looking stunning on the night!
For me this was a chance to roll out one of my most treasured possessions, a 1950's vintage lace dress that has only made it's way back to me from the states after almost 20 years!
I adore this dress, and feel every inch the "lady" in it. I topped it off with a simple black headpiece, a super find from Guna Geal in Athenry, and black lace gloves. Hair and makeup took me an age, which for me is unheard of as I almost always do my makeup with my fingers in my car ( sorry to all you beauty pros, I know it's sinful) I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed getting done up and being treated like a VIP for the evening!
My favourite part of any event is the people you meet and have the pleasure of getting to know. Especially when so much of our interaction is online, putting actual faces to names is a real treat. I had some great chats throughout the evening, and look forward to being able to meet up with them all again soon.
In the meantime, for me it is back to leggings and camis, looking after the VIP's in my life and a huge amount of work for my new venture!!!
Jessica Keniston is a mother of 4, former dancer and lover of fitness who has turned her passion into a career. Read favourite tips, recipes and workout advice here, and sympathise with the daily motherhood struggles!