A few weeks ago I experienced my first time at the Del mar races. We went as a group with some of my Xtend barre gals, gathered into a van and off we went. I saw this as two opportunities, one to experience something new, and two, to hang out with the ladies I take barre with everyday outside of the studio!
Once you get into the races it’s a go go go. You really have the luxury of making your own experience at the races. You have those who are really into the races and are there solely to bet on the ponies, then you have those who are like me, where everything is so new and you have no idea what is going on, then you have those who are simply there to enjoy the scenery, the people, and enjoy some leisurely time there.
I figured since it was my first time there I should see how my luck was and bet on at least one race. It can be quite intimidating placing your bet, especially since this was my first time. Luckily some of the ladies gave me pointers and some of their knowledge. I also got lucky and the betting attendant explained things as I was making my bet.
Overall it was a great day to be outdoors, spending a little time with my friends, and experience something new. The fashion I saw spanned from casual flip-flops, to totally glammed with the big hat and all. I opted for a lightweight easy to wear sundress with a chunky heeled sandal. It was a great day, fun experience, and perfect opportunity to dress up away from my everyday casual wear!