Despite being very “British” I have to admit that I have never been to the Henley Royal Regatta; of course I have been to beautiful Henley….but the Regatta – NEVER! so when Debenhams invited me to spend the day with them in the riverside enclosure I literally couldn’t wait to go and experience the day.
Now when I say Debenhams invited me, I mean they REALLY INVITED ME – it really was the whole experience! I had no idea this even existed but Debenhams have a new in store or at home new beauty service called BLOW ltd that do hair, make up and nails – basically a beauty service it right to your door. I had a wonderful lady come to the house and do me a OPI gel manicure and pedicure, I have never actually had a manicure and pedicure in the comfort of my own home before it was a serious treat….now i am wondering why I haven’t done it before! You literally booked a slot online – or they also have an app and lovely Mariya turned up on the dot and pampered me while I watched (i have to admit this) – Love island!! and dont worry she had a zillion different shades of gel polish, it was just like being in store! BLISS
For the actual day, I was gifted an outfit of my choice from Debenhams, and as I am currently loving yellow I found the most fabulous dress in the perfect shade to wear for the day – see here, the fabric the shape everything was gorgeous with total Oscar de la Renta vibes and the choice within store was fabulous – to be fair i found it hard to choose between the one I chose, this beautiful Jenny Packham – see here and this super pretty blue dress – see here. I paired my dress with a plain pair of white strappy sandals – see here as the dress was enough of a statement and although I am more of a hat girl I did find a chic fascinator to complete the look – see here.
The day itself was exquisite, I arrived to a Champagne reception, in the most beautiful Marquee in the prettiest spot on the Thames, which overlooked the start of the race – (totally fab to watch all the pre event action). Lots of my friends were there also, including the lovely Pascale from Style Mum, so we all sat together and chatted in the sun whilst watching the boat races. Lunch was a delicious 4 course extravaganza, all whilst listening to fabulous live music – PERFECTION
I cannot thank Debenhams enough for the most wonderful day – it really was magnificent – and I LOVE my dress!
If you would like to shop the post – all the items I wore are below, along with some other favourites – and my dress even comes in plus sizes too 🙂
Some of the wonderful colours they arrived with for my OPI gel mani and Pedi.