Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

IMG_7408Location: Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic | October 22, 2015

Dress: Self Portrait | Shoes: Chanel (similar style here & here) | Bag: TLC & You (similar material) | Sunglasses: Clare V | Earrings: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Tai JewleryLips: Dior | Nail Polish: Christian Louboutin | Suncare: Fresh & COOLA

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is one of my favorite events of the year! Held at Will Rogers Historic State Park, the event attracts men and women adorned in their very best polo styles for a sunny afternoon of polo-watching, picnicking, and of course delicious champagne sipping!

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To maximize the day at Polo, I recommend arriving early! This year Veuve offered Fast Pass tickets to beat the lines which can be extremely helpful when snagging a prime first-come-first-serve lawn spot! You can also opt for an upgraded VIP ticket which includes exclusive access to the Rosé Garden, a Wolfgang Puck catered lunch, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé, and open lounge seating in a beautifully decorated shaded area.

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If you opt for the Fast Pass/General Admission as I did, It’s essential to have a picnic blanket. Whether you want to bring your own or purchase one from the Veuve vendors on site, it’s a must for a day of polo on the lawn. I also recommend a fully stocked picnic basket. There are several of the city’s top food trucks on site, however I was perfectly content with my hand-made ham and cheese baguette!

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It’s pretty much guaranteed Los Angeles will be bright and sunny even in the fall months, so sunscreen is essential! I lathered up my face with my favorite Fresh daily sunscreen and often re-applied my Coola sunscreen throughout the day! With the event being outside, I couldn’t resist a Veuve Clicquot umbrella. Not only did it protect my skin from the sun but it became my new favorite accessory of the day! I felt a bit like a modern-day Mary Poppins!

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IMG_7538In addition to picnic essentials I strongly recommend wearing comfortable shoes! Always excited for an excuse to dress up, I couldn’t bring myself to wear flats, but a nice pair of comfortable wedges like these Jimmy Choos or this Michael Kors pair will do the trick! I went with my Chanel wooden wedges (similar styles here and here) which seemed to be a great choice for a day on the grass. They even made a nice little appearance at the traditional halftime divot stomp, which I highly recommend partaking in!

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IMG_7541IMG_8372As one of the most stylish polo events of the year, the VC Polo Classic wouldn’t be complete without the perfect sun dress! I carefully selected this beautiful Self Portrait dress after eyeing it for many weeks! I loved the flowy feminine silhouette, delicate lace cut, and stunning red hue —  it was certainly my dream dress and perfect for the stylish day!
IMG_7546IMG_7542To accessorize, I recommend keeping things light! I added my go to Kate Spade sparker earrings, a dainty tai bracelet, and a pair of classic Clare V tortoise sunglasses (I also like this Tory Burch pair and Kate spade pair!).

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To keep things agile and fresh it’s best to carry a light bag, perhaps with a cross body strap like this one or this one! I purchased this TLC & You handwoven bag on a vacation in Seaside, Florida and it ended up being perfect for the occasion! The long leather strap and unique handwoven structure kept the bag comfortable and ideal for they day’s necessities!

IMG_7550Having attended polo in the past, I knew a done-up hairdo probably wouldn’t beat the heat so I opted for a light french braid and loose curls courtesy of the Dry Bar! I gave my lips a generous layer of Dior Lipstick, coated my nails in Christian Louboutin classic red polish for a fun pop of color, and of course added a pop of Veuve Clicquot champagne!IMG_7556

IMG_7555IMG_7554With all of the fun activities going on within the park, don’t forget to enjoy the thrilling polo match & be sure to treat yourself with a nice bottle or two of Veuve Clicquot! I personally love a glass of bubbly rosé but you can never go wrong with the classic Yellow Label!

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Up Up and Rose |© Gray Malin | www.graymalin.com | @graymalin

If you happened to have missed the Veuve Clicquot Polo classic this year there’s always the New York event in the spring or the Los Angeles classic next fall! Or you can bring a little piece of the VC Polo Classic home with you with one of these beautiful Gray Malin prints!

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© Gray Malin | www.graymalin.com | @graymalin

Cheers for now!

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xo Erica

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Dress: Self Portrait | Shoes: Chanel (similar style here & here) | Bag: TLC & You (similar material) | Sunglasses: Clare V | Earrings: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Tai Jewlery| Lips: Dior | Nail Polish: Christian Louboutin | Suncare: Fresh & Coola | Picnic Basket: (Similar) | Picnic Blanket: Kate Spade

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