Things I Learned at Veuve Clicquot Polo Classics 2016

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Lace Dress // Straw Clutch // Espadrilles // Lipstick
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This Saturday Ben and I joined some of our closest friends at annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2016 event that took place at Liberty State Park. It was a wonderful day to watch a game, have an open-air lunch, observe all the beautiful hats girls wear and chat with our friends. Attending Veuve Polo is one of our summer traditions and this year it was fun as we had a great group of people with us. Observing habits of New York prepsters attending the event, I learned some lessons that I’d like to share with you.

ONE // No One Knows About Sunscreen

I’ve seen SO many people with their shoulders and faces burned it’s not even funny! Despite the fact that media alerts about the importance of sunscreen all the time people don’t seem to take this advice seriously. I hope that next year Veuve Clicquot will collaborate with a skincare brand and provide people with free products so they are living Liberty Park looking like themselves and not as boiled lobsters.

TWO // Girls Disregard Pain

Even though there is an entire style guide on Veuve Clicquot website stating that high heels are not appropriate to wear on grass, I’ve seen a lot of girls wearing heels anyway. In fact, I was one of them once too until I ruined my Louboutins at a polo game! Luckily, I learned my lesson and picked up a pair of cute espadrilles for this year’s event. This decision really helped my feet while walking 20 minutes back and forth from the boat to the event location and back.

THREE // Arrive Early. Way Early!

It took us forever to get downtown and we paid our price for it. The line for a boat that supposed to bring us to Liberty Park was insane! It was hot and uncomfortable to stay in line of the partygoers (especially because some of them started celebrating way before departing from New York). Our friends who arrived at the Pier earlier had no problems with crowds and hit the island in no time. Well, we’ve learned my lesson for the next year!

FOUR // People Are Addicted to Instagram

I’m not judging anyone, but I felt sad watching people arranging empty champagne bottles to take Instagram photos. I have nothing against being creative, but I’d never lay down on grass in my new white dress simply because I wanted to take a perfect Instashot.

FIVE // Don’t Bring Too Much Stuff

There is a reason why you see Veuve Clicquot stuff on your path towards the tents. They are standing there not for security reasons, but for motivation! It’s tiresome to carry picnic baskets and blankets to the event location and it would be intolerable without extra cheering up. Next time you are heading to a polo match, my advice to you is do not bring food and water (you can buy those at a food truck). Instead, pack light so you can continue your perfect polo day at an after party and not carry too many bags with you.

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  • That dress is beautiful but I love the edgy feel those sunglasses give the look. I kinda want this WHOLE outfit now, thanks gal!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

  • Maria Jose Abad

    Great white dress! You’re spot on with all your tips. I would be one of those people that would hate to put on sunscreen but my boyfriend is so strict about it I will put it on for sure. Even on gloomy days, if you’re out all day during summer days, you can get so burn and it’s not a happy stage. Espadrilles and wedges are the way to go, I’ve worn wedges or thick heel heels to similar events and it has worked great. I love a good Instagram photo, I mean who doesn’t but you have to enjoy the event itself but to each its own right. I’m glad to hear you had a good time though, timing is always of essence at these events.
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

  • Things I learnt from reading this post: that I NEED that dress in my life!! So beautiful, you look absolutely incredible woman!

    I also LOVE that they actively promo not wearing heels. I always get sore feet at the end of racing days so to be told to wear flats is like the icing on the cake!

    xx La Coco Noire

  • I really want to try that Marc Jacobs formula! It looks so good on you too! This was a fun post, it made me laugh a couple of times! Well done. 🙂

  • Megan

    You look amazing! I am obsessed with that dress!

  • You look gorgeous!