Last week I had the chance to go to the women’s semi-finals at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. As soon as I got my ticket I started thinking about my Wimbledon attire. On Instagram and in the news I saw girls in gorgeous dress and heels but I knew I would have a few issues with that. First, it was going to be cold and rainy. Second, I wad going to be taking two different subways, a train, and then going on a mile walk to get there. Third, the tournament had strict sizes on the size of bags allowed. Despite three years in England I still don’t automatically know centimeters but a bag 40cm x 30cm x 30cm seemed pretty big.
Thus I could not believe my Longchamp was technically too large – when I say technically it was too big by an inch when measured luring flat and empty. However, if you have the bag or any similar tote you know that when it’s full the dimensions change a bit. This after a condensation with mark j decided it was okay and he rightly pointed out its not like the bag checkers were actually going to have a tape measure. Speaking of mark, he’s not in these photos because he hates them but because he was not there. I shared on Instagram that I got last minute tickets – Tuesday evening for Thursday afternoon and while I took the afternoon off of work, he could not. It would have been a great things to do together but I don’t mind solo activities or travel.
But this is Fashion Friday, so back to the outfit. You’ve never seen this striped shirt dress before as I only picked it up last weekend (70% off at TJ Maxx, such a find). I thought it was a good compromise from those getting super dressed up. I paired it with the tire mentioned above and the white sneakers form this post, which worked well for the rain. Take a look at my Wimbledon Attire:
Dress | Polo Ralph Lauren Shirtdress
Necklace | Zodiac Constellation Necklace Bracelet | David Yurman Cable Bracelet with Blue Topaz
Sunglasses | LeSpecs Jealous Games Tote Longchamp Le Pliage Shoulder Tote in Navy
Shoes | Geox Jaysen 59 Low Top Sneakers
Some of these were taken on my phone and some on my DSLR. With events like this it is always a good idea to look up if bigger cameras are allowed. I had demented when I went two years ago that I brought my DSLR but with all the Covid changed I went to the FAQs to double check. It shared that no cameras were allowed with lens’ over 300m and tripods were also banned. I usually have a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens on my camera so I was all set! And as a bonus, a few shots of the tennis:
(The Royals Box – Prince Beatrice is in the polka dots in the first row, Princess Sophie is two seats down in the cream, and Billie Jean King is further along the first row in the green jacket)
What do you think of my Wimbledon Attire?