Sometimes we all get lucky! This Saturday gone, my husband and I were lucky enough to be able to get fantastic seats for Centre Court for the Women’s Singles Finals match at Wimbledon 2017. I have been fortunate enough to watch a semi-finals match at Wimbledon many years ago with my father and once again, attending Wimbledon this year proved to be a delight.
Centre Court was a lovely place to spend Saturday afternoon and after a lovely lunch we proceeded to our seats for the match. Celebrity spotting is an important tradition at Centre Court (it is when I watching on TV anyways) and my first celebrity sighting of the day was Mr. Hugh Grant. Watching the 37-year-old Venus Williams battle the 23-year-old Garbine Muguruza was a privilege – the power and strength of these women’s game is truly astounding. Seeing the young Spaniard glowing in victory and the seasoned champion so gracious in defeat brought a tear to my eye.
Of course, no such outing can be planned without me thinking , “what should I wear?”, at some point preceding the event. My philosophy is to keep it simple, classic and comfortable for events that require moving around and therefore, I chose a pretty button down floral dress for the day. Additionally, I lack the required skills to walk around in high heels all day ( and would not recommend them for Wimbledon) and matched my dress with a pair of low-heeled black sandals. I love the design of these classic single strap sandals as they always seem to work and never seem to go out of fashion. Finally, I finished off the look with my pale blue rimmed sunglasses that are my absolute favourite at the moment.
I would throughly recommend attending Wimbledon at least once to everybody – even if tennis is not your game and you do not have tickets for a specific match. The atmosphere and excitement at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is infectious. The pomp and pageantry, the strawberries and Pimms and the breathtaking flower arrangements all contribute to making it the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and have a great week ahead!
Clothes and Accessories:
Dress – French Connection
Sandals – Aldo
Handbag – Modalu
Sunglasses – Tiffany & Co.