Getting Gussied Up for Polo in the Park Ottawa!

Hey, Readers!

Have you ever attended or watched a polo match? If not, it has been described as the sport of kings and is an event where people attend to be seen. Personally, I have never been to one, but I am finally getting my chance at this year’s Polo in the Park Ottawa!

Polo in the Park Ottawa logo

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This inaugural event in the nation’s capital is being hosted by The Rotary Club of Ottawa South, in partnership with Wesley Clover Parks and the Ottawa Polo Club. Polo in the Park Ottawa is a fundraising event benefiting the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and TROtt (Therapeutic Tiding Association of Ottawa-Carleton). It takes place on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Wesley Clover Parks (401 Corskton Road) in Nepean from 10 am to 6 pm.

I love getting gussied up for a great fundraiser. I want to look fun yet sophisticated, which is a look I do not get to sport as often as I would like. I also want to add a bit of colour or fun to my look. After going on a safari hunt in my closet, I came up with these two numbers I would want to sport for Polo in the Park Ottawa. I’m not sure whether to go Team Skirt or Team Pants, but I know I will look fabulous in either outfit.

This is what Team Skirt look like:


Reese Speaks Polo in the Park Skirt Outfit


I have had this purple skirt in my closet FOREVER, and now I have the chance to sport it. I put it together with a simple blouse, tank top, belt and these heels. The silver heels just added more fun to the rest of the look. I then found a beaded chain and a bracelet to finish off my outfit. I think I would look quite ready for a day of watching polo.



This is what I had in store for Team Pants:


Reese Speaks Polo in the Park Pants Outfit


It is a little more laid back than I think one would wear to this kind of function, but I think it still looks fabulous! The focal point of this look has to be my blouse. It is really cute and chic. The white wide-leg pants also made this outfit more cool and comfortable. The bracelet is the only piece of jewellery I have for this outfit and is all it really needs. It’s simple, yet fits the look. I could have chosen to wear another pair of heels, but for a bit more comfort, I elected to go with the open-toe wedges. They are a bit laid back and cute and fit well with the outfit. Finally, the aviators give this outfit a bit of cheek, and I love how well it looks with the blouse.



So these are my two options for the inaugural Polo in the Park Ottawa event. I know I am missing one key part to both of my looks: a hat! I am not so much of a hat person, but I do appreciate the gorgeous sun hats people will be wearing with their outfits! There will also be a Hat Contest at this event! Attendees can enter to win in the following categories:

  • Hat-A-Tude
  • Dapper Dan
  • Too hot to Trot
  • Colt & Filly
  • Fresh Flowers

Entrants must register between 10 am to 12 noon to be in the running to win!

So, what are you waiting for?! Purchase a ticket to attend Polo in the Park Ottawa, have a putting together your outfit, and get ready to be a part of a fantastic day of fun and sports for two fabulous organizations!

See you there!

Which team would you choose to wear to Polo in the Park: Team Skirt or Team Pants?

For details about Polo in the Park Ottawa, you can check them out on their website as well as their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages!

Until my next post, Readers!