Wedding guest style
Let’s talk about Royal Ascot shall we? If you’re a blogger – or you follow a lot of bloggers on social media – then you will no doubt have been inundated with tweets/photo’s of Royal Ascot. I would’ve been one of them, in fact I should have been one of them… had I not got totally dressed up, outfit photo’s taken and ready to go, only to pass out at the station. 
(Blogger brownie points for me for managing outfit photo’s before dropping to the floor like a sack of potatoes though, right?)
But before I wack the violins out and drown myself in a pity party for one, despite not actually being well enough to attend Royal Ascot, I thought as I had these – albeit, totally terrifying/corpse-like – photo’s of what I was going to wear, that I’d do a post anyway. And as I don’t have any pinterest-worthy champagne/cocktail/[insert your own choice of alcoholic beverage here] pictures from the day itself, I thought this could be a “Royal Ascot”/’Wedding guest” style post. Sound like a plan? Plan…
Wedding guest style
Royal Ascot style
Royal Ascot style
Wedding guest style
Floral dress which I’m in love with: River Island
Shoes: Primark (as seen in my Primark haul here)
Bag: Ebay 
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Totally vacant/”I’m smiling but I feel so sick I have no idea where I actually am” expression: Model’s own.
Wedding guest style
Wedding guest style
Wedding guest style
Wedding guest style
River island floral dress
I was very kindly invited along to Royal Ascot by Search Laboratory and Sky Bet on behalf of Sky Bet’s Lucky colour generator campaign so thank you so much for inviting me guys, and apologies for ending up a flakey mess. I mean, literally a flake. A fallen apart flake on the floor.
*Cue violins for the 50th time*  
elle next door
ellie adams
river island blogger
Whilst we’re on the theme of illness and feeling like death, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you would probably have seen that not only have I been MIA – minus scheduled tweets which are the biggest life saver – but I also recently had an operation. I never, ever tweet anything personal but so many lovely people had been asking how I was, that it seemed the easiest way to keep everyone updated. I don’t want to dwell on this or indulge my pity party further, but the operation didn’t work. In fact, it kinda’ went totally tits up. An allergic reaction to Anaesthesia and IV pain killers, alongside the inability to wee by myself – TMI, but we’re all friends here, right? Oh, we’re not and now I’ve made you sick in your coco pops, soz… πŸ˜‰ – resulted in catheterisation and possibly the worst 48 hours of my life. But that’s not the point of why I’m writing this, the only reason I brought this up is to say that I am truly, truly overwhelmed/stunned/choked/[insert your own choice of overwhelmed] by all of the lovely get well soon/well wishes from you lovely people. I can’t even tell you what it meant to me to receive such kind messages at a time when all I wanted to do was give up. You made a very sick girl feel very happy so much happier. I mean, as happy as one can be with a pole hanging out of their vagina private parts.
On that note, I’m trying my best to keep up with posts/video’s etc. but if you can bear with me for the next couple of weeks whilst everything settles down, I promise I’ll be back with my regular/”Look at me prat around in front of the camera” content soon. But for now, I’m of to carry on eating all the chocolate and watching all the Nate Archibald Gossip Girl. (xoxo)
I would love to know what you thought of this Ascot/Wedding guest style post. What is your go-to outfit for a wedding? Which high street shops have been amazing for wedding guest outfits recently? I would love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!


  1. Georgia Jade says:

    I really do hope you feel better soon Elle! Watch as much gossip girl as it takes, and increase your chocolate intake some more. It should help πŸ™‚ That dress is lovely on you! I'm actually going to a wedding this month and have to come up with something soon so this gave me a nice idea! πŸ™‚

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  2. Kamogelo M says:

    Aww get better soon! I love the outfit! it's so classy yet the floral print keeps it interesting. I can't believe it's from River Island!

  3. Jordan says:

    You look absolutely perfect!! The dress is absolutely perfect for so many occasions. I'd love to go to Ascot one day and wear one of those giant hats πŸ˜€ xx

  4. This dress is beautiful Elle, you look stunning! I've never been to Ascot but used to live nearby and always new when it was on haha! Also, I do hope you're feeling better soon, sending lots of love xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  5. So sorry you couldn't go Ascot but there is always next year after all πŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling better Miss!

    Ashleigh x

    β™‘ Being Ashleigh – Lifestyle, Food, Photography and Fashion blog β™‘

  6. Lauren S says:

    I hope you feel better soon lovely, sending you big hugs! <3 The dress is so lovely, and it works on so many occasions such as weddings or stylish office wear!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  7. Aww Ellie! Hope you're okay lovely and feeling a LOT better! <3 You still managed to look amazing in these photos though ^__^ hehe. Have a good rest darling <3
    Jemma xx

  8. Such a beautiful dress! I hope you feel better soon hun! xoxo

  9. Meg Siobhan says:

    Really hope you feel better soon my dear!
    That is a lovely dress. And I just want to say I love the way you write. I feel it's the way I'd write, if my sense of humour could bypass from my head, to computer screen!

    A Little Twist Of…

  10. Beautylyme says:

    So sorry to hear you've been having such a hard time. I really hope you feel better soon xx


  11. Mia says:

    Lovely outfit, this dress is beyond gorgeous! πŸ™‚
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

  12. You look dropdead gorgeous! So in love with that dress on you! Love the pattern and its so chic!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Anonymous says:

    I've never had the chance to go to a wedding (my own will be my first I guess ^^). I really love your outfit for that special occasion. I hope you'll feel better soon <3
    Nati xx

  14. Rubi Ani says:

    Love that outfit! I can't believe the dress is from River Island! It looks more like Oasis or Warehouse.
    I hope you're feeling better soon!
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  15. LBG says:

    You look gorgeous! Perfect dress for a wedding! So sorry to hear you weren't well, hope you're doing better. Gossip Girl is always good medicine!

  16. I simply love how beautiful this floral dress is. It's absolutely gorgeous on you. It has this tailored look on you and I love the tailored look. Beautiful Elle.

    Kia / The House of KTS

  17. Bash Harry says:

    Aww you look gorgeous! BUT you should not be looking gorgeous and going out after your operation! I demand you go into your bedroom, put on some nice PJs and take a good long nap and not be beautiful for the time being. Seriously, I wish you will recover soon <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  18. Colleen says:

    a) I hope you feel better soon! b) your dress is amazing! i seem to always go for the black-grounded floral as well lol


  19. I really like your outfit, the dress looks gorgeous!

  20. Aw sorry to hear you've been unwell! Do hope you feel much better soon. The dress looks gorgeous! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  21. - Karen says:

    Eeek, get better! Now! Pretty please! πŸ™‚
    I would have never have guessed that the dress is River Island, it's so stunning! Loving your loose curls too!

    Style Sunriseβ˜€


  22. annie lee says:

    aww that's really a cute dress elle!

  23. angelina says:

    So sorry to hear that! You would've looked amazing at Royal Ascot. And Gossip Girl will definitely mend all wounds (:

    Angelina Is

  24. Holly Olivia says:

    I am so sorry to hear about you being ill, I am wishing for a speedy recovery for you. Your outfit here is really pretty, you looked amazing.

    Holly x

  25. Alina Bostan says:

    You look amazing despite how awful you must have been feeling. You poor thing though I really hope that everything starts to look up for you soon health wise and definitely take things slow because we're all still going to be here waiting for you (your posts are definitely worth the wait). Your health & well being comes first for sure πŸ˜€ sending you all the hugs x

    Beauty with charm

  26. Violet Roots says:

    Oh man that sounds absolutely awful! I'm glad to hear that so many people reached out to you and that it made a down and out day a bit brighter for you. I hope everything is smooth sailing in regards to your health from here on out!


  27. Beauty Bloss says:

    Love me some gossip girl, but I'm more of a Bass fan. I hope you're feeling a bit better and get released from hospital soon. The outfit is gorgeous!
    The Beauty Bloss

  28. Rosy Flynn says:

    For someone not feeling well you look amazing! Shame you didn't actually get to make it and sorry to read your op wasn't a success, been there before and worn the catheter t-shirt!

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Rosy |

  29. Emma Heapy says:

    Oh no you poor thing! Well you looked fab so at least you fainted in style x
    Glossy Boutique

  30. Glam O'Clock says:

    I had a tough time beginning of this year and I understand how stressing it is when you want to keep up with your blog and feel better at the same time but don't worry! We'll still be here! On another note (because it's still a outfit post too), I really love the dress and despite how bad you were feeling, you look gorgeous. Health comes first. I am sorry to read you had complications. I do really wish you well and to get better very soon! Can't wait to read your next post (but take all the time you need) xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

  31. Eden Mint says:

    Hope you feel better soon, Netflix and a cup of herbal tea works for me! Love your dress by the way, beautiful floral print πŸ™‚

  32. crafty-zone says:

    Oh, hope you're feel better now, Ellie! And I have no doubts why you're so in love with this dress, because I really like it too, it has stunning print and colors! πŸ™‚

  33. Sabina B. says:

    such a wonderful dress, love the print!

  34. Gorgeous outfit lady! a friend of mine always goes to similar events

    And I'm sorry you've been so sick, get better soon <3

    xx N
    Naomi in Wonderland

  35. Gabrielle says:

    You look ever so beautiful in this dress and I'm so disappointed for you that you didn't quite make it to Ascot – there's always next year though πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your chocolate-induced Gossip Girl marathon!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  36. Beautiful look Ellie! You look gorgeous as always πŸ™‚
    xx Sab

  37. Hey lovely I hope you're feeling better soon! Hopefully they can come up with a better solution soon! Don't worry about trying to keep up with blogging and commenting etc try rest and take all the time off that you need (which you're probably doing and don't need my approval haha!) Anyways I hope you get better soon πŸ™‚
    You looked lovely for Ascot and go you for managing to take photos beforehand! Hopefully next year will go better haha πŸ™‚

  38. Sorry to hear you missed Ascot, Rachel but the photo shoot is great. Hope you are feeling much better. I'm off to Ascot on Friday, now got to sort out my outfit!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  39. Maja K says:

    You look wonderful in this dress- great styling! πŸ™‚ I hope you get better very soon πŸ™‚ xx Maja

  40. Gail J says:

    These floral co-ord looks very lovely on you πŸ™‚

  41. Very beautiful floral dress, perfectly put together, you look gorgeous!
    I blog about jewelry and how to style jewelry with outfits, tell me what you think.

  42. Rachel-Beth says:

    Hi Elle, sorry to hear you are unwell- I hope you are recovering- Gossip Girl totally helps too πŸ˜› I adore this River Island dress, it is perfect for the races, or a wedding, like you said. It's awful that you collapsed at the station, but you still look stunning- not like a corpse at all haha

    Rachel xx

  43. glenka says:

    Very sorry to hear you have been unwell, I hope it all turns out ok in the end. I know when I am having a bad day ( and I have a lot of them ) I always feel so much better after reading your blog, you have such a great sense of humour and it really comes out in your writing style. Ever though you were ill you certainly didn't look it, you look really beautiful in that outfit.
    Make sure you take all the rest you need so you are back to your best as soon as you can.
    Take care and all the best.
    From Kelly.

  44. Stephanie says:

    Well you look amazing even if you were not feeling well. Love that dress! So pretty! Hope you feel better soon!

  45. Vicky says:

    Sorry to hear you've been so poorly and that you missed Ascot. You look lovely xx

  46. Sophie says:

    Sorry to hear you're still not 100% beautiful!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you. And if it is any consolation you look so wonderful in that dress. Sophie xxxx

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  48. benilhalk says:

    This is truly a stunning outfit. Those flowers make it even more interesting. I was also planning to attend that event but I had to cancel the plans as I got an engagement party planning project from very close friend. Lately we have been busy in finding the best party halls in Bay area. I wonder if anyone of you could help!

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