Nude and just a bit Rude…

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I can’t believe I forgot to post this up! My nude – and slightly rude, as you’ll discover – outfit for the Audi Polo way back at the beginning of August. Ah, how distant those long summer days seem now. It’s only a month later but already I’m putting my dressing gown on over my clothes when I sit at the computer.

Anyway, here I am on my way to the Audi Polo at Coworth Park, pretending to read the Audi Polo magazine and showing off my bright orangey-red nails. (Dior Riviera, see here.) (I’m pretending to read the magazine because I can’t read in a moving car, not because it isn’t interesting. When we stopped in traffic I had a good old flick through and learnt some interesting things about Argentinian polo players. Oh yes.)

audi polo challenge 2013

A closer view of my face: this was less than twelve hours after my friend’s wedding. I wasn’t feeling at all good. Thank the heavens above for By Terry Sheer Expert and Chanel’s Les Beiges! I went for very nude makeup to go with my very nude outfit, mainly because I couldn’t quite get it together to do anything more complicated. I was going to bang on a bright red lip, but I simply didn’t trust my shaking hands.

audi polo challenge 2013

Outfit! Nude, nude and a touch of coral with the little Anya Hindmarch bag. The dress is Halston Heritage – but guess where I found it? TK Maxx! In the Gold Label section! What a find. It’s made up of thousands of tiny pleats and it has a nude-coloured belt attached that cinches in the waist. So far so good, but I’ll tell you a little problem. The front is quite low – you can see that, no? I decided not to wear a bra. All was good standing up, but when I sat down, you could see everything! I mean – all of it. Total boob exposure. I had to spend dinner with my scarf artfully draped over my chest.

ruth crilly audi polo challenge 2013

You can kind of see what I mean here – I’m not standing at a particularly good angle, though, so it’s not that flattering… Anyway, despite the chest issue, I love this dress. I bought a Catherine Malandrino silk jumpsuit at the same time – £79! – but I’m yet to wear that. I’m not sure it would have been entirely suitable for the Polo, at any rate. Oh – here’s Prince Harry:

prince harry polo uniform

Blurry, I know. But when you’re stalking someone on a long lens and your hands are trembling and you’re heavy breathing and all that… Only joking. It’s just because my iPhone is rubbish.

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