A FOTF guide to being a good loser

FOTF ahhh the glamour, the champagne, the luxury. FOTF is a escape that gives many of us something to look forward to and helps us get through our regular anything but glamorous life. Now here’s the thing about FOTF for how ever many of us that enter there is only one deemed the Best Dressed. That leaves a sea of immaculately dressed, styled, groomed and all kinds of fabulous women not receiving such a title on the day.

Image sourced : Geraldton Turf Club

Image sourced : Geraldton Turf Club

Now I admit that shock horror I've only recently learnt the art of being a good loser. I have struggled with who's judging, what the winners wearing, interpretations on 'millinery' and why oh why was my outfit not deemed a winning look by the judges. With my business and blog I'm regularly contacted by women sharing these same thoughts and feelings. Because lets be real, when you’ve gone to a lot and I MEAN A LOT of effort for the day it can really sting when your efforts aren't rewarded.

My favourite outfit. I didn’t win a sash but man I felt AMAZING - nailed that FOTF tulle trend of 2018

My favourite outfit. I didn’t win a sash but man I felt AMAZING - nailed that FOTF tulle trend of 2018

As you may know over the last few months I’ve had to miss a few rounds of FOTF for family and health reasons. Its been hard to miss out and one day in particular (Pinjarra how you haunt me) was physically frustrating, I mean I had to clean my house like crazy to cope! However, something funny happened with this distance. I was able to actually get to the core of what was upsetting me. Yes of course I love the fashion aspect but really I missed my friends, a good chat and the atmosphere of the track. Distance actually provided me the opportunity to celebrate how amazing my friends looked without comparison. It made me think of this quote by Theodore Roosevelt:

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And so I’m going to say something really crazy here, with all due respect, maybe FOTF isn’t ‘all about the sash’? Maybe its all about the community, our friends and the creative outlet that is FOTF!

Lots of Love

Bethy B

Bethany Brajkovich