Gemma Collins cracked open the booze early doors as she prepared for a day of fun at Royal Ascot .
The TOWIE star, 37, enjoyed a glass of fizz as she glammed up for her day at the races, and even doused herself in holy oil in a bid to bring herself luck throughout the day.
“So we’re starting off as we mean to go on,” she explained on Instagram Stories.
“We’re off to the races and I’ve got Braddles here with me and basically this is our breakfast. We are going to win some serious money today.”
The businesswoman, who runs a busy Brentwood boutique as well as starring on the ITVBe reality show, was excited to spend a rare day off at the iconic track in Berkshire.
She said: “I work so hard, I deserve a good GC day out!”
Gemma, who described her enormous feathery hat as “absolutely stunning” on Instagram Stories, continued to get into the party spirit by drinking rosé wine during the car journey.
She added: “I’ve got an amazing outfit, I’ve got an amazing hat. Here’s to the races!”
And the former Celebrity Big Brother star didn’t disappoint, as she debuted a stunning gold dress, complete with over the top fascinator and shoes which were a gift from 30-year-old boyfriend James Argent.
She added a snap on Instagram, writing: “Feeling lucky today hope to have some good wins and thank you @real_arg for my Gucci shoes.”