Who Is Ready for Derby??

Shop: Dress | Fascinator (One, Two, Three) | Clutch | Shoes | Necklace 

Are you ready for Derby? I’m ready! I have my dress and my fascinator all laid out. What are you wearing? We are a week out from one of the most popular horse races in the US, the Kentucky Derby. It is a tradition if you go to the Derby to wear a hat or a fascinator. I am not a huge hat person, but fascinators are right up my alley. To the point that I am wearing one for my wedding. Fascinators are pretty much all the rage right now and a great alternative to wearing a hat. I think they are great to show your personality or to add a pop of color to your outfit. I have linked many affordable fascinators here and below.

Now on to the dress! What do you wear to the Kentucky Derby? A fancy dress of course. When I get a chance to get all dolled up, I always take it. Going to Churchill Downs on this special day is one of those chances. The Derby is basically a fashion show. The higher the heels and the bigger the hat the better. I bought this dress a couple months ago on sale from Draper James and saved it for this specific event. Isn’t it perfect? (find a similar dress here).

This week heading into the Kentucky Derby there are many fun activities that us locals and out of towners can get involved in, such as Beer Fest, Wine Fest, Boat Race, Pegasus Parade, Chow Wagon and multiple others you can find here.

Happy Derby Week!


Derby Fashion

The Kentucky Derby was this past Saturday. Since I live in Louisville it is always a big deal in town leading up to the main event.

I have attended the Derby many times but this one was the best one yet because I had an awesome seat near the finish line, I got to go with with my beau, and I made a winning bet! #Awesome #Winning

Your Derby outfit is always a big deal and a even bigger deal is your head piece. I wore a fascinator to the races. If you aren’t a huge hat fan than a fascinator is a way to go. Mine was made by a friend of a friend. Check out her Facebook page (here). She has some great pieces that won’t break the bank. I chose to wear a simple pink pleated dress (similar here) with gold and chalcedony jewelry (earrings here, necklace here). I finished the look with my favorite bag (here) and tan strappy caged sandals (here). I received a lot of compliments on this outfit and it is definitely one of my favorites. Shop the rest of the look below. Hope you enjoy!