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!
Happy Derby Week All! If you are from Kentucky you know what this week entails. There are many festivities that lead up to this anticipated 2 minute horse race that takes place the first Saturday in May. Such festivities as the Derby Parade, Chow Wagon, Wine & Beer Fest, The Oaks and many more (check out the list of events here). Going to the races is usually all about the hat, but in my case it is about the fascinator. What you choose to wear on your head is a fashion statement, so you want to choose wisely. This one is from Griffin Hatters, check them out for all your hat needs for men and women.
What is your fashion statement for the Derby? Check out my pick below.