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!

XoXo
Alli

Home is the Key: White House Black Market Ankle Pant

What is Home is Key? It is Habitat for Humanity’s national campaign to help address the nation’s rising affordable housing problem. Did you know that one in four households in the US pays more then 30% of their income for housing, leaving it very difficult to afford other basic necessities? Having affordable housing allows families to have more resources and live healthier safer lives.  Home is Key wants to unlock the future for many families this April by educating and partnering with people that want to help spread their message. So why not do your part?

There are many ways to get involved in this project, but one I want to specifically focus on in this post deals with shopping, of course! Chico’s FAS, the parent company of White House Black Market (WHBM), Chico’s, and Soma Intimates is supporting this campaign by allowing their customers to donate in each of their stores or online. Also the company has picked specific items from the stores that all the proceeds from that item will be donated to Home is Key during a set time. From April 23-May 31st WHBM proceeds from every Comfort Stretch Ankle Pant sold will go to support Habitat. These pants are super comfy, have great stretch (lets face it ladies we love a pant that has a little give), and the fit is excellent (true to size). I only have one pair, but I am thinking I need to invest in another, especially since it can help a family have a safe living environment and also because they look great with my cactus shirt! 🙂

So join me and get involved by visiting Habitat.org/key and make a donation in any amount. Home is the Key runs through April 30. Every little bit helps!

XoXo
Alli

Thank you Habitat for Humanity for Sponsoring this post
Photography: Erin Trimble