Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Derby Blue



(Nanette Lepore , AJs Casuals Lexington KY), shoes (Boutique 9), clutch (Kate Spade), fascinator (Hats by Madelyn, AJs Casuals, Lexington KY), earrings (Target), watch (Cartier), bracelet (J.Crew)
For us Kentuckians, this is a wonderful time of year.  The horse races are in full swing at Keeneland which can only mean one thing....The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner.  Now look, many a spectator is in it for the races; however, I am a horse of a different color (so bad, right, but how could I resist that pun).  For me, the Derby is all about the fashion!  What with the glamourous hats & the lady like dresses--it is a fashion spectator's dream.  While I am loving the idea of a minimal stripe paired with a peplum (clearly, as I paired a very similar Look Last Year) , don't steer clear of vibrant hues or even florals.  My gal Danielle of Lou What Wear is basically giving it to us live from Churchill Downs---she is doing a series this whole month illustrating different frocks that suit the different areas of the track--I am so loving this! Also, the lovely ladies over at AJs Casuals can outfit your look from head to toe--gorgeous dresses, fascinators, & hats galore! Even if you're not visiting the Bluegrass State for the races this year, throw a little soiree in honor of the horses---what better excuse to get all dolled up Southern Style!  Make it a good one, gang!
photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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  1. dancingwithashleyApril 17, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    My husband goes to the Derby every year. I need to actually go with him one year. Such a cute outfit...very "Carrie esque" with the hat. :-)

  2. You look so adorable - what a fun event to dress for...I've always wondered what it would be like to go! Your dress + hat is perfect - stylish, but not over the top :)

  3. Laura @ Chaotic DomesticApril 17, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    Gorgeous dress! Absolutely love the peplum! I've always wanted to go to the Derby.

  4. Gorgeous dress and so appropriate for the event. A fascinator is a must of course :-)

    Lady of Style

  5. Classy Chic & ChardonnayApril 17, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    I can't wait to go to VA's Gold Cup Horse Race in a month!! I love love the fun hats and dresses!

    -Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  6. Gorgeous! Love the fascinator! I'm off to Foxfield next weekend and can't wait to see what people are wearing. And potentially seeing a horse.

  7. My gosh I love that fascinator! Such a classy look!

  8. I love seeing all of the hats people wear to the Kentucky Derby. That bracelet you're wearing is super pretty!

    Kristina does the Internets

  9. Your pun is so funny! I love it.

    Anyhoo, you look fresh and flirty in your blue and white stripes. I love the fascinator. I always love trying them on, but have been afraid to buy one. {Sigh}, I wish I had a Kentucky Derby to go too.

    Sue xo

  10. You may be interested to know that there is no shortage of Derby parties here in St. Louis. We have a grand time, and yes, we wear hats. :o)