Kentucky Derby Style: Coming up Roses

The Derby is commonly referred to as the Run for the Roses and this look really embodies that vibe. Once again, we’re going with a crop top and skirt combo this time pairing this black Milly top from Clodhoppers with this gorgeous floral skirt from Dress & Dwell. This whole look is perfect for the track but I think it would work equally well for one of the Derby eve galas, just take off the fascinator and go with a strappy black sandal and you’re set.

Shameless plug here: I’m working (all the time) on the Hermitage Grand Gala, a new Derby eve gala hosted by Junior Bridgeman and Steve Wilson & Laura Lee Brown. Every day we get more scoop on the celebrities coming in town and more details on how the event will be coming together. Hint: It’s going to be pretty amazing.

This event has been the reason my posting has been so spotty but it’s truly going to be a one-of-a-kind experience. I’m really excited to share behind the scenes pictures and a whole look at the event afterwards. So stay tuned for that. But if you’re coming in town for Kentucky Derby and are looking for a big gala to attend, you can find all the ticket information here.

Derby Poppy Red Poppy Skirt from Dress & Dwell; Milly Black Crop Top from Clodhoppers 
Red and Black Fascinator
by Headcandi
Looking for a hat? Contact Britni and she’ll whip something up for you or pair one of her already made creations with your dress. 

Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Dreisbach Florals
Model –  Megan Blackburn 

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Derby Dress a Day: Just Rent It

I’ll admit it. I am struggling to figure out my Derby look. I’m trying to hunt down a dress for the track and a dress for the Hermitage Grand Gala, the night before Derby (nope I’m not fancy enough to attend as a guest – I’ll be working at that puppy).

Today I stumbled on to Rent The Runway and I’m hoping to finally pick out a couple options for both – at a big fraction of the price. Remember this green Shoshanna number from a week or so ago? You can rent it here. Not sure where your seats will be? Rent one fancy option and one more laid back option to have as a back-up.

Not sure what will work best with your hat? Pick out a couple. So much less commitment, so much less to spend and so many options. Here’s a few of my favorites along with a ton more options below. Happy Renting!

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Hunter Bell Watercolor Dive Dress | ML Monique Lhuillier Ever After Dress | Hunter Bell Clear Day Sheath

More Rent The Runway options… 

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Shopping + Louisville: Dandelion Trifecta Derby Sale

Do you have your Derby dress yet? If so, you are way ahead of me. Cheers to you. Now it’s time to finish off your look.

Even if you don’t have your Derby dress yet or even if you’re not going to the track, there’s a sale this weekend at my favorite spot Dandelion that you won’t want to miss. On Saturday April 18th from 10 am to 6 pm, Dandelion will be hosting their Annual Trifecta Sale. All hats, handbags and jewelry will be on sale. Buy one piece, save 10%. Buy two, save 15%. Buy three or more, save 20%. Good stuff right?

You can snag three hats, three pieces of jewelry, two handbags and a jewelry, etc, etc, etc. Whatever combination of goodies you pick, you’ll save.

Dandelion (located in the Vogue St. Matthews – 3729 Lexington Road) is my go-to for last minute outfit additions and they helped finish off more than a handful of this year’s Kentucky Derby Style looks. Some of my favorites are below. I’m thinking of running in and picking up a pair of the matte black studs this weekend. They come in a really cool mauve/pink color too so maybe that will be my sale combo.

Their jewelry selection this time of year is especially good with TONS of options from simple to colorful and standout (check out the drop earrings below). If you pop in, be sure to tell them you saw it on Lou What Wear!

 

Dandelion Boutique 
Annual Trifecta Sale
Saturday, April 18th from 10 am to 6 pm 
3729 Lexington Road – in the Vogue Center

Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o FiftyFlowers.com 

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dandelion but since it’s one of my most favorite stores in Louisville, I’ve written about them countless times and definitely always recommend you stopping in. All opinions are my own.

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