Shopping + Events: Trifecta Sale at Dandelion Boutique

Derby is a little bit like grown-up prom. It’s not just about the dress – it’s about the whole look. You want to look great from head to toe, hats to accessories. So if you’ve figured out the dress situation but are still looking for the perfect finishing touches, mark your calendar for this Saturday April 19th.

You’ll want to hop out of bed and head over to Dandelion (3729 Lexington Road) for their 4th Annual Trifecta Sale. Combine any three accessories  – hats, scarves, jewelry, bags – and score 20% off. You can do three pieces of jewelry, a hat/bag/earrings combo, bag/necklace/earrings, you name it – just grab three items to save. I promise it won’t be hard to find three things you love and no worries about spending a fortune, the price points at Dandelion mean you can save or splurge.

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the store (if you’ve received a gift from me in the last two years, chances are it’s from Dandelion) and they generously lent us a ton of great accessories for the Derby shoot. So here’s all the details on the sale and then I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites that you can score on sale this weekend.


Dandelion Boutique 4th Annual Trifecta Sale

Saturday, April 19th from 10 am to 7 pm
Receive 20% off when you buy any combo of three accessories
Handbags, clutches, jewelry, hats or fascinators
Brands: Arturo Rios (hats), David Aubrey, Towne & Reese, Melie Blanco, Latico, Zenzii, We Dream in Colour

Images: Whitney Neal Photography

 

 Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dandelion Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own and I would never write about a store or brand I didn’t love and trust.

Events + Derby Dress of the Day: Gilt Designer Outlet in Louisville

You guys, good news. If you’ve driven past the Best Buy/Dee’s/Golf Galaxy shopping center on Shelbyville Road, this may be old news but if you haven’t – Gilt.com is bringing their outlet back to Louisville. And it’s just in time for last minute Derby shopping.

The Gilt.com Designer Outlet will once again, only be open for a month. It opens its doors on April 25th and closes up shop on May 21.

The designer outlet will house a selection of Gilt¹s top designer brands – from men’s and women’s apparel and accessories to home goods, kids goods and more – all at up to 90% off retail prices. There will be thousands of items on sale at the shop. Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and Missoni are among the top brands that will fill this temporary brick-and-mortar retail space.

Last year, my pal Caitlin scored a Kitchen Aid mixer for $45 (!!!!) and I snagged some Current Elliott jeans for less than $30. And those were just a couple of my favorite finds. The shoe section alone had me preoccupied for at least 40 minutes.

Definitely mark your calendar. The good news is, if you can’t make it the first few days, they restocked pretty regularly so anytime you pop in, there’s more good stuff.

In honor of the outlet return, I’ve hit up Gilt.com for some Derby dress options. I love this embellished boat neck dress for a night out. Definitely something a little different than your standard LBD.

derbyEmbellished Boat Neck Dress: Antik Batik


Gilt.com Designer Outlet Details

April 25 – May 21
Address: 5073 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207
In the same shopping center as Best Buy, Dee’s Crafts, Golf Galaxy and McDonald’s
Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 12 – 8 pm
Closed Mondays

More Gilt.com Derby Options:

Events + Yay It’s a Giveaway: Talking Runway for the Roses with Gunnar Deatherage

The weather may not agree but it’s officially Derby season around here. Leading up to the big race, local gals have the chance to check out the latest fashion at a number of local fashion events. One of the most anticipated is NFocus Magazine’s Runway for the Roses.

The event is a stand-out based on the unique perspective of the magazine’s Creative Director Gunnar Deatherage. You may recognize Deatherage from his time on Project Runway, where he presented at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. He’s now back in Louisville, putting his high-fashion touch on the magazine and its events.  In between preparing for the big runway show on April 2nd, Deatherage took some times to talk Derby, Louisville favorites and his inspiration with me.

Last but not least, NFocus is generously giving two General Admission tickets away to one lucky Lou What Wear reader. So check out Gunnar’s favorites and then make sure to enter for two seats!

Runway for the Roses
A Derby Fashion Show Presented by Dillard’s
Wednesday, April 2 | 6 – 9 pm | Mellwood Art Center | Ballroom #3
Tickets Available at NFocusLouisville.com
General Admission: $35 | VIP: $60

  • The Goods: Two Tickets to Runway for the Roses
  • To Enter: To make things easier for everyone, I’m using RaffleCopter for this giveaway
  • REQUIRED: Comment below and answer the following question: What’s your favorite pre-Derby event?
  • BONUS ENTRIES: Use RaffleCopter to do as many or as few of these as you want. The more you do, the most entries you’ll get!
  • Giveaway Closes: Monday March 31st
  • Winning: One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter.com and announced on Monday March 31st as an update to this post.
  • How to Redeem: I’ll drop you a line with deets on how to get your goodies.
  • Details: There will be one winner. Open to US Residents Only. Please only enter if you can attend on April 2nd.

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