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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Kentucky Derby Style: Circle and a Dot

I think Derby is slowly taking over my life. With two big events we’re working on at the office, I turn around and it’s already 2 pm and I have yet to post my Derby dress of the day. Yes, I know I should be prepared and schedule these but life is getting the best of me these days. So I know you all probably could care less but either way, sorry for being so slow on these the last few days. I promise to get back on my game for the homestretch!

This look is so quintessential Derby. Light, breezy, a little sweet but chic and colorful. The pom-pom trim along the bottom of this Alexis shift from Circe is definitely my favorite. Small enough to just add a tiny touch of interest rather than looking too kiddie.Be sure to check out the crop top and skirt combo that’s also available in this pattern AND this big time save option from LOFT. This Kenzie Kapp fascinator is one of my favorites – the color combination is a little unexpected and goes perfectly with the simple black and white. The whole combo looked great on the always fabulous Kristen (seriously, girl is always put together – I need to know her secret).

Speaking of Circe, you’re going to want to stop in and check out their selection if you’v got great tickets to the races. If you’re coming in from out of town, give them a call and let them walk you through some options that will be the perfect pairing with your Jockey Club Suite or Turf Club tickets. They can also help out your guy finish off his look with their “brother” store SWAG that carries a ton of bow tie, pocket squares and stand out socks.

I may end up calling them and just letting them figure out what I’m going to wear to Derby. Yup, definitely way behind in that category but hey, we’ve still got 17 shopping days. :  /

Black and White Dress: Alexis from Circe (skirt and top combo here; great option for less here)
Fascinator: Kenzie Kapp 

Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o FiftyFlowers.com
Model –  Kristen Cripe 

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