Derby Dress of the Day: For a 3rd Floor Box

If you’ve been following along in my Pinterest Derby adventures, you know that I’m gravitating towards two major trends for spring – floral prints and black & white. I’m planning on doing a big black & white wrap up but when I spotted this dress earlier this week, I knew I had to share it.

Mostly I love the colors in this print and I think you could do some really fun hat pairings with it. I also love that while the print is a little wild, the style is simple. As with many of the dresses, you could wear this pretty anywhere but I picked it for a 3rd floor box based on the colors and the price point (around $160 – super reasonable!).

 

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Printed Fern Vine Dress: Isla & Lulu

 


Want more options? Here’s some other floral prettiness for you to peruse:

Outfit Post: Boucle Bump

I’m interrupting Derby dresses (very momentarily) for a quick bump in the road (sorry that was way cheesy, I can’t help it sometimes).

So I’m still pregnant. 42 days and counting. Honestly, if you asked me how many hours/minutes/seconds I had left, I could probably tell you. Have I mentioned that I’m ready for this to be over yet? I know I shouldn’t complain but I have officially entered the dog days of pregnancy. I’m a giant, the acne is uncontrollable and the amount of things that fit decreases exponentially by the day. On the other hand, I’m still woefully unprepared for baby Reese to actually be here. The preparation to-do list still has way too many unchecked boxes – so I guess I’ll just have to hang in there (May 22nd can’t come soon enough). You’d think I’d be doing a better job my second time around but not so much.

On to the outfit, I bought three pairs of these ZARA leggings (navy, black and gray) way back at the beginning of this ride and they have been serious lifesavers. A week hasn’t gone by where I haven’t broken out at least one pair. They’re not maternity but the placement of the elastic on them made them perfect as I got bigger. They may be finally entering the end of their wear these last few weeks but they were, by far, the best $33 (a piece) I spent over the course of this pregnancy.

Thankfully these Banana Republic basics have also made a great transition from regular wear to maternity wear. And by transition, I mean they still fit. That being said, I’m definitely not against investing in some good maternity basics – especially now that they are getting to be some of the only things that fit.

p.s. – I’ll be back on the Derby train tomorrow and I’ll be posting a Dress of the Day later this afternoon!

Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (1)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (3)Jacket & Stripe Silk Blouse: Banana Republic (old, seen in better days here); Navy Leggings/Pants: ZARA (no lie – best pregnancy purchase by far); Cuff Bracelet: Dandelion Boutique; Flats: Old Navy (sold out online but should still be available in stores)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (2)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (6)
Maternity Style * 33 weeks * Stripe Top * Boucle Jacket (7)p.s. – no i wasn’t sleepy when i took these, my face has swollen up to the level where I always look half-asleep. Nice right?

Photos by Whitney Neal.

 

 

 

Derby Dress of the Day: A Touch of Grey

No, today’s post isn’t sponsored by Just for Men. Instead it’s full of Joie.

Okay enough ridiculousness. When I walked into Blink Boutique, I immediately gravitated to this pale, gray Joie number. A lot of people might not think of such a muted color for a spring day at the track but I love how this dress let’s your hat (and accessories) do the talking; and this Headcandi piece has a lot to say.

Ann picked out this bright, bold and very fun hat to top off the dress for a day in the Turf Club. If you’ve got a ticket to the fancier areas of the track, stop into Blink and let them help you pick out the perfect look. The gals in there will shoot you straight on what looks good and the range of designers is great for different body types. If you stop in, tell ‘em I sent you (and if you want to add a Joie blouse or two for me – that would be great, k?).

Headcandi Head Piece * Derby Style * Joie Norton Floral Jacquard Dress (1)Dress: Joie Norton Floral Jacquard Available at Blink Boutique
(Lexington Rd – St. Matthews)

Hat: Headcandi
Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties Available at Dress & Dwell
Headcandi Head Piece * Derby Style * Joie Norton Floral Jacquard Dress (3)
Headcandi Head Piece * Derby Style * Joie Norton Floral Jacquard Dress (2)
Headcandi Head Piece * Derby Style * Joie Norton Floral Jacquard Dress (4)Photos by Whitney Neal.

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