Kentucky Derby Style: Pretty in Pastels

When it comes to Kentucky Derby looks, this one is right up my alley. I love the light weight, bright dress (and the fact that it has straps) finished off with a minty fascinator. I’d snatch up this entire look for a day outdoors at the track. This would actually be perfect for gals heading to the Paddock area or with walk-around tickets. A dress that stands out in a shape that won’t have you messing with straps or adjusting all day. And by that, I mean perfect to run around and have fun in all day. Pair it with wedges like Shannon did and you’ll be good for a long day at Churchill Downs.

Local gals, if you’re looking to get a custom piece made this weekend you can stop by The Mill, Kenzie Kapp’s studio downtown (or give her a shout) or you can meet up with Britni from Headcandi today at Dress & Dwell, tomorrow at Bella Rose in Lexington or Saturday at Clodhoppers in St. Matthews!

Kelly Kelido Dress (available online here AND it’s only $52!) – Dress & Dwell 
Fascinator – Maureen’s Creations
Small  Ivory Clutch – Dandelion 

Credits:

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

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Kentucky Derby Style: Bright Blue

Today’s look feels fancy to me. It may be because I feel like Lee – today’s friend/model – is fancy (she’s always on the best vacations) or it may be the Kenzie Kapp fascinator but I feel like this is a have tickets to the {Turf Club/Jockey Club Suites/5th Floor Clubhouse} fancy. Okay but not too fancy and definitely not stuffy but just like you should be hanging in a elite area of the track. It doesn’t hurt that this fascinator is beyond fabulous. I love the floral/feather pairing and again, anything with height is a friend of mine.

I’ve clearly been digging a lot of the more non-traditional Derby looks this year with lots of rompers and skirt combos and this crop combo is one of my favorites – maybe cause it looks like a dress here but can offer way more options. This Milly cropped tank could end up being one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. Wear it with high-waisted skirts, shorts or denim (would look so cute with dark flares). This skirt will also get lots of wear and could go just as easily with a tee and ankle boots as it would with heels and a great blouse for work. Clearly I’m all about stretching your buck when it comes to dropping coin on a Derby look!

If you’re on the hunt for a great dress definitely stop in to see the gals at Clodhoppers. I’ve bought many a Derby dress there and the gals are always honest about what works and what doesn’t. They’ve also got TONS of Milly options along with other great designers like Alice + Olivia, Trina Turk and more. Tell ‘em I sent you!

Gotta run because Derby madness at work is consuming my life. Happy Wednesday and remember only 24 days ’til Derby!

What to Wear to the Kentucky Derby * Derby Hats by Kenzie Kapp (3)Milly Crop Top and Skirt – Also Available at Clodhoppers 
Blue and Coral Fascinator by Kenzie Kapp 
Gold Cuff and Black Matte Pearl Earrings from Dandelion 

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What to Wear to the Kentucky Derby * Derby Hats by Kenzie Kapp (4)Credits:

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

More Milly!

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Kentucky Derby Style: Green and Floral Neoprene

Gotta keep it short and sweet today  – just like today’s pretty model/friend Shannon :  ) – because work is slowly threatening to drown me. Well work or the 8 more inches of rain we’re getting today. I just have to keep thinking – April showers bring May flowers. Bring on the flowers.

I bet a lot of us don’t go out thinking we want a green fascinator or hat to top off our Derby look but I am pretty obsessed with this floral piece by Britni at Headcandi especially when paired with this floral fit and flare dress. Speaking of the dress, it’s another Dress & Dwell number that will have you doing a double take on how reasonable it is.

You probably recognize this print since it’s similar to one J.Crew had out last year. I can say after seeing both in person that this one is just as cute and high-quality as the original version. The neoprene makes it really comfortable and also smooths everything out (we all know that’s a thing). This dress would also be great for Kentucky Oaks. If you’re a gal that doesn’t like to do a ton of pink, this has just enough for you to feel festive without going full on saccharine sweet or Barbie pink. You’ll also be sure to get plenty of wear out of this after the track. I’d pair it with white Chucks or Supergas and a denim jacket or vest for a summer bbq. Basically I’m saying you need this dress.

Kentucky Derby Outfit Inspiration * Kentucky Derby Hats * Dress & Dwell Floral Dress + Headcandi Fascinator (4)Floral Under the Sea Dress – Dress & Dwell (available online through this link)
Lime Green Floral 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. 

Kentucky Derby Outfit Inspiration * Kentucky Derby Hats * Dress & Dwell Floral Dress + Headcandi Fascinator (2)

Kentucky Derby Outfit Inspiration * Kentucky Derby Hats * Dress & Dwell Floral Dress + Headcandi Fascinator (3)

Kentucky Derby Outfit Inspiration * Kentucky Derby Hats * Dress & Dwell Floral Dress + Headcandi Fascinator (1)Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Dresibach Wholesale Florists
Model – Shannon Barger

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