Now that I’ve decided to go to Oaks, I’m thinking more and more about what to wear. This DVF ruffled beauty has been put into the Oaks bucket but you could certainly sport it for Derby too.
I love the bright bold pink and I know some people may think they need to down play the shoes when the dress is so bright but I go the other way. I think it’s a great opportunity to go all out. Pair this pretty with some bright green or blue sandals. Not into sandals, try this graphic ankle strap pair from ASOS. I’m thinking you could have a lot of fun doing a hat to go with any of these options.
If you’re going to be in the Paddock or walking around a lot, I’d probably opt for something more sensible but I think this sophisticated style is perfect for the Jockey Club Suites, Millionaire’s Row or to sport to the newest area of the track, The Mansion.
Diane von Furstenberg Pandora Ruffled Sheer-Back Dress | Brian Atwood Laplata Sandals | ASOS Heels | Tibi Amber 1 Band Sandals
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I love the infield at Derby. I think I’m a smidge past (I don’t think, I know and I may be a little more than a smidge past) the age of appropriateness for the third turn but it wasn’t too long ago that I was partying it up in the infield. So I couldn’t leave it out of the Derby dress break down.
Tons of times I saw gals decked out in the infield only to have their fab attire ruined by spills, mud and other madness. I love a good American flag tee and jean shorts for the infield but if you still want to don a dress, choose something comfy and cool.
I love this tie-dye dress from ASOS because it’s cool and comfy (and inexpensive) but you’ll still look put together. For shoes, the combination of mud, glass and other potential nastiness has me anti-sandals or flip flops. I’d sport a fun pair of Keds or if it’s raining (or has been raining) opt for rain boots. You won’t regret it.
First off, I have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the lovely birthday messages. They truly mean the world and I appreciate you indulging me in my birthday diva-ness. It was a great, fun-filled birthday but (I can’t believe I’m saying this), I’m kinda glad it’s all over. Now it’s on to March Madness. Unfortunately, my beloved Wildcats didn’t make the tournament but I’ll be cheering on my hometown Miami Hurricanes.
Now it’s back to work. For work, I’ve always been drawn to black and white. So it’s nice that it’s “on trend” for this spring especially since I can just dig in my closet for my basics. I just added a little peek of neon to spice things up a little.
Black Pants: Tory Burch (old – similar here); White Blouse: Unknown (I think I bought it at Loehmann’s a long time ago); Neon Pumps: Sole Society; Polka Dot Bag: Marc Jacobs; Jeweled Collar: ASOS
Photos by Whitney Neal.
The title of this post should probably be edited to mention the insane paleness of my legs but instead, I’m going to focus on the positive (at least in the post title). Seriously, I think the blinding is being done by my legs instead of the jacket. Definitely time to get away or least get a spray tan.
Okay moving on. I love this jacket (last seen here) but in the past had relegated to pairing it with an all-black ensemble. But after breaking it out for dinner with friends over the holidays and then seeing this picture of Jacey from Damsel in Dior, I was inspired to show that it can be paired as easily for day as night.
Nothing is more basic for day than jeans and a white t-shirt and nothing is more go-to for night than a LittleBlackDress and both get an added pop of fun with this jacket. I know some people may be over neon but I love it in moderation and it looks like it will be sticking around for at least another season.
What are you thoughts on neon? Love it or hate it?
Jacket: ZARA (old, similar here and here)
Day Look – Jeans: Banana Republic; T-Shirt: Gap; Wedges: Target; Necklaces: Jami & Piperlime; Bracelets: Stella & Dot and Gigglosophy
Night Look – Dress: ASOS (old, similar here and here. ASOS has tons of great options); Shoes: STEVEN; Necklaces: Spike the Punch – here and here
Photos by Whitney Neal.
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