Derby Dress of the Day: Topped Off in Neon

We’re doubling up today with one beautiful Headcandi piece paired with two bright and fun dresses. With the races a little more than a week away, I know everyone’s in crunch mode but there’s still time to get your look together. I’ve been sharing lots of Louisville sales/store events over on facebook – so follow along there if you’re looking to stay up on local happenings.

It’s also been a lot of fun to see how gals outside the bluegrass are getting Derby ready. And while I can agree a Derby party is definitely in order no matter what next weekend, there is truly nothing better than being at the track on the first Saturday in May (let the FOMO begin). Bucket list item for sure.

Today Kristen and Lynsey are both sporting the same headpiece with gorgeous Milly numbers from Clodhoppers. Kristen’s is definitely for the gal not afraid of color and standing out while Lynsey’s is for someone who’s looking to put a fun twist on traditional. If you’re still on the hunt for a dress, definitely swing into Clodhoppers¬† – I know they’ve been getting more dresses in by the day!

Modeled by Lynsey Creech and Kristen Cripe
Photos by Whitney Neal.

On Lynsey:
Dress: Milly available at Clodhoppers | Bracelet: Dandelion | Hat: Headcandi
On Kristen:
Dress: Milly available at Clodhoppers | Bag: Dandelion | Hat: Headcandi

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Derby Dress of the Day: For the Mansion

The Mansion is a {relatively} new area at the track. Opening last year during Derby week, the Mansion is touted as an “elegant” and “luxurious” space that allows you to spend the day watching the races in a swanky, private section of the track that feels more like a home than a sports venue. Fancy right?

As much as I’d love to say I’ve experienced this part of Churchill Downs first hand, I’ve yet to lay eyes on this section but that doesn’t mean I can’t imagine what one might wear there. With it’s more modern feel, I imagine you can be a little more bold and daring here rather than following the more traditional preppy styles commonly found in the old-school elegance of the Turf Club or 5th Floor Clubhouse.

So when I saw these cut-out dresses, I immediately pegged them for a day at the Mansion. You can certainly wear these, especially the adorable pink stripe version, in other areas of the track but I like the sexier vibe these have that fit the mood of the newest section of Churchill.

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Nookie Two Tone Shift Dress | TIBI Blanket Stripe Dress

Derby Dress of the Day: Navy Pops

I’m sitting here working on this post watching the finishers come through of the Kentucky Derby Mini and Full Marathon. Nothing like watching someone run 26.2 miles in under 2.5 hours while I sit on my butt to make you feel lazy. But seriously, big congrats to anyone who went out this morning and crushed 13.1 or 26.2 miles. This may be all lip service but I’m thinking of trying to train for the mini next year. We’ll see how that goes.

The Marathon is another one of those great Derby events that gets you in the mood for Derby week. So with only TWO WEEKS until the races, it’s crunch time to get your look nailed down. Don’t panic though, you’ve still got time. If you’re in the bluegrass, head out to the local shops and start trying on dresses and if you’re not – head over here, check out some of my favorites and order away. My suggestion is to pick a site with free returns (like Revolve, Shopbop, Nordstrom), order a few dresses and then try them on at home before settling on a favorite.

Today’s look is featuring another lovely from Dress & Dwell on my friend and co-worker Hayley. This dress was tried on by a few gals and was universally flattering – it’s also the perfect blank palette for lots of colorful accessories (like her amazing Brain Atwood heels). Oh and did I mention it’s only $68.

p.s. – Today is the Dandelion Trifecta Sale! I’m about to head up there to use a little birthday gift card I have. Stop by and save on all kinds of Derby accessories!

Dress: The Navy Sweetheart from Dress & Dwell; Hat: Headcandi; Clutch: Dandelion; Heels: Brian Atwood

Photos by Whitney Neal. 

 

 

 

 

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