Derby Dresses of the Day: Think Pink! It’s Oaks Day!

Woo Hoo!

As I’m writing this, it feels like it’s Christmas Eve or maybe, Christmas Eve’s eve. As you read this, I may be waking exhausted since I may be too excited to sleep (thank you Five Hour Energy). Today’s my day to get all glammed up and hit the track and thankfully the weather is supposed to cooperate (fingers crossed).

It’s all about thinking pink for Oaks – the day is all about the ladies, or fillies, and the pink is a celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors -  but that doesn’t mean you have to pull a Miss Piggy and go head-to-toe pink. I love the idea of subtly incorporating pink into your look. For my look, this light and airy number from Dress & Dwell has the perfect Southern combination of green and pink. And well Beth, she’s looking like a sophisticated and modern Barbie doll. I am absolutely obsessed with this headCandi fascinator - the pink, the polka dots, the black and white. In love.

I can’t wait to share pictures of the fascinator Britni made for me (i’m sure you’ll be able to sneak a look on instagram today). She dropped it off and I definitely swooned a little.

If you’re going to be at the track, make sure to snap a picture and send it to me at danielle@louwhatwear.com – I can’t wait to see all the stylish guys and gals out there!

On Beth - Dress: Dolce Vita White Dress available at Dress & Dwell; Fascinator: headCandi by Britni Knable; Shoes: ZARA; Clutch: Beth’s
On Me – Dress: Dress & Dwell; Hat: headCandi by Britni Knable; Clutch and Necklace: Dandelion; Heels: Dolce Vita (old)










 Photos by Whitney Neal.

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Style Spotting: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Oaks & Derby

Derby is over. All the build up, parties, events and more leading up to the most exciting two minutes in sports. And then the countdown until next year begins.

So let’s start the countdown with some pics from this year’s festivities!

p.s. – If you have pics from Derby or Oaks for this post, send them to me at danielle@louwhatwear.com

Teddi & Quinn looking fab in fascinators and Spike The Punch

Drew & Your Faithful Editor. Dress: BCBG Generation, Fascinator: Maureen's Creation's

John & Lee at Oaks

Derby Ready!

Spencer and Maggie in Polka Dots on the backside.

Kevin & Shannon

Lindsay in THE Hat of all Hats. p.s. - She made it at Dee's Crafts

Megan & Michael

Courtney & Frances at Derby!

Yay It’s a Giveaway: Keeneland Shop Hat Giveaway!

Eeek! I am ridiculously excited to share today’s giveaway. Not gonna lie, it’s a good one. A seriously good one.

The always adorable Alex from the Keeneland Shop (follow them on twitter – @shopkeeneland) has given me not one but TWO amazing hats to giveaway to two lucky readers – just in time for Derby season.

If you haven’t been to the Keeneland Shop at the track, it’s definitely a place you must stop when walking into the track. This isn’t your normal gift shop – they carry just about everything you’d need to accessorize a great day at the races. including Tiffany & Co sunglasses, Longchamp bags and Vineyard Vines ties. Luckily for all of us that don’t live in Lexington, you can visit their online shop any time of year for the perfect preppy items. p.s. – UK fans – they carry a ton of great Kentucky gear (see my post on their tailgating items here).

On to the hats… I asked Alex to do a little modeling so you could get an idea of what they’d look like on. Pick your favorite and see the rules below on how to enter.

The Fascinator: I love the color of this one – perfect for Oaks. It’s also subtle enough to go with a lot of different options. You can make it your own by adding some additional wispy feathers to match your dress.

The Hat: The bow on this hat just makes me happy. I love the whimsy and simplicity. You can definitely add a little pop of color to this with some wispy feathers or a couple sweet flowers. Personally, I’d just sport it as is with a bold color dress. 

 

 

 

Now onto the important part – how to win!

Now to the part you’re been waiting for, how you win tickets.

  • The Goods: Two lucky ladies (or gentlemen) will win a hat or fascinator from the Keeneland Shop.
  • To Enter:
  • Giveaway Closes: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Midnight.
  • Winning: One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday April 26 as an update to this post.
  • How to Redeem: I’ll drop you a line with deets on how to get your goodies.
  • Details: There will be Two (2) winners. Open to US Residents Only.

The fine print: I wasn’t paid or perked for doing this post or hosting the giveaway – just love giving you all free stuff! 

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