Inspiration: Fall Favorites

It’s officially fall. Well on the calendar that is. Someone has yet to pass along the memo to Mother Nature since it’s still climbing into the 80′s here on the regular.

I’ve pretty much avoided breaking out all my fall gear so far but a crazy messy closet and one afternoon of crazy OCD have me switching out my summer gear for cozier, fall basics. All of that is just a fancy way of saying I packed up my shorts, kicked my espadrilles and sandals to the back of the closet and broke out the scarves, boots and heavier weight pants. Now I’ve got a big load of musty laundry to do but a whole new batch of options for daily dressing. Gotta take the good with the bad there.

To get back in the mood for fall dressing, I’ve rounded up some inspiration. I can guarantee that I’ll be putting my own spin on some of these looks in the near future. Well as soon as those temperatures decide to drop.

Image via Devon Rachel Image via Damsel in DiorImage via seersucker + saddles Get the coat here (it’s under $50!!!)
Image via Glitter Inc. Image via atlantic-pacificImage via Happily Grey
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Style Spotting + Favorite Things: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Kentucky Oaks and Derby 140

After a couple years of less than stellar weather, Mother Nature smiled on Kentucky Derby 140 for what was a beautiful day at the track. I spent the day with friends while keeping track of everyone’s beautiful looks via instagram and facebook.

Putting together this post is always a favorite for me because I love seeing what everyone wore to the Race for the Roses. Lots of color, lots of amazing hats and fascinators, lots and lots of gorgeous dresses. If there’s one thing Louisville ladies know how to do, it’s how to bring it for Derby.

If you’ve had Derby on your bucket list for a while, I suggest you start planning on attending next year now (and book mark this post on what to wear). You won’t regret it. Seriously, you won’t.

p.s. – if you want to have your picture added to this round-up, just email it to me – danielle@louwhatwear.com.

Kelly & Jason UnderwoodMadison Eberenz, Katherine Denbow and Taylor Christine
John & Kristin Esham
(in a Headcandi fascinator)
Milly Dress * Purple Fascinator Lisa & Jen McLaughlin of {Comfortably Chic} Derby Hats * Spring Dresses Pretty Gals Ready for the Oaks
Meredith Lavin, Elizabeth Likins, Lizzie Burckardt, Meg Lavin, Shannon Barger
Submitted by Shannon Barger
Shoshanna Dress * Pink Hat * Derby Hats Caitlin & Alex Brey

Amazing and Fun Looks from the Backside of the Track with {She Wore it Anyways}

Derby Style Lindsey Trager in Shoshanna from Blink & Whit Bradley at the Kentucky Oaks
Lauren Tuckey in anĀ  amazing Milly dress
Jockey Club Suites * Kentucky Derby Style Kentucky Oaks Jockey Club Suites Style
Lee Receveur, Courtney Dwight and Callie Wall + Lee & John Receveur
And yes, Lee is pregnant and looks ah.maz.ing.
Derby Hats * Lou What Wear * Derby Style Caitlin & Alex Brey and Friends at the Kentucky Derby

Rebecca Weis & Elizabeth Post
Milly Dress * Lou What Wear WLKY’s Marissa Alter in Milly and Headcandi & Lexy Sheen
WLKY’s Christina Mora & Marissa Alter Katie Moore & Friends
Kayla Weber and Katie Moore
Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses
Submitted by Grace Wainwright {A Southern Drawl}, second from right.
Frances Houston Wilkinson and her sister Hill.

 

Derby Dress of the Day: Shimmery Shoshanna

Last year, I wore this same Shoshanna dress in a different color/fabric combo and I can attest that it is super flattering, incredibly comfortable and with this shimmery subtle fabric – you can wear it just about anywhere.

Since the dress was so subtle, Caitlin paired it with some bolder accessories to add a little color. I also love the idea of doing a big, bold hat with this dress. If you’re still looking for something to wear head over to Blink on Lexington Road and try on a few Shoshanna beauties. The gals there are incredibly helpful and will usually pull something you’d never pick out yourself but end up falling in love with. That’s what happened when I ended up leaving with this dress last year.

Whatever you end up wearing, I want to see it! Send me a pic of your Derby or Oaks look to danielle@louwhatwear.com or tag me on instagram (@louwhatwear) and you could see yourself in the Derby wrap up next week!

Dress: Shoshanna ‘Svetlana’ Dress available at Blink Boutique ; Hat: Headcandi; Necklace: Lulubelles; Gold Clutch: DandelionModeled by Caitlin Brey.
Images by Whitney Neal.

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