Derby Dress of the Day: Simple Stripes

Popping in this morning with a quick post since I’ve got to run and take care of some stuff at the “real” job.

Today’s look is a simple, stripe one for the track. Sometimes it’s all about the hat but if you’re going early in the week or are going to the paddock and don’t want to mess with a big hat (or if you just don’t want to mess with a big hat period), this headband may be right up your alley. And this Leona stripe ‘Eve’ dress is great because you can wear it with or without the straps – making it very versatile for all kinds of spring/summer events.

My adorable pal Cailtin modeled it for a more casual day at the track. Pair it with wedges if you’re going to be walking around like we did last year when we braved the paddock in the rain. Speaking of rain, this Headcandi headpiece would be especially well suited for a rain day because it won’t wilt (no pun intended) or weigh you down in the rain (it will also fit perfectly under a poncho). I love letting the ribbon hang down but you may want to tuck it in if you’re afraid of losing it in the Derby chaos.

 Gray Stripe Dress: Leona ‘Eve’ Dress; Teal Floral Headpiece: Headcandi

Images by Whitney Neal. 





Shopping + Events: Trifecta Sale at Dandelion Boutique

Derby is a little bit like grown-up prom. It’s not just about the dress – it’s about the whole look. You want to look great from head to toe, hats to accessories. So if you’ve figured out the dress situation but are still looking for the perfect finishing touches, mark your calendar for this Saturday April 19th.

You’ll want to hop out of bed and head over to Dandelion (3729 Lexington Road) for their 4th Annual Trifecta Sale. Combine any three accessories  – hats, scarves, jewelry, bags – and score 20% off. You can do three pieces of jewelry, a hat/bag/earrings combo, bag/necklace/earrings, you name it – just grab three items to save. I promise it won’t be hard to find three things you love and no worries about spending a fortune, the price points at Dandelion mean you can save or splurge.

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the store (if you’ve received a gift from me in the last two years, chances are it’s from Dandelion) and they generously lent us a ton of great accessories for the Derby shoot. So here’s all the details on the sale and then I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites that you can score on sale this weekend.

Dandelion Boutique 4th Annual Trifecta Sale

Saturday, April 19th from 10 am to 7 pm
Receive 20% off when you buy any combo of three accessories
Handbags, clutches, jewelry, hats or fascinators
Brands: Arturo Rios (hats), David Aubrey, Towne & Reese, Melie Blanco, Latico, Zenzii, We Dream in Colour

Images: Whitney Neal Photography


 Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dandelion Boutique. As always, all opinions are my own and I would never write about a store or brand I didn’t love and trust.

Derby Dress of the Day: Perfectly Pastel

I know Mondays can be the pits especially after weekends as lovely as this last one so I decided to try and keep the Spring vibes going with today’s post.

I’m in need of the pick me up too since I’m pretty sure this past weekend I woke up as an entirely different person. Let’s just say I went from seriously pregnant to “is it time yet?” overnight. It’s pretty easy to say that I’m just not suited for these last few weeks.

That’s in stark contrast to this look on today’s lovely friend/model, Kristen as she is perfectly suited for this amazingly pretty pastel look. This Shoshanna dress is one of my favorites of the season and is worth the investment as you can go all-out fancy with it or make it an easy summer sun dress with flats (like these).

We topped it off with this amazing Headcandi piece and a simple, mint necklace from Dandelion (more news coming up this week on a great Derby sale they’re having!). I’m hoping I convinced Kristen to buy the whole look for her day at the track because, well, I mean there’s really no words needed – the pictures speak for themselves.

 Derby Style * Shoshanna * Pastel Derby Looks * Headcandi (5)Dress: Shoshanna ‘Mia’ Dress (other sizes available here) – Available at Blink
Hat: Headcandi | Necklace: Dandelion  | Heels: Steve Madden
Mint Stud Clutch: Sole Society
Derby Style * Shoshanna * Pastel Derby Looks * Headcandi (3)
Derby Style * Shoshanna * Pastel Derby Looks * Headcandi (2)
Derby Style * Shoshanna * Pastel Derby Looks * Headcandi (1)
Derby Style * Shoshanna * Pastel Derby Looks * Headcandi (4)Photos by Whitney Neal.


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