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: Wild Things

Anyone else still recovering from this weekend’s Easter sugar high? I gave up candy for Lent which called for a serious sugar binge yesterday. I’m thinking I may need to give it up for another 40 days to recover. I’m also pretty sure that Easter is now my son’s favorite holiday now. For him combining competitive hide & seek + candy = best day ever.

Now that Easter is behind us, there’s no more big days on the calendar between now and Derby so the mad rush is officially underway. Today I’m hoping to pop-in with a couple Derby posts but I’ve had a lot of friends ask me for dress suggestions. I always point them HERE to my Derby pinterest board since I’ve got WAY more dresses there than I could ever post over here. If you’re looking for options, definitely check it out.

Today’s look is a little walk on the wild side with Caitlin and Ashley. I love the less traditional Derby-style print on the Milly dress from Clodhoppers that Cailtin is sporting alongside a more traditional white Derby hat. For Ashley, we went with a blank canvas in the form of this simple, yet super flattering white number from Dress & Dwell. With an all-white dress you can really go for any look with accessories. Pastel for a preppy look. Bright neons for a bold look or like we did here, a little walk on the wild (okay not super wild) side with feather and red and yellow pops of color.

Have you settled on your Derby look yet?

On Ashley:
Dress: The Elga White Knit Dress by BB Dakota (on sale now) available at Dress & Dwell; Headpiece: Headcandi; Necklace: Dress & Dwell
On Caitlin:
Dress: Milly available at Clodhoppers; Bag: Dandelion Boutique; White Hat with Yellow Flowers : Headcandi Photos by Whitney Neal.

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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