Kentucky Derby Style: Dark Roses

One week away. Can you believe it? I can and can’t. Lord knows that the Derby chaos set in a couple weeks ago but it also kind of feels like it snuck up on me. It’s the final countdown. Time to get your plans, hats and outfits in order. Oh and if you need help getting race day ready (read: hair and makeup), call today’s model Shannon at her blow out bar and all around get ya ready spot Primp Salon.

When it comes to your dress, if you’re in Louisville – I can definitely recommend hitting up the local boutiques. They are getting in new gear ALL. THE. TIME. Seriously, I know from experience. I was lucky enough to have popped in to Clodhoppers as they unloaded a huge shipment. I may or may not have snuck out with this (and it was the only one they got!). They had SO much good stuff. So stop in there (tell ‘em I sent you) or hop into Circe, Rhodes, Blush, Collections or Dress & Dwell where today’s dark floral strapless stunner is from.

This dress photographed beautifully but was even cuter in person.For those perfectly petite gals, this would be a great gala dress but would be equally gorgeous for the Turf Club or Jockey Club Suites. You may think you have to go bright and preppy for Derby but I think a dress like this makes a bold, beautiful statement for the day. I loved it so much that I tried to squeeze in to it to no avail. I really wanted to fit in to it for the Hermitage Grand Gala but alas, the hunt for what to wear to that continues.

The Derby Floral Noir Dress – Dress & Dwell
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Fascinator by Headcandi 

Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o FiftyFlowers.com
Model –  Shannon Kessler 

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Kentucky Derby Style: Spring Suit

So you may have heard that the Thursday before Derby now has it’s own nickname. Just like Kimye, Brangelina and the original Bennifer, Churchill Downs has it’s own {a little bit cringeworthy} combo name – Thurby.

The nickname may not be great but the day at the track promises to be a good time. Definitely not as dressy as the main event but for sure a chance to get a little dolled up. You can ditch the hat if you’re not ready to go all out but this spring suit from Leona is the perfect spring look whether you’re hanging with work colleagues or going out with friends. I don’t feel like there are a lot of opportunities to really where a look like this – brunch, wedding/baby showers – so getting a chance to break one out is something you have to jump at.

If you want to go all out, this Headcandi piece is the perfect compliment. But beware, there will be a big mix of people with and without hats. My vote is to go for it since when else can you really wear a big, fun hat. But if you’re on the more reserved side, you can ditch it. Either way, do your best to keep a straight face (and not think of Furby’s) every time you say Thurby.

Claire Tweed Jacket and Brynn Shorts by Leona 
White Crop Top by Milly available at Clodhoppers 
Fascinator by Headcandi 

Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Dreisbach Florals
Model –  Megan Blackburn 

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Kentucky Derby Style: Geometric

When we launched this series, I talked about how obsessed I was (am, love it so much) with this Headcandi fascinator. And it is works just as perfectly with this geometric shift dress (that is under $50!) as it did with that bright romper.

This dress though is the cutest. The colors are so flattering and the shape is great for a busy day running around the race track. If you’ve got a seat, then grabbing a gray clutch like this one from Dandelion works perfectly. If you’re going to be standing most of the day, grab a bright crossbody bag to keep everything tucked away and you’re hands free (you know for Mint Juleps and betting tickets).
Geometric Print Dress from Dress & Dwell
Navy Fascinator by Headcandi

Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Dreisbach Florals
Model –  Shannon Barger

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