Kentucky Derby Style: Bright Blue

Today’s look feels fancy to me. It may be because I feel like Lee – today’s friend/model – is fancy (she’s always on the best vacations) or it may be the Kenzie Kapp fascinator but I feel like this is a have tickets to the {Turf Club/Jockey Club Suites/5th Floor Clubhouse} fancy. Okay but not too fancy and definitely not stuffy but just like you should be hanging in a elite area of the track. It doesn’t hurt that this fascinator is beyond fabulous. I love the floral/feather pairing and again, anything with height is a friend of mine.

I’ve clearly been digging a lot of the more non-traditional Derby looks this year with lots of rompers and skirt combos and this crop combo is one of my favorites – maybe cause it looks like a dress here but can offer way more options. This Milly cropped tank could end up being one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. Wear it with high-waisted skirts, shorts or denim (would look so cute with dark flares). This skirt will also get lots of wear and could go just as easily with a tee and ankle boots as it would with heels and a great blouse for work. Clearly I’m all about stretching your buck when it comes to dropping coin on a Derby look!

If you’re on the hunt for a great dress definitely stop in to see the gals at Clodhoppers. I’ve bought many a Derby dress there and the gals are always honest about what works and what doesn’t. They’ve also got TONS of Milly options along with other great designers like Alice + Olivia, Trina Turk and more. Tell ‘em I sent you!

Gotta run because Derby madness at work is consuming my life. Happy Wednesday and remember only 24 days ’til Derby!

What to Wear to the Kentucky Derby * Derby Hats by Kenzie Kapp (3)Milly Crop Top and Skirt – Also Available at Clodhoppers 
Blue and Coral Fascinator by Kenzie Kapp 
Gold Cuff and Black Matte Pearl Earrings from Dandelion 

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What to Wear to the Kentucky Derby * Derby Hats by Kenzie Kapp (4)Credits:

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

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Kentucky Derby Style: Modern Milly Crop

I can’t lie and say today’s look is for everyone. Hell, I can’t pull off a crop top but I’m sure you’ll agree after checking out these pictures that Hollis, the manager of Primp Style Lounge, definitely can.

It’s definitely an aspiration to get in to a cute, modern (read: tasteful) crop top in the near future but I need to hit up a lot more work out classes before that happens. But if you’ve got the body to rock this type of look, now is the time. Seriously, do it.

This Milly combo is available at Clodhoppers and is way too cute to pass up. Not willing to bare a little skin? No worries. Last time I was there they had a few different crop styles that let you pull off the look without showing a sliver of skin.

With a look this bold, you’ll want to keep your accessories simple, like this big pearl necklace from Dandelion (my favorite spot for last minute accessory needs) and a sleek fascinator by Headcandi.

Wholesale Flowers (7)Milly Glow Print Bustier Top and Pencil Skirt from Clodhoppers 
Oversize Pearl Necklace from Dandelion 
Black Fascinator by Headcandi

Wholesale Flowers (1)Wholesale Flowers (4)Wholesale Flowers (2)Wholesale Flowers (3)Wholesale Flowers (5)Wholesale Flowers (6)Wholesale Flowers (10)Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Fifty Flowers
Model – Hollis Gargala

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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 an  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.

 

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