Outfit Post: Short Game

Keeping it short today because this whole ‘back-to-work’ thing is a lot busier than I imagined. These shorts have been in constant rotation this summer – partly because they fit and mostly because I love the bright print. I’ve paired them with chambray, dressed them up with a bright blue blouse and gone more casual here with a lace tee. Definitely a lot more versatile than the print/color suggests. I could also see pairing them with a navy blazer and simple silk top for a dinner out…. may have to do that soon.

Local gals… stay tuned. I’ve got the details on Dandelion’s Annual Summer Blow-Out sale coming later this afternoon. Trust me, it’s a sale you don’t want to miss.

Printed Neon Shorts: J.Crew (also love these and these); Lace Tee: Dress & Dwell; Sandals: Steve Madden c/o Rack Room Shoes; Yellow Bag: LongchampPhotos: Whitney Neal

 Love these AND they’re an extra 40% off right now… 

Derby Dress of the Day: Think Pink for the Oaks

While the Derby is the main event, the Kentucky Oaks is no shrinking violet. These days, Oaks – which takes place on Friday – is almost as big as Derby, especially when it comes to getting dressed.

The big difference between the Oaks and Derby when it comes to getting ready, is the addition of a pop of pink. It’s become almost a requirement – even for the guys. Since the Oaks is a race for the fillies, Churchill Downs made the move a few years back to partner with Susan G. Komen for breast cancer awareness. The day includes a variety of events that honor survivors, including a parade to honor them before the big race. To show support, all attendees are encouraged to wear a little (or a lot) of pink.

I had two Kristen’s help me out for this shoot and both gravitated to this pink number. You saw it first on Kristen Cripe here for a night out and now Kirstin Esham is sporting it topped off with a hat, ready for a day at the track. Rather than gold accents, for this day look we went with pops of turquoise which I think make this especially spring-y. And rather than go head-to-toe colorful, we topped it off with as simple, chic white Headcandi piece.

If you’re going to the Oaks, even if you’ve already picked out your look, make sure you add a tiny touch of pink. For guys it can be as simple as your socks or a bow tie. For the ladies, consider adding a pink flower or feather to your headpiece. Oh and while you’re there – make sure to try a Lily- it’s by far my favorite drink for a day at Churchill Downs.

 Derby Style * Kentucky Derby Dresses * What to wear to Derby * Kentucky Derby * Pink Lace (3)Neon Pink Lace Dress: ‘The Liz’ Dress & Dwell; Turquoise Embellished Clutch: Dandelion; Earrings: Dress & Dwell; White Fascinator: Headcandi

Derby Style * Kentucky Derby Dresses * What to wear to Derby * Kentucky Derby * Pink Lace (5)Derby Style * Kentucky Derby Dresses * What to wear to Derby * Kentucky Derby * Pink Lace (1)Derby Style * Kentucky Derby Dresses * What to wear to Derby * Kentucky Derby * Pink Lace (2)Derby Style * Kentucky Derby Dresses * What to wear to Derby * Kentucky Derby * Pink Lace (4)Derby Style * Kentucky Derby Dresses * What to wear to Derby * Kentucky Derby * Pink Lace (6)Modeled by Kristen Esham.
Images by Whitney Neal.

 

 

 

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