Derby Dress of the Day: For the Paddock

Only 19 days til Derby! So crazy.

Today the Shopbop Friends & Family sale started. This is especially good timing for anyone still looking for a Derby dress since all their full-price dresses (and all other goodies) are 25% off. So if you’ve had your eye on something, it’s time to take the plunge.

I’ve talked before about some pointers for picking out a dress if you’re going to be in the Paddock or anywhere else where you won’t have a seat the entire day. But just as a reminder, I suggest picking a dress you won’t have to adjust every few minutes so steer clear of strapless numbers. The options below are great because you’ll look totally chic and put together but comfortable. Also, the yellow one in the middle (my fav) has pockets. Pockets are key for Derby cause you can put your race tickets and cash or your cell phone in them.

And since you’ll be on your feet most of the day – pick wedges or a pretty pair of espadrilles (the pair below are under $50 + 25% off today). Happy Shopping!


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Derby Dress of the Day: Neon Milly Exacta

Happy Friday! Not that we’re counting or anything but there’s 22 days until Derby. Have you picked out your dress yet? Personally I’m counting on the fact that you haven’t yet and kicked it up a notch today with a double dose of bright colors for the track.

When I think of Derby dresses, I always think of finding a great Milly dress. It’s probably because my first real splurge on a dress was a fancy Milly number a few years back from Clodhoppers. The fit, styling, bright colors and print just make so many of their designs perfect for the track. Now even when I throw on one of their dresses for a wedding or party, I always think about the dresses’ Derby potential.

These bright numbers are courtesy of the gals at Clodhoppers who always have more than their fair share of amazing Derby looks. Stop in and have them help you pick out your look (you can even scoop a hat their if you’re in need). They have a special knack for pulling things you might not pick out for yourself but end up looking (and fitting) great. If you go, tell ‘em Lou What Wear sent ya.

Ann and Kristen are making another appearance this week (check out their other looks here and here), showing us how to style up neon for a day at Churchill and for a night out. This black dress would be perfect for one of the late night Derby-eve parties. With a pattern this bold, you don’t need a lot of accessories. Just a great pair of heels and maybe a bold lip.

Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (5)On Kristen – Dress: Milly Available at Clodhoppers; Headpiece: Headcandi; Neon Bag: Dandelion Boutique
On Ann – Dress: Milly Available at Clodhoppers
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (12)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (7)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (9)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (3)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (10)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (8)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (1)

Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (11)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (13)
Milly NY Spring 2014 Neon Dresses * Kentucky Derby Style * Lou What Wear (6)Photos by Whitney Neal.

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Derby Dress of the Day: Pink Party Dress

Coming in a little late today because frankly, I’m still super bummed about last night’s game. That being said, still was in shock that we made it that far and it definitely turned around the season. Congrats to UCONN but as always, Go Cats!

Moving on. Even though Derby is synonymous with hats, it doesn’t mean you should wear one everywhere you go over the {extended} weekend. The always adorable and totally put together Kristen knew this when she pulled the ‘Oaks Night Party’ card at our Derby shoot. While many gals may have gone towards a black dress, Kristen went neon pink and I love it. You could easily transition this dress from a day at the track to a night out. Just kick it up a notch with fancier shoes and accessories.

This bright pink number is from Dress & Dwell, which has a ton (I’ve seen – and swooned over – the backroom full of options) of dress for every possible Derby weekend scenario. One of my favorite things about the New Albany boutique is the range of price points and the quality of the dresses – you’ll definitely find something if you make the trip over there (I always do, much to the chargrin of my bank account). They’ve also got a ton of great accessories – including these sweet Lulubelles earrings.

Anyways, I’ll wrap this up so you can swoon over this pretty in pink party dress on Kristen. And that hair, Kristen – teach me your ways.

Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (1)Neon Pink Lace Dress: ‘The Liz’ Dress & Dwell
Gold Clutch: Dandelion Boutique
Earrings: Lulubelles (available at Dress & Dwell)
Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties (Available at Dress & Dwell)
Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (5)

Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (2)
Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (4)

Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (6)
Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (3)

Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (7)

Pink and Gold * Dress & Dwell * Kentucky Derby Dresses (8)Photos by Whitney Neal.

 

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