Derby Dresses of the Day: Think Pink! It’s Oaks Day!

Woo Hoo!

As I’m writing this, it feels like it’s Christmas Eve or maybe, Christmas Eve’s eve. As you read this, I may be waking exhausted since I may be too excited to sleep (thank you Five Hour Energy). Today’s my day to get all glammed up and hit the track and thankfully the weather is supposed to cooperate (fingers crossed).

It’s all about thinking pink for Oaks – the day is all about the ladies, or fillies, and the pink is a celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors –  but that doesn’t mean you have to pull a Miss Piggy and go head-to-toe pink. I love the idea of subtly incorporating pink into your look. For my look, this light and airy number from Dress & Dwell has the perfect Southern combination of green and pink. And well Beth, she’s looking like a sophisticated and modern Barbie doll. I am absolutely obsessed with this headCandi fascinator - the pink, the polka dots, the black and white. In love.

I can’t wait to share pictures of the fascinator Britni made for me (i’m sure you’ll be able to sneak a look on instagram today). She dropped it off and I definitely swooned a little.

If you’re going to be at the track, make sure to snap a picture and send it to me at danielle@louwhatwear.com – I can’t wait to see all the stylish guys and gals out there!

On Beth - Dress: Dolce Vita White Dress available at Dress & Dwell; Fascinator: headCandi by Britni Knable; Shoes: ZARA; Clutch: Beth’s
On Me – Dress: Dress & Dwell; Hat: headCandi by Britni Knable; Clutch and Necklace: Dandelion; Heels: Dolce Vita (old)










 Photos by Whitney Neal.

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Outfit Post: A Colorful Day of Racing

I am seriously excited that tomorrow is Oaks. The countdown has been on for months and now it’s just a day away from Oaks and two days from Derby.

We ended up getting tickets to Oaks so tomorrow I’ll be going all out. I’ve got some pals coming in town tomorrow for Derby and I think we’re going to brave the rain and just have a good ole time in the paddock. So if you’re going to be out at the track in the next couple days and see me running around like a little kid at Christmas, no judging.

Here’s the last of the hat-less posts but you’re getting a sneak peek of what I’ll be wearing tomorrow. When I tried on this sherbert orange Shoshanna number at Blink!,  it was love at first sight. I am obsessed. And now that the weather is supposed to be nice, I’m pumped to see what Britni dreams up for my head piece.  I also was pretty smitten with this lace beauty so I was excited that we got to pair them for this post.

These would both be perfect summer wedding dresses so you could get some serious mileage out of them – especially the classic lace dress.
See you at the races!

p.s. – thanks so much to the America’s Best Racing crew for hosting Beth and I yesterday at the track! It was so fun. You can read more about it here.


Dress: Shoshanna Harleston Jacquard Svetlana Dress available at Blink!; Necklace: Dandelion; Shoes: ShoeMint
p.s. – I’ve had a couple comment on my hair so I wanted to share that my friend Maggie did my hair for all of these posts and is available for weddings, parties, showers, etc. email me for her info – danielle@louwhatwear.com
On Beth –  Dress: Shoshanna Lace Cecile Dress available at Blink!


 Photos by Whitney Neal.

Derby Dress of the Day: For an Outdoor Box

For today’s dress, I wanted to pick something that I know is available locally. We’re getting to crunch time so it may be almost too late to get that overnight shipping online.

This chevron stripe Milly lovely would be great to get last minute because you can pair a ton of hats with it. Have a black hat? Throw on black espadrilles and you’re good. Want to go bright or see something at the store that catches your eye? Just grab it cause it will definitely go with this dress.

Derby Dress a Day
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