We’re officially 56 days away from The Kentucky Derby. Giving you only 55 days to get your Derby Day look nailed down. Even less to get ready for Oaks, The Barnstable Brown Party, The Mint Julep Ball and more.
Last year, I got a lot of great feedback on the Derby Dress of the Day series so I’m kicking it off even earlier this year. Since I’m making the choice (haha, yeah right – being 9+ months pregnant in 55 days is making the choice for me) to sit Derby out this year, I’m hoping to help as many gals as possible find the perfect outfit for their day at the track. So from here on out, I’ll be posting a dress (or more) a day.
I’ve also got some other fun stuff up my sleeve to help get you inspired for the first Saturday in May. But to get things started, I’m going big and starting with five options. Good luck picking your favorite!
Black and White Stripe Satin Dress: Topshop from Nordstrom
Obsessed with this dress and its price tag. Just saw that it’s now out of stock BUT get on that wait list now and it could be back in stock before Derby!
Go Pastel (ASOS), Basic Black (ZARA) or Bright Coral (ZARA)
Big Stripe Dress: Cecile (Love that this one is only $135 too!)
Want more? I’m pinning new favorites all the time to my Kentucky Derby Dresses board.
This week has been a bit of a cluster for me. I haven’t posted since Monday because on my way back from our Disney vacay, I left my computer at airport security. I guess it’s one of the perils of traveling with a three-year old and thankfully, I got it back late yesterday. But the three-days without a computer had me sitting around, totally unproductive, organizing my office and trying to stay on top of work emails on my phone. As for the blog, I’ve been s*&t out of luck the last few days.
I’m back in action now though and sharing some recent pictures that more accurately reflect where I’m at in this whole pregnancy journey. I’m trying to keep it cute and put together some relatively fun looks but I’m getting to the point where I just want to throw in the towel and hide for the next 12 weeks. I’m seriously bad at this whole being preg thing and while it totally agrees with some people (think glowing skin, gaining no weight), for me it’s not so pleasant (think middle school acne, packing on the poundage).
I figure that I’d been cagey enough though and it’s about time I get a little more real with things. So here you have it. Hopefully you’ll bear with me as I try and conquer my fear of pictures while pregnant. These pics are from right before we went out of town, hence the snow that was still around (also no coat was necessary since my body temperate is about 10 degrees higher than normal – pretty clutch for this cold weather). I’m pretty much relying on jeans, flowing tops and blazers (something new for me, right?). I’ve been trying to avoid sweaters or unnecessary layers that just make my frame look even bigger. This was also a rare departure from an all-black outfit. Now if only the temperatures would cooperate, warm up and open the door for options that don’t involve jeans and black pixie pants.
I’ll be popping in later with a “She Got it From Her Momma” post this afternoon, so be sure to swing back by!
Coral & Navy Blazer: Forever 21 (seen here and here); Navy Stripe Top: Gap; Jeans: James Jeans; Heels: c/o Sole Society (similar); Tortoise Necklace: c/0 Sole Society
Coming atcha today from Disney World. We’re only one day in and I’m exhausted but having the best time. More importantly, the little guy is loving it but still freaking the &%*# out whenever he spots a character.
I just realized that I never posted these pics after taking them late last year. I think by the time I remembered them originally, there was snow on the ground so it seemed a little silly to share. But now that spring is on the horizon (wishful thinking, I know), they fit the bill. Mostly because they combine all things that are good for me: blue on blue on blue, stripes and separates. All things that I’m a big time sucker for. I grabbed this skirt at ZARA after deciding I was ready to give the midi skirt trend a try. Needless to say, I’m anxious to get back into it post-baby.
I’m doing my best French impression with this look (whether or not it’s successful is still TBD) but I love the classic combo for transitioning into spring. You know you’ve got the building blocks in your closet – so get after it.
Sorry for the lack of stylish mom posts but my internet here has been a little shaky and since I need to do some editing to make those happen, I needed to save it for a later day.
Navy Pleated Skirt: ZARA; Stripe Tee: Forever 21; Blue Suede Heels: Ivanka Trump from 6pm; Belt: J.Crew; Bracelet: BaubleBar
Photos by Whitney Neal.
Want to add a pleated skirt to your closet, here’s some options for ya:
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