The problem is there aren’t many places you can wear them in the summer months, at least for me, because most of the outdoor occasions that would warrant one are weddings. And we all know you don’t wear white to weddings (or rehearsal dinners for that matter).
So when I spotted Julie in this simple white lace number at a seriously lovely baby shower she hosted, I had to get her to pose for some pictures. And while I might add a bright, bold necklace – I dig how she kept it simple adding delicate, silver jewelry (side note: how gorgeous is that sapphire ring?) and a tiny pop of color with pink earrings (that of course, matched her nail polish). The whole thing just personifies southern summer for me.
Oh and if you’re in town and just NEED to have this dress, Julie found it at Colonial Designswhich is one of the stores participating in the big summer sidewalk sale this week. Might be marked way down!
The Derby countdown continues today with a look for the Grandstand seating at the track. The great part about the grandstand is you’ll be able to see the track, meaning you’ll be able to shout Go Baby Go! at your horse as it comes down the stretch. The bad part is that you’re open to the elements (pray for no rain) in most of the bleacher seats. Since it’s bleacher seats, you don’t have a ton of room to spread out, so I picked a simple dress that you’ll be comfortable in all day while still looking totally put together.
The shift style is great for this area of the track because you won’t have to adjust every time you stand up and down. You also don’t have a lot of fabric to get sat on by your bleacher buddy. If you’re sitting in this area of the track, I definitely recommend keeping your footwear simple so it’s easy to maneuver around people without 1. tripping or 2. ruining someone’s day with a heel through their foot.
Get excited because on Monday I’ll begin posting my complete Derby looks. Lots of fun, pretty inspiration on real gals.
Extra bonus points: All of today’s items are from Piperlime where you can get 25% off all new spring items through April 6th. Just use code SPRINGto save. Here’s a few more favorites that would be perfect for the track.
First off, I have to say a big thank you to everyone who has read, pinned, liked or shared a link to Lou What Wear this past month. April was the best month this little project of mine has ever had and I’m excited to see what’s next. As always, I love hearing from you all, so if there’s something you hate or love or want to see more (or less) of, let me know!
Okay, so I can’t believe we’re halfway through Derby week. It’s officially crunch time and if you’re still in need of some last minute details – today and tomorrow are the days to tackle it!
So everyone knows hats are a must for Oaks and Derby but the rest of the week at the track (where you could find me yesterday for work and today with Bethfor a little fun with America’s Best Racing), hats are not the norm. It’s more the look you go for when going to a summer wedding, a day at Keeneland or a summer cocktail party. Today’s post reflects that look. You could certainly style either of these up with a hat for the big days but they work just as well for a mid-week day at the track or a fun summer event.
I fell in love with this Shoshanna number at Blink! and think it is almost too perfect for a gal who’s getting married this summer. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or bridal luncheon – the beading on the neckline gives a pretty splash of color against the white. And Beth’s striped dress from Dress & Dwell is preppy perfection. Simple with a little something extra. You can go simple with a pair of Jack Rodgers or gold flip flops or go dressier with a fun colored heel. I paired this dress with a low heel because a long day at the track can give your feet hell so make sure you think about if you’ll have seating opportunities when picking a shoe.
Also, if you’re out at the track anytime this week, snap a pic and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’ll be doing a Derby wrap-up next week and would love to include you all!