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Derby Dress of the Day: And We’re Off!

Mar 10, 2014

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!

Derby Dress a DayZurie Floral Mini Dress: BB Dakota (Under $100!)
Nothing says Derby like a pretty floral dress. Love the color palette, flattering shape and wide shoulder straps (no adjusting!). Go big with a hat full of flowers or top it off with a simple fascinator.
Marc Jacobs Polish | Joie Nude & Platinum Jaclyn Ankle Sandals | ASOS Cross-Body Bag
Derby Dress a DayBlack 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) 

Derby Dress a DayBig Stripe Dress: Cecile (Love that this one is only $135 too!)

Derby Dress a DayPink Heart Cut-Out Dress: Forever 21 ($20)
Derby Dress a DayNeon Tangerine Lace Shift Dress: Cameo
Madison Harding Kira Wedge | Jojo Navy Clutch

Want more? I’m pinning new favorites all the time to my Kentucky Derby Dresses board.

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  1. Jen says:

    So excited for this series! As it’s my first year living in Louisville I can’t wait for all of the local celebrations. I’m even going to the track on the Wednesday before Derby with work – can’t wait!

    I’m so sad that the Topshop dress you have listed has already sold out…I think Beyonce being spotted in it MAY have had something to do with it haha.

    Great picks 🙂

    xo, Jen

    • Danielle says:

      You will love Derby season – it’s the best time of year here!

      Thanks for the heads up on the Beyonce pick. I found it a week or so ago, pinned it and then just came back to it. Had no idea that Queen Bey had sported it!


  2. Kerri says:

    OBSESSED with that topshop dress! Great find! If only it would work for a pregnant girl!


    • Danielle says:

      You and me both! I wish it wasn’t sold out! I was going to get it and just keep it for when I’m back to my old self 🙂

  3. Shannon says:

    Waitlist: Joined. Stripe dress. Must own.

    • Danielle says:

      you and me both pal! I’m on that waitlist… patiently waiting til I can snag that sucker and save it for skinnier days!

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