Happy Derby Week!!!
It is my absolute favorite week of the year and by far, the best time to be in the city of Louisville. So much going on all week long leading up to Thurby, Oaks and of course, Derby! I’m planning on heading to the track on Thursday and Saturday – what are your Derby plans? I want to hear all about them. Seriously, talk Derby to me. It’s my favorite.
Over the weekend, I got Derby week started with a bang – I ran the Derby Festival Mini-Marathon with my gal Caitlin. It was our second time running the mini together and despite some delays (the race was delayed almost two hours thanks to thunderstorms), a little rain and some cramping, we finished! It wasn’t our best time but we did it and we ran for all but a couple minutes. Two days later, I am still moving around like a grandma. So so sore. Then it was off to opening night at Churchill Downs for an in-town bachelorette party. As you can imagine, I was dead tired Saturday night.
Katie Kime Horse & Tassel Dress in Blue (also comes in a sleeveless & pink)
from Dress & Dwell
INC Kiva Block Heels from Macy’s (30% off now)
Headcandi Fascinator | Catstudio Kentucky Derby Glasses
If you’re coming to Derby, you can still order from Headcandi and arrange for pick-up or delivery in town!
But after taking it easy yesterday, I’m ready for Derby week. Anyways, there’s no time for being tired. Kicking things off this week with this ridiculously cute Katie Kime dress from Dress & Dwell. I mean, it’s kind of like wearing the band tee to the concert but I still think it’s beyond perfect for the track or a Derby party. Or it would be great to wear Wednesday or Thursday at the track.
And of course, the best way to celebrate Derby is with a mint julep. The team at Rye whipped up this picture perfect one and I’ll be sharing the full recipe later this week. Oh and if you’re hosting a Derby party, you need to order some of these Catstudio Derby glasses. If you’ve never been to Derby, you might not realize that Derby glasses are a big thing at the track. All of the mint juleps are served in that year’s glass but these ones make a good timeless alternative to the annual versions. They’re pretty much a necessity for the Kentucky-native who can’t make it home this weekend.
Bring Derby Home:
Photos by Tabitha Booth | Thanks to Rye for the Mint Juleps!