So excited to start this series up for its second year. The Kentucky Derby is my favorite day of the year. It used to be my second favorite behind my birthday but now that those aren’t quite as exciting. Love Christmas but Derby is way more fun. (Is that a bad thing to say?)
Last year I started this series to give you all an idea of what people really wear to the track. Full looks from local boutiques and milliners. I’m excited to have expanded it even more this year and upped the ante with the help of the uber talented Jaclyn Journey and Whitney Neal. Jaclyn is the floral mastermind behind the amazing backdrops you’ll see in this year’s series and Whitney is, as always, the talent behind the lens. Expect lots of beautiful dresses from Dress & Dwell, Circe and Clodhoppers along with some beauties from Shoshanna and Leona along with hats and fascinators from Headcandi, Kenzie Kapp and Maureen’s Creations.
We’re kicking off today with one of my favorite fascinators from the entire shoot. Seriously, I’m thinking of asking Britni to make me one. I’m thinking that I may not be the only one sending her that request. We paired this stunner with a bright, fun romper from Dress & Dwell (it’s only $58!!). Last week I talked about trying a romper instead of a dress this year and here is a perfect example. This look is ideal for an outdoor box. You’ll stay cool, look seriously chic and be crazy comfortable.
p.s. – If you haven’t been over to New Albany to check out the selection at Dress & Dwell, I suggest you get over there stat. I promise it is worth the bridge traffic. I took a couple friends with me over there on Saturday and my friend Caitlin walked away with her Derby and Oaks dresses all for under $150. The owner Amanda is a doll and will help you find something perfect. They also have tons of Headcandi options in store for you to try on.
Neon Mosaic Romper from Dress & Dwell | More romper options here and here.
Drop Earrings from Dandelion
Give them a call if you’re interested in purchasing.
Navy Fascinator by Headcandi
Want your own custom creation? Drop Britni a note and let her know what you’re looking for!
Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Fifty Flowers
Model – Kristen Esham
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