Never miss a beat—join my list today!


Just an overcommitted girl trying to keep up with it all. Mom of three, co-owner of Lemonade PR, sports lover and F1 enthusiast always counting down to the Kentucky Derby. 

Kentucky Derby Style: Black and White

Apr 27, 2015

We all know that when it comes to Derby, it’s all about the hat. And lately it’s not just hats that fit the Derby bill. In the last few years, it’s become all about the fascinator and today’s is an out of the park beauty by Kenzie Kapp.

Kenzie is one talented gal and I seriously recommend hitting up her studio, The Mill, if you’re still looking for something special. If you’re coming in from out of town and staying downtown, run down to Main Street and see her. The studio is the most colorful corner in Louisville and Kenzie may be one of the friendliest gals you’ll ever meet.

This pink feathery confection is the perfect topper to this graphic Milly set. Up until slipping this on, I wasn’t that in to midi-skirts but this one may have changed my mind. Going with a graphic black and white option gives you the ability to go wild with your hat/headpiece. So if you’re stumped on what to wear, pick your favorite little black or white dress and then go all out on top.

Wondering where to wear something like this? Think the fancy, indoor areas like the Turf Club, 4th Floor Terrance, Matt Winn Room or Jockey Club Suites. Or ditch the hat and wear it to one of the Derby Eve galas (come see me at the Hermitage Grand Gala) – just add some bold jewelry to add a little party pizzazz.

p.s. – you still have time to order a dress in time for Kentucky Oaks/Derby so if you’re still looking for options, head over here. 

Milly Midi Skirt * Kentucky Derby Style * Derby Hats * Derby Style_0046Milly Aztec Crop Top and Milly Aztec Midi Skirt available at Clodhoppers 
Fascinator by Kenzie Kapp 
Milly Midi Skirt * Kentucky Derby Style * Derby Hats * Derby Style_0048 Milly Midi Skirt * Kentucky Derby Style * Derby Hats * Derby Style_0047 Milly Midi Skirt * Kentucky Derby Style * Derby Hats * Derby Style_0049Credits:

Images by Whitney Neal
Floral Styling by Jaclyn Journey
Flowers c/o Dreisbach Florals
Model –  Me! 

More Milly… 

Want more Kentucky Derby dress options? Head over here. 

Keep track of all the Derby fun on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

+ view comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. SO good seeing you on Friday night! Love this B+W number on you.

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

seen on stories