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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: Spring Suit

Apr 23, 2015

So you may have heard that the Thursday before Derby now has it’s own nickname. Just like Kimye, Brangelina and the original Bennifer, Churchill Downs has it’s own {a little bit cringeworthy} combo name – Thurby.

The nickname may not be great but the day at the track promises to be a good time. Definitely not as dressy as the main event but for sure a chance to get a little dolled up. You can ditch the hat if you’re not ready to go all out but this spring suit from Leona is the perfect spring look whether you’re hanging with work colleagues or going out with friends. I don’t feel like there are a lot of opportunities to really where a look like this – brunch, wedding/baby showers – so getting a chance to break one out is something you have to jump at.

If you want to go all out, this Headcandi piece is the perfect compliment. But beware, there will be a big mix of people with and without hats. My vote is to go for it since when else can you really wear a big, fun hat. But if you’re on the more reserved side, you can ditch it. Either way, do your best to keep a straight face (and not think of Furby’s) every time you say Thurby.

Claire Tweed Jacket and Brynn Shorts by Leona 
White Crop Top by Milly available at Clodhoppers 
Fascinator by Headcandi 


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

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  1. Thurby is a dumb word. That outfit is cute. xo

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