Monday, May 2, 2016

What to Wear to a Kentucky Derby Party

One of the main reasons I love the Kentucky Derby is because it is a great excuse to dress up.  Even if you aren't going to the actual Kentucky Derby dressing up makes watching the race more fun. 
This coming Saturday I will be attending a Kentucky Derby Party with some friends and a hat is a must. 
When I sent my friend a sneak peak of today's post she told me "I reminded her of a blonde Kate Middleton" Now besides being one of the nicest compliments it inspired my interest in discovering the history of the traditional "Kentucky Derby hats." After some researching, I learned that Lewis Clark the founder of the Kentucky Derby was actually inspired by the posh and elegant style present at the London's Derby. This then inspired him to bring that same style to the American racetracks. I guess my bestie was on to something! 

Now whether Lewis invisioned feathers and flower galore is unknown, but nonetheless, Lewis inspired to create an even that was as big of deal as a cocktail party or ball. And as a result, the attire of guests in attendance at the Kentucky Derby soon became as prominent and important as the races themselves. Which brings me back to my main point, when dressing for the Kentucky Derby be sure to wear what makes you feel great and hats are always a must!




I am so excited that I stumbled upon this chic headband from  Burlington Coat Factory. Thanks to one of my Style Collective Sisters who recommended the store, it is now my go-to for trends I want to try at an affordable price point. Just you wait until you hear the deal I got on this head band.

Girl, it was... $6.00! 

I actually couldn't get the headband into my cart fast enough. 

This wasn't at all what I originally planned to wear. I thought I wanted a big colorful hat but then I saw this headband and knew that it would go with go with basically anything. I have thought about adding some more decorations to it for the actual party, so be sure to follow me on Instagram to see pictures from the party. 

In addition to a hat, a good summer dress is essential this time of year. They are such a staple and you can never have enough, they are perfect for summer parties, wedding showers, etc. On days when I feel like I have nothing to wear I pick a cute summer dress, grab a matching cardigan and my favorite wedge sandals and I am good to go.  Dresses instantly make me feel more chic, feminine and classy. 

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35 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! You look so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I had so much fun shooting this look! ~Lo

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  2. I love this look so much! The delicate patterning in the dress and the textures in your fascinator are perfection!

    xx! jordan taylor | www.petitemodernblog.com

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    1. Thanks Jordan! I LOVE this dress, it is seriously a go-to of mine ~Lo

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  3. What an adorable look! And that print is to die for!!

    X, Vanessa [ www.downtownmaven.com ]

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    1. Thanks Vanessa, it was such a great find from the Limited last year, it's the perfect go-to! ~Lo

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    1. Girl, I thought of you the whole time! Can't wait for the weekend. xx, ~Lo

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  5. lo--hey lady with the derby hat!!! i have always wanted one.. i don't know where i would even wear it to... or what i would do with it. but I LOVE YOURS!! not too crazy and hey, i can still see your face, lol, have fun this weekend, looking forward to the snaps. xoxo,

    janna | www.jannadoan.com

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    1. hahah girl I hear ya on this one! I was SO excited I finally had an excuse to get one. I think you should definitely pick one up for the race this Saturday. Thanks for stopping in lady xoxo

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  6. You are adorable! I love this idea for a post. I haven't been to Derby, but I've been to VA Gold Cup a couple times- so so fun! Hugs, Kait
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    1. I haven't been to the Derby either, but have been to the Saratoga Race Tracks in NY which were a lot of fun too! I love any excuse to dress up! xx ~Lo

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  7. I love your fascinator! So so cute! I can't wait for our Derby party this weekend either :)
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

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    1. Ohh have so much fun Jenna, Can't wait to see pictures xx

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  8. What a cute post!! I am loving this fascinator on you and that dress! Xo!

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  9. So beautiful Lauren and what a steal on that headband. I can just imagine how much you were grinning when you saw the price. I love that dress you're wearing too and those sandals. Have a great time at the party love. Sounds like a lot of fun. Xoxo

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    1. Gail you know me too well! I was so excited, I love a good deal. thanks for stopping in xx

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  10. Oh my goodness! How cute! In college I used to go to the Carolina Cup every year in South Carolina. It was always a huge deal to find an affordable hat that stood out. A head band like this would have been so much easier!

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    1. Wow! That means a lot coming from you :) sounds like such a fun time! Thanks for stopping in & reading xx

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  11. This is adorable :) Love the headpiece.

    Morgan | www.monde-et-mode.com

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  12. Can you be any cuter!?! That head peace is stunning!! You nailed this look!!!! Can you dress me all the time?!!?!? xo

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    1. Ruthie, you seriously know how to make a girl's day. But who are you kidding. I am so OBSESSED with your look, especially those black tassel shoes you got on this week! xx

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  13. How fun! Love the look. So stinkin' cute!

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    1. Thanks Leah! Can't wait for this weekend! I got to add you on snap, so I can send you pics xx

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    1. Thanks for checking out the post Alicia xx

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  15. Have a great time at the party! I look forward to the pictures.

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    1. Thanks Lori, you know how much I Love a good headband! xx

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  16. You look like a Royal in that fascinator! So cute. Have fun, girl!

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    Whit
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  17. As a southerner, I love the Kentucky Derby. I am not able to attend this year, but I have gone in previous years. Iroquois Steeplechase is also a big thing around here since it is in Nashville. I love an occasion to wear a hat, and the bigger the better in my opinion. Your outfits are always so adorable, extra jealous!

    Ashlee Liz
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  18. So fun! I'd love to dress up and go to a Kentucky Derby!
    <3, Mindy
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