So, true story… I’ve never been to anything derby related. A lot of Georgetown students go to the Foxfield races, but I’ve never been able to attend because of various scheduling conflicts.
I’m really excited, however, because this year, I was asked to be a guest judge at the Fourth Annual Kentucky Derby Party at the Iron Horse Taproom in DC. The event is benefitting the Perry Center. It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN! If you’re in the Washington, DC area, buy tickets and come!!! EEP!
(It’s on Cinco de Mayo, so I imagine that it will be extra fun!)
Since I am going to serve as the “fashion judge” (best outfit wins $100 bar tab), I thought I’d pull some cute cute cute looks. I also have to decide what I’m going to wear…
I think that this dress is super flirty. You could probably even add a solid (maybe that turquoise green color) belt around the waist. I love Marley Lilly’s floppy hat selection. The simple one-color hat with the monogram is great and can be worn with tons of outfits. Wedges are also a great option to wear when you want height and are going to be outside. (Is there anything worse than sinking into the dirt/grass while wearing regular heels???)
Love the strapless dress– just don’t forget to sunscreen your shoulders if you’re going to be outside. The two-tone Marley Lilly hat complements the fun colors of the Lilly dress. Top off the outfit with monogrammed Jack Rogers and you’re ready for a day of fun.
Okay, the ruffles on this dress? To die for. Ruffles can be scary on dresses, but between the fitted top and defined waist the ruffles work for, not against the dress. I’m loving the bright yellow hat. And, the pastel boots means you can have fun without the sun.
Have you been to a horse race? What did you wear? Are you going to any derby parties?
PS Be sure to let me know in a comment or tweet if you’re coming to the event! I want to make sure we meet!