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Monday, May 4, 2015

Talk Derby to Me

So you may recognize this outfit from Friday's post... This weekend I was supposed to go to a Kentucky Derby party, and it turned into quite the debacle!

I had planned on wearing this dress.  I went to get my nails done to match the dress, and I had picked out the perfect hat to decorate.  The dress was nautical, so I thought that it would be fun to attach a neon pink ribbon & some gold seashells to this hat.   Well, it turns out my Target didn't have that hat.  So I changed my mind to the navy & white striped one, as it would go great with my Lilly Pulitzer Dark N Stormy print shift.  When I was getting things ready for the link up, I tried the hat on with the outfit and loved it.

I was so excited to make my own hat, but it ended with disaster.  I created something, and it just did not look good... at all.  So I scrapped it last minute, collected all of my flowers and ladybugs, and took it down to a local boutique.  I'm so thankful that the owner was so sweet to me; she calmed my frantic self down and created such a gorgeous hat for me!  (And I indulged in some retail therapy while I was there, because what better way to calm your nerves?!)

C & I had a blast at the party!  I tried my first Mint Julep, we enjoyed some beautiful scenery, and we had an excuse to get all dressed up!

How was your weekend?  Did you partake in any Kentucky Derby related activities?




  1. This is too cute!
    The hat came out perfectly.

    We didn't do anything Derby related this year, but my boyfriend and I are planning on attending the Derby next year so that's exciting.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. This is too cute! Love the hat, super super cute, SS. Glad you enjoyed it in the end ;)

  3. Love love love this outfit! Sorry to hear your first hat didn't turn out but love the one you wore!

    How 2 Wear It ...

  4. The whole outfit is beyond adorable. The derby isn't really a thing here in the Pacific Northwest but I wish it was. I love seeing all of the super cute derby outfits. The hats are SO much fun!

  5. How cute! I didn't participate in any Derby activities this weekend, but it all looked so fun! Thanks for sharing :)

    xox. A Peachy Sonder

  6. That hat turned out gorgeous! She did an amazing job with it! I live right next to Louisiana Downs, but I still haven't been to a horse race. I'm going to try to make it to one this year though!

  7. That hat is done beautifully and sounds like you had a really great weekend! Mine was fun but very tiring, cooking for a party of 10 got me really tired. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. What a great derby hat, sometimes you just need a second hand to help put it all together!

  9. This hat is so perfect! I love it. It goes perfectly with the yellow and navy of your outfit! I'm glad that your party was fun! I hope that one year I can go to the ACTUAL Kentucky Derby! SO fun!

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  10. First of all-so jealous that you have a Dark N Stormy shift! That's my fave print :)

    The hat that you ended up with is adorable though, so glad it all worked out the way it was supposed to!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  11. I can't wait to try my first Mint Julep! What an adorable outfit! Wish I wouldn't have had to work on Saturday!

  12. How fun!! I wish I could attend the derby. xo

  13. I think it would be so fun to attend a Derby (I already wear hats every day! LOL). Your outfit is so cute! Love how perfectly matched your hat is to you outfit. Your looked fantastic!


  14. fabulous hat!!! gosh, i thought your blogpost title is fun!! :D

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  15. Very lovely hat!! You look like you had so much fun at the Derby!! :D

    Last Night with Lee

  16. I wish I had gone to a derby party! Or better yet the actual Kentucky Derby! One of my best friends and I are hoping to go before we graduate so fingers crossed!

    Anchors and Pearls

  17. No Kentucky Derby for me, I'm not very fond of watching a horse run around a track. I'd rather watch runners do it. Instead I ran, slept, blogged, and ate all weekend. It was a fairly successful weekend.

    Running Alyssa

  18. This outfit is too cute and I love the title of the post. Great post Dana!

  19. This outfit is LITERALLY the cutest thing ever. And that hat! #canteven. :-) Work it girl!

    Last spring I got invited as my best friend's date to the Spring Formal at my former college, and I dressed up Derby Style since it was the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby! I love Derby style outfits.

    xoxo A

  20. I really love the skirt!
    Have a nice week,

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  22. My goodness, that hat is so fancy! It looks beautiful, I love it!

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  23. Very cute! I love how you decorated it and it all worked out perfectly in the end.

  24. Okay, I really need to say this - you have amazing style skills girl! Can you be my personal shopper or style person?! I love the hat :)

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