Pink Derby Outfit + DIY Kentucky Derby Hat Tutorial

Southern blogger Stephanie Ziajka shows how to make a homemade Kentucky Derby hat on Diary of a Debutante

If you’ve ever shopped for a Derby Day outfit, you know that traditional millinery hats can cost hundreds of dollars. Seriously, as gorgeous as they are, some of them are just stupid expensive. So, in the spirit of frugality (we’re still saving for a house over here), I decided to try my hand at making my own DIY Kentucky Derby hat at home this year, and I love the way it turned out! It was super duper easy, too, and I loved actually getting to design my own hat for a change. Keep reading for a step-by-step DIY derby hat tutorial!

Also, switching gears– I love this off-shoulder ruffle midi dress. It’s so soft and stretchy and would make a perfect spring wedding guest dress! It also literally never wrinkles, which is a huge plus, and costs under $40. The only downside is that it isn’t lined, so you can’t really wear underwear with it. I guess that’s what Spanx are for, though, right?! For reference, I’m wearing a small, and I love the fit. Click here for more of my favorite Amazon spring fashion finds!

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