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Oh, and my drink of choice? The only appropriate option on Derby Day: the Mint Julep. It’s not a cocktail I’d choose on a regular basis, but it’s the KD classic, and I’m not one for breaking 140-year tradition.
Hats and headbands tend to give me headaches, so I opted to waive the standard clutch accessory requirement in anticipation of two full hands (one for my derby hat, one for my Mint Julep). To finish out the outfit, I opted for gold jewelry, classic pearls, and versatile nude pumps, keeping it classy and understated; the hat speaks loudly enough!
Did you celebrate the Kentucky Derby? What are your Derby Day fashion rules or traditions? Congrats to California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza on a fabulous race in front of the second-largest crowd in KD history!