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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!
You look fabulous, as usual! The lavender dress is a great color on you and I love that you paired it with the bright lipstick!
This is so perfect. I love that soft purple with the large-brim hat. You look so darling!
So cute ! I love this dress ! You're so pretty ! 🙂 ♥
Amazing look and the hat is divine! Loving those stacked bangles and watch too. Thanks for sharing.
You look stunning love the hat.
You look stunning and that is a lovely dress! xxx
you look stunning
I love your dress so much! I don't think I'd be that into the races either but dressing up would be amazing! x
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That hat is AMAZING! I love the ribbon! A milliner friend of mine designed a bunch of hats that were worn at the derby. It's definitely an event I'd love to attend one day (minus the horse racing)
That lilac color is looks so pretty on you!
Love that dress!!!
Beautiful as always girl! I am so in love with that dress and wish I added a monogrammed sash to my hat. Oh well, there's always next year!
As always, stunning photos 🙂 Love that dress! And I feel the same way about hats and headbands. Like it is good in theory but not to wear allll day. How was the mint julep? I have always been curious to have one. I am a cosmo girl myself 🙂
Cute derby look. Love your dress.
I love your Derby look! I had a Marlee Lilly hat made for me when I went to the Derby two years ago and I love it! I hope you had a great Derby weekend!
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You look incredible in that lilac dress! Love the hat too. Beautiful!
You are stunning and I love this look!! The detailing on your hat is perfect, too!
You look fabulous!! I'm in love with that hat! And your lipstick is super pretty on you!
I love your dress!
We should go next year!
I was touring Nashville and then on a plane but yours sounds like the ideal day!
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