Kentucky Derby

- Outfits

I have always wanted to have a Kentucky Derby themed party, but since this year the Kentucky Derby falls on Cinco de Mayo… the fiestas override any Derby parties! That didn’t mean I still didn’t want to get dressed up for it though.  If I were going to the Kentucky Derby and wearing something out of my closet… this is what it would be! A structured sheath two tone dress, peep toe heels and my DIY Kentucky Derby hat made from my floppy hat seen here and here.  What do you think? What would you wear to the Kentucky Derby?

 

 

Dress- JC Penney :: Similar here, here and here

Peep Toe Heels- Just Fab :: Similar here and here

Floppy Hat- Forever 21 :: Similar here, here and here

 

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37 Comments

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    Fashion By Alicia
    May 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    I have always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby. I have never missed watching one on TV even when I was dealing with law school finals. I love this dress. So flattering. If I were going to the derby I would (buy something new) and wear a black and white polka dot dress with a big white hat and some black heels.

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      Rachel
      May 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      That look would be SO perfect for the Derby :) Thanks for your comment Alicia! :)

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    fashionhypnotised
    May 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    I am so glad you like it sweetie and even more happy that you finally got it! I was afraid it won’t be delivered… Looking s classy again:)

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    erica
    May 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Gorgeous dress, love your hat. The color is amazing!

    xo erica

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    chiara manini
    May 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    nice nice post!!maybe we can follow each other…let me know…kisses darling!

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    Annie
    May 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    That dress looks great on you! And I would LOVE to go to the Kentucky Derby and rock an awesome hat like that :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    antonella c'est moi
    May 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Great look…so cool!!!!

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    Wine Taste Girl
    May 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Love the hat and your blog is fabulous! I recently did a post called “Hats Off to Horse Racing” I’d love for you to check out.
    http://www.winetastegirl.com

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    Dana
    May 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    I love this look on you! I think it would be awesome to go to the kentucky derby and get decked out in fun dress and oversized sun hat. Someday!

    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl

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    Jessica
    May 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    how much fun! I am going to the Derby this year for the first time. I found a hat just last night, not very over the top, but it will have to do! Have fun with your cinco celebrations
    xx

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      Rachel
      May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

      Jessica, I am SO jealous! :) I keep telling myself someday! :) How exciting! Have a great time, I can’t wait to see your look, I’m sure you’ll be sharing photos, or at least I hope so! :) Glad you found a hat!

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    Rachel
    May 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    I have just been looking around your blog and I love your style! It has inspired me for some outfit ideas! I would love it if you could come and look at my blog and maybe we could follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and Facebook! Xx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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      Rachel
      May 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      I am now following you on Facebook too :)

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    Bonnie @minimestyle.com
    May 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Rachel, thanks for swinging by my blog and commenting. I’ve also always wanted to have a derby party, and it’s just never worked out. I would definitely wear the largest, most dramatic hat I could find. :) You look fabulous in that red!

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    Rachel
    May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Aww thank you for your lovley comment! I have just been looking at your profile and correct me if I am wrong (my memory isn’t always reliable) but I could swear you were a Chic of the Week also at some point?… Funny how things work out! You honestly have a lovley blog!! xx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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    StylistSteph
    May 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    I love this, you should so wear it! I love going to Royal Ascot its the English version, the hats are always so amazing!

    http://www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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    Tamzin
    May 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

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    Tara
    May 3, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Fun, fun hat…and I can’t wait for Sat and Cinco de Mayo!!

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    Clara Turbay
    May 4, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    love the colors and designs!

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    Cecilia
    May 4, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    Absolutely love this outfit you look stunning darling!

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    May 4, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    love the hat!

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    Heather
    May 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    How flippin cute are you? I love this hat..and I totally think you should still do a fabulous hat party – this is such a chic outfit!

    XO
    http://pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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    Amy Shaughnessy
    May 4, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    I would probably wear a button up blouse with a flirty skirt, and of course an awesome hat! Your DIY hat is great!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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    KATEFP
    May 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Very elegant dear! *.* Let me see, i would wear a structured dress, perhaps in pastel tones with some stunning heels. My hair would have to have in a ponytail, and don’t forget the Chanel sunglasses! :) Have a lovely weekend! *.*

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    Athina Valyraki
    May 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    thanks for your comment rachel! love the hat!

    http://www.notyouraveragestylefix.com

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    Clara Turbay
    May 5, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    SO GREAT IDEAS!

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    aboveurban
    May 5, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    You look lovely!

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    simplychic
    May 5, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    adorable and perfect for derby!

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    Lindsay
    May 5, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    That hat is gorgeous on you! And I love the way you styled it!

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    Grace
    May 6, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    I love this combo! I just found your blog and love your style. I’m actually from Kentucky and ended up going to the Derby yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a hat (I know, right? That’s taboo!) BUT you are definitely rocking it!

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    Amy
    May 7, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Love this look! That hat is so adorable :)

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    Kathleen Lisson
    May 15, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    You look so elegant in your hat and sheath dress.

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