Derby Daze

{Bebe Lace Panel DressNordstrom Fascinator HeadbandHSN Ring}

In honor of today’s Kentucky Derby, I bring you my photos from the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Having never been to a horse race before, I knew there was one key component to my outfit that had to be just right… the hat! You wouldn’t believe how difficult it is to find a “derby hat” in South Florida. After searching in a few stores I came across this beautiful headband, which I later learned is called a Fascinator, at Nordstrom and had to have it! Paired with a ladylike lace accent pencil dress and oversized pearl ring, I dubbed this look Cuban Kate Middleton. I even had a couple at the track ask if I had come from England. (An older woman also yelled, “Hey, it’s Lady Gaga!”) Mint Julep anyone?

Pictured above: Looking like ladies that lunch. At left, my girlfriend Natalie looked beautiful in a watercolor floral print sundress and straw hat. I love how the stripes in her hat matched the colors from her dress!

From instagram; me & my beau blue ♥


  1. May 5, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    You look super cute.

  2. May 7, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Are those the same picture edited ?

    Any ways she is so beautiful

    GED Online

  3. May 14, 2012 / 2:57 am

    how darling is that hat on you!
    i love how you kept thing neutral but made a statement with the hat

    xo kaitlin

    • May 16, 2012 / 4:12 am

      Thanks so much! The blue hat was an ode to my boyfriend; it's his favorite color 😉

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