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Derby Dreams

I have always dreamed of attending the Kentucky Derby.  This glamorous event combines two of my favorite things, horses and fashion!  Although some wardrobe choices are often a little over the top, it is still fun to check out what elaborate outfits Derby-goers chose to wear to Churchill Downs. 

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Although the Derby is known as the fastest two minutes in sports, outfit choice for attendees is very important.  These are a few of my favorite looks from this past Saturday's 138th Kentucky Derby…

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0506-chrystal-hawkins  Criselda-Breene
0506-allison-fields  0506-tatiana-sidorova
0506-millie-freeman  0506-kelly-conrad
0506-christi-bray  Chelsea-Salmon
Angie-Torres  A-local-Derby-goer

These are definitely some Derby-Do's...

Kristen-Pflum  Kimberly-Scott
  Jeannie-Mai  Style-Network-star-Jeannie-Mai
  Amy-Reimann  Local-Brianna-Mott
Nanci-Filipelli  Teresa-Moore

Hats off to these ladies for finding some gorgeous hats...

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These Derby outfits could be toned done and used as inspiration for summer party outfits or for your own events.

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 If I were attending the Kentucky Derby, I would wear something like this…

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 An elaborate hat, as is tradition, paired with a chic formal day dress and fun, bright statement heels.   

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Check out some hats from Nordstrom!  I know that I want one after seeing all of these Derby pictures…  I love this striped wide-brimmed sun hat and this pink one with a bow.

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A fun sun hat is the perfect summer accessory for everything from graduation parties to long days at the country club.   

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Congrats to Derby winner "I'll Have Another" and good luck in the Preakness and Belmont in the coming weeks!  I hope that all of these Derby looks have inspired you to take your summer style to the next level!  And don't be afraid to add an over the top accessory to an outfit or two every once in a while...

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Stay elegant,

Meredith 

 

Photo Credits:

http://www.tuthat.com/category/kentucky-derby-hat
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/05/2176864/derby-fashion-hats.html
http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/05/slideshow-street-style-at-the-kentucky-derby.html#photo=1x00020
http://msn.foxsports.com/horseracing/gallery/Kentucky-Derby-hats-and-fashion-050412#photo-title=Up+above&photo=30973867
http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Street-Chic/Hat-Trick-Style-at-the-2012-Kentucky-Derby#mode=base;slide=0;
http://www.brisnet.com/pictures/churchilldowns_roses5-5jt.jpg
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/05/2177456/kentucky-derby-winners-circle.html
http://brokethecity.blogspot.com/2011/05/holy-grail-is-empty-cup.html
http://seychellesfootwear.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

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