30 April 2013

It's Derby Week in Kentucky!

We love living in the Bluegrass State and Derby is one of those unique events that gets everyone around here excited! The two most exciting minutes in sports? You bet! (Literally and figuratively.) When we think of Derby we start with the horses and move on to the hats, mint juleps, and of course, Derby pie. Our state is rich in history and tradition and we're proud to be from Kentucky!

Now, we've said it once and we'll say it again, we're not a fashion blog. However, we thought it would be fun to share some dresses that would be Derby appropriate in case you're wondering what people wear to the races, or if you're still on the fence about what you want to wear. (Sometimes we all do last minute shopping.)

Without further ado, here are a few dresses we ran across that are perfect for various Derby day activities. Depending on the area of Churchill Downs you may be venturing dress code expectations may vary, but we feel fairly safe that any of these dresses paired with the right shoes, accessories, and hat (and mint julep in hand) are appropriate for any part of the track you may visit:

Are you attending the Kentucky Derby this year? Or have you in years past? We would love to hear about your experience!

If you're in the area and you're interested in the other upcoming Festival events, here's what's happening this week:
Kentucky Proud Wine Fest 4/30-5/1 from 5-9pm at East Belvedere at Waterfront Park
Ramble for the Roses 4/30 from 6-8pm at Iroquois Park
RhythmFest Concert featuring Cameo 4/30 at 9pm at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront
The Great Steamboat Race 5/1 boarding from 4:30-5:30pm, race at 6pm on the Ohio River
BeerFest presented by American Founders Bank 5/1 from 5-9pm at The Overlook at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville
The Pegasus Parade 5/2 at 5pm
Celebrity Day at the Downs 5/2 starting at 11:30am at Churchill Downs, 6th floor
Tune It Up Thursday concert featuring The Wallflowers 5/2 starting at 9pm at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville
Derby Eve Jam Concert featuring Kix Brooks 5/3 starting at 7:30pm at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville

You can find even more events on the Kentucky Derby Festival website here.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, love them all, especially the floral/watercolor one shoulder dress! Went to the Derby last year and definitely bought a new dress to wear! (Albeit at 7.5 months pregnant, it's not one I'll wear again soon!) We stayed in Lexington and had a blast touring farms and going to Keeneland in the days leading up to the Derby.

    Thanks for the follow on Bloglovin!

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life