Derby Day Divine

So I’m not at the ACTUAL Kentucky Derby this weekend but I wanted to do a Derby Day post in honor of what I WOULD be wearing if I was there (…well almost; last time I did wear a legit 18″ custom made Derby hat; I’ll need to post another one on that hat next time I make it to the actual races!)

I stumbled across this Keepsake the Label maxi and instantly fell in love. The halter design and statement sleeves combined with the classic polka dot print make this piece “timeless with a twist” and it may be one of my favorite little go-to brunch dresses (ok, maybe not exactly “go-to”, but go-to in the sense that I need to find some badass brunch to “go-to” where I can wear something this awesome). The dress is sold out but the print is still available in the tank and skirt, or in the black version (top here, skirt here, spaghetti strap dress here, and tube dress here.)

I styled it with these Tory Burch pumps (available now in this to DIE for blue [wish I’d seen that when I got mine!] and on sale on Zappos).

I also grabbed my Nina Beranato horse hair earrings to edge up the look… these go with a surprising amount of styles, and they’re super high quality. 

I threw on this hat I’ve probably worn almost every day since I bought it by Janessa Leone as a pseudo-replacement for a true Derby hat. It’s cute enough that it doesn’t matter if it’s not the real thing! It’s almost sold out, but there are alternate options here and here AND this super awesome packable version here (that’s right it COLLAPSES so you can easily take it on trips!)

Hope this helps you celebrate the year’s biggest horse race (mainly due to it’s emphasis on fashion) in style… and if you haven’t been, hopefully it inspires you to go!

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