Derby Day

Spring Dress

Kate Spade dress c/o Rent the Runway, Bauble Bar necklace, Claire V clutch (borrowed from Hitha), c/o Three Jane pineapple earrings, Karen Walker sunnies

I’m a terrible gambler. When it comes to picking horses, I usually go by the jockey’s outfit or my “gut reaction” which so far has gotten me a total of zero Kentucky Derby wins. My husband’s picks have won 2 years in a row. Go figure. The Derby isn’t about the betting though, or even the horses.

It usually marks one of the first warm weekends in spring and it’s a great excuse to get all dolled up which is something that I rarely do. This year, Anel and I boarded the train with many other Derby-goers flounced in bow ties and Lily Pulitzer to spend the day in the city. It was fabulous people watching on the train that day for the outfits alone!

I chose this pretty floral Kate Spade frock that Rent the Runway was kind enough to let me borrow for a few days. I’d never actually used RTR but now I’ll never look back. They sent 2 sizes of the dress so I could try it on for size and I was able to keep it for 4 days. To ship it back, I just dropped the pre-addressed envelope in the mail and it was good to go. How easy is that?

Summer wedding season just got a whole lot easier. . . In other news, apparently I only had one pose in this look.  How did you celebrate Derby this year?

Floral and Leopard

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  1. Paola Blanc said:

    I don’t celebrate Derby, but I love your pretty dress and your shoes Julia

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  2. Liv said:

    What a colorful look. Love the pop of leopard.


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  3. Melissa Tierney said:

    Love all of the colors!

    So Cute!


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  4. Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy said:

    So pretty, Julia!

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  5. Marissa_WhereINeedtoBe said:

    Where was your hat? I was born and bred in Louisville, KY and it’s not a Derby outfit without a hat!

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  6. Kristina Anderson said:

    Adorable dress! I went pretty casual this year because I went to a baseball game first, but it was so fun seeing everyone else’s outfits.

    Kristina does the Internets

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    The perfect Derby dress! You look lovely babe!

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  8. Chelsea's Collection said:

    That dress is gorgeous on you!! I love the way the floral print pops against the white base! Really great accessorizing too!!

    C’s Collection

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