What an experience the Kentucky Derby is.
As a Derby virgin, I learned so much during my first adventure in the infield. It was everything that I expected and nothing I expected all at once; true sensory overload.
In retrospect, I would have worn so much sunscreen. Really worked my pale porcelain into a nice lather. Not only do I have my Lilly cup as a souvenir, but also a delightful burn line from my necklace.
May a Mint Julep never pass through my lips again. I have never been a bourbon drinker, but adding enough mint to make me think I am sipping the potion to become a Double Mint Twin didn't change things for me. A new bit of knowledge, the official drink of the Kentucky Oaks is called a Lilly. I would call it a heavy preference.
I made some wise wardrobe decisions and some poor. I decided to go with a flirty romper instead of the more tradition sun dress. I will sing the praises of this decision for weeks to come. I was so comfortable and when it came time to rest on a blanket in the grass I didn't have to worry about having a Britney Spears moment. My vintage hat was a hit, however, next time I will wear flats.
The real question though?
Where did all the rednecks come from?
Wearing - floral romper from Merch Northshore, late 40's early 50's vintage hat (check out Etsy to find some great listings!), statement necklace via Luxe Boutique (shop here for some of my favorite statement necklaces), shoes by Kenneth Cole (similar here), bag by Rebecca Minkoff, handmade tassel bracelets in gold glitter (contact me to order), Clubmaster sunglasses by Ray-Ban, dainty gold necklace by Baublebar, stacking rings by Homegrown Silver and Stone
Off putting my feet up.
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