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Monday, May 6, 2013

Derby Fashion

by Heather
Dillard's hat (last year)

This look started with the hat as probably all Derby outfits do.

No, we aren't in Kentucky,
but there are Kentucky Derby parties all over the country to celebrate this traditional event.

I bought three hats last year for a Derby event.
Wore the white and black one which Sheila snagged at our last swap party
and you can see by the pictures below, she looks lovely in it. 
That left two -- the one pictured above and another hat with an animal print band and feathers. 
Then to the closet to see what I had that would go with either one. 
Not much. 
I did find an ancient black and white polka dot sundress that would go reasonably well with the pictured hat as long as I used accessories that coordinated with the hat. 
I thought I was done. 
Then, as I was wandering through Nordstrom's on the way to buy the granddaughter's birthday present the other day, I saw an orange and yellow dress on a mannequin. 
It was the last one and it was calling my name.
(I'm going to change my name so that doesn't keep happening.)
My favorite colors, not too pricey, and just the look I needed for an outdoor Derby party.
Vince Camuto dress from Nordstrom's; Michael Kors purse
What you can't see from this picture is that the dress, even though it is lined, is somewhat transparent. I felt a little like an actress (D-list) that finds out too late that the dress she's wearing on the red carpet is sheer. Oh well, it kept my husband entertained for the afternoon.  And I did have proper undergarments on so there was no Lindsay Lohan, etc., etc.,  moment happening here.
Juicy Couture bracelet 
Juicy Couture earrings
 Sheila and her lovely daughter, Liz
Hubby Tom.  Doesn't he look Southern?
(We're not; total Yankees from Minnesota originally)
 Everybody at the party was happy to pose for a picture.
 A retired thoroughbred race horse ready to pose for pictures
 This lady's hat won for the best hat at the party. Beautiful!
Liz removed the hat she was wearing earlier and used the attached fascinator instead as the afternoon warmed up. Still darling!
Tres amigos: Me, Ann, and Sheila

Sheila will fill you in this week on the details of this delightful Derby charity event and Ann will be focusing on the wonderful food and drinks that were served. 
I think Tom's favorite was the Manhattan popsicle!

Her chambray and peach dress, shoes, jewelry, purse, headband, and sunglasses: Gymboree

 After trying on her new birthday outfit,  Peighton said, "I look like Gigi!"

 So we had to take a picture together. 

Have a wonderful week!

Love,
Heather

33 comments:

  1. Нi therе to all, the contents existing аt thiѕ ωeb pаge are really гemarkable for peοple еxperience, well,
    keep up the good wοrk fellows.

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    1. It was a lovely party. Come back throughout the rest of this week to see additional components of the event, please.
      Heather

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  3. What a fun event, I say any excuse to don a hat makes for a great party. Love the color you chose to wear and I think its wonderful the dress knew your name, its perfect on you! I take it, your cute granddaughter calls you Gigi (love it). I will be coming back to see your additional components later in the week.

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    1. Thank you, Trina. I love my grandma name, too. It stands for Grandma G (the first letter in my last name) and P's mom came up with the name which makes it even more fun. I'm like you -- anytime I can wear a hat, it's a good party. Thanks for visiting and we'll see you later this week!!
      Heather

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  4. Great collection of hats and gorgeous dresses, too. You look terrific, and thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thank you, Patti. You're a great host for Visible Monday and I enjoy linking up with you.
      Heather

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    1. I loved seeing all of the hats, too. It's neat when everybody takes the opportunity to dress up, even the guys!
      Heather

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  6. How about all the fabulous ladies in gorgeous hats!! What a fun event!
    The last photo of you and Peighton is just precious!

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie. I'm so glad that Peighton and I got to take the picture together. She was fresh from the shower so her hair was still wet, but she's cute regardless, isn't she?
      Heather

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS....you and Peighton are too cute for words!!! And isn't it fantastic that her "dressed up" outfit is what reminds her of you?!! Love it.

    xo,
    Alyssa

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa. Trying to get her into that "matchy matchy" look at an early age :)
      Heather

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  8. Aww.. you and the little one look so cute! I love you orange outfit, look really great. The ladies were all dressed up to the occasion. We have our version of Derby here in Dubai too in March, it's called the Dubai World Cup. That gives reasons for us ladies to wear hats and the men in their morning jacket. Can't be too sure who's watching what.. us horse or the other way around LOL!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. C. Be sure to post pictures of your Dubai World Cup, okay?
      Heather

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  9. This event looks like a load of fun. I've never been to the Derby or even a Derby party. Love all the fabulous hats. '-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. I hope you get to a Derby party someday; they're fun!
      Heather

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  10. All so cute ... really like your orange dress, such a pretty print and great with your legs and the neutral heels!
    We own way to many horses, still, and can't watch the Kentucky Derby any more after the death of the poor filly a few years back. My loss, just can't do it.

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    1. Jan, I understand how you feel. I can't watch it the first time around; I catch it on TIVO later when I know everything has gone okay. I'm always worried that a horse or rider is going to be injured. I guess a lot of us were traumatized a few years ago.
      Heather

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    2. As much as a DVR user as I am, I can't imagine why I didn't think of that! I don't watch sports much, and that must be why! What a great idea ... I always miss the idea of it, and this solves the problme for the Preakness and the Belmont!
      Yeeeaaaaayyyy Heather.
      Thanks for pointing out the obvious to the village idiot.

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    3. You're too funny, Jan, but not the village idiot! Sometimes life is just too hectic to think about the little things :)
      H

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  11. Soo Adorable!! We love doing our blog together and I am sure you guys are having a blast, too. Thanks for joining our All Things Thursday Link Up party last week. We hope to see you again this week at allthingswithpurpose.com!!

    ~Julia

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    1. I guess I was signed in under Sarah's account :) Whoops

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    2. Thank you, Julia. Sharing a blog does make it a little easier and way more fun!
      Heather

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  12. Derby parties are so much fun. And I love the outfit you put together. It's so bright and cheerful.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  13. I also went to a Kentucky Derby party this past weekend. However, we didn't have any real horses, just dogs.

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    1. Love it! Did you have the dogs race?
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Heather

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  14. LOVE the HATS!! Sharon and Denise

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  15. Wow, you guys are wearing some beautiful hats that's really attractive and I too love to wear a hat.

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