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kentucky derby style vineyard vines blogger chicago

 

kentucky derby style vineyard vines blogger chicago

 

kentucky derby style vineyard vines blogger chicago

 

kentucky derby style vineyard vines blogger chicago

 

kentucky derby style vineyard vines blogger chicago

For those of you who haven’t been following along since the beginning of this blog (not that I could blame you!), you might not know that I was born and raised in the great state of Kentucky. I spent the first 22 years of my life there, and as such will always have a very special place in my heart for all things Kentucky, except maybe Kentucky Football lol.

Anyway, it’s that time of year…time for horse racing!! April and October is Keeneland (if you haven’t been to Keeneland – I highly recommend it!) and May is the good ole’ Kentucky Derby! Joe and I are big fans of horse racing in general, and we try to make it out to Arlington Race Track right outside of Chicago as often as we can. It’s kind of like my little piece of Kentucky here in the city (and frankly – there isn’t a lot of that around here lol).

So with the Derby in just a couple of weeks, how could I pass up on this cute little hat?! I love wearing hats…baseball caps, sun hats, fedoras, beanies – you name it and I’ll wear it. Not only do they make bad hair days a thing of the past, but you can wear less makeup (because I can’t put on a full face of makeup every single day ladies – and you shouldn’t either!! Give that skin a break!), plus sometimes hats can really pull an outfit together, you know what I mean?!

Aside from wearing this derby sporting hat, something about this dress reminds me of the derby as well. Maybe it’s the lovely shade of pink (perfectly bright and fun – it doesn’t get more derby than that!), but it kind of reminds me of a sports jersey or a jockey silk so for me it was a no brainer to pair these two together. Add in my little suede heels (I’m really running low on shoes that still fit these little porker feet) and I’m ready to place my bets on the horse with the best name…just kidding!

Outfit Details

Dress; c/o Tobi

Hat; Vineyard Vines

Heels; Steve Madden

Handbag; Tory Burch

Sunnies; Gucci

Watch; Apple

Watch Band; Amazon

XOXO
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