August 10, 2009

The Derby


Mama Kat has no idea what she started. She asked her readers what they would wear to the Kentucky Derby. If my mom had a Bucket List, going to the Kentucky Derby would be at the top. Not only have I been searching for outfits all day, but I've been checking out ticket prices for May 2010. Yes, it's expensive, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. The hat I want costs as much as the cheapest seats. Go figure.

If I were going to The Derby, this is similar to what I'd want to wear. I say similar because one day of internet shopping will not result in a final decision. I don't know why, but I feel I must wear a yellow dress to The Derby. Do you know how hard it is to find a cute yellow dress this late in the summer? Hard. Very Hard.






I've been daydreaming about The Derby all day. Do I see green grass? Do I see a track? Do I see tiny dudes and muscular horses? No. All I can see are celebrities. You can bet your ass I'm going to meet someone famous at The Derby even if I have to spill a drink on them.

15 comments:

Mama Kat said...

LOVE it!! I'm a big fan of the black/yellow combo right now. SO cute!! let's go together!! ;)

Ashley said...

I looooove that dress. Where in the world did you find it?

Kristina P. said...

Every one of those pieces is gorgeous!

valentine said...

growing up in KY was definitely a big deal, but only out of town people dressed up. it always amazed me how many celebrities came out for derby. but i guess any excuse to dress up and drink right?

oh and i love your dress pick.

Kimberly said...

Its way cute, but I had no idea you were supposed to dress up or that celebrities went. I've learned my new thing today, LOL.

Britt said...

I love love love those shoes!!

Karen said...

Love the dress but I ADORE the shoes! And the hat.

It's all just fabulous!

And yeah, if I went to The Derby, it would most definitely be for the celebrities.

Anonymous said...

I'm also looking for Derby tickets in the clubhouse section. Where are you getting your tickets? You might try JCrew for a yellow sundress.

Natalie said...

My hometown isn't too far from Louisville, KY so I can definitely appreciate what a big deal the Derby is each year. If I were to attend, it would be to stalk some celebrities. And to wear a fantabulously awesome summer dress & hat. I mean, really? Who wants to watch the horses when you can watch famous people?

sarah said...

I have been Derby obsessed for years! I love any event that combines, drinking, big hats, and cute dresses!

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

Me too Me too Me too!

I have wanted to go to the Derby for AGES! I posted about it during derby time this year.

It is on my bucket list....

Lani said...

I LOVE going to the track in Saratoga! and great outfit! Stopping by from SITS!

Lora said...

Ah...the Derby. Sounds like a wonderful plan. CUTE dress and hat!

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh! Super cute!

Amber said...

That outfit would be so cute!

I've always thought it would be fun to get all dressed up & (if I had lots of money) place bets.