|Jacket (BCBG); Skirt (Focus 2000, Steinmart); Bag (Burberry Prorsum); Agate Necklace (Steinmart); Boots (Aigner, TJ Maxx)|
Last weekend we traveled to Lexington, Kentucky with dear friends to spend a day at Keeneland. I love horse racing, but I never place more than small wagers. When I lose, I can't help but think that the money could have been used on a new pair of shoes! I also tend to pick my winners based on the name of the horse or the color scheme of the jockey's racing silks (an admittedly silly practice), so it's a good thing we set spending limits in advance.
There is, however, one sure bet when I head to the track - I'll be sporting a hat! While Spring meets and big Stakes races like the Kentucky Derby call for dramatic chapeaus (see my Derby post here), for this outing I chose a simple burnt orange wool cloche. I picked this hat up on clearance at Macy's last spring for ten dollars. It coordinates perfectly with the subtle orange stripe in my BCBG portrait collar jacket, agate necklace, and orange suede bag.
This was my first Fall Meet at Keeneland, so I had to commemorate the occasion with a visit to the track gift shop, where I picked up the bridle bit pearl bracelet, below, which I'm confident will get a lot of wear this fall and winter. We also managed to pick a few winners, and ended up even steven for the day!