|The weather was perfect for both the Oaks and the Derby this year. I'm so glad I didn't have to cover up my aqua polka dot dress from Jessica Howard under a rain poncho.
|Coincidentally, this year's souvenir mint julep glasses and Grandstand wristbands were a perfect match to my Derby day attire. I'd also brought a watch with an aqua leather band, but I swapped it out for the beautiful Longines Conquest Classic I won in this year's Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Show - definitely my luckiest day at the racetrack, ever!
But, not just so I can wear more hats, I promise...
|This hat was self-embellished to coordinate with the dress.
Well, maybe the hats have a little something to do with it...
|A few sparkles here and there are always appropriate at the Derby. If you are a lover of hats, you may also enjoy the monthly Hat Attack series by the Style Crone.
I miss riding with my Mom and my Aunt, and I miss the smell of the tack room. To this day, even the hint of saddle leather in the air brings back countless memories. I think one day owning another horse might be on my bucket list right along with a trip to the Preakness and the Belmont.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
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