As for the all important Derby hat...well, this one isn't my favorite, but for something I put together the night before I left for Louisville, I was satisfied. The base is a rather simple black wide brimmed hat that I've had for years. I jazzed it up with red roses and a few black feathers scavenged from my craft room.
The finishing touch to the chapeau was the addition of dotted Swiss black tulle that echoes the tulle overlay on the dress itself. That element - repeated in both the dress and hat - made the look feel deliberate (rather than like I pulled it together at the last minute). Of course, I can't leave out KDef's dapper attire, also a last minute change to color-coordinate with my "new" ensemble. It's all about the details!
Thankfully, the sun smiled on us Saturday despite the chilly air and intermittent rain, and I even managed to pick the winner, Always Dreaming! I can neither confirm nor deny that I picked my horse because I like his name...
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
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