But their clothes symbolize what I've tried to make my outlook on life; sunny, colorful and full of adventure.
Here are my picks if I was attending any of the Triple Crown Races (I think the Kentucky Derby would be my favorite) which are on my bucket list.
Henley Dress in Multi-Corded Organza Stripe, $288.
Mint juleps on a dress? Perfect for the Kentucky Derby.
Tabitha Dress in New Green Batt It Up, $378.
Love this green lace.
MarieKate Dress in Hotty Pink Go to Batt, $378.
Tried this on in the green above last summer and fell in love. Seriously regret not buying it then.
Iona Shell Engineered in White Safari, $148
I think this is from last summer? Anyhow, they are almost of out it.
Every Derby Ready outfit needs something to top it off:
Have you ever ordered from Marley Lilly? They are an awesome online shop to get personalized gifts for friends. I used them to get monogrammed scarves for a bunch of friends, and was impressed with the quality.
They have a great selection of wide brimmed hats perfect for the races.
Monogrammed Wide Straw Derby Hat.
This comes in a variety of colors, and has a wire rim so it will only flop where you want it to - genius! The price is not bad at $36.
Monogrammed Derby Hat - Floppy Outline.
Other options via Nordstrom:
Fascinator by Cara, $46.
Garnet Romantic Hat by August Hat, $78.
Flower Fascinator by Badgley Mischka, $50.
Derby Fascinator Headband by Tasha, $38.
Marisa Sun Hat by Eric Javits, $375.
I would finish the look with a good luck charm (you want your horse to win, after all) or if you don't have your own lucky accessory you could always pick one up:
|Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry: Mini Clover Bracelet, $155 via ShopBop|
P.S. When I started the idea for this post, the wonderfully bright and youthful Lilly Pulitzer (wiki) was still charming Palm Beach.
|image via The Silver Pen|