Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kentucky Derby Hats

Saturday is the Kentucky Derby. One of my dreams is to attend the Kentucky Derby in style some day. Until then, I'll enjoy Kentucky Derby parties to celebrate this occasion.

A horse race is an excellent event to show your style and flair with a straw hat. A wide brim protects delicate skin from the sun, but also adds allure and mystery. Grograin ribbons or fresh flowers woven into a simple straw hat transform it in to something wonderful and personal.

Here's some eye candy to inspire you for Saturday's race!







My choices may pale in comparison to other choices in the Kentucky Derby photo galleries, but I really enjoy wearing a hat and prefer to invest in a favorite Helen Kaminski hat that I can wear to many spring and summer events. Here's is a little inspiration for more adventurous peeps.









xoxo

14 comments:

  1. i just got my derby hat today!! i've always wanted to attend the derby, too, but will be watching in my living room this year! we're having a big party, so a hat is REQUIRED! it would be sooooo fun to go, just for the fashion alone!

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  2. Love the hats! One of the other sororities is hosting a party and fundraiser so it should be fun! I have a hat I'm just not sure what I will do to spruce it up!

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  3. I think my favorite part about the derby is the gorgeous hats and dresses! What fun! It is definitely on my life list to attend one day...

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  4. I would love to get all dolled up and go to the derby! What fun!

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  5. I so want to go the Kentucky Derby someday! I love everything it evokes - the grand hats, the pretty dresses, the fun atmosphere and the mint juleps :)

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  6. So so pretty, to all of them! Great choices. :)

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  7. Loooove that last one. Especially paired with the red pout!

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  8. They are all gorgeous, I love the first one and the last one! Helen Kaminski's are amazing, so well made and beautiful! You look so good in hats, I love the one you're wearing in your profile pic. I think we need to organize a little bloggy trip to the Derby one year, what do you think?? XOXO

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  9. I want to go to the Derby one day also. I've been to Churchhill Downs and eaten at Millionaire's Row, but it wasn't the Derby and it's just not the same.

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  10. I'd love to go to the derby someday, but for now my brother and I have decided to start drinking at his gf's horse shows. apparently that's frowned upon...

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  11. The girls and I have always said that one year we'd pass on Gold Cup and get to the Derby...
    I'm with Trish, we should plan a trip!
    Even though we wont be at the Kentucky Derby this year, we'll be at Gold Cup and watching the derby on the big screens! :)
    Hope you see you!
    XOXO- Vy

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  12. Shoot, I think I need a new hat. Mine pales in comparison to those. We do a Derby party every year, it is so much fun!

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  13. LOVE the hats! Unfortunately, I'll still be on the little league fields when the Derby begins. Might have to sneak in a mint julep anyway.

    I'm so glad to see you mention Kaminski hats...I discovered them during my years in Australia. I love her bags and her hats and agree that you can really enjoy them all year long. A cute monogrammed grosgrain would be a fun update this year!

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  14. I was going to go to the Virginia Gold Cup on saturday, but instead I'm hosting a derby day party in my backyard, and I want to absolutely invite you! I live in Chevy Chase. There will be mint juleps, friends, and enjoying this gorgeous summery weather, so feel free to stop by or bring a friend!

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