Outfit Planning: Derby Style

Kentucky Derby Outfitdress | hat | bag | necklace | wedges

Derby season is here!  Last year, I went to the Belmont Stakes (one of the three Triple Crown races) and I couldn’t help but fall in love with the derby culture.  It’s not so much about the horse racing as it is about getting gussied up in a feminine dress and an over the top hat and making an entire day out of a two-minute race.  It’s equal parts pageantry and shenanigans.  So whether you’re going to the Derby this season or are looking for the perfect spring outfit, I’ve got a few fabulous looks for you!
Pastel Derby Outfit

dress | hat | clutch | bracelet | wedgesBlack and White Derby Dress

dress | hat | clutch | bangle| cuff | heels

Outfit Planning: Maxi Dresses

3 Ways to Wear Maxi Dressesdress | hat | bracelet | bag | shoes

Midi skirts might be my thing right now, but this spring, I’m also on the hunt for the perfect maxi dress (haven’t worn one in almost a year).  Dress it up or dress it down, wear it day or night — maxi dresses are a one stop shop with so many ways to wear.  So when I find one that I love (like this printed piece or this lounge-y number), I plan on living in it all spring and summer.

Striped Maxi Dress and Floral Totedress | hat | necklace | bracelet | bag | shoes

Grey Maxi Dress & White Moto Jacketdress | jacket | necklace | sunglasses | bag | shoes

 

Down By The River

Navy Blue DressOn my last day in San Antonio, Emily and I went on a morning stroll to grab coffee.  We made our way down to the river walk, which was probably my favorite thing about the city.  It definitely puts the Hudson River to shame.
Navy Dress & Nude Heels

The serene scene called for a simple look: a sleeveless navy dress and delicate jewelry (I gifted and then subsequently stole this delicate chain necklace to and from Em).  No muss, no fuss and just the peaceful little river running its course.
Navy Blue Spring Dress Delicate Chain Necklace Spring Sleeveless Navy Dress Delicate Gold Jewelry

WEAR
Dress: J.Crew Factory
Necklace: LOFT
Bracelets: Emily & Ashley (c/o); LOFT
Ring: Madewell (similar)
Bag: Coach
Shoes: Zara (similar)

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