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Derby Day

1st September 2014

Howdy & Happy Labor Day! Today I’m talking Toga Trip as I share my day at the races with Americas Best Racing!

This Saturday, I spent the day in Saratoga with a bunch of other bloggers for a day of brunch & betting! I didn’t make any money, actually I didn’t even get to bet because my money card got stuck in the machine… typical, but I did have a blast. Truthfully any day with macarons, mimosas and blogger babes is a win of me… although I wouldn’t of said no to a walking away with a few extra dollars in my pocket.
I was so excited to get this invite that I had to extend the offer to a few of my other blogger friends (Daisy, Mel & one of my new favorites, Lisa – who then brought her pal Cara). I was over the moon to find that my birthday twin Jen & my girl boss girl crush, Roxi were also in attendance – I love how small (and chic) the blogging world can be!
Elena, channeling her inner Kate Middelton, love!
Coming from the West Coast, I have never experienced a real horse race before, but always been fascinated with the Kentucky Derby (and let’s be honest, the idea of dressing for it)! I even had an awesome Derby party a few years back complete with large hats and all… coincidentally it’s when/where I purchased my first my first (and certainly not my last) kate spade dress.
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Naturally I took full advantage of the opportunity to dress derby style complete with a big bow fasinator form Asos and this amazing skirt from Yoana Baraschi. For hats, I had a few options to choose from, but settled on the over-sized bow (as if there was ever any question).
America’s Best Racing has two locations one in Saratoga and one in Belmont! If you’re in the area, I totally recommend making a day of it at the races. If you do, you’ll need an awesome hat, I suggest Asos.com with free two day shipping and an over-the-top outfit like mine. Other then that, all you need to bring is some sunblock, good fortune and a smile!

Big Pink Asos Bow Fascinator
|| Skirt thanks to Yoana Baraschi
Zara Blue Bow Pumps || Asos Off the Shoulder Crop Top || Francescas Bag c/o
 
Big thanks to Yoana Baraschi for dressing me & to America’s best for having me!
Thanks for supporting brands that support this blog ||
See more of my day via instagram

Hats Off

25th May 2012

let us reminisce…
In the past two years, I have had two graduations where Kate Spade dresses were important parts of these big days. So for this post, we are traveling back to next spring, when I wore my first ever kate spade dress to my Kentucky Derby graduation party.
Last year I graduated with my BS in Business Marketing and Tourism and a certificate in International Business from Arizona State University
That following Saturday, my Kate Spade fleur dress made its debut 
Dress: Fleur, Kate Spade (no longer available), Gloves: DIY white bow gloves, shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bangle: the grass is always greener, Kate Spade (nla), Earrings: Coach, Necklace: Vintage from my grandmother.
Of course, hats were required.
Even the fashionista in training, little miss Estelle (of tuesday’s kids) dressed to impress.
 
The day was filled with good food, great friends and celebratory croquette 
Despite my bias (which is fueled by my kate spade obsession) I highly recommend investing in a kate spade dress. They are truly special pieces that will enhance your wardrobe. 
keep the party going