May 4, 2019

Derby Day aka Hat’s UP

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The first Kentucky Derby was originally held on May 17, 1875 in Louisville,Kentucky. Originally organized to cap off the Kentucky Derby Festival, (which back in the day lasted two weeks)-today, the Derby takes place the first weekend in May and the celebration lasts about 4 days give or take a mint julep.

TheDerby has become one of the premiere sporting events and somehow morphed into one pretty spectacular fashion show.

The race itself lasts slightly around the two minute mark, which leaves a good amount of time to focus on other things-fashion and food, (and just between you and I ,how much food are we seeing televised and how much fashion aka hats! I rest my case. The Kentucky Derby in “fashion speak” is the single most watched “Showcase of Hats” in the country each year.

So if you’re in need of some fashion inspo complete with beautiful hats, fabulous fascinators and springtime dresses-have a seat around 2 today and take in some pretty gorgeous and unique Derby fashion.

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May 2, 2018

Hat-tastic

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

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Hat season is upon us. I know that many of us don’t even think of wearing hats, let alone have the need or remote urge to purchase a new topper if not truly inspired. However…that may change (and you may suddenly have a craving for a new chapeau) after you tune into the Kentucky Derby or THE Royal Wedding this month as you preview a bevy of beautiful hats on display. Here are a few fabbbbbulous toppers (all in white-(because let’s face it white goes with everything) just to give you a head start on your hat craving.

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May 6, 2016

National Hat Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

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The Kentucky Derby is this weekend BUT we all know that the horse race is only a backdrop for a major display of hats. In fact I really can’t wrap my head around why the first weekend in May hasn’t been deemed National Hat Day. If you’re lucky enough to attend this event( which P.S. by the way is an entire weekend devoted to a 2 minute race) you will enjoy more than a few fabulous well appointed parties, sip mint juleps  and show up in one very large spectacular note worthy hat on Derby Day. Here are a few hat head turners that have made the press pages in the past. One can hardly wait to see who wears what this weekend ohhhh and of course watch which horse wins. Here’s to celebrating the unofficial National Hat Day!

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May 2, 2015

Kentucky Derby aka Hat Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Kentucky Derby is today and let’s just cut to the chase and say what it really is: HAT DAY IN AMERICA! If there’s any day to “get your hat on” this is it!

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May 3, 2014

Derby Days…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Kentucky Derby is today. If you love horse racing this is THE day to “pony up.” Even if you don’t appreciate the sport there  is always the parade of hats to observe.. (P.S. Truth be told-they may say it’s all about the race but REALLYYYYYY???? it all about the hat)s. But you probably already knew that!

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May 3, 2012

Hat-a-tude

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend and you do know what that means-Fantabulous Hats! Whether you’re going to the races or not, I have uncovered a hat website that I think you are going to L.O.V.E. It’s called Hatatude and it is filled  with a bevy of beautiful bonnets. The best part of all-while there are numerous hat resources that will charge you  up to four figures for the price of a chapeau Hat-a-tude has some of the most beautiful hats at affordable prices. The hats pictured here are all under $200.00.  Remember, it always good to have a hat or two that looks good on you. Check out: www.hatatude.com

 

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Apr 30, 2010

Derby Fashion.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

This weekend is the annual Kentucky Derby. A “Run for the Roses”-as they say. Just between you and I, the whole event is really about Fashion. New York and Paris may have Fashion Week but in Louisville Kentucky, they have Derby Days and in Southern Speak “Honey, this is Fashion Week(end”)! Oh yes-there is a horse race to attend to –but that my darlings only takes a mere 2-3 minutes…  The rest of the weekend is one continuous clothing and hat extravaganza that officially kicks off Friday afternoon about three and doesn’t end until the last Mint Julep is poured from the pitcher late Sunday evening.

 *Look to see if you can identify Derby Fashion titled The Good,The Bad and the

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