Saturday, May 18, 2013

What I wore...

As fall/winter/rain/spring comes to a close I have realized first hand how crazy Kentucky weather can be. Within the last week I've laid out, bundled up and got soaked. So weird! As we quickly approach what should be an amazing spring and summer, I have been quickly trying to add color to my wardrobe. It is getting better and better by the day. I wanted to share with y'all some of my outfits from the last 6 months or so. Some you may have seen and some may be new, i'll break each one down best I can. Don't be shocked to see Walmart or Target on there, love them both! 

Patriotic and Preppy
top: thrifted chambray
pants: walmart red skinnies
belt: jcrew gold

Churchill dressed
dress: Nordstrom
pearls: white house black market

work wear:
black on black on black 
top: gap
pants: gap
bow belt: target
watch: online purchase

the picture below was purchasing this beauty from Banana Republic
the picture above is how I styled it for a Republicans luncheon
lime green scarf: gift
navy longchamp: gift
elephant pendant: gift 

easter threads
pink dress: jcrew
zebra cardigan: gift
white sandals: target

Live Love and Honor Lilly P
scarf: gift
ruffled white top: Lilly Pulitzer
jeans: Saks Off 5th 
monogrammed crossbody: Ellis G. Designs gift
pearled bobby pins: dollar store

keeneland fun
dress: Lilly Pulitzer
sandals: target
longchamp: gift

nautical summer
red lips: wet and wild (I was shocked too)
striped top: jcrew
yellow summer scarf: world market 
handsome man: no longer available 
aviators: F21

simple things in life
bright blue pants: new york and company
strapless top: old
mustard sweater: gift
gold chain necklace: local boutique

farm wear
white top: ann taylor
mustard pants: gift
pink scarf: gift
rain boots: walmart 

florida fun
chambray top: thrifted
neon yellow shorts: old navy 
watch: online store
pearls: white house black market

city girl
blue pants: new york and company
sequen top: target
blue jeweled bracelet: target
black pumps: DSW

valentines day love
found this dress at...Marshalls! I was shocked too. 
Necklace: old from F21

the best fashion statement in the south...
Getting better at it. 
Any hairspray suggestions?

Can't wait to style some fun new things for Spring and Summer!


Sunday, May 5, 2013


After awhile, 
you just want to be with the one who makes you laugh.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Sneak Peek...

Love this man. 
Love this outfit. 
Loved this day! 
Wanted to share...

 St. Johns gingham button down
Target Skinnies
JCrew Belt 
Target Flats
Long Champ Bag 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Women's Guide to Horse Racing...

After moving to Kentucky, horse racing just naturally became a part of my life. This also applies to bourbon which has not been as easy to assimilate to. My first time to Keeneland was a blast! We went with our friends Ben and Brittany. Had a chance to chat and tailgate a bit before we entered. Going on a Sunday is a much different experience, from what I have heard. It wasn't as busy and the crowd was very diverse. That particular Sunday was Horses For Hope, a breast cancer foundation fundraiser. In honor of this and my grandmother who is a survivor, we wore pink! Here are some shots from the day:

Brittany and I...

Jason and I, all pink!

Ben and Brittany, cuties!

Keeneland drinks! 

Right before our first race...

Beautiful track!

Close up!

Keeneland was amazing but I have always wanted to go to Churchill Downs, I mean the Derby is an iconic event for everyone! Particularly for fashionistas and folks of the south. Jason's brother is engaged to a sweet young woman named Brittany and Saturday was her birthday. Her family invited us to the opening night of Churchill Downs and I could NOT have been more excited. Below are some shots from our evening...

Everyone outside of Churchill...

J and I all dressed up...

He is so stinkin cute!

All smiles at the races...

Gentlemen of the group...

I love you!

So what are my top things about going to the races?
1. Know what you want to spend on betting and if you win, keep those winnings!
2. Make sure you drink the signature drink, for Churchill that was a Lilly for me. Came in a beautiful glass to take home as well. 
3. Dress to the nines, even if not everyone around you does. It's fun!
4. If you are attending during the day, wear a hat! Where else can you wear a hat and feel amazing?
5. Unless you are in the jockey suites and heels are a must have for your outfit, wear flats! 
6. Go with friends you know you will have fun with! 
7. Eat before somewhere filling, you will still end up eating there but at least go in full. 

Most of all, enjoy the races! It was truly an amazing experience. One thing checked off of my Kentucky bucket list!