Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Kentucky Derby or Bust!

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Kentucky Derby.  Between the majesty of the horses and the bright colors of lady's dresses, I dared not blink, for fear I would miss something.  One thing was for certain, hot neon colors were abound and pink was in!



We arrived, just as the sun was coming up over Churchill Downs, and we were not the first ones.








my personal fave












matching separates 

And some jockeys!


Would you believe that we parked one block away from Churchill Downs and it took us an hour and 37 minutes to get back to our car at the end?  Would you believe that I would do it again? :)  Special thanks to all the lovelies that posed for pictures!  xoxo





33 comments:

  1. Whoa! Those are some AMAZING hats! I'm loving all the pink and bright colors, too... so girly and fun! The Derby is a great place to get away with wearing wild and crazy hats like these. :)

    xo Always, Abby
    Philosophy Skincare Giveaway

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    1. For sure! That's one of my top reasons to go! :)

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  2. Woow! Checkout those lovely hats! Now the ostrich hat has to be my favorite. Add Kentucky Derby to my bucket list. Nice post Chelsey!

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    1. Thanks Love! There were hats that were more over the top, but not exactly fashion friendly, so I didn't post those. But they were out there! Fun!

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  3. So jealous. Looks like it was fabulous fun. I've always dreamed of going there!

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    1. Hey Becky! Yes it was pretty coolio! Cool things to look at, but we didn't place any bets... :)

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  4. Ahhh!! What a fun post!! Love all of the eye candy. This looks like such a fun event, just for the fashion alone. Maybe next year I can find a local bar with a Kentucky Derby party so i can wear a cool hat. :)
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Definitely do it! Or throw your own! That's what a lot of people in Nashville do too. But plus we have the Steeple Chase tomorrow. (Nashville's own version of the K.D.)

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  5. Some gorgeous outfits!
    Love the pink and orange tones a lot were wearing so stunning!
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly

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    1. There were some great neon colors involved! Some I couldn't even capture, because there were so many people I would end up losing the girl in the crowd!

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  6. Wow! How fun! Everyone looked amazing...and pink definitely was the color!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! There were other colors as well, but the oranges, peaches, and pinks took the cake.

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  7. This looks like so much fun! I really want to go and see all the crazy hats and experience all the fun in person.

    Katie
    pinkblondeandblue.blogspot.com

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    1. You must! It was such a great time. Even better with a group of friends!

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  8. Ooohhh that seems like a very festive occassion!! :) Glad to have seen photos from it :)

    ♥ Erika
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    1. Your welcome Erika! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. nice looks
    xo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

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  10. Absolutely love all of the outfits! Looks like you had so much fun!

    xo, Paige
    lifesapartydli.blogspot.com

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    1. We did! So many outfits, so little time! It was hard to pick my faves!

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  11. How fun! Love all of the outfits and hats!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Patti Cake Jill!!! Loved your looks for this week as well!

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  12. I am impressed that you got strangers (I assume they were strangers) to pose for you! You captured the mood great - and the fashion looks so fun! Will you be sharing your look also? Because I can only imagine it was amazing! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Next to come is my look! Thanks sweet pea! The strangers were actually excited to participate. :) Luckily I had no one turn me down, they were all lovely!

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  13. This is amazing, i would love to go to the derby!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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    1. I suggest everyone goes at least once in their lifetime. Check! Just make sure you book your stay way way in advance. I learned that the hard way. :/

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  14. Love this! Great hats and dresses!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! Your blog is awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I guess you had a great time! Amazing styles, incredibles hats!

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    1. C'etait magnifique! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. So jealous you got to go to the Derby! Looks like so much fun and you got some great Style photos :)
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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