This week I thought I would share some of my pre-derby planning. When choosing an outfit for a big event, (ahem the Kentucky Derby as seen here) always take photos. They tell the truth, more than the dressing room mirror. I had two dress potentials for the big day, but in the end this little key lime number won out. I had wanted my hat to be more thrilling, and I did purchase some extra ribbons and bows as add ons. However, I ended up liking it better as a simplistic look. I know, not very derby of me. Next year I will go bold or stay home. These sandals were life savers though, as they were dressed up enough for the outfit, but perfect for standing around all day. I felt very bad for the ladies who were wondering through crowds, shoes in hand, as there was broken glass everywhere. Mint julep sellers were giving commemorative cups, and as more people were drinking the contents, more glasses were slipping through loose fingers. Make sure to bring flip flops for walking back to the car!!!