Friday's Fancies - The Kentucky Derby

Today's Friday's Fancies link up is an exciting one, because I am pretending this is my outfit for tomorrow's big event - The Kentucky Derby!  We are actually going to the Derby (hooray!) but we won't be one of the lucky ones to mingle amongst the celebrities and we probably won't really be able to watch the race.  We're going to be down in the infield, where things get messy and people go crazy.  So my dress won't be nearly as nice and I'll probably trade those patent leather Michael Kors pumps in for my Hunter boots since it's likely to be a muddy mess.  I don't even have a hat to wear - touché!  But at least that will allow me to see above all the others that tower over me, right?!  Are any of you planning to watch the Derby?  Making Derby pies?  Betting on horses?  There is a horse in the race called Uncle Mo, so you can bet your bottom dollar I'm betting on him to win it big.

This yellow Steven Alan dress seems so perfect for the day's events - well perfect for any event in spring.  Even at the risk of looking like ketchup and mustard, I love the combination of the yellow dress with the patent leather red pumps.  I know I'm dreaming when I pair high heels with an outfit for walking around all day, my dogs would be barking in an instant!  But that's the fun of this whole Friday's Fancies business, right?!


Anna of IHOD May 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

I wish I could attend the Derby in this outfit! :) So much fun! The perfect spring ensemble!

Krystal May 6, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

i'm soooo jealous, have so always wanted to go!!!! take pics!

theolivetree May 6, 2011 at 10:40 AM that whole look,even down to the polish! You need a hat!?! I dream of going to the derby...but only so I can wear a hat :) Have fun & exciting!

classiq May 6, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

The dress is lovely and I simply have to have that gorgeous turquoise nail polish. Have fun at the derby and I hope you have a great weekend! xo Ada

Jenny May 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

have fun!! I have heard the infield is kinda gross can't see the race at all!

Natalie May 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

that yellow dress is so adorable! I want it!

Andrea May 6, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

That's so cool you're going! If you snap a pic of any celebrities you MUST post. :)

stephanie [the merry way] May 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM  

Wow, how fun! That dress is sooo perfect!

Maddy May 6, 2011 at 11:18 AM  

The Derby sounds like the best time! And I don't care the occassion, comfort always trumps style. So those Hunter boots sounds like a great idea to me :)

Kirby May 6, 2011 at 11:26 AM  

look at you going to the derby! and I think you should wear a hat! it's only proper... isn't it? anyway, have a great time!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** May 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM  

How lucky are you! I've never been to any sort of derby. Can't wait to hear all about it! :) xo

Oh to Be a Muse May 6, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

oh what a lovely dress. and those sunnies have a great design too!

you have such a nice blog here--following now!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. May 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

have fun this weekend! take lots of photos :) ill be rooting for uncle mo to win it all! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Sara B May 6, 2011 at 12:15 PM  

How fun you get to be there! And that outfit is FAB!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Gloria May 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

going to the Derby sounds like so much fun! have fun sipping on mint juleps and cheering for uncle mo :-)

megan May 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

to quote rachel zoe: that dress, i die. it's perfect. :)

stephanie j May 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

ooooooh love the fancies!! that dress is so perfect :)

Marissa May 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM  

I'm so jealous you're going to the Derby. Have a blast! Who wants to sit with the celebs anyway? It's like watching a baseball game from a luxury box. All the real fun is in the grandstand!

Jen May 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM  

Let's talk about those earrings... I WANT!!! So something I'd wear!

Happy Friday Dear!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts May 6, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

how exciting - have fun!
can't wait to see your photos-
a friend of ours goes every year and I've seen his muddy photos.

Amber Blue Bird May 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM  

that yellow dress is lovely. Have a great time at the race, I hope you win BIG!

carolyn May 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

oh my gosh, i LOVE this look. my boyfriend went to the derby last year actually, down in the infield too--completely out of control, but he had so much fun! this year we'll watching in a much tamer environment ;) have so much fun!

katie May 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

that dress is so adorable!!

Holly May 6, 2011 at 2:19 PM  

Yes, the Kentucky Derby, I loves it! This outfit would be absolutely perfect for it! :)

ashley nicole catherine May 6, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

so fun! love this outfit. have so much fun!


Stephanie May 6, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

Love the outfit! Have fun at the derby!

Joelle May 6, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

I saw that dress a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I think I need to go find something similar this weekend :)

Visiting from Friday's Fancies! Hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend!


shellie May 6, 2011 at 4:13 PM  

such a pretty yellow dress!!!! the derby reminds me of my grandfather who was crazy for horse races!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} May 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

Love this outfit! That dress and the hat would look perfect together. I've never been to a Derby but how I'd love to dress up for one!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} May 7, 2011 at 10:58 PM  

That sounds incredible. I have promised myself that I will attend one year! It will be worth it solely for the opportunity to wear a stunning hat.

LCR May 8, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

I've ALWAYS wanted to go to the derby, wear a beautiful dress, and the biggest fanciest hat i could find... sigh... glad i can live vicariously through you:)

Nicole Marie May 8, 2011 at 11:37 PM  

i want to wear this outfit!!

natasha {schue love} May 9, 2011 at 1:01 AM  

SUCH a cute outfit! So jeal you got to go...hope it was a ton of fun!

{av} | {long distance loving} May 24, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

I'm a little behind on commenting, but I'm so happy to see your Friday’s Fancies post! I'm even more jealous to know that you got to go to the Derby...I'm a native Kentuckianian and have never been! So happy to have you as a FF Faithful :) xoxo {av}

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