And they’re off…Kentucky Derby Wear

Kentucky Derby 2015 041Dress: Target | Shoes: Me Too (similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott (similar) | Clutch: Rafe via Anthropologie (similar) | Hat: Marley Lilly

The Kentucky Derby has always been a staple in my house growing up – my Mom loves watching the Triple Crown races and we always dedicated the afternoons of those races to watch the beautiful horses run. My senior year of college, I had the amazing privilege of going to the Kentucky Derby with a bunch of my friends. It is kind of a tradition for the seniors to take the 6-hour bus ride from South Bend to Louisville to celebrate the end of the school year and the Derby. It was so much fun and I loved being in the historic Churchill Downs. I hope one day, I will get to go back and sit in the grandstand to see more of the race, but I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to go once.

Ever since that trip, I have loved to dress up for and watch the Kentucky Derby every year. My plans tomorrow are going to be a little different than most, I am going to be attending one of my college friend’s wedding. Nonetheless, I thought it would be fun to show off my bridal shower dress and something I would wear to a Kentucky Derby viewing party.

This dress is extremely comfortable but still pulled together! I love the neckline and I couldn’t beat the price (thank you, Target)! I purchased my hat for my trip 3 years ago and try to find any reason to wear it! Also, I think one thing that I learned at Churchill was that comfortable shoes are a must!! These heels are by Me Too and are one of my favorite brands for comfortable shoes. Kentucky Derby 2015 011Kentucky Derby 2015 021 Kentucky Derby 2015 030 Kentucky Derby 2015 022Do you have any plans for the Kentucky Derby?

Leave a Comment


  1. Mai Tran wrote:

    What a gorgeous shade of the dress! I love how you randomly threw in the hat.

    Posted 5.28.15 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks Mai! I am always looking for reasons to wear my hat! I wish it was acceptable to wear it every day!

      Posted 5.31.15 Reply

Doing it for the ‘Gram @EmilySGSB

Join the SGSB Newsletter

Sign up to receive monthly newsletters and sales alerts from SGSB.