Saturday, March 29, 2014

Off to the Races

Hey y'all, 

Today marks the 82nd Carolina Cup races! While I am not off enjoying people watching and betting on horses I thought it would still be fun to make a few outfits that I would wear since I know there are plenty more races at Keeneland, Foxfield and Churchhill Downs this season.

As far as dressing for the event a lot of girls automatically look at Lilly. While I love Lilly and they make wonderful sundresses for occasions like theses, for this post I decided to go a bit out of the box. I mean, do you really want to be wearing the same dress as 20+ other people? I checked out the Vineyard Vines' Kentucky Derby Collection as well as Belk (and found some cute ones for under $100). Remember to find a dress you are comfortable in and is your personality. Do not shy away from color or pattern and have fun, but remember you are will be outside all day as well! Here are some of my favorites:
Off to the Races: Dresses

Off to the Races: Dresses by postgradprep featuring a pink dress

Now that you have found the perfect dress, it is time for accessories. Since today is pretty rainy and gloomy, I thought I would go with some practical choices. Yes, there are so many sun hats that will be worn but it is okay to go outside the box. You do not have to wear a hat. You could wear a nice big bow or headband, or a baseball cap with the rain. I also added some coats to protect your fine frock you purchased and boots while they might not look the best with your dress are practical if the fields are wet and muddy. I mean do you want your jacks covered in dirt? I do not recommend heels for the event ever since you are going to be doing a lot of standing and walking. 
Top It All Off

Top It All Off by postgradprep featuring a grey jacket

Did I forget anything? 
Do you have advice for race go-ers? 
Are you headed to the Cup?


  1. Don't forget lots of sunscreen! This will be my second year at Foxfield, and sunscreen is a must-have! I came home with 2nd degree burns last year, but that won't be happening again! I wish I was headed to Cup today, but Foxfield will have to suffice...maybe senior year will go out with a big bang and a Carolina Cup! :)

  2. Loved all of these dresses! Wonderful choices!

  3. That white dress is soo gorgeous!


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