Hi all! I’m Amber from I Heart Colorado. While I normally don’t post on fashion, I’ve been giving it serious thought lastly as I've been emulating fashion bloggers (Ashlee, in particular) for months. I long to be as fashionable as all of you! Every now and then, a picture-worthy outfit comes together and I take full advantage of the opportunity to share my success. Ashlee asked me to do a post for the Kentucky Derby, and I was more than happy to oblige.
The Kentucky Derby calls for big hats and mint juleps. I had both on Saturday! While real southern gals tend to go all out with over-the-top hats and dresses, I like to keep it simple. Like Ashlee, I am a
thrift store hound. I love the thrill of the hunt and the joy that comes from scoring a great deal on a hidden gem. This dress is one of my favorite finds ($1 from the Habitat for Humanity thrift store)! And, don’t tell anyone, but I wore this hat for the Derby last year.
Apparently, I was right on with my color scheme. Nearly all the gals at the Derby party I attended were wearing black and white. It’s hard to go wrong with a black dress and a big hat. And over-sized sunglasses can’t hurt either!
I didn’t do any betting (I like to save my cash for the thrift store!), but I was pleased as punch with my outfit and happy to be sipping mint juleps in the sunshine all afternoon!
Dress: Gap (thrifted), Hat: Cynthia Rowley from TJ Maxx, Shoes: Steve Madden from TJ
Maxx, Necklace: Hope Café in Reno (a graduation gift from my mom!), Sunglasses: