Going Outfits: Derby Style

This Saturday 21 thoroughbred horses will compete with each other, or I guess more so the jockeys, to with the 2012 Kentucky Derby.  There are several traditions connected to the Derby; mint juleps, burgoo, lots of roses, and people partying in the infield like it’s 1999 (click on the link for some great background music while reading).  I don’t know about you, but I love going to, or throwing, a good Derby party every year.  And this year the Derby falls on Cinco de Mayo.  Uh-oh, bourbon and tequila.  Besides the excuse to eat, drink, and be very merry, these events offer a great excuse to dress up, wear hats, and let your style creativity run wild!  Utilizing some sales currently happening in the retail world, here are a few suggestions on outfits for the party…


David & Young Stripe Bow Paper Hat – $11.19 ($28)
Elle Ruffle Flounce Dress – $28.08 ($54)
A2 by Aerosoles Lollipowp Dress Sandals – $31.99 ($79.99)

This first ensemble comes to us from Kohl’s.  Today you can use code MFF20AFF to get 20% off the lowest prices of the season.  Today is the last day for the “lowest prices of the season”, but the 20% off code will work through 5/6/12.  Each item in your cart ships for $1.00 per item, unless your cart hits $50, then use code FIFTY4FS to get free shipping.  Returns are free by mail or in store.

Kohl’s is really good for trendy goods at really cheap prices.  Sometimes you’ll get what you pay for, but often the prices are too good to pass up.  And those great, deep yellow colored sandals look to be the biggest steal here.  They’ll really pop with that royal blue dress from ELLE.  Add the sweet little hat, and you’ll be Derby ready.  Heading out to a Cinco de Mayo party too?  Switch out the hat for a bright red rose clip behind your ear, or clipped onto a headband.


Sharagano Chiffon Raw-Edge Blouse – $49 ($70)
Lafayette 148 New York Summer Linen Skirt – $101.40 ($169)
Pelle Moda Harmony Sandal – $79

All items here are from LastCall.com.  Today is the final day to take 40% off one full priced women’s apparel item, which I’ve done on the skirt.  Savings will automatically be shown at checkout.  After that, all other women’s apparel is 30% off, again reflected at checkout.  The only item without a discount right now are the sandals.  Use code FSANN4 for free shipping.

Be the light and airy belle of the party in this ensemble from Lastcall.com.  From the ivory chiffon shirt down to the rhinestone embellished sandals, this entire outfit is very feminine and sweet.  And each piece is neutral enough that you’ll be able to mix and match them with existing pieces in your wardrobe.  Want to throw a hat in the mix?  Here’s another good one from Kohl’s.


GAP Striped Open Weave Fedora – $22.46 ($29.95)
GAP Clean Front Bermuda Shorts – $33.71 ($44.95)
GAP The Perfect Shirt – $37.46 ($49.95)
GAP Crisscross Wedge Sandal – $59.96 ($79.95)

Our final outfit is from GAP.  Today, 5/3/12, is the final day to use code GAPTICTOK at checkout to take 25% off your order.  Free shipping kicks in at $50.

This outfit is a classic “GAP” outfit.  Clean and modern looking, and the heels add a sexy touch.  This is a great look for an outdoor party that you know will be casual, but you want to step it up just a notch.  Pull it all together with a brightly colored belt, like this one.

Have fun this weekend, and may the best horse, and guacamole dip, win!


Featured image courtesy of Velo Steve

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