special occasion | derby days

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are you headed to the kentucky derby this weekend? neither am i, but the dress i have on today is perfect for sipping a mint julep on a hot summer day. polka dots are always on trend and are a safe bet when it comes to adding pattern to your wardrobe. if you want to go for the win look for an on-trend midi length. it’s one of this season’s strongest trends. i for one am happy to see it back in the rotation. doesn’t it makes shopping for a dress so much easier? spectator pumps add subtle sophistication to this derby day ootd. but let’s not forget to bring along a straw hat for that casual chic look i love. plus, it keeps the sun off your face. just make certain it doesn’t end up as a mid-day snack! a big thank you to Serenity Creek Equestrian Center that allowed access to their stables. and the horses? what amazing creatures, and so much fun to pose with.

labels: dress Ralph Lauren (similar here and here); shoes Ann Taylor (old, similar here); handbag c/o Talbots (old, similar here and here); hat Target