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Oh yes.  It’s that time of the year–aka the best time of the year.  It’s Derby season, y’all–the greatest two minutes in sports, the event that kicks off all things equestrian, all things bourbon, all things spring, and all things fabulous.  Big hats and even bigger stilettos.  The outfit revolves around the hat/fascinator, not the other way around.  The moment you walk into Churchill Downs, it’s a crowd of pastel colors and massive hats.  So how do I get ready for this unofficial holiday? I, first, plan out my head piece.  Depending on where I am going on Derby is whether I decide to wear a hat or fascinator.  After the fascinator, I pick a spring-inspired dress that purposely matches or contrasts it in a good way.  Here’s the tricky part…  It’s usually hot on Derby.  So, I always choose a flowy dress that won’t annoy me after a long day.  Third: I pick out some comfy shoes.  I’m not trying to limp my way back home {even though I would just have Andrew carry me}.  Last but not least: I build up a smooth and silky sun glow.  All of those Spring Break tans are long gone, and what’s worse than being pasty in a gorgeous colorful dress? {Actually, don’t answer that.}  Want the good news?  You still have 12 whole days to get that dewy glow to your skin {not like anybody’s counting or anything…}.  Throughout the month of April, Sun Tan City is celebrating Vicki’s Birthday Bash.  All STC clients can purchase annual memberships at discounted prices {annual instant & sunless regular memberships are $499 each and annual fast memberships are $120}.  Oh, and you get 20% off all products.  So, go celebrate Vicki’s Birthday Bash and let STC get you ready for the Kentucky Derby!Stop by your local Sun Tan City today and celebrate Vicki’s Birthday Bash with us! Restrictions may apply.  Offer valid April 1- April 30 at all Sun Tan City locations.Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sun Tan City as a part of the Style Squad program.  The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and no indicative of the opinions of positions of Sun Tan City.

  1. Such a pretty dress! Love how you styled it too!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. Great headpiece. Great shoes. Great style.
    I'd love to see what this derby thing is all about. I've never actually seen them.
    Your Friend, Jess

  3. That dress is so adorable! I love all the colors and love the pops of black that you did.

    Fashionably Kay

  4. I love your take on the Derby look! It's different but still so fun! Your accessories are just perfect!

    Breckenridge Clare

  5. Dana says:

    What a fun look! I've never been big on the Derby (#NewYorkerProblem) but I love seeing bloggers' looks and different inspirations on Derby fashion.

    Pink Champagne Problems

  6. Fantastic facinator and beautiful dress! I have a hard time believing those heels are comfy though! Love this look. Happy Derby Week!!


  7. Tea&Sequins says:

    I am obsessed with this dress! And, as a lover of all things British, the fascinator is obviously to die for.


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    Excellent process!


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