Express your inner southern belle and clink those mint julep cups together–It’s Derby time! I love the Kentucky Derby and usually spend the day at the Union League Club. Sad I am going to miss it this year! My favorite part about the Kentucky Derby, besides getting a kick out of yelling my favorite horse’s name “I’ll Have Another”, is the wide brim hats, colorful dresses, men in seer sucker suits, and all the beautiful horses. A little fun fact: the outrageously elegant and stylish wide brim hat is believed to be a good luck charm!

There is no horsing around when it comes to your wardrobe. Besides the high thrill of the race, the Derby is well known for it’s fashion. I usually like to keep my hat simple and let the dress be a little bit more vibrant with a print.  If you are unsure of where to shop, Vineyard Vines is the official style of the Kentucky Derby and always has a full collection for both men and women. Lilly Pulitzer is another great contender for the perfect derby dress and I can never say no to a Lilly.  Here are some other cute options that will make you feel as if you are in the millionaires row—one can dream ๐Ÿ™‚

 

1) Kate Spade New York Thalia Top is so cute!

2) Lupita Nyong’o is named People’s Most Beautiful and boy does she deserve it!

3) I tried Barry’s Bootcamp for the first time! It was hard but I loved it! Post to come soon ๐Ÿ™‚

4) My New York Junior League Shops! committee had a successful event at J.Crew this past Wednesday. Check it out here on my instagram.

5) Kate Middleton and Prince William are simply perfection in their royal tour of Australia.

6) J.Crew is having a 30% off sale! Here are my current must have!

7) This outfit is so lovely!

8) Everyday etiquette: always be cheerful and grateful!

9) My favorite J.Crew necklace.

10) This book has changed my life. Grateful I decided to read it. I can’t wait to read it again ๐Ÿ™‚

My head is spinning, my bank account is screaming and I am jumping for joy! There are new arrivals at J.Crew today and they are good (besides the crop top….. never ok). This collection is the J.Crew that I love, preppy and timeless. And to put the icing on the cake they are having a 30% off promo with the code GoShop. So I am going to do just that, shop! Here are the items that I am swooning over right now.

In my perfect fantasy world where I am Charlotte York, I would prance around all over New York City in this stunning Oscar De La Renta dress. I love the two-tone palette and brocade material with the little belt. So beautiful and ladylike, it’s perfect for spring! You can wear it while shopping and having brunch with your friends or out to dinner for the evening. Heck if I owned this dress I would probably sleep in it ๐Ÿ˜‰  Since it is a little….. a lot out of my budget, here are some darling affordable dresses that will still make you feel like Charlotte.