Fashion over 50: Derby Day

Fashion over 50: Derby Day

Have you ever been to the Kentucky Derby or do you enjoy watching the race on television?

I have never been to the Kentucky Derby but I love the idea of wearing a festive hat as part of the pageantry of attending the Derby.

Fashion over 50: Derby Day

Did you know the  tradition of the big hats worn by women at the Derby is patterned after The Epsom Derby of England? The bigger the better.

Fashion over 50: Derby Day

I like to wear most straw hats and I wrap scarves around the top to coordinate with my outfit.

The top and jewelry are from Chico’s and my denim skirt is from Talbot’s. Can you believe the skirt is over 5 years old? Classic pieces tend to stay longer in my closet.

Fashion over 50: Derby Day

I will look forward to the race because I love horses race and all the hoopla, the celebrities that attend the race. I may even whip up a mint julep in honor of the running of the roses.  You have to like bourbon or rye, which I don’t, so it is a once a year cocktail for me.

Fashion over 50: Derby Day

May the best horse win!

Be Fierce today and everyday!

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  1. robjodiefilogomo
    May 5, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Hi Robin….I’ve been to one Derby party and it was the best reason to get all dressed up and wear a hat. And funny, we are styling hats next week on my blog!! Both casually and for dress up!!
    I love how you tied material around yours—it makes it so interesting!

  2. May 5, 2017 / 8:36 pm


    Yes Derby parties are Oscar parties in my group of friends!
    It’s like playing dress up as we did as little girls!!
    Can’t wait to read your blog!


  3. May 5, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Hi Robin
    I’ve never been to the Kentucky Derby! Love the ots top, white skirt and pretty hat! The RoundRobin bar in Washington DC, where they say Mint Julip originated, was a place we visited. It must be so fun!
    Have a good weekend
    Jess xx

    • May 11, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Wow I didn’t know the mint julep originated in DC?
      Here it thought a bar in Kentucky would have had that honor.
      I learn something new everyday!


  4. May 10, 2017 / 3:14 am

    I like your hat. Summer is the season when you should keep the make-up minimal but go huge on the accessories. Big hat is the best one in summer and it can keep the sunlight away.

    • May 11, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Yes, Hats are wonderful at keeping the sun off my face!
      Thank you for your lovely comments!


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