Derby Day #DIY
The last time I went to a big race was with my friend T- Atlanta Steeplechase. Now, in the ATL, they do it up right. T's friend own Summer Loftin Antiques so we had a chandelier, antique silver, an antique Persian rug and a gorgeous floral arrangement. Talk about throwback...this was 2009!
Here are T and Summer this year in Atlanta, gorgeous as ever!!
I wanted to make a statement with my hat this year, and went shopping in search of a fabulous topper for the trip to the tracks. Shopping for something specific usually involves texts (to my group of girlfriends who understand that I never get to shop with friends, only my pint sized mini tornadoes which usually cause me to exit store left 5 minutes after I enter). Here was one option I considered from Fox's:
The response I received was "Go bigger!" I was in agreement, but couldn't find anything at any of the stores I hit up.
Soooo...I headed to the craft store and came home with a roll of hot pink "decorative mesh" for a few bucks to play around with. I scooped up a $5 headband at Ulta and settled in for a fun night with my hot glue gun. I crafted the mesh into a massive bow, tacked it to the side of the headband with hot glue and sewed in a pair of my favorite BaubleBar earrings.
My husband loves to dress to the nines as much as I do! Keep in mind that he is 6'5", so finding a seersucker suit is no easy task. For my apparel, finding something to match this shocking shade was the toughie. I decided to go with a black and white polka dot shell (from Target on clearance, TYVM!), a perforated vegan leather skirt from Nordstrom, white Rockstud-esque heels from DSW, fuchsia lipstick and nail polish. Here we are at Arlington last weekend: