Derby Day Style

I have always dreamed of getting dressed up for what I consider to be one of the greatest people-watching events in fashion...the Kentucky Derby. The combination of Mint Juleps, seersucker, bow ties, fancy dresses and even fancier hats makes the day even more enticing. Since it rained all day during my first Derby two years ago, unfortunately I had to cover my outfit with a poncho, so I wanted to really make a statement this year. I chose a full-fledged Southern Belle style dress to debut at my first sunny Derby day.

Head to toe - Hat: Peter Bettley London, Dress: Ted Baker, Bag: Chanel, Watch: Audemars Piguet, Bracelet: Michael Kors, Shoes: Christian Louboutin