Summertime is quickly approaching. And one of my favorite summer-essentials is a pair of blue jean shorts. They are perfect for running errands, a casual day-date, or hot nights at the lake. Nothing makes me more ready for lake season than a peach-a-Rita, string bikini and a pair of my favorite jean shorties.
Derby season has finally come to an end. It was such a blast sharing all the fabulous looks with fantastic fascinators and hats. (Thanks again to Headcandi, House of K Boutique, and Kroger for the awesome opportunities!) I cannot wait for what next year holds!
Until then, I will reminisce on the memories made at the Garland of Roses Event thanks to Kroger. And I am so excited to share my experience with you!
The 144th Kentucky Derby is officially here! All the hats, feathers, fascinators, and over-the-top prints will walk the cobblestone paths of the Paddock area of Churchill Downs. Celebrities, out-of-staters, and Kentuckians will all flock to the track (hopefully with some ponchos and umbrellas, because this rainy weather hasn’t stopped!). I cannot wait to watch all the outfits and looks to spare some inspiration for next year! Until then, here is another look from my collaboration with HEADCANDI and House of K Boutique in New Albany, Indiana. This laced-out look gave a brush of elegance that will overwhelm the Kentucky Derby. I absolutely loved this ivory fascinator from HEADCANDI– as it paired with practically everything! Don’t forget to keep in mind for this year’s Preakness and Belmont Stakes, or for next year’s Kentucky Derby festivities! And she always takes custom orders!
How gorgeous is this clutch?! This embellished bag from House of K Boutique was too gorgeous not to make apart of this look. They have TONS of fashion-forward accessories and jewelry just like this one- and at such a reasonable price too!!
Thank you so much for coming along with me during this Derby ride. Can’t for more looks next year- as it is every Kentucky-girl’s favorite event!
I’m definitely a fascinator kind of girl, but it isn’t Derby without an oversized hat. This beautiful creation from HEADCANDI was so classy and elegant, plus it paired perfectly with this adorable sheath dress from SHEIN. The feather details on the sleeves are so unique, and perfect for a Derby look. And these tassel earrings from House of K Boutique in New Albany, Indiana couldn’t match anymore perfectly! These were one of many of the cutest statement earrings they have- and for such a great price! You can shop this entire look below.
After completing the fastest 2 minutes in sport’s history, the winning horse of the Kentucky Derby is draped in a blanket of red roses in the winner’s circle. And what better way to play-up this tradition then by wearing red yourself! This fascinator from HEADCANDI is the perfect touch to a classy Derby outfit, garnished with sinamay roses handcrafted by the talented Britni. You can still purchase this headpiece by following the link HERE. It paired perfectly with the fitted black-and-white striped dress from Old Navy. This is a great financially-conscience option to Kentucky’s 2nd favorite sport (because we all know basketball is #1). Y’all, this dress is only $24 and is available in 4 other patterns/colors. You can shop the entire look below.
When House of K Boutique in New Albany, Indiana offered this gorgeous red jumpsuit for a photoshoot, I said heck yeah! It paired perfectly with the hot pink and red fascinator made by HEADCANDI and fit like a glove. Plus, I have grown a recent obsession with jumpsuits, so it was a must. I always say, a jumpsuit is worn best with confidence. Sometimes, they can feel awkward and bold, but when worn with a sassy smile, you’ll rock the world.
Derby festivities are the best time to take fashion risks- and a jumpsuit can be that indeed! So, I have tagged several options below that would work perfectly to cheer. Plus, they are much more comfortable than a dress can be, and a long day at the track requires comfort!
The Kentucky Oaks is all about the ladies! This massive event is the day before Derby, when the fillies run the track! It is a super cool day, where all guests are encouraged to deck-out in all pink everything to raise awareness on breast and ovarian cancer. I always say yes to pink, but especially when it’s for a good cause! This hot pink look would go perfectly for Oaks Day, so I have linked several dress options similar to mine below.
It was such a blast working with HEADCANDI and House of K on a Kentucky Derby collaboration. Playing dress-up with some fabulous fascinators, hats, accessories, and dresses is every fashion bloggers dream! I snagged this one-shoulder hot pink lace dress from Nordstrom Rack, and I absolutely loved it! It worked perfectly with the teal hatinator made by the fabulous Britni from HEADCANDI. This one-of-a-kind headpiece is still available for purchase, so follow the link below to make your Derby-look complete.
Britni can also customize one for your current look, so reach out to her HERE and have her make you something fabulous! She’s incredibly talented and her pieces totally make a statement!
Stay tuned for more derby looks featuring HEADCANDI and House of K! P.S. Oaks is only 9 days away!
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Welcome to Type A Style! I’m Amanda, a fashion guru and self-taught designer living in Kentucky. I approach fashion & interior design with a frugal eye, and I love sharing my awesome finds! I’m a proud wife of a sexy police officer and mommy to the cutest Labrador. Jesus is my ROCK & that’s how I ROLL.