TST: Cocktail Hour

Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress

Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress 


Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress

Kentucky Derby women clothing, cocktail dress


Although today’s theme for Thrift Style Thursday is cocktail hour, in this outfit I feel like I’m doing more than cocktails but heading to the royal palace for some high tea or watching the horse races at the Kentucky derby–which, funny enough, is the occasion I created this outfit for. However, I thought I would share it with you all a bit early. When I think of the Kentucky Derby, I think horse racing, women in pretty cocktail dresses, big hats and fascinators. The big race starts on May 3rd, 2014 and I can hardly wait! Don’t forget to stay connected on instagam because I will be sharing pictures! If there is anyone from Kentucky or anyone who has been to the Derby, please let me know how you liked it or if you have any tips for  a newbie!

The dress is an oldie but goodie from H&M, in a pastel/pale yellow colour,  and  works beautifully for Spring and Easter. The fascinator, is my favorite part of the outfit. I have been anxiously awaiting the perfect opportunity to wear it for a second time. I purchased it a year or more ago. The shoes are thrifted, so I may have cheated a little this week. If anyone is interested in joining Thrift Style Thursday, please email me. Next week will be boho chic!

I took a very short break to rest after finishing school for the year. It’s crazy how exhausted finals can make you, but I will be back in a couple of days!

Happy Easter! 
So what do you think? Will you be rocking a fascinator to your next cocktail party?


Outfit Information:

Fascinator: China Town

Dress: H&M (old)

Heels: Thrifted

Necklace: from a clothing swap


 See how the other ladies styled the cocktail hour look below: 




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  1. Anonymous
    April 17, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    You look fabulous! I love the cut and the gorgeous cream color of your dress – it fits you beautifully! The heels totally finish the outfit, and you definitely look ready for the Kentucky Derby haha! 😉

  2. Lenya
    April 17, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    I can imagine you watching the derby. You look drop dead gorgeous girl.xoxLenyaFashionDreams&Lifestyle

  3. Anonymous
    April 17, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    This fascinator is stunning, you look like you just stepped out of a magazine!xx Carawww.carascliche.com

  4. Zhenya H
    April 18, 2014 / 1:42 am

    Girl, you are gorgeous! And that head piece – amazing! ~Zhenyahttp://beingzhenya.com

  5. Erika
    April 18, 2014 / 5:03 am

    What a cute dress! I love that fascinator too. I've always been fascinated (haha) by those and wondered if I could pull it off. It looks great on you! Have fun at the race! I'm excited to see your pics on IG! 🙂

  6. Justine Smith
    April 18, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I looooove this on you! Especially the dress and the heels…so chic!

  7. Manhattan Image and Style
    April 18, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    What a great look sweetie! Love it!Dianawww.ManhattanImageandStyle.comNew Blog Post: [Outfit Idea] .Rocking Neon.Previews Blog Post: [Health Tips] .Healthy Habits You Must Add To Your Routine.

  8. Miche
    April 19, 2014 / 2:22 am

    Uh well you look freakin fabulous! I totally wish I was going to the derby this year! My only tip is to be sure to drink fancy cocktails! I will definitely be following along via instagram with you!Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  9. Fredreca Adams
    April 19, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    Lovely dress and the shoes are a perfect compliment!www.fafresh.blogspot.com

  10. Nout
    April 20, 2014 / 1:16 am

    girl you look AMAZING! I love LOVE this outfit and how it's vintage-y but modern too. Let's go grab drinks! xo

  11. Lenya
    April 20, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    Happy Easter darlingkissesLenyaFashionDreams&Lifestyle

  12. Coco Colo
    April 20, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    Wow, you look so elegant :)http://coco-colo.blogspot.de/

  13. Jennifer Noir
    April 21, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    So classy and sophisticated, love the head-piece! xwww.JenniferNoir.blogspot.co.uk x

  14. Karen Miriam
    April 23, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Girl, how gorgeous do you look! I love the fascinator and it goes so well with the dress. You look amazeballs. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I followed you back on google + and GFChttp://myfashioncabin.blogspot.com/2014/04/pink-leopard-printed-skirt.html

  15. ensembledeux
    April 24, 2014 / 3:39 am

    I love this outfit! :)www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

  16. mark lawrence
    December 25, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I like your blog, very stylish. You look gorgeous sweetheart! I wore a similar dress to a recent event in one of the San Francisco event venues but let me tell, you pull it off way better than I did. You look absolutely stunning in this. Much love!

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