Race Day Dresses

To give y’all some perspective on the types of conversations that take place in this house, there has been a lot of this lately.

Marcus: I thought that you already got your Derby dress.

Me: No, I just keep on ordering things and returning them.

During my Friday afternoon Target run, I decided to take a detour through the clothing area because I’m always looking for new work clothes and you never know what you’ll find.

In the course of five minutes, I found this dress for the Oaks. Oaks Dress

And this dress for the Derby.

Derby Dress

Which is only hilarious because our front step has been a revolving door of dresses bought and returned.  With a month to go until Derby Day, I didn’t know I could be so disappointed by frocks.

Maybe this sounds little bit nuts, but when I look back on these photos in 20 years, I do not want to waste a single instant wondering WTH Past Kat was thinking when she got dressed that weekend.

Happy memories only, please.

I also sourced this hat from Nordstrom’s.

Derby Hat

Having not seen it in person, it’s impossible to know if it’s really The Hat, but if I don’t order a hat, it will be the first Saturday in May and I will have no hat at all.  I also know that I’ve seen a lot of hats that I have hated.

I will wear a fascinator of sorts for the Oaks.

To make a very long story short, when we were gallivanting in Texas, we stopped at a boutique in Brenham that had these lovely white bow clips.  I was fiddling about with a few of them and after a brief workshop with Megan, we agreed that it was a look that could work.

I didn’t buy the bows then and there because I felt like I would have to wear them on the plane home in order to avoid crushing them.

Retrospectively, three hours on a plane with a mass of bows attached to my head would have been far less commitment than the madness of searching every corner of the internet for the specific arrangement that I am looking for.  I have been through the depths of Etsy, eBay and every page on Google Shopping.  It’s a war zone, people.

I think I (may) have found what I am looking for, but I will not know for sure until the package appears on my doorstep.  Fingers crossed.

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One response to “Race Day Dresses

  1. I love the dresses, but… I l
    ove, love, LOVE the hat!!!

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