Monday, September 1, 2014

Derby Day

Howdy & Happy Labor Day! Today I'm talking Toga Trip as I share my day at the races with Americas Best Racing!

This Saturday, I spent the day in Saratoga with a bunch of other bloggers for a day of brunch & betting! I didn't make any money, actually I didn't even get to bet because my money card got stuck in the machine… typical, but I did have a blast. Truthfully any day with macarons, mimosas and blogger babes is a win of me… although I wouldn't of said no to a walking away with a few extra dollars in my pocket.
I was so excited to get this invite that I had to extend the offer to a few of my other blogger friends (Daisy, Mel & one of my new favorites, Lisa - who then brought her pal Cara). I was over the moon to find that my birthday twin Jen & my girl boss girl crush, Roxi were also in attendance - I love how small (and chic) the blogging world can be!
Elena, channeling her inner Kate Middelton, love!

Coming from the West Coast, I have never experienced a real horse race before, but always been fascinated with the Kentucky Derby (and let's be honest, the idea of dressing for it)! I even had an awesome Derby party a few years back complete with large hats and all… coincidentally it's when/where I purchased my first my first (and certainly not my last) kate spade dress.
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Naturally I took full advantage of the opportunity to dress derby style complete with a big bow fasinator form Asos and this amazing skirt from Yoana Baraschi. For hats, I had a few options to choose from, but settled on the over-sized bow (as if there was ever any question).
America's Best Racing has two locations one in Saratoga and one in Belmont! If you're in the area, I totally recommend making a day of it at the races. If you do, you'll need an awesome hat, I suggest Asos.com with free two day shipping and an over-the-top outfit like mine. Other then that, all you need to bring is some sunblock, good fortune and a smile! 

Zara Blue Bow Pumps || Asos Off the Shoulder Crop Top || Francescas Bag c/o

Big thanks to Yoana Baraschi for dressing me & to America's best for having me!
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See more of my day via instagram

38 comments:

  1. Eeee! These pictures are amazing and you are so flippin' adorable! Thanks so much for having me! See you soon! Kisses!!

    xoxo,
    Lisa

    www.LisaRosado.com

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    1. Thanks doll!!! Of course, anytime! I had such a blast with you, we will have to hang out again ASAP!!!! XOXO

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  2. How you're always looking so perfect!? Once again, loving the midi and crop combo!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Patricia!!!! You are the sweetest, I promise you I am not. I am usually falling on my face or doing something embarrassing, I just try to look fabulous while doing it ;) !! Thanks, I am sad to see summer go, what will I do without the midi/crop combo?!

      XO

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  3. Amazing photos! Looks like so much fun!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. Thanks Heidi, you're the sweetest! We had a blast! XO

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  4. Sooo cute, Courtney! This look is one of my favorites so far.
    That big bow is the epitome of you in this outfit!!

    www.lavishingg.com
    xx

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    1. Hi Kierra! Thanks for your sweet comment, Of course I had to add an over the top bow :]

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  5. your pictures turned out SOOO adorably!!! Thanks for the Kate Middleton shout out :-) Can't wait to play again soon!!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle
    www,anewyorkloveaffair.com

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    1. Thanks Lady!!! Uhm, of course! you were too fab not to feature! You + me = girl date soon (they boys can come too) XO

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  6. Looks like you had so much fun! And your outfit is absolutely perfect from head to toe :)

    Amber
    A Mused Blog

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  7. Wow perfect outfit for the races. You look marvelous and I love your fascinator. Glad you had so much fun!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Mira!! You are so sweet, we def had a blast, big bow and all !

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  8. Love the now on your head, fab skirt too
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. Thanks Lauren!! Yoana Baraschi Is quickly becoming one of my new design favs!

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  9. Your style is so cool, I really like this combination :)
    http://christinearabela.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Christina! You're too kind, I love playing with bright patterns & color because, why the heck not!!! XO

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  10. I just found your blog and wow, love your pictures! So colourful and fun! Xoxo

    www.i-life-u.com

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    1. Hi Eduarda! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you make a habit of it :] Looking forward to hearing more from you ! XO

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  11. OMG your pics are AMAZING! It was great meeting you in Saratoga this weekend. I love your style and your spirit!

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    1. Thanks Esta! So great to meet you this weekend !!!

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  12. Looks like such a great time and I love your look! So perfect!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks Shannon, we had a blast!! Thanks for stopping by, hope this isn't the last I hear from you!

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  13. Such a cute outfit for a derby! Tres Chic!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. Thanks Cara, I tried to dress the part ;)

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  14. Looks like you've had great fun!
    And you look fantastic.

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  15. You look great! And the drinks look so delicious ;)
    x Hannah
    http://theadventurouslifestylelab.blogspot.be/

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    1. Thanks Hannah, I never say no to a mimosa ;)

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  16. I saw this picture on Instagram and feel in love immediately. So cute!
    www.kissthechic.com

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    1. Hi Amanda, thanks so much for following along on insta! Leave me a comment so I can return the favor!!! XO

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  17. Wow, so much fun! You look adorable. The shoes, the hat, everything!
    Gorgeous!
    Aesthetic Lounge

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    1. Thanks Mimi! We def had a blast, the hat helped a bit ;) xo

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  18. You look absolutely great!!

    XX

    www.floortjeloves.com
    www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

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    1. Thanks Floorje ! and thanks for stopping by, don't be a stranger XOXO

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  19. Nice outfit. :)
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    P&P style ❤ ☯ ☮ --- DIY --- fashion --- and more --- ☮ ☯ ❤

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