Thursday, April 29, 2010

Equestrian Gear

May 1st is the day for big fantastic chapeaus (hats!=) & lovely, fast horses... That's right it's Kentucky Derby time! Okay, so I don't go to the races (or even live near the big event), & honestly I don't always catch it on TV, either - but I do love the fashion-y statements made on race day! One of my fav Audrey Hepburn films - My Fair Lady - has a simply marvelous horse race scene. It's mostly "marvelous" because it features Audrey wearing a stunning black & white ensemble. So, taking a cue (& a clip=) from My Fair Lady, I've got some fun black & white fashion inspiration...suitable for more than just a day at the races!

-My Derby Picks-

Sterling Silver Horse Charm Necklace - - $14.99
Big White Floppy Hat - - $12.99

Tunic + Leggings Set - - $14

Black & White Stripe Ribbon - - $1.99

Statement Flower Ring - Rue21 - $7.99

Faded Glory Black Shirt Dress - - $14

Lacey Cropped Leggings - - $5

-My Fair Lady Polyvore Fun-

-My Derby Look-

What I've Donned:

big black hat - my mother's

black beads paired with white bow

white tunic (paired with a black sash) - Tara Jarmon for Target - Target

white skirt - Isaac Mizrahi for Target - Target

black button leggings - Miley Cyrus/Max Azria - Walmart

open-toed black & clear flats - Candie's - Kohl's

-Accessory Tip-

If you have a string of white beads or pearls, cut a length of black ribbon & tie to side of necklace in a bow. Use a white ribbon (& do the same) if you have a string of black beads (see my look above).

"Some trust in chariots & some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." -Psalm 20:7

Lots of Love,



  1. I love horses! My grandparents live in Louisville, Kentucky just 10 min. away from Churchill Downs where the Derby is. I've never been, but they go a lot.

  2. I know my outfit is a little over the top with the black & white (& I'm not sure if I'd wear all of it out at the same time), but it was fun to dress up for a little while! =)

  3. How fun! And great outfit too.

  4. I love your picks and outfit! Black and white will always be my favorite color combination. =D


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