The Kentucky Derby is coming up just a few short months away. I love the fashions, the hats, and especially the fascinators! Fashion has always been my main focus of the Kentucky Derby of course but I'm not alone. Believe it or not, it ain't all about the horses, ladies . There are also people betting on Kentucky Derby. I know, huge shock. Throughout history, the Kentucky Derby has always drawn celebrities and high-society fashionistas.
From Playboy Bunnies to Paris Hilton to Heidi Montag…haha okay not the highest of high society always, but celebrities love attending for the fun fashions! No outfit is complete without the following:
The Hat: Hats aren't just for the British anymore, ladies! On this amazing day you can bring your simple hat or a custom-made fascinator (like Princess Kate!) along and no one will flinch. Pretty much, if you don't wear a hat here, you're in the minority.
The Shoes: A pair of sweet heels here are a must but don't forget, you're going to be hiking along cobblestone streets so bring a pair of comfy shoes to change into so you don't break your neck on the way there!
The Dress: We are a huge fan of the fun patterns and pastels. Just make sure it doesn't upstage your fabulous headwear! Might not be a bad idea either to pair your frock with a light jacket as the weather is still somewhat unpredictable in May.
Accessories: Not only do you need some classic pearls but you'll also want the perfect man candy on your arm to complete your look! Stick your hottie in a seersucker suit with a bowtie. Need ideas, check out the latest Ralph Lauren or Vineyard Vines catalog!
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I read this article in New York Magazine and just thought it was great. It's intimidating enough after having to see The Devil Wears Prada to have a face-to-face with the dragon lady herself, check out this article to see what prior interviews have really been like.
How is it already glove weather? It really crept up on me this year! The other day I got a pair of touch-screen gloves by FRAAS. I thought to myself, wow what a great gift. You can never have too many gloves. FRAAS has a great winter collection this year. I really like the colorful touch-screen compatible, colorful tech gloves in 3 chic styles: Scrunch, Ruffle and Bow. Fashion meets technology, peeps! FRAAS techie gloves are one of my top picks this for holiday season stocking stuffers for all your geek-chic friends!
I tried these gloves out and they work great. Geek-approved!
The gloves retail for about $30 and are available on Amazon.com and Fraas.com
Clearly here, Miley is pulling this off better than Ms. Kardashian. I think that if you have as hot of a bod as she does then the more power to you. But there comes a time, Kim…
It's happening, Fall is here and it's starting to get a bit chilly. Time to break out the gloves, hats and scarves! A hot new item this fall is going to be the infinity scarf. Having quite a collection of scarves, it hasn't been the first thing on my list of "needs." That's why I was so psyched to get one in the mail from my friends over at Fraas.
The Fairisle Infinity style, which is the style I received, is made of acrylic, nylon and a little wool. However, it's still soft and extremely lightweight–perfect to transition through the seasons with. I love wearing pieces like this to travel, you never know what you're going to encounter at the airport. This is the perfect item you can throw on or take off and it's so light you won't even notice it in your bag.
These scarves are available in navy/turquoise, camel/ivory, rose/petal, and black/grey. My personal fave is the black and grey. You can find FRAAS at specialty stores throughout the country as well as online at FRAAS.com & Amazon.com
*Smartypanties received this sample as mentioned above from the company in consideration for this post.