Oaks & Kentucky Derby

Oaks Day

Joe and I had so much fun on our trip to the Derby! The day before the Derby is the Oaks day where you are encouraged to wear pink to show support for breast cancer survivors. We had infield tickets for that day so we had fun walking around and taking in the atmosphere. We even ran into KJP and if you follow him on snap chat I made an appearance! It was great seeing him again and chatting with the Vineyard Vines crew.


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Derby Day

We had a blast at the Kentucky Derby. We got second row seats on the starting line so we had an amazing view of the races. We went into the infield briefly to visit the Vineyard Vines tent and met a fellow IG-er named Meghan from Boston who was super sweet! If you watched the Kentucky Derby snap story you would have seen one of Joe’s snaps from the final race.

We didn’t bet on any horses but we had so much fun being at the Derby and experiencing Churchill Downs for ourselves. I personally enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up so nicely – ladies in hats and men in seersucker. It was quite the sight to look out in the crowd and see a sea of hats, fascinators, and bow ties. It’s definitely an event everyone should experience for themselves at some point.

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hat (similiar here) – nordstrom / dress – belk


4 Comments on Oaks & Kentucky Derby

  1. Monica
    May 10, 2016 at 9:44 am (7 years ago)

    This is so awesome!! I love both dress/hat combinations, and Joe looked great as well! Attending all of the triple crown races and the Maryland Hunt Cup are on my bucket list 🙂

    • thedressdecoded
      May 10, 2016 at 10:38 am (7 years ago)

      thank you so much!! it was so fun, you have to go!

  2. The Southern Stylista
    May 13, 2016 at 11:03 pm (7 years ago)

    What an incredible experience (& super cute outfits!) As a horse owner & lover, the Kentucky Derby is high on my bucket list-it’ll happen one day!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    • thedressdecoded
      May 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you so much! You have to go ! 🙂


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