Now that Easter has come and gone, I am looking forward to the next ritual of Spring; Derby Day. For us, that means the Virginia Gold Cup, held the same day as the Kentucky Derby; May 5, 2012.
We spend the day every year with a group of friends who put out just the most fabulous spread. Because of this, getting ready for race day means two things to me; a dress and a hat.
Such fun! In these photos I am wearing a modern Lilly Pulitzer shift dress and an Eric Javits hat, but I'm thinking that vintage is the way to go this year.
I spent some time earlier today creating a mood board on Pinterest, and I thought that I would share a few of my choices here.
I love this vintage (1960's) Lilly! It would be fabulous with my treasured Eric Javits hat, but this vintage pink straw number is pretty great also.
For a full skirted 1950's option, I'm loving this black and white cotton dress with it's fabulous butterflies! And I think that the shiny black raffia hat with its grosgrain ribbon is the perfect topper.
I'll be working on my board in the upcoming days; stop by for a peek! And if you're not on Pinterest yourself, feel free to email me for an invite. It really is a great place to organize your inspiration from all over the web, to be inspired by the boards of others, and even to socialize.
Do you have any Spring social events coming up? Please share; I would love to hear!