Friday, May 2, 2014

Hat Week Friday -- The Kentucky Oaks

Happy Friday, everyone!  While you're reading this, I will either be at Churchill Downs, enjoying the festivities of the Kentucky Oaks, or somewhere quiet, recuperating from the festivities of the Oaks and letting someone else cook dinner.

Today's hat inspiration is what I'll be wearing at the Oaks -- it's a beautiful fascinator I won at a silent auction last Derby season.  It's completely appropriate for the Oaks, which has pink as its signature color and is called the Run for the Lilies.

Now, you may wonder why the necklace is not pink on pink, with a little pink thrown in for good measure. The green is the exact color of my Oaks dress, the bronze pearls match a tiny stripe on the dress, and the rose quartz is a soft reflection of the lily. I decided to be somewhat subtle at my neck, since there's no way having big ol' fuchsia flowers on your head can be considered subtle!

I'll be at the track today with my camera at the ready, prepared to capture all the hat wonderfulness that's roaming around (at least until someone smacks me for taking their picture)!  Since the reveal for BSBP has been postponed, I hope to have some pictures to share with you tomorrow. And since we lucked into seats right on the rail of the track (!), I might even have some closeups of some jockey silks!


Kepi said...

You will look gorgeous, love the hat and the necklace is perfect. I do miss the Hats off challenge maybe next year.

AntiquityTravelers said...

love the necklace Bobbie! I bet it looks fabulous with a dress of the same color and accents! hope you enjoyed the day at the Derby!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Bobbie I know you had a great time at the Kentucky Oaks. I love the hat and the necklace they are both beautiful. Pink and green are my two favorite colors and I bet they both looked fantastic on you.

BackstoryBeads said...

Your Hat Week series has been a little slice of Accessory Heaven! And how perfect is this fascinator for the Oaks! I can just imagine the envying glances that were cast your way! I'll be watching for those photos.

KJ said...

Hope you had a great time. I heard a clip on the radio this morning and immediately thought of you.

Christine Altmiller said...

You must have looked lovely on Friday with the head piece and your more subtle but equally beautiful necklace :-)
p.s. my horse did't win. came in last. c'est la vie!