But as promised, here are some hats spotted while I was at the Oaks, the day before Derby. Keep in mind that it was a grey and chilly day, so you'll see lots of folks with sweaters and chill bumps. But we didn't get rained on, so all the hats were out in force. (Photo heavy, so I'll limit my comments to the captions - I know, I know, you'll miss my witty and lengthy insights....) Do go all the way to the end -- some of the best are there!
|This beauty sat next to us. She was a great example of the pink theme of the day, and the big flowers that seemed |
to be prevalent. Not sure what the gold pacifier-looking thing toward the back is...oh well.
|The one one the right was sheer simplicity in a fabulous color. The orange delight on the left rocked the feathers, |
which was another prevalent style theme of the day. They look a little chilly!
|Another paddock shot. I only see one woman in the shot who doesn't have some sort of hat on!|
|These three were ADORABLE! The could barely make it into their seats, because people(like me) |
kept stopping them for pictures.
|This was the view from our seats -- we were in the front row, right on the rail. Awesome!|
|Even in line for the ladies' room, people looked fabulous. Check the hatinator the middle.|
|Another hatinator at the ladies' room. It was probably the most fashionable are of the Downs...|
|I don't know who she is, but she looked great leaving the paddock on the way to watch her horse race. |
I'm a sucker for this color.
|And me and my sweetie!|
|Best looking male hat model in the place, celebrating his winnings for the day.|