With the “Run for the Roses” less than two weeks away, I realized it was time to seriously start thinking about my Derby Day outfit. After all, the first Saturday in May is undoubtedly an opportunity to get all dolled up and display your flashiest spring finery from floral dresses to feathery hats and sparkly accessories. It seems as though the question of, “which comes first, the hat or the dress?” is truly a matter of the chicken or the egg. In my experience, it’s been a matter of which I find first, whether it’s a dress I truly love or a hat that’s one of a kind. Though I’m not going to the actual Derby, I am going to a local Derby themed event, Bowties & Belles, to benefit a local charity. What did I decide to wear? Check back to find out!
Despite the recent snowfall, signs of spring are popping up all around us! I’m not just talking anticipation of the cherry blossom blooms along the Potomac and sorbet-hued sundresses at brunch…spring hues, posies, and peonies are popping up on shorts – and I’m loving it! Whether you dare to pattern play, or keep it simple with solid embellishments, these sassy shorts a perfect transition into spring to put some pep in your step and playfulness in your style. Try pairing them with heels and a blazer for a night out on the town, or dive right into the trend with a head to toe short ensemble.