Derby Days

5.08.2012


 Beige + grey silk ombre dress by Myra B. (we love this similar look too),
Mossimo waffle knit sweater (last seen here), 
Zara heels, 
Gold belt passed down from my grandma, 
Vintage hat and bag.

This past weekend, instead of celebrating Cinco de Mayo with what seemed like the rest of New York, Micol and I opted to keep things classy and head to one of our favorite local bars Maison Premiere for their annual Kentucky Derby party complete with a full mint julep menu and a rag band playing tunes.

We hesitated before heading out, unsure of whether we had dressed the part. Should we wear the ridiculous hats full of flowers and butterflies that we had made for the Belmont races a few years ago, or should we keep things more subdued? (This is Brooklyn after all...)

In the end, I settled on a neutral look, topped off with a springy hat that I bought last year at a Salvation Army in LA. Micol went for a black jumper and cropped white linen jacket. And after a few mint juleps in, we were perfectly content with our selections.

How did you spend your weekend?
xL

48 comments :

  1. Lauren you look amazing and Micol great photography! Love that vintage bag!
    Tina @ www.Tinacious.Me

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  2. aw you look so sweet and girly! i like when you guys put up neighborhood shots, it's cool to see what your days look like. love this post :)

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  3. so nice ; )) www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  4. this is a gorgeous outfit and i absolutely love the concept behind your blog. my best friend and i blog seperately but it'd be awesome to do it together!
    x

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  5. That sounds like so much fun! Much classier than Cinco de Mayo :)
    I love what you chose to wear. The hat is the absolute perfect touch :)

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  6. The knitted sweater is just perfect!


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  7. Awesome hat, it looks really nice on you. And I love the background in the post beneath this

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  8. That bag is amazing!!

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    xo, S

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  9. Thanks for your comment! Can we follow each other? xo

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  10. Amazing photos. You look beautiful xx

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  11. Beautiful pictures, beautiful blog!

    XOXO

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  12. Very pretty outfit! I love the bag and I'm a huge fan of hats anyway. So, perfect look in my opinion.
    xoxo
    Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  13. I love everything about this outfit! That dress is perfect and you look stunning.

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  14. Love the hat and waffle knit sweater combo! You always choose such interesting locations for your photo shoots :)
    @Cathy_Showan
    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  15. I think Lauren is my first girl crush.. Your blog is gonna be big girls. Go for it

    xx from amsterdam

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  16. i love it! the pics are gorgeous!!!

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  17. Hey there :) Thank you for the comment on my blog!
    I am following you now and I would love you to follow me too?

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  18. This is absolute perfection, the epitome of great style! The stunning photography really captures the style and mood of this look so well! Simply beautiful! xxx

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  19. grea photos, very beautiful! love your hat and bag - sooo cute!

    Lyosha
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  20. Awesome photo's! Love the hat :)

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  21. Wow gorgeous girl, photos and the styling! Amazing blog! I am your new follower on the bloglovin ;).

    Would be so good to have a new follower too if you like my blog
    xx www.thetrendspotter.net

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  22. Even though it;s 90 degrees right now, I envy for sweater!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  23. Oh that sounds wonderful! And you look fantastic! I made mint juleps at my place and I hear they were delicious!!! The guys loved them. Unfortunately, I steered away since I was making sure to finish off my cold.

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  24. oh my so stunning!!! I'm glad you commented on my blog because I love your style!

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  25. I love this look on you, Lauren - you made a great choice in a chic sweater/dress combo!! Plus I'm in love with your bag and shoes ;)))

    England was wet and rainy over the weekend (of course!) so it was spent seeing the Avengers again, roast dinner and a day with the extended family - next best thing to being in the sunshine!

    Catherine x
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  26. cute jacket!

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    xx

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  27. I love your outfit!!!

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    xoxo

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  28. That hat is everything!!! LOVE the first shot!

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  29. Gorgeous love all and i am following, i am loving your Blog ! If you like please do follow back ;)

    Besos Storm

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  30. Such a classy look, timeless

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  31. Love your hat and sandals! Looks like a fun time! Love the live rag band!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  32. Lovely look darling!
    Have a nice day...

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    ..and maybe we can follow each others, let me know if you want!

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  33. Amazing outfit, you're beautiful :)

    xx

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  34. Thanks for your lovely comment. Great post!!!

    I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
    If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))

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  35. Great outfit. Love the knit and belt! I attended a Buc n' Doe on Saturday night but watched the derby on TV earlier in the day!

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  36. you look amazing!
    i am loving your bag :)
    xxx

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  37. oh my gosh love that sweater! so cute : ) Very well styled!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  38. Love your bag- the color looks great!!

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  39. awesome outfit! perfect for summer :)

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  40. Nice pics!! You bag is awesome!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.


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  41. I love this look on you! That hat is perfect and the sweater looks so comfortable.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment...you're totally right, not too many people around here can say they live on an alpaca farm :)

    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl

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  42. I fell for this post was stunning pictures, all of them
    : D
    sabrina
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    I'll follow you if you can pass on my blog to visit

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