Saturday, May 1, 2010

Derby Hats

In recent years I've become a bit obsessed with the Kentucky Derby. There is something about the mint juleps, pretty dresses and hats - THE HATS!! You also get a strong sense of tradition and ceremony from the derby and I love it. I'd love to have a Derby party one year or better yet, attend the real deal.

Back to the Hats - look at these beauties from years past:

So classic, I love how they each went monotone

I love anything pink and zebra!!

That is a lot of feathers! It is so OTT but perfect for the Derby.

If you want to get in on the action, just go to etsy:

Add some flowers for the Derby and take them off for the Beach.

Very classic Southern Belle.

Very glam and it will go with everything.
But we're all crafty girls - why not make your own?  Start with a basic hat and do it up!

Start with one of these hats and pile on the embellishments.  Silk scarves look great tied on for a simple look.  For something more custom, get some ribbon and attach flowers, feathers, bling, etc.  Tie the ends in a bow or just knot and let the ends hang down your back.  Why not make a few in different colors so you can make your hat work with any outfit?
Hmm, maybe I should get that Ralph hat...  I think I'd make  sashes in pink, turquoise, and mixed metallic.
The Derby starts at 4pm EDT on NBC.



  1. I just LOVE those hats!!! Reminds me of some of the old movies with the affluent women at the races and such. The sky is the limit with the embellishments on them too. SO much fun! I especially love the zebra one. Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Girl, what a great post!! Especially since it's the K. Derby today ;-) As for hats, the bigger the better!!! But I sure wish I could pull them off. Whenever I put a big one on, I look so silly. Why the heck is that?? I want to be able to wear big fabulous hats too!! ;-)

    Happy Weekend Dear!

  3. So fabulous! Thanks for the reminder about adding pretty scarves to a great hat. Hope you have a wonderful Derby day! xo

  4. It would be so fun to have somewhere to wear a hat that, well, BIG! ;}

    m ^..^

  5. thanks for stopping by a little lovely!! love those hats. i want one really bad, just trying to decide if i could pull it off :)

  6. I am with you, I just LOVE the derby hats. I would want to go just to have an excuse to wear one of those lovelies!


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