Color Blocking for a Weekend at Keeneland

Shortly after moving to Kentucky three years ago, I started getting questions like “have you been to Keeneland?” and “what are you wearing to Keeneland this weekend?”  I did not know at the time that Keeneland was a world-class thoroughbred racetrack with meets held in April and October annually.

Since then, I look forward to the start of the races at Keeneland because my small town transforms into a high fashion capital, Southern Belles style.  Stunning hats and fashion-forward dresses are all game.

Here’s my attempt at a chic, low-budget Keeneland look.

Dress—Loft ($30)
Belt—Gap (gifted)
Scarf—Jones New York via TJ Maxx ($12.99)
Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom ($24.99)

This look is also featured on the Loft Facebook fan page. Stop by How Bloggers Wear Loft—Spring


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  1. April 15, 2011 / 8:22 pm

    I feel like such a goofball – I've been reading and loving your style blog for ages and just now realized you're from KY. I'm in Louisville and loooooove spending my April and October weekends at Keeneland!

  2. April 15, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Would you believe I picked this dress up at Loft and debated buying it? I'm not supposed to be shopping but I love to browse so I put it back. I love the color and classic shape. You look cute and I love your hair!

  3. April 15, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    @Ally: OMG!! How cool is that!!! I have been in Lexington for the last 3 years.

  4. April 15, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    @Sing: You put it back? That is some serious discipline! Kudos to you on sticking to your spending plan.

    I debated buying the dress, too, but for a different reason. The dress is very forgiving, so in my usual size, it didn't look quite right. I was actually on my way out of the store before deciding to try on a couple smaller sizes. Once I sized down, the fit was so much better.

  5. April 15, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    Super pretty colors! The combo really makes it.

  6. April 15, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    Thanks @someone! I never really know if outfits will come together the way I envision them. I was excited to see that this one did though.

    @Shasie: It is somewhat like the KY Derby. The Derby, however, is a different race that takes place annually on the first Saturday of May at a track in Louisville, KY. Women stretch far out when dressing for the Derby.

  7. April 15, 2011 / 11:19 pm

    Very pretty!!!! I haven't been commenting much but I still read and look forward to your posts!!

  8. April 16, 2011 / 1:22 am

    ahhhhh girl you in Lexington. I live in Louisville! I rarely run into bloggers from Kentucky. we need a meetup of some sort.

    love the colorblocking!

  9. April 16, 2011 / 10:54 am

    I LOVE the pop of turquoise with the coral!!

  10. April 16, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Your outfit makes me want to get up and do something. It's really pretty and upbeat. I hope the weather is ok for you.

  11. Annie
    April 16, 2011 / 11:53 am

    I LOVE your Keeneland clothes…The colors are just so hot together and my dear you rock the look…Have a great time impressing everyone and come back with stories…

  12. April 18, 2011 / 4:33 am

    Love the look 🙂 I always thought wearing all solids wouldn't look good but this ensemble looks great on you!

  13. April 18, 2011 / 4:34 am

    I always thought wearing all solids wouldn't look good but this ensemble looks great on you! Hope you had fun!

  14. April 20, 2011 / 2:33 am

    @Amina Thanks!! I am needing more posts from you!!! 🙂

    @L of Avid Accents. You are? We should totally get together with Ally of Cute on the Cheap. On another note, I notice you are natural. I will pm you a link to a meetup group. I was actually in Louisville this past weekend for a naturally flyy in the KY meetup.

    @Life as Leah. Yes, the two colors marry well, right?!

    Ha @Judy C! Sometimes, I need that extra pep.

    Thanks @Dee O!

    Thanks @OneLifetoEat. I am surprised by how well the colors work together too. I am excited about exploring new possibilities now.