kentucky derby

Derby Wear | Work the Metal 

When you step in Work the Metal you are instantly transfixed on the entire store – from the home decor to the clothing and jewelry you are sure to find something you before you leave. Enter with caution.

This derby look is brought to you by Work the Metal, a truly unique store with a little something for everyone. 






Fascinatior- $49, Work the Metal

Dress- $62, Work the Metal

Bangles- $20-$30 Sincerely Quinley




Friday and Saturday @ The Tracks 

If you live in Louisville, heck anywhere for that matter- you know the Kentucky derby is coming. Here in town it’s all derby-talk, who’s wearing who, hat vs fascinatior, and whether or not you’ll have a mint julep or a lily come Oaks Day. 

What to wear for derby 101: something I had to quickly learn last year upon moving to his wonderful city. When you become a Louisvillian (whether born into it or whether you move here fresh out of another town) you quickly learn about “the derby”. First up I have Blu Boutique, a boutique with style, passion, uniqueness and class. I’ll be showcasing two looks, one appropriate for Oaks Day and one appropriate for Derby Day




+sponsored by Blu Boutique 


Polka Dots 


It’s time to talk derby. Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby each year in May and with just three short weeks left until the big day I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite derby-themed looks. My dress is from Work the Metal and it’s the perfect derby look because you can wear ANY color fascinator or hat with black/white polka dots. 
I have made several custom bangle designs for the derby this year and I love how they look together. From the “run for the roses” theme to the jockey and horse combo you can’t go wrong with these one of a kind bangles. Add in a little state pride with the Kentucky bangle and you’ve got yourself the perfect combo for derby day. 

Where to find these bangles if you live in or around Louisville? (Or heading this way the first weekend in May) 

Check out these stores below to find your favorites OR order here 

Work The Metal/Butchertown
BLU Boutique/Middletown
The Urban Farmhouse Market/Crescent Hill
Dress and Dwell/New Albany

Have a great weekend and GET READY y’all! Derby is coming!