Crowning Glory

Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believed to bear good luck!
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This long-established fashion statement is much like getting into costume.
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In the clubhouse and paddock, women of grace and taste sport fashionable styles.
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From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits.
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You might be pleasantly surprised to see what type of character you become.
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These young ladies are continuing the tradition.
Happy Derby Season!
Derby photos via Kentucky Derby. Beautiful flowers via Bornay, Ink and Peat, Veranda

14 comments:

Alicia said...

Glorious combining hats & flowers: the first set is definitely my favorite. I can hardly wait to see this year's offerings.

Renae said...

Lisa,
I love how you coordinated the beautiful flowers with the hats. Too bad you don't live near New Orleans, I know of a lovely hat store. I know you will find something beautiful! Taylor too I would imagine!
xo

Coty Farquhar said...

Beautiful
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all so beautiful Lisa.,

Thankyou for sharing with us
such a lovely post.

xxx Coty

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Can you believe I stilllll haven't made it to Derby? Even though I have all my in laws in Louisville? Shameful I know!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I am committed to wearing more hats this summer Lisa so you have me in Hat heaven. Gorgeous post! This must be the most fun and beautiful event.....all those styles and colours. Beauty too. XO

Welcome to Treasures said...

You know I love hats... I have got to go the Derby someday!!! It sounds like a visual dream!

LindsB said...

I would love an excuse to wear a beautiful hat like these- maybe I need to get the fiance to take me to a few horse races so I can :)

jsimplylive said...

Gorgeous. I wish hats were back in style, although that has never stopped me from wearing one. I had the fortune of attending the Derby two years ago, and it is the most fun I've had. And the hats were exquisite...well, most of them!

Maria Killam said...

Those are so Eastery and fun!! Love your blog Lisa!

Chic Coles said...

What fun! I have never been anywhere fancy enough to wear a hat like that, but it looks like a great time! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Love Where You LIve said...

Hi Lisa.
I love this post. One of my favorite books is one celebrating another tradition and culture. It's called "Crowns." Hope you're doing well. cheers, -susan

Michelle said...

I love this post! It was so great to see the gorgeous hats next to those flowers. How divine!

Lauren Fister said...

HI Lisa, what a sunning post! I LOVE the colors in both the hats & the flowers!!

Thanks for stopping by Chat N'chow recently! I see you're in Lexington it's a small world as ALL of my relatives are in Lexington & Georgetown. I guess from the South comes creativity!

Catherine Frinier said...

Lisa, I would love to see a book on Kentucky Derby Day - these images are stunning! Thank you! - Catherine www.stillnessinthismoment.blogspot.com