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What to wear to Kentucky Oaks

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For some people the beginning of May is all about flowers or Cinco de Mayo, but if you are into horses, mint juleps, big hats, bourbon, anything preppy, or just like parties in the South then you know it's Derby time. The Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby that is! In Louisville, Kentucky Derby doesn't just mean "the fastest 2 minutes in sports" it's also an entire month of festivities culminating in The Kentucky Oaks. It's the fillies race, or the lillies for the fillies, the Friday before the Kentucky Derby.

Oaks Day, as we locals (um, I've been here like 3 years already!) like to call it, is a day off from school for the kids and a day at the races for the parents! It's also a day that everyone, guys included, wears pink to show their support in the fight against breast cancer.

A day at Churchill Downs is a once in a lifetime experience with fun fashion, beautiful people, and gorgeous horses! And who doesn't love to put on a fascinator or big floppy hat and spend a day just watching the fashion show and a the best horses in the world?!

What to wear to Kentucky Derby

fascinator: Minuet Petit/ clutch: Prada/ dress: Tibi/ shoes: Ann Taylor

 Check back tomorrow for some Derby fashion, and let us know if you've been to Louisville for Oaks or Derby!