The Kentucky Derby must be one of the most stylish events of the year. Everything about it is over-the-top, and we just love it! From the embellished hats to the chic sundresses to the dapper seersucker and bowties, it is a great excuse to get dressed up and drink mint juleps (from silver cups in the daytime)! While the MoS girls have never attended the Derby, we frequented our local steeplechases in college and law school (Carolina Cup and Foxfields) and loved every minute of it.
With the 2009 Kentucky Derby just around the corner, here are some of our favorite styles for the event!
Dresses from Anthopologie:
Dresses from Neiman Marcus:
Some glamorous hats from Hats in the Belfry:
Some hats from Nordstrom:
You could spring for the $1,000-per-drink julep, served in a gold cup with a silver straw, with fine ingredients such as mint from Ireland, organic sugar from Australia, ice from the Alps, and bourbon from the Bluegrass State (of course).
Or you could make your batch of drinks and serve them in pretty silver julep cups.
Here is an easy recipe:
cups sugar 2 cups water Sprigs of fresh mint Crushed ice Kentucky Bourbon Silver Julep Cups Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
The MoS girls just love julep cups and use them year-round. They are perfect for flowers, or even to use in unexpected ways like to hold your makeup brushes or toothbrushes in the bathroom.