Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WIW…Derby Style

Here in Colorado the Kentucky Derby isn't really a thing we celebrate. Unless you are cool and you live in downtown Denver; like my brother-in-law and his super trendy wife.

They have their annual Derby Party and I guess we're cool enough to get invited.

So I was excited to get dressed up and wear a super big hat.
Why would I ever say no to an invite like that?


Dress w/Belt: Ebay ~$8.00~
Hat: Sister-in-law's Bridal Shower…good reason to re-use it!
Shoes: Target Clearance ~$6.00~
Necklace: Gift (so ~free~ for me!)



I also made these lovely Mint Julep Cupcakes for the party.
They were yummy…and with over 1 cup of alcohol in the batter, were for adults only.
I found the recipe here.
But they sure were pretty!


There's Micah, Photo Bombing


"I do declare…you are my hero!"

Last year this is what wore…9 months pregnant with Ella.
What a difference a year can make.




This year was much more fun I was able to bring Ella with me…
in my arms this time.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

HOW CUTE are you?!?! Love that dress! I've never bought clothes on ebay before BUT i might have to try it now! What a deal!

rreynol3 said...

You always look so great! Love your family!

Erin said...

So cute! What a fun excuse to dress up and wear a fun hat, also glad you got to enjoy your cupcake that you would not have been able to eat last year. :) I love dresses and am trying to get myself to wear them without needing a special occasion, you can never be too overdressed to change diapers and be spit up on, right?!

Emily said...

I absolutely love your derby look! Such a cute dress.
Creamy

Melissa G. said...

Cute pictures!

Jessa said...

Oh Man I want a Mint Julep Cupcake right now! We're in Denver too so how 'bout whip up a batch? ;)

Jessa said...

Oh Man I want a Mint Julep Cupcake right now! We're in Denver too so how 'bout whip up a batch? ;)

Wendy said...

You look fabulous! And those cupcakes.... sound yummy!

Mariah said...

Love the hat!