Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shabbos Edition: Kentucky Derby











Occasion:

I recently picked up this hat at J.CREW. They have some amazing summer hats this season and all of them are really reasonably priced. If you are looking for a variety of straw hats with some unique details, I highly recommend that you check out their selection. A friend of mine told me on Shabbos that I looked like I was going to the Kentucky Derby with this hat. I felt really confident in this outfit even though it was a bit out of my personal style comfort zone. I wanted to take a bit of a risk and I did with this ensemble.

This sequin top is really fun and fancy and I was going for a really girly, elegant look and since the weather was bright and sunny, I wanted to bring out the springy items that have been packed away for so many months!

I paired this gold sequin top with a flowy, pleated black skirt and belted it with a black wide patent leather stretchy belt. I added a gold chain geode necklace and some gem studded flats for some added interest. I topped the whole ensemble outfit with this wide brim floppy straw hat:)

Outfit:

Undershirt: Elzee

Shirt: J.CREW

Skirt: Banana Republic

Belt: Ann Taylor

Necklace: Forever 21

Hat: J.CREW

Shoes: Banana Republic


What do you wear when you want to be fancy and flirty? Are you into the wide brim floppy hat for spring?

8 comments:

Ilona said...

That's a gorgeous outfit! I really like it - a lot. That skirt looks great with the sequin shirt and sequin shoes. And the hat is awesome!

I'm still unsure about a wide brim hat... I like them when I see them, but then I'm thinking practical and remember how much room it would take up in my wardrobe - room I don't have - and how easily it could get all crumpled if I'm not careful.
How do you keep your hat from getting crumpled? Does it depend on the material? The material of your hat looks quite robust, for example.

alltumbledown said...

This is my favorite outfit of yours, hands down. Well done!

Kendra Thaler said...

i
adore
that
hat

*sigh*

:)

nic said...

i LOVE everything about the outfit, especially the hat. wide brim and floppy hats are so dramatic, yet romantic to me. love your blog and your style :-)

~Nic
http://whitneynicjms.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

That sequin shirt is AMAZING.

Dee O. said...

I LOOOOOVE your hat & necklace!

That GOOD GOOD Blog

Kait H. said...

hi Ally! I just stumbled across your blog. and i'm already loving it just due to the name! I'm a totally modest dresser and I love your outfits already. This sequins ensemble is to die for!
I really can't wait to see more!

-kait

kaithuber.blogspot.com

Ariana said...

Love this look! Found you on Rose a la Mode's blogger map...we're so close!