The derby-themed pins we can’t stop talking about on WL’s Pinterest page.
By Rebecca Lathe
Spring is finally in full bloom, and one aspect of the season that we’re especially looking forward to is horse races. With Virginia Gold Cup, Preakness and the Kentucky Derby all coming up within the next few weeks, Washingtonians have ample opportunity to don a floppy hat and place a bet. Even if you’re not headed to the tracks, you can still get into the horse race spirit by treating your friends to a Kentucky Derby-themed party. Look to this week’s pins for inspiration.
Board: “Best Dressed – Men’s Fashion”
What: Vineyard Vines Mint Julep Tie and Seersucker Jacket
Why we love it: This fabulously preppy combo is literally tailored for the Races. If you weren’t convinced by the mint julep patterned tie, notice the pink stitched horse shoes on the gingham jacket.
Board: “Wine & Spirits”
What: Mint Julep
Why we love it: No horse race is complete without at least one mint julep. The mason jar adds even more southern charm to this signature Kentucky cocktail of bourbon, sugar, and water, and mint leaves. Perfect for a backyard barbecue and Derby viewing party!
Board: “Best Dressed – Women’s Fashion”
What: Lilly Pulitzer Sundress & Monogrammed Floppy Hat
Why we love it: Half the fun of horse races is the fashion that you see off the tracks. Whether you’re a spectator at the Derby or the host of a viewing party, be the best dressed in this brightly colored floral frock and monogrammed floppy hat. We are especially liking the navy and hot pink combo!