Talk Derby To Me

by Jessica Sturdy on April 22, 2014

Carly, Hallie, Mackenzie, and I met up at the Waldorf for the most festive little lunch with Vineyard Vines last week! The theme? Ladies who drink bourbon at lunch. Or rather, ladies who lunch meet the Kentucky Derby. 😉

We were decked out in our favorite Kentucky Derby pieces from Vineyard Vines. Vineyard Vines is the official style of the Kentucky Derby and their 2014 collection is amazing! While heading to the Derby is definitely a Bucket List trip for me to take someday, this year I will just be in New York City watching with a Mint Julep in hand.

If you’re attending a Kentucky Derby party this year, Vineyard Vines has the cutest dresses, skirts, and tops! Or if you’re going for a more casual vibe, there are plenty of hats, totes, and scarves that are just as preppy and fun. Thursday is the last day to order to guarantee arrival before the Derby so make sure to get your order in sooner rather than later! If you want a little history about women’s Derby fashion, check this out. Oh, and if you are in need of a few mint julep cups before the big day, Mackenzie has them in her store!

Vineyard Vines Dress c/o | Vineyard Vines Hat c/o | Walter Baker Denim Jacket (similar) | Sole Society Pumps c/o | Kate Spade Bow Ring | J.Crew Bracelet

In love with this hat, this scarf, this bow headband, this top, and this scarf!

Make sure to check out the girls’ posts for their full outfit details — The College Prepster | Design Darling | corals + cognacs

Photos: Rebecca Dale Photography

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Christina Storm April 22, 2014 at 8:52 am

Cute photos!! Love this look!

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<3, Christina


Zhanna April 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

You are such a sweetheart! Love the way you look today, the hat is gorgeous and brings so much spring and summer vibe! <3


Lauren April 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

Love this post! Tips its hat to my hometown and VV’s headquarters – Greenwich, CT. So cute and Jess you wear the hat well!




Sam April 22, 2014 at 9:51 am

You for are the cutest. Love all of these looks! Vineyard Vines really knows how to make preppy chic.



Kayla April 22, 2014 at 10:04 am

You look SO cute Jessica and your post title instantly made me start singing! ha! ; )



Natali April 22, 2014 at 10:04 am

Absolutely super pretty outfit! Love your shoes and hat!


Olivia April 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

I’m in love with that VV hat! This is making me so excited for the Derby!


Dana Kay April 22, 2014 at 11:19 am

I love this post! Derby Fashion is just so fun!! This past Saturday I went to the Illinois Derby and got to dress up in my derby best with my floppy hat and it was so fun. Love your outfit. thanks for sharing.
Dana Kay


Lacey April 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

This is possibly the best blog post title ever. Jealous I didn’t think of it.



Jenn~The Stylish Housewife April 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

OK….you girls are TOOOOOOO cute! And I need one of those minty drinks like now.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife


Morgan April 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

I’m heading to the Derby next week and Vineyard Vines was a huge help with my outfits :)


Meagan April 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Love this post! The Derby is a bucket list item of mine as well!


Liz || Shopping My Closet April 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Love the ring and hat!

Liz @


Kristin of Living In Color Print April 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm

This post is adorable! I love the hats, they’re so fun!

Kristin of


Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache April 22, 2014 at 12:55 pm

LOVE the shoes.


Dana April 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Loving all the pictures on all of your blogs today. You are all so fun! The looks are so fantastic.

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Andrea April 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Love your aqua dress and the navy heels you paired it with! Such a cute derby outfit!



Katie Albury April 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Oh this looked like so much fun! Love the hat and a good old Derby!
Katie x


Melissa April 22, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Love this Jess! You gals look so cute! :) and the title of the blog post made me ‘lol’ love itttt!

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Haley Valerie April 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Cute photos! I love your hat!



Kate April 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I mostly had to comment because your post title made me laugh out loud! Love it! This all looks so cute and can we have a moment for how good those drinks look?!


Sarah April 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

This looks like such a fun day and that is a gorgeous outfit! I especially like your hat.

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Mel April 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Love this girlie!

xo mel
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Aunt Anne April 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Such a fun post! Great pairing of mint & navy! LOVED all the detail of the luncheon & all the special touches adding the derby flair VV’a style! Local VV’a shop is a new sponsor of our derby event and have special shopping event this wk. Look forward to seeing the collection in person! Was that a bowtie coozy? Too cute!


Megan April 22, 2014 at 11:21 pm

This is the sweetest outfit combination ever! Love the preppy vibe and especially the big, floppy hats! The Kentucky Derby is most certainly on my bucket list too, but sadly I`ll be watching at home on TV as well.
-Megan XO


danielle April 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

when you’re ready to cross Derby off your bucket list – you better call me!
Derby is, hands down, my favorite day of the year. Seriously, once you go – you’ll want to come every year.

10 days!


Angel April 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

LOVE the striped hats!


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