Celebrating The Kentucky Derby Among Friends

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ML Monique Lhuillier Blushing Envy Dress and Lulu Frost Thicket Cuff via Rent The Runway || hat borrowed from Anna

photography by myself and Ashley of Sed Bona

Few events are as known for their style as the Kentucky Derby. I’ve heard there are horses involved but my focus has always been on the fabulous fashion and accessories, namely the hats, as well as the refreshing cocktails! Last week, I had the chance to celebrate in style with a couple of close girlfriends. Anna S was kind enough to host Ashley, myself and Anna B for an intimate soiree.

There is no one I would rather celebrate The Derby with than these 3 lovely ladies! We snacked on sandwiches, artisan cheeses and veggies and enjoyed fabulous Stella Artois cocktails. I had not previously tried Stella Artois Cidre beer and our drink of choice for our Kentucky Derby Soiree was a ‘Cimosa’, a summery twist on the Mimosa that includes Cidre and a splash of orange juice. Light, refreshing and perfect for the warmer months ahead!

But let’s get down to it, because the reason we love The Derby is the fashion. I love any excuse to dress up beyond my normal boyfriend jeans or shirt dress, so for me our Derby soiree was just that.

Rent The Runway was kind enough to send over this gorgeous lace dress from ML Monique Lhuillier which was perfect for a more formal event. Rent The Runway is my go-to for all of my summer events. I will never buy a dress that I know I will only wear once or twice again! Whether I’m attending a bridal shower, a wedding or a cocktail party, Rent The Runway is my one stop shop. It allows me to experience luxury while staying within my budget, no matter the formality of the event. I’d highly recommend them for your next event and be sure to check back as I’ll be showcasing additional looks from Rent The Runway in the coming weeks!

Anyone else partake in a Kentucky Derby Soiree this weekend? I’d love to hear about it!

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