The Kentucky derby for many that have grown up in Kentucky has been apart of our traditions for a very long time. Kentucky is known for its beautiful farms, its blue grass, and for being the heart of horse racing. May 17th 1875, Kentucky held its first Kentucky Derby race. It is actually amazing how far the Kentucky Derby has come; you can find more on the history of the Derby by clicking here!
Although the Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville Ky, My photo-shoot with Frame 98 was photographed at Keeneland in Lexington Ky. Fun fact! My grandfather Eldon Cheek actually worked here for many years on and off the track and where he did, they would hold picnics and gatherings and it was just so amazing growing up. Keeneland is honestly my childhood; it was definitely a big part of my life as a kid. Growing up, I have always been fascinated with horses, and I had always dreamed of attending the Derby in person. This year was going to be my first time then Corona-virus just had to ruin it (ha ha but like, corona isn’t funny but I laugh to cope)! But the dresses, the crazy gorgeous hats, and the race itself, so appealing. And this dream is what inspired me to have this shoot at Keeneland. And if you end up liking my outfit or some parts of it, if you read till the end you’ll have a chance to shop my look with direct links (not affiliate links, so no, I am not getting paid to sell you this outfit, but I love fashion and helping others find things they like).
Now let’s get into the outfit & Photos!
The dress was an Amazon find, but designed and sold by, Belle Poque you can check out their Instagram by clicking here. They specialize in vintage clothing and looks, I adore their store and style!
The head piece and accessories came in one package and were also bought from Amazon; basically everything I will list to complete this outfit can be found via Amazon!
The shoes were designed and bought from Dream Pair Shoes! I often buy their shoes all the time when i need something quick because they will always be the ones I can get 1-day shipping on, which is amazing! I absolutely adored these ones, and they went PERFECT with this dress and the accessories. Check out Dream Pair shoes by clicking here!
Here is where you can find these cute shoes! DIRECT LINK-CLICK HERE!!!
Want the head-piece and pearls!? CLICK HERE-DIRECT LINK!!!
Lastly, if you are interested in this beautiful vintage dress CLICK HERE-DIRECT LINK!!!
“How was it working with Frame 98?”
I would recommend Frame 98 (Tyler Roberts) to anyone that wants portraits, product shoots or well, really any shoot in general! He was patient, not awkward, very clear in directions and he worked at a steady and professional pace! I 11/10 would recommend, especially to fellow bloggers! You can follow Frame 98 on Facebook by clicking here, and Instagram by clicking here! Below you can find a gallery of the pictures Tyler/Frame 98 took, as well as get different views of the dress in case your curious as to what it looks like from different angles.
All photos in gallery above done by Frame 98 via collaboration. Location: Keeneland.
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One thought on “Vintage Derby Fashion: My Outfit This Year for the 146th Kentucky Derby”
I love the scallops on top of your dress! It looks too good to be an Amazon find, I’ll have to go check it out!