The Kentucky Derby

Oaks Day
Dress: kate spade Bag: Fascinator: Christine A. Moore Shoes: Tory Burch (old) Bag: Aranaz  Glasses: Karen Walker

Kiel: Blazer: Vineyard Vines c/o Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: Vineyard Vines c/o Shoes: Brooks Brothers Hat: Christine A. Moore

Derby Day — Dress: Marchesa Notte Sandals: Tory Burch (old) Hat: Christine A. Moore
Kiel: Blazer: Ralph Lauren Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: Castaway Nantucket c/o Bow-tie: Ralph Lauren Hat: Christine A. Moore
This year Kiel and I attended the Kentucky Derby on behalf of Mass Mutual who sponsored my trip. Our weekend at Churchill Downs was gorgeous aside from the rain on Saturday. My absolute favorite part of the Derby is the people watching and mint juleps. It’s amazing to see so many people in one place dressed up so beautifully. It’s like stepping back in time. The hats are a lot of fun too! I picked up both of my hats from Rodes Louisville. They have an amazing selection from Christine A. Moore who is a featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby. Getting the hats home was a challenge but I somehow managed to do it without crushing either one.
If you haven’t been to the Derby and plan to attend in the future, I highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Kiel and I did a lot of walking over the course of the weekend. I brought two pairs of sandals that I knew I could walk around in. Many women wore flats, espadrilles,  wellies (for the infield), and sneakers. I actually saw a good number of sneaker/dress combos. Comfort is the key to a successful Derby weekend.


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  1. Rena on May 14, 2019 at 8:07 am

    You look in each look fantastic!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Kathy on May 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Beautiful photos!
    Love that you hung out with the Ninkovich couple!
    Fun fact: Cupcake Charlie’s had a cupcake named after Rob called the twixovich. I don’t know of any other Patriot that had their own cupcake!

    • Sarah Vickers on May 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you! This is Matt and Susie Light. They are friends of ours. Matt is a former Patriot. What a great fun fact!

      • Kathy on May 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm

        Oh no! how could i get them confused??!
        Yes I remember Matt Light too.

        • Sarah Vickers on May 17, 2019 at 9:36 pm

          If I didn’t know him I def would have lol

  3. Anna Lynn on May 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    The dresses! The hats! THOSE SHOES! Both looks are outstanding! <3

  4. carla on May 16, 2019 at 12:52 am

  5. Libby on May 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I was so jealous that you were at the Derby!! I love you look for the day, and the hat was just perfect! Looks like you had a blast! Also those Tory Burch shoes were so so perfect!! They have pearls on them!!! I’m sold! 🙂

    xx Libby



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