Victory Cup Polo Match: My Local Austin Derby Day Plans

Victory Cup Polo Match: My Local Austin Derby Day Plans | Kentucky Derby Day Style

Victory Cup Polo Match: My Local Austin Derby Day Plans | Kentucky Derby Day Style

Dress | Fascinator | Watch

As you might have heard me mention (or talk about constantly) I’m completely obsessed with Derby Day and everything that goes with it! It’s such a fun day! Between the fashion, the food, and the activities, there’s never a dull moment, even though the real Kentucky Derby race only lasts a few minutes.

I wanted to really get in the spirit, so I visited my friend’s barn to hang out with some gorgeous hunter/jumper horses! The mare in the photos is Claire, and she was the best model ever for our shoot. I used to have horses, I was a barrel racer, but every time I’m around horses again I forget how big and beautiful they are (and how hard it can be to lead them in heels, haha)!

I’ve prepped for Derby Day for some time now, and I’m so excited to attend the Victory Cup Polo Match again this year. I went last year with my roomie and we had such a great time that this year, we invited a whole big group of friends to come with us! We’ll be doing complimentary drink tastings, stomping divots, checking out the polo matches, eating all the yummy food, and people-watching to find the most outrageous outfits. I wore a more simple dress with a white hat last year, and I’m going all cobalt this year!

(Purchase tickets here victorycup.org/DerbyDay)

If you’re in the Austin area, you should come check it out as well! After the fun I had last year, I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else for Derby Day (unless I was actually heading to Churchill Downs). Be sure and watch my Instagram story on May 6, because I’ll be covering my experience on there all day beginning at 10am!

Thanks for reading, y’all!

PS: Did you catch my Derby Day style feature on Love, Reese?

Photos by: Alie Cline

Derby Day Style With Draper James

Derby Day Style with Draper James | Kentucky Derby Style | Polo Match | Large sunhat with graphic tee, navy skirt, and jack rogers sandals in Austin, TX

Derby Day Style with Draper James | Kentucky Derby Style | Polo Match | Large sunhat with graphic tee, navy skirt, and jack rogers sandals in Austin, TX

Derby Day Style with Draper James | Kentucky Derby Style | Polo Match | Large sunhat with graphic tee, navy skirt, and jack rogers sandals in Austin, TX

Derby Day Style with Draper James | Kentucky Derby Style | Polo Match | Large sunhat with graphic tee, navy skirt, and jack rogers sandals in Austin, TX

Derby Day Style with Draper James | Kentucky Derby Style | Polo Match | Large sunhat with graphic tee, navy skirt, and jack rogers sandals in Austin, TX

Derby Day Stylewith Draper James | Kentucky Derby Style | Polo Match | Large sunhat with graphic tee, navy skirt, and jack rogers sandals in Austin, TX

Tee | Skirt | Clutch | Hat | Sandals 

Still wondering how much I love Derby Day style?

In case you missed my post a few weeks ago about how to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, here is some more outfit inspiration for y’all! Us Southern girls get excited for Derby Day WAY in advance, and picking the perfect outfit is huge. One of the reasons being that everyone starts buying about a month in advance from the big day, so the good hats start selling out fast! This hat I’m wearing in this post, for example, sold out this morning before I had a chance to post (luckily, there are some similar ones out there). If you’re going to a Derby Party, or lucky enough to actually be going to the Kentucky Derby, it’s time to plan your outfit!

I’m so excited to partner with Draper James again to show you some more Derby Day Style! Last year, I chose a floral dress and small fascinator for my outfit inspiration post, so I decided to do something a little different this year! I love graphic tees, they’re my go-to for days when I want to be comfy but cute, so I decided to rock this “Hold Your Horses” tee. See more of her collection below!

If you’re still looking for a hat, here are a few of my favorites! Remember, they’re selling like hot cakes so be sure to snag it once you find the right one!

Photos by: Brandon Hill