I always have a blast planning my outfit for the Preakness Stakes. This year was no exception.
I had a couple different ideas in my head of what I thought my outfit should look like, but as the date got near, those ideas began to come down to reality. We were spoiled at the Kentucky Derby to have just the right temperature- sunny but not too hot. A couple rain scares but nothing that ruined the day. Preakness looked a bit bleak on the weather front and with a high of 58 degrees, I began to plan for the weather rather than the runway.
I am always attached to the midi style dresses but this round I was looking for a long sleeve piece. I found an absolute steal on ASOS that not only stayed on trend with its bold print but looked as though it was going to shield me a bit from the elements.
I wanted to find a shoe that was more than just a black pump and remembered seeing these fabulous Steve Madden sandals before and knew they came in a light pink. I snuck in another pair to get the Buy One get 50% Off deal that Madden was promoting…shhh don’t tell anyone.
I always like to pick a fun fascinator for Preakness Day and this Karen Morris piece was the perfect choice. The pink and black went perfect with the rest of my outfit and it allowed me to have a fun day with absolutely no hat worries. (Also made the best hat list with one of the publications!)
As soon as all my fashion appearances were over, I switched into some boots so that I could venture into the jungle known as the infield. We had a friend that was emcee’ing the ‘Burgers and Bud’ spot and that meant free burgers for us….
Now I will need to leave the bold prints, the bright reds, and the pale pinks and begin to plan my monochrome outfit for Belmont Stakes. New York City…we are comin’ for ya!