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sam edelman yardley sandal, headcandi fascinator, kentucky derby ensemble

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Dress: Old, Similar | Hat: Headcandi | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Necklace: Taudrey

This past weekend, I headed over to the Preakness Stakes races with the America’s Best Racing team. This is the super cute outfit that I intended to wear to the races, but it ended up being 55 and raining. Even though the weather was absolutely horrid, I had a blast!

I was looking for the perfect hat to wear, and I ended up stumbling across the cutest Etsy shop called Headcandi that is well known in the Kentucky Derby world. When I saw this fascinator I knew I had to rock it at Preakness! Headcandi also does custom orders as well, so if you already have your derby dress, you can get a hat or fascinator that will match your outfit perfectly. If you want to snag a hat or fascinator of your own, use the code “alicia20” for 20% off your purchase from now until June 9th. Happy derby season’ y’all!

preakness outfit, baltimore city hall

P.S., my dad (who’s a Baltimore native) took these photos and suggested I pose with City Hall juuuuust like this *cue crying laughing emoji*

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  1. MsChanda wrote:

    that’s such a pretty blue and I LOVE your fascinator!! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself!

    xx, Chanda | IT Cosmetics GIVEAWAY + Link Up

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  2. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Hahah love that last little note you snuck in about your dad – cryingggggg.

    I went to a race with ABR 2 years ago and they were SO cool…and so knowledgeable about horse racing!

    Regardless, this is a cute outfit, as per usual!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  3. viciloves wrote:

    LOVE the blue dress on you! I’m obsessed with that color so this is right up my alley. I watched the Preakness on tv and can only imagine how the weather must have been!
    PS: I think I saw you at the NYX Cosmetics event a few months back and would love to say hello sometime 🙂
    xx – Victoria

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  4. I think the pose that your dad recommended was an awesome idea !
    The color palette

    Posted 5.24.16 Reply
  5. HA HA your dad is hilarious!!! He’s a great photographer! I’ll be sure to check out the etsy shop!


    Posted 5.25.16 Reply