I’ve never been to the Kentucky Derby but I know I’d love it.  While I’m not a big gambler or horse race enthusiast, I LOVE dressing up in a theme and the race track is the perfect place to do that!  With the main event tomorrow I thought I’d give you some outfit ideas in case you’re going to a race, party or just want to look festive while  sipping mint juleps by your lonesome.

I celebrated my 25th Birthday at Hollywood Park Race Track almost three years ago.  I found the perfect vintage-looking off white lace dress at Forever 21 which inspired me to have the party at the track and I was thrilled my guests complied with the theme.

.:forever 21 dress, cathy jean heels:.

A few months back, we celebrated one of my best friend’s golden 28th Birthday at Santa Anita Race Track.  She went with the Derby theme as well and everyone had a great time!

As you can see, I embraced color with my accessories both times.  Because the race track has a playful vibe it’s a great place to try out a trend or a color you might not wear day-to-day.

.:forever 21 dress, blazer and necklace, urban outfitters clutch, steve madden heels:.

I got the hat and scarf I tied around it on the boardwalk in Venice.  It doubles as a sun hat and is great for traveling because it folds up nicely in suitcases and tote bags.

Happy horse racing!