The 2018 Kentucky Derby has come and gone, but it’s not too late to see what the Wroot Wore at a Derby luncheon this past week!
To start off, here’s a summary of the Wroot’s outfit: Hat by San Diego Hat Company, vintage flounce skirt by Talbots, fitted T.LA cotton floral tee (sold out now) by Anthropologie, and stacked black patent Ribbon Sandals by Bandolino.
It’s a tradition for the ladies to wear fancy hats not only to the Kentucky Derby, but to Derby-themed parties and luncheons. Instead of buying a fancy new hat, I decided to turn my plain sun hat into a fancy Derby-looking hat.
To complement the yellow florals of my cotton top, I tied yellow and gold ribbons around the hat’s brim, and then tucked in some yellow craft feathers I had, along with some white feathery-looking artificial leaves I already had from Michael’s. I used a couple of safety pins on the inside of the hat to secure everything.
And here’s a funny thing that happened: while I was shooting these photos in my front yard…
…a baby possum showed up! Now, unmistakably missing from these photos is the rather freaked-out Ginger Wroot!
The last thing I imagined when I woke up that morning was a baby possum wandering onto my photo shoot for “What the Wroot Wore at a Derby Luncheon!”
He (or she?) was pretty adorable…look at those ears and toes!
But let’s get back to What the Wroot Wore at a Derby Luncheon!
You might remember that I modeled this same Talbot’s vintage skirt in this post. This feminine and flouncy print crepe skirt, with its drapey chiffon material, has been a go-to piece in my wardrobe for years.
Traditional pearl jewelry seemed to suit this outfit perfectly. At the luncheon, I also received lots of compliments on my curled hair. To get these amazing curls, I used Wrap Snap and Go rollers found on Amazon; they are one of the best hair styling tools I’ve ever purchased. I love these soft Wrap Snap and Go rollers, because they’re sooo comfortable to sleep in and they don’t damage my hair with heat.
So now, a certain baby possum and my dear readers know what the Wroot wore to a Derby luncheon! Thanks to everyone (and the possum) for stopping by!
*Please note that all opinions are mine alone, and that I received no samples, payments, or financial incentives from Anthropologie, Talbots, Bandolino, DSW Shoes, Amazon, Wrap Snap and Go Rollers, San Diego Hat Company, Michael’s, their affiliates or any other person, possum, or entity for comments or links in this article.