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Derby Party Essentials

Apr 19, 2014

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Whether you’ll be traveling to Churchill Downs® or celebrating the Kentucky Derby® at home, we’ve gathered up some of our must-have Derby Party essentials. Dress your best with a festive Race Day Bow Hat and Mint Julep Bow Tie, and check out our Pinterest Horsing Around board for more race day picks!

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Getting prepped for Easter Sunday? Looking for the perfect gift for some-bunny you love? On the hunt for something new? Well, whatever it may be, we’ve got you covered! With colorful checks, little sundresses, and fun prints, getting all your eggs into one basket isn’t as hard as it may seem. Find something for your whole crew…hop to it!

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We’re down in South Carolina for Charleston Race Week for the next few days with clear skies and 70 degree weather (what could be better?).  Stop by and say hello!

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We’re very excited to announce that we’re hosting our friends & lifestyle bloggers, Sarah Vickers and Kiel James Patrick, of Classy Girls Wear Pearls, at the 2014 Kentucky Derby®! Come find us at Oaks Day and on the infield on Derby Day to see Sarah and Kiel, who will be decked out in our official Kentucky Derby Collection.

Get Sarah’s look: Race Day Bow Hat Horsebit Lattice Embroidered Dress, Natural Straw Clutch

Get Kiel’s look: Linen Sport Coat, Hightide Gingham Tucker Shirt, Derby Patchwork Bow Tie, Great White Breaker Pants, Fish Hook Belt

Follow all the fun with #vvderby14

Derby Designs

Apr 9, 2014

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Inspired by vintage Toile prints from the ’60s and ’70s, focusing on action scenes from the Kentucky Derby® track and race. Details for the type of horse, the color, even down to the movement of the mane, were provided by the Churchill Downs® Organization.

Our Women’s Designer was really inspired by the old school preppy-ness of this type of print, and worked closely with our in-house Illustrator on the the layout of the scene, making sure to include really interesting and relevant details about the track and the race.

Meet Katie, Our In-House Illustrator

“We really wanted to create that great conversational piece that a woman would talk about and wear at the Derby. There is so much detail in the print that you could look at it for hours and find something interesting or something historical. It is a special print that’s supposed to resonate with the people who frequent the Derby and can relate to things they see every time they go, as well as people who are going to the Derby for the first time and can appreciate all the excitement of the race with the historical significance that the Derby represents!”

Spring splash

Apr 4, 2014

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Not only are we prepping for Derby Day with our newest Derby Collection, we’re also getting into the mix of things with our Derby Day recipes! The Pink Lily is one of our favorite signature cocktails that will be served on Kentucky Oaks® Day. And whether you’re heading to the Grand Stand, hosting your own Derby party, or just kicking back after a long day, the Pink Lily is a real winner.  Cheers to fun times ahead!

Gear up for race day here!

April Showers…

Apr 2, 2014

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We get a lot of calls from people thinking we’re a vineyard that makes and distributes our own wine. While that’s not the case, we’re certainly fans of the finer and tastier things in life. We’re excited to announce that our new collection of scented ties will be coming soon! Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be releasing April 32nd!

Passion Fruits Tie: Fresh for spring, this tie is as sweet as can be! With watermelon, lime, and pineapple this tie looks and smells like a tropical getaway!

Beach Chair Tie: Layback, kick your feet up at your desk, and breathe in the fresh, salty air! We added essences from coconut oil and our favorite sunscreen to this tie that proves every day should smell like a day at the beach.

Mint Julep Tie: Get down and Derby! With scents of fresh mint, sweet sugar, and a hint of bourbon, this tie is something to celebrate!

Kegs & Eggs Tie: There’s nothing like the smell of a bacon, egg & cheese and a good brew. This tie smells of your favorite breakfast sandwich and fresh, local ale!

Don’t forget to tie one on and, oh…



Wise Guys

Mar 27, 2014

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We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for Derby Day! This year marks our fourth year as the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby®, and we couldn’t be more excited to share our grand stand getups and winning looks! Here’s a sneak peek to what’s coming down the stretch in our upcoming Derby Collection.

Don’t forget to check back for our full Derby Collection at!

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