Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot

Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair

In honor of the most quintessential southern event, I did a Kentucky Derby themed shoot featuring my favorite jewelry pieces from cale & cole. It was inspired by the glamorous fun of the KY Derby. This styled shoot includes everything I love: romantic dresses, big hats and show stopping jewelry. I hope it gives you some inspiration for a derby outfit this year!

Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair

Talk about a statement piece. Add some serious edge to your outfit with the white diamond spike necklace. Also available in a set of earrings. See below.

Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair

I recommend going custom for your Derby hat. Ordering one online is so convenient but it’s difficult to know how it will fit on your head! Nina Rosenberg of NinaRita Millinery designs custom hats to complement every aspect of your outfit. Handmade and adorned with vintage brooches, ribbon, chains, hand-crafted silk flowers, leaves, feathers, and tulle, you're bound to make quite the statement.  

Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair
Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair

A romantic take on Derby: a feminine dress with a neutral statement. Above, the beaded gold chain spike necklace (left) and the dazzling druzy necklace (right).

Elegant Southern Hospitality: A Derby-Inspired Photoshoot | You've Got Flair

Bet in style with the horsetail tassel. A textured neutral to complement your outfit. 

The beautiful rose backdrop in this shoot was provided by Mahonia.