August 13, 2015

Travers Stakes 2015

In an unexpected turn of events, it looks like we'll be attending the Travers this year! For those unfamiliar, it's basically the Kentucky Derby of the north and is run in Saratoga Spring every year. With all the talk about the potential for American Pharaoh to run and with the new attendance cap, we hadn't planned to go, since we thought it would just be too crazy, but some tickets came through unexpectedly and I am now finding myself 2 weeks from the race without nothing to wear. Granted, I could just throw on last year's dress (above), but I rarely get occasions that warrant formal clothing, so when they happen, I like to take advantage of them.

If I had the time, I would have most certainly gone with this dress by Jennifer Diederich, but they are all made to order and it would take about 3-4 weeks, so sadly, not an option this year (but next year for sure!). Here are two potential outfits for a perfect race day.

Travers 2015

For the slightly less traditional girl, this Topshop dress shows a little skin without being too risque. Wedges (a must!), a subtle fascinator, adorable clutch, and edgy ear cuffs finish the outfit.

For those going a more traditional right, a summery and slightly more conservative dress and larger hat are a great match.

Travers 2015 Traditional

My predisposition to pink is showing through slightly...I am loving this Boden dress (hm, express delivery maybe?) and Brooks Brothers hat! These Michael Kors sandals will go with everything and are even on sale. A sweet clutch and pair of pearls make it a complete look.


  1. I looove the first dress! Have you checked Tuckernuck? They have a lot of great summer dresses still and some of them are on sale!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    1. I hadn't looked there yet - thanks for the suggestion!

  2. This sounds like so much fun! I love both of the outfit options you picked out-- that hat is so pretty & the gold wedges, looove!

  3. Love the modern one! That dress is gorgeous!

  4. All of these are gorgeous looks! Love the Suite dress, when you have the time you should definitely go for it. I am obsessed with all of my Suite dresses. I think the headwear is my favorite part of horse racing ;)


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