Outfit Post: 5/3/13

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Dress: eShakti — Sandals: Goodwill (Aerosoles) — Hat: Gift from Leah — Necklace: Gift — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Ring: Target

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What can I say? On Friday we had a hat contest at work in honor of the upcoming Derby, so of course I had to wear this one.

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It is still, and will probably always be, my most favorite hat–not only because it’s so damn beautiful but because it was handmade for me by a dear friend, so I think of her every time I put it on.

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Alas, my hat and I didn’t win the contest–we didn’t even place, losing out to hats with intentionally garish ribbon and one with toy horses glued to the brim. That’s okay, though, we still had fun.

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Here’s where I confess that I’ve never actually watched the Kentucky Derby, or any other horse race, for that matter. In college I did spend a lot of time thinking about what I’d name a racehorse if I had one, which is obviously the best part.

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At the time I favored an inventive vulgarity–Fuckpickled Thundercunt–which was coined by an internet friend for unrelated purposes, but now I’m not so sure. They probably wouldn’t allow it. What are the rules of racehorse naming, anyway? I know a little about show dog naming but nothing about horses.

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Either way, this year’s Derby winner, Orb, seems like a waste of good naming potential. Maybe I’d name my horse Fancy Damn Hat and be done with it.

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5 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 5/3/13

  1. What a perfect derby look! The dress is perfect, the hat even more so. I still want to go to the derby one day. I don’t live too far from the Kentucky border.

    As for horse names, it depends. Some are named after their parent-horses. Some are given names based on their owners businesses or just off the wall. But names have to be approved by the committee or whatever.

  2. D says:

    That is a very fancy damn hat. I love it! And I agree- what kind of name is “Orb”? Surely they could have done a little better than that.

  3. This hat is epic. I’m into it.

    I’ve seen the Triple Crown a few times (on TV, although I was once invited to the Preakness when I was 13… by some crazy college seniors, ha! (they were friends of the family)), but really it’s not that exciting. I did ride horses, but I never raced them so I don’t really follow the Derby.

  4. rubybastille says:

    I think my favorite names this year were Will Take Charge and Normandy Invasion. This caliber of horse racing makes me sad – NPR had a segment about the drugs the American races use to keep the horses from BLEEDING FROM THE NOSTRILS from running so hard – but I do like the goofy names.

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