Concrete Catwalk // Day at the Races

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IMG_6370I'm always looking for a good excuse to throw on one of the ladylike vintage dresses in my collection, and heading to the Belmont Park Race Track last weekend seemed like the perfect occasion to do just that...belmont parkThe short train ride from Manhattan was quite delightful with a few fun friends and all of the interested looks from fellow passengers (likely not used to seeing so much seersucker or silk on the Long Island Railroad), and it honestly felt like a Saturday that had been plucked right out of another era.Keep reading for the rest of the look, and a full run-down of the day...IMG_6329Top to Bottom // Vintage straw hat, silk scarf + dress, Warby Parker 'Reilly' sunnies*, Jade earrings (similar), Tanner cross-body bag*, Tory Burch platform sandals (similar// * Notes a gifted item.This might sound strange, but the whole experience made me feel so incredibly connected to my heritage on my Mom's side of the family... Her uncle (my grandpa's brother) was a well-known equestrian artist who had the chance to immortalize some of the most famous race horses in history for clients like the Queen of England and multiple American presidents.IMG_6404I can clearly remember his gentle guidance as he taught my cousins and brother and I how to sketch with pencils when we were little, and couldn't help but think of those moments while we walked through the halls of the race track and saw prints of his paintings on the walls. Such a treat!IMG_6308Ps. - My Mama has been begging me to lighten up my locks for years (official bribes have been offered!), so I decided to surprise her for Mother's Day by making my cropped little 'do match her own platinum locks. Loving how it turned out so far (thanks to Lara at Little Axe in BK!), and I have a feeling that it's going to have a fun impact on my style choices this summer... Stay tuned for more of that right here, and you know I'll keep you posted! ;)IMG_6346IMG_6309IMG_6325IMG_6359IMG_6348IMG_6385IMG_6355IMG_6344IMG_6363IMG_6389Heading into the paddock for a close-up view of the horses and their riders...IMG_6399Thanks so much to America's Best Racing for our VIP experience... Loved being a part of the action, and I'll come wear a fancy hat for you anytime! ;)IMG_6393IMG_6430 IMG_6414 IMG_6429 IMG_6417