In Portland, the local (non-functioning) racetrack throws a huge all-day Kentucky Derby party every year! Our local lolita community decided to get dressed up and get in on the fun this year. It was really cool to go to an event in lolita and not be asked why I was dressed up or if I was a performer!
Here's what I wore.
Hat: Local shop
Jsk: Angelic Pretty
Accessories: Angelic Pretty, offbrand, handmade
I got to try mint juleps for the first time! They were only $4 each so we all uh... drank a lot of them lol. Unfortunately I've discovered bourbon isn't for me, but a cold drink was very much appreciated on this insanely hot day.