4.30.2014

I'M GOING TO THE DERBY!


I know I have said it two million times before, but blogging has brought some pretty awesome experiences my way. For example, I got to write about tampons and pads the other day! WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT?! Even more exciting than photographing feminine hygiene products on my bedroom floor though is that this weekend I am attending the Kentucky Derby as a Cottonelle Correspondent. That's right, instead of talking about tampons, I'm moving to toilet paper. Cottonelle will be having a Clean Room at this years Derby. VIP's at the Derby will be able to stop by, have their hair and make-up touched up, enjoy refreshments, charge their phones, relax, use nice clean facilities, and of course--I'll be there to help wipe.

That's a joke. I won't be wiping anybody unless it is Luke Bryan and in which case, helllllloooooo.


As you may or may not know, the Kentucky Derby is known for fashion, fun, and more fun [induced by gallons of mint juleps and pretty looking celebrities]. I'm pretty confident that horses race around a track at some point in time as well. As a little [or huge] perk, Cottonelle is holding "the great finish sweepstakes" where if the 1st and 2nd positioned horses finish in that order, the first 15,000 people who registered will win free toilet paper and flushable cleaning cloths for a year. I know. I peed a little in excitement too [pun intended]. Be sure to sign up here.

Before I show off my complete look for Saturday, can I just say how ashamed I am of Northern Indiana's hat selection? Apparently people from my town don't have a need for floppy hats because oh my word. WHERE ARE THE FEATHERS AND COLORS AND LACE AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT I NEED ON MY HAT? Nowhere, that's where. Anyhow, I found my entire outfit at Express but have my fingers crossed I will find something much more exciting as I trek into Kentucky this weekend. Here's to hoping.

hat // dress // belt // shoes

Make sure you are following me along on Twitter and Instagram this weekend to see all of the behind the scenes festivities and action. All of the fun will be happening under the hashtag #LetsTalkBums so check that out as well. I promise that pictures will be flowing in abundance. I'm off to go get my hair did, my nails done, and hopefully find a bigger/better hat. I gotta make those jockey's proud.

ps. If you are going to be at the Derby on Saturday, make sure to say hello. If you are really nice I'll even give you a flushable wipe. Yes I am obsessed with those if you must know. #sofreshandsocleanclean 

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32 comments:

  1. As a Kentucky girl, this makes me happy and a little sad I won't be "home" to celebrate Derby and Oaks. If you're in town and available, you should go to the track on Friday for Oaks. Be sure you wear PINK. Have fun. I love Kentucky. I love the Derby. :)

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  2. You look adorable and your legs look a mile long <3 I was cracking up through this whole post

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  3. Your outfit is adorbs! Have a great time in Kentucky helping people wipe ;)

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  4. Absolutely love your outfit! I live in Louisville so I can guarantee that you will find a bigger, floppier and more colorful hat as soon as you arrive. Check out Crush Boutique in Middletown … Here's the link to their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crush-Boutique-Louisville/177712275621343 Have a BLAST! Derby is like a national holiday around here. :)

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  5. SO fun! I know Etsy has insane derby hats but you probs don't have time. You'll find something amazing and I can't wait to see everythinG!

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  6. You just made me bust out laughing in that opening sentence, Erin! Love your whit and humor, and I'm so stinkin' jealous that you get to go to the derby (the dress up part, not so much the horses!) Can't wait to follow along on Instagram;)

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  7. omg what an awesome experience!!! I love seeing all the big hats and gorgeous outfits...and man, you are gonna be front row #completelyjealous but have a fabulous time and no need to worry I will be stalking your IG ;)

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  8. I'm jealous! I've lived in Kentucky my whole life and have never made it to the Derby. I've been to races at the Downs but never the Derby

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  9. So excited & jealous of you!! It's going to be sooo much fun!! & I can almost guarantee you'll find something a little more Derby-ish the closer you get to Kentucky!! Hope you have a super fun & safe trip!!

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  10. hahaha i laughed out loud at your luke bryan comment!! you're great, love it.

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  11. This is great!! Love it!!

    xo, Taylor
    http://taymeetsworld.blogspot.com

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  12. Ugh so jealous! I have the PERFECT Debry hat & so wish I could afford to go to something like this! Maybe one day...

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  13. Ok so this made me laugh out loud! I agree about Luke Bryant. I saw him last summer - front row - pictures up his nose. I am old and he is still a hotty. Have a great time!! Susan

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  14. When you get to Louisville, check out Collections Boutique in Westport Village - gorgeous clothes and plenty of fancy hats too! I'm going to the Derby too - maybe I'll see ya!!

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  15. I actually adore that hat, I think it is perfect!!! You look fabulous! Can't wait to see you in a few days :)

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  16. holy crap!! (haha subtle TP reference) thats amazing!! I bet you're going to see so many celebs! Have an amazing time in that adorable hat and take tons of pictures for those of us sitting at home :)

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  17. That hat is perfection. Where is it from? The link is going to the dress. I'm so jealous. The Kentucky Derby is on my bucket list. I would be happy to come and be an assistant butt wiper if you need one....

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  18. Everything good happens to you and if you get the chance to wipe Luke Bryan's booty I'm never speaking to you again :)

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  19. Gorgeous! Have fun...here's hoping Luke needs some TP!!!

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  20. Dress is gorgeous, and hat is pretty, but you WILL find a hat to make that dress even more fabulous when you get to Louisville! I promise. You'll be the belle of the ball...err, races, belle of the races!!

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  21. You'll have a blast! I can't wait to hear about it. Country music's second favorite red head is singing the national anthem.. so try to wipe... I mean meet her! :)

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  22. Wow tampons to toilet paper that's really moving up in the world!! But seriously they are ending you to the Derby?! That's amazing.

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  23. I know I am in the south (Alabama) but Dillards and Belk here both have a beautiful selection of hats. Maybe they do there too. Worth checking out.

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  24. have the best time!! i love the hat, it's classic!

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  25. you know, at least we know you're hygienic and sanitary ;) that hat is killer - love, love it!

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  26. So excited to hear all about the derby! My grandpa and I will be watching on TV!

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  27. The color of that dress is incredible! I've always wanted to go to the derby so I am JEALOUS!

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  28. wow sounds like fun yay :)
    I have a dress almost like that I love the belt!
    have fun!

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  29. I'd totally join you in the LB wiping....haha, gross. But. It would happen.

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  30. So jealous!!! The one sporting event I'll always wanted to attend...mainly for the wardrobe, of course. And you look FAB darling!!! Love the shoes, hat, and dress color all together!

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