Kentucky Derby Hat

One of my favorite ladies on the planet shared this with me and I want to share it with you!  Not only is she my friend but she is a Dusty's Originals customer. In honor of the Kentucky Derby and great customers, I am offering $75.00 off hats with the code Run For The Roses.  So, go shopping and get your Kentucky Derby on! Now, grab a Mint Julep and read this story from Tina.



"Derby.  The very word in my mind conjures up grandiose visions of beautiful horses, a glorious spring day, Kentucky-pristine white fences, mint juleps, high fashion and the most acceptable reason in the United States to don a beautiful, large, extravagant hat.

Since the Kentucky Derby [Link] was established, it has become a bastion of the crème-de-la crème.  Eating, drinking and looking one’s best.  I have never been to the Kentucky Derby, but delight in the concept.  “Someday,” I tell myself.  “Someday I will make it there.”

I am not going to say that it is because I would enjoy visiting Kentucky, buying the perfect outfit, eating fabulous food and possibly drinking too much… my real motivation is to wear a fabulous Kentucky Derby hat.  I have loved hats from the time I was little. My great-grandmother, Tilda, a very fancy woman in her own right, had several hats.  I actually harbored her hat collection, for several years.  In my early 20’s I moved yearly and carefully toted them all along with me.  My Dad and his wife now hold them in their home.  I always considered them pretty, little works of art. Their style ranged from demure and safe to saucy with a “look at me!!” sense to them.

My Mother’s birthday is May 7th and each and every year I vow to have a Derby Party in her honor. I have the entire party planned out in my head but then life takes over, and it doesn’t materialize. This year, however, I have secured a crucial piece.  I have THE HAT.  This is going to be my year to make this happen.   I must rise to the task.

The hat is a Dusty’s Original and it is fabulous.  Dusty creates one-of-a-kind originals out of unique, vintage materials.  Mine has a peach sash and turkey feathers of all things.  It is all set on a beautiful English top hat that makes me feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof when I wear it.  You won’t see anything like it. "



Thanks, Tina for sharing and getting me in the party planning mode! My mint julep is waiting.  My menu is planned. May 4th is the date and it’ll be a blast.  Will you have a  Kentucky Derby Party? Order your unique Kentucky Derby hat from Dusty’s Original now and organize the most fun party of the year. Don’t forget to send us your pictures from the party wearing your Dusty’s Original Kentucky Derby Hat so that we can share on social media or post it with the hashtags @kentuckyderby #kyderby #DustysOriginals #kyderbyparty #kentuckyderbyhat

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