Lisa writes: "Dear Outblush, I'm hosting a Kentucky Derby party for charity and am in need of a fabulous Derby dress and hat that isn't too expensive, but will make me the star of the day. Any suggestions!?"
Hey Lisa! As it turns out, hat shopping is where your Derby party bucks are likely to be most needed: those fabulous head toppers don't come cheap. I've picked a few that are hopefully within your party budget, and kept the classy derby frocks on the affordable side to make up the difference.
1. At the Track Hat ($165)
2. Abree Straw Hat ($95)
3. Nordstrom Collection Tall Crown Hat ($78)
4. Armani Collezioni Wide-Brim Hat ($245)
5. Pink Origami Pleat Dress ($68)
6. Border Print Prom Dress ($69)
7. Tuck Neck Shift Dress ($95)
8. Best Fierenz Forever Dress ($53)
9. Merona Pleated Neck Sateen Dress ($35)
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Crazy Jane here: I'm a New England girl with couture tastes and a Salvation Army budget who usually ends up wearing flannel. My shopping forte: finding the impossible dream. Throw your tough stuff at me and let me go bloodhound on it. When not playing on Outblush, I'm probably yelling at my cats, getting a backrub from my hot teacher husband, or trying to turn anything animal, vegetable, or mineral I can get my hands on into booze.