Two Stylish Kays: Events: My favorite looks from Alpha Derby Party 2017

Events: My favorite looks from Alpha Derby Party 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017


I had the pleasure of attending the Alpha Derby, a weekend of events hosted annually on the first weekend of May by the Alphas of Atlanta. The festivities start on Friday with Kick-off Social, then the Derby Party on Saturday, and lastly the Jazz Brunch on Sunday. 

The Alphas of Atlanta is composed of several Metro-Atlanta of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. chapters located in Atlanta, Morrow, Gwinnett, Cobb, Conyers, East Point, Henry County, and Dekalb counties. They collaborate to organize this three-day Kentucky Derby Themed weekend event. The Alpha Derby attracts thousands of attendees, not only from the Atlanta area, but nationally too.

The Derby Party was held on Saturday, May 6th at the City Club of Buckhead. It is a truly a fashionable event! Men are decked out in bowties and suits, while the women wear ornate hats and stylish dresses. The Derby Party features a cigar station, silent auction, cash bars, specialty food, live 8-piece band and DJs. Proceeds from the silent auction and the weekend festivities benefit local charities supported by the local Alpha chapters. 

My favorite part about the Derby Party is checking out all the fashionable ladies and the dapper gents. Here are a few of my favorite Derby Party looks.



Ruffles are one of the hottest trends this season. I loved how she styled her dress with metallic strappy heels. Then completed her look with a dainty fascinator. 


I love when a guy makes a fashion statement and steps out of the box! He mixed prints and looks effortless doing so. My photographer joined him for this photo opportunity. She looks very tropical in her abstract print high lo maxi dress.


It is clear why she won the Best Hat Competition. Her butterfly fascinator was unique, very trendy and styled impeccably for the Derby Party.


Yes it's true that pretty girls wear peals! And nothing makes my heart smile more than seeing a stylish group of ladies! They complement each other yet make a style statement on their own.

This group of ladies exude classic, style and grace. I loved how they also stepped out of the box and wore a different type of derby fashion!


You know how I'm obessed with jumpsuits. So you know my heart skipped a beat when I spotted this diva!


Another hot trend this year is embroidered patterns, and my thrift sister did not miss a beat. She looks amazing in this cold shoulder black dress with embroidered flowers! And her birdcage pill box hat is the perfect addition.


This look is the epitome of derby fashion! I love mixed prints and she pulls it off with class. I love her choice of hat too. The birdcage pill box hat, paired with a multi-strand pearl choker is so stunning!


Her delicate fascinator stopped me right in tracks. The flowers and butterflies scream Spring hear me roar. Her cape style dress is the perfect pop of color and it does not compete with hat.


I loved her choice of shoes. I am all about the strappy birdcage booties. She paired them effortlessly with her flirtly floral dress and cranberry colored fascinator.


Another group of stylish friends wearing beautiful knee length dresses. You know I love prints and the yellow hat is spectacular. I eat polka dots for breakfast, especially a pink and white style. The ombre design dress is very pleasant and her shoes complement her look perfectly. And nothing is more girly than romantic lace.


She used her creative side to create her custom fascinator to match her dress. I think she hit a home run!




Which Alpha Derby Party look is your favorite?

29 comments:

  1. So many gorgeous ladies and beautiful couples!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Everyone looks so cute. I had no idea that people dressed up for derby parties until this year actually. It's not a thing up here in New England :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Stunning looks on everyone! Super Derby stylish ladies! Love the hats, especially! Sounds like you had an amazing time on your 2nd time at the Alpha Derby! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love everyone's outfits! You can see their personalities in their colorful outfits. Love the jumpers and dresses! This party looks like a lot of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've never understood derby day but I love all the fancy dresses and a fancy hat that all the ladies wear if they're so beautiful .

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am loving these hats and gorgeous dresses! I especially love that pink dress towards the top, the one that popped! What a cool time.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those hats are fabulous! I think this is the perfect excuse to try a hat you might not normally wear! And even the menswear is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love derby parties! Everyone always dresses so fun! My brother this year dressed like a jockey. The best part is that he is 6 foot 4 lol

    ReplyDelete
  9. Everyone looks fabulous! Seriously love that first pink dress though!

    xx,

    Lacey

    ReplyDelete
  10. What an exciting event that's packed with fashionable women! I really love their outfits, everyone looks stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very stylish indeed! I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures of the outfits. Everything just reminds me of how lovely Spring is! I really liked the hats!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, this Derby Party looks super fun. There are a lot of lovely women who looks fantastic on their outfits. My favorite was the blue jumpsuit.

    ReplyDelete
  13. WHat a fun party! I have never been to a Derby Party! I love all of the dresses and fascinators!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Everyone looks fab but as a diehard ruffle fan I have to the first fuschia pink look was my favourite. I loved the sandals as well x

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm in Atlanta too! It looks like you had an awesome time celebrating the Derby with some incredible women. The hats and fashion are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. These pictures are so fun to look at! I absolutely love all of the unique hats. It looks like this was quite the event.

    ReplyDelete
  17. That was some weekend of fun and fashion. I have not been to a real dressed up event in so long I really enjoyed the different styles.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've always wanted to attend a derby party or go to the derby just so I could wear some amazing hat. I'm so loving all the incredibly beautiful floral dresses and killer hats from your party.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love these looks! The dresses are so colorful and beautiful. This looks like a very fun party.

    ReplyDelete
  20. These looks are stunning. I absolutely love seeing all the wonderful hats on Derby Day!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I seriously want to go to a Derby race just to wear the cute hats! I love them all so much and I'm pretty sure I'm obsessed!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have actually never been to the Derby, but my dad loves it. He loves going to horse races, period! I love all of these looks, though.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I've never been to the derby but saw so much action on Instagram! There are so many gorgeous dresses, I can't choose just one to love!

    ReplyDelete
  24. So many great looks and derby parties are so much fun! Every year I'm dying to wear a fascinator. Not sure how to pick the best one because they all rocked it!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love your outfit, it is divine. Attending derby parties is so much fun and I always love the way the ladies dress with all their ornate hats.

    ReplyDelete
  26. These ladies all look gorgeous! I love the bright pink one at the top and the red on with the arm flare.

    ReplyDelete
  27. The flirty floral dress was my favorite! What can I say? Im a sucker for flowers lol.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love that everyone got into the festivities! So many lovely outfits and some really spectacular hats!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love seeing how people really get in character and dress up for the derby. One of my favorite things are the hats.

    ReplyDelete

Linkwithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
Template Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2014)