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I am a fall girl.  Perhaps it is a zodiac thing (my birthday is in October), but I absolutely love the autumn months.  I love all cliché fall things from pumpkin-flavored treats to equestrian boots.

Here’s the rub – by this point in the summer, I am completely done with my summer wardrobe!  By the first of August I am eager to transition away from my nautical inspired looks and bright Lily Pulitzer frocks.  Instead, I am ready for new color palettes that evoke fall, but are cool and breezy enough for hot late summer days.  My absolute favorite colors for this time of year are navy, pumpkin and cream.

color palettesHow do you transition from your summer wardrobe?

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spring style

navy dress kateimage via

In the bluegrass, spring style means being ready for Keeneland.  The April meet (which runs April 8-29) is the perfect opportunity to break out your sundresses, if the weather allows.  I’m not a huge fan of strapless dresses, especially this early in the season.  I am crazy over cute, sweet shirt dresses like the one above, as a more modest alternative.  The navy stripes on this Kate Spade design are simply adorable.

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5 years

Bluegrass THREADS is thrilled to be celebrating 5 years!  Five years feels momentous—we’ve made it!

This blog has been a source of personal inspiration and growth during the first five years of my son’s life, the loss of my father, job transitions, big moves and many of the other changes (good and bad) over this half decade.

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To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, I want to highlight these top 5s—the most read and shared stories of the past 5 years:

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summer simplicity

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 Polyvore set by dhoskins 

When it comes to summer dressing, simplicity is your friend.  One-layer pieces are sure to keep you cool during the stifling summer months.  If your weather has been anything like the bluegrass, these past few weeks have been hot and humid!

What are your favorite style tips for keeping cool in the summer months (that don’t include wearing your swimsuit to the grocery store)?

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summer style

Despite this cooler bluegrass weather, Memorial Day is around the corner.  It’s time to break out summer wardrobes!  Summer clothes should be simple and easy—no time for fussy layers when you are headed outside!

Here are a few of our favorite looks for summer:

Nautical

striped tees, deck shoes and sundresses are classics that you can wear again and again

Sperrywimage by dthoskins

Maxi dresses

easy and breezy, maxi dresses can be dressed up or down with heels, flip flops or a cropped denim jacket

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Black & White

a striking color duo, sure to make you look chic in the heat

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What are your favorite summer trends?  Are there go-to styles you return to again and again?

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derby favorites

With the Run for the Roses just around the corner, here are some of our favorites for celebrating the most exciting two minutes in sports:

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  • Intimidated by the mint julep?  Don’t be!  Here is a no-fail recipe to ensure the perfect race day cocktail.
  • These lovely (and affordable) centerpieces look lovely in a julep cup.
  • Men’s dressing tips to look dapper and dashing
  • Women’s dressing inspirations in floral and with flair
  • These tips from the Kentucky Gentleman are sure to have you prepared.

What are your Derby Day traditions?

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holiday favorites ’13

These are a few of our favorite holiday things:

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  • Love these yummy cheese balls.  So easy and perfect for any holiday fete!
  • Our favorite holiday looks involve glitter and drama.
  • Adorable diy sheet-music pinwheels would make a festive holiday table.
  • Cute diy snow globes are adorable holiday touches in a bathroom or windowsill.
  • Yummy black cherry salad is a great pre-plated salad for your holiday dinner.
  • Red lips add a festive flair to any holiday look.

What are your favorite holiday things?

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