transitional style

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polyvore by dthoskins

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?

katherine Greene

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.

centerpieceimage by Desarae Anderson Photography

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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to the max-i

Nivomaxiimage by dthoskins

I absolutely adore maxi dresses!  Could there be a more easy, breezy clothing option for summer?

These hot, humid (thunderstormy) summer days have been perfect maxi dress wearing days.  Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear maxi dresses:

  •  As a striking swim suit coverup
  • With a denim jacket and low profile tennis shoes to run errands
  • Decked out with jewelry and wedges for a date night
  • With a linen blazer for that transitional season look

Things that I look for in a maxi dress:

1.  Fun prints in flattering colors

2.  A waist detail to show off body shape

3.  Enough length (I’m 5’10” and don’t want it to look too short)

Here is one of my current maxi dress favorites that I sported for the Derby (Lily for Target!):

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Do you love maxi dresses?

katherine Greene

have your own backyard adventure

…and not necessarily in your literal backyard.  I know that I talked about some of our favorite past Kentucky day trips, but there are so many other beautiful (and often hidden) outdoor places to enjoy.  Over the weekend, we got to explore an amazing old mill in Versailles, KY that was the site of a friend’s wedding.

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Could anything be more “Kentucky”?  Love checking out new spots with my handsome husband.  It was fun to snap a few photos under these lush trees and down by the creek!

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What are your favorite hidden Kentucky spots?

katherine Greene