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Double Your Odds at Parx Racing with an Outfit to Take You from Day to Night

Double Your Odds at Parx Racing With an Outfit to Take You from Day to Night

This Saturday September 21, 2013 at Parx Racing in Bensalem Pennsylvania, wear a statement making outfit that can do double duty for double the races. For the second time in Parx Race Track history, the Cotillion and the Pennsylvania Derby will be run on the same day, so you’ll need an outfit that can last all day and carry you into the evening.

2013 Penn Derby

“Start with a basic sheath dress and let the extras do the talking.” ~Lizzy Park’s fashion advice for the 2013 Penn Derby

Choose pieces in classic colors and shapes so that your outfit can work both day and night. Start with a basic sheath dress and let the extras do the talking. A sheath dress is simple and classic and can serve as a canvas to be accessorized for either day or night. The dress we chose for the 2013 Pennsylvania Derby (click here to buy the dress) is a classic silhouette cut in classic colors that allow you to use it as a canvas, but the cap sleeves and subtle sheen along with the lace, which gives it an hourglass shape, all give it a standout quality.

Pair this dress with an envelope clutch (click here to buy the clutch) in a larger size. The size makes it work for day time, but the fact that it is a clutch, immediately makes it appropriate for night time. Try a classic black one which comes with a shoulder strap making it perfect for day, and then tuck the strap in and carry it by hand for an evening look.

Wear a classic heel (click here to buy pretty heels), but find one with a unique touch like an interesting detailed bow or strap, which will be classic enough for day but special enough for the evening as well.

Stay away from a sinamay fascinator which works for day but can be a little too light for night and choose a fascinator in a heavier fabric. A felt pillbox with a classic bow (click here to by the hat) is sweet enough for day but fancy enough for the evening as well.

Beauty Tip: Make sure your makeup takes you from day to night as well. Try a makeup setting spray to keep your makeup put all day such as Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray (click here to buy). Try a classic makeup look to match your classic outfit. Do a winged eyeliner look like Lauren Conrad to give you that classic Audrey Hepburn look. For the daytime pair your winged eyeliner with a neutral gloss like Revlon Bellini (click here to buy), but for evening, keep a matte lipstick in a bold color to give your makeup a touch of glamour. Try Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio (click here to buy).

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