Spring Racing Carnival Part 3 – Derby Day

Welcome to Part 3 of my guide to Spring Racing Carnival flowers.

If you’re looking for previous posts follow these links

sr_flw_bluecornflowerToday we’ll take a closer look at Derby Day. To be held on Saturday 1st November 2014 at Flemington Racecourse, this raceday has been declared ‘The day for racing purists’ (VRC website) and you can see why – the focus is purely on the racing, with the dress code a strict black & white affair.
Derby Day’s official flower is the dazzling blue Cornflower (also known as the Bachelor Button) and it creates a striking look when teamed with the monochrome palette of the day.

So if you’re following the rules, you’ll love the B+W dresses I’ve pinned on my Derby Day board, but if you’re one of the few who prefer to make up your own rules, there are some stunning cornflower blue frocks out there this season so you could honour the official raceday flower by stepping out in blue, with a halo of cornflowers on your head of course!

To keep an eye on my favourite Derby Day fashions, follow my Pinterest board by clicking below.

Follow Floriography’s board Derby Day Style – Spring Racing Carnival on Pinterest.

So I’d love to know, are you game to flaunt the rules and set your own scene? Let me know in the comments below and drop me a line if you’d like to incorporate the cornflower (or any other bloom of course) into your Derby Day outfit this season.