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We’ve taken a bit of hiatus from our Southern Delicacy features, but in honor of Derby Week, we think the mint julep is a great one to jump back in with!

Photo by The Studio B from Anne + Eric’s wedding

There is just something about those shiny silver mint julep glasses–we love them filled with fresh mint or flowing with flowers. There is no question that that these glasses are the epitome of classic and Southern! How to make a true mint julep remains a hotly debated topic in the world of bar tending and mixology, but the classic version of a mint julep is served in silver julep cups, filled to the brim with a refreshing concoction of the finest bourbon, simple syrup, fresh mint, and crushed ice. These classic silver cups should be chilled before being served.

Fun fact: if you want to fit in at the Derby, be sure to hold the glass properly! Only by the bottom and rim of the glass, so one’s hand does not transfer heat to the drink. I imagine Rhett Butler made a mean mint julep, AND knew how to hold the glass!

On left: photo by Elaine Palladino from Baylor + Daniel’s wedding; on right: photo by Ashley Seawell from Sarah + Gabe’s wedding

I was unable to track down the exact origin of the julep, but it is said that the mint julep originated in the Southern United States around the eighteenth century, and can be traced back to a British novel from 1803, in which a traveler wrote about drinking a mint julep at a northern Virginia plantation. It was described as “a dram of spirituous liquor that has mint steeped in it, taken by Virginians of a morning.” It has also been said that farmers in the South drank mint juleps in the morning, using the mint to jumpstart their days! Yikes, I bet that’d put a pep in your step!

Photos by Katie Stoops from Love in the Commonwealth

The term “julep” is generally defined as a “sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.” The word itself is derived from the Persian word Golâb, meaning “rose water.”

While earlier recipes included many other spirits, such as rum or gin, bourbon-based juleps have decisively eclipsed all others. As a champagne celebration kind of gal myself, I love the twist of a champagne julep! And if you didn’t think the MJ could get any more Southern, there’s the mint julep sweet tea recipe!

On left: photo by Justin DeMutiis from Jessica + Derek’s wedding; on right: photo by Laura Gordon from Ellie + Breck’s wedding

Nowadays, the mint julep is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, and rightly so! The mint julep first became the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938 when they were served them in collectable glasses and sold them for 75 cents apiece. Since then, almost 120,000 mint juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. This feat requires more than 10,000 bottles of Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint, and 60,000 pounds of ice! Woah!

Now if only I could don some Lilly and my Jacks, and have a silver glass in my hand, I’d be sure to enjoy the Derby! Cheers, y’all!

P.S. Check out our past Delicacies for some yummy treats to accompany your drink!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Kathryn reply

    I am growing mint for the first time this year, and it’s grown like crazy this week! I will have to use it for derby drinks. Thank you for this history.

  2. avatar Veronica reply

    Hey Marisaa,
    Great post.Thanks for sharing.Mint is really beneficial in summers.I love its smell :)

  3. avatar Lisa Hays reply

    Where can I purchase the silver cups? Do they have to be of sterling? And while I’m asking – does anyone know where to get copper cups that Moscow Mules are served in?

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Hi Lisa! We love these monogrammed ones from Three Hip Chicks! And these Moscow Mule ones from Sur La Tables:

  4. avatar Matt reply

    Nice summary Marissa…the photography make me thirsty :)

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It wouldn’t be Derby Week without some hat love! Aside from shading your lovely face from the sun, Derby hats are fabulous and can show off your personal style. Luckily, this week’s giveaway can help you do all that! If you checked out Marissa’s Southern Style post from this morning, you’re probably familiar with this week’s giveaway–it was featured in our hat round-up!

Marley Lilly’s collection of floppy hats are not only the perfect way to celebrate the races, they make great bridesmaids gifts! Can you imagine you and your ‘maids sipping sweet teas or mimosas in these hats? I know, it’s almost too perfect.

These floppy hats can be monogrammed with your initials (probably Whitney’s favorite part) and you can also add a sash bow (definitely my favorite part)! There are so many ways to customize these adorable hats, you’ll want to start a collection.

You must be dying to win one! Here’s how you do it:

To Enter: Go to Marley Lilly’s site and flip through their floppy hats. Then come back to this post and tell us which color/monogram/bow combo you would choose and how it represents your personality.

Win: Five monogrammed floppy hats, one in white and the other four in the color of your choice!

This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 10 at midnight, so race over to the site now!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Martha reply

    love these hats. I think my favorite was the black and white stripped one, but I am also partial to the blue one with the sash pictured above

  2. avatar LeiLani @ Elle Golden Photography reply

    Ah! That red and black polka dot derby hat is to DIE for as a Georgia Bulldog! LOVE.

  3. avatar Ashleigh reply

    LOVE the Derby hat — must have with a pink trim and monogram! SO perfect for the trip to the Bahamas in June!!

  4. avatar Maggie reply

    I love the straw Monogrammed Derby Wide hat with the big bow in the pink swirl! These hats are adorable! The straw hat is perfect for me, nice and light and beachy and wonderful for keeping some sun off of my face for long summer beach days and the pink just adds a nice splash of color and girliness!! And of course the monogram is just fun for showing off my new initials :)

  5. avatar Larissa M reply

    I just can’t get enough of Marley Lilly’s Monogrammed Floppy Hat with the built-in Bow in natural. It would make me feel fancy and fun – something I can really get behind!

  6. avatar Abby reply

    I adore the Monogrammed Summer Hat with Strap in khaki with black lettering. Amazing and so classy! You could easily pop this on with a great pop of color in the dress and keep the hat simple. Love! My fiance, a Kentucky boy, would absolutely approve!

  7. avatar Amanda Mc reply

    I love them all so much! My favorite would be the natural straw hat with a pink monogram and the pink and grey printed sash. Fabulous!

  8. avatar Jeanne reply

    I LOVE LOVE the frilly floopy hat…would be perfect for our summer wedding this July!

  9. avatar Bernadette reply

    My favorite is the Big Sash Bow for Floppy Hat (Navy Blue)!!! This hat reminds me of my laidback, smooth, calm and collective personality. It screams, “MELLOW” and “RELAXED”. I am all of those characteristics, and i can see myself wearing this hat with a pair of blue jeans and a white shirt on any spring or summer day!!! Southern Girl!!

  10. avatar Christina reply

    I am in love with the brown scalloped beach hat! My wedding will be next spring in a barn and my colors are neutral and soft. My girls would adore these floppy hats for the bridal luncheon and rehearsal! The exact script is my favorite and the big sash bow is a must! I’m a quiet personality that loves big accents, and I would love to win! :) Thank you Marley Lilly and SW for this wonderful giveaway!

  11. avatar Emily reply

    I love the brown/tan hat with a neutral tan monogram – sounds a little boring typing that out, but I know I would want to wear it with each and every possible beach-wear combo I own! Can’t go wrong with a classic neutral!

  12. avatar Kristy reply

    The red and black polka dot hat would be PERFECT for Saturdays in Athens, GA!! Go Dawgs!!

  13. avatar Erin B. reply

    My wedding party needs these hats! To be both fashionable at the tea party themed bridal shower and functional at the outdoor rehearsal dinner on Key Biscayne…it really doesn’t hurt that I could take it along for my Caribbean Honeymoon either! The navy derby hat with the yellow/green big sash bow would also go perfect with our Notre Dame color scheme. The monogram in Master Circle Script with white thread is just the icing on the cake!

  14. avatar Sara Lawrence reply

    Oh, I love hats! I would pick the black floppy hat and put a large red and white polka dot bow around it. I love red and black, most of my wardrobe is red and black and so is my room. I go to UGA and just can’t get enough of my favorite colors. Go Dawgs!!

  15. avatar Robin Carolus reply

    I absolutely ADORE these hats! I would choose the Monogramed wide Derby hat in Caramel with Ivory monograming and the Blue Patterned large sash! Too darling for words!! This hat says – HELLO!, is fun, adds that touch of sophistication while being relaxed… (about sums up my personality to a T! ;-)

  16. avatar Erin reply

    Say it’s Great to be a Florida Gator!!!! I love the blue hat with the navy swirl bow. Would be perfect for a southern GATOR tailgate in Gainesville, Florida.

  17. avatar Holly reply

    I love love love the Monogrammed Floppy Beach hat in the neutral color! That would match everything and be perfect for my honeymoon!

  18. avatar Stefanie R. reply

    I love the beach hat in brown with the pink monogram – classic and totally chic! It would be perfect for my honeymoon!

  19. avatar Laura reply

    Super cute! Who doesn’t love floppy hats? I’d have to go with the orange stripe hat with purple embroidery. I’m kinda in love with the idea of monogrammed hats!

  20. avatar Elyse G. reply

    a Monogrammed Floppy Beach Hat in natural

  21. avatar Caitlin reply

    Oh these are just darling! I would have to choose the straw-colored floppy hat with a thin light pink sash–it’s neutral and classic enough, with a touch of girly–just like me. Not to mention the neutral color makes it so versatile! It’s perfect for football games, block parties, or sipping margaritas on the beach!

  22. avatar Linden reply

    I love the Monogrammed Floppy Hat with a Bow! When I was little, I had a bow to go with EVERY outfit. (I’m sure many of you Southern ladies can relate!). I couldn’t leave the house without the perfect bow to complete my look. I also got pretty much everything I owned monogrammed. It only seems fitting that as a fair-skinned adult who always needs some extra sun protection, my look wouldn’t be complete without a bow and a monogram!

  23. avatar Mandy S reply

    These hats are to die for! I especially love the monogrammed wide derby hat in black with either white or lime green thread.

  24. avatar Rachel reply

    I am LOVING the wide derby hat in navy, with a white monogram – so classically Southern! That looks perfect for trips to the beach or afternoons on the quad at Carolina. The derby hat is traditional in the best way, and also screams fun, excitement and southern charm. I can just picture my bridesmaids wearing these hats at my farm wedding this year!

  25. avatar Christian reply

    I LOVE the Wide Derby Hat in navy with the MasterCircle Script monogram in white! It is a total classic but fresh and effortless at the same time. I could wear it to so many of my favorite southern activities and be guaranteed to have the best accessory at every occasion – the beach, the Derby, and especially a college football game … Go Gators!

  26. avatar Jenny M reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Marley Lilly Monogram Derby Hat tipped off in ORANGE with the NAVY SWIRL BOW and NAVY monogram!!! this would be PERFECT for my BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS with having an outdoor wedding and their navy dresses :) plus being AUBURN FANS how fitting wearing our ORANGE and BLUE! WAR EAGLE!!!

  27. avatar Cristina reply

    I love the monogrammed wide derby hat in bright pink. Not only is it reflective of my personality, pink is my favorite color and its also my color theme for my plantation wedding this summer. This hat is really classy and has a fun-loving look to it. It would be the perfect compliment to my honeymoon wardrobe while cruising.

  28. avatar Jenny M reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Marley Lilly Monogram Derby Hat tipped with Orange and the MasterCircle Script in Navy with the Navy Swirl bow! my BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS would look polished off with these hats to match their navy dresses for our outside wedding. plus being in Alabama and our LOVE for ORANGE AND BLUE :) WAR EAGLE!!!

  29. avatar Megan reply

    So glad that you guys posted this awesome site! I am truly a hat girl! Though I am so excited to wear my personal floppy hat to the Kentucky Oaks tomorrow (yay!), I would love to have one of the Marley Lilly Monogrammed Floppy Derby Hat for next year. I would choose one with Orange trim and Navy blue monogram with the Navy Orange Swirl sash around the brim.
    This hat would reflect my personality in so many ways. Orange and navy are my favorite color combo. This hat would be functional and fashionable as I am an avid boater, sun bather, and Churchill Downs goer. Would love to see my girls laying out on the front of the boat sipping firefly wearing these hats :)

  30. avatar Lisa reply

    What an adorable giveaway! My pick would be the turquoise hat outline with a black monogram and the black with white polka dots bow in the picture above! Turquoise, black, and white is a chic but still summery color combination, and the monogram is 100% Southern, like me :)

  31. avatar Kathleen reply

    I love the mongrammed floppy hat with bow in natural it is super cute and would be perfect for summers in the finger lakes region of NY spent wine touring and on the lakes :) Plus I’m getting married next July and would love to have something with our new monogram on it!!

  32. avatar Shannon reply

    I love the floppy hat with bow. It’s simple and feminine and perfect for the beach! Fun giveaway!

  33. avatar Ashley reply

    I love these hats and simply adore the Derby Floppy in natural with lime. Master circle script is the perfect compliment with my new last initial as of May 21st. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  34. avatar Taryn reply

    i love the beach hat!! it would be perfect for my HONEYMOON!!! i am a beach/summer girl all the way and i live for hats, flipflops, and cold drink :)

  35. avatar Allison Wilkes reply

    Roll Tide! I love the monogrammed Derby Hat with the Master Circle Script Initials in Black with Crimson Lettering! Not only is the black perfect to wear in All Seasons, but the Black/Crimson color combo sums up my life now, I am an Alabama girl ( From Tuscaloosa, Roll Tide) but I live in New York City now. The black will go will all of my “New York” clothes while the crimson will remain true to my Alabama roots and my alma mater. With the recent events and the way my hometown has pulled together I have so much to be proud of!

  36. avatar Sheila reply

    I just love all if them, I had such a hard time deciding! My favorite though is the Monogrammed Wide Derby Hat in navy with the Big Sash Bow in Navy Swirl. My favorite font is Sydney because it is such a classy cursive font. I love the mixture of the navy hat with the big bow in navy with some orange in it, and the stitching in orange! I am a die hard Auburn Tiger fan, and this would be a perfect addition to my game day wardrobe!! Love it!

  37. avatar Rachel reply

    I would pick the ‎scalloped beach hat in brown! The scallop around the edges is very romantic, and I am a hopeless romantic! Also, brown suits my skin tone and most of the bathing suits I own quite well!

  38. avatar Mariah Tudeen reply

    LOVE that navy blue with white monogram and orange and blue sash! Perfect for a good ole’ Florida Gators tailgate :)

  39. avatar Christi reply

    I love these hats, I wish that hats would come back in a big way. I think they are beautiful and can be pulled off by anyone. My personal favorite is the navy, wide derby hat with either the ivory or blue stripe ribbon. I have a linen suit that I think this would be beautiful with for summer get togethers. I would also chose the ivory thread and the sydney font. Its a tough choice though because I really liked all of them!

  40. avatar Lindsay Weidenhammer reply

    I would choose the Monogrammed Braided Ribbon Sun Hat in navy blue and white. And then, in pink lettering, have “LNS” embroidered on it… I’m getting married next month and those are my new initials!

  41. avatar Kaitlyn reply

    I think the frilly floppy hats are so feminine! As a student of Auburn University, I would like the blue hat with an orange monogram and orange striped sash bow. Great for those football gamedays!

  42. avatar Melissa in MA reply

    I love the wide derby hat, white for me and black for the girls, with a light pink sash bow. Matches my wedding colors! I’ve wanted a big hat for so long.

  43. avatar Maggie reply

    Navy hat, white monogram (MBB), blue animal sash. It represents me because it’s classic, elegant, and a the sash is a little spunky & eclectic!

  44. avatar Leslie reply

    As a true Carolina Girl, I would choose the tan hat with light (carolina) blue trim. I’d add the “pink, fuschia, gray-big sash bow” for a classic look. Southern charm is the essence of this look, so without a doubt my initials would be monogrammed on the hat in lime green to tie together the classic “preppy colors”. Big hats, bows, monograms and carolina blue, what more could a southern belle ask for!?!?

  45. avatar Monica reply

    I just LOVE the monogrammed derby! Perfect for a Derby party, Tea time or day on the beach. So versatile and so fun!

  46. avatar Monica reply

    I just love the monogrammed derby hat! It is so cute and versatile. You could wear it at a derby party, tea time or even at the beach! So much fun!

  47. avatar Jamie reply

    I really like both the Summer Monogram and the Derby hats!! I would have to get the Royal Blue color with a white monogram or the Natural straw color with a Navy thread!!! Since I went to the University of Kentucky, I am a WILDCAT fan through and through! It would be perfect to wear to Keeneland or even at Churchill Downs for the KY Derby!!!!! Such a fun fashion statement to dress up with or wear to the beach for shade!!!!

  48. avatar Bailey reply

    I love the wide derby, straw color with the red stripe. I would wear this to my 4th of July Engagement Party. Also, I am getting married next May 5th which is also the 2012 Kentucky Derby Day! I obviously need this hat ;)

  49. avatar Mary reply

    Absolutely loving the Monogrammed Wide Derby Hat in a classic ivory with a navy blue monogram. These remind me of one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies, My Fair Lady and the scene where they’re watching the horses race and the ladies have on beautiful wide hats and gorgeous dresses in the black and white color scheme. I know the hat I chose is neither black or white but I do think that ivory/navy put a more modern twist on it while still being reminiscent of the famous movie scene.

  50. avatar ashley borysewich reply

    I love the monogrammed derby hat in hot pink with a lime monogram! Pink, green, and bright blue are my wedding colors because they’re fun, loud, and full of personality like me :) I love these hats, and I think it would be SUCH a great addition to my wedding week of fun at the beach!

  51. avatar Jordan reply

    I absolutely love the “Monogramed Derby Hat” in natural with orange trim. Add a purple monogram, and I would be all set for Clemson sports–baseball in the spring and football in the fall!

  52. avatar Rebecca H reply

    The monogrammed Derby floppy hat is SO adorable. It would be so perfect out on the beach – so cute!

  53. avatar Brittany B. reply

    I LOVE the wide Derby hat! My favorite combo is a hot pink hat, white monogram, and a sage green sash. Pink is my favorite color and is being used as an accent to the sage that my girls will be wearing. Our very southern wedding would be complete with these hats for my lovely maids :)

  54. avatar Sarah reply

    Decisions, decisions! There is something so classic about the white wide derby hat with a navy monogram. Perfect for a day on the beach or summer wedding!

  55. avatar Brooke B. reply

    After working in a monogram shop for my entire college career (and some) I immediately fell in love with these hats. I am from the gulf coast, and one of these hats would be great for day on the boat. I am smitten with the turquoise trimmed derby floppy hat with a coral monogram. Every southern belle needs a floppy hat with her monogram! These hats call for a Kentucky Derby themed party for sure.

  56. avatar Liz Perry reply

    I love everything monogrammed! Monogrammed anything is a definite staple of a Southern gal!
    As for these wonderful hats, I love the straw wide derby hat with a black monogram, this way I could put a different color ribbon on each year! I love to buy stuff that is cute AND can be reworn in a different way each time!

    • avatar nMa reply

      My favorite is the floppy hat with the pink outline and black monogram! I love the polka dot bow, too! LOVE it!!

  57. avatar Kathryn reply

    How to choose?! As a redhead, I’ve tended to stay away from pink, but in honor of my two-month-old daughter — who LIVES in pink! — I think I would have to choose the light pink hat. And so that we’ll match her Daddy and brother, I’d do a blue monogram and ‘blue pattern’ big sash to top it off!

  58. avatar Katie reply

    I love the navy with an ivory sash and a lime monogram. Those are my wedding colors and I know my bridesmaids would LOVE them! :)

  59. avatar Bella reply

    I would choose the monogrammed dot beach floppy hat in black with white dots and gift it to my mother. It just seems like it would fit her personality perfectly, and as mothers day approaches, I am reminded each day of how much I love her.

  60. avatar Rachael reply

    What a cute idea!!!! I love the Monogrammed Strip Beach Floppy Hat in Beige. Its fun, simple, and laid back which is exactly the vibe we want our wedding to be! We are getting married seaside in St Pete, Fl. I know my bridesmaid would adore these because they are super beachy and super southern!

  61. avatar Kristen Cowan reply

    I love the classic wide derby hat in the caramel color with the yellow/green big sash bow. I would top off the look with my monogram in green, my primary wedding color! Love these hats! Such a great giveaway and absolutely perfect for a summer wedding in the south! :)

  62. avatar Lori reply

    I can’t believe I almost missed this giveaway! I am a huge fan of Marley Lilly hats! The Monogrammed Outline Derby Hat in pink with a navy monogram has my name (well, initials) written all over it! So adorable and so very me.

  63. avatar Erin reply

    I LOVE the ivory monogrammed wide floppy hat with a green mongram and the yellow green sash. These are too cute! My bridesmaids will all be staying at the beach for a couple days before my September Charleston wedding and we would love to sport these totally hot hats!!! And then I could bring to honeymoon too! Woot Woot!

  64. avatar Lauren Royal reply

    These hats are so cute! My favorite hat is the Monogrammed Derby Floppy Hat, in the natural and black rim. I like this hat because it is a neutral color and you can match it with different colors of bows, I think a big bright bow would go perfectly. I think this would be fun to wear on the beach, to parties, and just taking fun pictures with friends.

  65. avatar Madi reply

    These hats are ADORABLE! I can’t help but get so excited to monogram my new post-wedding initials… M.R.S. How appropriate! The hat that is most fitting for me would be the Floppy green outlined hat with the blue animal Big Sash Bow! I check Southern Weddings daily and I am glad that I do for giveaways such as this! :)

  66. avatar Laura Goehring reply

    What girl doesn’t love a good Derby Hat?!? It is so refreshing to see a little southern tradition on my favorite I live in Germany with my new husband of 6 weeks and sometimes a girls needs to feel at home. I love the Monogrammed Derby Floppy with the orange rim and navy monogram….WAR EAGLE! It makes me think of tailgating on “The Plains”! Thanks for keeping this Alabama girl up to date on all things southern!

  67. avatar Kaitlyn D reply

    Adorable! I love the straw-coloured floppy hats with the black brim, blue patterned big sash-bow and white monograms! What a wonderful idea for bridesmaid gifts!

  68. avatar Val reply

    These hats are fabulous! If I had to choose I would pick the black scalloped beach hat. The black is sexy while the scalloped edges are fun and flirty adding just the perfect touch. I would then put my initials in red with Curly Q Font and would have to have a red scarf/bow to finish it off. It would go perfect with a a black and white floral print dress and red stiletto heels and belt.

  69. avatar Allyson L. reply

    The derby floppy hat is my favorite. I would love the natural colored hats with the black trim and the black monogramming. They would be so cute with a white bow. The colors of the wedding are black and white so these would be perfect to add to the BMs black and white polka dot tote bags that I already have for them. These would be so fun to wear to the bridal shower or BMs luncheon.

  70. avatar Brittany Cavazos reply

    I am completely in love with these floppy hats! These would be a great addition to ANY southern wedding! The one that would best display my personality and style would be a hot pink rimmed derby hat with navy script writing. No bows needed. (:

  71. avatar Desiree Oftedal reply

    White floppy hat – bright blue monogram – gorgeous white, orange & blue big bow. Perfect for Gator Football games (just don’t sit behind me) and even better for my upcoming Bahamas trip for my husband’s birthday (shhh! It’s a surprise for him!) I’d love to sport this cutie around this summer!

  72. avatar kasey reply

    Oh wow! I just love the Stripe Beach Floppy Hat in grey. It’s simple but still so nice. I absoutely love stripes & with the one bow it is super girly. This would be amazing to have!

  73. avatar Laura reply

    I love these hats! Perfect for a Southern Wedding. I would choose the Orange trim with Navy monogram (perfect for an AUBURN TIGERS football game and bridesmaids that all went to AU) War Eagle!!

  74. avatar Kristyn reply

    I love the big sash bow in blue animal on a navy floppy hat!

  75. avatar Taylor reply

    I love the Monogrammed Floppy Hate with Bow in Natural. We are having an outdoor reception with cream, rose and light gold as the colors and know these hats would go perfectly with the whole look and feel!!

  76. avatar Natalie reply

    I love the wide brimmed Derby hat in the natural color with a black monogram. They are so pretty!

  77. avatar Amber reply

    I am in LOVE with hats! The Royal wedding really inspired me to embrace the hat!! My favorite hat is the Monogrammed Wide Derby Hat in Black adorned with the large sash bow in Pink, Fuschia and Gray. These hats would be the perfect accessory to my outdoor wedding reception. In true Southern manner…hats, mint juleps, and a outdoor reception at my mother’s plantation style home…these hats will take the cake!

  78. avatar Katie reply

    Love, love, the derby hat in hot pink with a green flower sash. Something about those shades just scream summer to me. I would like to think that the color combo reflects my personality–happy and bright!

  79. avatar Amber reply

    I am in LOVE with these hats! The Royal wedding really inspired me to embrace the hat!! My favorite hat is the Monogrammed Wide Derby Hat in Black, adorned with the large sash bow in Pink, Fuschia and Gray. These hats would be the perfect accessory to my outdoor wedding reception. In true Southern manner…hats, mint juleps, and a outdoor reception at my mother’s plantation style home…these hats will take the cake!

  80. avatar taylor f reply

    ohhh MY gosh these hats are so adorable! of course the Monogrammed Yellow Wide Outline Derby Hat is my favorite! literally EVERYTHING i own is yellow, and ive been looking for a cute hat for the longest time yet i still dont have one! Everything about this hat is screaming my name!!

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