Most think that Memorial Day weekend marks the official start to summertime mingling and backyard drinking, but it’s my belief that the first weekend in May is when things really start to heat up.
The field is already set for the 140th Kentucky Derby but I won’t be paying too much attention to pole positions because my favorite part about the Derby is the dress code.
The nation’s most fashionable outdoor cocktail party is all about making a statement with pretty dresses, big hats and decorative drinks.
Even though I won't be attending the fastest two minutes in sports this year, I suspect if I could, I’d be draped from head to toe in rose gold because its elegance is understated and that makes a statement all its own.
Whether it’s running for the roses or to the kitchen for another drink, I'll be dashing across the grass in this Venetia sandal by Gianvito Rossi because it adds just the right amount of fancy to your feet.
And, no home bar is complete without a beautiful set of drinking vessels.
When all the other ladies will be sipping on Mint Julep’s from their silver cups, I’ll be lifting up this Hammered Moscow Mule mug (curated by One Kings Lane) because it enhances even the most lavish of drinks.
Let this weekend be your inspiration for all your upcoming summertime soirées. Simply swap out those red solo cups and flimsy flip flops for The Rose Gold Standard in summertime cocktail attire.