Monday, March 28, 2011

Carolina Cup Week: The What + Where


So, you heard it's time for Carolina Cup, huh? Well, what is Cup might you ask? And how cute is that Lilly logo for Carolina Cup this year?!

"The Carolina Cup race-meeting is a time honored South Carolina tradition that has achieved premier social event status. The annual 'rites of spring' draws over 65,000 fans from throughout the southeast, to enjoy the thrilling sport of steeplechase horse racing amid a flurry of spring fashions and elaborate tailgate parties. From our Hospitality Terrace to College Park, old friends meet and new friends are made during the afternoon of six races."

It's in Camden, SC and is one of the biggest tailgates in South Carolina!

Fraternities tend to take advantage of the day and turn it into a big ol' date function. All of my guy friends in frats have their outfits picked out, know who their dates are and are all looking forward to the day!! I just went shopping with a friend of mine to pick out his pants and his matching bowtie in his fraternity colors (look for a post about it tomorrow!!). We had such a fun time choosing all the different options in the store and they were even having a special Cup trunk show!!

Girls get ALL Lillyfied or wear their favorite BRIGHT colors and wear BIG hats and all the guys don their best seersucker, plaid, madras or colored chinos! Bowties are a MUST--again, I'll have advice coming up this week for all of it!!

Carolina Cup is on April 2, who's going?! Better question: WHAT ARE YOU WEARING!

Anyone have GREAT photos of last year?! Submit them on the Let's Be Preppy Facebook Page or email them to letsbepreppy@gmail.com!

xxKatie

12 comments:

Annie said...

Ahhhh I love Carolina Cup! Unfortunately not going this year but have always had the best time!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

Never been, but it sounds fabulous!

Whitney said...

I'll be there and I'm SO excited!! I'm spending the week painting a cooler for the event and keeping my fingers crossed for good weather.

You can check out my Cup outfit over on my blog: http://joyisstyle.blogspot.com/2011/03/fashion-carolina-cup-outfits.html

Kimberly O. said...

I'm studying abroad this semester or I would totally be there. & that Lilly logo is TOO DIE FOR!

kelseaf said...

Although I will be unable to attend, my younger sister just got her Lilly dress and is ready for the big event! Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!

mFw said...

I think this is the soul reason I wish I went to school in the southeast!!! It sounds like so much fun and I saw that Lilly print in person yesterday! Its adorable but the style of the skirt Dillards had was weird!

megan said...

I always had such a blast at Carolina Cup! Hope the weather is nice this year!

Kori said...

How fun!!!! Hope you had a great weekend doll! Kori xoxo

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Charleston Girl said...

Last time I went to cup it was FREEZING! :)

Wish I could go again, but the past few years it's always on the same day as the bridge run...and since I'm no longer a sorority girl, the bridge run wins out! :)

pittsburghprepster said...

LOVE THE CAROLINA CUP! Went last year, and hopefully next year, but I am so jealous! I am going to the Kentucky Derby this year though so maybe it will compensate for my losses! Take lots of pictures so I can live vicariously through you!

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