A few weeks ago, The Summit at Fritz Farm officially opened!! The Summit at Fritz Farm is Lexington’s newest shopping destination. It will feature office space, a boutique hotel, and luxury apartments. It’s an upscale shopping experience with a mix of national and local boutiques. There also will be a mix of local and regionally sourced restaurants, such as Honeywood, which is a new concept from renowned Bluegrass chef and six-time James Beard nominee Ouita Michel.
This is definitely the place to be, and I can foresee myself spending time here a lot! In fact, I’ve already been several times since opening weekend!
This post is sponsored by J. Galt Eyewear. All opinions are my own.
Some people may not know this, but I wear glasses and contacts. Actually, I’ve worn glasses since the third grade and contacts since the sixth grade (I’ll be 31 years old at the end of April). My eyesight is horrible (around -9.00 in both eyes for contacts and around -10.25 and -10.50 for glasses. I always chuckle when people with something like a -3.00 say they have bad eyes. They honestly have no clue!)
Growing up, I always hated wearing glasses, because they were considered “nerdy,” and especially since mine were super thick. It didn’t matter if I paid extra to have the thinnest lenses possible, it was still noticeable. It’s actually because back when I was a child, I wasn’t told that certain frames just don’t look good with thick lenses and can actually cause distortion and even make the lenses look thicker (more on that later!). Throughout the years, people would always ask to try my glasses on, because they wanted to see what it looked like through them. Eventually, I would just roll my eyes and flat out say, no! because it’s incredibly rude.
I always thought that glasses can look so cute and be such a cool “accessory.” I hadn’t got any new glasses in about six years. I had been meaning to get a new pair, especially since I don’t want to wear my contacts all the time. I spend a lot of my time working from home teaching.
My friend, Tiffany at Bright on a Budget told me about J. Galt Eyewear (She’s also a fellow Eastern Kentuckian and we also went to college together at Pikeville College, now known as UPIKE – the University of Pikeville). She has a similar prescription and has worn glasses and contacts about the same length as me, so I figured J. Galt Eyewear would be a perfect place to go to.
I just love the rustic look of reclaimed wood! When my husband and I buy a house, I even plan on incorporating the rustic look into the modern style that I want for our future house. This watch is perfect because it has that classic look that I love. You know, using something old and creating something completely new out of it?!
I own a few pieces of jewelry made from reclaimed bourbon barrels, so of course, I’ve been admiring these wood watches from JORD for quite some time, and was even thinking about getting one for myself. These are some unique watches that you just won’t see anywhere else. You never have to worry about these watches going out of style. Not only are the watches gorgeous, they come beautifully packaged and JORD offers both men’s watches and women’s watches. It’s seriously impressive. Just take a look…
Obviously if you are reading this, then you know I’m a Proud Kentuckian. After all, my blog is called ‘Fabulous in Fayette,’ and is about anything related to Lexington and Kentucky. It definitely shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone.
I love Halloween, and I love dressing up. Over the years, I would never put any thought into my costume. I would just go to a costume store and pay $60 to be a sexy whatever. Over the past few years, I wanted to wear more clever costumes, as well as creating my own with stuff that I already had or could use again.
In 2014, I went as Jessica Day from New Girl. I already dress similar to her and my hair was the same as hers back then, so it wasn’t really a stretch. In 2015, I went as Pizza Rat from the viral video (which has 9.57 million views). Everyone (and even strangers) know me for my love of pizza. I mean, you should see the amount of pizza related apparel I own. I even own a pizza purse! In fact, in one year, I went to grand openings for four different pizza restaurants! Pizza Rat just fit and was perfect for me, since it was basically my spirit animal. However, it was in fact one of the most popular costumes of 2015.
So, in 2016, I wanted to top last year, and I wanted to do something completely unique and original. I didn’t want my costume to be a copy or something that has been done to death. I was laying in bed one night, around September 25, and trying to decide what I wanted to be. All of a sudden, the idea came to me!
Since this is the opening weekend of Keeneland, I figured that I would do a little Flashback Friday to the time I was a model in a fashion show back in April for Fashion at the Races. For those that don’t know, I live in Lexington, which is the “Horse Capital of the World.” Here, in Kentucky, we are obviously known for horses. I’m pretty sure everyone has heard of the Kentucky Derby. Before I tell you about the fashion show, I’ll tell you a little about Keeneland…
Louisville has Churchill Downs and Lexington has Keeneland. If you have watched the movie, Seabiscuit, then you have seen Keeneland, because most of the racing scenes were filmed there.
Keeneland hosts two meets; a Spring Meet in April and a Fall Meet in October. During those months, the meets are three weeks long. Keeneland was founded in 1936 on 147 acres. There also has been live race meets in both April in October since 1936. The spring meet contains several preps for the Kentucky Derby and the most notable is the Bluegrass Stakes. The fall meet contains several preps for the Breeders’ Cup. In 2009, the Horseplayers Association introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Keeneland was ranked #1, and I believe in 2015, it was #2. Keeneland was also was named a National Historic Landmark in 1986, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.