9 Must-Read Articles of Kentucky Derby Week

Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by. I’m at the Kentucky Derby this weekend. So please accept this abbreviated edition of Friday Favorite Finds. I’ll keep it to the point today and just share some of my must-read articles of Kentucky Derby week…

  1. 4 Spots to Visit in the Virgin Islands : This article makes me want to return to one of  my favorite places on Earth!

  2. A Month of Quotes to Inspire Creative Entrepreneurs : Given we started a new month this week, I thought this was timely.

  3. Daymond John’s Top 7 Tips on How to Launch Your Product Like a Shark : I’m a Shark Tank addict, so I was automatically drawn to this article…

  4. How to Pull Your Sh!t Together : As always, Man Repeller mixes useful information and humor.

  5. How Women Interact with Brands Online : interesting infographic included

  6. Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress : We could all use a bit of this from time to time, right?

  7. Scoop on HGTV Ratings and New Shows : if you happen to be an HGTV addict like I am, you’ll enjoy this read.

  8. The Only 8 TED Talks You Need to Watch : I would contend there are many more TED Talks worth watching, but this is a great list which includes my favorite TED Talk by fellow Houstonian Brene Brown

  9. Uber Cracking Down on Late Riders : just FYI – beware!

A Bonus Read

Finally, I have to share something that’s special to me… As I mentioned here, I am very active at the University of Texas serving on the Engineering Advisory Board. While I was in Austin for our semi-annual meetings a few weeks ago, I had the chance to connect with a special student, Sarah of The Bella Insider. Sarah is both a petroleum engineering student and a fashion blogger. It’s not every day that I meet someone with that same unique engineering + blogging combo of mine! We had a great time visiting about everything – fashion, style, career, college, travel, engineering, women in STEM, and so much more.

Read my interview with Sarah here.

I shared some information I don’t think I’ve even shared here on Wear + Where + Well. I hope you enjoy!

Also, be sure to follow along on social media this weekend ( Instagram (username: @carriec) and Snapchat (username: wearwherewell) ) for behind the scenes coverage of the Kentucky Derby. Have a great weekend!


  1. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    I really enjoyed reading your interview. OMG! The part about having no style in college and being from a small town/limited means, I can completely relate. I am 10 years your senior, but you have really helped inspire me to up my style game this past year or so as I have followed along with you. Thanks sweetie 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Sheri – Oh, I’m so glad you liked it! We had a nice chat about all sorts of things.

      I had absolutely no style in high school / college! I wore mostly golf shirts and denim shorts. So bad. LOL

      And thanks for your kind words. So appreciated.

  2. sydney says:

    That was a wonderful interview! You are a ver inspiring person Carrie! I am loving all your snaps of the Kentucky Derby!!


    1. Carrie says:

      Hey thanks a bunch, Sydney! Hope all is going well with school.

  3. Isabella says:

    Great interview! Fabulous quote “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”. I did enjoy the reading list and I bookmark some links for Monday readings.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Isabella! I appreciate you stopping by. Hope you had a great weekend.

  4. Sarah W. says:

    Hi, Carrie! I hope you had a wonderful weekend at the Kentucky Derby. I sure enjoyed your snaps! Thank you again for all the wonderful things you shared in the interview. I sure enjoyed your responses, and I know lots of my petroleum engineering girlfriends (and guy friends!!) enjoyed them, too!

    Much love, Sarah

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, wonderful! Thanks, Sarah. I’m so happy to hear that.

      Good luck with finals. We will talk soon!

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