Friday, September 20, 2013

Crop tops and shiny stuff

Dressing different in Vegas

(Or: My mother wouldn't approve)



Remember my rant about crop tops a couple months back? I would like to rescind that.

Yes, I'm a hypocrite and too quick to judge. I'm also open-minded and fickle. A conundrum, I know.

When shopping at Forever 21 for clothes to wear in Las Vegas, I gave in and bought a bright blue bodycon skirt and white crop top.

I paired the outfit with Steve Madden wedges I bought at Macy's a couple years ago. (similar here) My goal was to have an outfit that was fun, out-of-the-ordinary (for me, anyway) and reasonable comfortable.

It worked. Wedges are more comfortable to walk in than other heels. Plus, these ones have a couple years of wear under their straps so they are plenty worn-in.

What surprised me was how comfortable I was wearing the outfit. With a skirt that is high-waisted and covers most of the stomach, there was no pulling it up to cover what my mom calls "woman fat." Along with that, the shirt fit loosely and fell to a length that revealed only a small strip of skin. No pinching, no tugging, no riding, and no bunching!

The first night in Las Vegas we went to Tao in the Venetian Hotel & Casino. The venue was huge, packed and the DJ on our floor played a killer set. Only downside: $24 for a drink at the bar. As a result, I only bought one.

Cell phone photo in our hotel room at the MGM Grand
For the second night out, I wore another F21 find. This gold dress belongs to T, and she graciously let me borrow it for a more shiny night out. While it's a gorgeous dress, it is unforgiving. I noticed myself having to suck it in after dinner and drinks. Yikes. We ate dinner at SW Steakhouse in the Wynn and danced the night away at Hakasan in the MGM Grand.



The outfit I wore for traveling and exploring was a simple blue short + floral tank look embellished with shiny bracelets, my rose gold watch I purchased on Gilt.com, and a white and gold wristlet I purchased on clearance at Macy's.

Similar shorts found here at Macy's

Tank can be found here via Macy's

Gold sandals found here via Macy's
Notice how my hair looks red? The sun changed it from a dark brown to this red/auburn shade. I'm actively searching for a good hair salon in the area to fix this for me. If you have any recommendations please let me know!

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