Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Vegas Baby!

Hi She She,
A close friend from college is getting married this summer, and a few girls are meeting in Vegas next weekend for some quality girl time. There are 6 of us, we’re all very close, and it is shaping up to be more R&R than T&A, so I need some packing tips for sunning, shopping, and casino hopping at night. Ideas?? (PS, I’ll write back at the end of the summer for what to wear for the wedding weekend…)

A girl's weekend away is always the right thing to do, and so is staying stylish while you're at it. Right now it is very, very toasty in Vegas, which means that all of the malls, shops and casinos will be chilled to the max. Therefore, I would highly recommend layering your look so you can remain cool, calm and sophisticated even at 105 degrees!

For sunning, it's all about the bikini baby! Having recently spent a weekend in Vegas I can attest to the fact that they come in all shapes and sizes, and nowhere on earth do the girls flaunt it more than in Vegas. Be sure to keep a coverup handy. Toss a sassy sundress over your swimsuit and slip into a pair of dressy slides and you are good to go for a poolside bistro lunch. Don't forget the SPF - sun at those temperatures can really take its toll on a girl's skin.

For shopping, a chic skirt and feminine top is a great way to go. As would be a light cotton or silk sundress. Keep it simple to aid in comfort as well as ease in the changing rooms. (Vegas has fabulous shopping!) You will find that skirts and dresses keep you much cooler in desert climates than shorts or crops. Take along a light sweater or jacket because the temperature change from outside to inside is often as much as 35-40 degrees. A roomy tote or satchel is perfect for hauling those little extras that you will need - water bottle, sunscreen, sweater, etc.)

While you will definitely find a wide variety of fashions in the casinos and evening shows (including the dreaded socks-with-sandals and fanny-pack), this is your chance to pull out all the stops. I would go with a slinky cocktail gown and metallic strappy sandals. Or perhaps even a gown in a beaded or metallic fabric and a gorgeous pair of patent peeptoe slingbacks. Also, the bling factor is quite prevalent in Vegas so go with the flow! And remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas (if you're lucky!)


Jennifer said...

I love all three of the items you picked out especially the bikini so cute!

glamour girly said...

That empire sundress from Splendid is super adorable. I recently went to Vegas, and the sundress was a great thing to have - and sunscreen!

asim said...

nice style