Saturday, March 01, 2008

Vegas Vacation!

Dear She She,
I am a fifty year old "young" woman taking my first trip to Las Vegas in March. What should I pack for the day and nite life? I want to take the necessary!~ Thank you!

What fun! Vegas is always a blast and the shopping is fabulous - outlets galore!!! The weather in Vegas this time of year is fairly mild, and can get a bit windy too, so don't assume it will be all fun in the sun. For day wear, a chic skirt and feminine top is a great way to go. It is casual enough to be comfortable, yet dressy enough to take you to a matinee! Another great option is a pair of navy trousers or dark wash jeans and a chic top with a nautical flair. Pair with espadrilles or comfy wedges for walking around. Be sure to take along a light sweater or jacket because it can get a bit brisk in the early evenings. A roomy tote or satchel is perfect for hauling those little extras that you will need - water bottle, glossy mags, 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 gorgeous 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.

If you have great arms, go with a sexy halter-style dress. The halter-style is very flattering, as long as it is not too plunging (then you just look like you are trying too hard). It also has the added benefit of providing a little more coverage around the side of the bustline and on under the armpit, and can hide some of those gravity-induced sags and bulges that begin to appear as you age. If you are well-endowed, be sure there is adequate fabric in the bodice to ensure that you aren't bursting out all over. A strategically placed brooch or pin can help keep the neckline together if it tends to be too plunging or too bare. 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!)

Footwear is one area you can really play up in Vegas. Metallics, shoes with embellishment and bada bling, patent leather and animal prints - anything goes baby! Just make sure you can walk comfortably! Also, choose a handbag with a little attitude, but preferably one with a shoulder strap or chain strap so you can keep it close.


Desirée Ha. said...

I'm lovin' the dress!

Kimberly said...

I love the sexy shoes. I recently purchased a pair of Miss Sixty sandals. I cant wait for the summer to get here. I bought them from They have cool sandals and clothes to.