The SLS Las Vegas-– the BEST part of our trip, super highly recommended!
Black and White Polka Dot Top | Black cutoff shorts | Suede Mules: Gucci | White Sunnies: Saint Laurent
Born in the U.S.A. tee| Denim skirt (Asos old, similar here and here) | Suede Mules: Gucci | Sunnies and bag, same as above
Printed ruffle off the shoulder swimsuit | Denim cutoffs | Gingham sandals | Aviators: Givenchy
Hey guys! So if you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know we went to Las Vegas for the first time this past week– Tim was fighting in the Jiu Jitsu World Championship there, and we’d never been, so we figured it would be a good reason to go! You guys know that we’re big proponents of bringing Nolan EVERYWHERE, but this time we actually opted to leave him at home with Grandma– Vegas pool parties and the night life scene weren’t super baby-friendly– but also, let’s be honest, we wanted a little adult time for ourselves!
Other than leaving Nolan, my other source of apprehension (slight) was what to wear in Vegas– there’s a reason I reached 34 and never have been– I always judged it from afar as “cheezy” (purposely with a “z”), over the top, gaudy, and too glitzy for my taste– we’re more “chill Montauk beer drinkers” than “fancy fruity cocktail in the club” people for the most part…I’ve never owned, not would ever wear a Herve Leger type dress or anything that in my mind, people in Vegas wore. So to sum up, I def had trouble packing! When we got there though, I saw that people pretty much wore whatever– there def were a solid amount of overly tan, overly sparkly, overly EVERYTHING types, but lot’s of normal people as well …and my apprehension over what to wear melted away (with the over 100 degree heat). I wore what I like, and stayed true to my style, as I always do.
For the first look above, to dinner one night I wore this black and white polka dot button down top tucked into black cutoff shorts, with my new marigold suede mules, white sunnies to give the look a retro Vegas vibe, and my red Chanel to add some more color interest. I used the same accessories to ground my second look (on vacay I try and remix as much as I can!)– a Springsteen vintage looking band tee with a classic denim mini. For the Wet Republic Pool Party (so glad I went– alot of fun, albeit not my usual scene lol…AMAZING people watchng!), I wore an off the shoulder “baroque” printed one piece swimsuit, which doubles as a bodysuit with denim shorts…accessoriezed with my fave black and white gingham sandals for a little print mixing action.
Overall, I’m happy we went– we stayed at the SLS Las Vegas, WHICH WAS AMAZING !!! It def had a more Miami vibe than a cheezy Vegas one– smaller, not on “The Strip” and a little more sophisticated if you ask me. Their pool was incredible, decor on point, and food (Katsuya sushi, Cleo for Mediterranean, Umami Burger, Perq coffee…) choices were perfect. On the morning that we left, the counter person at the in house coffee place asked me what New York was like compared to Vegas– and I replied, “It’s a REAL city”.(lol)…because that’s the thing about LV– it just feels so artificial, so man-made, so purposeful– which, like, I get it– that’s the point– I guess I just prefer the subtlety of New York, how it feels old, and comfortable and classic and just REAL!
What do you guys think about Vegas? What do you like or dislike about it? Let me know!
I can’t believe this was the first time you went o Vegas! How fun but totally know what you mean about the cheesiness and just it being so artificial. You picked fab looks for your stay in Vegas and good job for getting in some adult time. I love those Gucci mules and such a great color to go with all of your looks. I haven’t stayed at the SLS there because we usually stay on the strip, but I definitely appreciate hotels off the strip now that I am older and have kids. Vegas is definitely a place to have a good time, but can’t stay there more than a few days. =) xoxo, Christine