The first time I vacationed in Vegas was for a Family Reunion in 2006.  Luckily, when I went back  in 2016 for my College best friend's wedding, I knew exactly what to pack.  Vegas is very glamorous, so I threw everything I owned (with sequins) into a suitcase and flew out, the day of the wedding.  Sparkly bikinis, super high heels, statement jewelry and of course, a gown to turn all my old College exes head's.

I always like to dress respectful for weddings.  No white, no flip flops.  An evening Vegas wedding...  That required a floor-length gown.  I felt like everything was so prom-y when I went shopping the week before my trip.  With little shopping luck on my own,  I called a friend, asking where she shops for her formal pieces and she suggested David's Bridal.  I guess I hadn't realized that they carry a huge line of dresses designed for "going to weddings", as well as bridal.  I grabbed several options and found a backless floor length piece that had sheer cut-outs at the waist.  It was perfect.  I layered a Mirina Statement Necklace over it and threw on heels.  The look was perfection and I danced all night.

The next morning, I was exhausted.  But, Vegas never sleeps so I did very little of it.  I kicked myself in the butt and hit the strip.  Man, has it changed since 2006.  I remember dangerously running across the main drag, while cars flew by.  Now, they have overpasses everywhere, so it's much safer to walk from casinos to shopping to lunch.  With all the walking, I was really happy I wore my black skinnies and sneakers.  I was able to hit every place I wanted to.  I found Elvis, rode the massive ferris wheel, saw Celebrities, went to Old Vegas for the first time and even walked down the street with a huge frozen margarita (something you can't do in most vacation spots).

Definitely make a visit, there are some great hotel and airfare deals for Las Vegas.  Pack comfortable clothes for daytime, glamorous clothes for evening and check out for a huge list of all the amazing things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Chelsea K. RayComment