Mackenzie wrote: "I am going to Las Vegas next week to celebrate my 21st birthday! I am desperate for good accessory ideas! I have a hot pink strapless dress and a one shoulder black sequin dress that I am wearing...any ideas? HELP!"
Hi Mackenzie! Rather than show you a gigantic collage of all things shiny, sparkly, and otherwise Vegas-y, I sorted my favorites into themes based on some Vegas landmarks. The first two are meant for your black dress, and the third and fourth for your pink dress, but for the most part I'd say you could easily mix and match things from each look. Ready? Let's go!
1. Caesar's Palace: The starting point for this look is the Embellished Maze Clutch ($28) which reminds me of Roman patterns (and a little bit of Nomi Malone's affection for Versace, but don't let that stop you). To add a pop of color to your feet, try the Michael Antonio Women's Loveme-Met Pump ($49) in turquoise. They're available in silver if that's too much, but this is Vegas! Since the shoes and bag are so bold, go with simpler jewelry - something along the lines of this Feathered Chain Necklace ($7) and a black cocktail ring like the Ted Baker Silver And Black Diamond Double Jewel Ring ($75).
2. The Mirage: Sure, Siegfried and Roy had tigers, but Vegas is still a perfectly acceptable place to wear Keilah's Fine Silver Leopard Stud Earrings ($20). Add a Spiked & Pearlescent Necklace ($10) on top of Unlisted Sequin Peep Toe Pumps ($38) and the aptly named Riley Rockstar Clutch ($34 on sale) and you're good to go! Except for one thing - Found of You is really gunning for you to sport this Rhinestone Lady Walking Cane ($53) in addition to your other sparkly accessories.
3. The Flamingo: The Leatherette Chevron Clutch ($14) might be a little summery, but it reminded me too much of the bright lights of the Flamingo Casino to not include. Amp up that vintage Vegas look with a pair of oversized sunglasses ($6) and the House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Necklace ($63). Oh, and a pair of glittery gold pumps by Chinese Laundry ($70), natch. (Psst, they're 25% off with coupon code HOLIDAY25 if you order them today).
4. The Wedding Chapel: Although this last look is inspired by all of the wedding chapels in Las Vegas (at least the ones where Elvis can marry you), I'm not endorsing you making any rash life decisions during your stay in the desert. The Betsey Johnson Rose Petal Illusion Necklace ($55), Romantic Soles Grace Booties ($48 on sale), and Lora's Jet Black Crystal Ball Stud Earrings ($18) are a little bit romantic, a little bit rock 'n' roll - and the Noel Snake Skin Clutch ($41 on sale) is a nod to Elvis (via Nicolas Cage, at least). Oh yeah, and there's a walking cane for that too.
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Mitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.
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