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Personal Shopper: Vegas Attire for Lissa B

Lissa writes: Hi! I do so hope you can help me. I may have the opportunity to go to Vegas in a few months with two of my gorgeous fashionable girl friends. Yay! However, I have no idea what to wear. We'll be there 4-5 days in early spring. Please help me come up with a starter wardrobe for this trip that can be used in my real wardrobe in real life (slightly less glamorous than Vegas, no?). I wear a size 10 pants/dress, and I'm quite tall (5'9") but not afraid to wear towering heels. I'd like to keep total purchases under $200. This is kind of for a mini-bachelorette party, so I am looking for fun going out clothes. But what do I wear during the day? Gosh, it feels overwhelming. Thanks for your help!

Hey Lissa! Robin here. Vegas, how exciting. I'm sure you'll have a blast! As far as fashion, here's the thing about Vegas: you can wear whatever you want. Anything goes. You'll be standing in the hotel lobby fresh off the plane and there will be a woman in her late 50s wearing a Celine Dion t-shirt and a fanny pack standing 3 feet away from a barely 21 year old girl wearing stilettos and a a sheer dress...at 3pm. That being said, a here are a few recommendations:
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking during the day. Those casinos are big so they look close, but they're not
- This is the time to take a fun fashion risk. Always wanted to wear a tight, short red dress? You can pull it off in Vegas.
- Add sequins, glitz and glam wherever you can. I know you want practical, but I suggest spending a little money on something that's just fun and sparkly! Accessories are a good way to go.
- A good pair of BIG sunglasses is also a must, not only because the Vegas sun is bright, but because hangovers can be brutal :)


Day:
1. Tinley Road Sequin Pocket Tank ($24)
2. Old Navy Women's Low Rise Cuffed Denim Shorts ($25)
3. Volcom Open Bar Creedlers ($32)
4. Forever 21 F4925 Sunglasses ($6)
5. Puma Arayla Sequins ($40)
6. RSVP Boreas ($41 on sale)
7. Tinley Road Strapless Dress ($44)

Night:
8.Charlotte Russe Will You Be Mine One Shoulder Dress ($35)
9. Betsey Johnson Sequin Stretch Jersey Belt ($20 on sale)
10. Forever 21 Sequin Peep Toe Stilettos ($28)
11. The Limited Perfect Party Dress ($30)
12. Lucky Brand Canaby Street Necklace ($42)

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Lissa B

Posted on 02.17.11 at 12:59 PM

Thank you so much!! Great advice and perfect clothing picks. I appreciate it so much!

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