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I adore Las Vegas. From the crazy desert heat, the annoying street peddlers (seriously, do I look like I want a flyer about naked ladies?) and the aggressive air-conditioning; to the amazing food, the unique people-watching, and the amazing food (again), I am 100% on-board with driving to Vegas for a random weekend!

We arrived Friday afternoon, checked into our room at the Flamingo, and headed off to a happy hour crawl!

[t-shirt, coated denim shorts: Forever 21; wedges: TOMS; jewelery: BaubleBar, Nixon, Gorjana, Stella & Dot, T+J Designs]

I spotted this tiger shirt at the mall, and immediately cracked up. It got me a lot of attention, but my favorite comment was from a little kid who grabbed his mom’s hand, and said “Look, a tiger!” I enjoy observant children, apparently. FYI these wedges are incredibly comfortable. We walked and walked and walked and WALKED, and not once did my feet hurt. I may buy them in every color.

We had drinks/appetizers at Michael Mina’s American Fish, where we split small plates of tuna tartare on crispy sushi rice cakes, the lobster roll, the crab cake, and the mac and cheese; and then at Nob Hill Tavern, where I discovered gin is not my friend. See my Yelp review for the saga, as well as a heartwarming tale of what good can come when you hire nice bartenders.

Here’s a montage, because I like those, too!

[purse: H&M]

The top photo on the right hand side is from our late-night happy hour/dessert-fest at Max Brenner. We had the corn croquettes, the tempura bananas with toffee and chocolate fondue, and I had an Americano with a peanut butter liqueur. My friend had some sort of cake-flavored martini, which was also crazy good.

Saturday was pool time, and then a spin through the Cosmopolitan hotel (which is also where we had our last meal before leaving. We also had a fancy dinner at Sage at the Aria on Saturday night. If you can get there before they realize that their tasting menu portions are far too generous, GO! I also befriended a man who ordered a $100 pour of whiskey. I semi-recall telling him to “ball so hard” I believe. Guess their cocktails are stronger than I thought!

[gelato x 9]

Sunday’s brunch was at the Wicked Spoon. The brunch buffet is only $29, and for an extra $8, it comes with all the champagne, bloody marys, or mimosas you can drink! As we were on our way out of town, I didn’t partake, but that’s a pretty sweet deal! Pro tip: get there before 11:00 if you want quick seating (and if you also want to taunt the 500 people standing in line to get in at that time), and make sure you try the gelato bar! My favorites were the salted peanut (top middle), the mango (bottom right) and I will say the Thai tea (bottom left) tasted exactly like a frozen Thai iced tea.

[fatman from above]

In a stroke of genius, I took today off from work. I spent the morning resting, re-earning the trust of the cats who thought I’d abandoned them, and trying to get the last remnants of smoke out of my hair. I also took advantage of having a Monday off by hitting up the mall for some fall fashion! I’ll show you my purchases in my next post.

Viva Las Vegas! And Viva Sleeping In,

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I’m dying over this J.Crew blouse in the Snowcat print, but I just can’t bring myself to spend a ton of money on clothes right now, so imagine my delight when I found something similar at Forever 21!

[blouse: Forever 21 (similar here); pants: J.Crew; heels: BCBG; watch: Nixon; lips: Face Stockholm ‘Chili Flake’]

Happy Monday!

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My lovely friends got married this weekend. The ceremony was short, sweet, and to-the-point. And the bride baked her own wedding cake! How amazing is that? The invite said “cocktail, or dressy summer” and I was happy to finally have an excuse to wear this floral gown from BCBG.

[dress: BCBG; sunnies: Kate Spade; wedges: Toms; watch: Nixon; jewels: T+J Designs and Stella & Dot; lips: MAC – Impassioned]

Happy Monday!

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some from the weekend

I feel like all I do is whine about how hot it is, but that is false; I also obsessively instagram everything! Here are some of my favorite shots from the weekend.

[new hair – ombre]

[enjoying the view at Torrey Pines State Park after a morning hike]

[trying to keep cool with Violet]

[trying out some red lips – Make Up For Ever #40 (similar) and #8 lip pencil]

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Stating the obvious: it’s HOT outside.

[top: H&M (recent); pants: Banana Republic Factory; shoes: J.Crew (sold out, but love these!); lips: Face Stockholm ‘Chili Flake’ (buy it here)]

Here’s a close up of my accessories. I love delicate rings and a chunky gold watch. Please also excuse my pained expression. I managed to hurt my neck/back this weekend, and wound up at my first-ever chiropractic adjustment appointment today. It was nice, but I’m still a little sore!

[watch: Nixon; ring: Mimi & Red; bow ring/star ring/etched bangle/iPhone topper: t+j designs; renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot]

How fun is that rhinestone bow? It’s like fabulous little hat for my phone 🙂

Stay cool, everyone!

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My shopping hiatus is over, and I couldn’t be more glad!

[‘Keeper” top/shorts: J.Crew (shorts gifted); bag: H&M; lips: Face Stockholm for J.Crew ‘Chili Flake‘]

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