Thursday, June 28, 2012

Poor yet rich in Stories

 I'm back, back, back with stories to tell and far less money in my back account. This not due to giving all my money to the House while we were there (we actually didn't gamble once) but rather the fact that Vegas is so absurdly expensive I could cry. Everything is about 60% more costly than market price. I have been to Vegas many, many times before but it has always been with "parental types" somewhere in the wings who help to cushion the cost either by meeting up to buy us meals or paying for airfare and hotel. But this trip was all on me; every nickle and dime, and geez louise that is an expensive muthaeffin' place. 

So now home again, home again (jiggedy-jig) and a bit broker but rich in funny stories (not all shareable of course), I'm ready to dive right back into blogging and share my trip with you all. But due to my ability to take pictures of everything I see with the same consistency of blinking; I'm planning on breaking it down into a few themed posts rather than one where you're drowning in photos and can't find a life preserver.
It's so much fun being a girl. Getting ready on Saturday night.
Eat. Drink. Dance. Sleep. Pool - repeat.
Haha, he just goes soooo well with the Bellagio backdrop- wouldn't you say? As I always say when I see people like this- 'at one point, that person was a baby'. To which everyone I know rolls their eyes.
Getting ready Sunday night. We all decided the music/drinks/getting ready time in the hotel was maybe our fave part.
Looking out onto the beautiful Bellagio watershow.
Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999.
105 degrees and a pool - please reserve me a spot for life.

 So for now, the little preview above will have to suffice.

I will say one thing: Bottle Service is amazing.
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31 comments:

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Doesn't it suck when you are the 'adult' on the trip? Haha. It looks like you had a fabulous time (I am referencing your IG pics too). Can't wait to see your recap and read your stories. I can only imagine...

rinniez said...

I really love love love love the coral dress! I want to fly over and steal it off you haha.
Glad you had a blast, isn't getting ready with girlfriends just the best!?! And the gold on your swimmers - love! Ive never been game enough for a white swimsuit!
Cant wait to see more.
:)
xx

Kate Sparkles said...

It's funny that you find Vegas expensive, compared to a vacation anywhere in Australia (where a dodgy motel in a country town is $160 a night) Vegas is ridiculously cheap.. it's all relative I guess but it's always interesting to get another perspective.

You look like you had great trip.. I always think of 'those people' as infants etc. I always wonder how you go from being a toddler hiding behind your mama's skirt to dressing in skanky-drag and walking down the main street on a Sunday morning asking for tips..

Can't wait to read about the rest of your trip!!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

My first time w/o parents in Vegas, stayed for three days, had $500, came home with I think $8...All the money was spent on food/drinks, didn't even shop, which pissed me off...Oh & also the damn coin machines.

In love with your coral dress, its lace & peplum, pretty! Looking smoking hot in the last photo...


I so wanna go to Vegas now, gotta make this happen!!!

How was Zara?

Vivek Nanda said...

Wow..you sure had fun girl :)

All pictures are awesome..pretty much telling the story of your Vegas trip..Bellagio is certainly a place to stay in Vegas, m sure you had a gr8 stay there!!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Looks like you had a good time.

Xo Megan

Erika said...

Hooray, you're back! I have never been to Vegas before, but for some reason I always thought it was a cheap place to visit. After reading this...obvy I was wrong. Though it does sound like it is a location full of adventure.

P.S. Can I just say that your coral dress (with the peplum!) is exquisite on you?! It makes you look so tan; and I am simply in love with the color! :)

Jax said...

Girl, you guys look fabulous!!!! Is Vegas really that expensive? I wonder how much more expensive it is compared to NY. That's good to know for when I finally get my little butt over there! lol You didn't gamble once? Good for you! Show your self control ;)

Jax said...

Girl, you guys look fabulous!!!! Is Vegas really that expensive? I wonder how much more expensive it is compared to NY. That's good to know for when I finally get my little butt over there! lol You didn't gamble once? Good for you! Show your self control ;)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

What? You don't want to drown everyone in words all at once like I did? :) I would have to agree that nightly prep is one of the best parts of the trip. We did that in Hawaii; we'd all get ready and then meet up for a bottle of wine on the balcony before ever heading out to dinner. So glad you had a great time, but seeing the money go so fast does kinda suck. But the memories are SO worth it! Can't wait to hear more about this trip!!

Pat Hatt said...

Didn't gamble even once? Not even to pull a slot machine lever? Wow, now that is self control, at least with the gambling haha And towel man surely goes with the backdrop, hmm well maybe sorta.

Tina said...

oh i could cry looking at these pictures!! i LOVE vegas and wanna go back sooo bad!! i wanna be you in these pics! [great pics by the way - maybe the best looking pics ive ever seen on ur site! the photography class worked for you BIG time!! :) ]so yay! get on the vegas posts!! i cant wait to see ur trip!!

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

LOVE that dress! The coral peplum looks gorgeous on you!
It's so true, the getting-ready-with-the-girls-and-music-is-blastin' part is always the most fun!
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Jessica Wray said...

I love the vegas, it's a bummer it's so expensive. the dress you're in the first pic... darling.

drollgirl said...

you look gorgeous! and happy! and like you had so much fun! and it is a good thing you didn't gamble, as odds are you would be a LOT poorer now if you did!!!

p.s. you always leave the best comments. thank you so much -- i really appreciate it. :)

Panty Buns said...

I ADORE the pink peplum blouse and skirt you're
wearing in that first photo with a caption that
also makes me envious: "It's so much fun being a girl. Getting
ready on Saturday night."
I'd thought of going to Las Vegas
sometime. At least I'm forewarned now about the
prices and won't be as shocked if I ever do make the trip.
The photos are so pretty. I'm not a gambler
and have never been there but the photos I've
seen are so pretty and of course I dreamt of being a star
(I'm imagining your readers giggling at that one). Love all of
your self -taken pics - of your outfit, the view, the legs, the
makeup and in the pool. I'm guessing that 105 degrees was a
dry heat except for the pool. Glad it's not that hot here
because it's humid. What a tease about having funny
but un-shareable stories : )

Islandia Lane said...

LOVE Vegas! So glad you had such a great time!! It's been too long since I've made a trip over and your pics remind me it's time!

clarabelleblog.com said...

Omg this trip looks AMAZE! What gorgeous, fresh photo too!!
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mirmirfosho said...

why is my resting face so angry looking?? haha. you look so pretty in that pool pic. sexy ladddddddy! thank god it was sunny here yesterday or i might have had to cap someone, i miss the vegas heat!! and fighting you for bed space....

browneyedgirl said...

oh vegas! i shall be there again in september!

LadyBugSays ... said...

Looks like you had a truly amazing time!

Bonnie said...

VEGAS, BABY. I want to visit so badly. I feel like my strong personality belongs there.

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Adam said...

Well at least you had a fun time

Sienna said...

looks like such a fun trip!

femmefrugality said...

Welcome back! The title is so apt...and I think as human beings we're happiest when we spend money on experiences as opposed to things. I'm so glad you had such a great time!

Daisy Cats said...

great photos! and thanks for your comment on my blog :)
xx, Daisy Cats

DOWNTOWNCHICAGOBARBIE said...

Vegas is ridiculously expensive and overprice. I personally didn't enjoy myself when I was there. I was with the wrong person. Next time I go I want to go with my boyfriend.

A.Co said...

WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK! WELCOME BACK!

I haven't been to Vegas so to hear it's uber expensive is kind of news to me... some of my girlfriends are talking about planning a trip next year, so, I better save a lil' more ;)

Looks like you had a GREAT time, so far. Can't wait for more pictures!!

And agreed, being a girl IS fun (most times) and getting ready with friends is always enjoyable!!

PS - I la la loooove your comment on my Thrifting Haul video!! You're SO SWEET C!!!!!! Can we be friends IRL? LOL.

Lexi said...

I love getting ready for a girls night! Looks like fun!
♡ Lexi
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Bravoe Runway said...

I am SO jealous! I cannot believe the trip has taken place and you are back to tell us all about it! Last time I went to Vegas was 3 years ago, I stayed at Caeser's palace. It was so much fun and just like you said, it is $$$. Looks like everyone had an awesome time!

Elle Sees said...

shadow at the pool...we're obviously related somewhere!