Small Girl, Big Ideas

Glitz & Gold

I much prefer weekdays in Vegas, to start this off. I like small crowds and empty places. Friday was so much more crowded than Thursdays - it's crazy really the difference. We were able to walk around the hotels a bit more on Friday since my conference ended early, and we had a whole evening to waste. We wandered from our hotel, the Luxor, down to the Venetian and back, stopping along the way for drinks, stops in shops, and photos. Jason and I enjoyed ourselves a ton, stopping in at some great places, and ending the evening at the Cosmopolitan, where I had a delicious cider and bourbon drink then the most amazing pasta and pizza ever at D.O.C.G. I ate more foods with black truffles (with 3 of our 5 meals in Vegas) over those two days than I ever had before. We love them. It's becoming a problem, guys.

Gold Glitter LoafersThe Staircase at the AriaSwirly Tube!The VenetianBellagioThat's a giant bunny statuePretzels!Grichebactom at Todd English PUB

I'd like to say I don't fit in in Vegas, but honestly, no one really does. I have this image in my head that all the girls will be in high heels and tiny dresses (and indeed, the later it gets, the more there are), but in reality, there are tons of people with a variety of styles and backgrounds. Still, I thought the gold in this dress was the right amount of glitz to come along to Vegas with me. These shoes though. Ugh! I will have blisters forever from forgetting to bring my Keds!

Rhumbar Strawberry CapirinhaPopcorn and a Cat RingOh Hai.Sitting Pretty at the Venetian

jacket :: loft remixed
skies of ore dress :: anthorpologie remixed
tights :: target remixed
glitter loafers :: target remixed
necklace :: c/o turtle love co
okinawa bag : valhalla brooklyn remixed
ring :: c/o oasap
bracelet :: vintage

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45 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing the photos - was great to see a tiny bit of Vegas. :)
    x

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  2. That big bunny is a mixture between scary and awesome. This makes me want to try truffles since I've never had them before!

    xoxo Jackie

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  3. Wow I haven't been to Vegas in a looooong time, but I do remember loving the times where it was a lot more quiet. I love the dress and the pretty gold loafers. So pretty!

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  4. I really want to go to Vegas now, bit of a trip from Edinburgh though :( x

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  5. Adorable outfit! This dress is darling...
    Loved a little Vegas to brighten my day!

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  6. sucks about the blisters, but those shoes are super cute! that's what really matters, right? haha.
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  7. first photo stole my heart <3
    you look amazing <3 just like usual :) this dress is just wonderful!
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  8. These shoes are perfectly glitzy for Vegas! I love this dress, the polka dots are so wonderful. Such a lovely look! And all that food looks so tasty, it's making me hungry! I've never been to vegas but I think I'd prefer the less crowded weekdays as well, crowds annoy me
    xJennaD

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  9. I am pretty much super jealous of your shoes. And Vegas. I love that picture of your glitter shoes against that fun staircase.

    Thanks so much for sharing your Vegas adventures. Have a great time, girl!

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  10. These pictures are phenomenal!

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  11. love the dress!! i always thought the same about vegas, about the girls in small dresses and tall shoes, but it seems like there is so much other fun stuff to do there too! even if the shoes gave you blisters...at least they are cute :)

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  12. Wow! Such beautiful pictures - love the flowery/jellyfish ceiling that is cool and there is just so much colour everywhere! Love your shoes and dress combo - I agree that it is the perfect amount of glitz. I am coming to the States in the summer and visiting Vegas for a few days, so will def check out some of the places you have been :-)
    Lianne x
    Rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  13. Those pictures are so bizarre! lol. The giant bunny contrasted with those amazing stairs and the flowery roof. I've never been to Vegas but Andy went to see Cirque du Soleil so I actually imagine it as a bit of a crazy place. The first photo looks really interesting. Seems like there is way more to do than gamble!

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  14. Love the combination of color, sparkle and adorableness in these photos!! That dress is so darling =)

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  15. I stayed at The Venetian a couple of years ago and it is exquisite. Loved the shopping and elaborate artwork. Love that pic of you by the bunny. So cute! Enjoy yourself!

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  16. Even before you mentioned it, I thought the golden dots went well with the backdrop (also love the chair pose). Looks like fun and you look so lovely in that dress!

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  17. Love these, and I'm so glad you went to Vegas and now I have some places to check out since I'll be there in a couple weeks! A bourbon and cider drink sounds uhhhmazing.

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  18. That staircase is rad!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  19. Your photos look lovely!
    Sounds like an awesome trip.

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  20. I've never been to Vegas but I would love to see it one day! Sparkly shoes seem like that ideal footwear :-)

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  21. Beautiful photos! I grew up in Vegas so it has such a soft spot in my heart. When you get into the core of Vegas, it's filled with so many interesting people and things.

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  22. I love your shoes! And the picture of you sitting down is so cute.

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  23. Vacations to Vegas and black truffles...now that sounds like the life! I need to get the heck out of PA...real soon. These photos are stunning Katherine...love that last one to pieces. Of course your dress is utterly adorable too :-)

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  24. I love that dress so sparkly and fun!
    That ring is great too :)

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  25. gorgeous look! i had that same idea about vegas
    ladies in navy

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  26. That stairway is beautiful! And your shoes are so pretty!

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  27. This is making me want to take a trip there! You look so purdy :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  28. you look awesome! some glitters are definitely need for the right mood!

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  29. Vegas looks awesome. I hope to walk on the strip one day myself! Between all the mini dress people. I think you look great. And those shoes are awesome! But so stupid that they're not that comfortable. xo

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  30. My glitter loafers from Target give me blisters too! It's the worst thing ever because they're so pretty! I'm still hoping they'll get worn in enough some day...
    At least they looked super cute with your blue dress even though they hurt.

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  31. It looks like you are having a lot of fun in Vegas :D

    Those shoes look great and perfect for an evening in the oasis in the middle of the desert that is Vegas ;)

    Kisses

    Sofia G

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  32. love this, love vegas, and those shoes are adorable!

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  33. I love how pretty navy and gold look together...and those shoes are so cute! But they do look like blister-city if you were walking around in them for a while. I hate when that happens! It's worse when you think a pair of shoes will be comfy and not give you blisters, and then they do anyway.

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  34. I've never been to Las Vegas, but if there are giant rabbits hiding in greenery I'll definitely have to go! I'm glad to hear not everyone is dressed fancy at all hours. I admit I kind of feel intimidated by the constant glamour image Vegas has. Also- hooray! The "K" necklace is in this post!

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  35. drooling over all the food! love the nails and shoes :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  36. Adorable outfit, and love the sparkle shoes. Very Vegas :)

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  37. I love that dress so much! Vegas is so crazy and weird but it's absolutely true, nobody fits in!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  38. This post is a picture paradise! So many lovely pictures you've taken, Katherine! The food, the art, those incredible stairs made from cut stones... how beautiful! I just love how every picture you take tells a little story in its own.

    "small crowds and empty places..." yep, that sounds about right. I'm definitely the same way. I'd rather wake up early to go shopping than wait until the late afternoon to wander around with crowds of other people!

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  39. love the gold shoes! what a fun outfit hope you're having a good time
    xo Ilana @ http://www.student.qut.edu.au/research/research-skills-and-training

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  40. i love love that first pic of your shoes!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  41. I love the picture of you on the stairs! Gorgeous pic! Yay for conference ending early and spending more time walking around! :)

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  42. Those shoes. I want. That is all! :)

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  43. first of all I love your bag, second of all I want that sandwich.

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