Without telling anyone, we jumped in the car, drove to Las Vegas, and arrived at around 5 p.m. on Friday. Through some clever texting (and maybe a few white lies), we found out they wouldn't be arriving until 7 p.m., so when my dad asked what I'd like to do in the meantime, I pounced on the opportunity to visit Topshop. I know, some of you might be thinking, "Topshop? What's so special about that?" You have no idea. The closest Topshop location to California aka the West Coast (*cough* best coast *cough*) is the newest store located in the Fashion Show mall on the strip! It has only been open a little over a month, so I was anxious to visit this trendy UK-based fashion label, an accessible brand worn by celebrities like Alexa Chung, Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Olsen, Pippa Middleton, etc. Hyped by everyone I know, I finally realized why girls have called this store, "life-changing," and have attempted to hide in the photo booth post-closing hours. Okay, I kid, I kid!
Call me a romantic, but it was love at first sight. Sequined tribal shorts, glitzy mini-dresses and metallic, supple leather jackets (Las Vegas special edition), gorgeous heels for both work and play, refreshing purses, and last, but not least, the fun and quirky jewelry. Gahhhh! If I had not received a text from my mother that they had arrived early, meaning I could not try anything on and just sprint to the checkout counter, I would have spent way more than my modest $100 purchase. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise. I'll never know. Everything in that shop had a strange, euphoric effect on my eyes. I found it annoying to blink. Le sigh. Until next time, Topshop! Here are some of my memories of a Californian's 1st steps in Topshop.
So our surprise turned out pretty well. My dad and I were just almost just as surprised when we saw my mom. We were running towards the lobby of the hotel and there they were, just standing by the door we just bursted through. We ended up parking in the same area (without knowing it) and came in through the same entrance into the hotel. What a coincidence! My mother and sister were speechless when they saw us and it was our family friend who actually called out my name. Definitely a fun way to begin the weekend. We all ate a lot and shopped a little (to my standards), and had a good time with great company. Here is a quick set of photos my little sister helped me take on Saturday.
Clothing: Black dress- F21 (on sale for $16)
Accessories: Gold watch- Disney, Belt & Patterned Leggings- F21, Swarovski crystal bracelet- Barbie (Barbie Exhibition @ Times Square, Hong Kong), Geometric earrings- Lo Wu Commercial Center (China), Stacked bracelets- Target & Cotton On, Sunglasses- local boutique, Satchel- Fendi Chef- Ombra (Chef- Boston Zucca similar)
Shoes: Platform sandals- Olsenboye (featured in this post)
Have you ever been to Topshop? What did you think of it? How about Las Vegas? Have you ever taken a spontaneous trip to surprise someone?
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