Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!

As I sit here typing this new post, I am completely exhausted from a weekend filled with fun, family, food, and friends (the latter including food too, sometimes. C'mon, don't act like you've never watched a movie with a tub of ice cream! Yes, I confess that the way to my heart is through my stomach). My dad and I took the day off work on Friday to surprise my mom, little sister, and family friends in Las Vegas, NV. They were scheduled to stay one night on their way back from their spring break road trip, which included sightseeing in Colorado and Arizona.

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)

All in all, I had a wonderful weekend, even though still quite exhausted and not at all looking forward to work today.

 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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Bow Tied Beauty said...

Looks like such a lovely weekend :) There are quite a few topshops in England and I always love the stuff in there :) xx

Bonnie said...

Do you have any idea how badly I want to visit Las Vegas? It looks awesome.
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Haylee said...

Ah lucky! Looks gorgeous. Haven't been to Vegas in years. Gorgeous outfit btw.



hautepinkpretty said...

You and your Dad are so cute!!! I'm from LA so I totally know what you mean, the only chances I've ever had to go to TopShop have been trips to NYC which are rare - so excited for the Vegas store!!! Xox <3

CY said...

Yes, I've been to NYC too, but in the 8 days I was there, I never got a chance to go (weird I know)! Too much to do there! Went crazy. I guess I'm going to have to get my "topshop" fix the next time I'm in Londontown. Haha. Oh, and did you hear the news about a Topshop opening up in the Grove next year?! I can't wait!

Ana L. said...

Really fab! Wish I could go to Vegas RIGHT NOW, dude!


Joy said...

You look like you had so much fun in your pics. You & your dad are so funny. I didn't even know there was Topshop in Vegas. I wish I had looked for it the last time I was there. I keep hearing so much about Topshop, and since I also live in California, I have yet to step inside one.

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Laura said...

Well, this is what I call an inspiring, creative post! Love all the shots, the one of the Louis Vuitton store is so glamorous! You also have a great sense of style, you look dazzling in that black dress! I've been to Vegas last year and had an amazing time over there! Hope you enjoyed your trip as much as I did! Keep going, your blog is awesome! Feel free to check out mine ;) xoxo from New York City

Mel said...

The giraffe and alligator rings are really awesome!! VEGASSSSS :)

Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment! :)
Vegas sounds soo good & you're looking adorable in your outfit! x

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Stefania B. said...

wow las vegas is wonderful, and top shop amazing. love all the photos.

Joana said...

I love Topshop, it's one of my favourite stores. It's sad that they still haven't opened one in my country though. For some reason, I can't imagine a Topshop in Las Vegas, but I guess my impression of LV is too limited as I've never been there.

Looks like you got some really cool stuff! :)

xo Joana

Lise X said...

I don't know where to start :) First of all Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Like you said i saw 'The Beanie Baby Hunger Games' and indeed it's so funny! I didn't read the books but i liked to read them.
The Steve Madden pumps for only $25? You're lucky person ;)
And the trip to Las Vegas? I would love to do that! Normaly i don't read all what the people say, but with you i did read all off it. I like the photos with your dad ;) And the jewelry too. Keep on writing and i follow you :)

Lise X

MsBeautyGEEK said...

that ring is HARD! looks like you had an awesome time. great finds as well =]

Sita said...

Amazing pictures! the pictures of you and your dad are especially cute. you look like you had a blast in las vegas. I love topshop! and i would love to visit to Las Vegas!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm now following you on bloglovin to :)

Sita xx

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SideSmile Style said...

thanks for stopping by my blog : ) That trip to vegas looks so fun! I've never been but I would love to go! Just started following on GFC!

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Allison said...

Love your amazing photographs!! I hope you had a great time in Las Vegas!


Kimy Lemus said...

love your sunglasses! You had some fun? :P

Jackie said...

I still have yet to step foot in top shop in vegas. Just looking at your pictures is making me totally jealous. You did score yourself some goodies! And yes the west coast is the best coast ;)


Suzie Q said...

Those are some awesome accessories! Love your outfit with the simple chic black with awesome tights.

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Paris said...

I am SO jealous you went to Vegas!! Your F21 dress is fabulous and so is that gator ring!
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Stephanie Lin said...

What fabulous accessories!

t said...

Cool tights!

Simona said...

Great photos darling!:)

Victoria said...

I love the jewellery.. so many amazing pieces!

- Victoria

Alba said...

Hi! The tights are from primark. You are so gorgeous.


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Wow !! I absolutely love your blog ! And your so gorgeous !!

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Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

This post just got me so stoked because I'm hoping on a flight to Vegas in the morning! YAY!!! Looks like you hit the fabulous shopping spots!


Giovanna said...

Fun photos! Love your tights and sunnies!

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Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

GREAT photos, girl! I'm new here and I LOVE the look and feel of your site so far! Off to check out some more posts. Have a wonderful week! xo

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your Vegas pics are amazing.... I love that place (and TopShop!)

Marie Martell said...

Happy you had a nice trip!! Great photos!

DEMI said...

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lisa signorini said...

wow! amazing!
love it!

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have a great Sunday!

Annie said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! Love the outfit...the leather skirt looks fabulous :)

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BlondeFashiontale said...

Wauw it looks like alot of fun, and topshop.. I loveee it :)


Izzy said...

aww so cute the way you and your dad did the surprise trip! :D the photobooth pics are so adorable too. and you're lucky you even got to physically walk into a Topshop store, we don't have one over here! :P I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend :)

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