Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My friend, Vegas.

There are two well known facts about my life. First, I am dating my absolute best friend. Seriously. He is marvelous. Second, I go to Las Vegas a LOT. I’m not sure how it happens; I just end up there at least once a quarter. Sometimes twice. I am a Vegas addict. Nothing brings me more joy than 100+ degree temperatures, penny slots, dance clubs, and massive margaritas. And of course… the pinnacle of the experience- more shopping than even I could handle. I love (almost) everything about Vegas, and always squirrel away enough money for a few new outfits while I’m there.
One of the best things about Vegas shopping is that a lot of the larger stores, like Saks and Nordstrom’s, get a ton of sale items shipped there from all other locations across the country. This means more selection for me. So imagine my reaction when Brett called me on my lunch break to tell me we were heading to the V at the end of June. One half of me was THRILLED: Bellagio pool, delicious meals, and sundresses! The other half? OH MYLANTA I CAN’T GO SHOPPING. What on earth would I do in the Fashion Show Mall without being able to shop? Sit in the food court with a Hot Dog on a Stick?? I could feel the end of my blog nearing, as it would be far too tragic to get on the plane home without any new clothes.

Then, the absolute LOVE of my life said… “Aren’t you excited?? You can pick out your birthday outfit from Saks!” HEAVEN. Needless to say, I packed my bags 2 weeks early and plopped down on our front porch waiting to go to the airport. We had a lovely trip, saving shopping for last. The big day came, and of course Brett wanted to make me wait even longer for my gift. We looked through the men’s section... and the men’s sale section... and the men’s shoe section... And finally: MY section. With the BIGGEST Saks sale I’ve ever seen. I tried on a million things before deciding on some really cute J Brand grey skinnies. I have never been one for grey denim, but considering it goes with pretty much anything it was a logical choice- particularly because I need those babies to last through three more seasons. Then, I got the most magnificent, gorgeous, AMAZING La Rok top (pictured at the bottom of the blog). There are no words. If I could wear it every day, I would… But I want it to last my entire life so I try to limit even looking at it. The floral print, the beading, the ruffles… I adore it. AND the best part? I didn’t break my blog. I didn’t shop. I didn’t spend money. I let an amazing someone buy me a birthday gift. For the rest of the day, I literally SKIPPED around LV with my shopping bag in hand. I can’t even describe the excitement to know that while I hadn’t technically “shopped”… I had something NEW and BEAUTIFUL. I was so thrilled it was almost pathetic, and I felt awkward… but then I went on living my life- with my NEW beautiful clothes.

THANKS Brett :-)

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